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Team Bios

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Ron Green – Owner, Wellness Integrator, CPT, CES, PES, YES  (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

Even though I exercised and watched what I ate for most of my life, while working in the fast-paced restaurant industry, I still struggled with my weight. After exercising regularly every week for years I realized something was missing and keeping me from reaching my fitness goals. It seemed I had the Heart required to improved but lacked the Focus to help myself.  With this in mind, I chose to make a new investment.  I began working with a personal trainer and it changed my life.  For the first time, I started reaching my fitness goals.

With renewed Focus, I became passionate about sharing my story with others. As friends and family began asking me for advice about improving their own health, I was inspired to get the education and training I would need to help them see these changes in their life.  I studied and became certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

My education gave me the Power to improve the lives of others, demonstrating to me the need for Heart, Focus, and Power as the blueprint for my lifestyle and the basis for my Fitness System.

I am energized by the team I’ve assembled here at PT Fitness.  They inspire me daily with their dedication to our clientele, each other, and our community.  I invite you to join us and let PT Fitness help you find the Heart, Focus, and Power to be your best.

 

20130817-IMG_1092 (2)Nancy McBride – Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss & Behavioral Change Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

Nancy started working out with PT Fitness the summer of 2010 as she was looking to enhance her health and fitness.  She found that with PT Fitness!  Seeing what a difference regular cardio and strength training made in her own life, her Heart led her to become a Certified Personal Trainer and pass that knowledge and experience on to others.

Nancy’s Focus is on creating a fun workout experience for her clients using positive motivation and feedback so they can realize their personal potential.  Her training mantra “Your pace, your workout, your best” can be heard quite often at the PT Fitness Training Facility.  Nancy’s main focus is working with clients of above average size looking to lose a more significant amount of weight, and get them on the right path to reach their personal goals.

Nancy had personally struggled with diet and weight loss for a good part of her childhood and adult life.  She fully understands the ups and downs of not only the scale, but the emotional roller coaster that goes along with that journey.  Now that she has been able to maintain a 150lb weight loss for over 12 years, she has a deep desire to work with clients facing similar challenges and give them the Power to change their lives.  See Nancy’s before and after pics!

Check out Nancy's podcast interview from Half Size Me

 

IMG_0207 (3)Sharon Cole – Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

Sharon joined PT Fitness in the summer of 2013.  Certified through NASM’s Certified Personal Trainer program, her eclectic background in movement and the arts has given her an advantage when it comes to training.  At an early age, Sharon was involved in gymnastics and ballet.  She also has experience in cheerleading, drumline, and several other types of movement including Yoga and African Dance and Belly Dancing.  Along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, this accumulation of skills has been the driving force behind Sharon’s motivation and love of training.

The health and fitness world can be intimidating, and it can be a challenge just learning where to start!  The Heart of Sharon’s practice is to make others believe that anyone, at any level or starting point, can do it.  It drives her to be real, to practice self-control, live a life of moderation, and share her daily human struggles that everyone faces.  Her Focus is to ensure that her clients understand that health and fitness is not a destination, but a journey, and we are all in it together.  Learn to enjoy the process even more so than the results. Sharon finds Power in knowing that clients can turn to her and receive a relatable response.  She tries to live HER best life, and wants everyone to do the same without the stress of comparing themselves to others.

 

 

 

 

Brittany Bechtold – Wellness Director, Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

Brittany grew up playing all types of sports. She was constantly involved in basketball and almost every style of dance. Health became a more crucial part of her life when she began facing health problems in her teenage years. Over time, she learned that she had to make drastic changes to her diet. Through the struggle of wanting to feel good, she found herself getting certified as a personal trainer through NASM.

Brittany’s Heart is advocating for those who have a hard time motivating themselves. She understands the ups and downs it takes to start. Her Focus comes from reminding clients that this is a lifestyle and it is all about balance. She believes change happens from the inside out. When you push past your comfort zones, you will see your best self. Brittany’s Power comes from creating challenging work outs, while maintaining proper form and paying extra attention to detail so clients avoid injuries and get optimal results. She wants you feeling good from the inside out and is looking forward to being a part of your journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan Burns – Marketing/Social Media

Morgan joined the PT Fitness team as the social media manager in the Fall of 2014.  Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Communications from Texas Christian University in 2011, and then graduated with a Masters degree in Communication Studies in 2013.  She has experience working with non-profit, property management and city government entities. 

Morgan oversees the social media and marketing efforts for PT Fitness.  She enjoys promoting the active and healthy lifestyle that PT Fitness teaches its clients. 

 

 

Maureen Kirchdoerfer – Executive Assistant

Maureen began her career in education, teaching 9th grade English.  She has her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and has a strong connection to helping and teaching others.  But she has also been on an athletic journey all of her life.  She began sports at a young age, progressing through high school playing varsity track, basketball, & golf.  She continued on in college beginning her martial arts career, which culminated in her achieving her Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.  She began her relationship with PT Fitness on this journey to Black Belt, working with PT Fitness and Ron Green.  Her Heart sparked up her competitive spirit, and told her that if she was going to earn this Black Belt, she was going to earn it fully by being in the best shape of her life for the test.  Ron Green was the driving force and the Focus she needed to achieve that goal.   When she earned that Black Belt, earned that Power, the highest ranking Black Belt on the testing panel told her he was extremely impressed with her test, and how amazingly in shape she was.  PT Fitness for the win!  Today Maureen is working with PT Fitness as the Brand Ambassador.  Her heart is now the driving force behind wanting to make PT Fitness even greater, to help it grow, and to help others discover their Heart, Focus, Power as she did with the team.  Her focus is to help others discover the many benefits of the workouts, and the incredible upbeat and positive atmosphere of the trainers and members.  She hopes to help them all discover their own Power within as part of the PT Fitness family.

Matt Gonzalez – Brand Ambassador

Matt joined the team in March of 2018. He has spent the last 8 years in the Marine Corps Reserves and just recently switched into the Navy Reserves to continue his military career. He has always had discipline when it comes to his health. His Heart with PT Fitness was to get his foot in the door into a community of others who had similar mind sets when it came to their over-all health. His Focus is to make PT Fitness a thrilling journey from every clients beginning to whatever goals that they may have. His Power comes from seeing PT Fitness grow and the smiles he gets to see on everyone’s face. His goal is to one day be teaching a class of his own but in the mean time he hopes he can help develop your Heart, Focus and Power with the rest of the team!