Meet the Trainers

Tompkins.Julia.web Julia Tompkins

Personal Trainer

Background: I have over 15 years experience in the fitness industry and hold a multitude of certifications including personal training, group exercise and Yoga. A received my Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Merchandising.

Favorite part about training at MedFit : My clients are incredible and working with them inspires me!

One fun, unknown fact about you: I am a mother of two amazing twin girls!

Training specific specialties: Weight management, sport-specific training, pre and post natal training, balance and flexibility training, mature adult training and yoga.


Taylor Hendrickson

Personal Trainer

Background: I have always lived out my true passion for wellness and exercise through particpation in a variety of activities. After years of training with friends and family, I became a full-time personal trainer in the Spring of 2017. It was then that I earned my NASM personal training certification .

Favorite part about training at MedFit: It excites me that the MedFit team deeply cares about our members. This adds value to my clients’ sessions and helps them confidently acheive their goals.

One fun, unknown fact about you: I funded my education by working as a professional guitarist.

Training specific specialties: Mobility training, strength training, hypertrophy (muscle growth and toning) and power lifting.


Lauryn Near

Personal Trainer/Fitness Specialist

Background: I received my Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Health Science in 2015 from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. I also recently became an ACSM certified Personal Trainer.

Favorite part about training at MedFit : I love meeting new clients and watching them work to acheive their goals! I really enjoy being part of a team that is so committed to healthy lifestyles and fitness!

One fun, unknown fact about you: I played basketball in college for UCCS.

Training specific specialties: Function fitness training, weight management, youth sport-specific training and yoga.


Samantha Christy

Personal Trainer

Background: Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I attended Penn State University where I earned by Bachelor’s of Science studying both Kinesiology and Fitness Studies. After graduating, I earned my ACSM Exercise Physiologist Certification, and have since earned TRX, Kettlebell, ViPR and ISSA Fitness Nutrition Specialist certifications as well. I am currently working on my Masters of Science degree at Colorado State University, studying Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Favorite part about training at MedFit: I love working with people to make them feel strong and confident both on the inside and outside.

One fun, unknown fact about you: I have lived in 5 different states in the past 5 years.

Training specific specialties: Self-esteem and confidence, mobility, flexibility and balance, cardiovascular endurance and strength training.


Don Donahoo

Swim Coach

Background: I have 47 years of experience coaching all levels and ages in both competitive and exercise-focused swimming.

Favorite part about training at MedFit : I love working with virtually everyone, especially the MedFit team.

One fun, unknown fact about you: I play golf for fun and for 3 years qualified for the Colorado Senior Golf championship.

Training specific specialties: Triathlon training, swim based workouts, competitive swimming, stroke refinement & speed improvement.

Menu