Fitness Center Staff

Leigh Ann Garstecki
Director Murdock Fitness & Aquatics Center

Email: leigh.garstecki@maine.edu  
Phone: (207) 255-1404

 General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the general operation of the Murdock Fitness & Aquatics Center
  • Hire, train, and supervise front desk staff, group fitness instructors, and personal trainers
  • Schedule, coordinate, and teach group fitness classes
  • Develop fitness, nutrition, and wellness programs for the University and community

 Education

  • Bachelor of Science - Dietetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Masters of Science - Physical Education (Exercise and Wellness), Eastern Kentucky University

Professional Experience

  • Leigh Ann has worked in the fitness and nutrition industry for over 10 years. Her experiences include working as a Personal Trainer, both in fitness centers and independently, a Division I Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sports Nutritionist, Nutritional Director in the private sector, and Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach in the health care industry. Her knowledge base encompasses a wide variety of ages, abilities, needs, and restrictions.

Certifications:

  • NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • AFFA Primary Group Exercise Certification
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Kevin Alley

Kevin Alley
Aquatics Coordinator

Email: kalley@maine.edu  
Phone: (207) 255-1296   Fax: (207) 255-1388

General Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the general operation and maintence of the aquatics area.
  • Hire, train, and supervise lifeguards and swim instructors
  • Schedule and coordinate group and private swim lessons
  • Coordinate the scheduling of American Red Cross Programs
  • Schedule and coordinate pool rentals

 Education and Professional Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Management from the University of Maine at Machias
  • Graduate of the Washington County Leadership Institute

Certifications:

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • American Red Cross certified Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Certified Pool and Spa Operator

Gabrielle Rushforth
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (207) 255-1403   Fax: (207) 255-1388

General Responsibilities:

  • Customer service activities
  • Management of facility memberships
  • Membership and facility rental billing
  • General office hours are Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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