- ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
- TPI Certified Golf Fitness Professional
- CPR Certified
Specialties: Conditioning for Runners, Conditioning for Golfers and Pre & Post-Natal Fitness
Experience: Over the last several decades, my fitness career transitioned from dance instructor to aerobics instructor to personal trainer. I’ve been a certified personal trainer since 1994. Locke’s Personal Fitness began as an in-home personal training business in 1994 where I traveled to clients’ homes, businesses and country clubs across Pittsburgh for about seven years. After spending way too much time traveling from client to client, I opened my own personal training studio in 2001. I began with a small studio above DeLallo’s Ft. Couch Café then moved across the street to a bigger facility four years later. Within the next two years, we outgrew that space and expanded to double our size. I continue to work with clients with varieties of goals and abilities. My experience meeting and training the diverse needs of clients over the past two decades has been rewarding both professionally and personally. I thank God every day to be able to do what I love for a living.
I’m also certified by Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Professional. Now, in addition to general strength and flexibility conditioning, I am able to provide golf screens for golfers of all ages and skill levels. The TPI golf screen assesses the golfer’s upper and lower body rotation, stability, strength and flexibility as it pertains to an effective golf swing. Golf swing characteristics are also assessed. Once this information is gathered, a golf-specific fitness program is designed to address any weaknesses and improve overall strength and flexibility. All of this is important in order to facilitate an effective golf swing as well as correct swing characteristics that may have been causing or could eventually cause repetitive use injuries.
- NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- CPR Certified
Experience: Before entering the world of personal training, I was a professional ballet dancer. When it came to my professional career, personal fitness was essential for performance, conditioning, and injury prevention. During my career I have performed with ballet companies throughout the United States. I started my career in ballet with the Los Angeles Ballet at the age of 19. After dancing with the Los Angeles Ballet for six seasons, I joined the Suzanne Farrell Ballet located in Washington D.C., and then finished my career dancing with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. My background in ballet has awarded me many skills that I now utilize in my personal training methods. No matter what your goals are I can help you achieve them. Training for a career in professional ballet requires much discipline, attention to detail, hard work, and unwavering focus. These are all of the qualities I promise to bring into helping you get to where you want to be
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