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Team Fredericksburg

Meet the Fam

It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started in the gym or an AFF veteran, our personal training staff is standing by ready to create a training program just for you. Our personal trainers in Fredericksburg will work one-on-one with you to determine fitness goals, as well as current strengths and weaknesses to create a workout you’ll not only enjoy, but will help you exceed goals. Get started today!

Sue Dzurenda

Personal Trainer

Sue Dzurenda

Personal Trainer
I believe in the Power of Fitness. I believe we all have the Ability to Improve our Lives by Improving  our Physical Health. Strength gives us the Confidence to Make Better Food Choices, Live more Actively and to Enjoy Life more fully.

Education

B.S. Business Administration

Certification

American Council on Exercise, A.C.E , CPT, Post Orthopedic Rehabilitation, TRX, Weight Management, Facilitated Stretching, Silver Sneakers

Experience

15 plus years personal training

Specialty

Weight Loss, Metabolic Syndrome, Post Rehab, Facilitated Stretching/Mobility, Senior Fitness

Philosophy

“Lack of Activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while Movement and Methodical physical exercise saves it and improves it”

Patti Hollinger

Personal Trainer

Patti Hollinger

Personal Trainer

I believe that each day one should strive to find that healthy balance which enables one to do the things that make one happy. Each day we make choices that will either allow us to participate fully in life or make one a bystander, watching life go by. I choose to participate, what is your choice?

Education

Mary Washington University, B.A. in Performing Arts

Certification

AFAA

Experience

Five years personal training, dancer/singer, horseback riding

Specialty

Weight loss, strength and endurance training, health and wellness, motivation and accountability

Philosophy

Strive to find your healthy balance.

George Rockwell

Personal Trainer

George Rockwell

Personal Trainer

One of the keys to life is to live without regret. If we live like warriors, meaning that our every act is our best effort, then our life will be filled to brim, without regret. In step with this thinking is the creation within ourselves of a state of optimum health and well-being. Fitness plays a role. Later might be too late.

Education

Oregon State University Certification in Weight Training and Running

Certification

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

Experience

Former owner and head instructor of oldest karate school in Northern Virginia (established 1964), AAU gold medalist, training individuals and groups in martial arts and fitness since 1973, trains with Dennis Rogers, World’s Strongest Man

Specialty

Strength and endurance training, health and wellness, martial arts

Philosophy

Ved Miletic

Fitness Director

Ved Miletic

Fitness Director

“We are all gifted with power of choice. Choose positive thoughts, have faith and believe in yourself. Action is the most important key to any destination. Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m Possible”!

Education

Massaponax High School Graduate / Germanna Community College

Certification

International Sports Science Association (ISSA) CPT, ISSA Certified Specialist In Fitness Nutrition, Training For Warriors Level 1

Experience

Worked in the fitness industry since 2009, Mixed Martial Arts training since 2001, Training For Warriors(TFW) camp led by fitness guru Martin Rooney.

Specialty

Strength & Endurance Training, Sports Performance Training, Motivation, Speed & Agility, Functional Training, Weight Loss, Recovery Training, Nutrition, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Flexibility, Mixed Martial Arts.

Philosophy

Anyone can make someone tired. Not everyone can make someone better. – Martin Rooney.

Terri Brown

Personal Trainer

Terri Brown

Personal Trainer

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Don’t you realize the your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God. 1 Corinthians 6:19

Education

Northern Virginia Community College

Certification

America of Fitness and Association (AFAA), American Sports and Fitness Association (ASFA)

Experience

12 Years Personal Training, Les Mills Certified Instructor

Specialty

Bodybuilding, Youth Exercise, Kettlebell Training, Sports Specific Training

Philosophy

Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.

Charity Sowell

Personal Trainer

Charity Sowell

Personal Trainer

I believe that you have to be able to appreciate yourself as you are, admire your body for what it has done and lived through. Appreciating where you have been makes the path ahead that much clearer and the journey all the more transformative, and that’s what we all really want -to be better today than we were yesterday.

Education

VCU B.A. of Teaching/Movement, Cum Laude

Certification

National College Exercise Professionals

Experience

16 years competitive dancing/dance companies/ballet/gymnastics/modern/jazz

Specialty

weight loss, flexibility/mobility,postpartum, dietary restrictions

Philosophy

You can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed. -Misty Copeland

Bobby Osborne

Personal Trainer

Bobby Osborne

Personal Trainer

If that same old workout and diet aren’t getting you where you want to be its time for a change. Try something new. Get out of your comfort zone. Change Makes Change.

Education

Courtland High School Graduate

Certification

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Specialist In Fitness Nutrition, BFI Certified Boxing Fitness Trainer

Experience

Worked in the fitness industry since 1996 and at AFF since 2010

Specialty

Motivation, Fat loss, Nutrition, Boxing, Confidence

Philosophy

Change Makes Change.

