Meet Our Staff


Aaron Gutjahr


Fitness Center Manager, Exercise Physiologist

Aaron Gutjahr
  • Education:
    • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, currently enrolled (Prospective graduation May 2019)
      Webster University

    • Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, 2009
      Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
      Dissertation:  Effect of Transient Hypertrophy on Body Composition Analysis
      Research: Effects of Exercise on Osteoporosis, Effects of Beta Alanine on Exercise and Sport Performance

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Exercise and Wellness, 2003
      Minor in Mathematics
      Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
      Exit Project: Function and Development of Muscle Fiber Types

  • Certifications:
    • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
    • FMS Level 2 Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • MADDOG Certified Spinning Instructor
    • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Level 2 Golf Instructor
    • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Professional
  • Experience/Accomplishments:
    • Personal Training since 2003
      • Trained over 300 clients at BJC WellAware since 2006, including Golf Fitness, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Physique and Bikini Competitors.
    • ICARE Leadership Award, BJC, December 2017
    • Member, American Council on Exercise
    • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
    • Member, IDEA FitnessConnect
    • True Colors Personality Profile Certificate, 2010
    • BJC Corporate Employee of the Month Award in February 2008 and March 2011
    • Cornerstone of Excellence Award, 2009, 2010 and 2011, BJC Corporate Health Systems