All PTPOST trainers have been fully vaccinated!!
All PTPOST trainers have been fully vaccinated!!
Julie is a Certified Personal Trainer (AAAI-ISMA) and Physical Therapist (BS in PT from University of Maryland) with thirty years of experience. Her specialty is working with the over-50 population, post-surgery or disability, with a focus on safely improving strength and balance. Julie is an avid runner with a life-long commitment to exercise. Her degree and experience in the physical therapy clinic allow her to work with each client and address all of their personal training needs. Whether they have had a previous surgery, a current diagnosis, or are experiencing some of the challenges of aging, Julie uses her career knowledge to create the best possible exercise program for every individual.
Allison is a (NASM and AAAI-ISMA) Certified Personal Trainer with a physical therapy education. Her passion for training has helped clients live healthier lives throughout the DC/MD/VA area for over 30 years. She brings this experience and enthusiasm to her clients every day, making exercise fun, creative and engaging. Allison specializes in the over-50 population, but her clients have ranged from young adult to nonagenarian. With her physical therapy education and her love of strength training, Allison helps clients get stronger and move safely toward an improved quality of life. She continually pushes her fitness limits with CrossFit and enjoys walking her deaf pit bull Max and acroyoga.
Angela is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor. Fitness has become a passion for her as she went through her own journey of struggling being overweight and overcoming the obstacle of healthy eating but making both a way of life instead of a quick fix. She successfully reached her goals and became comfortable in her own skin. She then decided to leave a 17 year career of being sedentary and behind a desk to follow her passion to help others achieve their health and wellness goals the right way. What she enjoys most about her work is seeing couples, who enjoy fitness together, and reach their goals of a more active lifestyle! When she is not helping others with their fitness goals, she enjoys indoor cycling, strength training, and long walks with her husband & their Yorkie, Kooper.
Cody is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) with certified specialties in Corrective Exercise, Weight Loss and Fitness Nutrition. He is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). He has been an online Trainer and Coach, guiding individuals towards reaching their personal goals whether it be athletic, weight loss, or rehabilitative in nature. Cody has also engineered and led group training sessions and boot camps. With his passion to provide the most advanced, up to date, and innovative training techniques, Cody is able to help his clients obtain their goals with highly personalized programmi
Kathy is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Post Rehab Specialist and Health Coach with the energy and ideas to keep her clients motivated. She started her education as a radiologic technician but realized her true passion was exercise and fitness. As a personal trainer for over 25 years, Kathy has helped clients from 12-85 years of age recover from an injury, lose weight, and live a healthier lifestyle. In addition, Kathy's knowledge of the LSVT "Big" Parkinson's program and PD training has helped her clients lead safer, fuller lives. When not helping others, she enjoys running, golf, gardening and hiking with her dog.
Kathy is based in Hershey,PA and represents PTPOST in that area.
Kolon holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is a certified personal trainer.
Kolon works with clients of all ages and fitness levels and specializes in weight loss, rehab and biomechanics training and education. He is proficient in strength training, sports conditioning and functional performance, youth and senior fitness, special populations, flexibility and core training, and TRX. Kolon stays in shape by running, playing basketball, martial arts, strength training, and doing calisthenics.
Kolon believes that: “In today’s busy world it’s easy to adopt a sedentary lifestyle which can lead to an array of problems. Although it can be difficult to develop a routine, exercise works wonders on our physical and emotional well being. With motivation, the right plan, and consistency, attaining one’s fitness and wellness goals are possible.”
Ashley started her fitness career with a BS in Exercise Science and went on to obtain an ACSM personal training certification and an ACE orthopedic exercise specialist certification. Her education has paved the way for her to introduce her clients to a fitness lifestyle. She has a passion for educating individuals of all ages on how to transform their lives to become a stronger, healthier version of themselves. She enjoys encouraging her clients to think positively and motivate themselves in their journey to reach their fitness goals. Ashely is currently dividing her time between her personal training and her work as a special education teacher working with high school students who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Ashley spends her free time coaching high school field hockey and basketball.
A 20-year veteran in the fitness industry, Coach Fola knows how to engage his audiences to reach their full potential. Co-creating multiple fitness companies to provide fitness to all, Fola is deeply motivated to continue bringing fitness knowledge and benefits to the masses.
"My favorite thing about being a fitness professional is empowering the everyday person to embrace a fitness lifestyle. Encouraging all levels of ability to challenge themselves to be their fittest versions is always a focus for me". Fola holds certifications in multiple arenas: NESTA - Biomechanics Specialist, Heart Rate Performance Specialist and Certified TACTIX Instructor, Concept 2 and UCanRow2 -Certified Indoor Rowing Instructor.
When not changing lives, Coach Fola and his wife stay busy with 4 adorable children.
