Jared McArthur, Fitness Specialist
Hometown: Winder, GA
Favorite food: I’m not very picky but I really like German and Asian cuisine.
Favorite Pastimes/hobbies: I absolutely love skiing, but during summer months I enjoy paddling and fishing. Really anything to do with the water, whether that be paddling, swimming, or even sailing.
Hidden talents: I can throw a Frisbee with both hands.
Favorite vacation spot: Either Gulf Shores AL, or any ski areas in Colorado/New Mexico.
About me: I am USAW Strength Coach certified and received my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Oklahoma City University, where I actively competed in the collegiate sprint kayak team. I have a background in flat water sprint kayaking in which I have competed in two Sprint World Championships in my 12 year paddling career. Coaching and personal training has been an integral part of my life in the last 4-5 years where I have gained valuable experience from coaching various water sports at Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District. Among these teams is OU Pharmacy’s very own corporate dragon boat team who have multiple championships in the biannual Oklahoma City Corporate Dragon Boat Regatta. My objectives when working with a team or an individual are to, clearly communicate, safely train, and attain their goals. I am always energetic and driven, so you can expect my training style to reflect that. I believe finding a fitness avenue that you enjoy is the key to consistency which is necessary in order to achieve lasting results.
Shawn Ogle , Fitness Specialist
Hometown: I was born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma called McLoud.
Favorite pastimes, hobbies, & sports: Taking care of my pup is big hobby of mine. Molly is a 1-year old yellow lab and she needs constant attention. I also love going to the movies! Soccer is a real passion!! I also love the outdoors, I.e. camping, rafting, hiking, kayaking, boulder hopping, etc. Love playing pretty much anything with a ball. Volleyball, football, baseball, and others! OKC Thunder and any OU Athletics!
Favorite food? Pizza is number 1!
Favorite vacation spot: First choice, Lake Tahoe, CA! If not, then pretty much anywhere in Colorado!
About me: After receiving my Associate's degree in Liberal Studies from Rose State College, I transferred to The OU where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Health and Exercise Science. I will soon graduate with a Master's degree in Human Relations from OU. I have been an athlete my entire life. I was a multi-sport athlete by the time I was 6. In high school I competed in Football, soccer, power lifting, and wrestling. I continued my soccer career to the collegiate level where I played for both the Rose State Men's soccer program, as well as the OU Men's soccer program. I hold a US Soccer sanctioned E Soccer coaching license. After graduating from OU, I became an Assistant Coach for the Rose State College Soccer programs where I specialized in the team's Goalkeeper training.
What is your fitness philosophy? Someone very close to me once told me something that I have tried to follow my whole life. "It should not be "practice makes perfect". It should be "perfect practice makes perfect". If you practice something completely wrong to perfection, all you are going to do is....do it "perfectly wrong"".