Dusty Hardman


Energetic, certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor (AFAA) with a strong background in chronic illness and recovery, running, ultrarunning, functional exercise, cycling and swimming.  Highly motivated to assist beginner through intermediate exerciser reach his or her health and fitness goals.  Promotes activities that encourage participants to enjoy exercise while getting maximum benefit and sustainability out of their programs.


  • Aerobic and functional program creation
  • Daily accountability and support
  • Fitness exercise expertise
  • Personable, accessible and friendly
  • Extensive outdoor and indoor cycling background
  • Experience with various aspects of swimming
  • Has run and crewed running races from 5k to 314 miles
  • Has completed numerous 100 mile distances
  • Participated in Barkley Marathons in 2012 and 2015
  • Ironman distance triathlon completed in 2007
  • Constantly updating knowledge in the fitness industry
  • Women's record holder for Badwater 146 solo self-contained effort

Director of Group Fitness                   09/2016 to Current     Jungle Club, Vero Beach, FL

  • Manages group fitness program at Jungle Club Sports Complex
  • Manages instructors

Certified Personal Trainer/Coach       06/2015 to Current     Tough Love Training                                                                                         

  • AFAA certified
  • Assist beginner through intermediate clients to set achievable, sustainable yet ambitious goals
  • Work with the chronically ill and injured to get back to fitness through functional exercise and
  • Create functional, sustainable exercise programs to help clients achieve goals
  • Adjust training programs as needed to accommodate day to day life and unforeseen events
  • Provide daily accountability, inspiration and support to clients via email, texts and phone calls
  • Assist, monitor and instruct onsite clients by ensuring safe and effective use of exercises and gym equipment
  • Fitness assessments as needed

Group Fitness Instructor (Cycling, Gravity Training System and Aquacise)       7/2015 to Current    Jungle Club, Vero Beach, FL

  • AFAA certified
  • Design each class to match the skill and learning levels of all participants
  • Instruct in effective and appropriate methods and techniques for each class
  • Research, create and explain workouts to participants so they get the most out of the class
  • Maintain a safe environment with appropriate equipment
  • Track class attendance and monitor class size to gauge the effectiveness of classes
  • Promote club programs, products and services to participants
  • Maintain peak physical condition to better serve and motivate clients

Miscellaneous      2002 to Current

  • Multiple 100 mile ultramarathon, 50 mile ultramarathon and marathon finishes
  • Last Annual Vol State road race completion, Tennessee 314 miles
  • Solo fast pack from Cocoa Beach to Withlacoochie Bay, Florida 275 miles
  • Two time Barkley Marathons participant
  • Completed Marathon des Sables, Morocco, Africa 2011, 156 miles
  • Kokopelli Trail, Utah bikepack twice
  • North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona bikepack
  • Completed Vineman 140.6 Triathlon 
  • Taught swimming lessons, competed in synchronized swimming, played college water polo
  • Administrative work for United States, Canadian and Australian ambassador to Marathon de Sables 2011
  • Gemini Adventures staff for Desert Race Across the Sand and Mountain Race Across the Sand 2008
  • Mountain bike racing, downhill mountain bike racing and road biking experience
  • Assistant manager at High Peaks Health and Fitness and cycling instructor 2002-2003


  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, AFAA
  • Certified Group Fitness Trainer, AFAA
  • Group Resistance Training Online Course, AFAA
  • Jillian Michaels Need Motivation Online Course, AFAA
  • Jillian Michaels Life Coaching Online Course, AFAA
  • CPR/AED Certification, Red Cross
  • University of Colorado-Boulder, BA in Anthropology