Meet the Trainers
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Education: Bachelor's in Accounting/Legal Studies at Drexel
Certifications: NSCA-CPT Certified
Experience: I have 4 years of Triathlon training experience and expertise in functional/kettlbell training and cardio.
Interests: Food, Swimming, Biking, Running, Boxing, and Salsa
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Currently enrolled in accelerated B.S./D.P.T. (Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy) program at Drexel University
Certifications: American Council of Exercise- Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT)
Experience: I've practiced a variety of martial arts (Tang Soo Do, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, wrestling, and MMA) for the past seven years, and served as a Tang Soo Do instructor at the American Black Belt Academy in Philadelphia, as well as captain of the school's demonstration team. I adhere to a functional fitness training philosophy that allows clients to meet their individualized goals in a safe, effective, and (most importantly) enjoyable manner utilizing a dynamic mixture of both cardio and resistance training. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, especially those just entering into the field of fitness.
Interests: Reading, martial arts, gymnastics, weightlifting, and writing.
Hometown: Macungie, PA
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science from Shippensburg University, currently pursuing Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Drexel
Certifications: ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist
Experience: Previously, I worked at Shippensburg University training staff and faculty members. I have also taught water aerobics and supervised exercise rooms at a Cumberland County retirement community. My personal fitness approach uses the CrossFit methodology which utilizes functional multi-joint movements.
Interests: Soccer, Philly sports teams and going to Villanova basketball games
Hometown: Womelsdorf, PA
Education: Bachelor's in Health Science Administration (2012)
Certifications: AAAI/ISMA Personal Trainer Certification
Experience: I have participated in sports my whole life to include the varsity level in high school. I currently work out Drexel and attend group exercise classes regularly. I also work at Bally Total Fitness as a personal trainer and am working towards a kickboxing certification to teach group exercise classes.
Interests: Love traveling, sports, swimming, reading and playing with my pets.
Hometown: Sewickley, PA
Education: B.S. in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University, M.S. in Exercise Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Certifications: ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, LesMills BodyPump
Experience: I've been working within Health, Fitness & Wellness at Drexel University for 2 years. Before coming to Drexel, as an undergraduate and graduate student I taught group exercise classes and maintained several personal training clients.
Interests: Teaching group exercise classes, listening to music, reading, and traveling.
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Master's of Education from Drexel University
Experience: I have 2 years of experience training at Drexel University. I have worked with clients with varying goals and ability levels.
Interests: Helping clients get results and working out!
Hometown: Wapakoneta, Ohio
Education: Bachelor's of Liberal Arts from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio (2009); Doctor of Physical Therapy from Drexel University (in-progress, 2012)
Certifications: ACE personal training, Johnny G. Spinning, Les Mills BodyPump, BTS Group Power, ASHI CPR/AED for the professional rescuer
Experience: Group exercise instructor at Xavier University, Revolution Fitness, Fit4You (Cincinnati, Ohio); Personal Trainer at Fit4You (Cincinnati, Ohio) Group exercise instructor/personal trainer at Drexel University; Run Fitness and Nutrition education luncheons at Copeland Corporation in Sidney, Ohio
Interests: Spinning, outdoor cycling, soccer, running, obnoxiously loud music, obscene amounts of sweat, discovering new ways to challenge the body to perfect function and performance, and (most recently) triathlon.
Hometown: Watkins Glen, NY
Education: B.S.Ed. in Physical Education from Cortland State University; M.Ed. in Sport Administration from Xavier University; M.S. in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky
Certifications: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT); American Red Cross CPR/AED Instructor; TRX® GSTC
Experience: I have been actively engaged in the health and fitness field for the past 3 years. Prior to my position here at Drexel, I served as a Graduate Assistant for fitness as the University of Kentucky and as an intern for fitness and Wellness at both Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. I have trained numerous clients with varying goals, taught TRX group fitness classes, organized and taught resistance training and circuit training programs, and led workshops and seminars. Before gaining experience in higher education, I served nine years in the Army Reserve where I developed and implemented several physical training programs for soldiers.
Interests: College sports, golf, volleyball, flag football, softball, weightlifting, camping and hiking.