Personal Trainers

Are you ready to take the next step to meet your fitness goals, but are not sure how to get there. A personal trainer is a great way to maximize your results. The trainers you will find at Papillion Landing Community Recreation Center are certified and experienced fitness experts who are ready motivate you and create a plan to help you reach your personal fitness goals.

Working with one of Papillion Landing’s personal trainers will get you more than just an exercise routine, it will boost your wellness and take you to whole new levels.  When you work with a trainer you are getting a program tailored to your specific fitness goals and will help you stay accountable. We understand that one size does not fit all, our approved personal trainers will work on-site to assist our members in reaching their goals.

Below we have information on each of the trainers approved to provide training sessions at Papillion Landing.  Each trainer schedules their own sessions and sets their own rates based on the services requested by each client.  Please reach out to the trainer you feel would be best fit to help you reach your goals to set-up a meeting to review your goals and set-up a training plan.

Meet our Trainers

Jill Grindstaff

Grindstaff - PhotoCertifications

M.S. in Public Health, Physical Education and Recreation

B.S. in Exercise Science

CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)

NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Trainer

Kettlebell Concepts Certified


Teaching and encouraging new exercisers

Maintaining and improving mobility, stability, balance, and strength

Exercise for lasting weight loss

Addressing post-rehab injuries and health issues

About Jill

Jill has been a personal trainer for over 20 years.  She firmly believes that everyone can and should benefit from movement and exercise.  Having been a collegiate athlete, and then an injured athlete, she knows that exercise can be amazing and make life better when done correctly.  Having mobility and stability will improve your health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life. When Jill is not helping people reach their goals, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys.

Let Jill help you move better and feel better with practical movements for daily life! | Call or Text 402.319.8772

Mike Hammond

Hammond PhotoCertifications

NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Level 2 Professional

IFPA Baseball Conditioning Specialist

ACE Sports Performance Specialist

About Mike

My mission is to help work with every golfer in the Omaha area to improve the way their body functions to make their swing more efficient on the golf course. 

I help golfers improve their flexibility, strength, power, and health so they can lower their handicap, beat their friends, and continue to golf pain-free for years to come.

I believe that there should be a ‘why’ to everything you do in the weight room and strive to teach clients that ‘why.’

I believe that everyone has untapped athletic potential, they just need to start in the right place. My goal is to help you find your starting point and tap into your potential.

Mike was a club baseball player at the University of South Dakota.  He remains an athlete today, lifting weights and regularly playing basketball and golf. Mike takes the same drive he has for improving himself in the gym, on the court, and on the golf course and applies that to all of his clients to get results.

To schedule a session with Mike, contact him through one of the below methods:

Call or Text - (712)898-1550 | Email - | Website -

Jake Wagner

Wagner - PhotoCertifications

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

B.S. Bachelor's Degree - Exercise Science University of Nebraska

About Jake

Jake has had a passion for health and wellness for the majority of his life. He grew up playing just about every sport but particularly enjoyed playing football and powerlifting. Thanks to his three brothers Jake developed a love for weight lifting and bodybuilding. 

Jake decided to take that passion and knowledge to The University of Nebraska, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. After graduating from UNO, Jake worked for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital for 3 years. While there, Jake worked with a very broad range of people of all situations and ages (children to older adults) and enjoyed being the motivational influence to encourage them in their recovery. Jake worked with people rehabbing from a stroke, getting people back to sports after a car accident, or just helping to manage everyday aches & pains.

While in college, Jake’s internship at Hillcrest Health Services helped him discover how much he enjoys working with the active aging population. He developed valuable experience working with the 50+ age group and continues to enhance his knowledge in this area.

Jake got into personal training to help people extend their quality of life. His experience at Madonna and Hillcrest helps him to focus on creating innovative programs to help everyone reach their goals. He has experience working with men and women of all ages from athletes, post-rehab, to all around general fitness goals.

To schedule a session with Jake contact him through one of the below methods: | Phone - 402-213-4388

Heidi Knights

Knights PhotoCertifications

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

About Heidi

Heidi has been a personal trainer for three years.  As an active duty spouse, she started her Personal Training path working for Navy Fitness.  There she gained valuable experience working with various age groups with a variety of health and fitness goals.  Whether an active senior or an athlete, Heidi is able to create a plan to meet any individuals’ goal.

Heidi specializes in weight loss, functional fitness, HIIT/Circuit/Bootcamp style workouts, strength training, and sports training.  If a client is interested in utilizing a training style she is not familiar with, she will do her research to ensure she is able to professionally train them within that fitness style and keep their needs at the forefront. 

Aside from her certification, Heidi is actively pursuing a degree in Nutrition Science with an Emphasis in Dietetics. Heidi has personally experienced her own weight loss and fitness journey.   As a personal trainer, she strives to utilize her personal experience and background to provide high quality, personalized service at a rate that is affordable to everyone who aspires to achieve health and wellness improvements in their lives.  She wants everyone to feel that they can reach out to a trainer for help in achieving their fitness and/or weight loss goals.

To schedule a session with Heidi contact her through one of the below methods: | Text - 619-665-0948