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Athletic Republic’s certified performance trainers have the passion and sports-science knowledge to safely improve your athleticism. Our more than 500 performance trainers are constantly furthering our proven methods to help athletes reach their goals.  Because we believe developing athletes is best done in small groups, we provide a trainer to athlete ratio of 1:5.  This allows the trainer to customize a program for each athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses.


Mike graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Education.  After working for Oxford Athletic Club he went on to teach in the Harrisburgh School District.  Upon returning to Pittsburgh, Mike started Body and Sole Fitness, an in-home personal training company with clients all over the Pittsburgh area.  He has degrees in Athletic Coaching, Sports Management, Sports Performance,  Athletic Republic Level 3, CrossFit Level 1 and is a certified personal trainer.  


Alex brings over 8 years of hockey, high performance athletic and personal training experience to our team. He received his exercise science degree from Youngstown State University and has played hockey throughout his life. Alex played AAA Junior hockey with the Chicago Mission for 2 years, followed by one year of Junior Hockey with the Chicago Force. During his time at YSU, Alex was a Member and Captain of the YSU ACHA Hockey team for all four years. In the 2011-2012 season Alex was selected and played for the College Hockey Mid-America 1st All Conference Team.


Mike is a 2016 graduate of Edinboro University.  He received his undergraduate degree in Human Performance and received his master’s degree in Performance Enhancement and Sport Psychology. Mike played highschool Football, and competed in short sprints, hurdles and jumping events in Track. Mike is a Certified Sports Performance Trainer (Athletic Republic) and a Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine).


Zack has established himself as a successful personal trainer over the past 7 years, holding over 6,000 hours of hands-on training experience. Working as a coach and fitness leader comes easy to Zack. He played top level sports at the highschool, collegiate, and professional level. Zack was a Division 1 Football player at Robert Morris University and is currently playing professional Rugby. With 21 years of sports experience and 7 years training experience, he guarantees results for all clients who work with him.