Meet the Staff
Membership Services -
The Rudolf Fitness Center’s member services range from personal fitness assessments, body composition testing, individual or group fitness equipment orientations, locker rentals, equipment availability and an array of fitness information. Rudolf Fitness Center Professionals can help with these member services, please feel free to contact them with your questions or set to up an appointment.
José Hernandez - Director, Rudolf Fitness Center
José brings several years of experience as a professional and collegiate athlete, coach and educator to Gonzaga and the Rudolf Fitness Center. His personal athletics background includes both baseball and basketball, with a career in basketball as a college athlete in the US and a professional player in his home country of Venezuela. José has taught and coached in the physical education and sports fields in Venezuela and the US since 1984. He worked at Spokane Community College for seven years as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and taught in the Physical Education department for six years. Most recently, José taught activity classes in the PE department for two years here at Gonzaga, as well as coordinating the PE Activities office last year. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga. José is a Certified Instructor for the American Red Cross in Responding to Emergencies.
Fitness is a way of life for José. He enjoys running, weight lifting, biking, golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, and any other sport. He also reads fitness publications and learns from his colleagues about other areas of fitness, such as group fitness and yoga. He and his family enjoy outdoor activities, and José takes great pleasure in watching his twin boys growing up to be active, healthy, sports enthusiasts.
The best thing about working in the fitness center for José is seeing and contributing to the life-transforming results of fitness and healthy living for the students and staff who come to the center. He has a passion for helping people, by coming along side them with fitness and nutrition guidance, but more importantly, by encouraging them to pursue their goals and see their potential.
José is committed to training and encouraging individuals to get excited about their health and wellness. He believes that making the commitment to come to the fitness center is the key in the process of achieving a true lifestyle transformation. Individualized workouts, orientation in weight lifting techniques, and nutrition counseling are some of the ways that José will partner with anyone who is looking to make fitness a way of life.
Please contact José if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment at 509-313-3976. Email José: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelly Radtke - Associate Director, Rudolf Fitness Center
Shelly brings several years of experience as a professional and three-sport collegiate athlete and coach to Gonzaga University, the Rudolf Fitness Center and Intramural Program. Her personal athletics background includes basketball, softball and soccer as a collegiete athlete at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio and four sport high school athlete. Shelly was an Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach for one year and three years with the Women’s Softball program at MVNU after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001 in Sport Management with a minor in General Business. She also received a Master’s degree in Sport and Athletic Administration in 2008 from Gonzaga University. Shelly has worked as a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Attendant at the Worthington Community Center and a Facility and Recreation Supervisor at the Groveport Recreation Center in Ohio.
Shelly has been a Professional Member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association since 2004 and is certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED. Sports and fitness are a way of life for Shelly and in her spare time she enjoys working out, playing and watching sports, watching movies and spending time with her family.
At Gonzaga, Shelly is the Associate Director of the Rudolf Fitness Center and assists in supervising an average of 100 student staff members within the RFC and Intramurals. She specifically oversees all 28 Intramural sports and events, over 60 Intramural student staff members and 6 Intramural student supervisors. She enjoys working and interacting with the students and watching the students learn and grow throughout the years not only with all of the sports, but also with life.
Please contact Shelly if you have any questions or would like more information about Intramurals at 509-313-3977. Email Shelly: email@example.com
Kerri Conger - Assistant Director, Rudolf Fitness Center
Kerri originates from Northern California where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University. She came to the Inland Northwest to pursue a career and in the process received her M.S. in Sport and Recreation Management at the University of Idaho which then brought her to Gonzaga University in 2006. She is a certified USA Weightlifting Coach, TRX GSTC, RIPPED, and X-Biking Instructor, a member of IDEA Health and Fitness Association, a former Strength and Conditioning All-American, and is certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
Kerri has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Washington State University, the University of Idaho, and Humboldt State University. At these schools she has trained Football, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, Baseball, Women’s Rowing, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Rugby and Spirit Squad athletes. She has also worked as a Personal Trainer and Weightlifting Instructor at the University of Idaho’s Student Recreation Center.
At Gonzaga, Kerri is the Rudolf Fitness Center’s Fitness Coordinator. She oversees all of the RFC non-credit fitness classes, teaches TRX, Bootcamp, X-Biking, Circuit Training, and you may see her in a few other classes. She is also in charge of the RFC’s fitness equipment maintenance and can also help any Gonzaga student, staff and faculty with questions or concerns they may have about workout programs or their current/future workout goals.
