Meet The Trainers
Earth Treks Columbia Personal Trainers
Quentin Cornelius - Fitness Program Manager
Quentin is a Certified Personal Trainer through ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), and he is working towards earning his certification in Fitness Nutrition. After playing lacrosse and rugby, he was eventually introduced to rock climbing. Three years have passed since starting to climb, and it has become his favorite sport. Whether working on a single pitch sport route, multi-pitch trad route or a five-move boulder problem, Quentin is addicted to climbing. In regards to his philosophy on training, he believes that functionality is just as important as strength. Because of his lifelong love of sports, he incorporates exercises that focus on mobility, power, speed, and strength. Quentin loves staying up-to-date on the latest exercise and nutrition research, articles, and podcasts, and he enjoys learning the reasoning behind fitness-related principles and ideas. Finding as many ways to modify and incorporate traditional strength building programs into climbing training has become a hobby for him. By continually developing his understanding of the human body, he hopes to push his clients climbing ability to new heights.
Crystal Danielle D'Amore - Personal Trainer
Crystal is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, is currently pursuing a certification in fitness nutrition and has worked in the fitness/rehab industry for 10+ years. Her passion for holistic, healthy living has allowed her to coach clients of all abilities and she firmly believes that mastering a healthy lifestyle doesn't require a massive overhaul of your life, just patience and determination. Crystal has been a competitive volleyball player and avid hiker most of her life and has recently found a new love of climbing. Although she is new to the climbing world, she loves to build fun, functional and performance driven fitness programs that fit each of her clients' individual needs to help them attain their climbing and fitness goals.
Won Hill - Lead Fitness Instructor | Personal Trainer
Won is a Certified Personal Trainer with over 10 years of training experience. His passion for helping others reach their full potential has allowed him to work with many amazing athletes, ranging from the elites to those rehabilitating from surgeries on their road to full recovery. Won lives and teaches the way of full functional fitness, which includes emphasis on mobility, agility, strength conditioning, and athletic development. He grew up climbing and playing lacrosse throughout his childhood and college years. He earned his MBA from University of Baltimore, where he served as the head coach for the men’s lacrosse team. Won is an avid trad climber who seeks out the best places to climb around the globe.
Liana Aguirre-Echevarria - Personal Trainer
Liana is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and has a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Her philosophy on fitness is that it should be fun, functional and consistent. Growing up she played basketball, ran track and cross country, and used to guide outdoor climbing, whitewater kayaking, backpacking, and mountain biking trips. She grew to love climbing three years ago at the University of Maryland and has been hooked ever since. Liana views climbing as a fantastic way to better herself through both physical and mental challenges and loves helping others achieve the same, whether that be through climbing specifically or through general fitness.