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                                        Personal Trainer Profiles

When you’re looking for a personal trainer to help take you to the next level, consider their credentials and experience. All Akron General LifeStyles personal trainers are certified.

Academic background and certifications by medically accepted organizations are very important to ensure that your instructor is prescribing a program that is safe and appropriate for your needs. Our credentialed trainers will provide a program that is scientifically sound and ultimately successful.

Listing of Personal Trainers

Antonio Altieri
Teresa Bartko
Michelle Bisconti
Brad Bober
Victor Bozis
Scott Crabiel
Jane Eibel
Cristy Esposito
Karen Feakes
Michelle Giancarli
Billy Gray

Annette Gursky
Rachel Hindinger
Amy Hovan
Ryan Jaworski
Rob Justine
Jason Leaman
Sarah McGlinchy
Ruth Ruscello-Miller
Roy Napoli
Lindsi Ollinger
Kristin Riffey
David Romsey
 Wendy Saliga
Cynthia Santucci
John Schaller
Greg Simcox
Tami VanDuyne
Cathy Vento
Dustin Watkins
Andrew Wright
Aaron Zehr
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Antonio Altieri
Antonio was born in Akron and educated in Italy where he spent one year in army, there he found the passion to help others trough the world of health & wellness. He holds 6 certifications trough the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). Certifications: Personal Trainer / Specialist Sports Nutrition/ Specialist Medical Fitness Therapy/ Specialist Senior Fitness/ Specialist Strength and Conditioning/ Specialist Youth Fitness. He is currently pursuing a specialty certification in Fitness Nutrition. Antonio is also Certified TRX suspension training. With over 10 years in the fitness industry, Antonio has extensive experience with strength training of all levels and ages as well as body fat loss. He is passionate about helping others discover the motivation to achieve their goals whatever it be, fat loss combined with muscle gain, sport specific training, rehabilitation, senior fitness training, balance and overall healthy nutrition and lifestyle. He understands the importance of tailoring workout routines to each individuals specific needs and circumstances to accomplish maximal results and have fantastic health & wellness.

Did you know?: Antonio attended college at Cassino, Italy. His favorite food is thin crust pizza with cheese sauce and basil.

 
                                         

Teresa Bartko
Teresa completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance from Kent State University while serving in the Ohio Army National Guard. She studied ballet and modern dance and has performed with companies in Ohio and California. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor (AFAA).  She also has certifications as a Medical Exercise Specialist (AAHFRP/MEDXPRO Network Member), Yoga Therapy Instructor (Integrative Yoga Therapy/200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered), Pilates Instructor (PhysicalMind Institute), and in Balletone (MBA), Reiki II and Meditation. She uses her education and experience to enhance her training with the mind/body connection to strengthen from the inside out for optimal health and wellness.

Did you know?: Teresa was born in a car on the way to Deaconess Hospital on the Cleveland Zoo bridge. Traffic had to be stopped and detoured …a dramatic entrance for this future dancer/actress.

  
                                           

Michelle Bisconti
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron and is a NETA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor.  She has worked for Akron General for over 20 years.  Michelle enjoys working both one on one and in a small group setting. She has a special interest in osteoporosis and arthritis in women.   Her goal is to design the right exercise program for her client based on the client's needs and personality.  She believes that it is important to get to know her client and their lifestyle in order to develop a successful exercise regimen.

Did you know?: Michelle has two Arabian show horses. She’s traveled as far as New Mexico (by truck & trailer) with her daughter to show them at Nationals.

  
                                           

Brad Bober
Brad graduated from Kent State University where he earned a degree in Exercise Science.  He will begin working towards a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology (concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention) this fall at California University of Pennsylvania. He is certified through USA Weightlifting as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and is currently preparing to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) exam.

