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Meet Our Personal Trainers

Our personal trainers lead the industry with up to date continuing education in exercise physiology, anatomy, weight management, correcting muscle imbalances, sport specific training and individualized program development based from assessment. Our personal trainers excel at applying their knowledge to all walks of life, from athletes to seniors. They understand different goals call for different exercise prescriptions, not a one size fits all. Experience for yourself what it is like to work with a professional.

Our trainers fall under different levels based on education, certifications, experience, and skills sets:

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Level 3 Personal Trainers

 


Donnie-KalbDonnie Kalb

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer
General Manager of Fitness Operations

Experience:

Donnie has been managing, supervising, and directing fitness programs since 1999. He has also trained others in exercise science and customer service since 2001. He has held many managerial positions including a regional role for a national organization.

Specialties:

Sports Performance Training, Corrective Exercise, General Fitness, and Functional Fitness

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, University of Cincinnati
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Donnie will contact you shortly.


Rachel-HortonRachel Horton

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer
Fitness Director

Experience:

Rachel has been in the fitness training industry since 2009. She has also been a Cincinnati BenGal cheerleader since 2015. She helps members make healthy lifestyle choices through not only fitness, but through education and habit change.

Specialties:

Corrective Exercise, Core Strength, Suspension Training, General Fitness and Functional Fitness, Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Fitness

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fitness & Dance, Northern Kentucky University
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)-Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Mad Dogg Spinning Certification
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Weight Management specialist

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Rachel will contact you shortly.


Jay-CorwellJay Corwell

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer
Fitness Floor Coordinator

Experience:

Jay has been working as a personal trainer at the Mayerson JCC since 2010. He trains members from all stages of life and enjoys the challenge of meeting each one’s individualized goals.

Specialties:

Corrective Exercise, Weight Loss, General Fitness, Sports Performance Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Health Education, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sport & Exercise Science, Messiah College
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Jay will contact you shortly.


Anita-LeongAnita Leong

Level 3 Master Personal & Pilates Trainer
Pilates Coordinator

Experience:

Anita has experience training all types of fitness populations of all ages. She focuses on core strength, endurance, stability, and mobility with precise movements and a holistic approach.

Specialties:

General & Functional Fitness, Post Rehabilitation, Special Populations, Seniors, Personal Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Master of Arts, Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Music & Arts, CIM & CWRU
  • Pilates Method Alliance Certified
  • Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, and Barrel Certified
  • American Fitness Aerobics Association (AFAA)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA-Group Exercise Instructor
  • AFAA-Kickboxing Instructor
  • Anatomy in 3D Certified
  • Low Back Dysfunction Certified
  • Mad Dogg Spinning Certified

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Anita will contact you shortly.


Stacey-BlaesserStacey Blaesser

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer
Group Ex Instructor & Pilates Personal Training

Experience:

Stacey has been in the fitness industry since 1996. Before becoming a fitness instructor, Stacey was a professional dancer, performing with many companies, artists, and shows across the country.

Specialties:

Dance, Weight Loss, General Fitness, Muscle Sculpting, Multiple Sclerosis

Education/Certifications:

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • Cardio Kickboxing Certified
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified
  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 Certification
  • Multiple Sclerosis 1 Certification
  • Pilates Reformer 1 Certification
  • Concept 2 Certified Rowing Instructor

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Stacey will contact you shortly.


Jen-WeichertJen Weichert

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer

Jen has been in the fitness industry since 1999. Her training method is centered around muscle confusion and customizing a plan for members that maximizes exercise intensity and healthy nutrition.

Specialties:

Weight Loss and General Fitness, Knee Problems, Hip Replacement, Sports Nutrition

Education/Certifications:

  • International Sports & Science Association (ISSA)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • Breast Cancer Recovery
  • Bosu Balance Specialty Certification

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Jen will contact you shortly.


Jen-MeinersJen Meiners

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer

Jen has been supervising, managing, and mentoring fellow colleagues and young professionals in the Health Industry since 2000. She has an extensive training background in working with a variety of clients and athletes from youth to senior age levels. Jen is a former UC Bearcat Women’s Soccer Player. Following her college career, she played in the USL W-League for Northern Kentucky TC Stars. Her soccer career led her into coaching the Elite Girl’s Program for Tristate Futbol Academy, and launching a Sports Performance Program for all teams within the soccer club.

