20+ highly-qualified, highly-motivated coaches ready to get you to where you want to be.

I heard about Platoon from friends but was not sure it was for me. Flash forward 14 years and it’s now one of the best parts of my life.
No matter what shape you’re in, try it.
– G. Garry, Mother of 5

It's time to start your personal growth journey

Our 20+ instructors have been vetted to the highest degree, so you know that no matter who you are working out with, you are getting the absolute best service available.

Mike Smaltz is the Director of Operations and Training at Platoon Fitness, as well as its founder. He has taught over 17,000 outdoor fitness classes and has spent over 25,000 hours working individually with clients during the past 18 years. Mike dedicates himself to providing each client with a unique training program, optimized to meet individual needs and goals. Mike’s training sessions and all Platoon Fitness classes follow the four pillars he created – Structure, Discipline, Accountability and Sacrifice. He works with clients of all fitness levels and ages, including current and former high school, college and professional athletes, members of the military, post-trauma rehabilitation, pre- and post- natal, cancer and fibromyalgia patients, and geriatric populations. Mike can create and tailor a workout to meet the goals and abilities of any client. He can adapt these routines to a variety of environments, designing workouts that can be done at home, in the gym, on the beach or even in a hotel room when traveling. Mike continuously varies his clients’ workouts, never using the same routine twice, and focuses not only on the clients’ training goals but also on their general health and well-being.

Certifications include: ACE (American Council on Exercise), AAAI-ISSA, IFPA (International Fitness & Physique Association) and NSCA-CPT (National Strength and Conditioning Association), Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) Level 1 certified, studied under RKC founder Pavel Tsatsouline, TRX certified, Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor Level 1, Kettlebell Athletic Level 1, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, Olympic Weightlifting certified coach, First Aid/CPR/Lifeguard Instructor for the American Red Cross; leading quarterly training seminars. Mike is a licensed muscular therapist (MT), specializing in Pfrimmer, Myofascial Release and Sports Massage, FMT 1&2 (Functional Movement Tape-Rock Tape), KT 1 & 2 (Kinesiotape). Leader of Platoon Fitness’ certified training program, instructing over 150 trainers to reach Instructor Levels 1 & 2. smaltzPrior to starting Platoon Fitness, Mike was in the US Navy for six years, graduated the Dive farer boot camp program, went to Navy communications school and entered BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/ SEAL) training, following which he was stationed overseas. During his years in the military, Mike became the Head Fitness Trainer for his command, whereby he was responsible for training other military personnel. After leaving the US Navy and studying at the PA School of Muscular Therapy, Mike taught the first Platoon class about 18 years ago to a group of approximately 45 people of all fitness levels on the beach at the New Jersey shore. Many of those original participants are still members of Platoon Fitness today. Platoon Fitness has grown from an organization that held one class to a fitness institution with over 60 outdoor classes, five outdoor locations in the Philadelphia region, a 10,000 square foot indoor location in Bryn Mawr and a 4,000 square foot indoor location in Philadelphia. Platoon Fitness also advises various corporate clients such as Lincoln Financial and VWR on their overall fitness programs. Mike recently was named the “Best of Philly Personal Trainer” by Philadelphia Magazine, has been quoted in hundreds of fitness articles. Mike enjoys competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and had two 3rd place finishes in the Masters International Jiu Jitsu Championships in Rio DeJaniro, Brazil in July 2011. He currently also continues to compete in endurance adventure races, as well as, sprint obstacle race.

The 2007 Mainline Personal Trainer of the Year, Mike McLaughlin prides himself in his expertise as a personal trainer and acclaimed chef. Mike holds many personal training certifications and is extensively trained in Russian Kettlebell. Mike had the honor of studying directly under Pavel, Russian Kettlebell’s inventor. He holds a Level One Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) and is one of only an elite few who are training for the Level Two RKC. While he is too shy to admit it, we have it on good information that Mike received one of the all-time highest scores on the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification (NSCA) exam and is NSCA certified.

