Jennifer started her career after graduating summa cum laude from Xavier University, which led her to then pursue additional training with MaddDogg Athletics in Spinning, The Physical Mind Institute for Mat Pilates, YogaFit for her 500 RYT, NASM for Personal Training, TRX, Concept 2 for Indoor Rowing and Ski Erg, Gravity EFI for Personal Training and Piloxing. Jennifer also is a Master Trainer for Barre Above and Tabata Bootcamp programs. She holds a Balanced Body University Comprehensive Certification which required 488 hours of training. She is also certified in Indo-row, Shockwave, and PlyoYoga.
Everyday is an adventure and it's wonderful to share the journey with my clients and friends!
Sarah began her career in fitness After earning her bachelor's in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Northern Kentucky University. She currently works full time as a Health Fitness Professional in a corporate wellness center where she also works as an ACE certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Sarah is a certified Pilates reformer instructor and also holds a TRX instructor certification. Sarah uses her education, experience, and passion for fitness and exercise to educate and inspire those who are working to lead healthier lifestyles.
Katie graduated from Marietta College, where she participated in collegiate tennis and basketball and intramural volleyball, and also completed a Master's in Sports Administration from Xavier University. Katie has always been passionate about athletics, fitness, and healthy living; she has experience coaching youth sports, instructing youth and adult fitness, and leading health and wellness trainings. She recently became certified and started teaching POUND Fit classes -- a high-energy, full-body cardio jam session -- that she is excited to share with more health-seekers in our area! Katie also enjoys playing sand volleyball and watching Cincinnati sports!
Jessica has been practicing yoga and floor pilates for over a decade. She has thoroughly enjoyed the positive physical, mental and emotional benefits of her practice, and is excited to share it with you! Jessica recently became certified to teach Yoga and Barre classes. In her classes, you will learn how to breathe correctly and stay in the present moment to attain Focus and Stamina. When Jessica isn’t on her mat, she loves spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Erin received her education from the Ohio State University in Fitness and Nutrition Education. She is a busy mom of 3 who is committed to living an active, healthy lifestyle. She earned her Pilates certification from Balanced Body University and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is also a Barre Above and Plyoga certified instructor. She is very passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals thru positive encouragement and experienced guidance.
With a B.S. in Nutrition, TRX and Cycling certifications under her belt, Andi is passionate about all things that lead to well-th. She lives for craft beers and giant salads, and will take a roasted brussel sprout over a chocolate cake any day (but when it comes to ice cream you can add the triple scoop). Filled with energy and sass, you can find her lacing up her running shoes, cranking out push-ups on the mat, or striking a warrior 3 all leading to her favorite post-sweat reward: happy hour.
Maggie is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. She currently works in Newport as an Extraction Specialist at a toxicology laboratory. She is a certified Pound Pro since February 2017 and is very excited to start teaching Pound at Fit Philosophie and meet some new people who are excited and ready to rock out!
Nick has always been passionate about sports, fitness, health and well-being. Nick is co-owner of the award winning nonprofit organization 859 Academy. He has competed in several Jiu-Jitsu competitions including NAGA (North American Grappling Association) and Ohio State Grappling Competition. He is certified in personal training and weight loss and is currently working on NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) training certification. Nick enjoys helping people become the best they can be physically and mentally.
Erin started as a dance major at Eastern Kentucky University and subsequently embarked on an extensive career in fitness that ranges from teaching lifting classes to spinning to cardio barre and even yoga! She is a true asset to have on staff.
Gerry has had a very long career of studying the marital arts. He learned basic karate from his father at the age of 5. This sparked his interest for a lifetime. His official training started with Tae Kwon Do during the late 80's at a Hong Kong Kim school in Newport, KY where he received rank of red belt/black tip. After his great success in Tae Kwon Doe, he decided to broaden his knowledge by pursuing a new style of training. At this time, he met Eldon Clem at the Cincinnati Academy of the Martial arts (later I.M.B. of Cincinnati) from around 1991 to sometime into late 90's. The curriculum incorporated Jeet Kune Do concepts, kickboxing and trapping, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kali/Escrima, some Shoot Wrestling, while also incorporating Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While he religiously studied with Eldon, he was afforded some tremendous opportunities to study with some of the great martial artists of our time. Throughout the course of the 90's, Gerry supplemented his training by taking seminars with Guro Don Edwards, Cliff Derry (Doce Pares), Dan Inosanto (Jeet Kune Do), and private lessons with Eric Haycraft (Muay Thai), Saksem Kanthawong (Muay Thai Kickboxing), and Carlson Gracie (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). He was an instructor at Impact Martial Arts where he taught Progressive Fighting Systems as a Phase 1 instructor. While continuing to teach, he also pursued his interests in Handgun Training at the Tactical Training Center (now Tactical Defense Institute). He progressed through the Level I, II, and III courses and graduated in 1997 from this school. He continued his teaching at FITE in submission grappling for several years. Gerry is now a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after spending the time studying with Bill Peace (Son of Siam), Nick Albin (BJJ Black Belt), and Alex Miller (BJJ Black Belt). We are very honored and lucky to have such a qualified instructor at Fit Philosophie!