Specialties:

Sports Performance Training, Injury Prevention Training, Core Strength, Strength and Conditioning, General Fitness, Weight Loss

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion/Exercise Physiology, University of Cincinnati

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Jen will contact you shortly.


Jake-FrazierJake Frazier

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer

Experience:

Jake has worked with collegiate athletes at Mount St. Joseph assisting with strength and conditioning. He has taught classes at the undergraduate and master’s levels in resistance training and nutrition.

Specialties:

Strength Training, Advanced Weight Loss Techniques, and Muscle Hypertrophy

Education/Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology Research, Ohio University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise & Movement Science, University of Cincinnati
  • National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA)- Certified
  • Certified Strength Conditionaling Specialist (CSCS)

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Jake will contact you shortly.


Personal trainer in CincinnatiJen Distasio

Level 3 Master Personal Trainer

Experience:

Jen has been a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor since 1996. She is experienced in training clients from teens to seniors and loves working with a wide range of clients from all levels of health and fitness.

Specialties:

Special populations – Parkinson’s, mature adults, functional fitness, general fitness & weight loss, metabolic strength & conditioning

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science & Physiology, Indiana State University
  • ACE certified Personal Trainer

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Jen will contact you shortly.

Level 2 Personal Trainers


Emily-MorganEmily Morgan

Level 2 Senior Personal Trainer

Experience:

Emily has been in the fitness field since 2005. She has been involved with both personal training and group fitness.

Specialties:

Seniors, Women’s Fitness, Injury Recovery and General Fitness

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Miami University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training, Miami University
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Emily will contact you shortly.


Tony-CejaTony Ceja

Level 2 Senior Personal Trainer

Experience:

Tony has had various experience in the fitness industry, including corporate health, collegiate athletics, and commercial fitness. He strives to help members better themselves through physical fitness.

Specialties:

General Fitness, Sports Training, and Golf Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion & Education with an Emphasis on Exercise Fitness & Community Health, University of Cincinnati
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • Golf Conditioning Specialist CEU
  • Sport Performance Training

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Tony will contact you shortly.


Mary-SeibertMary Seibert

Level 2 Senior Personal Trainer
Yoga Instructor, Yoga Personal Training

Experience:

Mary is a retired educator and administrator. She has practiced Hatha TriYoga for 14 years and has been teaching semi-private and group classes since 2008. She enjoys yoga as an ideal way of deriving both the physical and mental benefits of exercise.

Specialties:

TriYoga, Yoga Personal Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education & Administration, University of Cincinnati
  • Certified in Basics, Level 1, & Level 2 Yoga

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Mary will contact you shortly.


Personal Trainer Scott StieverScott Stiever

Level 2 Senior Personal Trainer

Experience:

Scott has been involved in the fitness and wellness industry since 2004. He has worked in a variety of fitness settings and cardiac rehabilitation centers, helping people of all ages achieve their fitness goals.

Specialties:

Geriatrics, General Fitness, Triathlon Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Scott will contact you shortly.


Misty Swetnam

Misty-Swetnam

Level 2 Senior Personal Trainer
Pilates Personal Training

Experience:

Misty has a wide range of experience, including working with rehabilitation and special needs clients with both exercise and physical therapy. She has also coached basketball and soccer, and been an American Red Cross lifeguard.

Specialties:

Core, Injuries and Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Geriatric, Weight Loss

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, University of Cincinnati
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 & 2 Certifications
  • Pilates Reformer 1 & 2 Certifications
  • Pilates Mat 2 Certification
  • Multiple Sclerosis 1 Certification

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Misty will contact you shortly.


Adam-NethAdam Neth

Level 2 Senior Personal Trainer

Experience:

Adam has been a personal trainer since 2013 at Wright State University. Along with working with the Adapted Recreation as a personal trainer, he has experience interning as a coach at a Strength & Conditioning Facility. He focuses on a multi-dimensional approach to fitness utilizing functional movements, strength movements, and incorporating mobility.

Specialties:

General Fitness, Weight Loss, Sports Performance Training, Functional Fitness, Bodybuilding

Education/Certifications:

  • B.S. in Sports Science from Wright State University
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Shape America Certification Physical Best Health Fitness Specialist working with children of all abilities, and helping those with disabilities move toward independence.

