Personal Training at Ascend Fitness & Spa is your gateway to achieving your goals! We have both Personal Trainers and Master Level Personal Trainers who have been in the fitness industry for over 20 years! New to training? Welcome!
Our team is professional, prepared, awesome motivators, and a great resource to help you no matter your fitness level. We offer drop-in sessions as well as programed routines. Fill out an interest form to get started today!
“Hi, my name is Mike and I’ve been personal training for the past 3+ years. Before becoming a personal trainer I was in the Marine Corps for 4 years and deployed 3 times to Iraq with 3rd Battalion 6th Marines. After being honorably discharged I worked in construction as an underwater welder, became a certified EMT, as well as a licensed massage therapist. I also earned my black belt in Tae Kwon Do before graduating high school.
My passion for fitness slowly grew after leaving the Marines. One of the things I enjoy most is being outdoors, whether its hiking, mountain biking, off-roading camping, kayaking/rafting. This kept me in good shape but felt that there was room for improvement. I believe that fitness should be enjoyable, as well as a little challenging it should not feel like a chore or something you don’t look forward to. It should also improve the quality and well being of your life, not hinder it. Small daily improvements are the key to long term results.
I try to incorporate a wide variety of training methods and styles in my own training as well as those for clients. From strength training, weight lifting and strongman, to endurance training for obstacle course racing, trail running, biking and HIIT style training. I like to keep training fun and always try to learn new things from sandbag and atlas stone training, steel mace/club and kettlebell, ropes and suspension training and a minimalist approach utilizing body weight.”
Mark Kelly is an NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, and PN-Certified Nutrition Coach. He has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Mount Union. During college Mark played football and was an AAU Junior Olympics weightlifting champion.
Mark has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years. He spent most of that time as personal trainer at The Club at Key Center.
Mark loves helping busy professionals find time for healthy habits so they can look great, feel great, and be even more productive at work and at home. He believes you can get the body you want without feeling deprived, and that fitness can be built into your life without taking it over.
I graduated from the University of Akron in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Currently I am in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Cleveland State University. I am a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council of Exercise (ACE).
I have a strong passion for the fitness industry and I really enjoy having the opportunity to change people’s lives everyday by helping them achieve goals that they previously thought were unimaginable. As a personal trainer, I like to empower my clients with the knowledge and resources necessary to successfully take control over their health and wellness and to make permanent lifestyle changes. I believe there is a fitness program for everybody whether your goals are to lose weight, gain strength or become more functionally independent. If you are currently not seeing the results with your workout regimen- I would love to get an opportunity to work with you to maximize your potential and help you reach your goals!
Erin received a Bachelor of Science in Education with an Exercise Specialist major from Bowling Green State University.
She is a certified Personal Trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and has her Group Exercise certification with AFAA. Erin came to Ascend from corporate wellness where she has worked for the past 13+ years. Customer service is number one with Erin and she is excited to be here for you!
Erin has worked as a trainer in public and corporate facilities in the past and has experience training different populations anywhere from college age to adult and seniors! She likes incorporating intervals and super sets into any workout, at any level. Erin really enjoys giving new, fresh workouts and taking on new clients to help them reach their goals!
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