Stephanie McFarland

Fitness Director, Level 4 Personal Trainer

Education: B.A. Miami University


  • American Council of Exercise-Certified Personal Trainer
  • MAT Upper Body Jumpstart/MAT Lower Extremity Jumpstart
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED
  • American Council of Exercise-Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
  • Spinning Instructor Certified STAR LVL 1
  • Bender Barre Method Certified Instructor
    Stephanie has a diverse background in fitness with a focus on recreational sports.  She is active in equestrian sports and holds advanced belts in TaeKwonDo and Kajukenpo Karate.  She enjoys running and outdoor activities.
    Specialties: Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, General Fitness and Conditioning
Kirk Willig

Lead Trainer, Level 4 Personal Trainer

Education: Hanover College, B.A. in Exercise Physiology

  • ACE- Certified Personal Trainer
  • Red Cross CPR/AED
  • Competitive Long Jumper with USA Track & Field
  • High Performance Training for Sports
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Resistance Training Specialist, Cadaver Anatomy & Biomechanics
Specialties: Speed /Agility Training, Sport Specific Training, Injury Rehabilitation & Prevention, General Fitness and Conditioning

Patrick Harner

Level 4 Personal Trainer

Education: B.A. Colby College

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Red Cross CPR/AED, First Aid
  • Resistance Training Specialist
  • Resistance Training Specialist, Master Candidate
  • Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Jumpstart Certified
  • Spartan SGX Coach
  • ACE Health Coach
Specialties: Customized Personal Training, Post-Rehabilitation Exercise, Athlete Injury Prevention/Tune-ups, Mindful Exercise, Exercise Troubleshooting. Fitness Blog-

Laurie Lefton

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, The Ohio State University


  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Red Cross CPR/AED

Laurie's past experience includes cardiac and orthopedic rehabilitation, personal training, fitness instruction, water aerobic instruction and retail management with Nordic Track. Laurie has taken Wellness Coaching classes to help guide her clients with making and sustaining positive lifestyle changes based on individual goals. 

Specialties: General Fitness, Personal Training, Small Group Training, Boot Camp Training, Girls On Weights teen training, Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management.

Andy Loufman

Level 4 Personal Trainer

Education: M.Ed. Exercise Science, Cleveland State University, B.S. Marketing, Miami University


  • NASM- Certified Personal Trainer, Perfomance Specialisit, Nutrition Specialist
  • AHA- CPR/AED Certified

Andy's aim is to help others achieve their goals through designing safe, creative, and effective exercise programs.  He will journey with you, coaching you to discover what you are truly capable of accomplishing.  His training is a unique blend of fun, diverse and challenging exercises.  He is "your coach, training partner, and #1 fan".  He believes your are destined for greatness!  Andy is a former Professional Soccer Player (PASL- Louisville Lightning; USL- Cleveland City Stars), a Boston Marathon qualifier, and a Half-Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Specialties: Sports Performance, Weight Loss, Lean Body.

Michael Kohlhause

Level 4 Personal Trainer

Education: B. S. in Exercise Science, Ball State University; A.S. Sports Medicine & Athletic Training, Vincennes University


  •  ACE Certified, Personal Trainer
  • Red Cross, CPR/AED
  • MAT Upper Body Jumpstart
  • RTS 123
Specialties: Weight Loss, General Fitness, Sports Conditioning

Veena Grandhi

Registered Dietitian/Personal Trainer

Education: Kent State University, M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Registered Dietitian, licensed in the State of Ohio.  Member of the Ohio Dietetic Association and the Greater Cincinnati Nutrition Council, NASM Personal Trainer

    Specialties: Individualized diet and exercise programs

Karl Daniels

Level 4 Personal Trainer

Education: Ohio University, B.S. in Sports Science, Collegiate Track & Field Athlete

  • ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer (Pending)
  • Two-time divisional champion track and field coach for boy's and girl's high school teams.
  • Named South Eastern Ohio Track Coaches Association "Coach of the Year" for division III
  • Internships: UCLA School of Medicine, Cal Ripken Jr. Sports Training Clinic, Musaccio Chiropractic, HealthSouth Physical Therapy

    Karl has more than 5 years of training experience and is a tremendous resource of knowledge and an eye for detail.  He competed as a four sport varsity athlete in high school and track and field at Ohio University.  Karl has a great ability to meet you where you are, partner with you with customized training methods to help you along to meet your goals.  He says, "I am 100% committed to you, as long as you are 100% committed yourself. 

