Universal Athletic Club
Meet Our Trainers

Our trainers are some of the best and brightest in the industry, but more importantly they’re obsessed with getting you the results you came for.

  • Asher K
    Asher K
    Total Body Shaping
  • Charley G
    Charley G
    Sports Performance
  • Chris W
    Chris W
    Personal Trainer
  • Dan M
    Dan M
    Personal Trainer
  • Danielle M
    Danielle M
    Total Body Shaping
  • Elisse G
    Elisse G
    Personal Trainer
  • Jacques M
    Jacques M
    Personal Trainer
  • Jay S
    Jay S
    Boxing Coach
  • Jessaca S
    Jessaca S
    Personal Trainer
  • Jill G
    Jill G
    Personal Trainer
  • John G
    John G
    Personal Trainer
  • Katy M
    Katy M
    Personal Trainer
  • Kelly D
    Kelly D
    Personal Trainer
  • Olivia E
    Olivia E
    Personal Trainer
  • Samantha W
    Samantha W
    Personal Trainer
  • Thomas S
    Thomas S
    Personal Trainer
  • Tim R
    Tim R
    Personal Trainer
  • Toni B
    Toni B
    Total Body Shaping
  • Troy B
    Troy B
    Personal Trainer
  • Luke S
    Luke S
    Personal Trainer
  • Matt S
    Matt S
    Sports Performance
  • Michael G
    Michael G
    Personal Trainer
  • Pete C
    Pete C
    Golf Instructor
  • Shawn B
    Shawn B
    Personal Trainer
  • Sheldon M
    Sheldon M
    Personal Trainer
  • Tricia S
    Tricia S
    Personal Trainer
Asher K
Total Body Shaping
Total Body Shaping Coach - Asher K

Certifications & Specialties

  • B.A. Sports Administration Lock Haven University
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Thrive Trainer
  • TBS Coach
  • USSF “D” coaching license in soccer
  • Coaching Internship at RFK stadium for MLS team D.C United
  • Cocalico High School Boys Soccer Coach 2016-present
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

My passion is helping people grow and discover new things they never knew they were capable of doing.  My interested include fitness, soccer & hiking outdoors, and I love running!

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Charley G
Sports Performance
Sports Performance Trainer - Charley G

Certifications & Specialties

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)
  • Certified STACK Sports Performance Expert
  • NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist
  • Writer: T-Nation and Bodybuilding.com
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Former Professional Baseball Player
  • Two-Time Division-1 All American
  • MBSC/Thrive Certified Coach
  • Parisi-Certified Speed Coach
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Interests

Working Outside, Playing Sports, working out.. And that’s about it, ha!

Client Successes

  • Multiple Division-1-and Division-3 college athlete commitments
  • Strength development (e.g., improvements of +200 lbs. for dead lifts, +150+ lbs. for squats, +50 lbs. for bench press)
  • Speed development (up to .5 seconds off 40-yard dash)
  • Improved vertical jump measurements (10+ inches)

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Chris W
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Chris W

Certifications & Specialties

  • B.S. in Exercise Science, Southern Illinois University
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified

Specialties

Injury rehabilitation, balance and stability, core conditioning, endurance training, flexibility training, functional training, general fitness, kettlebell, older adults, sport specific, therapeutic exercise, cardiac rehabilitation

Interests

Spending time with my family, SCUBA diving, International travel, Camping and Hiking,  Chicago Sports Teams

Client Successes

  • Complete recovery from total shoulder replacement
  • Multiple clients have regained strength and balance after total hip and knee replacement
  • Improved quality of life after stroke
  • Complete recovery from an Achilles tendon rupture
  • Weight loss goals meet
  • Passed the firefighter physical agility test
  • Passed the police physical agility test
  • Completed Tough Mudder
  • Completed in NYC marathon
  • Eliminated high blood pressure

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Dan M
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Dan M

Certifications & Specialties

  • NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Certified Functional Training Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Specialties

Soccer, working out and charitable work. In 2007, Dan received the Hometown Hero Award from the Philadelphia Union (professional soccer team) for the work that he had done through a charity that he and his brother and created.

