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Our Staff

Get to know our friendly Fitness Together® Personal Training Staff at Medina.

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan

Owner

Sean Sullivan is the owner of Fitness Together in Medina - this is one of six Northeast Ohio studios, opening in 2011 - the other locations are in Fairlawn, Brecksville, Bay Village, Highland Heights and Concord. 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 not too far away in Brecksville; and you can often find them with their dogs hiking in the Cleveland Metroparks or visiting Lake Erie.

Joe Bower
Joe Bower

Joe Bower

Regional Manager | 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. Our clients love Joe's ability to create a progressive personal training program that gets them the results that they're looking for - everything from strength, to weight loss, improving mobility and everything in between. 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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Alex Shobe
Alex Shobe

Alex Shobe

Personal Trainer

Alex learned to value hard work and perseverance during his time in the US army. He believes physical fitness is a foundation block in learning to overcome all of our challenges in life. Alex enjoys working with clients of any fitness level or training background - from beginners to fanatics and everyone in between. His expertise as a personal trainer allows him to easily modify a workout regimen for clients with restrictions or injuries so that they can still experience a great workout and get results. When he isn't training, he can be found enjoying his days with the family and practicing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

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Rachael Bobak
Rachael Bobak

Rachael Bobak

Certified Personal Trainer

Rachael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Cleveland State University as well as a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Sports Nutrition from Concordia University. Rachael played soccer for 17 years and competed in the NPC women’s figure and physique divisions for 4 years. She has been training clients since 2008 and loves motivating others to reach their health and wellness goals while building a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time she loves being with her son, husband, and two dogs. She also enjoys working out, going to the metro parks and being outdoors.

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Rachel Pekarski
Rachel Pekarski

Rachel Pekarski

Regional Manager | Certified Personal Trainer | Nutritionist

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, Highland Heights, Fairlawn & Medina. Outside of the gym she enjoys reading, dancing, traveling and relaxing with her husband and their dog!