Personal Trainers

Meet Mandy

Mandy has been a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer for over 20 years. Her passion and hobby of fitness became her profession as she transitioned from a degree in a clinical setting to her home here at Mercy Fitness Center. She has been with Mercy for 24 years.

Mandy is the center’s group fitness coordinator and puts together fitness classes. She is certified to teach everything from yoga to cycling to kickboxing.

She teaches the 5:30 a.m. classes. If you are an early bird and want a high-intensity workout to start your day you can catch her classes weekdays. Mondays and Wednesdays focus on total body strength training, Tuesdays is kickboxing, and Thursdays and Fridays involve high-intensity interval training.

Mandy is also passionate about individual training and designing workouts to help meet personal fitness goals. She enjoys meeting with members one on one to help work through fitness challenges, whether it be weight loss or injury. Personal training is extremely rewarding to her because she develops relationships with members and gets to personally see their progress.

She previously served as the director of the Fort Smith Road Runners, now known as WAR (Western Arkansas Roadrunners). She is the race director for the Mercy Thanksgiving Day Turkey Run, which brings together over 500 runners and raises money each year to put back into the Fort Smith community.

Meet Baile

Baile has been a personal trainer since 2013 and has been at Mercy Fitness Center since 2018. He teaches the Lunch Crunch class. He has a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology, is a certified exercise physiologist and is American College of Sport Medicine affiliated. He has experience in various areas of fitness such as strongman, Olympic lifting, powerlifting and is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer.

Baile loves to see improvements, whether big or small, with his clients that result in an improved life or enhanced results. His clients range from children to seniors and from those who are sedentary to elite athletes. He has an extensive background in physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as athletic performance through university training programs.

As the membership coordinator, he attends many events in the community to promote the Mercy Fitness Center and a healthy lifestyle.

Meet Tyrell

Tyrell is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor who teaches several classes at the fitness center. He is a certified as a group personal training specialist and a corrective exercise specialist.

He has been in the fitness profession for more than 10 years while training all levels from young athletes to senior citizens. Besides helping change lives of others through health and fitness, he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities.

Meet Deanna

Deanna joined the Mercy Fitness Center team in 2019 as a National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer after graduating with her Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Keiser University. She also is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer.

She teaches Lunch Crunch at noon Fridays. Lunch Crunch is a quick, high-intensity workout that you can fit into your lunch hour.

Deanna enjoys personal training and getting to help members reach their goals with specifically designed workouts. She enjoys seeing members make progress with weight loss, toning, muscle building or injury recovery. Her experience in physical therapy enables her to work with children to senior citizens and all experience levels.

Gena Sims

Gena specializes in medical massage therapy using myofascial release, trigger point and neuromuscular techniques. She also teaches yoga, high-intensity interval training, Pilates and cycling classes.

Her clients range from beginners to advance fitness enthusiasts. She has been with Mercy for eight years and in the fitness industry for over 25 years. Injury prevention and rehab are her specialties.

The Mercy Fitness Center on Dallas Street in Fort Smith, AR is a 36,000 square foot gym serving the community seven days per week. For membership information, please call us at (479) 314-7400.