Client Successes

I work here to help other people reach their goals, and to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Danielle M
Total Body Shaping
Total Body Shaping Coach - Danielle M

Certifications & Specialties

  • NCCPT Certificate
  • Certified Les Mills Body Pump instructor and enthusiast
  • TBS Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Any and all things exercise related – there’s not a class at Universal that I haven’t tried!  I enjoy spending time with my husband camping and target shooting.  I hold the highest score for a .22 “Dart Shoot” 4 years running!  I also enjoy living the healthiest life I can, in moderation of course.  My downfall is my love of baking, and cookies!

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Elisse G
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Elisse G

Certifications & Specialties

  • Thrive Trainer
  • National Council of Certified Personal Trainer
  • Les Mills Certified BODYPUMP & CXWORX Instructor
  • SilverSneakers Certified Instructor
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Client Successes

Many of my clients came to me with doubt & lack of self confidence.  But typically even after one session my clients became empowered and discovered yes they can!  I believe 100% in all my clients and making them believe in themselves.  Through training my clients look forward to exercise every session, they look forward to meeting up with the Folks who became their friends Through small group training and finding motivation from peers.  My clients have become educated and smarter about their training in order to achieve there results.  From something as small as standing on one leg to shave in the shower, to weight loss of 30 and 40 pounds, to having the stamina and strength to get through a rigorous vacation. Everyday my clients will say “wow,  I could not do this before and now I can.”

Request A Session With Elisse G

Jacques M
Personal Trainer

Certifications & Specialties

Interests

I want to work at Universal so I can be part of the ever blossoming fitness & health community.  I share a birthday with my son, August 4th!

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Jay S
Boxing Coach
Boxing Coach - Jay S

Certifications & Specialties

  • Boxing Institute Advanced Boxing Fitness Trainer
  • Boxing Institute Certified Boxing Fitness Trainer
  • NCCPT Educated
  • USA Boxing Amateur Fighter
  • UAC Boxing Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

I love the science of boxing and all sports.

Interests

I enjoy being a father, husband and a barber!  I admit that pizza is my weakness.

Client Successes

Weight loss… increased confidence…many achievements have been made by pro and amateur fighters under my training. “There’s no age limit in boxing; you’re never to old to learn this science. I’ll help you reach the fitness goals you want to achieve in life!”

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Jessaca S
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Jessaca S

Certifications & Specialties

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

It’s important to me that I work in an environment that encourages living a healthy lifestyle.  I want to help others reach their health & fitness goals.

Interests

I enjoy spending time with family, reading, cooking and camping.  I have also won several pie eating contests!

Request A Session With Jessaca S

Jill G
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Jill G

Certifications & Specialties

  • ACE certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Certified
  • AFAA Functional Training Specialist
  • Specializes in Functional Training
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Interests

I love gardening and cooking…Walking and playing with my 3 dogs…Family and God.

Client Successes

  • Weight loss goals met up to 100lbs lost!
  • First Tough Mudder/Spartan Races & First Marathons & Half Marathons
  • Improved Flexibility & Mobility
  • Successful Recovery from Injuries/Surgeries
  • Increased Quality of Life & Production at Home and Work
  • Strength Training Goals Met
  • Physique Bikini Competition Training

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John G
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - John G

Certifications & Specialties

  • Personal Training Co-Director
  • BS In Biology Millersville University
  • NASM, ACE CES. & CSCS Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Athletics, Outdoor Activities, Winter and Summer months, My Pup, Camper, Hunter and Notre Dame Football

Client Successes

Weight loss goals met, progressed off of Diabetes medication, first Tough Mudder/Spartan Races Half Marathons, improved flexibility & mobility, successful recovery from injuries/surgeries, overcame physical disabilities with specified training, increased quality of life & production at home and work, strength training goals met, and proved age is just a number!

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Katy M
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Katy M

Certifications & Specialties

  • M.S. Kinesiology, West Chester University
  • B.S. Exercise Science, Minor in Gerontology, Slippery Rock University
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • SilverSneakers Classic, Circuit, Cardio and Yoga trained
  • Pre/Post Natal Training
  • Les Mills GRIT Instructor
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Training Specialties include older adults, general population, athletes, pre-hab/rehab

Interests

Interests include running, being active with my kids, coaching, being active outdoors and reading.

Client Successes

I like to stress the importance of exercise and wellness in a busy world. Exercise doesn’t have to take hours and it doesn’t need to be complicated but it does need to be done and is possible to get results even with a very busy life.

