About Action Personal Training
Why Train With Us
The Power of Action Personal Training
No matter your goals—no matter your hang-ups, for that matter—you’ll get the personalized attention that’s needed to not just jumpstart your new lifestyle but sustain it. No two bodies are alike, so no two exercise programs or diets should be entirely the same, either. We employ the full scope of techniques and the latest research to drive decisions that are designed to dramatically improve your quality of life.
Learn more about Todd
Todd founded Action Personal Training 15 years ago. He’s been a personal trainer for the last 25 years, certified by the Aerobic & Fitness Association of America. A student of exercise and nutrition, he’s learned that there’s no one-size-fits-all training regimen. Though, regardless of the motivation, we all share a common goal. “Exercise isn’t meant to help you live longer,” he says. “It’s mean to help you live better.” And a big part in getting there is believing that every step (or rep) counts. “When I’m grinding through my own workouts, I hear Mickey’s voice from the Rockymovies in the back of my head saying, ‘Get up, Rock! Get up!’ As long as I gave it everything I had, I’m never disappointed. And I expect the same of my clients. Every time out doesn’t need to be a PR. It just needs to be your personal best for that particular moment.” A couple of little-known facts about Todd: He studied physics and finance, even had a Series 6 license at one point. He married his high school sweetheart. They’ve been together for 30 years, married for 20. And he describes himself as a “Christmas Light Extremist.” He and his family spend a full month stringing lights everywhere. And still, somehow, his neighbors adore him.
Learn more about Elisa
Elisa has been personal trainer since 2012. She earned a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Penn State University. She describes her approach as versatile, preferring to fit the exercise regimen to the client’s needs and ability over forcing the client to adapt to a single, results-driven method. With her own workouts, Elisa favors the efficiency and pace of circuit training. But, when she’s got a couple of hours at her disposal, she’s most likely to hit the Schuylkill River Trail for a long-distance run or Valley Green for a hike.
Learn more about Walt
Walt’s led a number of our boot camps. He’s also trained the St. Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team, the Bucks County Sewer and Water Authority, and the Fort Washington and Abington fire departments. A stickler for technique, he’s partial to the intensity (and calorie-burn) of interval training. Come Sunday afternoon, he’ll be luring his three kids outside with some sort of adventure.
Learn more about Lisa
Lisa entered personal training a couple of years ago, after growing up as a competitive gymnast and working as a gymnastics instructor and physical education teacher for over 20 years. Her background’s provided her with a unique perspective on resiliency. “I’m thankful that I can run, jump, and exercise,” she says. “There have been times in my life when I couldn’t, and I try to reconnect with those feelings when my energy’s low or my clients need a little motivation.”
Learn more about Helen
I have been a fitness professional since 1988. My training philosophy is to really listen to the clients goals, time schedule, limitations and exercise tolerance and then design a program that will give them the tools to succeed. It is important to be inspired to push yourself out of your comfort zone, but to do so in a safe and effective manner. That is where I come in. With a consistent exercise program and sound nutritional advice, together we will reach those goals! I use a variety of modalities including yoga, HIIT (high intensity interval training), free weights, calisthenics, and more. Not only does this approach tone and shape the body, but keeps the mind from getting bored!
ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant. Instruction on how to train healthy adults as well as those suffering from health issues or disabilities. Guidance on teaching clients healthy behaviors.
NHE (National Health Educators) Master Trainer. In depth educational program encompassing kinesiology, organic chemistry and anatomy.
TPI (Titlest Performance Institute) Certified Golf Fitness Instructor. Identify the cause of swing faults using TPI evaluation protocol and how to target them with exercise. Increase swing power and decrease injury.
NJ Department of Developmental Disabilities Qualified Provider – designated as having the knowledge and experience to instruct clients with disabilities in regard to health and fitness.
Regional Director, CSFA Club Spa Fitness Association. Maintain best practices and standards for wellness professionals in the private club sector.
Red Cross CPR
Learn more about Maureen
Maureen graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Fitness Management, and also has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. She is an AAAI certified trainer with 20 years of experience designing programs and training clients. She has experience in one on one, group and corporate settings.
Maureen worked as a counselor for 4 years and also worked training chiropractic patients. She has learned through years of experience and education how important both mind and body are for optimum health.
“You need to get your mind right in order to work on your body.”
Learn more about Anthony
Anthony is an ISSA certified personal trainer who has instructed large classes, as well as coaching one on one clients. I enjoy building fun workout routines and designing effective nutrition plans to help you reach your goals. I love assisting people reach their full potential and showing them that they are always capable of doing more than they think.