In the past, Brad has worked with Kent State University's Strength and Conditioning staff assisting in the implementation of strength, speed, and agility programs for the University's football, baseball, softball, and field hockey teams. Along with a passion and background in powerlifting, strongman, and bodybuilding training, Brad has expertise in designing programs for clients with Parkinson's disease.

 
 

Victor Bozis, BS, CPT
Victor is a graduate from Youngstown State University, where he obtained his degree in Exercise Science. As a former Marine, he found his passion in helping individuals break though plateaus by performing functional exercise both in and out of his time in the service. Victor is a Certified Personal Trainer through the International Sports and Conditioning Association, as well as holding certifications in Jump Stretch, Spinning, and Water Safety Instruction. Vic specializes in Sport Performance Training, Health and Rehabilitation, and Strength Training. He can help you achieve a greater degree of balance that enables you to live and enjoy your life optimally.

 
                                           

Scott Crabiel
As Personal Training Coordinator, Scott leads a team of 20 personal trainers.  In his seven-year tenure, personal training participation has increased by 163%. He is a Club Industry Nova 7 award recipient (2005) and was awarded as one of Akron General's top 10 employees in 2006 (Spirit and Values Award). In addition to serving his one-to-one clientele, Scott serves as an industry consultant and is an accomplished speaker. He has presented on the local, regional, and national level. Scott is a frequent contributor to the Akron Beacon Journal and repeat guest on the WAKR Ray Horner radio program. In addition to his personal training responsibilities, Crabiel is also a certified Wellcoach through the American College of Sports Medicine. This service provides clients with the tools to create permanent behavior change in various areas of wellness.

Did you know?: Scott was born in Richardson, Texas. (just down the street from Lance Armstrong). When he’s not working, Scott enjoys reading, the beach, and spending time with family.

  
 

Jane Eibel
Jane Eibel has been a member of the LifeStyles Personal Training Team since October of 2006. She's a graduate of Malone College and a Certified Personal Trainer through NPTI. Jane is one of LifeStyles most creative and innovative Personal Trainers. Not only does she create exercise programs that are enjoyable, she also skilled in adapting to any age group, Jane is passionate in the well-being of her clients. Her results driven programs challenge her clients to create balance and a healthy lifestyle through physical, nutritional, and mental strength.

Did you know?: Two of Jane’s favorite quotes…
"Don't Compromise Yourself... You're All You've Got" and "Take Control of Your Life, Dare to Dream and Take Risks... Compete! Believe in Yourself."

   
           

Cristy Esposito
Cristy earned a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology. She is a certified personal trainer through AAPTE and specializes in High Intensity, Interval Training. Cristy enjoys working with people who have knee, back and shoulder issues. She believes everything builds off of a strong core.

Her philosophy is: Personal training is simply how it sounds, personal. Training is not one size fits all. It's about a custom made program based on each client's needs that will simultaneously educate, guide and motivate him/her. The body is always growing tolerant of repetitive motion and as a trainer I constantly challenge my clients with new exercises. Challenging new exercises provide variety and shock the body so my clients can build lean muscle, shed fat and ultimately be more healthy and fit.

 
 

Karen Feakes
Karen has worked as a personal trainer for 20 years. The past 11  years have been spent at Akron General LifeStyles. Karen provides training services to a wide variety of clients. Her expertise is concentrated in helping people with multiple health concerns and orthopedic injuries. She has worked long term with clients who need to be closely monitored  and require the medical approach to training. She also provides endurance coaching for triathletes, cyclists and runners. Karen implemented the LifeStyles Sprint Triathlon and training program, the program continues to be successful and has provided members with a great training opportunity.  In addition to her training at LifeStyles, Karen also teaches Personal Training Fundamentals at a local college.  Karen has taught group exercise for 13 years, teaching formats such as Advanced Cycle Skills, Cycle 60, boot camp and various aqua classes.

Did you know?: Karen is from Stourport-on-Severn, England. If given the opportunity she’d have a conversation with Princess Diana … she had a very special way with people.