Katie Allen

Senior Fitness Director

Katie Allen

Senior Fitness Director

I have a passion for helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. I have worked with clients of all ages and fitness levels. I love helping them to build strength and confidence and live healthier lives. Our bodies can do far more than we ever imagine is possible. Put yours to the test today!.

Education

University of Virginia, B.A. in Psychology, California University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Exercise Science

Certification

NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Experience

NCAA Division I Full Scholarship Volleyball Athlete (UVA 2000-2004) NCCA Division II Full Scholarship Basketball and Volleyball Athlete, 10+ years of fitness experience as a Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer and Performance Coach

Specialty

Weight Loss and Toning, Sports Performance, Prenatal and Postpartum Training

Philosophy

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger" ~Fiederich Nietzsche

Rania Malaeb

Personal Trainer

Rania Malaeb

Personal Trainer

For me, working out is a personal thing. It makes me look and feel great inside and out. It brings me nothing but positive thoughts about myself. It is truly a sacred time with great benefits.

Education Law School Of Beirut, Lebanon Certification International Sports Science Association, ISSA Experience 3 years in fitness industry, Escoffier International Culinary Academy (ranked no. 3 internationally in 2012), T.V. Personality, Chanel make up artist, high school tennis player Specialty Motivation, weight loss, body image Philosophy When you most feel like giving up is when you most need to be persisting." Show perseverance, focus, determination, and discipline.

Tyla Tomlinson

Personal Trainer

Tyla Tomlinson

Personal Trainer

I believe your health and fitness should be the anchor in your life; an apparatus for confidence and growth.

Education

Mountain View High School Graduate/ Metropolitan Community College

Certification

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition

Experience

Volleyball athlete, dancer, 3+ years in the fitness industry

Specialty

Strength Training, Body Sculpting, Eating Disorders and Nutrition

Philosophy

Once you control your mind, you can conquer your body.

Jim Lilly

Personal Trainer

Jim Lilly

Personal Trainer

"The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.” – Henry Rollins

Education

Associates degree in General Studies

Certification

International Sports Science Association, ISSA

Experience

4 years middle school football coach, 4 years high school football coach, 2 years strength coach for high school basketball and baseball

Specialty

Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, others make it happen.

Philosophy

Desire is what gets you started, motivation keeps you going.

Carissa Chong

Personal Trainer

Carissa Chong

Personal Trainer

I am passionate about helping people feel strong and confident inside and out. I want to help others realize that their goals can be their reality. Hard work and dedication really can help you get anything that you want. Training your body in the gym can become your solace and your relief from the stress of any adverse environment. Health truly is freedom.

Education

Utah Valley University

Certification

National College of Exercise Professionals, NCEP

Experience

8+ years in fitness industry

Specialty

Strength and endurance training, post partum weight loss, body image

Philosophy

If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done. -Thomas Jefferson

Sean Bruffey

Personal Trainer

Sean Bruffey

Personal Trainer

You can reach any goal you have as long as you have the motivation and dedication. The only question is, how bad do you want it?

Education

Riverbend High School

Certification

ISSA

Experience

Bodybuilding Competition / Track and Field / Football / 8 years in the Fitness Industry

Specialty

Fitness Competitors, Weight Loss, Strength and Conditioning

Philosophy

"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance."

Natalie Tyson

Personal Trainer

Natalie Tyson

Personal Trainer

I believe that the best thing you can do for yourself is to be healthy, body and mind. You have this body for the rest of your life. Cherish it. Create inspiration for others.

Education

Radford University, B.S in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education with a Concentration in Strength and Conditioning

Certification

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Experience

4 years of fitness experience

Specialty

Strength Training, Functional Training, Weight Loss

Philosophy

Everyday you have the opportunity to push yourself. If you give it your all, you can accomplish anything.

Lauren Stover

Personal Trainer

Lauren Stover

Personal Trainer

Our health is what allows us to live long and spend time doing the things we enjoy. My education in health education/behavioral change, focuses on breaking bad habits that lead to unhealthy lifestyles. We are all capable of more than we could ever imagine! My focus is an all encompassing program of exercise, nutrition and overall wellness that best positions my clients for success.

Education

Marymount University, M.S. of Health Education & Promotion, Summa Cum Laude

Certification

National College of Exercise Professionals, NCEP

Experience

Marathon and short distance running

Specialty

Weight Loss, New to Exercise, Runners, Postpartum Exercise, Toning

Philosophy

Action expresses priorities.

Robert Walpole

Personal Trainer

Robert Walpole

Personal Trainer

"You won't know how strong you are until being strong is your only option. Let's get you physically and mentally disciplined for those times in life where you must be strong."

