Expert Staff

The background and training of our staff makes WK Fitness & Wellness Centers special. While some fitness centers are run by fitness enthusiasts who like to exercise, we believe our members deserve more. At our centers you’ll find men and women who are professionally trained in the methods and mechanics of fitness. They include American College of Sports Medicine certified Fitness Specialists and Clinical Exercise Physiologists with the academic training and knowledge to help members at every stage of their lives and health. And when you join, one of them will provide you with a customized fitness assessment and work with you to establish and reach your wellness goals.

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Joey Vallot

Joey V.

Joey earned a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas in Monticello where he also lettered four years in baseball as a pitcher. After college he played two years for the Texas Rangers. He then returned to school and graduated with honors in the practical nursing program. He worked as an LPN for a year before coming to Shreveport to work as a fitness specialist with Willis-Knighton. He has been with WK Fitness & Wellness Centers for 18 years. He holds the certification of “Fitness Specialist” from the American College of Sports Medicine. He is passionate about using intuitive ‘outside the box’ thinking to help evolve his perspective on training each person based on their goals and medical history.

Frequently Asked Questions

All staff are academically and professionally trained to assist our members at all stages of life and health. Our fitness instructors have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and strive to become certified by the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Personal trainers are available at each fitness and wellness center to help motivate, direct and monitor you during your workout. 

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Fitness assessments are a major benefit of membership that help you track progress and meet your personal fitness and wellness goals. An expert staff member uses your assessment results and your personal goals to prescribe your individualized exercise program.  

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