Peyton Brandt, SPT
Indiana University | DPT Class of 2022
School of Health and Human Sciences
Go Baby Go at IU Vice President
I am currently a third year Physical Therapy student at IU – Indy and have been a certified ACSM Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist for almost 5 years. I enjoy spending my free time outside hiking and exploring as well as in the gym. My passion is working with children with special needs and motor disabilities, and I hope to work in the Pediatric PT realm after graduation! I am looking forward to working and training with you all!
Favorite Exercises: Deadlift, Squat
Favorite Cheat Meal: Hibachi
Hobbies: traveling, anything active/outdoors, reading, hanging with friends and family
“Don’t whine. Don’t complain. Don’t make excuses.” - John Wooden
“The journey is greater than the inn.”- Cervantes
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”- John Wooden
“A life not lived for others is not a life.”- Mother Teresa
“One moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.”- Louis Zamperini
“They Call Me Coach”- John Wooden with Jack Tobin
“Everybody Always”- Bob Goff
“Relentless”- Tim S. Grover
“Outliers”- Malcolm Gladwell
Background: Health and fitness has been a passion of mine for many years. Although I played multiple sports growing up, softball (pitching) is my first love and took precedence throughout high school and college. I taught a lot of spin throughout high school, college, and post grad, and while I love the atmosphere and camaraderie of group fitness, the relationship and rapport built with one-on-one clients is something I highly value. I work with all age groups of varying fitness levels and always look forward to the challenge those differences bring. Although I’m partial to cardio based workouts (i.e. HIIT, circuit training, spin), after years of weightlifting as an athlete I am confident in both.
Main Goal as a Trainer: My main goal is to help you achieve your personal goal(s) while providing you all the necessary information to do so. From programming to nutrition, I want all clients to feel fully confident in their knowledge and ability to reach their goals. Whether that goal be weight loss, gaining muscle mass, or simply obtaining an overall healthier lifestyle, it is my aim to ensure you fully understand and trust the process. Your success is my main goal!
Favorite exercise: all the major lifts (squats, deadlifts, & bench press)
Favorite cheat meal: pizza and donuts
Favorite hobbies: working out, cooking, reading, learning anything new, selling mowers :) #mollysmowers
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Favorite Exercise: Rope Slams
Favorite Cheat Meal: Potato skins and wings from Ale Emporium
Hobbies: Hanging out with my daughters, lake weekends, podcasts, true crime shows
Quote: “If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If its not, you'll find an excuse”
Main Goal as a Team Member: My main goal is to help others choose themselves and begin their lifestyle change. I focus on relationships and fostering those connections that ultimately lead to success for our team and clients.
Krista Hoose is a Butler University graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She is an ACE-certified personal trainer and fitness and nutrition writer. Krista’s niche is sports performance, as she is a 3:38 marathoner and has represented Indiana in the USTA NTRP National Championships tennis tournament in both singles and doubles.
Krista’s goal as a trainer is to help others develop healthy lifestyle habits that will reduce medication utilization for metabolic diseases due to inactivity and nutritional choices. She believes that medication alone is not always the answer and that many ailments may improve by making healthy choices. She is very passionate about helping others incorporate purposeful physical activity into daily life, especially during the pandemic. “Exercise impacts every aspect of well-being, including immunity. Even those who do not feel comfortable working out inside a gym can still get a quality workout at home with a personal trainer!”
Favorite Exercise: Full Frontals (Shoulders)
Favorite Cheat Meal: Chips and Queso
Hobbies: Fetch with my dog (Mary), listening to music (except Country), working out, and being with friends
Quotes: “Every man at some point in his life is going to lose a battle. He’s going to fight and he’s going to lose. But what makes him a man, is that in the midst of that battle he does not lose himself.” – Coach Eric Taylor
“There are three things, to my account, that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.” – Matthew McConaughey
My Main Goal as a Trainer: To help my clients achieve the perception of themselves that they have in their minds. But, along the way help them realize that the struggle to get there is the best part. I want to be there with my clients step by step coaching and training them on their way to success. I am an open book and want to be able to help my clients in every way possible.
Niche as a Trainer: My niche as a trainer is to help people realize that working out can be and is fun! I understand that for most people working out seems like a chore. I am lucky enough to enjoy what I do not only as a profession but as a hobby every single day. However, I know that for a lot of people out there that is not the case. I aim to help everyone find what part of working out is the thing they enjoy the most. For some, that may be cardio, for others that could be strength training. Regardless, I will be by you side helping you discover what that may be.
Personal Goals: As someone who has not been the biggest or baddest person in the room, I am always striving to improve myself and hit my goals. I practice what I preach and what I practice is never ending. I am always looking to expand my knowledge in the field and to teach what I have learned along the way.
Education: Graduated from Xavier University in 2015 with a degree in Psychology.
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Favorite Exercise: Bulgarian Split Squat
Favorite Cheat Meal: Breakfast (Pancakes, French Toast, Biscuits and Gravy), Italian Food (pizza, pasta)
Hobbies: Walking my dog, trying out new food places, hiking, hanging out friends and family, working out, traveling
Quote: “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.” – Unknown
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt”
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins”
Main Goal as a Trainer: To help my clients see their full potential and realize they are stronger than they think they are, I want them to be proud of themselves. And I want to leave each person better than they came whether it is helping them lose weight, gain muscle, or just to overall feel better about who they are! Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves.
Niche as a trainer: My niche as a trainer is that I am patient and understanding. I have had lots of struggles myself that clients can relate to and connect with. I understand how hard the process can be and it has given me the tools to help all of my clients whether it be weight loss, weight gain, or building muscle etc. I have done all of the above
Personal Goals: My Personal goals include furthering my education through certifications, different courses, and conferences. I would also like to continue to travel to places I have never been to as well as own my own business one day!
Education: ACE Certified Personal Trainer