In her spare time Kerri enjoys fitness in many ways: running, mountain biking, hiking, working out on her TRX, Olympic-style weight lifting, teaching fitness classes, spending time outside with her dog Sofie Lou, and even an occasional soccer, softball game, or rugby match. She also loves to travel, and anything that involves the outdoors or being outside.
"I am so excited when I get to work one-on-one with people to help them make lasting changes in their lifestyles through fitness. Listening to their stories about this process and seeing their faces when they first see the results they have been working for, then later when they have successfully achieved their goals... it’s AMAZING!”
Please contact Kerri if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment at 509-313-3978. Email Kerri: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Seth-Assistant Director, Rudolf Fitness Center
Tyler brings experience as a professional and collegiate coach to the Rudolf Fitness Center and Intramural Program. Tyler graduated from Gonzaga University in 2012 with a degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Sports Management. While attending Gonzaga, Tyler served as a Men’s Basketball team manager from 2008 to 2012. After graduating Tyler became an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Highline Community College for two years. While at Highline, Tyler was responsible for player development, recruiting and scouting. Tyler is certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED.
Tyler’s whole life has revolved around athletics and fitness. Tyler was a three sport athlete in high school and won many intramural championships while at Gonzaga. In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with friends and family. At Gonzaga, Tyler is an Assistant Director and works closely with the RFC and Intramural student staff. He aids primarily in overseeing all 28 Intramural sports and events, over 60 Intramural student staff members and 6 Intramural student supervisors. He enjoys mentoring and teaching the staff while bringing a positive attitude everyday he comes to work. His favorite sayings are “Glad to be here” and “Go Zags!”
If you have any questions about Intramurals or the RFC contact Tyler at email@example.com or 509-313-3980.
Rebekah Bennett-Assistant Director, Rudolf Fitness Center
Rebekah is a Spokane native who brings several years of professional, coaching, and instructing experience to the Rudolf Fitness Center. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Washington State University and is a Professional Member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Red Cross. She is certified as a Clinical Exercise Specialist, Lifeguard Instructor, and CPR/AED Instructor. Rebekah is passionate about health and wellness and has been working in the industry since 2008. She worked at the Pullman Aquatics & Fitness Center for 3 years as a manager and safety training instructor. Rebekah has also worked at PRO Sports Club as a USA Level 1 Swim Coach, safety training instructor, and administrator for their 20/20 Lifestyles program.
Most recently, Rebekah worked at Women’s Health Connection as a Health Coach where she provided support to patients in the Metabolic Lifestyle Management program and conducted weekly submaximal exercise tests. In her spare time, Rebekah incorporates healthy living in many aspects of her life. She enjoys running, hiking, camping, skiing, swimming, and any other opportunity to get outdoors. Rebekah also believes in clean eating and enjoys experimenting with healthy recipes while cooking and baking. One of her favorite quotes by Thomas Edison is “The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease.” Rebekah believes disease prevention begins with diet and exercise, and supports healthy living in all ways.
If you have any questions about Aquatics or the RFC contact Rebekah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-313-4252.
Personal Fitness Assessment -
Body Composition Testing -
Body composition refers to the relative percentages of fat and nonfat tissues in the body. Find out what your body fat percentage is and what it means for your health by e-mailing Joseé or Kerri today to set up an appointment to have your body composition tested.
Please make an appointment at least 24 hours ahead of time.
- Get 6-8 hours of sleep the night prior
- Do not work out the day of the test
- Do not eat at least 3 hours prior to the test
- Wear loose clothing; t-shirt and shorts
- Do not apply any lotions to your skin the day of the test
Individual or Group Fitness Equipment Orientation -
Do you feel overwhelmed by the Rudolf Fitness Center? Do you wonder where that one machine is that you used at previous gyms? Do you really want to try a machine and are just confused as to how to do so? We are available to show you where to find the equipment you are looking for and how to use it. Please e-mail Joseé or Kerri to set up an appointment.
Locker Rentals -
The Rudolf Fitness Center offers both free day-use lockers and rental lockers at a fee of $10.00 per semester. Day-use lockers require members to bring their own locks that must be removed at the end of each day. Rental lockers do not require members to bring their own locks and pay the rental fee at the front desk with either cash or check made out to Gonzaga University.
Equipment Availability -
The Rudolf Fitness Center has basketballs, volleyballs, and racquetball equipment available for check out during your visit. Equipment can be checked out with your GU ID card only at the front desk.