Trainers and Coaches

Meet our world-class training staff!

Team Midlothian

Meet the Fam

Get more out of your workouts when you sign up for personal training at our American Family Fitness gym in Midlothian-Swift Creek. Our out-of-this-world certified personal trainers help define goals, develop customized workout routines, and then hold you accountable during your fitness journey. Call today to find the right personal trainer for your health and fitness goals!

Tina Catron

Personal Trainer

Tina Catron

Personal Trainer

I believe that living a healthy lifestyle is a process and begins with knowledge. My health became more serious to me after losing both of my parents in a tragic accident in 2003. I reevaluated my own health and decided to start right then to prevent disease and to age gracefully. My passion is helping others do the same!

Education

NutraMetrix Educational Institute – Nutrition and Wellness American Fitness Professionals and Associates

Certification

AFPA Certified Personal Trainer TLS Certified Lifestyle Coach

Experience

Over a decade in the Wellness Industry

Specialty

Nutrition as well as health challenges such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS, spinal stenosis, weight management (loss or gain), injuries (old or new)

Philosophy

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” – Edward Smith-Stanley (1752-1834)

Lindsey Kilgo

Personal Trainer

Lindsey Kilgo

Personal Trainer

No matter where you are on your fitness journey, my goal is to help you get the results you are looking for. I do this with fun and effective programming while teaching you good form to prevent injury and set you up for a lifetime of success.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S. of Science

Certification

National Academy of Sports Medicine, CPT; American Council on Exercise, Theraputic Exercise Specialist; USAWeightlifting, Coach; TRX Suspension System, Certified

Experience

13 years in the Fitness Industry, 2013 Capital Classic Strongman – 1st Place Lightweight Female, 2012 Richmond Powerlifting Open – 1st Place Female Midweight Deadlift

Specialty

Strength Training, Body Fat Loss, Pre/Post-Natal Training, Metabolic Condition Training (Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity), Cardiovascular Nutrition

Philosophy

You have the power to change.

Larisa Owens

Personal Trainer

Larisa Owens

Personal Trainer

The ability to see beyond your weaknesses is a gift, one can choose to receive it. Discipline is a skill and it can be learned. The two combined bring power and victory. I love helping people find their victory, as someone has done for me.

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Certification

ISSA – CPT

Experience

Track and Field Coach, 4 years in fitness, 2 years competing in Bikini Bodybuilding

Specialty

Weight loss, Bodybuilding, Sports specific training

Philosophy

The only way to truly enjoy something is to earn it first.

Joe Lipscomb

Personal Trainer

Joe Lipscomb

Personal Trainer

My goal is to use my education and experience to help my clients achieve their goals. I will take you outside of your comfort zone to get results you thought weren’t possible.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelor’s of Science

Certification

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Experience

7 years in the fitness industry

Specialty

Sports performance training, Running specialist, functional strength for adults and youth

Philosophy

Life is a sport. Train for it.

Jeff Meszaros

Personal Trainer

Jeff Meszaros

Personal Trainer

I Believe Training with the RIGHT Personal Trainer will get you into the BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE, PERIOD!! You will accomplish your goals Faster in less time and with less chance of injury. HIRING the RIGHT Personal Trainer will be the BEST decision you will EVER MAKE!!!

Education

Mercer County Community College

Certification

ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CHEK Holistic Nutritionist Level 1, IRONMAN Certified Coach

Experience

Men’s & Women’s Fitness, Bikini, Physique and Body Building Coach/IRONMAN Certified Triathlon Coach. 20 Years in The Fitness Industry. 2014 Top PT of American Family Fitness (9 locations) PT of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Midlothian Club

Specialty

Weight loss, Body Transformations, Body Building, Bikini, Physique, Fitness and Figure Competition Training and Coaching. Triathlon Training and Coaching (Sprint to IRONMAN Distances)

Philosophy

Train Smarter, Not Harder!!

Chris Leet

Personal Trainer

Chris Leet

Personal Trainer

If you set your mind to it you can make it happen, failing isn’t falling down, failing is staying down.

Education

Cornell University, B.A. Computer Science

Certification

NASM

Experience

12 years Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/MMA/Submission fighting/Baseball/ 6 years in the Fitness Industry

Specialty

Coached MMA/ Jiu Jitsu fighters. Strength and Conditioning, weight loss

Philosophy

If you want to look like an athlete you have to train like one.

Chad Frith

Personal Trainer

Chad Frith

Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer for American Family Fitness it is my great honor to help achieve the goals of our members. I enjoy motivating, building relationships, creating a positive atmosphere, and most of all helping our members live a healthy life style.

Education

Radford University, B.A. of Science/ Exercise, Sport, & Health Education

Certification

International Sports Science Association, ISSA

Experience

15 Years competitive Swimmer & Diver, 5 Years on the Poseidon swim team. Played Multiple Sports varying from football,baseball, basketball, golf, volleyball (4 years in High School 3 of which on the varsity team), soccer, and track & field

Specialty

Strength & Conditioning, Youth Training, Senior Training, Weight Loss, Sport Specific Training, and Aquatic Training

Philosophy

Hard Work Pays Off

Cammie Quinones

Personal Trainer

Cammie Quinones

Personal Trainer

I believe that you must make your health a priority . Everyone can find an hour a day to invest in themselves. If you do not take care of yourself, how can you take care of the people around you? Choose to take care of yourself, choose to be happy and healthy. I am here to help you achieve your goals!