His consummate knowledge and his ability to translate this knowledge into results make Mike one of the most sought after trainers in the Northeast. In addition to RKC, Mike is a National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) certified instructor and is certified in Nutrition Counseling. Mike is a Platoon University Level 1 certified Platoon Outdoor instructor. He is AED/CPR, and First Aid through the American Red Cross.

Bill Manley is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a level 1 Olympic weightlifting coach through USAW as well as a Level One Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC). Bill is Platoon’s head Muay Thai instructor. In addition to his education in fitness, he holds a degree in Emergency Medical Services and worked as an EMT in Montgomery County for over two years before coming to Platoon Fitness. He works with Mixed Martial Arts competitors and performs fitness assessments for professional athletes. Bill works with all ages. He is also a Strength and Conditioning specialist who personalizes programs for the non-athlete as well as athletes. He is currently attending college as a kinesiology major with his sights set on becoming a physician’s assistant.

Jim McGoldrick became a personal trainer at 19 by attending and graduating from the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI). This year long course gave Jim the foundation for excelling as a Platoon Instructor. Jim completed Platoon University and is certified to instruct Platoon Outdoor. Jim also is CPR, AED and First Aid certified through the American Red Cross. Jim is Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) having studied directly with its founder Pavel. He is a certified Nutritional Counselor. Jim is Olympic Lifting Certified and is certified in Pose Running.

Jim is a big sports fan and enjoys playing. Jim worked at many clubs and owned his own successful facility. Family is important to Jim and he loves reading and learning new things.
National personal training institute CPT/Nutritional Consultant
Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) Instructor
Paleo nutrition certified
Olympic Lifting certified coach
Pose running certified coach
TRX suspension certified Instructor
CPR/AED certified

Originally from Bensalem, PA, Stephen O’Donnell graduated from Lasalle University with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing.  A Varsity athlete, Stephen competed on the school’s Division I Track and Field team.  He specialized in the 400 meter event and was an A10 Champion in the 4×400.  Stephen has shared his passion for Track and Field by coaching high school athletes.
Stephen is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  He has experience instructing all ages in a variety of modalities of functional training.  In addition to being certified through AAAI and Red Cross CPR/AED, Stephen recently continued his education by earning Kettlebell Athletics Level I and Level II certifications.  In his free time, Stephen enjoys training for and competing in endurance events such as triathlons and 10K runs.

Rashan Chanyothi graduated from Temple University with a BS in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise & Sport Science. He has a deep interest in the evidence based knowledge and foundation of science behind all aspects of exercise ranging from the neuromuscular, physiological, bioenergetic, and biomechanical level and how each can promote health and performance. At Temple, Rashan had the privilege of learning from one of the best in the field of exercise science, Dr. Mike Isratel and Dr. James Hoffmann of Renaissance Periodization, who provide science based diet and training programs for top athletes and general population in the areas of physique alteration, sports performance, and health.

Rashan takes pride in applying the knowledge he has gained to his own clients and athletes. He’s interested in furthering his knowledge in the field and plans on attaining a MS in a kinesiology/exercise science related field. Rashan grew up playing numerous sports before committing to wrestling and football, wrestling in particular, being one of the most accomplished wrestlers to go through his high school. Before transferring to Temple, he wrestled at West Virginia University for some time in the 184/174 lb weight class. Through competitive wrestling and football, not only was he passionate about the sports, he fell in love with the training that came along with them. Now he trains in powerlifting and weightlifting, designing his own training and diet programs, and looks forward to competing.
NSCA CSCS (National Strength & Conditioning Association-Certified Strength &
Conditioning Specialist)
USAW Level 1 (USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach)
USAPL-CC (USA Powerlifting Club Coach)
First Aid/CPR & AED American Heart Association (Heartsaver)

Emily is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelors in Health Behavior Science and a minor in Exercise Science. She is an avid runner, having finished in the top 1% at the Broad Street Run. Emily’s primary passions are rehab, strength, conditioning, and weight loss. She is equally adept at working with children and adults. Emily is a RunDNA Certified Endurance Running coach, which is a program that integrates running and physical therapy. She is in the process of obtaining her NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Nutrition Certification. Emily coached endurance athletes that won multiple State titles. Emily directed rehab for multiple physical therapy clinics and has a broad and in-depth knowledge of physical therapy based personal training. In her free time, Emily enjoys road racing, skiing, and reading. She has a cat name Luna and named her hamster after Philadelphia Sixers Player, Bball Paul.

