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: 18 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

 Experience: 15 years of sales and management

 Specialitie(s): Coaching

 Secret Power: Singing

Hi Folks! I joined the team at World Gym in March of 2017 after several years of work in social services. I am originally from Elyria and have lived here my entire life. In my youth I was involved in wrestling and cross country, and have coached wrestling in my spare time over the years. I also have a passion for music, and play in an local acoustic duo. I am committed to helping people reach their fitness and health goals, and am very excited about what we do here. I strongly believe that my team and I can help anybody get healthy! Feel free to see me with any questions. I look forward to speaking with you!

 Experience: 7 years with World Gym Sheffield

 Specialitie(s): Mother of 2 wonderful babies

 Certifications: Laser Liposuction Consultant

I enjoy being in an environment where people strive to become healthier and happier. I am fortunate enough to be able to help our members have a great experience with our center. I look forward to seeing you!

 Experience: 30 years Wrestling/Grappling, Head Coach

 Specialitie(s): Motivating

 Secret Power: Drawing/Painting

I am excited to head up the Personal Training Program at World Gym Sheffield Village! I am also currently the Head Coach for Elyria Catholic's Wrestling Team, as well as, Fighting Shape Club and the Swarm Fight Team. Being a competitor has helped me push to reach my goals. I am excited to help motivate you to reach yours!!!

 Certifications: ACE, NCEP, AMFPT - CPT

 Experience: Over 15 years

 Secret Power: Making people smile :)

With over 15 years of experience, Raphael is a Certified Trainer and Master Practitioner. His training specialties include Certifications thru ACE, NCEP, AMFPT, strength and conditioning, abdominal stability, weight release and lifestyle management, kettle bell technique and movement, countless hours of Instruction in band strength training, core strength training and dietary consultation. Raphael believes in a well-rounded approach to health and fitness that involves flexibility, mental stability, diet, resistance training, and cardiovascular conditioning (the hand of fitness). Raphael has also trained athletes at both the professional and collegiate levels as well as serving as the master fitness instructor for numerous area high school vocational programs. Employing innovative modalities and leading technologies, Raphael specializes in the combination of scientifically based, result s oriented, one on one and group training services ranging from personal training, integrated healthcare, nutrition and supplementation, personal services, and guided learning, which are individually programmed or packaged for clientele and by request. Raphael is a highly requested, charismatic, powerful and grounded profession al speaker. Due to his extensive education, his walk the walk experience and expertise in the areas of Fitness and Healthcare, Nutrition, Motivation, Leadership, Emerging Wellness, Medical Technologies and, Education and Business, he is able to offer insightful results and practical solutions that can be readily employed for your needs as a group or organization. Raphael is widely regarded as one of the best trainers/fitness and nutrition consultants in Northern Ohio.

 Certifications: ACE CPT, HIIT, Wellness, CPR, Associates in Sports and Fitness Management

 Experience: 4 years training

 Secret Power: Cool Dance Moves

While in High School I was a Track and Field All--Star and at the top of my class. After high school I completed 1 year at Cleveland State University, however, I always wanted to be a Marine so I did just that, I became a Marine! In the Corps, I was a Nuclear Biological & Chemical Defense Specialist and developed my passion for fitness! After 4 years of the Marine Corps, I went back to school and received my Associates degree in Sports and Fitness Management. I was excited when given the opportunity to be a part of the World Gym Team!! Given my background and knowledge, Results are almost certain and I look forward to seeing you achieve those results!

 Experience: 10 years in the fitness industry

 Certifications: ACE CPT, HIIT

 Secret Power: Giving 110%

Certified personal trainer through ACE and HIIT Certified, I specialize in making a True connection with his clients. Skill set includes: Resistance Training, Cardio Boxing, Dynamic Training and weight management. I have always been fascinated with fitness and being in shape since I was a kid. I always say "show me the will and I will show you the way!"

 Certifications: H.I.I.T

Fitness and working out has always been my passion. Throughout my journey it has helped me transform physically,emotionally, and spiritually. With the right Focus and Intensity , together we will reach our fitness goals.

 Certifications: CPT - NASM

 Secret Power: Firefiighter

Fighting fires and saving lives is my first passion, but exercise and nutrition is a very close second. After starting as a firefighter/paramedic, I realized my two passions go hand –in- hand. Ever since high school, I have been involved with many sports, my favorite being cross country. I passionately believe in the good character and values imbued by cross country and other sports: motivation, helping one another, and camaraderie. This concept is heavily applied at the fire house, so I decided to make helping others my role in life. I find that one of the most rewarding ways of helping people is to assist them achieve their fitness goals. I received my personal training certification through NASM, (National Academy of Sports Medicine), and I am always looking to increase my knowledge and stay current with fitness trends. At the end of the day, you will have pushed yourself out of your comfort zone and took control of your workout, and my role as your trainer will help you to reach the RESULTS you want. RUN HAPPY, LIFT SMART, HAVE FUN!!!

 Certifications: NASM - CPT

 Specialitie(s): Strength training, Weight Loss

 Secret Power: Bilingual

I started my fitness journey because I struggled wit weight problems in my youth and wanted to change my life for the better. I wanted to live a healthy and fitness life. My goal is to get stronger and build muscle. I started working out when I was 18 and grew a passion for what I do. This led me to become a personal trainer and help as many people as possible to no only start but to CONQUER their fitness goals!!

 Certifications: Assoc. Degree Sports and Fitness, C.P.T. ACE

 Specialitie(s): Motivating

 Secret Power: Modeling

I started my journey in health and fitness during my senior year of high school. I gained a significant amount of weight and began working out to lose the pounds. In losing the weight I found my passion and my love for fitness began. That led me to me to graduate with a degree in sports and fitness management as well as a certification in personal training and wellness. I added onto my education by receiving my health coach certificate through ACE. You can find me in the gym putting in some hard work and also on the platform lifting some heavy weights as I also compete in power-lifting meets. I hold the state record in bench press and squat for my federation. My passion is to help others become the best version of themselves that they can be. Let's smash some goals together!