Making a difference - that's what our trainers do - one workout at a time! Our staff comes to us highly educated and then we invest in their knowledge base even more through an intensive 8 week in house training program and ongoing seminars! This commitment to excellence, combined with a care and passion for helping people, is what sets our staff apart and gets you the results you are looking for!

Sites Director:
Mike Dusza

Education: West Chester University, BS Kinesiology

Certifications: NSCA, ISSA, AAFP


Exercise Philosophy:

I truly believe exercise improves ones quality of life and I am honored to be able to help others achieve that lifestyle

Favorite Client:

Someone willing to step outside their comfort zone to make a positive change.

Interest / hobbies:

Boxing, Fishing, Hunting and Family

SITE COORDINATOR:
Bill Sayer
EDUCATION:

MS Exercise Physiology National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist & an Integrated Flexibility Specialist. Recognized by the Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor. Certified Functional Movement Screen practitioner


Professional Experience:

I have been a Personal Trainer and Strength Coach for 18 years. In that time I have successfully helped clients with weight loss, fat loss, and sport-specific goals, as well as guided clients in the transition from post-injury Physical Therapy to normal activity.

TRAINER:
Debbie DeDominic

HOMETOWN: Norristown (best kept secret around)

EDUCATION: Bishop Kenrick H.S., Temple Dental


Certifications:

PAS 1 Egoscue Specialist, Reiki 1st Degree, A.F.A.A., Reebok Step, Pilates, Mid-Life Fitness, Resistance Bands, Bosu Stability Ball

Professional Background/Experiences:

Over the decades, in addition to personal training, I have taught children's fitness for East Norristown Township, instructed group fitness and aquatic classes, and worked with seniors and special populations.

Exercise Philosophy:

Understanding your body as an energy system and learning new skills to keep you moving and healthy

Hobbies / Interests:

Exercise, gardening, cooking, spending time with my family and grandsons, being a Reiki Instructor, networking with people and volunteering

Marketing Director:
Joe Chaitkin
Education:

West Chester University, B.S. Kinesiology. MS Exercise Physiology

CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

NSCA , Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
NSCA, Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
TPI Level 1
Functional Movement Screen Certified
12 years experience in health and wellness.

Why I train:

I train because I love to see my clients meet and exceed their fitness goals. Whether a client wants to improve their quality of life, look and feel better, or improve their sports performance - I will help them reach their goals! Over the years, I have trained people from all walks of life, but I particularly enjoy training those who are new to exercising.

Trainer:
Bob Kaufmann
Why I train:

I love to help others make positive changes in their life through improved health and physical fitness. Let me be the one to make a difference in your life!

Specialties:

Boxing (beginner-intermidiate), Martials Arts, Weight Loss, Sports Specific, Core, Body Shaping

Trainer:
Greg Ondo

HOMETOWN: Pottstown, PA


Education / Certification:

BS Exercise Science West Chester University Certified Kettlebell Coach Level 1

Why I Train:

I train because I want to help make a difference in peoples' lives through exercise. Through training, one can help improve confidence, self-esteem, and daily abilities which is all rewarding to me.

Favorite Quote:

"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost."

Hobbies/Interest:

Music, Biking, Fishing, Hockey

SITE COORDINATOR:
Ian Savitz

Hometown: Villanova, PA


Education:

Ursinus College BS Exercise Science, West Chester University: MS Administration

WHY I TRAIN:

Growing up in an active household, I fell in love with baseball. I did everything I could to build myself into a better athlete. Entering High School at 5' 6”, 120lbs I set the goal to earn varsity letters and play collegiately. I need to be bigger and stronger. Functional Strength Training became my way of life. It has enabled me to continue to play at a high level and remain injury free into my 30s.

FAVORITE TYPE OF CLIENT:

Someone who is willing to work hard to progress in their fitness and improve their quality of life.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Spending time with my family, laughing, helping others to achieve their fitness goals, playing and watching sports, experiencing new things.