Sam worked as a swim instructor for 6 years with the NPAC (North Penn Aquatics Club) teaching fundamental skills as well as endurance training. For three years he worked closely with chiropractors specializing in weight loss, correcting postural deviations and muscular imbalances. Sam’s passion is helping people lose weight and improve performance. Sam is certified through the American Council of Exercise (ACE) as a Personal Trainer. In addition he achieved his Sports Nutrition Specialist Certification also through ACE. Sam’s style tends to incorporate principles of mobility, stability and endurance.

He takes a clinical approach to address issues while they are less prominent.

Sam is a green belt in Kempo karate which he has studied for 5 years. He is an avid student and Instructor of orthodox boxing as well as kickboxing which he has studied for 20 years. He can incorporate these into any session. 

Sam played rugby for 5 years, 3 of which where with Doyelstown Rugby Football Club which is ranked 5th in the nation.  His hobbies include running, wrestling, swimming and Jiu Jitsu. 

Sam’s family includes three dogs, two rescue Labradors and a shih-tzu.  He lives in North Wales, PA 

Steve is a Chiropractic Doctoral candidate and Health Performance Specialist.
His focus is athletic goal-driven training for individuals and small groups across various skill levels. Specialty experience with strength training and tissue mobilization, specifically active & passive manual techniques.

He is a Licensed Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA as well as CSCS), Functional Movement Systems (FMS) level 1 and 2, and Precision Nutrition certified.

Steve has athletic experience in collegiate football and Triple Jump field events. His fitness journey began after being amazed at the inter-workings of a rehab facility while recovering from an injury. Since graduating with his BS in Exercise Science & Business, Steve is receiving high level mentoring and serving individual through reaching their goals. His focus is to optimize lifestyle health and athletic skill performance.

Colleen is a multi-state licensed & Professional Standing member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She brings passion and experience with over 10 years of massage practice. Specializing in clinical massage, Colleen graduated (with honors) in 2011 from The Soma Institute in Chicago IL. Thereafter,  many years of involvement within the spa setting has allowed her to customize unique hands-on methods, incorporating productive healing modalities and therapeutic bodywork, but also a relaxing, restorative & mindfully-tailored session.Modalities include: myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, injury rehab, cupping therapy, salt stone massage, CBD treatment, sports, & chair massage. Additionally, Colleen has recently become a certified Yoga Instructor- accredited with The Yoga Alliance, which further increases her promotion of holistic wellness, stress management, body-awareness and self-care, for a truly collaborative understanding of mind and body.

Eli GoodwinEli Goodwin is a Cum Laude graduate from West Chester University with a degree in Exercise Science. Eli graduated from Friends Central High School and won several bodybuilding competitions. Including the 2019 Excalibur Classic Physique Novice and the 2021 Lehigh Valley Championship Classic Physique Junior. Eli specializes in building strength and muscle in kids and adults. He loves fitness because it makes him feel strong, healthy, and is great for helping manage stress. Some of Eli’s hobbies include working out and painting, he is also a huge animal lover and has 2 cats, a lizard, and a bird.

Daniel is a Marine Corps veteran who served from 2012 to 2020. His love of running and general fitness has branched out over the years to spread the good word about mental health and general physical wellbeing to everyone.

Daniel is a graduate of Penn State with a BS in Kinesiology and a minor in Exercise Science, as well as being certified with ISSA (International Sports Science Association).
Following a lax phase of his life, Daniel has since cleaned up his life both mentally and physically Danny has made it his mission to encourage others. He realizes that many people have their own personal vices, and has decided on his personal mission to assist as many people towards their goals as possible. Whilst in the military, Daniel was given the task with working alongside overweight fellow service members to get them to an acceptable level of fitness, and this experience has been an instrumental focal point in discovering his affinity for fitness.

