Personal Trainers

Meet our fitness professionals

We pride ourselves on recruiting fitness professionals with varied backgrounds and approaches to fitness. By having multiple points of view we ensure that every client is perfectly matched based on their individual needs.


Jason Kelly

Assistant Director of Wellness and Aquatics

Email | 610-376-2100 x282

Experience/Interests

Jason began his career at Body Zone where he trained numerous clients before departing to start his own personal training business. Seven years later, Jason is now Body Zone’s Assistant Director of Wellness and Aquatics. He graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer. With more than 18 years experience in the fitness industry, Jason’s constant quest to learn more and help others is evident in his current pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. Jason loves to work with all populations and is proud to play a role in the health and lives of his large roster of lifelong clients. He now enjoys spending time with his wife and three children at all of their sporting events.

Training Philosophy

Exercise is fun. It’s a treat for your body. Do it!

Education

West Chester University, B.S. Kinesiology
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Sarah Vecchio

Director of Fitness

Email | 610-376-2100 x330

Experience/Interests

Sarah received a B.S. in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University where she was a fitness instructor to students and faculty. Sarah has been working in fitness industry management since 2003 focusing on group exercise and personal training. She is certified through National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer and has been training clients at all fitness levels, even post-rehab. Sarah is also Body Zone’s Director of Group Fitness and when she isn’t busy planning the more than 130 group exercise programs in Body Zone’s studios and pool, you’ll find her chasing after her very active and young daughters.

Training Philosophy

Sarah is intent on showing her clients that they can do anything they put their mind to. She’s struggled through difficult pregnancies and hardships in life and as a former competitive gymnast knows the power of fitness to increase your confidence and affect your life in a positive way.

Education

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Kinesiology
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
Les Mills Certified in BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK, BODYSTEP, BODYCOMBAT and CXWORX
SCW Sports Nutrition Certification


Nate Seager

Email | 610-376-2100 x 459

Experience/Interests

Nate grew up in Myerstown, PA where he attended ELCO High School and played on the soccer and baseball teams. Nate joined Body Zone’s training team in 2007 and has coached and guided countless athletes and individuals to better health and strength. Nate is always ready to jump into a softball or soccer team and plays golf regularly.

Training Philosophy

Test yourself every day. You have to put in the time and effort to achieve your desired goals.

Education

Slippery Rock University, B.S. Exercise Science
NASM Certified Personal Trainer


Lisa Leayman

Email | 610-376-2100 x 454

Experience/Interests

Lisa started her personal training career as a Physical Education teacher at a local elementary school. Her passion for educating all ages about the benefits of leading a healthy and fit lifestyle led her to Body Zone where she continues to help all her clients reach and exceed their fitness goals. She is certified in golf, nutrition and senior fitness.

An avid and competitive distance runner for more than 20 years, Lisa has competed in numerous half marathons, triathlons, duathlons and endurance adventure races. As a member of the Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club, Lisa embraces her passion for running by volunteering, promoting and coaching. She brings this vast experience to her individual clients at Body Zone and her current cross country athletes. Her programming is designed with all levels in mind from the experienced distance runner to the beginner.

Training Philosophy

A little bit of consistent hard work equals extraordinary gains. Love yourself and love your body to make it the best it can be, inside and out.

Education

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Marketing
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Golf Fitness Specialist


Melissa Figura

Email | 610-376-2100 x 462

Experience/Interests

Fitness has always been a huge priority and passion in Melissa’s life. She started her training career in 2006 and has experience working with all ages, from aspiring young athletes to older adults. She has really enjoyed helping her older adult clients achieve greater strength and mobility with a major focus on better core strength for improved balance and stabilization. An experienced group exercise teacher, Melissa specializes in SilverSneakers and BODYCOMBAT instruction and is well known for choreographing high-quality custom classes. Melissa loves spending her free time with her five sons and enjoys watching them in their many sporting activities. She enjoys running, biking and skiing. Because she believes in leading by example, she is very passionate about staying fit and healthy.

Training Philosophy

My main objective is to tailor each client’s workout specifically for them. Some people have limitations we have to work around but there is always a way. I teach my clients to never give up and to make strides each and every day. Staying both mentally and physically strong is the goal.

