Dee Gillen

Corvallis, OR 97331

I am the Facilty Staff Fitness Coordinator for Oregon State University, Kinesiology Instructor, and Physical Activity Course Instructor. I have an employment history of health club manager, group exercise instructor and director, and personal trainer. I have worked doing corporate wellness in locations such as Symantec Corporation, Eugene Water and Electric Board, and government agencies. I taught fitness and nutrition classes at the University of Oregon and hold Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Exercise Physiology. I have certifications through the Amercian College of Sports Medicine, American Cancer Society, Body Training Systems, EFI/Gravity, Kinesis, Reebok, LaBlast, Zumba, and more. My philosophy to fitness is that exercise should be something fun and do-able in your day. Now, what would you do if you knew you could not fail?

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science, University of Oregon
  • Master's Degree, Exercise Physiology/Corporate fitness, University of Oregon

Certifications / Trainings

ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACSM - ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
Expires: Dec 31, 2020

CPR Certified

Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

Agency Unavailable

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Dee's Locations

Oregon State University

Jefferson St.
Langton Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

Timberhill Athletic Club

2855 Nw 29th St
Corvallis, OR 97330-3597

Additional Information


$50.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Bariatric Specialty, Cancer Specialty, Group Exercise
  • Bariatric Specialty, Cancer Specialty, Group Exercise
  • ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential Level 2

Languages Spoken




3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Cindy Prewitt on Aug 08, 2011

    agree with Chrys as well!!

  • by Cindy Prewitt on Aug 07, 2011

    I am approaching my 3 year anniversary of taking Kinesis and have loved every minute of class. Having exercised off and on for the last 30 years, I can tell you that the time spent with Dee and Kinesis has been my favorite and most beneficial experience by far. Dee motivates, instructs, guides, counsels, and encourages each of us and makes us want to come to the gym. We even named our class participants -The Deesciples.
    I could go on and on, but will simply say she is a fabulous instructor and if the ranking went higher, she'd get 10 stars!

    Cindy Prewitt (August 7, 2011)

    Response by Dee Gillen on Aug 23, 2011

    Cindy has strength beyond my expectations. WOW! Always dedicated to her health and I appreciate that so much.

  • by Chrystine Van Zee on Aug 06, 2011

    Dee is a fantastic instructor. I have been taking Kinesis from her for over 4 years and it is the best weight training, balance experience I have had. As an educator, I appreciate how each class is carefully planned and how she adjusts the degree of difficulty and weight for each of the four 60ish women in the class. She pushes each of us,but accepts our limitations. She is quick to adjust for any injury or complaint without demeaning any of us. I enjoy going to class and hate to miss a single section.

    Response by Dee Gillen on Aug 07, 2011

    Chrys has improved tremendously! Her balance and strength are almost as fantastic as her personality!