Paul Thorne - Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor

Paul has been with Blue Valley Rec since April of 2017. You can frequently catch him on either the Olympic Racks or the Rowing Machines. Any question you have he will be happy to answer, so please flag him down!

Classes Taught: Body Bootcamp, Strength and Stretch 

Certifications Held: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer

Class Expectations: My classes focus on heart rate zone training. I aim to get your heart rate to 80% or above for as long as possible and I attempt to do so with resistance training. I encourage teamwork and an atmoshpere of encouragement. You'll work harder than you thought possible, but attain results faster than you ever expected.

Favorite Workout: Deadlift, Hang Clean, Overhead Squat, Ergometer

Go-to Protein/Snack: Muscle Pharm cookies and cream 

Relaxation Time: I enjoy hiking with my dog, playing guitar, backpacking, camping, cooking, and rock climbing. I take my border collie Murphy with me wherever it is legal. He's my right hand man in every way.

Favorite Color: Blue because it’s peaceful but also passionate

Favorite Quote: We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing while others judge us by what we have done. 

Ideal Day Friend: JFK to disucss his book "Profiles in Courage"

I am a teach first, a trainer second. I want you to understand the "why" behind what I ask of you. It's easy to just make you tired and sore, but I want you to learn to the point that you no longer need me, eventually. That is how I know I've been effective.

Hours of Operation

Activity Center (AC)
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday - Friday: 6:00A-9:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-7:00P
Sunday: 12:00P-7:00P

Rec Center at Hilltop (RC)
7720 W. 143rd Street
Monday-Friday: 5:30A-10:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-8:00P
Sunday: 8:00A-8:00P

Sports Complex Office (SC)
9701 W. 137th Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P

Administrative Offices
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P

Vision Statement:

"Enriching Lives, Strengthening a Spirit of Community"

Mission Statement:

"We will champion community and personal growth through dynamic lifelong recreation experiences."