In his free time, Daniel is an avid enjoyer of the outdoors, and spends a majority of his time either biking or going for a brisk run. On days where the weather isn’t so favorable, you can find Daniel inside, exercising his mind with a good book and a solid cup of tea. He is currently residing in Ardmore with his dog, Chip

Scott Ertel is an ACE Certified (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainer. Scott has a Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. While at Villanova, Scott played on their Division 1 Lacrosse team as a Midfielder and Attackman, as well as the Man-Up Unit. Scott has been coaching and training athletes for over 20 years. He has coached and trained at the Youth, High School, and College levels. Scott coached lacrosse at the National powerhouse Haverford School for seven years. Also, he coached Youth programs: Mesa Lacrosse Club, Ashbee Lacrosse Club, and North Penn Lacrosse Club. Scott helped coach Rosemont College Lacrosse to their first Playoff appearance in program history, and the most single season wins in program history. He has coached eleven High School Lacrosse All-Americans, as well as five Professional lacrosse players.

Scott has a wide variety of knowledge in training athletes and non-athletes alike. He has the ability to train people at any age and any exercise experience. Scott also trains in Boxing, and can incorporate Boxing into any training session.

In his free time, Scott enjoys playing a wide variety of sports, and is an avid fan of Philadelphia sports teams.

Strength & conditioning coach, specialized in high performance development, short term periodization and peaking.

Dominic Paris was originally a physical education teacher and became a conditioning coach after moving to the United States (Los Angeles) in 1996. He holds a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Sports (France). As a physical trainer, he has worked with several world champions in boxing and kickboxing from different countries. He was the conditioning coach for the physical preparation of Oscar De La Hoya. He has worked with many professional boxers in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York in recent years. He has 25 years of experience in teaching, training and coaching (amateur and professional athletes, young athletes, well known businessmen and celebrities including Sigourney Weaver), he is also author of several books in France. Dominic Paris is originally from Orleans, France. He started playing sports at a very young age: skiing at 5, kayaking at 8, rock climbing, gymnastics, judo… Kayaking became his main sport and he trained and competed at the highest level (national team and international events) in slalom and downriver. During his university years, he trained in many sports, including athletics, soccer, and rugby.

Anna Scharf is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) who has been exercising in different forms for over a decade. Anna competed successfully in gymnastics for over 5 years winning various State and regional titles and transitioned into professional natural bodybuilding during her college years. During this time she won shows in the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders (OCB) and later on in the National Physique Committee (NPC) Federations. Gymnastics training and weight lifting contributed to her success in various sports. Anna anticipates graduating with a bachelor of science’s in pure mathematics and a minor in art at West Chester University in December 2023. Anna brings a broad array of knowledge and experience across different disciplines including weight loss, strength training, gymnastics training, mobility and flexibility, and weight training to craft the best personalized training programs for kids and adults.

Laurie is a dedicated and experienced personal trainer who has been making waves in the fitness industry since 2017. With a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Temple University, Laurie’s passion for fitness was ignited during her high school years when she tore her ACL while playing basketball. This personal setback turned into a powerful lesson as she discovered the importance of strength training and taking care of her body.

Laurie’s commitment to her craft is evident through her certifications and qualifications. She is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer, equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide you on your fitness journey. Additionally, she holds a USA Weightlifting (USAW) certification, ensuring that her training methods are safe and effective. Not only that, Laurie is also a Precision Nutrition coach, allowing her to provide valuable insights into the role of nutrition in achieving your fitness goals.

What sets Laurie apart from other trainers is her “long game” approach. She believes in teaching her clients how to train effectively so they can sustain their progress for the rest of their lives. This means focusing on building mobility, strength, and conditioning, while also addressing nutrition and weight loss goals. Laurie is well-versed in sport-specific training as well, ensuring that athletes receive specialized guidance tailored to their unique needs.

When you work with Laurie, you’re not just signing up for a temporary fitness routine; you’re embarking on a transformative journey towards a healthier and more fulfilling life. With her expertise, dedication, and personalized approach, Laurie will empower you to achieve your goals and unlock your full potential.