  
                                           

Michelle Giancarli
After graduating from college, Michelle was employed at Medina Community Hospital for three years. She then took her passion for working with people to Tokos Medical Corporation. Tokos was a home health company that specialized in the management of high risk and pre-term pregnancies.  Michelle has been an employee at the Health & Wellness  Center since it opened. She is certified in personal training and TRX training.  Michelle’s clients have consistently had great success with weight management as well as cardiovascular and core strength training.  Along with traditional personal training, Michelle has further set herself apart by developing small group training. These small groups work together to help each member achieve their fitness goals.

Did you know?: When Michelle started her fitness career she was nearly 40 years old and 35 pounds over weight. Oh, and her favorite food? White cake from Giant Eagle (with a hint of almond extract in it).

  
             

Billy Gray
Billy completed his Bachelor of Science in Education (Health and Physical Education), and is certified as: American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Suspension Training Certified, and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified.

He specializes in helping people achieve their personal goals. Examples include: helping 5 clients to lose over 50lbs in the past 2 years; one of his clients lost over 70lbs and another lost over 100lbs. Over the past two years, Billy has worked with two Autistic boys, with one losing 36lbs.

Billy's philosophy:  The heart is an amazing muscle; my training routines will keep the heart rate up and keep you moving.  The routines will be very diverse and they will challenge you while getting your whole body involved in movements.  I believe in a good balance of Cardio, Core, Balance, and Strength training.  I will help you reach your fitness and wellness goals and give you the tools to keep you there.  Making the decision to work on your fitness and wellness is one that can positively affect the rest of your life.

  

Annette Gursky
Annette is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). As a graduate from The University of Toledo, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Annette specializes in assessing and improving posture, core and muscular strength, flexibility, and stability for functional movement and to ease the challenge of activities for daily living. Because of her expertise, Annette can also help design a program for pre-operational and post-therapy patients. She is also experienced with the suspension trainer, TRX. By implementing her weight loss techniques in addition to each individual’s goals and objectives, she will produce a specialized plan that will yield positive results.

Did you know?: Annette loves rock climbing! It definitely takes me out of my comfort zone and "scares" me... most of the time.

  
 

Rachel Hindinger
Rachel graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through The American College of Sports Medicine. Rachel firmly believes in leading an active lifestyle and takes pride in motivating others to achieve their own goals. She enjoys working with people of all ages and creating programs that promote living a more active and healthy lifestyle.

  
 

Amy Hovan, BS
Amy is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science where she was a member of the cross country and track teams. She is also a graduate of the University of Akron with a Master’s degree in Physical Education. Amy enjoys running and has competed in the 2009 and 2010 Boston Marathon. Amy is currently the head varsity boys and girls swim coach at Akron Archbishop Hoban High School. She enjoys training clients of all abilities and levels from newcomers to sport specific athletes and specializes in running and swimming training.

  
                                       

Ryan Jaworski, BS
Ryan is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Since 2007, Ryan has worked with a wide variety of clientele in reaching their fitness goals. His specialization is in developing weight loss programs for people with diabetes.

 

Did you know?: Ryan threw shot & disc in middle school track because his coach deemed him too slow and fat to run.

  
                                           

Rob Justine, BS
Rob is a Certified Personal Trainer with over 17 years of experience and has a BS in Exercise Science.  He is a certified MMA conditioning coach with Nesta and is also certified with ISSA. Rob specializes in functional training, sport specific training, and strength and conditioning. He is passionate about helping others achieve their health and fitness goals and improving the quality of their life.

Did you know?: Rob is an avid reader.  His all-time favorite book is Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz.


                                           

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 McGlinchy
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 Ruscello-Miller
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 Napoli
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 Ollinger
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.

   
 

Kristin Riffey
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 Romsey
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 Saliga
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 Santucci
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 Schaller
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 Vento
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 Watkins
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 Wright
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 Zehr
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.


                                                                                  



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