Personal Training

Our knowledgeable and nationally certified personal trainers can make all the difference in your exercise program. All personal trainers are CPR and AED certified and are knowledgeable in the current trends in health and wellness.

For additional information about our personal trainers or to schedule a session, please contact Lisa Soverinsky, Group Fitness Coordinator: [email protected] | 248.432.5457.

JCC PERSONAL TRAINERS

justin hermiz personal training jcc metro detroitJUSTIN HERMIZ – PERSONAL TRAINER

Justin has been at the JCC since 2003.  He enjoys training clients of all ages and backgrounds.

CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

EDUCATION

WAYNE STATE COLLEGE - CONCENTRATION IN EXERCISE SCIENCE

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

WEIGHT LOSS, INCREASING STRENGTH, PHYSICAL REHABILITATION

 

bill check personal training jcc metro detroitBILL CHECK – PERSONAL TRAINER

Bill enjoys working with all types of clients to help them achieve their fitness goals.  His ongoing training in massage therapy has significantly increased his knowledge of the body’s dynamic function.

CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

MASSAGE THERAPIST

EDUCATION

A.A. DEGREE IN ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING FROM SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

MADD DOG SPINNING INSTRUCTOR

 

dena raptis personal training jcc metro detroitDENA RAPTIS – PERSONAL TRANER / FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Dena is a Fitness and Wellness consultant with over 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.  She is passionate about teaching and training, and helping others to be the best they can be.  Two of her greatest strengths are in developing effective, creative programs and presenting continuing education workshops for both the novice and experienced fitness individuals.  In addition to her work as a Fit Pro, Dena is also a musician, pianist, percussionist, singer and song writer and has always enjoyed mixing great music and movement.  Dena is known for having some to the most eclectic music and energetic group classes that appeal to every age level.

"MUSIC IS A GREAT MOTIVATOR, AND I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN GIVING THE BEST; IN EXERCISE, MUSIC, AND TO PROVIDE A FUN, ENTERTAINING, AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL."

CERTIFICATIONS

NASM CERTIFIED, ACE CERTIFIED, AFAA CERTIFIED, AEA CERTIFIED, SPIN CERTIFIED

EDUCATION

ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN BUSINESS FROM HENRY FORD MARKET MANAGEMENT STUDIES FROM MSU

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

DRUMS ALIVE, MASTER TRAINER, TRX, BOSU BALANCE, YOUTH FITNESS, SENIOR FITNESS, SPECIAL NEEDS, CORE, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY, INJURY PREVENTION, POST REHABILITATION, CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST, AUTO IMMUNE AND NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

 

diane howitt personal training jcc metro detroitDIANE HOWITT – PERSONAL TRAINER/ FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Diane considers the JCC her home away from home and has been here since 1991.  Diane teaches bodywork classes as well as other group fitness classes.  Diane trains men and women of all ages and specialized in post-rehab training and recovery programs.

CERTIFICATIONS

ACE-CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

MASSAGE THERAPIST

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FROM MSU

EXERCISE SCIENCE FROM OCC

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

BASIC NUTRITION, WEIGHT CONTROL, LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT

 

donna perez personal training jcc metro detroitDONNA PEREZ – PERSONAL TRAINER /FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Donna’s focus for personal training is for strength, sculpting and conditioning in order to improve overall fitness.  By focusing on body strength, her clients can meet their goals.  Donna wants clients that are willing to work hard to achieve their desire for overall fitness.  Donna believes in the philosophy of...

“BUILDING THE POWER FROM INSIDE OUT”

CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

EDUCATION

BA IN BIOLOGY FROM WSU

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

ASHTANGA YOGA, MYSORE YOGA, HATHA, SLOW FLOW, VIN YASA, SPINNING INSTRUCTOR

 

frank federico personal training jcc metro detroitFRANK FEDERICO – PERSONAL TRAINER/FITNESS INSTRUCTOR 

Frank specializes in basic back care, posture, strength, flexibility, balance, core and older adult fitness.  He currently teaches TRX 101 and Basic Back Care classes at the J.

CERTIFICATIONS

ACE-CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR.

EDUCATION

DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE FROM OCC

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

BASIC BACK CARE, TRX, ADULT FITNESS

 

marc coleman personal training jcc metro detroitMARC COLEMAN – PERSONAL TRAINER 

Marc is experienced in cardiovascular issues and training individuals with those concerns.  He focuses on safety recommendations and techniques with his clients. He has success in improving strength, flexibility and endurance regardless of age or physical conditions. Marc will incorporate proper nutrition specific to individual needs.

CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

EDUCATION

DEGREE FROM OCC

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

SPECIALIZES IN TRAINING INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES

 

 

jenny bordelove personal training jcc metro detroitJENNY BORDELOVE – PERSONAL TRAINER /FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Jenny works with men and women of all ages and fitness levels.  She also works with teens.  Jenny will customize a fitness program that will help you reach and maintain your fitness goals.

CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER AND FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION FROM EASTERN MICHIGAN

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

TRX, INSANITY TM, TABATA BOOTCAMP, BEACHBODY’S PIYO LIVE, BEACHBODY’S INSANITY, SPINNING, PRECISION NUTRITION, AGELESS GRACE, PRECISION BARRE

 

lisa soverinsky personal training jcc metro detroitLISA SOVERINSKY – PERSONAL TRAINER/FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Lisa believes in a cross-training approach to fitness. She uses both traditional and alternative forms of strength training.  Her fitness regime consists of running, biking, swimming and weight training.  Lisa teaches muscle jam, TRX, and Muscle on the Ball at the JCC.  She believes in a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits and will develop and individualized program to meet your fitness goals.  Lisa has been at the JCC since 2004.

CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA CERTIFIED

EDUCATION

MASTERS DEGREE IN SCIENCE & ADMINISTRATION CENTRAL MICHIGAN

BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN MARKETING & ADVERTISING FROM BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

TRX, BOSU BALANCE, YOUTH FITNESS, CORE, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY, INJURY PREVENTION 

 

lori burkow personal training jcc metro detroitLORI BURKOW – PERSONAL TRAINER 

Lori is an energetic and enthusiastic personal trainer specializing in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance coordination and lifestyle improvement for all ages.  Lori utilizes training techniques which she develop individually with each client keeping their goals and limitations in mind.  Undergraduate and graduate education with continuing training approved by certifying organizations ensure that Lori’s training techniques are approved and certifications are current.

CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA CERTIFIED AND ACE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

AAHFP CERTIFIED AND ACSM CERTIFIED

EDUCATION

BS KINESIOLOGY/EXERCISE SCIENCE

MASTERS OF EDUCATION FROM MARYGROVE COLLEGE

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

TRX, FELDENKRAIS – STUDENT, PRE- AND POST INJURY REHABILITATION

 

michael piper personal training jcc metro detroitMICHAEL PIPER – PERSONAL TRAINER /FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Michael has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years.  Michael began his fitness career as a spin instructor in the corporate world and continues to do so.

CERTIFICATIONS

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

ACE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER AND FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

AEA CERTIFIED TO TEACH & TRAIN IN WATER

MADD DOG SPIN CERTIFIED

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE & MASTER OF SCIENCE

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAMMING, FITNESS COACHING, TRX, MADD DOG SPIN

 

michelle silverstone personal training jcc metro detroitMICHELLE SILVERSTONE – PERSONAL TRAINER 

Michelle is certified through ISSA.  She started out as a JCC member, had her own weight loss and conditioning journey which resulted in her going back to school to become a Personal Trainer.  Michelle specializes in strength training, focusing on sculpting and toning.  Michelle concentrates during her client sessions on core, balance, flexibility and form to achieve overall sustainable physical health.  Michelle enjoys training with all ages.

 “IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO BEGIN OR TOO LATE TO START”

CERTIFICATIONS

ISSA CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FROM EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

STRENGTH & ENDURANCE TRAINING

 

nichole ferguson personal training jcc metro detroitNICHOLE FERGUSON – PERSONAL TRAINER /FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Nichole teaches yoga, Pilates, TRX, weights and spinning at the JCC.  She is a fitness consultant who believes in a total mind, body and spirit transformation.  Nichole lost over 100 pounds in 2003 and has kept it off ever since!

CERTIFICATIONS

AFAA CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

EDUCATION

U OF M GRADUATE WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT & YOUTH FITNESS

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS

WAYNE STATE FITNESS PROGRAM AS AN ADVISOR/BOARD MEMBER

MEMBER OF THE GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL EXERCISE

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

YOGA FITNESS, PEAK PILATES, JOHNNY G. SPINNING

 

paige cassar personal training jcc metro detroitPAIGE CASSAR – PERSONAL TRAINER/HEALTH COACH

Paige received training to become a health coach from the institute of Integrative Nutrition where she studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. Paige aims to use her knowledge to co-create personalized actions based on your goals to move toward your ideal vision of health within you unique body, lifestyle preferences and resources.

CERTIFICATIONS

ISSA CERTIFIED

HEALTH COACH CERTIFIED

EDUCATION

BACHELORS DEGREE IN HEALTH SCIENCE

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

STRENGTH TRAINING, WEIGHT- TRAINING, FOCUS ON SAFETY

 

russ young personal training jcc metro detroitRUSS YOUNG – PERSONAL TRAINER /FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Russ believes a good training regimen consists of commitment, hard work and consistency.  Russ knows that through fitness, whether it be weight training, cycling, running or yoga, longevity can be achieved.  Russ has over 10 years of training experience and enjoys working with all ages.

CERTIFICATIONS

ISSA PERSONAL TRAINER

EDUCATION

WALLED LAKE WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

JEWISH FRANKEL ACADEMY WEIGHTS TEACHER, BOOT CAMP, R.I.P.P.E.D., H.I.I.T, TRX

 

sue miller personal training jcc metro detroitSUE MILLER – PERSONAL TRAINER/FITNESS INSTRUCTOR 

Sue has been in the health and fitness field for over 25 years, working with individuals and groups of all ages with a concentration on those with joint, back and flexibility/balance issues.  She believes that exercise should be fun and educational.

CERTIFICATIONS

ACE-CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER AND GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

EDUCATION

DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE FROM OCC

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

RED CROSS HEALTHY BACK, FUNCTIONAL TRAINING, FACILITATED STRETCHING AND BALANCE, INJURY AND FALL PREVENTION

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