Request A Session With Katy M

Kelly D
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Kelly D

Certifications & Specialties

  • THRIVE Trainer
  • NCCPT Personal trainer
  • Les Mills BodyPump, BodyFlow, Sprint, Certified
  • Zumba & Zumba Toning Certified
  • SilverSneakers Certified
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Spending time with my children and friends, exploring all types of fitness, holistic medicine and nutrition, essential oils, wine, poetry & art.

Client Successes

I have clients of all ages 20-80.  Best part of my job is when my clients discover they are stronger than they thought from the inside out.  Some clients have achieved weight loss goals, pain free lifestyle, spartan races, increased mobility, increased self esteem!

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Olivia E
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Olivia E

Certifications & Specialties

  • Towson University B.A. Mass Communications
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Trainer
  • Certified Lifeguard Instructor
  • Fitness Coach
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

I enjoy the culture at Universal and the fact that we offer more than any gym in the area!

Interests

I like to participate in Triathlons, running, biking, swimming, hiking and also enjoy movies and cooking.  I used to swim for Towson University.

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Samantha W
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Samantha W

Certifications & Specialties

  • Bachelor of Arts Franklin & Marshall
  • NPTI Personal Trainer Certification
  • Certified BODYFLOW Instructor
  • Sports Performance Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Trail running, painting, digital art.

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Thomas S
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Thomas S

Certifications & Specialties

  • B.S. South Carolina State
  • THRIVE Trainer
  • NPTA & NCCPT Certified Advanced Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Specialize in HIIT, Boxing & Strength Training

Interests

I love to help clients build a strong foundation!  I create videos and promote my work and online coach weekly. I do daily research on health foods and love to play basketball.  I eat more plant based foods than animal based foods.  I hope to become one of the most successful coaches at Universal!

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Tim R
Personal Trainer

Certifications & Specialties

Interests

I enjoy playing video games.  My favorite sport to watch is football, and my favorite genre of music is Rap.

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Toni B
Total Body Shaping
Total Body Shaping - Toni B

Certifications & Specialties

  • AA In Fashion Marketing Art Institute of York PA
  • Thrive Trainer
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Personal Training Coordinator
  • TBS Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Career change brought me to something I am passionate about AND helps people!  I am surrounded by like-minded individuals and super friendly members and staff!

Interests

Fashion, Fitness, Nutrition, Pop Culture, Animals & Documentaries

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Troy B
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Troy B

Certifications & Specialties

  • ISSA Certificate
  • Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Trainer
  • Nutrition Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Excited to work at Universal with its’ approachable atmosphere and amazing facilities.  I love music, theater, hiking, and traveling.  Excited to set roots in Lancaster with my young growing family.

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Luke S
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Luke S

Certifications & Specialties

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • United States Professional Tennis Registry
  • US Professional Tennis Registry Certified
  • Parisi Certified Strength, Speed & Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Tennis Pro
  • Specialties include High School & Collegiate Athletics, Injury Rehabilitation and General Population
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Interests

Activities Playing sports and four wheeling with my son Drew.

Client Successes

  • Training marathon runners & tri-athletes
  • Athletes from a variety of sports
  • Rehab and maintenance of several injuries
  • Successful weight loss
  • Training youth and seniors, for a better quality of life

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Matt S
Sports Performance
Sports Performance Trainer - Matt S

Certifications & Specialties

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • NSPA Certified Speed & Agility Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • MBSC Thrive Certified Trainer
  • TBS Coach
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified
  • College Track Athlete/Baseball Player

Interests

Running, Riding Bike, Playing Sports, Lifting, Traveling

Client Successes

Increases in Sprint Speed, overall increased athletic performance.

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Michael G
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Michael G

Certifications & Specialties

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Functional Trainer
  • ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Professional Chef
  • 15 years of teaching in a culinary school
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Family man, fish tanks, my dog, art, gardening

Client Successes

  • Weight loss
  • muscle gain
  • decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol and need for medications
  • increases in movement and decreases in pain
  • overall sense of well being
  • looking and feeling better

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Pete C
Golf Instructor
Golf Instructor - Pete C

Certifications & Specialties

  • Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Professional Level 3
  • Titleist Performance Institute Golf Instructor Level 3
  • Class A6 Member PGA of America
  • Member National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Specializing in mobility and stability
  • Imbalances that affect golf swing
  • BA University Of Pennsylvania
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

As the only TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Professional in Central PA, I am uniquely qualified to assess your ability to swing a golf club. I am trained to identify imbalances which affect your ability to play your best golf, and to help you build a program that can help you play better and to avoid injury.

