WHAT MAKES OUR TRAINERS UNIQUE?

WHAT MAKES OUR TRAINERS UNIQUE?

All of our professional trainers must have an exercise science related degree from an accredited university and/or hold one nationally accredited fitness certifications, plus have a current CPR certification.

Shane Fairchild

Educational Background

  • BS in Exercise Physiology from University of South Florida
  • CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from NCSA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Exercise Leader from ASCM (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Basic Life Saving and CRP certified by American Heart Association

Professional Background

  • Fitness Director at SMH Healthplex
  • Fitness Director at Physical Therapy of Sarasota
  • Exercise Specialist at Columbia Blake Hospital
  • Active member of multiple health and fitness associations
  • Completed over 800 hours of continued education

Specialized Experience
Special populations, sports conditioning, beginning exercise programming, weight management, osteoporosis programming, total knee and hip replacement conditioning, balance training, core conditioning, over 10 years working with 50+ populations.

Mike Kaplonski

Kickboxing

Educational Background

  • BS in Exercise Science from the University of Tampa
  • Certified Personal Trainer from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
  • Basic Life Saving and CRP certified by American Heart Association

Professional Background

  • Exercise Specialist at SMH Healthplex
  • Personal trainer for Lifestyle Family Fitness
  • Personal trainer at University of Tampa Wellness Center

Specialized Experience
Stability and Functional Training, Corrective Exercise Training, Weight Management, Senior Exercise Training, Youth Training, Sport Specific Training

Ben Smith

Kickboxing

Educational Background

  • BS in Exercise Physiology from Florida Atlantic University, with a specialization in Therapeutic Rehabilitation
  • CRP and First Aid certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Professional Background

  • Exercise Specialist at SMH Healthplex
  • Exercise Physiologist at SMH Cardiac Rehab and Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercise Specialist at the Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapist Aid

Specialized Experience
Muscular endurance and hypertrophy, injury prevention, weight loss, stretching techniques, gait/balance training, cardiovascular exercise programs

Tracy Lightburne

Kickboxing



Educational Background

  • MS in Exercise Science from Central Washington University
  • BA in Physical Education from University of Central Florida
  • Certified Johnny G Spinning Instructor
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • CRP and First Aid certified by the American Red Cross
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Professional Background

  • Group Exercise Coordinator and Exercise Specialist at SMH Healthplex
  • Wellness Director at Franz Ross YMCA in Port Charlotte
  • Group Fitness Instructor and Graduate Assistant at Central Washington University

Specialized Experience
Weight Management, Sports Conditioning, Functional Training, Injury Prevention, Senior Exercise Training

Phillip Jones

Kickboxing

Educational Background

  • BS in Exercise Science from Murray State University
  • MA in Human Performance from Murray State University
  • CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from NCSA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Basic Life Saving and CRP certified by American Heart Association
  • Certified Medical Assistant

Professional Background

  • Exercise Specialist at SMH Healthplex
  • Personal Trainer at Body Station Gym and Zeke''s Gym in Denver, CO
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men''s basketball at Murray State University

Specialized Experience
Group Training, Sports Conditioning, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Olympic Lifting.

Chrissy Johnson

Exercise Science

Educational Background

  • MS in Exercise Physiology from Bridgewater State College (Massachusetts)
  • CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the NSCA, National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • AFAA, Aerobic and Fitness and Association of America, Certified Group Fitness Instructor with additional training in Yoga, Mat Pilates, Indoor Cycling, and Kickboxing
  • American Heart Association, Basic Life Support, AED, CPR and First Aid

Professional Background

  • Exercise Specialist Sarasota Healthplex
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist Sarasota Wellness and Internal Medicine
  • Personal Trainer LA Fitness, San Diego, California
  • Recreation Leader Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts

Specialized Experience
Expertise in Functional Training to Optimize Quality of Daily Living Sport Specific Performance in Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Base/Softball, Endurance Pre and Post-Natal Exercise Techniques Improved Body Composition = Less Body Fat; Firm, Sculpted Muscles!

Douglas Sham

Educational Background

  • M.Ed. in Health Sciences from Springfield College
  • B.S. in Movement and Sports Studies from Springfield College
  • Certified Personal Trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Training Association)
  • In the process of becoming certified as Health and Fitness Specialist through ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)

Professional Background

  • Personal Trainer at Bally Total Fitness
  • Fitness Director at Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks in Silver Bay, NY
  • Youth Fitness Instructor at Greater Holyoke YMCA in Holyoke, MA
  • Certified Inline Instructor at Springfield College

Specialized Experience
Core training; functional training; weight loss and management; endurance sports conditioning; senior exercise program, flexibility training

Joanna Bartz

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Exercise Science from Miami University of Ohio
  • Certified Personal Trainer through ACE (American Council on Exercise)
  • Certified Water Safety Instructor through the American Red Cross
  • CPR and AED certified

Professional Background

  • Exercise Specialist at SMH Healthplex
  • Management and Personal Trainer at Shapes Total Fitness for Women
  • Aquatic Director at Ionian Village, Greece

Specialized Experience
Women in Fitness, Weight Loss and Management, Senior Fitness, Youth Fitness, and Functional Training.

Christine Bernardo

Educational Background

  • BFA from Eastern Michigan University
  • Masters degree in Teaching from Wayne State University
  • Certified Personal Trainer from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
  • Currently working on Spinning Certification from Maddog Athletics and an aquatics certification

Professional Background

  • Exercise Specialist at SMH Healthplex
  • Working partner, assisting in the day- to-day operation of a women''s fitness facility: FitZone for Women, Sarasota, Florida
  • Elementary and middle school teaching in public and private schools

Specialized Experience
Working for Healthplex at the IFAM with our Special Populations members, I have been able to successfully guide adults in obtaining fitness competency. Teaching experience has successfully prepared her for the transition into the fitness industry, now guiding adults in obtaining fitness competency. I am a disciplined and motivated individual who has a genuine desire to see each member obtain his or her fitness goals.

Kevin Langley

Educational Background

  • Certified Personal Trainer from IFPA
  • Certified Johnny G Spinning Instructor
  • Certified Strength Ball Training Specialist from IFPA
  • Basic Life Saving and CRP certified by American Heart Association

Professional Background

  • Exercise Specialist at SMH Healthplex
  • Youth and Teen Soccer and Tennis Coaching

Specialized Experience
Volunteer certified Special Olympics coach in basketball, bocce, power lifting, track & field, swimming, bowling, softball and skiing