Tricia specializes in Functional and Corrective Movement. She has additional training in TRX, TRX Rip, Balanced Body Barre, YogaFit, Pilates, and Mossa Group Fight and LesMills Body Combat.
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. I love to make working out accessible and fun!
Tricia coaches realistic, habit-based behavior change and education.
Taylor has been Your Best Self's Head Trainer since November 2018. Prior to joining us she had 2.5 years of personal training experience. In addition, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification, ACE Health Coach Certification & Hungry for Happiness Food & Body Freedom Coach Certification.
Her passion started for fitness very young when she was a gymnast. After her gymnastic career ended she wanted to help other athletes strive to be better. However, along the way she battled with disordered eating and body image issues, so her mission has become much bigger. She became certified as a Food & Body Freedom Coach (Hungry for Happiness), which focuses on the mental & emotional side of weight issues, body image issues, and lack of self confidence.
Taylor has worked with a wide variety of clients and her background in Exercise Science gives her the knowledge to build exercise programs for client’s individual needs. She also puts lot of emphasis on helping her clients build a better mindset that will enhance their everyday life and help achieve long lasting results.
My name is Taylor and I have always had a love for all things active and outdoors. I played soccer and track in high school. It wasn’t till after high school that I started taking different kinds of fitness classes and getting into weight lifting. I then realized I had a passion for fitness and wanted to share that with other.
I am certified through W.I.T.S and Neta Group Exercise, and have my YogaFit certification. I currently lead the Total Body Toning classes and some of the HIIT and Yoga classes. I have also worked a lot with seniors and taught a senior class as well. I am able to adjust workouts for all fitness level and look forward to helping you achieve your fitness goals!
I am Joie Risden and I am a graduate from the University of Mount Union. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Since I was young, I have been active in many activities and sports. I played soccer up until I graduated high school and have raced dirt bikes since I was four years old. I am a very active person who loves the outdoors where you can find me kayaking, hiking, and camping. Playing soccer all those years introduced me to the conditioning side of working out, it wasn’t till after I graduated high school that I started doing strength training. I decided to not play soccer in college, and I was left with no form of exercise, so I started doing strength training and it went along with my major. I work out now to keep myself healthy, while also training for two-hour long hare scramble races.
I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Mount Union majoring in Exercise Science and I am an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. I am a member of the Men’s Track Team where I run the 500-meter dash, 400-meter hurdles, and Triple Jump. I am a three-time National Champion in Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, and Football.
I specialize in Strength Training and Cardiovascular Training, particularly in young adults. My passion for strength training began my freshman year of high school. I only weighed 130lbs and could barely lift my own body weight. By the time my senior year came, I weighed 175lbs, I could bench 305lbs, and could squat 425lbs. These results came from a passion I found in Strength Training, and I hope to share that passion with all of my future clients.
My cardiovascular experience comes from the previous 8 years I’ve been a track and field athlete. In high school, I was a state qualifier in the 110 hurdles and the 4x400 meter relay. Being a middle-distance runner I had to learn sprinting mechanics as well as fast twitch muscle fiber training, while at the same time being very aerobically fit and know how to run for endurance. This gives me experience in both sprinting dynamics and long-distance training.
Strength and Conditioning have been a part of my life from the very beginning. Early introductions in the basement of my childhood home set me on a path that has lead me to work with all athletic programs as Strength Coach for the Salem City School District since 2018. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Kent State University, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a 615-pound squat record set at the age of 17, and my education in the sciences of exercise served as the foundation for a weight loss journey of nearly 100 pounds.
I have worked as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and as a Personal Trainer for over three years, working with individuals and groups who seek growth and improvement in any realm or mode they strive toward. Exercise has continually driven me to be better for both myself and those I interact with daily. As a school teacher, I feel that a growth mindset is vital in life. In the world of fitness growth and improvement is always the goal and there is no better way to grow and improve than pushing yourself in the crucible of exercise.