Education

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Les Mills Certified BODYCOMBAT Instructor
SilverSneakers Group Exercise Instructor
SCW Sports Nutrition Certification


Emily Gordon

Email | 610-376-2100 x461

Experience/Interests

Emily joined the Body Zone team as a group exercise instructor in 2010 and has enjoyed coaching many members in their fitness journey. Seeing the change that people could make with just some coaching in a large group setting sparked a desire to be able to help people with their goals on a more personal level. She believes that everyone deserves to be their personal best.

Training Philosophy

I see people of all ages, abilities, and talents come into Body Zone with a goal to better themselves. I love helping people reach those goals.

Education

San Diego State University, B.A. Communications
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Schwinn Cycling Instructor
Les Mills BODYPUMP Instructor
Fitour GroupX Certified Instructor
Certified Kettlebell Coach – Level I
SCW Active Aging and Aging Nutrition Certification


Audrey Turner

Email | 610-376-2100 x458

Experience/Interests

Audrey is a certified personal trainer through the W.I.T.S Program.  Along with teaching indoor cycling classes at Body Zone, she is also the director and coach for Body Zone’s Learn to Skate program and conducts private skating lessons.  An avid runner, Audrey has completed three Boston Marathons along with many 1/2 marathons and 10Ks. She also enjoys swimming and supporting her four children at their numerous hockey games and equestrian events.

Training Philosophy

Energy creates energy! Exercise creates energy. Energy improves attitude. Positive attitude stimulates the courage to attempt desirable changes in life.  Desirable changes in life create a healthy body and a healthy mind. The only thing to hold you back is that first step. Break the chain and move forward! A body in motion will stay in motion because energy creates energy!

Education

Certified W.I.T.S Personal Trainer
Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor
Ice Capades Figure Skater (1981-1985)
Ice Skating Coach (1992 – present)
Body Zone Learn to Skate Director (2004 – present)


Lindsay Hetrick

Email | 610-376-2100 x455

Experience/Background

Lindsay grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from The Ohio State University. While in college, she began to take a profound interest in fitness, and took a job as a student fitness manager at OSU’s recreational facility. After taking time out of the workforce to raise her daughter, Lindsay began to pursue a career in fitness by obtaining her personal training and group fitness certifications. She enjoys all aspects of fitness, whether it’s hitting the weights at the gym, or going for a run on one of the Blue Marsh trails.

Training Philosophy

No one should ever feel that they are not worth the time it takes to achieve new fitness goals and live a healthy lifestyle. She is a firm believer that exercise can be the prescription for a happy and fulfilling life, and is so excited to be in a position to be able to share her passion for fitness with others.

Education

The Ohio State University, B.A. Journalism, Minor in Spanish
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Perfomance Enhancement Specialist
FiTour Group Exercise Instructor


Andre Lockhart

Email | 610-376-2100 x452

Experience/Interests

After receiving his A.A. in Psychology from Reading Area Community College, Andre decided he wanted to help people in a different way. He pursued personal training certification through American Council on Exercise, with intentions of coaching people towards their fitness goals. Andre also obtained his sports conditioning specialization through American Council on Exercise, in order to help athlete’s perform at an optimal level. A former high school athlete, he played basketball and football, sports are still a passion for him. Andre plays in two, adult recreation basketball leagues here at Body Zone and also runs a youth basketball clinic.

Training Philosophy

Push yourself. Face your challenges head on, and you will become the best version of yourself.

Education

Reading Area Community College, A.A. Psychology
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Sports Conditioning Specialist


John McGarvey

Email | 610-376-2100 x285

Experience/Interests

Sports have always been second nature to John. He played baseball at Penn State University Berks, and was a two-time NEAC champion. During his time at PSU Berks, John has taken his knowledge from sports and kinesiology and used it to help others train and reach their performance goals. Independently, John has created multiple baseball, softball and basketball workout plans and clinics for youth and professional athletes based out of Delaware County, PA. In addition, he is also the strength and conditioning coach for the entire Chaos Softball organization. Chaos Softball is a traveling organization for athletes from ages 10 to 18 years old and has helped more than 100 athletes compete at the collegiate level. As a personal trainer, John excels in training athletes, fat loss, mobility and motion analysis. You will also find him on the field, as he often volunteers as a coach for multiple youth programs, such as baseball and softball.

Training Philosophy

Exercise is crucial to longevity. In order to stay consistent with our fitness goals, one must practice multiple training methods. A balanced and whole training program should include functional, resistance and aerobic training.

Education

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Kinesiology (graduation date: December 2018)
Training and Sports Performance Intern, 270 hours, Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex, Spring 2018