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Sachs Recreation Center will have a modified group exercise schedule on Thanksgiving Day. Earn your bird by working out Thanksgiving Day! Read More
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Beth’s 15 years of experience as a trainer includes training healthy individuals looking for weight loss or strength training as well as post-rehabilitation clients. She has provided training in a wide variety of settings including a hospital-based fitness center, private training studios, and home gyms.
Her clientele includes individuals looking to tone, strengthen, and lose weight; individuals looking to maintain and improve health, strength and balance along with a goal to decrease or avoid pain, sport-specific adolescents and individuals looking to improve their overall health & fitness.
Certifications and Specialties:
AFAA p.t.
ASFA p.t.
ACE (In progress)
Course work in Exercise Physiology


Lisa’s passion for fitness began when she was a gymnast, cheerleader, and dancer. Her passion increased as she began running and group fitness. In 2006, she was certificated as a NASM personal trainer and the next year learned NASM’s corrective exercise specialty. In May 2015 she finished a 200-hour Yoga teacher training and in March 2016 completed a second 200-hour teacher training.

Combining teaching and training has allowed her to know when to push clients and when to pull back. Her desire to help her clients move and feel better strengthens her focus on training the body to move as a unit with an intense focus on core, range of motion, and flexibility. Lisa’s vast experience allows her clients to progress and find success with their fitness.

Certifications and Specialties:
NASM- certified personal trainer (CPT) corrective exercise specialist (CES)
ACE- group exercise
RYT 200 



Amy’s personal hands-on approach keeps her client’s workouts simple, functional and challenging for all ages. Amy emphasizes proper form, technique, and posture incorporating Yoga and Pilates into each workout. She believes that trainers can help clients achieve health, fitness, functional and athletic goals.
Amy also provides motivation and encouragement for her client’s to help them stay focused and develop safe and effective exercise programs dedicated to their personal needs and their fitness goals.
Certifications and Specialties:
ACE Group
SCW Personal Trainer
TRX Suspension Training
Pilates Mat Training
Stability Ball Training 



Ellen is a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Pilates Reformer Instructor. Her certifications include Corrective Exercise, Suspension Training, Balletone, Piloxing and Jillian Michaels Shred.
She has worked at Sachs Recreation Center for over eight years and has earned the nickname “The Little General”. Her passion is fitness and helping clients meet their goals. Ellen’s high energy and motivation are perfectly paired with her client’s busy schedules taking time to show them how fitness can “fit” into every day.
Certifications and Specialties:
AFAA Group Exercise Certification
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist



Barbara is a certified personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her primary focus is core training. Barbara uses body resistance and a variety of functional tools to activate the core. This core training equates to better posture, flexibility, strength and balance while performing life's activities.
Barbara’s certification as a Cancer Exercise Specialist allows her to assist individuals going through the cancer process providing appropriate exercise recommendations and motivation for a positive lifestyle.  As a second degree black belt in Shotokan karate, Barbara teaches both children and adults, one-on-one or in small groups.
Certifications and Specialties:
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Suspension Training
Cancer Exercise Specialist


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