UCI Campus Recreation - Personal Trainer Ben Ernst


California State University, Long Beach
B.S. Kinesiology, Exercise Science
Pursuing Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree


Red Cross CPR & AED Certified


Anthony has three years of experience as a physical therapist aide where he acquired valuable knowledge in corrective/ rehabilitative exercise. Anthony has helped populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Anthony also has experience helping improve performance for athletes in sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football and tennis.


Anthony’s ultimate goal is to become a Physical therapist, and is very passionate about educating clients on how to move both effectively and efficiently. When he isn’t working, he is constantly challenging himself with new exercise programs to achieve new levels of fitness. Anthony loves playing basketball and regularly participates in adult leagues with friends.


Anthony believes that in order to achieve success in any aspect of life you must be determined. Success doesn’t always come easy, we all fail at some point in our lives but the most important thing is how we learn from our experiences. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying” –Michael Jordan

Our trainers are certified by nationally recognized programs such as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and set the standard in the fitness industry for their knowledge and education.

To better serve you, we select trainers with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to provide you the opportunity of finding a trainer that best fits your needs and availability
    •   Mark Adkins
    •   LaVonne Beacom
    •   Levan Dolidze
    •   Janina Emery
    •   Michele Goodman
    •   Alana Hodge
    •   Matthew Kendrick
    •   Haylesh Patel
    •   Anthony Portillo
    •   Carolyn Reynolds
    •   Yvony Richards
    •   Merritt Robinson
    •   Hannah Segal
    •   Byron Spain
    •   Zurich Solomon
    •   Araceli Velasco
    •   Nesve Yaylar
Please fill out our Personal Training Online Inquiry form to get started or for more information, please contact Courtney Burkes.