Michelle is a Certified Personal Trainer through NCSF, with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has always been passionate about exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. She has worked in many different fitness environments including Physical Therapy clinics, Chiropractic clinics, Cardiopulmonary Rehab, and commercial gyms. She is a firm believer that exercise is a form of medicine and believes that staying physically active can not only prevent medical conditions, but also be a treatment to preexisting conditions. She enjoys working with all populations, encouraging and motivating her clients during every stage of their journey. She loves to see the progress her clients make. Whether they are big or small, it is still an accomplishment! In her free time, Michelle is a competitive bikini division bodybuilder so she loves to spend time lifting in the gym herself. She also loves spending time outside, with her loved ones, and her Husky.
Sarah is a Physical Therapist (Doctor of PT from Boston University), Certified Personal Trainer (AAAI-ISMA), and Certified Athletic Trainer. Her clinical experience and knowledge of sport-related injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and specialization in balance/fall-risk prevention has helped individuals of all ages and fitness levels achieve their lifestyle goals. Sarah divides her time between her work as a physical therapist and personal trainer, as she is a firm believer that the health-building process doesn’t stop (and in some cases has only just begun) when you complete your physical therapy care. She will develop personalized, functional, yet creative routines which keep her clients motivated to achieve their most active selves. In her spare time you can find her practicing her tennis and golf games, and indulging in new food experiences.
LaToya is an enthusiastic Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist with over 15 years of experience as a health professional. She is a Towson University Alumni and holds a Master's Degree in Exercise Science from the California University of Pennsylvania.
LaToya found her passion for coaching athletes as a Division I track and field athlete and has experience coaching at the University level as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of DC.
She has a passion to help people restore their bodies back to balance through health coaching with weight management and recovery exercises to reduce injury, pain and stress.
LaToya is also a United States Army Veteran and is currently an active army reservist. She found her passion for body work recovery after experiencing an injury during her time in the army. Determined to return to high level performance, LaToya enhanced her education with stretching and massage certifications.
LaToya works with individuals and groups with a focus on recovering from sports injuries as well as those deconditioned from inactivity. She believes that injury prevention is key to a positive experience for both athletes and desk-bound workers to perform at their best.
Nia Kim is a certified ASFA personal trainer and licensed PTA with a BS degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland.
Nia’s passion in the field has always been sports medicine and has a special interest in post-operative rehabilitation and sports injuries. She has worked with athletes of all ages with total body strengthening and maintenance over the years and started her career helping to train/rehabilitate both DC United and Washington Freedom soccer players back in the early 2000s. Nia loves combining rehab with fitness and helping people in all stages of life attain their goals. Formula for success in the fitness journey is increasing a person's capacity, not the load or stopping what they love doing!
Julie has a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from James Madison University. She is also a AAAI certified personal trainer. Julie has been working in the field of rehabilitation for thirty years and enjoys working with the young athlete up to the geriatric population. Julie splits her time between practicing physical therapy and personal training and enjoys the challenge that both disciplines bring. She especially loves getting to know the client and developing individualized exercise programs based on assessments and goals. She is an avid tennis player, and also enjoys staying active with resistance training,, yoga, and daily dog walks.
Andrew graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Art in Biology, Johns
Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health with a Master of Health Science in
Epidemiology, and University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Andrew, a former college lacrosse player, enjoys being active biking, hiking with his dog Bo, trying to keep up with his 3 boys and hopes one day to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. Prior to joining
PTPOST, Andrew's clinical experience includes 5 years at Sumner Fitness,
Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s SMARTherapy practice, National Rehabilitation Hospital, and Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland. He has worked with patients of all ages who may be recovering from injuries, trying to avoid surgery, or post-operation recovery, to gain range of motion, strength and balance and want to maintain active, productive, independent lifestyles. Andrew is certified as a Functional Standards for Optimal Aging Expert, administering the Adult Functional Independence Test (AFIT), to help people identify issues prior to them becoming problematic later in life.
Les is a certified professional trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine with a BS in Public Health. He is also a Sports Nutrition Specialist (NCSF) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM). Les has six years of experience in the fitness industry and one year utilizing infrared imaging to assess biomechanics in baseball athletes. Being a former powerlifter, men's physique competitor and assistant football coach has allowed him to mentor others to utilize discipline to reach goals and live healthier lives. Les has helped clients navigate through movement for pre and post hip replacements, pre and post knee replacements, pre and post rotator cuff, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and frozen shoulder challenges. In his free time, Les enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and being a life-long learner.
Shannon is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist with a BS in Kinesiology from University of Maryland, College Park. Currently, she is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in corrective exercise and orthopedic rehabilitation from A.T. Still University. She has worked in clinical and recreational settings including physical therapy and cardiology clinics as well as gyms. Most recently, Shannon has been working with older adults and people with Parkinson's Disease. She is a PWR! Moves Instructor and has also taken 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Shannon loves getting to know her clients and making movement feel accessible, enjoyable, and sustainable.