Personal Trainers

Chance Kersey

Chance Kersey

Assistant Manager, Personal Trainer, Front Desk Attendant
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Chrissy Peffley

Chrissy Peffley

Personal Trainer
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Karen Conrad

Karen Conrad

Personal Trainer
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Casie Price

Casie Price

Personal Trainer
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Sal Larusso

Sal Larusso

Personal Trainer
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Chris Hiester

Chris Hiester

Personal Trainer
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Eddie Myers

Eddie Myers

MMA Instructor
Muay Thai & Judo focused
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Ben Frick

Ben Frick

Sparta Instructor & Personal Trainer
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Chance Kersey

Chance Kersey

Assistant Manager, Personal Trainer, Front Desk Attendant

About Me

I’ve always been interested in fitness. I played 3 sports in high school and a number of intramural sports in College, but it wasn’t until I was in my 40s that I truly gained the knowledge to transform my body. The transformation I undertook was one of necessity. I spent 10 years sitting behind a desk in my 30s, gaining 5 to 10 pounds a year. Before I knew it, I was 100 lbs overweight with 2 bad knees and no hope in sight. It wasn’t until a good friend of mine bought a gym and I started working part time that I decided to get healthy. Once I made up my mind to do it I needed the tools, so I went to work, searching for as much information as I could find. In one year I lost nearly 100 lbs. I went from barely being able to walk up a flight of stairs with my bad knees to running a 5 mile Spartan obstacle race and finishing 246 out of 6,000 men.

After a number of people noticed my transformation and asked for help with their own health, I decided to get certified as a Personal Trainer through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

I also applied the knowledge I gained to my life experience in playing sports to help young athletes gain the competitive edge they need to thrive in today’s extremely competitive interscholastic sports at both the high school and college level.

I believe my strength as a trainer comes from being there... whether it is being 100 lbs overweight or a state competitive athlete. I am able to adapt my training to any level of fitness.

Chrissy Peffley

Chrissy Peffley

Personal Trainer

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science from Liberty University

Philosophy

Fitness goes far beyond looks. It improves your health and quality of life. Make it fun and enjoyable so you feel satisfied and successful!

Experience

In my 10 years of experience I have worked with a variety of people with different levels of fitness - from athletes and competitors, to those with serious health conditions or other limitations - including amputees.

I played basketball and volleyball during college. During that time, I fell in love with being fit. I would always come up with different and effective exercises that got my peers’ attention. This led to my helping them get great results and I received lots of positive feedback! It was then I realized that I love helping people reach their goals. There is nothing better than hearing that I changed a person’s life!

Testimonial

"I have been training with Chrissy for around 7 months. With her training and nutrition plan I am now down 126 lbs and I’m off 2 insulin injections, blood pressure pills, and cholesterol pills, 2 pills for my back and one pill for my knee. She helped me to get my life back. Hard to put into words what she has helped me accomplish. Plus it would take a small book to fit it in. Thank you Chrissy."
-Ron Ensminger

Karen Conrad

Karen Conrad

Personal Trainer

Education

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer; CPR, AED, & First Aid Certified; Master’s Degree in American Sign Language

Philosophy/About Me

When my youngest son went to school I decided it was time to get back in shape. I joined a gym and things were going well but I could never get past the plateaus. Then I experienced my first HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class and I knew this is what I needed. I remember it like it was yesterday. There were so many things I couldn’t do - even just simple push-ups! I felt sore that week and I smiled about it! I knew then that this is exactly what I needed!

As a result, I have seen a change in my body, self-esteem, and overall feeling of happiness. I am having way too much fun and don’t want to quit! I seek crazy adventures where there is potential to get cut, scraped, bruised and have muscle fatigue but this doesn’t stop me - it motivates me! I have accomplished 15 miles of climbing mountains, survived mud crawling; rolling under barbed wires; scaling walls and wading through swamp waters to complete races such as Spartan Races, Warrior Dash, GoRuck Challenge, ran a half marathon, 10k, 5k…..now I’m looking to help others accomplish their goals!

I am so excited to share what I have learned, to help inspire and motivate others to get in the best shape of their lives and feel amazing inside and out at any age! I never have a client do a workout that I have not done myself!

If you are serious about getting in the best shape of your life, than come take small group classes with me. I will give you the tools you need to accomplish your fitness goals. I will hold you accountable and at the same time be your biggest cheerleader. You can do it and I want to help you!

Casie Price

Casie Price

Personal Trainer

Education

AFAA Personal Trainer Certified; AED & CPR/First Aid Certified

About Me

I was not always a healthy and fit individual and struggled with my weight for years. Five years ago I decided that I had enough and was tired of the way I felt about myself. I wanted to start living a life I always dreamed of - A FIT LIFE! I weighed 209 lbs when I started my journey to becoming healthy. Today, I am at a healthy weight and live my life to the fullest!

How did I do this? Through clean eating and exercise - I was able to reach my desired goal and have maintained it since then. It didn’t happen overnight and I did hit a few plateaus along the way but that did not stop me!