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Adam will contact you shortly.


Alice-BootheAlice Boothe

Level 2 Senior Personal Trainer

Experience:

Alice has been strength training and interested in fitness for many years. She has taught fitness classes at several facilities throughout Cincinnati. Her goal is to give members real-life fitness solutions while promoting healthy lifestyles.

Specialties:

Interval Training, General Fitness, Strength Training, Small Group

Education/Certifications:

  • Central Academy of Commercial Art
  • National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA)-Certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • Mad Dogg Spinning Certification
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM)

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Alice will contact you shortly.


Kristen-SchulzKristen Schulz

Level 2 Senior Personal Trainer

Experience:

Kristen has a wide variety of fitness experience including corporate health and wellness, collegiate training, and youth exercise programs. After 13 years as a competitive figure skater, she began coaching figure skating and hockey, including working with the Cincinnati Cyclones She enjoys working with individuals of all ages to exceed their fitness goals through motivation and dedication.

Specialties:

Interval Training, Sports Performance, Core Strength, Flexibility, Small Group Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA)-Skating Instructor

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Kristen will contact you shortly.

Level 1 Personal Trainer


Gary-WellsGary Wells

Level 1 Personal Trainer

Experience:

Gary has experience in boot camp and circuit training-style group fitness class instruction. He focuses his fitness style on core stability and muscular endurance to help members reach their goals.

Specialties:

General Fitness, Core, Strength Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Health & Fitness Technology, Cincinnati State
  • Cincinnati State-Group Fitness Instructor Certified

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Gary will contact you shortly.


Personal Trainer in CincinnatiMaleena Lewis

Level 1 Personal Trainer

Experience:

Maleena has been a personal trainer since 2014 and fitness instructor since 2012. She is experienced in and enjoys working with all ages from youth to seniors.

Specialties:

Group Ex Training, Dance Cardio, Geriatrics, Strength, Kettlebells

Education/Certifications:

  • International Sports & Science Association (ISSA)- Certified Personal Trainer
  • Zumba Certified Instructor
  • Alloy – Small Group Training

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Maleena will contact you shortly.


Personal trainer in CincinnatiKate Willer

Level 1 Personal Trainer

Experience:

Kate has been a personal trainer since 2015. She has helped people lose weight, gain strength, increase mobility and flexibility, and most importantly, build confidence in themselves by discovering their own abilities. What really drove Kate into this profession was her own 70 lb weight loss which she accomplished by working out at the J!

Specialties:

Weight loss, Strength Training, Functional Training, High Intensity Interval Training, General Fitness

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, University of Toledo
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Kate will contact you shortly.

Pilates Personal Trainers


 Anita-LeongAnita Leong

Level 3 Master Personal & Pilates Trainer
Pilates Coordinator

Experience:

Anita has experience training all types of fitness populations of all ages. She focuses on core strength, endurance, stability, and mobility with precise movements and a holistic approach

Specialties:

Post Rehabilitation, Special Populations, Athletes, Seniors, Prenatal and Postnatal

Education/Certifications:

  • Master of Arts, Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Music & Arts, CIM & CWRU
  • Pilates Method Alliance Certified
  • Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, and Barrel Certified
  • American Fitness Aerobics Association (AFAA)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • AFAA-Group Exercise Instructor
  • AFAA-Kickboxing Instructor
  • Anatomy in 3D Certified
  • Low Back Dysfunction Certified
  • Mad Dogg Spinning Certified

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Anita will contact you shortly.


Margie Carpenter-HargisPage-Personal-Trainers-Margie

Level 3 Pilates Trainer

Experience

Margie has been in the fitness field for over 15 years. Her passion is to enhance the quality of life through personal coaching and training.

Education/Certifications

  • Balanced Body Pilates Certified
  • American Council on Excercise(ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • Private and Group Pilates Instructor
  • Pilates Mat Instructor
  • TRX Group and Rehab Specialist-Certified Trainer

Specialties

  • Mat Pilates
  • BOSU balance training
  • TRX
  • Rehabilitation

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Margie will contact you shortly.


Heather-SommerHeather Sommer

Level 2 Senior Pilates Trainer

Experience:

Heather has an extensive background not only in Pilates instruction, but in dance as well. She has been an instructor with the Mayerson JCC since 2010. She enjoys sharing how Pilates can help members in their everyday lives.

