MEET OUR TRAINERS

Bridget Patterson

ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Group Exercise Instructor, YogaFit Instructor

Specialties: Fat loss, Strength training, Functional Training, Yoga, Group Exercise

Background: After 18 years of struggling with weight and experiencing low self confidence, I decided to make a change in my condition and poor health. Today I stand 45 pounds lighter, healthier, more energetic and most importantly, happier! Now, I have the energy to stay active and do the things that I love. Helping others write their own success story is the best part of being a trainer. Weight loss and implementation of a healthy lifestyle provide rewards far beyond the number on the scale.

Favorite quote: “Health is the greatest wealth”

Interests: Weight lifting, hiking, kayaking, playing frisbee, music, cooking, spending time with family and friends.



 

Tom Schulien

NPTI-CPT, NSCA- CPT

Specialties: Fat loss, older adult training, cardio kick boxing, strength training, military/ law enforcement conditioning, flexibility, core conditioning.

Background: I am 60 years young and can’t wait to teach you all about staying young, fit, and healthy! Commitment, perseverance, motivation, and discipline are values I learned as a Marine. Values which helped me attain the rank of Sergeant. Adherence to these ideals has helped me attain many goals since such as building a strong, fit body and healthy lifestyle. These are ideals I not only teach my clients, but ideals I live by as well.

With your commitment and my guidance, I can help you improve your personal level of fitness. Individually tailored programs, short and long term goals, and fast pace dynamic circuit training and kickboxing are just a few of the ways I help my clients stay motivated and get results.

Quote: “Growing old is not for sissies.”

Interests: Fitness, kick boxing, motorcycling, cooking, and music.



 

Heidi Waselich

Bachelor of Science- Exercise Science, Kent State University, Certified Delay the Disease Instructor

Specialties: Fat Loss, strength training, fitness competitions, older adult and special population training.

Background: I love weight lifting. I enjoy helping both men and women build muscle to achieve a stronger, leaner body. I am a nationally qualified NPC competitor. I have competed in 5 amateur events, twice finishing in the top 3 and took the stage at my first national competition in June of 2014. I have also coached hundreds of young women and helped them prepare for fitness and bikini competitions.

A large part of my career has focused on special populations, mostly older adults. I have participated in research on Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s dementia and how exercise can positively affect the symptoms of the diseases and I am a certified Delay the Disease instructor.

Quote: “Don’t be upset about the results you didn’t get, from the work you didn’t do.”

Interests: Fitness competitions, spending time with family and my boyfriend, outdoor sports, going to baseball games



 

Mark Hedegore RD,LD,CSCS

 The University of Akron- Nutrition and Dietetics, Registered Dietitian, NSCA Certified Stength and Conditioning Specialist 

Specialties: Fat loss, functional training, sports specific training, youth training, older adult training.

Background: As both a Registered Dietitian and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist I am uniquely positioned to help you get the most out of your workouts. You can’t out work a poor diet! Whether you work with me, or one of our highly skilled trainers, I’ll help you develop a customized nutrition plan that gets to your goals faster. Nutrition is the key to living a fit, strong, and healthy life.

As a trainer my philosophy is to make you better at what you do every day, whether that means putting away the groceries, doing yard work, or playing a sport at a high level. Together, we’ll build lean muscle in a way that translates to real life ability. I’ll keep you moving at a brisk pace to keep the heart rate up, burn fat, and give you as much value as possible for your training session. A typical workout with me includes a warm up with dynamic mobility drills, a total body weight training circuit with cardio and mobility drills mixed in, and finally a cool down to keep your muscles loose and leave you feeling relaxed, yet energized.

Quote: “Be a little better today than you were yesterday.”

Personal: Spending time with family and friends, playing softball and golf, watching football.