EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: B.S. in Exercise Science from Miami University and a M.S. in Sport's Psychology from Capella University.
CERTIFICATIONS: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Instructor, NETA kettlebell certified
American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, Red Cross CPR/AED/FA Certified.
Amanda believes that exercise, nutrition, and mental health all work together for the success of the individual and all need to be considered for overall health improvement. One of the most important things as a trainer is helping someone learn proper health and fitness techniques and how to incorporate exercise into daily life. Amanda believes that making each routine functional for clients is key and will help them remain successful in the future, no matter what their goals are.
Hello, my name is Amelia Guevara and I’m a certified personal trainer through NCSF. I also teach Pop Pilates®.
Exercising was not always a passion of mine. I grew up fat (yes, fat, I promise it’s not a scary word) my entire life, and I didn’t know where to begin when it came to fitness until high school. This is when I met someone who taught me to love working out. Of course, I had my ups and downs the years to come, but those memories of how good activity and exercise made me feel, stuck with me. That’s when I started doing it for my own well-being, and that’s what I’d like to remind you to do as well when you hire me as your trainer.
Hello Life Center Plus Family, my name is Pepin Harper. I am a Certified Personal Athletic Trainer and Fitness Instructor. Been a Trainer/Instructor for 7 years. Certified as a trainer through International Sports Science Association. Other certifications include Advanced Sports Nutrition, HIIT Training, Cycling, Athletic Body In Balance, Full Body Flexibility, Group Exercise Training.
I Have experience working as an Assistant Track and Field Coach at Walsh Jesuit High School for 4 years, training and instructing at the Riverfront YMCA, Head Assistant for the Wooster YMCA Swim Team, and being the Gym Instructor at Schnee Learning Center.
I love working with clients in a wide range of fitness goals. Whether it be sports, staying in shape, or getting started with a workout routine. I am a firm believer in a body in motion stays in motion.
EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Masters in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University, with a Minor in Sports Medicine.
CERTIFICATIONS: NETA Group Exercise Instructor, Red Cross CPR/AED/FA Certified. Currently studying to become NSCA Certified Strength & conditioning Specialist.
Ever since I started playing sports at 5 years old, fitness has been an integral part of my life, all thanks to the motivation from family and coaches. I want to be that same motivation for others, and help form a lifelong habit. I love to help others reach their full potential, being that voice that says “I can do one more”. I believe that building a strong foundation of proper technique, followed by consistency and progression, will allow you to achieve any fitness goal you set your mind to.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Bachelors in Business Administration at Kent State University 2014 (Marketing and Entrepreneurship)
CERTIFICATIONS: NETA Certified Personal Trainer, 200 hour registered Yoga Instructor (Yoga Alliance), American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED for the Professional Rescuer.
Andrew specializes in Weight management, calisthenics, Yoga, weightlifting, sports specific training/conditioning, functional training and overall health and wellness.
Andrew believes that fitness is a lifestyle that is a major contributing factor to overall health.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: B.S. in Exercise Science from Kent State University.
CERTIFICATIONS: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer & Certified American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA.
Ben’s passion for fitness began when he was a young boy, participating in soccer, basketball and football in high school. Ben believes everyone has the potential to improve on all aspects of life, especially in the area of health and fitness.
While attending Kent State University, Ben acquired extensive information regarding special populations and sports performance & conditioning. This has inspired him to share his knowledge with others. Ben concentrates on developing and enhancing all individuals’ form and technique through detailed and direct instructions. This will promote each individual to reach and exceed his or her goals.
As a three-time National Qualifier in National Physique Committee – Men’s Physique, Ben looks forward to sharing and expanding his knowledge in the area of physique transformations.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Masters of Occupational Therapy and is a licensed Occupational Therapist.
CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Personal Trainer through The American College of Sports Medicine.
Beyond helping our members reach their health and fitness goals, Brittany also specializes in post rehab, injury prevention and weight loss.
Outside our walls, she is currently training for a figure competition and loves staying active with her Australian Cattle Dog Cinch.
My name is Josh Strunk. I studied psychology at Kent State University, then I took time to travel to over 12 countries and I most recently worked for a government affairs corporation. From playing in sports growing up, to helping friends in college with their workouts, nutrition and overall wellness, fitness has always been a passion of mine. While working in the corporate environment I realized I missed the fitness lifestyle and knew then that it was my true calling. So, I immediately started studying and became a certified personal trainer. I am an avid snowboarder, I love to travel and go camping, but most of all I enjoy being able to help other people not just hit fitness goals, but also be able to develop a healthy lifestyle and have fun doing it. To me, fitness is not a strict diet or destroying yourself every time you work out. Fitness is taking one step at a time to develop healthy habits and still enjoying treats and relaxing days. It’s all about moderation. I’m thrilled to be a member of the LifeCenter Plus team and I’m looking forward to helping you on your wellness journey!
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Bachelor Degree in Science from Kent State University. Physical Education teaching license Catholic University of Brasilia.
CERTIFICATIONS: American Council on Exercise/ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Clinical Exercise Specialist.
Rom’s areas of interest include weight management, functional training, sports conditioning and special populations (older adults, cardiovascular and orthopedic conditions, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc). He is a strong advocate for self-health and wellness. Rom believes that there must be a balance between exercise and nutrition in wellness programs in order to combat health risks. He believes that creating a healthier body takes a commitment to making lifestyle adjustments. Rom’s goal is to help clients make that adjustment successfully.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics, Kent State University. Master of Science in Human Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University
CERTIFICATIONS: International Fitness Association, Group Exercise & Personal Training. American Red Cross CPR.
Whether in group exercise or in personal training, Anne's goal is to help you develop into a healthier, happier you. She trains with a focus on functional fitness for better flexibility, strength, endurance and agility. Training sessions are progressive in style.