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Get to know our friendly Fitness Together Personal Training Staff at Brecksville

Sean Sullivan, Owner
Sean Sullivan, Owner

Sean Sullivan, Owner

Owner, CPT, NPTI

Sean Sullivan is the owner of Fitness Together in Brecksville where we've been helping busy women and men get healthy and fit since 2007. He grew up an athlete playing every sport you can think of, but had to stop playing contact sports in 6th grade when he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. This is when eating a healthy diet became important. So, with no more football in his life, he excelled as a world champion Irish Dancer to stay active. During the height of his dancing career, Sean worked with a personal trainer for core strength and conditioning; so he knew the benefits of working one-on-one with a fitness professional. During high school, he made up his mind that he would pursue a career as a personal trainer to be able to help other people stay healthy and achieve their personal fitness goals. He is a certified personal trainer through the National Personal Training Institute since 2005. He has extensive experience training a wide range of clients, including Miss Ohio 2006, IFBB figure champions, recovering cancer patients from the Gathering Place and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dance Team. Our clients look forward to working with Sean whenever he is at the studio. Sean is also very active in the community as the former President of the Brecksville Chamber of Commerce. When he is not working he likes to spend time with his family, especially his wife Marion and their young son "Paddy". You can often find them with their dogs hiking in the Cleveland Metroparks.

 

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Brooke Kratche
Brooke Kratche

Brooke Kratche

Studio Manager - ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Brooke Kratche received her personal training certification through the International Sports Sciences Association. She is a recent graduate of Gordon College (Wenham, Mass.) where she played NCAA basketball for four years. Following graduation, she took up running and completed her first full marathon. Brooke wanted to start a career in personal training because of her passion for health and helping people see how strong they really are. Outside of the gym, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, biking, and curling. She loves hearing people's stories and looks forward to meeting you soon! You can schedule a training session with Brooke on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

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John Alvey
John Alvey

John Alvey

Exercise Physiologist, Certified Personal Trainer

John graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Exercise Physiology in May of 2018. He chose a career in personal training because he's very passionate about fitness and has been lifting ever since the 5th grade. His family always incorporated fitness into their upbringing and it’s been a crucial part of his life ever since. John played football, basketball, and ran track all throughout his high school athletic career where he excelled and became a captain on each team by his junior year. He received all-division awards for both football and basketball. Ever since then, he shifted focus towards fitness and educating others on how to properly implement a healthy lifestyle. In John's free time he loves listening to music; and he also like animals and the outdoors. 

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Amanda Ricci
Amanda Ricci

Amanda Ricci

Certified Personal Trainer

Amanda Ricci is an American College Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified personal trainer, and is interested in pursuing and promotion of a healthy lifestyle.  She graduated from Cleveland State University with a master’s degree in exercise science and has a few years of experience working as a personal trainer.  She has competed in various sports including but not limited to previously participation on a dragon boat team to promote the unique cultures of Cleveland’s Asian community.   During high school, Amanda was on the swim team, competing in mid-distance events such as: 100M freestyle, 200M freestyle, and continued on to college to participate in these events.  She currently resides in Lakewood with her husband named Kevin, and beagle named Mika. Amanda has run in races of varying distances and continues to compete in races in the Cleveland area.  Her favorite motivational quote is: “There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” –by Bruce Lee.

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Michael Roberto
Michael Roberto

Michael Roberto

Certified Personal Trainer

Michael Roberto is a NETA certified personal trainer and has been involved in the field of health and fitness for more than 5 years.  Although he likes living in the quiet suburbs of Sagamore Hills, he also enjoys going out to Playhouse Square to see and volunteer his time to work at a show.  In his free time, Michael can often be seen at the gym, pushing himself to new limits or trying a new exercise.  Michael is very happy and enthusiastic to meet and help Fitness Together clients achieve their goals, as well as sharing his extensive knowledge of and passion for exercise science. 

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Joe Bower

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Joe is an ACE (American Council of Exercise) certified personal trainer and is pursuing a degree in Small Business Management at Cuyahoga Community College.  As a high school lacrosse player Joe began lifting weights and has since put on 40 pounds of healthy muscle mass.  Now he enjoys spending as much time outside as possible with activities such as hiking, swimming, kayaking and biking. He is excited to meet new clients and help guide them to their fitness goals. You can meet Joe Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, as well as Tuesday and Wednesday evenings! 

Chris Macko

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Chris graduated from Ohio University in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Physiology and then pursued his certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  He has been in the fitness industry for over 4 years and recently began pursuing his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Cleveland State University to further enhance his fitness career. Growing up he played many sports including golf which he pursued at the collegiate level.  He has turned to fitness to continue pursuing a healthy lifestyle. He strives to make sure his clients are able to put everything together to enable them to achieve their fitness goals. When he is not training clients, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, enjoying the outdoors with his German Shepherd, playing sports, and in the summer months going up to his family's cottage on Lake Erie. Chris is available in the evenings Monday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as the mornings on Monday and Tuesday.

Justin Traft
Justin Traft

Justin Traft

(substitute) Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM, ISSA

Justin Traft holds training certifications with not one, but two of the top certifying organizations in the country, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).

In addition to his training knowledge through ACSM and ISSA, Justin is very knowledgable in the areas of nutrition and nutritional supplementation. Justin has worked with clients in a very wide age range to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. In addition to helping others achieve their best condition, Justin has also helped the most important client of all, his mom, get into the best shape of her life. He trained full-time at Fitness Together Brecksville for over 5 years, before taking a step towards fulfilling his dream career of becoming a fireman - so now he helps us out as a substitute trainer. 

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Alexandra Cook, Certified Nutrition Together Coach
Alexandra Cook, Certified Nutrition Together Coach

Alexandra Cook, Certified Nutrition Together Coach

Nationally Certified Nutrition Together Coach

Alexandra Cook is certified to teach our Nutrition Together program, which is a proprietary educational healthy eating system that our studio offers. It's not a diet, quick fix or a fad...it's real, sustainable changes to develop healthy eating habits. Lexy is from Brecksville, and is currently a student at The University of Akron, majoring in Nutrition & Dietetics. She loves learning about every aspect of Nutrition and plans to become a Registered Dietitian upon graduating. Lexy is also involved with several organizations at the university and volunteers every week to teach nutrition to children in after school programs. She makes a positive impact at the studio and helps clients to better achieve the results they're looking for. Lexy feels that nutrition is extremely valuable to everyone and hopes to guide clients through the Nutrition Together Program as the perfect complement to their personal training routine!

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