Meet Your Coach


Owner: Ethan Marcellini


Hello, my name is Ethan Marcellini. My background in athletics and my formal education at Sam Houston State University (B.S. Kinesiology) and Texas A&M University (M.S. Kinesiology) will allow me to serve you as a performance coach and personal trainer. I am well versed in working with a variety of athletes and non-athletes, and I am confident that we can work to improve your fitness level with Illustrative Fitness.

I started Illustrative Fitness with the intent to fill a void for the Brazos Valley Community. It seemed to me that every trainer or fitness professional would tell you something different about fitness and what is best for your health. I stand behind all of my personal trainers knowing that we all use a consistent philosophy with respect to health & fitness. We want you to know that whatever your health & fitness goals may be, nutrition is 70% of your results. So, if you’re not eating well, let us help you to develop a healthy diet plan to improve your eating habits. And, if your exercise routine is in a rut, we will revamp your work out program with full-body functional training — using your body for most of the resistance.

Illustrative Fitness is now leading the way with boot camps and wants to bring one to your community. So, I and the Illustrative Team decided to deliver a quality fitness programs to your community at an affordable rate

We look forward to working with you and helping you to achieve your goal of getting fit, toning muscle and losing weight.

Your Trainer,

Nomination Best of the Brazos ‘06 & ‘07 & ‘08 & ‘09
Published fitness newsletter for SHSU
Taught Lunch Time Learning at SHSU
Junior Achievement
Tutored “HOST”

Adjunct lecturer for Texas A&M – Fitness MGMT (Sports MGMT KINESIOLOGY)

Graduate Teaching Assistant
January ‘05 – ‘06
Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas
Taught undergraduate courses in bowling

Personal Training
Gold’s Gym Health Club; College Station, Texas
May ‘04 – ‘06
Trained clients in fitness and nutrition counseling, received numerous customer satisfaction compliments

Sam Houston State University; Huntsville, Texas
May ‘03 – January ‘04
Helped launch the SHSU personal training program for all students and faculty (the program had over 150 clients in the first year), assisted in the interviewing of other applicants, published a newsletter, and helped design workout pamphlets and food journals for clients.

Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas
M.S. Sport Management, 2005
Sam Houston State University; Huntsville, Texas
B.S. Kinesiology, Minor in Business, 2003
Special Training
ACE (American Council on Exercise)
CrossFit Certified
First Aid & CPR Certification
Spinal Cord Injury Specialist (Project Walk CA.)

David Costa

David Sellers

Hello, my name is David Costa. I am currently enrolled at Texas A&M studying Political Science and Spanish. I have spent the last two years playing football for Texas A&M and have had the opportunity to learn first hand both the meaning of hard work and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. I have acquired a lot of experience in an intense working environment while being educated in nutrition and dieting. I grew up in a sports and exercise environment, playing football, basketball and running track throughout high school. Staying fit and eating right, while engaging in physical activity, have always been a personal goal of mine ever since I was a kid. I havelearned that life is much better lived when you’re active and in good shape. Although it takes serious motivation and energy to work out and stay active, the end results achieved carry over to every facet of your life creating a more positive, confident and outgoing you. I really look forward to working with you and motivating you to reach any and all goals that you may have! In return you will have the ability to pass on your results to someone else!