Amber Long - Director - has been actively involved in the fitness field for 10 years as a practitioner, manager and industry leader. She is leading the charge to make Kirmayer the recreation destination at KUMC by providing a fun and friendly environment.
Amber holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education and a B.S. in Community Health Education, both from Iowa State University. She has worked in a variety of private and university based fitness centers prior to KUMC. In her free time, Amber is a continuing education consultant and presenter; inspiring fitness professionals to greatness. She enjoys outdoor activities, cooking and exploring fun local eateries with family and friends.
Certifications & Trainings: ACE-CPT, AFAA-GFI, AEA Aquatic Exercise,YogaFit- Lvl II, Schwhinn & Keiser- Indoor Cycle, Les Mills - Body Pump & Body Jam
Kyle Smith - Sr. Coordinator - has been involved in the fitness field for the past 2 years as a trainer and group fitness instructor. His mission is to educate and inspire others to make healthy lifestyle changes and make progress towards personal fitness goals through individual and small group training. Kyle primarily oversees personal training, intramurals and facilities.
Kyle holds a M.S. in Sports Management and a B.S. in Exercise Science, both from the University of Central Missouri. He served as a Graduate Assistant at the UCM student recreation center where he trained in individual and small group settings in addition to teaching TRX Suspension Training classes. In his free time, Kyle enjoys riding local mountain bike trails, reading, and foam rolling.
Mary Saunders- Sr. Administrative Specialist -has been actively involved with the KUMC community for over 20 years. Here at Kirmayer Recreation Center she focuses on membership administrative needs. She ensures your membership process is stress free, so you can focus on your health and fitness goals. She would like Kirmayer Recreation Center to be a second home for students, staff, and members - a place where everyone feels comfortable, safe, and successful!
Mary is always ready to hear a story and tell a joke. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, family & exploring the great outdoors.