Education

Centenary College, B.S. Equine Studies

Certification

AFPA Certified Personal Trainer, Insanity Live Instructor

Experience

2 years in the fitness industry, life long equestrian, marathon runner

Specialty

Weight loss, Endurance, Motivation

Philosophy

Work hard for what you want.

Bob Hutchinson

Personal Trainer

Bob Hutchinson

Personal Trainer

The human body is a miraculous machine and it is governed by good nutrition,proper exercise and a positive attitude, and without any one of these factors, your success will be limited.

Education

University of Richmond, B.A. History, English

Certification

Personal Trainer, AFPA

Experience

High School and College Football, Powerlifting 6 years, 12 years in the fitness industry

Specialty

Senior training, weight loss, injury correction and strengthening, nutrition

Philosophy

It is never too late.

Jim Lilly

Fitness Manager & Personal Trainer

Jim Lilly

Fitness Manager & 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.

Michelle Schramm

Personal Trainer

Michelle Schramm

Personal Trainer

From working full-time, parenting and dealing with life's challenges, I understand how hard it can be to find balance, let alone making time for fitness! Along the way I've learned how important fitness is to our overall health and well-being. I am passionate about fitness and nutrition. I will help others see their potential and achieve their goals!

Education

National College Of Exercise Professionals

Certification

NCEP Certification

Experience

Over 20 years experience training, leading and developing effective teams. Area fitness and wellness coach. Personal and professional development life coach.

Specialty

General Fitness, Strength Training and Conditioning, Functional Movement

Philosophy

Anything is possible when the desire to change is greater than the desire to stay the same!

Sam Jasinski

Personal Trainer

Sam Jasinski

Personal Trainer

The best part about reaching goals is setting new ones. I’m here to help you achieve what you never thought you could.

Education

The College of William & Mary, B.A/B.S.

Certification

NCEP

Experience

Lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast

Specialty

Functional Strength, High School Athletics, Mobility Training

Philosophy

Never stop improving.

Sean Smith

Personal Trainer

Sean Smith

Personal Trainer

I firmly believe in the power of 'WHY". What is your why? What makes you want to train harder, eat cleaner, and FEEL better? It starts and ends with you, find your why. Today choose to be better, to look at yourself ,and decide that you will be better.

Education

Bluefield College, B.S. Exercise Sport Science

Certification

Action Personal Training & Nutrition

Experience

NAIA Division I football player, 18 years of athletic experience; football/ soccer/ swimming/ volleyball, 4 years in the fitness industry

Specialty

Sport Specific Training, Functional Movement, Olympic Lifting, Obstacle Course Training

Philosophy

"If you want succeed as bad as you want to breathe, THEN you will be successful"

Jennifer Farruggio

Personal Trainer

Jennifer Farruggio

Personal Trainer

Keeping the body and mind in keen shape will open the door to many paths. I truly believe that if you fine tune your heart, body, and mind, good things will come to you. In life, we must have balance, on all aspects. Treat yourself and others with compassion and everything will come full circle. Lift hard, love harder. No excuses.

Education

High School Graduate / Leadership

Certification

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Experience

8 years of competitive swimming / softball / ultimate frisbee

Specialty

Strength Coach, Functional/Mobile Training, Life Coach

Philosophy

Look good, feel good, do good!

Gina Lagomarsino

Personal Trainer

Gina Lagomarsino

Personal Trainer

Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning. Whether your continuing your fitness level, starting over, or starting new we all have chapters in life we end and have to start again.

Education

Associate Degree

Certification

NASM- National Academy of Sports Medicine

Experience

Over 10 years experience with Softball, Horseback Riding, Snowboarding/kiing, and dancing. Working at American Family Fitness for 4 years; Crossed trained 5 departments at American Family Fitness. Strength training 4 years.

Specialty

Weight loss, Sports Performance, and Strength & Conditioning Training

Philosophy

Be Bold, Be Daring, Be Unforgettable.

Cindy Thomas

Personal Trainer

Cindy Thomas

Personal Trainer

Good health comes in many forms. It’s mental, physical and emotional. My goal is to combine all three and design the perfect program for YOU! I want you to be comfortable in the gym and in your own skin.

Education

Central Virginia Community College and National College of Exercise Professionals

Certification

National College of Exercise Professionals, NCEP

Experience

Avid weightlifter

Specialty

Weight loss, strength training, HIIT

Philosophy

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Eli Napier

Personal Trainer

Eli Napier

Personal Trainer

I am a firm believer that we should strive for progress rather than perfection. Progress is the roadmap which leads us to our goal over time through hard work and dedication. Compare yourself to where you were in the past rather than where others are in the present. The greatest catalysts of change are time and effort, and with them we can reach our goals.

Education

Bridgewater College, B.S in Biochemistry

Certification

NCEP Certified Personal Trainer

Experience

I grew up with 4 brothers and have been active my whole life, playing basketball and soccer when I was younger, as well as rugby in college. I have been strength training myself and others for 4 years.

Specialty

Strength training

Philosophy

Strive for progress, not perfection.

Andrew Bowman

Personal Trainer

Andrew Bowman

Personal Trainer

Rome wasn't built in a day because Coach Bowman wasn't hired.

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Certification

USAW, AFPA

Experience

NCAA Division 1 full-scholarship football, 3 years Strength and Conditioning University of Richmond, 2 ACC Championships and 1 CAA National Championship

Specialty

Sports Performance

Philosophy

A healthy body starts with a healthy mind.
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