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Shawn B
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Shawn B

Certifications & Specialties

  • THRIVE Certified
  • NSPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Certified Group Instruction
  • Boxing Fitness Institute Advanced Boxing Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Fitness, Sports, Movies, Family Time

Client Successes

People who train with me can expect a full body workout with HIIT.  I am intense but very safe trainer.  I never compromise my clients health during a workout.  I love fitness and I love people!

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Sheldon M
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Sheldon M

Certifications & Specialties

  • Personal Training Director
  • MS Human Nutrition
  • BS Biology
  • ACE certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • Les Mills certified GRIT, CXWORX, SPRINT, BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYJAM, SHBAM
  • BOXFIIT certified coach
  • THRIVE certified coach
  • TBS Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Following my New York teams: NY Knicks and NY Giants! Spending time with my family.  I’m a huge Sci-Fi nerd/fan.  I really enjoy very challenging workouts almost daily.  HIIT is my favorite form of training for me.  I really enjoy yardwork and reading up on all the latest innovations and research in health and fitness.

Client Successes

I have been in the fitness industry for 18 years.  I have had the great honor of working as an International Master Trainer and Presenter.  I have presented fitness education workshops across the country and internationally including Russia, Slovenia, New Zealand, France, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium, and Canada.  I have trained a wide variety of clientele including youth to collegiate athletes, those interested in improving strength, muscular size, weight loss, and functional improvement.  I have trained clients who literally transformed themselves with tremendous weight loss and significantly improved conditioning.  My areas of expertise are high intensity interval training, core training, and functional training.  I take pride in getting my clients to do more than they think they can!

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Tricia S
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Tricia S

Certifications & Specialties

  • Certified Les Mills GRIT Instructor
  • Boxfiit Coach
  • Certified Tribe Team Training Coach
  • Parisi Certification
  • Personal Training Certification (ISSA)
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Training specialties include team training or small group training. High intensity workouts featuring exercises to develop speed, strength, and power with a focus on cardiovascular conditioning.

Interests

Competed in triathlons, 1/2 and full marathons, Spartan and Tough Mudder Races. Mother of 2 amazing daughters. Love to cook and bake!!

Client Successes

  • Took 10 minutes off half marathon time, 28 minutes off full marathon
  • Weight loss- size 14 pant to size 8
  • In 3 months lost 11 inches
  • Training athletes to compete in CrossFit competitions, triathlons, Spartans, tough mudders and running races.  Results=stronger, faster, better endurance and most importantly,  boost in self confidence
  • Team aspect offers support for the most challenging goals

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Asher K
Total Body Shaping
Total Body Shaping Coach - Asher K

Certifications & Specialties

  • B.A. Sports Administration Lock Haven University
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Thrive Trainer
  • TBS Coach
  • USSF “D” coaching license in soccer
  • Coaching Internship at RFK stadium for MLS team D.C United
  • Cocalico High School Boys Soccer Coach 2016-present
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

My passion is helping people grow and discover new things they never knew they were capable of doing.  My interested include fitness, soccer & hiking outdoors, and I love running!

Request A Session With Asher K

Charley G
Sports Performance
Sports Performance Trainer - Charley G

Certifications & Specialties

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)
  • Certified STACK Sports Performance Expert
  • NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist
  • Writer: T-Nation and Bodybuilding.com
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
  • Former Professional Baseball Player
  • Two-Time Division-1 All American
  • MBSC/Thrive Certified Coach
  • Parisi-Certified Speed Coach
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Interests

Working Outside, Playing Sports, working out.. And that’s about it, ha!

