Kate graduated with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science and Physical Education from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Kate has worked in fitness management where she has been a wellness program developer for children, teens and adults. In fitness, she has served as a personal trainer through the America College of Sports Medicine, a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (XPS) and certified Fitness Specialist (XFS)through EXOS. Kate also serves as a certified SpeedoFit instructor, certified Kettlebell Cardio Instructor in addition to teaching a variety of group exercise classes. In aquatics she has served as a swim instructor, swim coach and a certified pool operator through the National Swimming Pool Foundation.
Braydon received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology Health and Sport Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Science and Health Promotion – Rehabilitation Science and Sport Psychology Concentrations. Braydon is a certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine and a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sport Medicine. Sports and physical activity have always had a positive impact on his life, and his goals are to use knowledge to help people move and feel better during their daily activities.
Dave graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has been a personal trainer since 2016. Dave’s passion for fitness and being physically active started from a young age and developed as a high school athlete participating in both football and basketball. He has experience training older adults, special populations, and athletes of all ages. Dave also has experience in prehab, and has assisted in physical rehabilitation settings. His main focus is to help clients exceed their goals, and to improve their health and quality of life. He believes in helping his clients learn to leverage a growth mindset in order to reach their goals; to do things that scare you, to take on challenges that force you to discover your true abilities, and to find hope and joy in the outcome of what you set forth to accomplish.
Casey received her Masters of Curriculum & Instruction Digital Teaching and Learning Youngstown State University
And Bachelor of Science in Education Physical Education, Youngstown State University. She had her Physical Education PreK-12 Teaching Certification as well as her Grassroots Soccer License and is a NASM CPT. Casey feels it is a true privilege to help others reach their goals and gain confidence in themselves.
Dom graduated with his Bachelor of Science from California University of Pennsylvania. He is Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Condition Association. He is also a Certified EXOS Fitness Specialist and TRX Functional Training Qualified. Dom also went on to become a national powerlifting judge through the United States powerlifting federation. Dom loves working here at the Wellness Center because I can help members set and achieve their fitness goals by assessing their needs and providing the tools and exercise prescriptions to meet those needs.
John graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University. He is a Certified Fitness Specialist through EXOS. His training style is very fast pace & effective. His specialties when it comes to personal training include weight loss, hypertrophy (increasing muscle mass), functional training, circuit training, team building and sports performance.
Karen has her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Lock Haven University and her NASM Optimum Performance Training/rehabilitation certification. Karen specializes in all ages & abilities but especially women, older adults & kids. She loves teaching circuit/strength training for weight loss & older population proper exercise techniques to avoid injury. Karen has 20+ years in fitness industry, has ran exercise/rehab facilities for various chiropractic clinics, taught kids fitness at her local church, taught various group exercise classes, and taught older population group exercise class at local assisted living facilities.
Karen loves spending time with her husband and teenage son…especially at the beach & Disney World.
Katlynn attended and ran track, as a sprinter, for Clarion University of Pennsylvania where she received two Bachelor’s Degrees, the first in Nutrition and Fitness and the second degree in Athletic Coaching. She continued her education at California University of Pennsylvania where she was a Graduate Assistant for the strength and conditioning program and worked with most of the collegiate athletes and teams. She received her Master’s Degree from Cal U in Exercise Science – Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention Concentrations. Katlynn also obtained certifications as a Performance Enhancement Specialist, Speed Specialist and Pre- & Postnatal Coach for women through GGS (Girls Gone Strong).
Pre- & Postnatal Certification for Exercise will help clients exercise safely while pregnant and after pregnancy, answer questions about weight gain, pelvic floor issues, hormone changes, self-doubt, identity loss, postpartum depression and many other challenges during pregnancy. It is backed by evidence-based research and to focus not only on the physical side of pregnancy but also the psychological side.
Kendra graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University. She is a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Certified EXOS Performance Specialist and a Certified EXOS Fitness Specialist. Kendra enjoys working with all clients of all ages and abilities but loves working on high intensity training and performance.
Mike was born and raised in Princeton, NJ and earned his bachelors in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University. After he graduated he spent the next year interning with Penn State Football’s Performance Enhancement team. During the internship, he earned his CSCS through the NSCA as a practicing certified strength coach. After the internship was over Mike took a graduate assistant position at St. Francis University working with women’s soccer, women’s water polo, track and field, and football teams.
Rebekah began weight training while studying Biology at WVU and fell in love with the idea of becoming strong. Since then, she has developed her own training style combining principles of resistance training, calisthenics, and yoga. She has learned many techniques throughout her training, and her specialty is hip function and how it can improve athleticism. In Rebekah’s downtime, you can find her on hiking trails, paddle boarding, or snowboarding. She is beyond excited to help you see how valuable your health is and show you all the good your body and mind can do for you!
Sami received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified EXOS Fitness Specialist. Sami’s passion for fitness started her sophomore year of high school when she began weight training, to not only challenge herself physically but also mentally. This decision quickly changed the way she viewed not only her overall health, but also the health of those around Sami. This commitment to a healthier lifestyle has uncovered her passion for helping others to obtain a goal that will ultimately lead them to a healthier way of life. Sami believes that exercise is one of the best forms of medicine that is beneficial to everyone for a wide range of reasons. Sami’s training specialties include circuit training, strength and conditioning, and weight loss. Sami also recently became a PWR! Moves Specialist for Parkinsons wellness recovery.