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Fitness Center Director and Manager

Karen FehrKaren Fehr  Fitness Center Coordinator and Director
M.S. Physical Education, Emphasis in Exercise Science, Arizona State University
B.S. Physical Education, North Dakota State University
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED/First Aid Certified (American Heart Association)
Intrinsic Coach© (Totally Coached)
Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT); Anusara-Inspired™

Karen has been the Fitness Center Coordinator and Director at PVCC since its opening in 1987.  As full-time faculty, she teaches Healthful Living, Creating College Success, Environmental Wellness, and Yoga Classes at PVCC.  She is a registered yoga teacher, RYT, through Yoga Alliance, the national yoga education and support organization.  Karen completed the Arizona Master Teachers Program in May of 2010.  Areas of expertise include behavior change through lifestyle coaching (Intrinsic Coach©), Optimum Performance Training (NASM OPT), mind/body fitness through yoga and meditation, Functional Movement Screening and Corrective Exercise Intervention.  She attends several workshops and conferences each year to stay current in the fitness and wellness field.  Karen has a number of active professional memberships, including ACSM, Yoga Alliance and IDEA Health and Fitness Association.  Karen's past professional experiences include the Manager of Wellness at Sentry Insurance and the Fitness Coordinator at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn.
Born and raised in western North Dakota, Karen remained in the state to complete her undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University.  Not only was Karen focused on her studies, but throughout her college career, she competed on the NDSU track and field and cross-country teams! 
 Karen enjoys spending time with her two children.  Maintaining and promoting a healthy lifestyle, Karen participates in hiking, camping and bicycling whenever she has the opportunity.  In addition, she consistently practices yoga and functional fitness training in her home and in the fitness center!

Donna LayshockDonna Layshock Fitness Center Manager
M.A. Education – Secondary Education, Emphasis Fitness and Wellness, Arizona State University
M.S. Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix
B.A. Physical Education, Arizona State University
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED Certified, American Heart Association
First Aid Certified.

Donna has a variety of degrees, certifications and interests.   In 1992, Donna served as a Fitness Technician and Instructor at Chandler/Gilbert Community College.  A few years later, in 1995, Donna was hired as the Manager of the PVCC Fitness Center and Technician.  In addition, she was the Head PVCC Men's and Women's Tennis Coach.
Donna pursued her certification in computer networking.  She earned her Cisco Certified Network Administration and Cisco Certified Network Professional certifications.  She also became certified as an ACSM Personal Trainer with an emphasis in Senior Fitness.  Continuing her expertise in Fitness, she additionally earned the NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification.
Specialties include Senior Wellness and Women's Weight Training.  An avid exercise enthusiast, Donna is a committed distance runner, bicyclist, swimmer and tennis player.  During the winter months, she enjoys hitting the slopes with her snow skis.  However, what gives her the greatest enjoyment is time with her grandchildren.

Contact Us

Monday - Thursday 5:30am - 8:00pm
Friday 5:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm

18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032


Fitness Center
Front Desk - 602-787-7270

Karen Fehr
Exercise Science Faculty/Fitness Center Director 602-787-7286

Donna Layshock
Fitness Center Manager/Senior Coordinator/Employee Wellness 602-787-6548

Terri Warner
Office Coordinator 602-787-7272

Jacqueline Fierro
Division Secretary 602-787-7271

Lori Anonsen
Health and Exercise Science Division Chair 602-787-7295

Lisa Cvach
Fitness Center Tech/Fitness Center Adjunct Faculty

Bobbi Fisher
Fitness Center Tech

Tatum Voeller
PED Faculty 602-787-7261

Sonia Valle
Dance Program Director 602-787-6808

Dale Heuser
Strength and Personal Training Program Director, Group Exercise Program Director