Meet The Trainers
Earth Treks Crystal City 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 by summer 2017. After playing lacrosse, track and rugby, he was eventually introduced to rock climbing. Two 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.
Mike Bowman - Personal Trainer
Mike is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer who has spent most of his life exploring the fitness world. Always hungry for knowledge and a challenge, Mike is constantly looking for new ways to push his fitness limits. As a child he was a competitive swimmer, wrestler, and track and field athlete. He believes in fun, creative exercise, and he specializes in helping others achieve their resistance training, functional fitness, and climbing-specific training goals. Mike is an avid, passionate boulderer who loves traveling to different destinations to climb, camp, and explore.
Matt Jones - Fitness Program Coordinator | Personal Trainer
Matt is a certified personal trainer who has spent the last four years helping people attain their climbing, fitness, health and lifestyle goals. Matt’s experience has taken him to many parts of the country to coach and train athletes of all ages and ability levels. His passions include training for climbing, body weight strength training, and functional fitness. Matt grew up playing soccer and basketball, and while earning his BS in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park, he started rock climbing. Matt is an avid boulderer who loves discovering new movements and ways to maintain a fun, healthy lifestyle.
Maria Luciotti - Personal Trainer
Maria has been working as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer for almost five years, and has been rock climbing for two years. She holds certifications in Group Exercise, TRX functional training, BOSU and kettlebell training. Maria enjoys working with different clients and their varying fitness goals. She encourages everyone to have a balanced workout regimen and to never quit working towards a better body!
Stu Wong - Head Coach | Personal Trainer
Stu is a certified ACE personal trainer, climbing coach and fitness instructor for Earth Treks Climbing Centers, specializing in both functional and climbing specific fitness. With a BS in Biology from the University of Maryland. Stu enjoys science, bouldering, and sport climbing; forever on a quest for that perfect line. Having trained a variety of athletes, climbers, and fitness enthusiasts, Stu is able to help you achieve your goals. Whether you are looking to break through a climbing plateau, improve a specific athletic performance, or to adopt a more healthy and active lifestyle, he skillfully helps clients improve both their climbing and fitness.