TEAM STATEMENT

In 1976, it all began here. The iconic celebrity fitness scene. The serious, no non-sense workout. The commitment to always remain a true gym, not a resort. A place where great shape is an authentic passion. Where you belong among friends. Where everyone's star, and you have the power to lift yourself to greatness. This is World Gym.

 Certifications: AFPT CPT, Pilates, Stretch, H.I.I.T

 Experience: 19 years in the fitness industry

Being a competitive swimmer for 10 years and in the martial arts for 5 years, health and fitness has played a major role in my life. Unfortunately, with a demanding career my level of fitness decreased. Noticing the difference in my health, energy and excitement for life, I decided to reset my goals and take action. This motivated me to become a certified personal trainer and help others reach their goals as well. Along my journey, I have been able to supervise multiple clubs, employ and develop incredible people and currently own my own facility. My passion is to provide as many individuals as possible the ability to enhance their lifestyle through health and fitness! Health and Happiness to All dave.andras@worldgym.com

 Experience: 15 years in Health and Fitness Industry

 Specialitie(s): Coaching

 Secret Power: Guessing

World Gym Northeast Ohio! I began my career over 15 years ago learning from Dave Andras at Bally Total Fitness and managed some of their largest facilities in N.E. Ohio. I am excited to share my passion of wanting to improve the overall quality of life for individuals, specifically those dealing with issues that have arisen from poor diet and inactivity. I look at every new member that World Gym enrolls as a success story because whether they were not working out at all or coming from a facility that simply views their members as a number, World Gym can provide a customized program to yield the desired results. Again, helping people is my passion which is why I view being a part of the #worldgymneo as a lifestyle choice! A fun fact about me is that I was awarded the Allegheny College Distinguished African American Scholar partly for my prowess in the Glenville math club!! Favorite Quote: "Thoughts become Things" ~ Bob Proctor rick.freeman@worldgym.com

 Experience: B.A. in Business Management, Sports Management, Marketing ~ A.A. in Entrepreneurship ~ A.S. in Nutrition Science

 Certifications: NASM: CPT, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist

 Specialitie(s): Dog Enthusiast

I have always been an athlete and loved sharing my knowledge and passion for fitness. A career in the fitness industry was only natural for me. Whether sports teams or one on one, I have always enjoyed coaching and training others. It is truly a privilege to be able to help someone progress and achieve their goals. The years of experience I have in coaching and nutrition, have given me the opportunity to help others make lifestyle changes necessary to achieve their goals. The best part of my job is sharing the excitement and joy of members' hard work and dedication as they reach their goals. leeann.ashton@worldgym.com

 Experience: B.S. Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning

 Certifications: ISSA C.P.T., Sports Nutrition Specialist, NCSF C.P.T., Former Division I Strength & Conditioning Intern Football Coach for University of Akron

I love being a personal trainer for many reasons. The most significant reason is because of the hard work my clients show when they come to a training session or bootcamp session. Being a part of their success in their fitness journey is such an honor. To be able to share the joy and happiness they express after seeing their results in what makes me love my job!

Results are my focus whether it be weight loss, improvements in strength, flexibility or overall attitude towards health and fitness. Knowing my client’s goals and specific needs is my focus. I have worked with collegiate athletes, marathon runners, young adults in sports, senior populations, an overall weight loss management plans for individuals. Career Highlights: Implemented a High School Athletics Conditioning class, certified as a Back-Injury Prevention Specialist, Created Silver Sneaker Strength and Balance class format Instructed Sculpting Plyo, and team training formats for several years. I look forward to the opportunity to help you meet your fitness goals!

 Certifications: NASM, CPT

The reason I love training is to help my clients reach their individual fitness goals. Every client is different and therefore need specific fitness plans in order to reach their intended goals. Whether it be increased strength, cardiovascular endurance, lose body fat or increase in muscle mass or definition. Working around all of these independent fitness goals requires careful planning and I personally find this aspect of training very enjoyable and exciting!

I'm from Atlanta, GA and I have a passion for teaching group fitness and earth science. Yes, earth science. In fact I have three college degrees, yes three, a Bachelor’s in Marine and Environmental Science from Hampton University and a Master’s and PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston. When I'm not teaching group fitness you can find me at Kent State teaching and mentoring students who are interested in pursuing Earth Science careers. I hold a certification in AFAA Group Fitness Training and Les Mills BODYPUMP. As your BODYPUMP and group fitness instructor, I want you to get the best workout possible!!! I am here to help you achieve your ultimate fitness goal!