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, B.F.A. Kinetic Imaging, Magna Cum Laude

Certification

National College of Exercise Professionals, NCEP

Experience

Multi-Sport High School Athlete, 10 years competitive: Basketball, Football, Swimming, Wrestling

Specialty

Strength Training, Powerlifting, Sport Specific Training, Bodybuilding, Weight Loss/Gain

Philosophy

"Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick." -Hippocrates

Shanice Esco

Personal Trainer

Shanice Esco

Personal Trainer

Consistency is the key to changing habits and achieving goals. Nothing happens overnight, be smart and consistent and the results will follow.

Education

Master's in Sport & Health Sciences, Bachelor's in Psychology(UVA), National Personal Training Institute

Certification

Certified Personal Trainer (NPTI), ExpertRating Meditation Instructor, OnCourse Learning Meditation Specialist

Experience

10 years experience in Strength Training, Speed and Agility, and Flexibility. 4 years coaching High School Girls' Basketball. 3 years of off season sports training for Basketball and Soccer. 1-2 years Coaching Parks and Rec Basketball and Soccer

Specialty

Sports Training, Strength Training, Speed & Agility, and Sports Skills

Philosophy

You get One Mind and One Body, treat it Right

Taylor McCall

Personal Trainer

Taylor McCall

Personal Trainer

I believe that change always starts with you. You make that very important decision to change. Own it and take charge!

Education

Spotsylvania High School

Certification

NCEP

Experience

13 years of football, 9 years of basketball

Specialty

Sport Specific Training, Speed and Agility Training, Motivation

Philosophy

A healthy body starts with a healthy mind

Chris Glass

Personal Trainer

Chris Glass

Personal Trainer

I am committed to helping others obtain their highest levels of health and fitness. With an appreciation for realistic and attainable goal setting, and a passion for continuous education and fitness development, I believe we all can find our best self.

Education

Providence High School Graduate, Burbank, California

Certification

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Master of Fitness Sciences

Experience

Worked in Fitness Industry since 1975. Competitive Swimming, Gymnastics, National Bodybuilding, World Class Powerlifting, Outrigger Canoe Racing.

Specialty

All age categories: Weight Loss, Weight Gain, General Conditioning (beginner, intermediate, advanced), Sport Specific Training, Strength and Conditioning, Fitness/Bodybuilding/Power lifting Competition Training

Philosophy

It's never too late to transform your health and your life for the better.

Andrew Murphy

Personal Trainer

Andrew Murphy

Personal Trainer

The most important aspect of making a positive change in our lives is having a clear and precise vision. Deciding what it is we want and seeing what that looks like for us, personally. Being able to envision your goal, to actually see it, is critical. Vision has the unique power to pull us though the tough times when we lack to will to push.

Education

James Madison University, B.S. Kinesiology, Cum Laude

Certification

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Experience

Men's Physique Competitor, Multi-sport Athlete

Specialty

Muscle Building, Weight Loss, Transformations

Philosophy

"It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable" - Socrates

Danie Zins

Personal Trainer

Danie Zins

Personal Trainer

I am a proponent of the belief that, "dance is a universal language," and I believe all movement is dance. Find your voice through movement, and refine it. Whatever movement you love, do it often, unapologetically, and with passion.

Education

Marymount Manhattan College, B.F.A. Modern Dance, Magna Cum Laude

Certification

National Council on Strength & Fitness

Experience

10 years professional dance experience

Specialty

Strength Training, Dance Conditioning, Flexibility Training, Body Image

Philosophy

We convince by our presence. -Walt Whitman

Daniele Cushing

Personal Trainer

Daniele Cushing

Personal Trainer

I believe being healthy involves more than good nutrition and exercise. It encompasses every positive choice we make toward self improvement, as well as how we engage with the world spiritually. Progress in our spiritual walk can positively impact our physical health, just as improvements in health can promote our spiritual well being. "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation."

Education

College of William and Mary, BS/Computer Science

Certification

National College of Exercise Professionals

Experience

1 year full body circuit training

Specialty

New to the gym, weight loss, strength recovery, active aging, beginning running

Philosophy

Health is more than physical; it encompasses the whole being.

Tyler Lindsay

Personal Trainer

Tyler Lindsay

Personal Trainer

“Don’t be afraid to fail or look like a fool. These are necessary milestones on your way to the top.”

Education

Spotsylvania High School, Bridgewater College

Certification

National College of Exercise Professionals, NCEP

Experience

Multi-Sport High School Athlete, Bridgewater College Football, 4x USPA State Record Holder

Specialty

Sport-Specific Training, Strength Training, Functional Training, Powerlifting

Philosophy

Don’t have $100 shoes and a 10 cent squat

Cate Diederich

Fusion Coach

Cate Diederich

Fusion Coach

You are the only one holding yourself back. Your past does not in any way define your future and cannot be used as an excuse. Some people believe fitness is a physical journey, but I believe your intellectual journey is much more important. Confidence will take you further in life than six pack abs, but both are great.