Client Successes

  • Multiple Division-1-and Division-3 college athlete commitments
  • Strength development (e.g., improvements of +200 lbs. for dead lifts, +150+ lbs. for squats, +50 lbs. for bench press)
  • Speed development (up to .5 seconds off 40-yard dash)
  • Improved vertical jump measurements (10+ inches)

Request A Session With Charley G

Chris W
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Chris W

Certifications & Specialties

  • B.S. in Exercise Science, Southern Illinois University
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified

Specialties

Injury rehabilitation, balance and stability, core conditioning, endurance training, flexibility training, functional training, general fitness, kettlebell, older adults, sport specific, therapeutic exercise, cardiac rehabilitation

Interests

Spending time with my family, SCUBA diving, International travel, Camping and Hiking,  Chicago Sports Teams

Client Successes

  • Complete recovery from total shoulder replacement
  • Multiple clients have regained strength and balance after total hip and knee replacement
  • Improved quality of life after stroke
  • Complete recovery from an Achilles tendon rupture
  • Weight loss goals meet
  • Passed the firefighter physical agility test
  • Passed the police physical agility test
  • Completed Tough Mudder
  • Completed in NYC marathon
  • Eliminated high blood pressure

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Dan M
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Dan M

Certifications & Specialties

  • NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Certified Functional Training Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Specialties

Soccer, working out and charitable work. In 2007, Dan received the Hometown Hero Award from the Philadelphia Union (professional soccer team) for the work that he had done through a charity that he and his brother and created.

Client Successes

I work here to help other people reach their goals, and to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Danielle M
Total Body Shaping
Total Body Shaping Coach - Danielle M

Certifications & Specialties

  • NCCPT Certificate
  • Certified Les Mills Body Pump instructor and enthusiast
  • TBS Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Any and all things exercise related – there’s not a class at Universal that I haven’t tried!  I enjoy spending time with my husband camping and target shooting.  I hold the highest score for a .22 “Dart Shoot” 4 years running!  I also enjoy living the healthiest life I can, in moderation of course.  My downfall is my love of baking, and cookies!

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Elisse G
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Elisse G

Certifications & Specialties

  • Thrive Trainer
  • National Council of Certified Personal Trainer
  • Les Mills Certified BODYPUMP & CXWORX Instructor
  • SilverSneakers Certified Instructor
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Client Successes

Many of my clients came to me with doubt & lack of self confidence.  But typically even after one session my clients became empowered and discovered yes they can!  I believe 100% in all my clients and making them believe in themselves.  Through training my clients look forward to exercise every session, they look forward to meeting up with the Folks who became their friends Through small group training and finding motivation from peers.  My clients have become educated and smarter about their training in order to achieve there results.  From something as small as standing on one leg to shave in the shower, to weight loss of 30 and 40 pounds, to having the stamina and strength to get through a rigorous vacation. Everyday my clients will say “wow,  I could not do this before and now I can.”

Request A Session With Elisse G

Jacques M
Personal Trainer

Certifications & Specialties

Interests

I want to work at Universal so I can be part of the ever blossoming fitness & health community.  I share a birthday with my son, August 4th!

Request A Session With Jacques M

Jay S
Boxing Coach
Boxing Coach - Jay S

Certifications & Specialties

  • Boxing Institute Advanced Boxing Fitness Trainer
  • Boxing Institute Certified Boxing Fitness Trainer
  • NCCPT Educated
  • USA Boxing Amateur Fighter
  • UAC Boxing Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

I love the science of boxing and all sports.

Interests

I enjoy being a father, husband and a barber!  I admit that pizza is my weakness.

Client Successes

Weight loss… increased confidence…many achievements have been made by pro and amateur fighters under my training. “There’s no age limit in boxing; you’re never to old to learn this science. I’ll help you reach the fitness goals you want to achieve in life!”

Request A Session With Jay S

Jessaca S
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Jessaca S

Certifications & Specialties

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

It’s important to me that I work in an environment that encourages living a healthy lifestyle.  I want to help others reach their health & fitness goals.

Interests

I enjoy spending time with family, reading, cooking and camping.  I have also won several pie eating contests!

Request A Session With Jessaca S

Jill G
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Jill G

Certifications & Specialties

  • ACE certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Certified
  • AFAA Functional Training Specialist
  • Specializes in Functional Training
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Interests

I love gardening and cooking…Walking and playing with my 3 dogs…Family and God.

