MEET OUR PERSONAL TRAININERS
Personal Trainer and Gym Manager
My name is Jeremy Claypoole. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in exercise science as well as my CrossFit level 1 certification. I am also a certified spin instructor and Silver and Fit certified. As a former collegiate athlete my main focus is strength and conditioning and sports performance training. With nearly 5 years of experience though I have dealt with all kinds of clients. Young, old, injured, healthy, underweight, overweight, and even amputees.
I have had my Silver and Fit certification the longest and for most of my training career. I teach a class of the fittest seniors this side of the Mississippi. Some of them are 75+ years old and can do full burpees and even power clean a barbell. I program the class to not only challenge them but keep them moving pain free for the rest of their lives.
I have trained all ages of athletes for all different sports. From MMA fighters to rugby players, I’ve seen them all. Different sports require different modes of training. For example, I have to coach an MMA fighter through a workout where they have to maintain a pace for 3-5 minutes so they make it through a round without being so tired they can’t continue on. Compared to a rugby player that has to push other big bodies around, so we focus more on strength training.
As a personal trainer I practice what I preach. I wouldn’t listen to a fat doctor telling me to lose weight. Would you? I try every workout before I put my clients or class through it so I know how to program it. For some people it may need mortification; for others it may be just right.
My name is Tim Settle. I’m a certified personal trainer and certified nutrition coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have 10+ years experience leading group fitness classes for all ages, all fitness levels and all shapes and sizes.
As someone who was in search of a better life through fitness and nutrition, from the beginning, I have laid a solid foundation of knowledge to help anyone achieve their fitness and nutrition goals.
I’m very passionate about what I do! My work ethic is strong and I’m here to help others! I like to connect with people, ease their thoughts and fears! And, make them feel at home in the gym.
As a “motivated go getter”, I’ve been a jack of all trades my entire life. I’m successfully self employed because I work hard! I’ve gained skills through the medical field of nursing, business management, telecommunications and customer service that serve my clients well!
I moved to Blair county 20 years ago to start my own life as a new adult, I was 21 and didn’t know anyone. It’s been a wonderful journey meeting new people and growing in this wonderful community. I really enjoy my place in this world!
My focus as a fitness and nutrition professional is to educate and help others achieve the results they’re looking for through proper movement patterns and healthy eating habits. I have a lot to offer my clients with a duel focus of fitness and nutrition. I’m always here to help!
My name is Matt, and I am the head tennis pro at Gorilla House Gym. Tennis has been a huge part of my life, and I’ve had the pleasure of teaching it for over fifteen years.
As a junior player, I was ranked in the top 10 of USTA Middle States. I played four years of Division II college tennis for the nationally ranked Assumption Greyhounds. I graduated with a BA in mathematics and a minor in physics. During my time at Assumption, I contributed to the tennis teams 117 match in conference winning streak. I finished my college career with a 61-3 singles record, which was the highest winning percentage in the team’s history. I was the northeast 10 male scholar athlete of the year as well as a CoSIDA/ESPN academic all-America in 2007.
I love tennis and can’t imagine my life without it. Tennis is different from a lot of other sports in that it can be played by people of all ages and abilities. I have coached all levels from nationally ranked juniors to absolute beginners. I try to provide a customized coaching experience for all of my students and hope they enjoy a lifetime of fun on the court.