Jason Leaman, BS
Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology Ohio University; Certifications: Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association Crossfit Running and Endurance , TRX Personal Trainer. In August 2005, Jason Leaman joined the Akron General Lifestyles team. Jason balances a detailed workout regime with the essential guidance and support his clients need to achieve their fitness goals. Over the past six years, Jason’s clients achieved the following results: reduced the side effects of arthritis, trained for and completed a marathon - Lost weight, built strength and regained an active lifestyle, biked 100 miles in one day, rehabilitated from injury to perform essential day to day tasks. In addition to Personal Training, Jason also offers group training for all audiences. An avid skier, Jason created a ski conditioning class that is offered in the late fall to help skiers prevent injury and maximize their time on the slopes.
Did you know?: When Jason’s not training clients, he enjoys mountain biking and running trails in the woods.
Sarah was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from The University of Toledo. She is a certified personal trainer through ACE and holds certifications in Spinning®, Turbo Kick®, PiYo™, and Hip Hop Hustle™. Her specialties include circuit training and high intensity interval training. She can help you find the type of exercise that is effective yet enjoyable.
Did you know?: Sarah’s philosophy is basic: work HARD, have FUN, and the RESULTS will follow!
Ruth graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and from the University of Akron with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. She is a certified Personal Trainer through AFAA, is CPR and AED certified, holds an AFAA kickboxing certification, and is also a Pro WNBF Body Building Figure Competitor. She has over 11 years experience in helping others achieve their fitness and weight loss goals. Educating others on how to properly balance nutrition and exercise to combat obesity, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and other ailments is one demonstration of Ruth’s commitment to help others make positive Lifestyle changes. Her passion for fitness can also help motivate you to make the positive changes necessary to be fit for a lifetime!
Did you know?: Ruth earned the nickname of “ab queen” because of her challenging 6-pack attack ab classes
Roy graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology in 2010 and a Master's degree in Sport Science/Coaching in 2011. He was a member of the Ohio Bobcats Strength & Conditioning Staff for five years where he trained hundreds of athletes and private clients.
Lindsi is a graduate of Kent State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She is certified in personal training through the American College of Sports Medicine. Lindsi specializes in strength training, weight management and functional training. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages to help them reach their health and fitness goals and improve their quality of life through exercise.
Kristen is pursuing a master's in Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness from the University of Akron. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM CPT) and a Certified TRX Trainer. Kristen believes that everybody is different and deserves special attention. Whether it’s learning proper biomechanics, increasing your cardiovascular fitness, improving your flexibility or wanting a healthier lifestyle, Kristen will work with you to develop a road map that meets your goals.
David graduated from Boston University, College of Liberal Arts, in 1968. He began training early in life, which continued while maintaining a business career, primarily in the metals industry. After selling his last business in 2004, David became a nationally certified personal trainer through NETA. He has a broad range of training experience, spanning both genders and all ages from 11 to over 70 years.
Whether a client's fitness objectives include loss of body fat, muscle toning, sports specific training, bodybuilding, power lifting and/or improvements in cardio-pulmonary and vascular endurance, David can design a fitness program tailored specifically to each client’s goals.
Wendy is a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute and is certified in TRX. After many years of working in the financial research industry, she decided to make a career 180 and follow her true passion- fitness. Wendy’s objective as a trainer is to motivate you to achieve and surpass your goals with positive support, encouragement, and the proper workouts.
Did you know?: Wendy acquired a hunting license at the age of 12. She also grew up fishing… today, she enjoys fishing with her 2 beautiful daughters.
Cynthia is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor through the American Council on Exercise. With several years of experience in training and teaching group exercise, she likes helping and motivating individuals to achieve their fitness goals and improve their quality of life. Cynthia specializes in strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, and core stability. She understands the importance of supportive nutrition in regard to fitness and the busy schedules of clients. She has several graduate and undergraduate degrees. Cynthia and her son enjoy a very active lifestyle.
Did you know?: When Cynthia is not working, she enjoys spending time with the love of her life… her son.
John graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor in Education of Science. While at CSU he was a member of the men’s soccer team. After graduation in 2003 he earned his personal training certification through The American Council on Exercise. John concentrates on balanced training; meaning balance in strength, endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning. You will also hear him preach muscular balance, front and back, left and right, and top and bottom to keep you safe and able to work out for the rest of your life. You will see John using a lot of different mediums; free weights, machine weights, body weight, TRX suspension trainer, medicine balls, stability balls, and BOSU balls to name a few, to challenge his clientele. You will also see John teaching abs class, boot camp, small group training and personal training.
Did you know?: When he’s not training, John can be found outside spending time with his wife, son, and dog.
Greg Simcox, BS
Greg graduated from Youngstown State University with his Bachelors in Exercise Science. Greg has extensive background in performance enhancement including speed, agility and quickness. His specialties are strength training, weight loss and motivating clients to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Did you know?: Greg was born in Poland, OH. He’s a big fan of the hit show Criminal Minds. His two favorite foods are goulash and chicken parmesan.
Tami Van Duyne
Tami graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition/Exercise Science. While attending Ashland she competed on the women's soccer team. She's a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a LifeStyles personal training team veteran (2003). Tami encourages her clients to achieve lasting results by make lifestyle changes instead of temporary quick fixes. She especially enjoys working with the senior population. She has coached many "senior" clients to achieve fitness goals that they may have thought were for their younger days. Whether your goal is to improve daily living, climb the rock wall, or hiking mountains, Tami has a program for you!
Did you know?: Tami is obsessed with checklists. “I write lists for everything. Sometimes I will add something to my list I've already accomplished just so I can have the satisfaction of checking it off”.
Cathy’s love for people and fitness led her to become a personal trainer. She has taught water aerobics since 2009 and is a certified instructor for the Arthritis Foundation. Cathy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and a Master’s Degree in Community Health. Let this newly ACSM certified personal trainer help you achieve your fitness goals.
Dustin is a Certified Personal Trainer and TRX educator. He earned his Bachelors in Exercise Physiology from The University of Akron and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. Competitive sports have always been an important aspect of his life and he understands greatness can only be achieved through a committed plan of action. Dustin has the discipline and education required to help his clients reach their personal goals through exercise and hard work. Whether it’s competing in athletics, losing weight, or improving your quality of life, his job is to help you be a better you!
Did you know?: Dustin’s parents were a major influence on his choice of profession. My father was diagnosed with Type II diabetes when I was 18 years old. He’s since had an open heart valve replacement. My mother is a breast cancer survivor.
Andrew completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Temple University, which ranked within the top 30 Kinesiology Programs in the United States), and is an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer.
Andrew's philosophy: I use the fitness 4 quadrant approach in my training regimen. With balanced nutrition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility training, one can greatly increase their quality of life. With a balance in all of these areas, you will have more energy, an enhanced mood, and able to enjoy everything in life that you would like. An imbalance in any of these areas can greatly hinder your quality of life.
Aaron is a 2008 graduate of the Youngstown State University Exercise Science Program as well as a 2010 graduate of the University of Akron with a Masters in Exercise Physiology with a focus on Adult Fitness. Aaron's specialties include helping individuals break through weight loss plateaus, cardiovascular conditioning, as well as utilizing corrective exercise to strengthen the core, improve lower back health, correct posture, improve balance, coordination, and maintain joint health and flexibility. Aaron is a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as a certified TRX Trainer. He enjoys working with individuals from all age groups who seek to improve the quality of their lives through the education of fitness and supportive nutrition.
Did you know?: Aaron is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. Aaron and his wife recently welcomed their first child, (Jack Thomas), in September.