Cheryl has over 20 years of experience training every client type and for every fitness goal including athlete conditioning, pregnancy, post-knee replacement, back surgery, cardiac rehabilitation and preparing for your special day, to name a few.
Former Semi-Pro Football Player [Strong Safety] , 1992-2005
Certifications: NESTA – Underground Strength Coach, AAAI/ISMA – Personal Fitness Trainer
Specialize in power lifting with a focus on proper technique and safety, speed training, flexibility and explosiveness.
Philosophy: I strive to better the lives of my clients both physically and emotionally. Before someone is active it is easy for them to feel down about themselves and having a trainer that is truly a teammate and wants to see them excel, dramatically improves their results. For active people, having someone push you to the next level is invaluable. When training yourself, it is hard to surpass your limits because you know what makes you uncomfortable and the human mind is designed to avoid that. It is my job to help move past the uncomfortable and conquer what seemed nearly impossible. Fitness is a choice but it is also a necessity and will lead to a better quality of life. I am excited to lead others to love fitness and enjoy the benefits as much as I do!
Since I can remember I have been interested in movement. Moving indoors, moving outdoors, moving with a team…moving with purpose to accomplish my goals! For the past 7 years, I co-owned and operated a fitness facility in BUCKS COUNTY, PA. Where I trained people from ages 3-77. Including my wife through 3 pregnancies. My love for clients and teaching has led back to doing just that here at Surfside Fitness. Moving with quality is most important to my experience and philosophy as a trainer. My goal is to help clients take the focus off of quantity, to help them celebrate small purposeful successes so they can learn more about their bodies true capabilities over time.
My desire to bring the health and fitness message and to give back led me to pursue my personal training certification; as well as my yoga, Barre, mat pilates, and strength training certifications.
My motto is “Never Give Up!” I feel privileged to inspire and train clients at any level of fitness, walk of life, or physical limitations. I have trained pre and post rehabilitative clients who have had cardiac, hip, knee, shoulder, and back issues. My clients range in age from 15 to 90 years old. I find that continuing education and continuous research/reading/learning is what keeps me at the top of my game, and is what I find keeps my clients from experiencing fitness plateaus or stagnation.
Growing up as a dancer, Heather has performed professionally around the country, working in TV/Film in LA, contemporary companies in Utah, and live theater shows in NYC. She has now turned her passion for being active and healthy to the fitness world.
Heather is a certified Personal Trainer, Barre Instructor, and teaches various classes including Boot Camps, Circuit Training, H.I.I.T, and TRX. Her classes are upbeat, high-energy, total-body workouts that ensure safe, smart training.
Karen has an impressive resume as a professional dancer and choreographer as well as dance instructor for many years and parlayed that into a fun private party DJ career as well. If you take one of her classes you will see she IS the life of the party! Her high energy spin classes to the beat of the music make you leave feeling like you were just at the club. She has been teaching fitness classes of all kinds for 25 years or more. If you have the opportunity to spend an hour with Karen, don’t miss it!
Sarah was first team All-Academy and leading scorer on her Gwynedd Mercy Academy basketball team this season. She will continue her basketball career in college, attending Catholic University this fall. Sarah has been training with her Aunt Cheryl, Surfside’s owner, since she began her athletic career at 5 years old! What she couldn’t make happen due to size, she more than made up for with heart and hustle, as is evident by her work ethic in the gym. She has assisted with team and group workouts and ran basketball clinics, camps and private basketball workouts throughout high school for Surfside Fitness.
Ryan played high school basketball at Friends’ Central School and college basketball at Eastern University scoring over 1000 points at each. Ryan was an assistant at Holy Family University before spending 10 years as a head coach at Rosemont College and at Friends’ Central. As a high school coach he coached numerous players who went on to play at every level of college basketball. Ryan’s proud to have coached De’Andre Hunter who won an NCAA championship at the University of Virginia and was the 4th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA draft.
Dana has been involved in the fitness industry for over 25 years.
Growing up an athlete, the workout was always important! A part-time career in fitness started with teaching step classes and weight classes and progressed from there!
More recently spin, weight classes and tabata have been in her tool kit. When not teaching a class she enjoys taking spin, yoga, pilates or just plain, old school lifting!
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