Trainer:
Mardi Malley

Education: Associate of Science

Certifications: Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Massage Therapist, Adaptive Ski Instructor


Philosophy:

To make a positive impact in people's lives mentally and physically through exercise, functional training and some personal motivation

Favorite Type of Client:

One with an open mind, positive attitude and a sense of humor

Hobbies:

Skiing, Yoga, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Gardening, Ceramics, Playing Music, Volunteering with local food bank, Spending time with husband and 3 kids

Motto of Life:

Be present, be grateful and nice

Trainer:
Heather Bakker
Education:

Temple University BA Neumann College, MS Physical Therapy

CERTIFICATIONS:

ATC , M.P.T.
Professional Experience: Orthopedics, Traumatic Brain Injury, Inpatient, Outpatient, Athlete rehabilitation.

Interest / hobbies:

Mountain biking, Volleyball, Tennis, 4x4, hiking, dancing.

Motto I Live By:

Train for life.

Trainer:
Leigh Dawson

HOMETOWN: Exton, PA

Education: B.A. Muhlenberg College, Political Science, B.S. Immaculata University, Exercise Science


Why I train:

As a college athlete, I was told after several injuries that my body was just not made for running and basketball, and that unless I gave them up, I would continue to suffer injuries. I refused to believe that my body was simply incapable of these activities, and I began to research functional exercises that would help my body handle the strain. Ten years later, I count trail running as one of my favorite activities! I love to help others break that train of thought that they simply can't participate in their favorite activities anymore.

Interests/Hobbies:

Hiking, trail running, fundraising for cancer research, advocating for pet adoption, rooting for the Phillies, Flyers, and Penn State Football.

Favorite type of client:

One with a positive attitude and a willingness to break a sweat!

Words to live by:

"Don't let what you cannot to interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

Co-Owner:
Mark Mintzer

HOMETOWN: Malvern, PA

EDUCATION: Radnor High School, B.S. Exercise & Sport Science, The Pennsylvania State University


Background/Experiences:

Fitness Trainers, Inc. - Co-founder. Youth Mentoring Partnership - Founder and Executive Director. Penn State University College of Health & Human Development Board of Directors - President.

Why I train:

Fitness is just the medium I use to connect with people. It's a unique medium because when you move, you feel better physically and emotionally. Combine those feelings of well being with focused goals and hard work and you have a formula to change lives! That's why I train!

Specialty training/skills:

Titleist Performance Institute - golf specific training, Youth fitness. Sports performance.

Passions:

My wife and 3 daughters, surfing, soccer and helping kids!

Favorite type of client:

One who's willing to step outside their comfort zone.

Rules to live by:

Rule #6- Don't take yourself so seriously (P.S. - there are no other rules!)

Trainer:
Paula Rothermel

HOMETOWN: Philadelphia, PA

Education: BS in Pharmacy, ACSM Certified


Why I train:

I want to help people feel good about their bodies and maintain strength and flexibility as they get older or work through injuries.

Passions, Interests & Hobbies:

Exercise and its benefits- especially kettlebells, welfare of animals, pracicing a vegetarian lifestyle, hiking, and cooking.

How I make a difference as a trainer:

I am interested in helping people at any age improve their posture so they can be more balanced and flexible and are able to be active without injury.

Life Motto:

Exercising, eating healthy, getting outdoors daily are the three things we can do which help to maintain our health and influence our wellbeing.

Trainer:
Tom Lengyel
Experience:

Fitness & Nutrition Professional since 2003

AFAA Certified

How I make a difference as a trainer:

Live Fit 360 Nutrition/Weight Loss Program

Fit After Fifty & Beautiful Brides to be Program

Pre Natal & Post Natal Program

Kettlebells, core & flexibility training

Resistance weight, TRX Suspension & interval training

Business Development:
Pat McManus
Certifications:

NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise, Silver Sneakers, BOSU Mobility/Stability for Active Agers

Favorite type of client:

My passion is to help clients of all ages and abilities maximize their potential and make a positive change in their lives. I particularly enjoy working with the "50+ set" who want to continue to be active agers and who refuse to allow their chronological age dictate the activities of their lives.