Laurie genuinely cares about your long-term success. Together, you’ll build a foundation of strength, overcome obstacles, and discover the amazing things your body is capable of. Get ready to embrace a healthier, happier you with Laurie by your side.

Steve Ray is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Licensed Massage therapist. Steve is local originally from Paoli and graduating from Great Valley High school. After graduating Steve found that he was supremely passionate about health and wellness and enrolled in personal training school at the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) in 2010 and graduating in 2011. A few years into training Steve found that many clients needed additional training in pain management and maintenance through soft tissue work and mobilization, which led him to enroll in massage therapy school in 2018 at Cortiva Institute and graduating in 2019. Figuring out the best way to keep people healthy through exercise, diet, and bodywork has become a lifestyle and he is eager to help you all in your own personal journey! Steve’s hobbies include training/competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, hiking alongside his two German Shepard\Husky mix dogs Jefe and Odin, strength/HIIT training, and cooking! Book a massage or stretch session with him today!

Lauren is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Instructor. Additionally Lauren is a Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) certified Mobility Specialist. Lauren’s passion for helping people came from her recovery from an eating disorder when she was a teenager. Strength training allowed her to shift her focus form trying to be small to becoming strong physically and mentally. Lauren is continually learning, teaching and improving. She is in the process of studying be a certified nutritionist.

Luke has been a certified trainer for 15 years. He has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from East Stroudsburg University. Both degrees are in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning. Luke holds numerous certifications from the top accredited organizations in the country. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ( C.S.C.S.), Certified Weightlifting Coach ( U.S.A.W), and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES). Luke was named Best of The Mainline for Personal Trainer in 2019. He has also recorded over 15,000 hours of hands-on training experience working with clients ranging from grade school age children to nursing home residents and spanning skillsets from beginners and those looking to learn the ropes all the way to professional athletes.

Eric Mobley has helped hundreds of people like you achieve their sports performance, fitness, and nutrition goals.

As an award-winning collegiate and professional coach, he has extensive experience coaching multiple conference and national champions, and All-Americans, and continues to work with Global Medalists and Olympians.

His coaching/fitness philosophy is based on a commitment to three things: maximizing individual performance, setting realistic and meaningful goals, and providing the tools and knowledge needed to succeed and reach your full potential.

Eric is certified as:
NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Nutrition Coach
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Performance Enhancement Specialist

USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association) Track and Field Academy
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Speed Specialist
Sprint, Hurdle, and Relay Specialist
Combined Event Specialist
Track and Field Technical Certification
Program Management Certification

USATF (U.S.A. Track & Field) Coaches Education School
Level II Certified Track and Field Coach/Jumps
Level I Certified Track and Field Coach

Battle Rope Fundamentals Specialist
Kettlebell Fundamentals Specialist

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Tonya Ridge is the proprietor of a strength and conditioning gym, a position she has held for the past seven years. Her primary emphasis with the majority of her clientele lies in the realm of strength training. Over the course of her career, she has personally witnessed the transformative effects of strength training and derives immense satisfaction from assisting others in realizing their full potential through this discipline.

Possessing certifications as a personal trainer, Tonya has also participated in numerous Olympic lifting and strength-specific seminars, demonstrating her commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Furthermore, she has demonstrated her physical prowess by completing various challenging events, including Spartan races, 5Ks, 10Ks, and Strongman Competitions.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Tonya is a dedicated spouse and parent, considering her family as the driving force behind her endeavors. She allocates the majority of her free time to them when not engaged in training activities.

Rickey is a distinguished Nationally Certified Personal Trainer accredited by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). His background also includes knowledge in strength and condition.  

Rickey’s extensive background in public service underscores his dedication to physical well-being and safety. He has served as a Uniformed Protection Officer at the United Nations in New York City and as a Field Operations Officer for Homeland Security in Chicago. Additionally, he has held the esteemed role of Police Officer in Syracuse, NY. 

