I've always been a fitness enthusiast. I was a regular at the gym starting in my teens and took an interest in wanting to live a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy running and wanted to get stronger and faster so I joined My Personal Trainer in 2007. The program helped me achieve a 14% body fat* while putting on 18 lbs* of fat burning lean muscle. As a trainer with MPT, I focus on motivating my clients to do their best, feel great about their accomplishments and grow in their personal fitness journey.
I played tennis and did kickboxing but I wasn't able to lose the weight I gained in my twenties. My mother was a client and I saw her achieve her goals with amazing results. So I joined My Personal Trainer at 24. I'd never done strength training before and 20 minutes twice a week fit my school and work schedule. I lost 20 lbs* in 5 weeks! I believe in My Personal Trainer so much that I started working for them in 2011. It's amazing to see clients reach their personal weight goals and get stronger and healthier.
I was introduced to strength training in middle school through sports and decided to stick with it as a personal hobby not realizing that Id make a career of it in the future. After working in the corporate world for many years and realizing it wasn't for me, I decided to do a 360 with my career and become a personal trainer with MY PERSONAL TRAINER Inc. Over the past 10 years I've personally helped more than 1000 men and women achieve their fitness goals. I highly regard my profession, for the positive impact it has on our client's lives. Doctors treat those that have health problems, priests help with ones soul, and MY PERSONAL TRAINER improves or cures people's health problems. Currently I own and operate 3 successful locations and looking to further expand our healthy imprint on the Northeast Ohio area.
My love for the fitness and wellness industry began as my own personal journey in my late teens. I was struggling as an overweight adolescent and decided to do something about it. After losing 50 lbs* in 2002, I dedicated my life to help others do the same. It is my mission to help people lose pounds of undesirable fat while reclaiming self-esteem. I can't explain how fulfilling it is to see individuals apply themselves to reach obtainable goals and improve all facets of their lives. It will be a privilege to help you write your success story.
During high school I was introduced to personal training by working in the rehab center that was part of a major hospital group. I loved the interaction with the members and helping people achieve their goals. Since graduating I went through so many places trying to find that exact same environment with no luck. Five years ago I joined the My Personal Trainer team and there is no job so rewarding. Having clients past and present sharing their success stories to their friends and family is a great feeling and continuing the tradition to new members is very important to us.
Fitness has always been a big part of my life growing up. I've played competitive soccer since the age of 4 and played collegiately at Baldwin Wallace University. After the end of my competitive career, finding the motivation to continue to stay fit was a challenge. At BW I received a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and minor in Sports Coaching. As a soccer coach, it has taught me how to give back and to push people/players to be their very best. Becoming a Personal Trainer has helped me continue my active lifestyle while teaching and learning from other trainers while building my experience as a new trainer. The possibilities are endless. Nothing is more rewarding than helping clients at MPT reach their fitness goals and achievements.
Working in relentless and high-powered sales positions for over 25 years, combined with equal years of poor nutrition, lack of consistent physical activity, stress and sleeping issues had taken its toll on my body and my well-being in ways that required my immediate attention. After tiring of repeated doctor visits, specialists, bad advice and various medications that only left me feeling worse, I began my personal journey toward healing my mind, body and spirit all on my own. Years of self-study led the way toward a more formalized education and I eventually left the Corporate world to become a Certified Health Coach. I had come to recognize the healing benefits of proper nutrition, but continued to struggle in the areas of strength and fitness and found myself as a client at My Personal Trainer. Today, I find that the best part about my own journey is that it's led me to a place of helping others not by telling people what to eat or how to train - but, by empowering them to embrace the challenge to discover their own best self and to realize their potential for a healthier lifestyle.
Fitness has played a big role in my life between my family. Back in 2014 my parents both became a client at My Personal Trainer. Whenever they went to go work out I was always there with them keeping them on their feet and motivating them. When I first went and heard about it I thought that 20 minutes twice a week was nothing, but they started to go and the results came quicker than I thought, they both lost about 20 pounds within 6 weeks. They put in a lot of motivation and dedication into this to make a change in their life style, and till this day they are still working hard and keeping up with it. Seeing my parent's results made me want to help with other people to get where they want to be. Back in March of 2017 I started to work at My Personal Trainer and become a trainer to change other people's life styles and to help reach their goal in life. The results that you get from going 20 minutes twice a week is life changing. Seeing people's life styles change is amazing. Ever since then I have been passionate for the fitness industry.
I was a competitive swimmer throughout my childhood. It wasn't until I joined the high school swim team where I was introduced to strength training. I learned a tremendous amount of information on the positive effects of exercise on the human body during those four years of high school. I wanted to know more so when the time came to decide on a career I knew it had to be something related to fitness. After high school, I continued on with my education receiving my Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Adaptive Physical Activity from Slippery Rock University. I have been a personal trainer for a little over two years now and I absolutely love it! Working with clients, pushing them to achieve a better version of themselves, brings me such happiness. I am pleased to be part of a company that solely focuses on helping clients succeed. I have always been a goal oriented person and one thing I love most about My Personal Trainer is the fact that we will never let you lose sight of your fitness goals. Whatever your goal may be: lose weight, get stronger, or to just live a healthier lifestyle we will help you achieve those goals. There is nothing more rewarding than the feeling of accomplishment when those dreams and goals of yours become a reality.
I've been involved in sports competition and training ever since I can remember, even in my early childhood. That being said, I never had to worry much about my physique because I was always very active. Soccer became my main focus and I went on to play at St. Ignatius and Cleveland State. I also coached for the Cleveland Whitecaps Soccer Club. Working with teammates and having training partners always provided me with the accountability and structure I needed to keep my body in top physical shape. I knew after my college days were over, I was going to have to find that same type of accountability somewhere else.
