NPTI Staff

National Personal Training Institute

Brock Marion Sr., NPTI, NKT, FMS


Instructor: Fitness Business

Brock is a former NFL player of the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions. He is also a University of Nevada-Reno alumnus. Brock is a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute of Portland, a Level 1 Neurokinetic Therapist (NKT) and a Level 1 Functional Movement System specialist (FMS).

After 12 long seasons in the NFL, he turned his focus to coaching in 2004. Whether it be playing professionally or coaching at various levels or training clients, his experience within the fitness industry is well over 20 years. 

Brock is dedicated to improving both mobility and stability within the body. He is passionate about improving the quality of personal trainers within the fitness industry today. Currently he is the Director and Fitness Business Instructor of NPTI Portland. You can usually find him barbecuing, going on a fishing adventure or just chilling with his family.

Arik S. Wiest, MS, CSCS, NKT, FMS

Instructor: Physiology and Nutrition

10559663_4407132792628_4560550879297512712_nArik is a graduate of the University of Oregon. He graduated with his Bachelors degree in Exercise and Movement Science with a minor in Biology in 2001. He then graduated with his Master’s degree in Human Physiology, with a concentration in Biomechanics, in 2003.

Arik is an advanced certified Neurokinetic Therapist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), SKOGG Kettlebell, and a USRowing level III Advanced Coach. He has over 15 years in the fitness industry ranging from correctional rehabilitation, instruction at the community college, university and post secondary levels, coaching at the high school and collegiate level, personal training, corporate wellness and the exercise physiology for the REX Wellness Center in Raleigh, NC.

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
—Andre Gide

Rachel Goff, NASM, NPTI


Social Media Manager

Instructor: Program Design and Practical

Rachel is a NASM certified personal trainer, yoga instructor and founder of Wolf Strength, LLC. She graduated the National Personal Training institute with a degree in personal training and then went on to graduate Three Sisters Yoga with a 200 hour yoga teacher certification. She also holds a certification in TRX and Suspension training.
Rachel specializes in teaching functional fitness to her clients in many different forms. She primarily focuses on weight loss, flexibility, strength and high-intensity training. With a solid understanding of the human anatomy, Rachel works with many clients both preventing and dealing with injuries and greatly enjoys helping her clients overcome physical obstacles.
With her experience working with individuals of all ages and fitness levels, Rachel enjoys educating future personal trainers on how to maximize program design for their future clients.
When she isn’t in the gym, Rachel enjoys playing with her dog, reading, hiking and hanging upside down in her yoga trapeze.

Jordon Hice, BS, NSCA

Instructor: Anatomy and Posture and Movement Analysis

unnamedJordon Hice, BS, CSCS, KIEP, NKT, FMS, AQx, PN

Jordon is a graduate of Oregon State University. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 2015 with a concentration in Pre-physical therapy.

Jordon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Kinetic Integrations Exercise Professional (KIEP), and Certified Neurokinetic Therapist. He also holds a Functional Movement Screen Certification (FMS), Land and Aquatic Training for Sports Certification (AQx), and Precision Nutrition Certification (PN).

Jordon has over 9 years of experience in the fitness industry working with a diverse population of varying ages, ethnicities, cultures, and functional capacities. He has worked closely with athletic trainers, physical therapists and chiropractors as a post rehabilitative performance coach. Jordon also has experience coaching athletes at the high school, Division I collegiate, and professional levels.

Currently, Jordon teaches Anatomy at the NPTI, works as a post-rehabilitative performance coach at ClinicFit, teaches continuing education courses for Kinetic Integrations, and is an associate for Elevation Fitness specializing in online coaching and database management.

He has consulted with multiple gyms on the west coast to develop and implement systems, which allow for scalable growth, improved quality of training and increased revenue.

Keri Marion

School Administrator

Danielle N. Wiest, BS, NPTI

VA School Certifying Official

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My journey always began with a high emphasis on sports and training. My father was big into sports and having 3 daughters was not going to hold him back from turning us into jocks at a young age. I played soccer for the majority of my life span and basketball and track were two other sports I excelled in.

After high school I attended the University of Oregon, choosing my degree, Exercise and Movement Science, on the basis of my strongest qualities, which was sports and science. I stayed with that focus for a while then switched my focus to a more specific degree that I later thought would be more interesting, which was nutrition. I then went to the rival school, Oregon State, to finish off the Nutrition degree.

After Graduating with a BS in Nutrition, I soon found myself struggling to find a decent job. In the process of my search I decided that I wanted to get certified as a personal trainer so I not only could teach people about the nutrition side but also the exercise side of health and fitness as well. I found The National Personal Training Institute online and knew this was the perfect fit for what I was looking for. After graduating from NPTI I went directly into a personal training job and a year later started my own independent contracting in Personal Training at NPTI. I also work as the accounts manager for NPTI. I love working both of my jobs and cannot say enough about the NPTI program. It really goes above and beyond of what I expected.