Specialties:

General & Functional Fitness, Prenatal & Postnatal, Special Populations

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in Dance, University of Akron
  • Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, and Barrel Certified
  • Anatomy in 3D Certified
  • Julian Littleford at J.L. Body Conditioning Apprenticeship
  • National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)-Certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • Co-instructor of Pendleton’s teacher training program 2008-2010
  • Low Back Dysfunction Certified

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Heather will contact you shortly.


Sarah-TaylorSarah Taylor

Level 2 Senior Pilates Trainer

Experience:

Sarah has been practicing Pilates since being introduced as a former dancer in high school. She has been teaching Pilates since 2011 and continues her education to better instruct members.

Specialties:

Mat & Reformer Pilates, Integrating Pilates for full-body workout

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Cedarville University
  • Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, and Barrel Certified
  • Anatomy in 3D Certified
  • Low Back Dysfunction Certified
  • Assisted Stretching Certified
  • Balance Body Apprenticeship Certified

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Sarah will contact you shortly.


Stacey-BlaesserStacey Blaesser

Level 2 Senior Pilates Trainer
Group Ex Instructor

Experience:

Stacey has been in the fitness industry since 1996. Before becoming a fitness instructor, Stacey was a professional dancer, performing with many companies, artists, and shows across the country.

Specialties:

Dance, Weight Loss, General Fitness, Muscle Sculpting

Education/Certifications:

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer
  • Cardio Kickboxing Certified
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified
  • Balanced Body Reformer 1 & 2 Certifications
  • Pilates Reformer 1 & 2 Certifications

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Stacey will contact you shortly


Laura Wenzel

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Experience:

Laura started her Pilates training in 2013. She was first introduced to Pilates through her dance training at the University of Akron. It helped her learn how to move from her core and support herself through all ballet movements.
Laura loves that it is a full body workout and that it focuses on strength, flexibility, coordination and overall body health. She loves to share these exercises with her clients and show them how they can truly benefit their bodies.

Specialties:

Integrating mat exercises into Pilates equipment work to build strength and body awareness.

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance, University of Akron

  • Balance body Pilates Certified

  • Comprehensively trained in Pilates equipment

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Laura will contact you shortly.


Nora-KirshNora Kirsh

Level 1 Pilates Trainer

Experience:

Nora has trained in several areas of the fitness industry. She instructs both Pilates and spinning and has been at the Mayerson JCC since 2011. She also has experience teaching children with hearing impairment for several school districts.

Specialties:

General & Functional Fitness, Balance & Stability Training, Core Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Arts in Education, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Communication Disorders, Penn State University
  • Mat & Reformer Certified
  • Mad Dogg Spinning Certified

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Nora will contact you shortly.


Page-Personal-Trainer-Alyssa-KonermannAlyssa Konermann

Level 1 Pilates Trainer

Experience:

Alyssa first began practicing Pilates to recover from a recurring running injury. She has been teaching since 2014, and loves helping clients find the right form and muscle engagement to get the most benefit out of each movement.

Specialties:

Mat & Reformer Pilates, General & Functional Fitness, Balance & Flexibility Training, Muscle & Body Awareness

Education/Certifications:

  • Honors Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy, Xavier University
  • Mat & Reformer Pilates Certified

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Alyssa will contact you shortly


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Level 1 Personal Trainer

Experience:

Corey has been in the health and wellness field since 2010. His passions involve working as a health coach and developing programs for all levels of fitness.

Specialties:

General Fitness and Strength Training

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion: Exercise and Fitness
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Donnie will contact you shortly.


Beth
Beth Palmisano
Level 1 Personal Trainer

Experience:

Beth focuses her personal training around overall health and wellness. She became interested in fitness after going through physical therapy for a knee injury. Her goal was to quickly recover and participate again in athletics, which led her to want to help others achieve their own personal lifestyle goals. She is currently in school for Dietetics and wants to combine fitness and nutrition to help people of all ages achieve an all-inclusive healthy lifestyle.

Specialties:

General Fitness and Adolescent Fitness

Education/Certifications:

  • ISAA (International Sports Sciences Association) – Certified Personal Trainer

Want to learn more about Personal Training? Fill out this form and Donnie will contact you shortly.