Rickey was also an officer in the New York Police Department (NYPD)

A former collegiate football player at Alfred University in New York, Rickey’s athletic prowess led to an invitation for a walk-on opportunity with the New York Jets, demonstrating his exceptional athletic capabilities. Although sidelined by an injury, his passion for sports and fitness never waned. Rickey has also represented the United States Football team in Australia. Rickey has a demonstrated proficiency in various sports disciplines, including mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, and Taekwondo.

In addition to his athletic pursuits, Rickey has contributed to the well-being of the community as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in New York City. Further expanding his horizons, he pursued studies in international law in Paris, France, demonstrating a multifaceted approach.

Rickey has a son and a daughter. He is an avid enthusiast of comic books and anime, reflecting his appreciation for creativity and imagination. A culinary aficionado, Rickey delights in preparing Italian cuisine. He finds solace in nature and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and exploring nature preserves. A lover of feline companionship, Rickey cherishes his two cats, adding a touch of warmth to his dynamic and diverse pursuits.

Introducing Max, our exceptional and seasoned personal trainer with a wealth of experience and a passion for delivering tangible fitness results. Max’s journey in the world of fitness began at the prestigious Ukrainian National Sports University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Science. For eight years, he honed his skills as a personal trainer in one of Ukraine’s top gyms, making a significant impact on the local fitness scene.

Max’s expertise extends across various disciplines, from powerlifting to preparing athletes for competitions. Notably, he achieved remarkable success in powerlifting, winning numerous competitions and boasting a record-breaking bench press of 480 pounds. His versatility shines as he has successfully trained individuals for bikini fitness competitions and imparted his knowledge of physical and technical training to boxers, drawing from his in-depth study of the Soviet school of boxing.

The story takes an unexpected turn with Max’s relocation to the United States following the Russian invasion in February 2022. Forced to leave his hometown, which fell victim to occupation, Max and his wife embarked on a challenging journey to America through a government program. Despite starting with only 50 English words, Max’s dedication and hard work propelled him to achieve a commendable conversational level within a year.

In pursuit of self-development and excellence, Max recently earned his NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness) personal trainer certification. Prior to joining our team, he spent six months as a physical therapist assistant, gaining valuable insights into the intricacies of rehabilitative care. Now, Max is ready to bring his extensive skill set, passion, and commitment to helping clients achieve their fitness goals.
When you choose Max as your personal trainer, you’re not just getting a professional with a remarkable track record; you’re gaining a partner dedicated to your success. Max’s overarching goal is self-development, and he’s driven by a genuine desire to work collaboratively with clients, delivering transformative results that go beyond the physical. Join Max on this journey of empowerment, achievement, and well-being.

Steve Ray is a native of Paoli, holds the the title of Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. He is also a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and is skilled in Assisted Stretching. Having graduated from Great Valley High School, Steve embarked on a journey toward a deep-seated passion for helping people improve their health and wellness. In 2010, he eagerly joined the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI), The Harvard of Personal Training. As Steve delved into personal training, he discovered a profound need many clients had for pain management and soft tissue work. This realization sparked his decision to enroll in massage therapy school at the Cortiva Institute in 2018. For Steve, the path to optimal health involves a holistic approach including massage, exercise, nutrition, and bodywork. It’s not just a profession for him, but a way of life, and he’s enthusiastic about guiding you on your own personal journey towards wellness. Beyond his professional pursuits, Steve is passionate about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, exploring the great outdoors with his two wonderful companions, Jefe and Odin, and reveling in the empowering realms of strength and HIIT training. His kitchen, too, is a place of creativity and warmth, where he concocts nourishing meals. Personal Train with Steve and you can make part of your session a massage or assisted stretch session. You may also choose to all or part of your session boxing or kickboxing.

Alejandro’s journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to athleticism, discipline, and continual personal development. Hailing from the vibrant city of Philadelphia, Alejandro’s sporting prowess emerged during his formative years at Jules E. Mastbaum High School. Excelling as a two-sport athlete in football and baseball, he left an indelible mark, earning a coveted spot on the Public League All-Star team in baseball during his senior year.