Client Successes

  • Weight loss goals met up to 100lbs lost!
  • First Tough Mudder/Spartan Races & First Marathons & Half Marathons
  • Improved Flexibility & Mobility
  • Successful Recovery from Injuries/Surgeries
  • Increased Quality of Life & Production at Home and Work
  • Strength Training Goals Met
  • Physique Bikini Competition Training

Request A Session With Jill G

John G
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - John G

Certifications & Specialties

  • Personal Training Co-Director
  • BS In Biology Millersville University
  • NASM, ACE CES. & CSCS Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Athletics, Outdoor Activities, Winter and Summer months, My Pup, Camper, Hunter and Notre Dame Football

Client Successes

Weight loss goals met, progressed off of Diabetes medication, first Tough Mudder/Spartan Races Half Marathons, improved flexibility & mobility, successful recovery from injuries/surgeries, overcame physical disabilities with specified training, increased quality of life & production at home and work, strength training goals met, and proved age is just a number!

Request A Session With John G

Katy M
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Katy M

Certifications & Specialties

  • M.S. Kinesiology, West Chester University
  • B.S. Exercise Science, Minor in Gerontology, Slippery Rock University
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • SilverSneakers Classic, Circuit, Cardio and Yoga trained
  • Pre/Post Natal Training
  • Les Mills GRIT Instructor
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Training Specialties include older adults, general population, athletes, pre-hab/rehab

Interests

Interests include running, being active with my kids, coaching, being active outdoors and reading.

Client Successes

I like to stress the importance of exercise and wellness in a busy world. Exercise doesn’t have to take hours and it doesn’t need to be complicated but it does need to be done and is possible to get results even with a very busy life.

Request A Session With Katy M

Kelly D
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Kelly D

Certifications & Specialties

  • THRIVE Trainer
  • NCCPT Personal trainer
  • Les Mills BodyPump, BodyFlow, Sprint, Certified
  • Zumba & Zumba Toning Certified
  • SilverSneakers Certified
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Spending time with my children and friends, exploring all types of fitness, holistic medicine and nutrition, essential oils, wine, poetry & art.

Client Successes

I have clients of all ages 20-80.  Best part of my job is when my clients discover they are stronger than they thought from the inside out.  Some clients have achieved weight loss goals, pain free lifestyle, spartan races, increased mobility, increased self esteem!

Request A Session With Kelly D

Olivia E
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Olivia E

Certifications & Specialties

  • Towson University B.A. Mass Communications
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Trainer
  • Certified Lifeguard Instructor
  • Fitness Coach
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

I enjoy the culture at Universal and the fact that we offer more than any gym in the area!

Interests

I like to participate in Triathlons, running, biking, swimming, hiking and also enjoy movies and cooking.  I used to swim for Towson University.

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Samantha W
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Samantha W

Certifications & Specialties

  • Bachelor of Arts Franklin & Marshall
  • NPTI Personal Trainer Certification
  • Certified BODYFLOW Instructor
  • Sports Performance Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Trail running, painting, digital art.

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Thomas S
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Thomas S

Certifications & Specialties

  • B.S. South Carolina State
  • THRIVE Trainer
  • NPTA & NCCPT Certified Advanced Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Specialize in HIIT, Boxing & Strength Training

Interests

I love to help clients build a strong foundation!  I create videos and promote my work and online coach weekly. I do daily research on health foods and love to play basketball.  I eat more plant based foods than animal based foods.  I hope to become one of the most successful coaches at Universal!

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Tim R
Personal Trainer

Certifications & Specialties

Interests

I enjoy playing video games.  My favorite sport to watch is football, and my favorite genre of music is Rap.

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Toni B
Total Body Shaping
Total Body Shaping - Toni B

Certifications & Specialties

  • AA In Fashion Marketing Art Institute of York PA
  • Thrive Trainer
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Personal Training Coordinator
  • TBS Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Career change brought me to something I am passionate about AND helps people!  I am surrounded by like-minded individuals and super friendly members and staff!

Interests

Fashion, Fitness, Nutrition, Pop Culture, Animals & Documentaries

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Troy B
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Troy B

Certifications & Specialties

  • ISSA Certificate
  • Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Trainer
  • Nutrition Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Excited to work at Universal with its’ approachable atmosphere and amazing facilities.  I love music, theater, hiking, and traveling.  Excited to set roots in Lancaster with my young growing family.

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Luke S
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Luke S

Certifications & Specialties

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • United States Professional Tennis Registry
  • US Professional Tennis Registry Certified
  • Parisi Certified Strength, Speed & Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Tennis Pro
  • Specialties include High School & Collegiate Athletics, Injury Rehabilitation and General Population
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Interests

Activities Playing sports and four wheeling with my son Drew.

