Fitness Resources

Month: January 2016

Mark Mayes

Mark-Mayes-Fitness-ResourcesMark Mayes, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists®
Owner, Fitness Resources
A long-time veteran of the fitness industry, Mark Mayes began his career 30 years ago working for the Jack LaLanne health club in San Diego, California.

After moving back to Ohio, Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and adult fitness at The Ohio State University. As a competitive swimmer and triathlete, he went on to coach stroke mechanics for swimmers and triathletes.

He began working as an intern at the Central Ohio YMCA but quickly became a full-time staff member. When he decided to strike out on his own, Mark was serving as the physical director at the downtown YMCA. He launched Fitness Resources in 1991, and since then, he and his staff have offered personal training to individual clients and have managed fitness programs at private clubs, physician offices and corporate fitness centers. The demand for personal- and group-training programs fueled Fitness Resources’ growth, Fitness Resources went on to manage fitness programs in physician offices, corporate fitness centers and public gyms.
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Dynamic Hip Flexor Stretch

By using TRX and sliders you can do a dynamic hip flexor stretch. A dynamic movement means that you are moving during the stretch. It activates muscles you will be using during your workout., for example lunges.

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Jacob Newland

jacobJacob Newland
Personal Trainer
Jacob, a graduate of Heritage College, has a degree in Personal Fitness Training. The program at Heritage College focuses on aerobic fitness, strength training, preventative fitness, weight loss, basic diet, and nutrition. Jacob’s approach to training is based solidly on the American Council on Exercise (ACE) guidelines. To better help his clients achieve their goals, he plans to return to school and earn a bachelor’s degree focusing on health and fitness.
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Christine Smothers

staff-christineChristine Smothers

For more than ten years, Christine has worked with athletes and non-athletes. She has provided fitness and wellness programming to individuals and groups, always stressing the importance of physical fitness and overall wellness. She has developed and implemented strength, cardiovascular, weight loss and flexibility programs and has trained many clients in the proper use of her programs. She also focuses on injury prevention, rehabilitation and emergency care as an athletic trainer.
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Carlie Snyder

staff-carlie-snyderCarlie Snyder went to The Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelor’s in nutrition. While at OSU, Carlie immersed herself in the OSU fitness program studies. In 2006, she began teaching various fitness classes and training students and faculty. Carlie has been working in the fitness industry her graduation from OSU. She holds certifications in personal training, group fitness, spinning, TRX, Pilates Mat and Reformer and is ranked a Level 1 USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. Read More

Ed Avery

ed-averyEd Avery – CPT
Personal Trainer

Ed Avery has a vast experience provides him with the ability to help FR client’s meet their short and long term fitness and physical goals.

Ed has over 10 years experience in personal and group training as well as training education and lifetime of endurance (principally running) competition. Ed worked as a master trainer at multiple local fitness facilities and started Avery Fitness in the Nationwide Plaza Wellness Center. Ed’s one-on-one trainees have included a range of individuals including those with varying physical limitation goals as well as competitive athletes looking for a physical advantage. His experience also includes group training and exercise sessions. Ed utilizes a variety of modalities and styles of training.
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