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Contact: (757) 880-4251
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Training Since: 1996

At IBG Since: 2003


Education/Certifications: 1986 BBA from College of William and Mary; AmericanCouncil on Exercise-Certified Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, American Heart Assn.-CPR/AED
General Availability: 10:30am-6:00pm M-TH, -3:30pm FRI, some Saturdays

Career Highlights:
•Group Fitness Instructor/Trainer at “Aerobics Plus” for 8 years popularizing
P.A.C.E. (progressive aerobic circuit exercise)
•Introduced the popular “butt/gut” class to IBG in 2006, now called “core ‘n more”
and assisting in the development of the aerobics program at IBG
•First in area to incorporate “partner” training: 30 minute sessions involving 2 compatibly fit workout partners
•Developing a training plan for Parkinson’s patients in a nursing home environment
Training Philosophy/Specialty: To share my unending dedication and enthusiasm of fitness to my clients and to design safe, effective, challenging 
and fun routines that incorporate strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. To share different training modalities with clients to encourage their long 
term commitment to exercise while being the best version of themselves.


Contact: 757-256-6042
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Training Since: 1998

At IBG Since: 2009


Education/Certification: B.S. In Kinesiology. University of North Texas. Level 1
Sport Performance Coach from USAW. CSCS from NSCA
General Availability: 6:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday

Career Highlights
•Worked for Baylor and Sentara Hospital performing in-patient rehabilitation and training.
•Worked with the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NHL’s Dallas Stars.
•Strength Coach for 12 Division I teams at William & Mary, along with designing the running program for the football team.
•Written articles for regional health publications.
•Trained college/pro athletes and clients in proper running/movement mechanics

Training Philosophy/Specialty: To best match my clients goals with the
workout routine. To educate, energize and entertain my clients.

John Diehl

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Training Since: 2015

At IBG Since: 2015


1992 BA: Loyola University
1996 MSED: Johns Hopkins University Counseling/Education
American Heart Association CPR/AED Certified
American Council on Exercise Personal Training Certification

General Availability: M-F 8am-9:00pm, Saturday Mornings
Career Highlights:
Boot Camp instructor at Iron-Bound Gym
Personal Trainer at Iron-Bound Gym
Indoor Cycling Instructor at Iron-Bound Gym 
A lifetime battle with obesity brought me to the gym and has kept me here.
Training Philosophy/Specialty: Fitness is a combination of flexibility, balance, strength, mobility, and endurance.  The goal of fitness is to improve upon these through functional exercise to create a better daily existence for ourselves. I believe exercise should be fun, challenging, and safe. Exercises can be scaled and modified for all fitness levels. The gym is an inclusive, safe environment where we train to become a better version of ourselves.


Traci Fairheart

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Training Since: 1990

At IBG Since: 2016



B.S. in Biology College of William and Mary
D.P.T. - Doctorate in Physical Therapy MCV



General Availability: Saturday mornings, All other days by appointment


Career Highlights:

18 years experience as a DPT with experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology and vestibular training, manual therapy, injury prevention programs, pain management, and more.

Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group Exercise Instructor
American Heart Association CPR Certified
P90X and Spin Instructor - Ironbound Gym
Certified Therapeutic Yoga and Pilates Instructor
FMT -Functional Movement Therapy - Certified Specialist


Personal Philosophy/Specialty:

The best healthcare is self-care. Exercise and nutrition are the two biggest factors effecting your health. I want you to own your health as much as possible. I am passionate about preventive healthcare. I want to work with you before you develop back pain, knee pain, or heart disease. I enjoy working on injury prevention programs, weight loss programs, and sports specific training programs. I am also available for rehabilitation programs for post/pre surgery programs, sports injury treatment, pain management, balance training, manual therapy - including massage, myofascial release, KT taping, and more. I love working with patients, but I also profoundly understand the importance of working with people before they become patients. We are what we repeatedly do. I truly believe we need to exercise to stay FIT, eat to NOURISH, and we need to have a lot of FUN along the way.


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Training Since: 1988

At IBG Since: 2008

Education/Certifications: bodybuilding champion, National body building judge, Owner of Xtreme Muscle Gym, Owner of The Body Sculpting Corporation.

General Availability: M,T,W,F 7am- 1pm

Career Highlights:
•49 yr old mother of 3 that I trained 2 years has reached professional status and placed 5th in the world
•20 yr old male with severe aspergers wins the open overall night of Champions
•65 yr old female with Drop Foot and a walker, now walks with no assistance
•50 yr old male engineer, brain aneurism, couldn’t walk or talk, back living normally
•17 yr old male, started at 14, looking at possible scholarship to VMI

Training Philosophy/Specialty: Only you can determine your Health, by the choices you make, day to day.

Charles Woody

Contact Info:
(757) 462-6276
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Training Since: 2015

At IBG Since: 2007 



ACE Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED Certifies - American Heart Association

General Availability: M – F 7 AM - 2 PM, Weekends too


Career Highlights:
•Been part of the Iron-Bound Gym desk staff since 2007
•Group Exercise Instructor at IBG since 2014

Training Philosophy/Specialty:
Exercise should be functionally based in order to be productive.  Let's assess your goals together in order to create a challenging and enjoyable workout designed specifically for you.  Through stretching, plyometric and balance movements, strength and resistance training, muscular and endurance conditioning designed for your daily life, we will work as a team to reach or mainting your fitness goals.


Contact Info:
(757) 876-8330
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Training Since: 2004

Training at IBG Since: 2004


Education/Certifications: BSN in Nursing, AFAA; Certified Group Instructor and ACE Certified; Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist

Availability: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM or as arranged

Career Highlights:
•Taught LaMaze Classes and prenatal aerobics for 17 years
•Worked at Aerobics Plus for 14 years
•Helped set up Initial Fitness Program at Iron-Bound Gym 2006
• 2013 Obtained Ace Senior Fitness Specialist

Training Philosophy/Specialty: Believe in fitness for living a full and healthy, happy life no matter what your age_. When you feel good you not only will look
healthy, but will enjoy your life to the fullest. Being fit is and should be fun as well as good for.

 Jen Harrigan

Contact Info:
(757) 707-6321
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Training Since: 1998

At IBG Since: 2018


Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Connecticut
American Council on Exercise 1997-2012
Aerobics and Fitness Association of American 2010-current
CPR/AED 1997-current
Les Mills
Senior Fitness
Strength and Conditioning


Availability: Monday - Friday 6 AM - 2 PM

Career Highlights: 
Group fitness manager as well as overall facility manager at various fitness centers 
Training Philosophy/Specialty: 
My goal as a personal trainer is to motivate, educate, and inspire you to take charge of your health and fitness, while moving towards making permanent lifestyle changes. Understanding that no one person is the same, I focus on making workouts challenging, yet fun for people of all ages and fitness levels. With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, together we will work to achieve your goals.


Contact Info:
(321) 223-7049
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Training Since: 1996

At IBG Since: 1996-2003, 2013 -



Certifications: Conditioning Specialist, Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness, Post-Rehab, Basic First Aid, CPR, AED


Availability: Flexible


*Teacher/Coach 32 yrs (2 yrs. Rockland County, NY, 30 yrs. WJCC Public Schools)
*Earned "Elite Trainer" status from IDEA Health & Fitness Assoc.
*Have trained all ages, but recently have focused on middle to senior age
*Sports Specific Training: Golf/Tennis
PHILOSOPHY: To develop programs for individuals that are safe, effective and efficient. Help clients make changes of lifestyle behaviors where appropriate.

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