Education and Certifications of our Personal Training and Coaching Team
The Arden Hills Strength & Fitness certified personal trainers and strength coaches take pride in being the most educated and most professional coaching staff in Sacramento. All of our personal trainers and coaches are certified with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, which is the most prestigious organization in the fitness industry. All of our personal trainers and coaches have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a fitness-related field such as kinesiology, exercise science, or physical education. Many of our trainers and coaches are former collegiate athletes competing in events such as track and field, weight lifting, basketball, baseball and football. All of our trainers and coaches are National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) members and participate in at least 100 hours of continued education every two years attending clinics, obtaining certifications or earning degrees. The education and experience is of such high quality it allows us to offer yearly clinics for other fitness professionals.
Robert Linkul MS CSCS NSCA-CPT *D– Strength & Fitness Director
Robert Linkul, the NSCA 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year, joined the Arden Hills team in 2004 and was named the Head Personal Trainer in 2006. In 2009, he was elected the head Strength & Conditioning Specialist and in 2011 was selected as the Strength and Fitness Director. Since 1999 Robert has obtained a Master’s Degree in Personal Training, a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and an AA Degree in Health and Fitness. Linkul is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with Distinction (D*), certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT) with Distinction (D*) and a certified special populations specialist (CSPS). Robert represented the Sacramento State Hornets throwing the hammer at the 2004 NCAA Track and Field Championships placing 14th in the nation. He threw post collegiate for Reebok in 2005 and 2006.
Robert had the honor of serving the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as the Northern California State Director in 2010 and was elected the Southwest Regional Coordinator in 2011. Linkul serves on the NSCA’s CPT special interest group (SIG) and the CPT Job Analysis Advisory Committees and is a CPT blue ribbon board member. Robert is a nationally accredited speaker having presented at the NSCA National and Personal Trainers Conferences on Career Development for the CPT.
Sarah Boggs BS NSCA-CPT – Head Personal Trainer
Sarah Boggs grew up in Vallejo, California, where she went to school and found passion as a gymnast at a young age. She began gymnastics at the age of four and began competing at the age of eight. Once retired from gymnastics Sarah focused on her academics. In 2005 she graduated from Vallejo Senior High School at the top of her class with California Scholarship Federation honors and a 4.2 GPA. Her dream was to go to Stanford and compete on their gymnastics team however a series of injuries kept that from happening.
After high school Sarah attended CSU Sacramento and majored in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science. Sarah began working at Arden Hills in 2007 as a front desk attendant and worked her way up the ranks over the following years. She is now an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and is the Head Personal Trainer for the Arden Hills Strength & Fitness team.
She started out her college career thinking she wanted to work with professional athletes and has since changed her course to follow her passion and work with the general population. Sarah is very passionate about her career and her family. She is driven to learn as much as she can in this industry and is always looking for conferences to attend and different ways to earn Continued Education Units. She loves sports and her lifelong favorite teams are the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers (thanks to her Dad).
Jennifer Enos BS CSCS– Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jennifer Enos comes to Arden Hills with a breadth of athletic/coaching experience in junior-high, high school, college and community programs. Jennifer is eager to explore new approaches to training/coaching and continues to educate herself in the fields of fitness and strength & conditioning. She currently competes in Olympic Weightlifting and strives to qualify for USA nationals.
Jennifer attended Humboldt State University (HSU) in Arcata, CA and graduated with a BS in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and holds certifications as a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Performance Coach, a National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is a Certified Club Swim Coach.
Before joining the Arden Hills team, Jennifer was a strength and conditioning coach at Velocity Sports Performance as well as a sports performance coach for Pursuit Performance where she trained various law enforcement/SWAT officers and city employees. Jennifer also has had experience coaching high school basketball teams and developing their off-season strength and conditioning programs.
Jennifer received an athletic scholarship to play basketball for NCAA, Division II Humboldt State. During her four seasons, HSU was a two-time NCAA DII regional contender and was considered the best team in the school’s 36-year history. Off the court, Jennifer was a NSCA Strength & Conditioning All-American and also broke the school’s squat record for her weight class.
While at Elk Grove High School (EGHS), Jennifer played four years of varsity basketball. She was the school’s second all-time scorer was inducted into the EGHS “Hall of Fame” and had her #10 jersey retired.