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Meet The Team

Mason is a Columbia native and graduate of the University of Missouri, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Fitness and went on to earn a graduate degree in Kinesiology at A.T. Still University.

Mason has experience in sports conditioning and coaching, corporate fitness, spinal rehab, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, and medical fitness. He is passionate about creating smart, safe programming for those in their golden years.

Outside of MET-Fitness, Mason is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri.


Other Interests: Mountain biking, Skiing, Olympic-style weightlifting and spending time with his family.

Certifications: MS, ACSM-CEP, NSCA-CSCS

To contact Mason: call or text 573-639-2441 or 


Mason Stevens

Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer


Cheryl earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri in 2004. While in school, she discovered a love of lifting weights.


After graduation, she turned her love of health and fitness into a career and became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2007. 

She has a wide range of coaching experience, has worked with clients of all ages and loves to connect with both first-timers and seasoned gym-goers on the importance of weight training as we age. 

Other Interests: Chasing her 2-year old around and connecting with friends.

Certification: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

To contact Cheryl: call or text 816-728-5353 or


Cheryl Birkey

Personal Trainer


Jason is currently a student at Columbia College, pursuing a bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and management.


Jason began his personal training and coaching career in 2020, where he began working for his previous university, Washburn University, as a personal trainer for staff and students.


As a Track & Field athlete, Jason is passionate about creating effective and safe programming for athletes of all ages and sports. 


Other Interests: Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Outdoor Recreation

Certification: ACE Certified Personal Trainer

To contact Jason: call or text 785-851-0237 or


Jason Parker

Personal Trainer

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