Following high school, Alejandro chose a path of service and enlisted in the Marine Corps, where his leadership qualities quickly rose to the forefront. Serving for four years, he ascended to the role of Section Chief, entrusted with the responsibility of operating a formidable 155 mm cannon. Notably, his dedication extended to the football field, where he showcased his skills as a cornerback for the 5th Battalion 10th Marines football team.

Post-Marine Corps, Alejandro seamlessly transitioned into rugby, joining the Aston Bulls in the American National Rugby League (AMNRL), now the USA Rugby League (USARL). His talent shone brightly, earning him a spot on the USA Tomahawks squad for the 2011 and 2012 Colonial Cup tournaments against the Canada Wolverines.

A multifaceted athlete, Alejandro delved into CrossFit, achieving certification as a Level 1 Trainer in 2017. His commitment to excellence continued with the attainment of a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach certification in 2018. In 2019, he graduated from the National Personal Training Institute, further solidifying his expertise in fitness and personal training.

As an Olympic lifter, Alejandro’s accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable. Qualifying for prestigious events like the Arnold Sports Festival and the US Open in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he secured a commendable 3rd place overall in the 67 KG weight class. At the 2019 American Open Finals, Alejandro set a new Ohio State record for the Snatch in the 67 KG weight class of the masters 35-39 age division.

Beyond his athletic pursuits, Alejandro is a loving father of three who finds joy in salsa dancing and cherishes the simple pleasures of everyday life, considering even a trip to the grocery store an adventure. A lifelong learner, he embodies the spirit of constant improvement and takes pride in motivating others while making fitness training an enjoyable experience. Alejandro’s story is one of resilience, passion, and the pursuit of excellence in every facet of life.

Meet Chad, a dedicated fitness professional with a passion for holistic well-being. Armed with a solid foundation in fitness education, Chad holds prestigious certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), including Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach, and Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Born with a competitive spirit, Chad began his fitness journey as a college soccer player, where he honed discipline, teamwork, and resilience. Transitioning from the soccer field to a multifaceted fitness enthusiast, Chad found joy in various outdoor activities, such as hiking, board sports, and rock climbing. These pursuits not only embody a love for adventure but also reflect a commitment to an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Chad brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his clients. His training philosophy revolves around the idea that gym workouts should not only build strength and endurance but also contribute to overall health. Chad firmly believes that fitness should enhance our ability to engage in activities we love, whether it’s conquering a challenging hiking trail, mastering a board sport, or scaling a rock wall.

With a personalized approach to fitness, Chad incorporates a combination of strength training, nutrition guidance, and corrective exercises to help individuals achieve their fitness goals while maintaining a sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle. Whether working with beginners or seasoned athletes, Chad is dedicated to empowering clients to embrace a balanced and active life.

Lauren’s unwavering passion for fitness spans over a decade, a journey that began as a personal quest for improved wellness and self-discovery. In her pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, Lauren not only transformed her own confidence and self-image but also ignited a fervent desire to empower others on their wellness journeys. With a dedicated focus on functional strength training, Lauren has emerged as a seasoned personal trainer, bringing five months of hands-on experience to her clients.

Having worked with diverse individuals, including a 40-year-old woman and two enthusiastic 20-year-olds, all new to the realm of strength training, Lauren understands the unique needs of her clients. Her approach goes beyond conventional fitness routines, delving into the realm of functional strength training to enhance overall well-being. Lauren firmly believes that fitness is a catalyst for personal growth, having witnessed its transformative impact not only on physical strength but also on mental resilience.

As a personal trainer in Center City, Lauren creates a supportive and motivating environment for her clients. Her commitment extends beyond the gym, permeating into a holistic approach that considers the individual’s lifestyle, preferences, and goals. Clients under Lauren’s guidance experience not only physical transformations but also a renewed sense of self-appreciation and confidence.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Lauren finds joy in various activities, including playing the guitar, immersing herself in music, indulging in reading, bike riding, and savoring moments at the beach. This multifaceted approach to life mirrors her belief in the interconnectedness of physical and mental well-being, a philosophy she imparts to her clients as they embark on their transformative fitness journeys with her guidance.

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