Philosophy on Exercise:

Exercise is a fantastic vehicle to positively impact our lives physically, emotionally and mentally. When we take charge of our own health and well being, I believe we are all happier people.

Personal Life Motto:

Be grateful, be constructive, and make a difference in people's lives, realizing and accentuating the good and positive each and every day.

Site Coordinator:
Ron Nicholson

HOMETOWN: Arlington, VA

Education: Kutztown University, NFPT certified


Background/Experiences:

I have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. I played college football at K.U. and was the conditioning coach for the university rugby team.

Why I train:

The gratification I get from working out is something I want to share with my clients. It's a way of life!

Passions:

My daughter, family, and fitness...

Interests/hobbies:

Fitness and fishing.

How I make a difference as a trainer:

By motivating my clients to achieve a level that they thought was not possible.

Favorite type of client:

One who's not afraid of hard work.

Motto to live by:

You get out of it what you put into it.

Co-Owner:
Scott Dillman

HOMETOWN: Malvern, PA

Education: Conestoga H.S., BA Psychology, Furman University, MBA, Villanova University.


Certifications:

Co-founder Fitness Trainers Inc. Founder of the Fighting Back Program and the Fighting Back Scholarship Program. Retired: United States Army, Major. 20+ years experience in the health and fitness industry.

Why I train:

I train to make a difference in people's lives by helping them maximize their abilities. I work with the mind, body, and spirit of each client to meet their individual goals.

Specialty:

Post Rehab exercise

Interests:

Spending time with my family, personal investing.

Trainer:
Steve Tauder

Hometown: Devon, PA

Education: Conestoga H.S., Temple University


Certifications:

American College of Sports Medicine

Professional background/experiences:

I have worked with FTI for over 10 years and owned and operated a fitness equipment store for 3 years.

Why I train:

I like to exercise for personal enjoyment and I like to help others in need. It makes sense!

Interests/Hobbies:

Exercise, exercise, and exercise. Movies, reading, listening to music, sports and taQoos!

Trainer:
Danielle Cattani

Hometown: King of Prussia, PA


Certifications:

Licensed Massage Therapist
BS Exercise Science, Cabrini University

Life Motto:

The path to success is not a straight line. It consists of a twists and turns, highs and lows, but that's what we call life.

Exercise Philosophy:

Everyone is able to better themselves through exercise, whether it be physically or emotionally. As a trainer, I do my best to design programs which allow clients to get the most out of each session.

Interests:

Hiking, spending time with family, cuddling with my dog and binge watching episodes of Law & Order

Trainer:
Barbara Paolone
Certifications:

Holistic Health Coach, AFAA Group Exercise

Life Motto:

Be grateful,kind and have a positive attitude.

Exercise Philosophy:

I believe that physical training can help people live better, not only physically, but can help the mind and spirit as well. Health and wellness come from a balance of all three aspects. Achieving one's goals physically can have a profound impact on positive attitude and give each client the confidence to achieve in other areas of their lives.

Favorite Type of Client:

One who comes to each session with a positive attitude and is willing to work hard and challenge themselves

Interests:

Exercise, cooking, crossword puzzles, nutrition, tennis, golf, reading, watching football

Trainer:
Patrick Sarne

Hometown: Lower Burrell, PA


Education:

B.S. Business, Winthrop University
W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer

Life Motto:

Strive to be the best version of yourself possible, so you don't have any regrets.

Exercise Philosophy:

Don't take your fitness for granted. When it comes to the exercise component of your lifestyle, find a balance of enjoyment & fulfillment that works for you.

Interests:

Baseball Umpire, Dek Hockey, Go Pirates-Steelers-Penguins!




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