what we do
The J’s personal trainers are here to help you reach your fitness goals. Our friendly, certified personal trainers are here to work with you one on one or in a small group to give you the personal attention and custom program you need.
Allow our team of certified, professional personal trainers help you reach and maintain your fitness goals!
We’ll write an individualized exercise prescription just for you which includes: Cardiovascular Conditioning, Body Sculpting and Toning, Weight Training, Cardiac Conditioning, and Post-Therapy Rehabilitation Training.
Contact Fitness Director Dave Parris to schedule your Personal or Sports Specific Training Sessions.
Intrigued? Sign up for a complimentary workout.
personal training options
ONE ON ONE TRAINING
- 30 minutes
- 45 minutes
- 60 minutes
Packs can be purchased in bunches of one, five, ten, and twenty sessions.
Partner Training is also available at the J, for double the motivation and double the sweat.
If you work better with a partner, this may be the option for you. To sign up for Partner Training, contact Dave Parris.
Partner/Group Training is offered 60 minute sessions.
SELF DEFENSE TRAINING
Martial arts expert and personal trainer Drew Guagenti heads up our Self Defense Training program, held by appointment. Whether you're a mother looking to stay safe at night or a police officer looking to enhance your skills, this class is open to anyone interested in learning new defense techniques and building confidence. The class incorporates defensive training including defense against a single attacker, multiple attackers, and defense against weapons.
DAVE PARRIS, Fitness Director
Background: Fitness Manager of Philadelphia Sports Club
J Employee since: 2018
Dave holds a degree in Exercise Physiology from Temple University, as well as certifications in personal training. His passion for health and fitness has given him the opportunity to develop programs and train an extensive range of clientele of all ages: post-rehab, post-heart attack, hip replacement, rotator cuff tears, post-stroke, marathon runners, Mt. Everest hikers, sports performance, collegiate, and semi pro and pro athletes.
Certifications: Certificate for personal training from ISSA, certificate for myofascial release from FiTOUR, diploma in personal training from Camden County College, Blackwood NJ, associate degree in dietetics from Camden County College, Blackwood NJ, accredited through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Dietitian Technician, Registered, & Final year of Bachelors degree in dietetics at Rutgers University, NJ
Years of Personal Training Experience: 7
Specialties: High intensity interval training, seniors, injuries, BootCamp, weight training, myofascial release, & nutrition
Fun Fact: I ride a motorcycle, raise chickens, and am a navy veteran
"I love passing on my knowledge to my clients, giving them the tools to succeed. Seeing them gain confidence in themselves and their abilities through our work together brings me a sense of pride!"
Certifications: Diploma from NPTI
Years of Personal Training Experience: 15
Specialties: Private personal training, semi-private personal training, HIIT Training, & strength training for tactical athletes
Fun Fact: My passion for fitness started when I was a teen and started going to the gym with my dad. No matter what was happening in life he always made time to workout together.
"Countless times I have heard from gym goers that workouts are no fun and they get bored with doing the same thing over and again. My mission is to have our training session be the best part of your day, to feel better walking out than when you walked in, and to help educate you on the empowerment of fitness."
Certifications: National Personal Training Institute, Nesta Core Strength, & Nesta Post Rehabilitation Trainer
Years of Personal Training Experience: 18
Specialties: Core Strengthening, Post Rehabilitation Trainer, Strength and Conditioning, Balance improvement
"I like to bring fun and excitement to a well regimented fitness program with my extensive professional background. I have professional experience in the post rehabilitation field and specialties working with Health Care professionals. I also enjoy teaching and educating clients with proper technique and form to improve their overall healthy lifestyle."
Certifications: Bachelors In Business Management & ISSA certified Personal Trainer
Years of Personal Training Experience: 3
Specialties: Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Fat Loss, Metabolic Conditioning, & Athlete Training For Swimmers
Fun Fact: I’m very active on social media with over 15k followers I post a bunch of content to motivate, inspire, and educate on healthy lifestyle habits to improve peoples lives. Check me out on Instagram @oliver_fehlandt!
"I was always overweight growing up and never really confident with myself. I struggled with working out and eating for a while. I got obsessed with improving myself through exercise and personal development. This led me to get my certification and pursue my passion in helping as many people live happier and healthier lives!"
Certifications: A.S.F.A. (American Sports and Fitness Association)
Years of Personal Training Experience: 3
Specialties: Strength Training, Functional Movement, Increasing Cardiovascular Fitness, Balance and Core Stability, & Fitness Maintenance
Fun Fact: I'm a cyclist turned triathlete. I love competition and racing. I have qualified for U.S.A. Triathlon Age Group National Championships (Olympic Distance) two years in a row (2018 and 2019). This year's event will be in Cleveland, Ohio and consists of a 1500m swim, 40k bike, and 10k run.
"Personal Training at the J.C.C. gives me the unique opportunity to work with people with a huge variety of goals. I'll encourage, motivate, and energize my clients to help them reach their goals. I feel it's imperative to have fun during your workout and feel good about yourself for taking care of your body. Remember, exercise is the "Fountain of Youth" and with my strong dedication, desire, and discipline, I can help you succeed in your path to a healthy future. You can do it!"
Certifications: NASM CPT, Institute of Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Counselor, & Behavioral Science, BS
Years of Personal Training Experience: 8
Specialties: Volleyball Training, Fitness and Health Education, & Women and teenagers
Fun Fact: I played volleyball in college at James Madison University as a Defensive Specialist and Wilmington University as an Outside, and I still play competitively today in Beach Doubles.
Certifications: Master's degree in Counseling, worked in Higher Ed., & ACE-certified
Years of Personal Training Experience: 25
Specialties: Cardiovascular Exercise (CVE) training, & Balance/Flexibility (FLEX) work
Fun Fact: I have trained professional athletes in the Philly area, Olympians at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, and general fitness enthusiasts in our region.
Certifications: Health Science background from Lock Haven University & certification through ACE
Years of Personal Training Experience: 12
Specialties: Martial Arts & Youth Programs
Fun Fact: I’m an avid surfer!
"Fitness is a large part of how I grew up and a lifetime passion. I enjoy sharing the experience I have gained with others to assist them in meeting their goals and learning new ideas."