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

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan

Owner Certified Personal Trainer, NPTI

Sean Sullivan is the owner of Fitness Together in Brecksville - this is one of three Northeast Ohio studios, opening in January of 2008 - the other locations are on the West side in Bay Village, and out East in Concord Township. 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 and served on the board of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau. When he is not working he likes to spend time with his family, especially his wife Marion and their sons "Paddy" & Fionn. They live right here in Brecksville, and you can often find them with their dogs hiking in the Cleveland Metroparks or visiting Lake Erie.

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Kyle Hotz
Kyle Hotz

Kyle Hotz

General Manager | Personal Trainer

Kyle is a University of Cincinnati alumni and also attended Ashland University where he played collegiate football for two years before transferring to Cincinnati where he majored in Exercise Science & Health Education with a Exercise and Fitness track. Kyle has a Personal Training Certification with ACE. He has a well rounded background in the athletic and fitness industry from playing multiple high school sports & playing collegiate football, to training athletes ages 8 years old all the way to training athletes at the professional level. On top of all the training experience he is also a certified EMT and eventually intends on becoming a firefighter. Outside of Fitness Together Kyle enjoys hiking and doing anything outdoors with his dog, as well as traveling to see new places. Kyle is looking forward to working with you Monday-Friday at either the Brecksville or Medina location.

Joe Bower
Joe Bower

Joe Bower

Regional Manager, 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.

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Rachel Pekarski
Rachel Pekarski

Rachel Pekarski

Regional Manager - Certified Personal Trainer - Nutritionist

A former Brecksville Broadview Heights BEE, Rachel Pekarski received her Personal Training and Nutrition Certification through AFPA (American Fitness Professionals and Associates) in 2014. After she graduated from The University of Akron, she moved to New York City to pursue her career in Personal Training. She worked there for 4 years training a wide range of clientele on the Upper East Side. Rachel also carries specialty certifications in Zumba, Pre and Post Natal, TRX and Women’s Health. Rachel likes to keep her workouts with clients fun, upbeat and always has a positive attitude and outlook. She takes pride in pushing clients to new levels and helps them see results fast! Rachel helps to run all of our northeast Ohio Fitness Together locations including Bay Village, Brecksville, Concord & soon-to-be Highland Heights. Outside of the gym she enjoys reading, dancing, traveling and relaxing with her husband and their dog!

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Brooke Kozlowski
Brooke Kozlowski

Brooke Kozlowski

Regional Manager - ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

Brooke Kozlowski received her personal training certification through the International Sports Sciences Association. She is a 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 started 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! Brooke helps to manage all of our northeast Ohio Fitness Together studios, but you can still hop on her schedule in Brecksville on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

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Amanda Bishop
Amanda Bishop

Amanda Bishop

Certified Personal Trainer - Corrective Exercise Specialist

Amanda is a fantastic personal trainer who comes to us from Brook Park, Ohio. She holds a Associates of Applied Science Degree in Sport & Exercise Studies and is a NCSF Certified Personal Trainer. Amanda also has a specialty certification through NASM for Corrective Exercise. Her favorite exercise is the squat, and she loves helping clients to reach their goals - and seeing their strength and confidence improve. Her favorite music to listen to varies from pop to rap to alternative rock; and her dream vacation is an Alaskan Cruise. When she's not at the gym, Amanda enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with friends & Family. You can get on her training schedule in the mornings on Monday through Friday.

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Amy Kutsar
Amy Kutsar

Amy Kutsar

Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM

Hailing from Middleburg Heights, Amy received her Associates of Applied Science in Sport and Exercise Studies, and she is currently enrolled in EMT school at UH Hospital! She is a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Some of her hobbies include hiking/exploring wilderness, rock climbing, and of course resistance training. At the gym her headphones would usually be playing some alternative rock...her favorite exercises are the Conventional Deadlift and Pull-Ups. One place that she would love to travel to one day is Costa Rica...hey there actually used to be a Fitness Together down there!! You can normally catch her on Monday/Wednesday evenings, or on Friday/Saturday mornings.

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Juliet Giganti
Juliet Giganti

Juliet Giganti

ACSM Personal Trainer

Juliet graduated recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in Exercise Science and obtained her Exercise Physiologist Certification through ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). She will be attending Cleveland State University in the spring to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Juliet has experience working with diverse populations ranging from injured athletes to individuals with Parkinson's Disease. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her dog, Jack. Come meet Juliet Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings!

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