    Specialties: Management of ADD/ADHD Symptoms with exercise, Diabetes Managment, General Fitness, Youth Athletic Development and Speed and Agility.
Robert Wendling

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Education: MPH Health Education and Health Promotion, University of Cincinnati, BS Sports and Biomechanics, University of Cincinnati

  • NCHEC Certified Health Education Specialist  
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist
Robert has been training for three years and works on improving daily performance, whether it is sport or daily life specific.   He has clients with diverse needs from those wishing to become better athletes to those recovering from surgeries.  He also focuses on prevention and management of chronic conditions.  

Specialties: Increasing athletic ability, functionality, weight loss, management of chronic conditions

Melonie Long

Level 1 Personal Trainer

Education: Hondros College, Personal Training

  • National Conference on Strength and Fitness- Certified Personal Trainer
  • American Red Cross- CPR/AED
Melonie advocates a holistic approach to personal training, integrating aspects of mind, body, and spirit.  Melonie has been a trainer for over two years, using innovative exercises to keep training enjoyable and motivating.  Her goal is to present new challenging aspects of fitness which keep the bodily muscles engaged while preventing injury. 

Specialties: Holistic Personal Training, Fitness for adults 50 and up, Group Fitness and Strength Training

Rob Landis

Level 1 Personal Trainer

Education: Associates Degree, Applied Science in Health and Fitness Technology, Cincinnati State

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine- Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Cincinnati State
  • American Heart Association- Certified First Aid, CPR, AED   
Rob has 10 years mixed martial arts training including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Dutch Kickboxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Judo, Western Boxing and Self Defense.
Specialties: Functional Fitness, High Intensity Interval Training, Senior Citizen Training, Strength Training.  

Ellen Nettleton

Level 1 Personal Trainer

Education: Bachelors Degree in Music, Miami University, Masters Degree in Music, Western Michigan University


  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

As unusual as it may seem, Ellen's background in music performance offers a unique perspective on training.  She focuses on mind/body awareness, as this has assisted her immensely in performance preparation and auditions.  Ellen believes her experiences and creativity can tie over into training her clients in a different but fun way.
Specialties: General Fitness

Arra Bella Rose

Ballroom Dance Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Thai Massage

Education: Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (Ballet and Acting), American Musical and Dramatic Academy Hollywood (Film & Theater, Acting, Dance, Voice & Stage Combat), Cincinnati Music Academy (Music, Voice, Acting)


  • Ballroom Dance, Pending DVIDA
  • Yoga
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Reiki Certified
Arra is an accomplished dancer and teacher having trained in ballet at CCM and taught American Style Ballroom Dance at Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire Dance Studios.  She is certified in Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage by the Cincinnati Yoga School with additional training in Thailand. Arra spent five years in Hollywood as an actress and dancer and is trained in American Style Ballroom Dance, Ballet, and Belly Dancing.  Other interests include photography, which she exhibits at Five Seasons.

Lib Pruden   
2 Personal Trainer

Education: Bachelor of Arts, College of Mt.St.Joseph, Masters of Arts and PhD, University of Minnesota


  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Red Cross CPR/AED
Lib is passionate about healthy living and enjoys sharing that knowledge with newcomers to fitness.  Experienced in various modalities of group exercise, and mentored by various fitness professionals for more than 20 years, Lib wants her clients to experience both the physical and mental benefits of exercise.
Specialties: Healthy Lifestyle & Disease Prevention, General Fitness & Conditioning












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