When I started working at My Personal Trainer, I took the lifting program we administer very seriously. The owner of the facility, Eric Schaefer, helped push me to realize that I could continue to get stronger and increase my muscle mass into my 30's. Over a six month period I was able to increase my muscle mass by 14lbs! I truly enjoy working for My Personal Trainer. Each and every day I watch our clients achieve goals and do things they never thought were possible. Whether you're trying to lose weight, build up strength, or just maintain a healthier lifestyle, I am committed to helping you achieve that just like I did!
I struggled with weight by entire adult life. Then one day in 2013, I walked into My Personal Trainer and it changed my life! By following the strength training and nutrition program, I lost 50 pounds in 7 months! I believed in the program so much that in 2014, I joined the MY Personal Trainer team as a trainer. The best part of being a trainer here is seeing our clients achieve their own fitness and weight loss goals and start believing in themselves again.
Growing up I remember being self-conscious about having a leaner frame, feeling skinny and weak had the same mental effect on me as someone who feels overweight. Because of my own personal achievements with fitness, I became a trainer after years of frustration and lack of knowledge to create the body that I wanted for myself. I wanted to build muscle and change my physique but didn't know where to start. I decided to dedicate my studies and interest in the direction of health and wellness not only to help myself, but to have the confidence to help others that may be struggling with the same thing.
In my free time I enjoy anything outdoors; biking, hiking trails, rock climbing and obstacle training are just a few. I've also been incorporating the vegan lifestyle into my diet. I think there are compelling benefits to whole food and plant-based proteins and enjoy sharing my recipes and knowledge with our clients. Eating better and feeling better starts with the decision to change. One of the best things about my job is the connections I make with our clients. We are one big fit family inside these doors. I love training clients of all ages and fitness levels and strive to teach proper form to ensure a safe and effective training session each time.
I am a senior at Cleveland State University studying exercise fitness. I am currently completing an internship this summer while working as a personal trainer in order to prepare myself as I begin working towards my Masters in Exercise Science in the fall. I chose the field of exercise after an unfortunate injury in high school. Tearing my shoulder ruined my hopes of playing college soccer and in the process I wanted to initially become a physical therapist.
When I learned about training and exercise testing, however, my dreams shifted towards this field. I've been a personal trainer for over two years and after all the experience I've received, I have found many aspects to be quite enjoyable. The major aspect that brings satisfaction to my life is knowing that I am helping another person change their lives for the better. I am a walking book of knowledge due to my ongoing education so feel free to ask me anything when we train!
Like many others, I have always struggled to maintain a weight that I was happy with. I became a client with My Personal Trainer, and since then I have never looked back! I have lost 20 pounds, and while still on my journey, there is nothing better than sharing mutual motivation between myself and the clients. To be able to say that I have become part of people's journey to better themselves is something that will always make me smile. I studied psychology in college at Cleveland State University. Working to teach people the importance between mindset and fitness goals is something that I am proud of. I am passionate about helping others reach their goals mentally and physically, and at My Personal Trainer, I am able to do that. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences being a part of client's stories and celebrating all of the goals they accomplish!
I'm a former collegiate athlete, I graduated from Notre Dame College with a premed major while playing basketball. I'm an exercise enthusiast, from strength training to biking. Along with being a personal trainer, I'm also a high school football coach. I'm passionate about helping individuals reach their fitness and health goals. I'm a firm believer in that anything is possible, especially through hard work and dedication. That being said, I'm a huge Cleveland sports fan till the day I die!
My interest in health and fitness started in middle school, when I began running cross country and track. I became more focused on strength training and eating a healthful diet in order to stay injury free and performing at my best. I ran throughout high school, and collegiately at The University of Toledo, where I studied Exercise Science. I continue to incorporate everything I have learned into my daily life. Now I'm focused on marathon training, while balancing strength training, and yoga. I hope to show others how beneficial exercise can be for their overall health-physical, mental, and emotional.
I've always enjoyed being active. I played multiple sports in high school, was an avid runner and continued to play recreationally through college and beyond. After starting a family, running was my primary exercise for many years. I started weight training when I sustained a foot injury that made running difficult. I appreciate weight training for its efficiency and fantastic ability to tone and strengthen. I found a great match for my personality (personable and pushy) and passion (encouraging people toward health and wellness) in My Personal Trainer.
After years of debilitating back pain and a 30 pound weight gain, I knew I had to find my way back to health because in 1998 my husband was diagnosed with a progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy that placed more physical demands on me as a wife and mother. In 2015 I decided to take matters into my own hands after feeling pushed beyond what I knew were my limits in group classes at local gyms. With sensible eating and daily exercise at home, I listened to my body and the transformation began. In one year I lost 40 pounds and found myself stronger than I had ever been. Friends, family and coworkers noticed my transformation and wanted to know my secret. I simply shared that I made a LIFESTYLE CHANGE and intended to grow old gracefully and with strength. Their interest and encouragement prompted me to become certified as a Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in April 2018. My passion is to help others become a better version of themselves. Those of us facing our middle (BEST) years have so much living yet to do. I am here to show you that strength, weight loss and lifestyle change CAN happen even if you're 50 . . .or more
These statements are not meant to guarantee your individual results. While all claims are from actual clients that are willing to verify their individual results upon request, your individual results may vary depending on your individual effort and adherence to program.