Client Successes

  • Training marathon runners & tri-athletes
  • Athletes from a variety of sports
  • Rehab and maintenance of several injuries
  • Successful weight loss
  • Training youth and seniors, for a better quality of life

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Matt S
Sports Performance
Sports Performance Trainer - Matt S

Certifications & Specialties

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • NSPA Certified Speed & Agility Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • MBSC Thrive Certified Trainer
  • TBS Coach
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified
  • College Track Athlete/Baseball Player

Interests

Running, Riding Bike, Playing Sports, Lifting, Traveling

Client Successes

Increases in Sprint Speed, overall increased athletic performance.

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Michael G
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Michael G

Certifications & Specialties

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • THRIVE Functional Trainer
  • ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Professional Chef
  • 15 years of teaching in a culinary school
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Family man, fish tanks, my dog, art, gardening

Client Successes

  • Weight loss
  • muscle gain
  • decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol and need for medications
  • increases in movement and decreases in pain
  • overall sense of well being
  • looking and feeling better

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Pete C
Golf Instructor
Golf Instructor - Pete C

Certifications & Specialties

  • Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Professional Level 3
  • Titleist Performance Institute Golf Instructor Level 3
  • Class A6 Member PGA of America
  • Member National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Specializing in mobility and stability
  • Imbalances that affect golf swing
  • BA University Of Pennsylvania
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

As the only TPI Level 3 Golf Fitness Professional in Central PA, I am uniquely qualified to assess your ability to swing a golf club. I am trained to identify imbalances which affect your ability to play your best golf, and to help you build a program that can help you play better and to avoid injury.

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Shawn B
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Shawn B

Certifications & Specialties

  • THRIVE Certified
  • NSPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Certified Group Instruction
  • Boxing Fitness Institute Advanced Boxing Trainer
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Fitness, Sports, Movies, Family Time

Client Successes

People who train with me can expect a full body workout with HIIT.  I am intense but very safe trainer.  I never compromise my clients health during a workout.  I love fitness and I love people!

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Sheldon M
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Sheldon M

Certifications & Specialties

  • Personal Training Director
  • MS Human Nutrition
  • BS Biology
  • ACE certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • Les Mills certified GRIT, CXWORX, SPRINT, BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYJAM, SHBAM
  • BOXFIIT certified coach
  • THRIVE certified coach
  • TBS Coach
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Interests

Following my New York teams: NY Knicks and NY Giants! Spending time with my family.  I’m a huge Sci-Fi nerd/fan.  I really enjoy very challenging workouts almost daily.  HIIT is my favorite form of training for me.  I really enjoy yardwork and reading up on all the latest innovations and research in health and fitness.

Client Successes

I have been in the fitness industry for 18 years.  I have had the great honor of working as an International Master Trainer and Presenter.  I have presented fitness education workshops across the country and internationally including Russia, Slovenia, New Zealand, France, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium, and Canada.  I have trained a wide variety of clientele including youth to collegiate athletes, those interested in improving strength, muscular size, weight loss, and functional improvement.  I have trained clients who literally transformed themselves with tremendous weight loss and significantly improved conditioning.  My areas of expertise are high intensity interval training, core training, and functional training.  I take pride in getting my clients to do more than they think they can!

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Tricia S
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer - Tricia S

Certifications & Specialties

  • Certified Les Mills GRIT Instructor
  • Boxfiit Coach
  • Certified Tribe Team Training Coach
  • Parisi Certification
  • Personal Training Certification (ISSA)
  • CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified

Training specialties include team training or small group training. High intensity workouts featuring exercises to develop speed, strength, and power with a focus on cardiovascular conditioning.

Interests

Competed in triathlons, 1/2 and full marathons, Spartan and Tough Mudder Races. Mother of 2 amazing daughters. Love to cook and bake!!

Client Successes

  • Took 10 minutes off half marathon time, 28 minutes off full marathon
  • Weight loss- size 14 pant to size 8
  • In 3 months lost 11 inches
  • Training athletes to compete in CrossFit competitions, triathlons, Spartans, tough mudders and running races.  Results=stronger, faster, better endurance and most importantly,  boost in self confidence
  • Team aspect offers support for the most challenging goals

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