- ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
- CPR/First Aid Certified
Specialties: Program Design for General Conditioning & Weight Loss, Pre & Post-Natal Fitness and Nutritional Guidance.
Experience: My fitness career transitioned from dance instructor to aerobics instructor to personal trainer. I’ve trained children, adults, seniors and even a few people with disabilities (with the understanding that their exercise session was just that and not intended to be rehabilitation or therapy of any kind). I also spent a few years doing strength and conditioning for a competitive gymnastic team. During my years as an aerobics instructor, I specialized in pregnancy fitness classes. These were regular exercise classes with all of the ACOG modifications for expectant mothers. The majority of people I work with, now, come to me looking for weight loss or general conditioning.
I was originally certified by ACE (American Council on Exercise) in 1994, and then obtained my ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Personal Trainer Certification in 2008. I’ve learned most of what I know by studying for exams, attending seminars and workshops, consulting with physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, pharmacists and dietitians and researching client limitations or specific training techniques. Learning from a book is one thing, but knowing how to apply it is another. It takes years of practice. I’ve learned so much over the years, but I continue to learn from my clients, peers and my circle of health professionals.
ACE Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist
Experience: I am a former chain-smoking, binge-drinking, impulse-eater. I know how tough it is to break bad habits, but I did it with a renewed love for life and exercise. Life is short, and you should be willing and able to enjoy it every chance you get. I discovered being in good shape gave me the energy and confidence to do many other things like learn kick boxing and judo.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
Specialties: National Association of Speed and Explosion - Certified Speed Specialist (NASE - CSS)
Experience: I'm a life-long athlete and outdoor enthusiast that became an unhealthy, overweight office worker after college. I decided to change my diet and lifestyle and lost 30 pounds. Now I help others do the same. I love helping people transform their lives and accomplish things they didn't think they could do.
Motivated, enthusiastic, attentive and empathetic, I have worked with clients with general weight-loss and fitness goals, specific medical conditions, and athletes with specific performance goals. Whatever your goals, we can achieve them together!
Jason Metz, Ph.D
NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator
ACSM – Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Is Medicine Professional
American Heart Association – CPR/AED, First Aid
Specialties: Sports conditioning, injury prevention, rehabilitation, chronic disease training
Experience: I have worked in the fitness industry for over 13 years, and I am currently an Adjunct Professor at Waynesburg University. In those 13 years, I have worked with Division 1 athletics, professional and Olympic athletes as well as clinical populations that include cancer, cardiac, COPD, stroke, diabetes, paralysis and Parkinson’s disease just to name a few. I am projected to finish my Ph.D in Exercise Physiology in 2015. I’m a published author through the NSCA and also serve on several special-interest group panels through the NSCA and ACSM. Also, through the NSCA, I serve as a registered mentor
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- CPR/AED Certified
Specialties: Individual Program Design for Fitness and Weight Loss
Experience: I began my fitness journey with a gym membership in various gyms. I became a certified aerobics instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I taught classes in the Stability Ball, BOSU ball, Aerobic Kick Boxing (which corresponded with my background in Karate), High/Low Impact Aerobics, and Water Aerobics. I attend a variety of educational classes for instructors to stay current with the latest techniques. I have been an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified trainer for 18 years. I train at Locke’s Fitness Studio, or in-home, either individually, or in a small group. I also became a runner, winning top medals in my age group! I love what I do! I enjoy teaching the secret of how to stay youthful and healthy!
Experience: I am a current student majoring in exercise science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I love personal training because it allows me to use my creativity in designing exercise programs based on individual goals and interests! I enjoy motivating those to not only better themselves physically but to also improve self confidence.