Our Trainers

 

Peter FrancisPeter Francis, Owner

Peter is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He graduated from Salisbury University with a BS in Exercise Science with an Allied Health track. Peter worked as a physical therapy aide for nearly three years guiding patients with injuries or conditions through exercise. Peter has a passion for training the 50+ population, especially those with neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, and stroke. His experience and knowledge in sports and physical therapy help him motivate clients to exercise more functionally while maintaining proper form. Peter values the opportunity to connect and develop lasting relationships with his clients. He loves the stories they tell and the wisdom they offer. In his free time, Peter enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, taking his dogs for nature walks, working out, and playing sports.

 

Michael MendelsonMichael Mendelson

Michael is a certified personal trainer through the American Counsel on Exercise (ACE). He recognizes the pursuit of fitness and healthy living as being a vital element in working through his own weight problems as a child. As an adult, Michael has worked in gyms, with athletic teams, has spent the past few years working as a physical therapy assistant, and is now studying for a degree in Nursing. Michael’s varied experiences in the healthcare industry have given him an appreciation in working with people and helping them recover and rejuvenate, physically and mentally. His experience in athletic training and physical therapy has helped him acquire a knowledge base focusing on functional movement, balance, and proper form. When he’s not working or putting his nose in medical books, Michael enjoys working out, playing board games with friends, and finding new restaurants to try.

 

LaurenLauren Scott

Lauren is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as a CHEK Institute certified Holistic Life Coach. Lauren discovered the magic of fitness and health late in life as a way to combat anxiety and depression. She is particularly interested in the way that physical health relates to mental and emotional wellbeing. She aims to integrate personal training with individualized counseling in order to help her clients live more honest, free and fulfilling lives. In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, lifting weights, photography, and pretty much any other form of self expression.

 

LaurenMoufty Lawani

Moufty Lawani is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. He has an Associates degree in Health Fitness and received his Bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University, majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Health. He is currently working as a Personal Trainer and as a Wellness Professional in a retirement community. Moufty loves working with seniors and is very passionate about martial arts, health, and fitness. He enjoys traveling around the world, weightlifting, riding motorcycles, jogging, practicing mixed martial arts, and spending time with his family. His favorite quote is: “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity to affect those around him positively.”

 

Rick Tolbert, Trainer

Rick is a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also a certified Functional Aging Specialist through the Functional Aging Institute, is FMS Level 2 certified and has 5 TRX certifications. Rick’s interest in fitness started in high school, where he was a State Championship-level cross-country runner, and continued through his time in the Marine Corps. After the age of 25 and over the next 15 years, he admits to “falling off the fitness wagon,” and his health reached an abysmal, life-threatening low. He realized he needed to turn his life around. Through diet, exercise, and persistence he ran his first marathon about 9 months later. That process inspired him to help others achieve their fitness and health goals, especially adults over 50. In his free time, Rick enjoys reading, photography, hiking in the mountains with his wife and two German Shepherds, pursuing new educational opportunities and improving his professional knowledge as a trainer.

 

Leigh Tolbert, Trainer

Leigh is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine with an additional NASM certification as a Senior Fitness Specialist. She is also a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition and currently working on her Precision Nutrition Masters level 2 in nutrition and behavior change. A former elementary school teacher, Leigh came into the fitness industry as a second career after years of personal interest in fitness. She has run marathons, triathlons and competed in figure shows, so the transition into personal training was a natural one. Leigh takes a client-centered approach to her coaching, making her clients goals her number one priority. In her personal time Leigh enjoys hiking the trails with her husband and their two energetic German Shepherd pups Klaus and Kikka, trying new recipes, hitting farmer’s markets, reading, and going to concerts.

 

Reed Neubaum - Senior Personal Trainer FloridaReed Neubaum, Trainer

Dr. Reed is a Doctor of Chiropractic licensed in Maryland. He graduated from Shippensburg University with a BS in Biology with a concentration in Health Professions then went on to graduate from New York Chiropractic College. He started personal training while in college so he could begin applying what he was learning. After graduating, he sought certification as a Functional Aging Specialist with an additional certification in Functional Movement Screening. Dr. Reed strives to help people get out of pain, prevent injuries, and increase performance in their everyday lives. To do this, he believes in customized plans tailored specifically to an individual’s health goals. In his spare time he enjoys playing chess, reading, cooking, and being Assistant Wrestling Coach at Quince Orchard High School.