Education

B.S. Technical Theatre

Certification

Athletics and Fitness Association of America AFAA/ National Academy of Sports Medicine NASM

Experience

MOSSA Active Instructor, Half marathon/distance running, personal goal of losing 65 pounds (and counting!)

Specialty

Empathy for those just starting their journey, providing motivation and accountability, self esteem

Philosophy

You can achieve more than you ever thought possible if your heart is determined.

Cathy Weise

Fusion Coach

Cathy Weise

Fusion Coach

Whether it is to going for a run, to a fitness class, to meet with a trainer or to chase your kids we are constantly moving. Improving your fitness will help make moving through life a little easier. Take time for you, be positive, be kind but don't forget to rest your body and mind.

Education

Old Dominion University, B.A. Communications/ Marketing

Certification

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Experience

20 yrs in the fitness industry, experience in training military/ pre-postnatal/ special needs/ children to seniors

Specialty

Coach by Color, Water Fitness, BOSU, Barre, Tabata, FUSION

Philosophy

Keep moving!

Kerian Gaston

Fusion Coach

Kerian Gaston

Fusion Coach

It is important to set goals for yourself. If you stay positive, work hard, then the goals you strive to achieve will be reached. Making one small change everyday, will lead to big results and high achievements in the end. Stay focused and motivated! “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

Education

TCNJ Bachelor of Business Administration, Seton Hall University Masters of Elementary Education and Masters of Educational Management, Leadership, and Policy

Certification

AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, AAAI/ISMA Strength Training, Pilates, Cycle, and Kids Training, Tabata Bootcamp Coach, Coach by Color Certification

Experience

Group Exercise Instructor for 14 Years

Specialty

Tabata, Cycle, Pilates, Kids Training

Philosophy

Stay Positive. Work Hard. Make it happen.

Kimberly Ostrander

Fusion Coach

Kimberly Ostrander

Fusion Coach

I believe fitness is not only physical but mental, as well. We strive for that perfect body forgetting that so-called “perfect” bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Love and appreciate the body you have and work to make it healthier and stronger every day.

Education

University of Virginia, BA English Language & Literature; George Mason University, MA Education

Certification

National Academy of Sports Medicine, NASM, Personal Trainer; American Council on Exercise, ACE Fitness Instructor; Mossa Active; Mossa Centergy; Mossa Core; Mossa Fight; ISSA Barre; Yoga & Pilates

Experience

32 years in the fitness industry, including leading the FBI SWAT team & Hostage Reacue team (HRT) in fitness classes

Specialty

Living a healthy lifestyle

Philosophy

A perfect body is a healthy body.

Brittany Spicer

Fusion Coach

Brittany Spicer

Fusion Coach

I believe in supporting a fun, positive, healthy environment for the community and generations to come. Incorporating fitness and nutrition in your everyday life are the key components to a healthier and happier you.

Education

Master of Healthcare Administration, Bachelor's of Science in Nursing

Certification

Group fitness instructor (Power) Mossa, Certified medical surgical registered nurse

Experience

College softball / volleyball

Specialty

Women fitness

Philosophy

Virginia

Parker Osborne

Fusion Coach

Parker Osborne

Fusion Coach

If that same old workout and diet aren't getting you where you want to be its time for a change. Try something new. Get out of your comfort zone. Change Makes Change

Education

Germanna Community College, A.A.S in Education, Cum Laude

Certification

NASM Certified Personal Trainer; NASM Certified Youth Exercise Specialist; AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor; AFAA Nutrition for Sports and Exercise; AFAA G.E.A.R. Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor

Experience

9 years in the Fitness Industry

Specialty

Motivation, Sports Performance, Youth Conditioning

Philosophy

Change Makes Change

Katie Allen

Senior Fitness Director

Katie Allen

Senior Fitness Director

I have a passion for helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. I have worked with clients of all ages and fitness levels. I love helping them to build strength and confidence and live healthier lives. Our bodies can do far more than we ever imagine is possible. Put yours to the test today!.

Education

University of Virginia, B.A. in Psychology, California University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Exercise Science

Certification

NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Experience

NCAA Division I Full Scholarship Volleyball Athlete (UVA 2000-2004) NCCA Division II Full Scholarship Basketball and Volleyball Athlete, 10+ years of fitness experience as a Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer and Performance Coach

Specialty

Weight Loss and Toning, Sports Performance, Prenatal and Postpartum Training

Philosophy

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger" ~Fiederich Nietzsche
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