I’ve learned many things about myself. I found I love to run! Running has changed my life. I have participated in many running events - 5ks, 10ks, half marathons and completed several Spartan Races. I have recently completed a GoRuck Challenge! Biggest life changing experience to date! In the near future, I plan to run my first marathon! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, kayaking and I LOVE TO COOK and try new recipes! And of course SHOP!

I’ve realized the benefits of being active and eating healthy. I continued this passion for fitness into becoming a personal trainer in order to help others be the best that they can be! My main goal as a trainer is to make sure you reach your desired goals and to make it FUN! I will support you and push you to the results you seek. I have a tremendous passion for fitness and look forward to helping clients push past their comfort zone while setting goals and living healthier lifestyles. Changing lifestyle habits so that they can become a permanent way of life!

Never ever say you can’t - you can do absolutely anything you put your mind to---the sky is the limit!

Sal Larusso

Sal Larusso

Personal Trainer

Bio

To Sal, exercise is an important, meaningful part of daily living. Although everyone's schedules are busy, he believes that exercise should become part of the daily routine. Being in the medical field in both the education and clinical aspects for the past thirty years, he is an ardent believer that exercise can prevent health problems and will improve quality of life at any age.

All clients are unique in their abilities and fitness goals. Sal believes that everyone can achieve their goals with a little determination and dedication. He enjoys combining his education background and personal training certification to teach and to empower clients to reach these goals. Most of all Sal strives to find balance between hard work, dedication, and fun throughout the fitness journey.

His greatest joy comes from seeing clients become healthier and reaching fitness levels they never imagined.

Chris Hiester

Chris Hiester

Personal Trainer

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Lancaster Bible College
  • Master of Science in Leadership from Duquesne University
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer (taking course April 28-29, so will be official after that weekend)
  • American Heart Association AED/CPR & First Aid

Strengths In Personal Training

  • Strength Training
  • Olympic Weightlifting
  • Gymnastics
  • Interval Training
  • Sports Performance
  • Group Fitness

Philosophy

I grew up playing sports, doing so through college. Being active my whole life, having parents that stressed its value, I chose to stay active after my playing days were done through fitness. Ranging from P90X to CrossFit, my love for staying active has increased over the years. Five years ago, however, I needed surgery to remove a herniated disc from my back.

Now, I live to inspire people to live healthier lives and to show them that if I can do it, so can they. I strive to have a positive impact on the lives of everyone I connect with, especially on their health journeys. And while being physically fit is an important aspect of our health journeys, it is but one aspect. Through being active and becoming healthier physically, it can often be a catalyst to a more holistically healthy life. I truly believe the formula is simple – eat well, stay active, be healthy. But it takes hard work; and more often than not, it takes a community of people motivating us to persevere when it’s tough, to overcome and to achieve our goals. And when we achieve our goals, that same community is there to celebrate with us.

Eddie Myers

Eddie Myers

MMA Instructor
Muay Thai & Judo focused

About Me

I am a lifelong martial arts practitoner. I began studying Judo at age 8 and Muay Thai at age 20. I very much enjoy teaching students at any skill level and helping them see the beauty in both disciplines. The best part of teaching Muay Thai and Judo is watching the confidence grow in those I teach. I love watching the faces light up when they accomplish something they didn't think they were able to do.

Muay Thai is the 'art of eight limbs'. Muay Thai fighters strike with their elbows and knees in addition to punching and kicking techniques. Balance and flow are developed along with core strength and cardio conditioning.

Judo means 'the gentle way.' This Olympic sport focuses on using leverage and misdirection. Practitioners use an opponent's strength to their own advantage and overcome by skill rather than strength. While learning self-defense skills, students gain physical strength, balance, focus and body awareness inside class.

Outside of class, students walk with confidence knowing they are prepared to be leaders in school, handle any stress calmly at work, or defend themselves if necessary. Adolescents also develop a positive self worth along with respect for parents and elders. Let me help you acquire any of the above and just enhance your workouts at the Club!

Ben Frick

Ben Frick

Sparta Instructor & Personal Trainer

About Me

I have always been interested in fitness. I was an athlete in high school, playing football, baseball, basketball and track. I decided to go to school to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. I've been working at Family Practice Center as a Physical Therapy Assistant since 2012 helping clients recover from injuries and reach their fitness goals.

I became involved with Sparta in 2013 and became an instructor in 2015. I've done 3 Spartan trifectas so far and did well in competitions. My best finishes being 14th out of 3,500 in the Sprint, 112th out of 3,500 in the Super, and 55th out of 5,000 for the Beast.

I'm an advocate of exercise, healthy eating, and outdoor activities. I enjoy anything that can make me sweat (lifting, rock climbing, hiking/trail running, any and all sports). I've also been skydiving a few times.

I became a personal trainer to motivate and inspire others to reach their health and fitness objectives. I also like to see my clients get healthy, fit, and enjoy themselves. We only get one life, let's make it happy.