Kerry Swick, SFG II, CK-FMS
Kerry has been a personal trainer and group instructor for 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Point Park University and has been a certified personal trainer since 1995. Kerry is very committed to ongoing education. In October 2006, she achieved Pavel’s Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC), and then became certified in Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen. As of April 2014, she is a Level 2 SFG (StrongFirst kettlebell certified). Kerry spent fourteen years training clients at the Duquesne Club Health and Fitness Center, in addition to providing fitness instruction to employees at several Pittsburgh corporations. Kerry continues to teach classes, works with clients on an individual basis, offers group instruction to employees of local businesses, and provides nutritional guidance to clients.
Kerry has worked with clients of various ages and fitness levels, including a 95 year-old! She has helped clients both prepare for and recover from orthopedic surgeries such as knee and hip replacements and rotator cuff repair. Kerry also trains individuals who are preparing to achieve their own kettlebell certification. In May 2011, she opened Pittsburgh Kettlebells.
Certifications: SFG II (Level 2 Kettlebell Certification), CK-FMS (Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist), American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer,
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Physical Mind Institute Pilates Mat Instructor
Dave Reeman, Bodywork and Systema Instructor
Dave Reeman is a Bodyworker, Russian Martial Arts Instructor, and Movement Coach. He studies and practices a wide variety of Eastern and Western bodywork, martial arts, movement, healing, manual therapy, energetic and massage modalities. He has combined them into a system that he calls Russian Bodywork.
Dave began this work in 2010 when he discovered Russian Martial Arts. He became interested in the Russian health practices of healing, movement, breathing, and strengthening. He used these aspects to help himself and others. Dave studied Russian methodologies and philosophies of athletic training and recovery. These were techniques and practices that the Russian Sports and Military Complexes scientifically researched and tested. Since many Russian people did not have access to modern healthcare technology or pharmaceuticals, they used time-honored techniques that were simple and effective.
Dave has been quite successful in helping people to recover from new and old injuries, improve their breathing efficiency, athletic performance, mobility, flexibilty, and their overall strength. He is passionate about helping people to be able to move better and be free of pain. Athletes call Dave '"the Career Extender" due to his ability to improve their health and performance.
He has found that athletes of all ages and skill levels respond well to, and really benefit from this work. As one of Dave's athletes stated, "Simply put, what Dave does, works."
Dave also works with special needs clients in group homes and individually. He teaches movement and strengthening classes at a brain injury rehabilitation facility. His work there has given him an insight into the challenges that people with brain injuries face.
You can also find Dave on his website.
Russell Demczak, CSCS, HKC
Russ is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified (HKC) instructor, and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) practitionerspecializing in bodyweight strength training, pre/post rehabilitative care, and diabetes.
As a Type I diabetic himself, Russ has been able to substantially reduce his dependency on multiple medications while completely eradicating the need for others by making a few simple lifestyle and nutritional changes.
Combining his training through the FMS with over a decade of experience working with orthopedic injuries of various types, Russ' clients have had repeated successremoving pain and regaining their independence by making improvements in joint mobility and stability.
Russ also possesses extensive experience as an athletic performance coach after serving as a NCAA Division-I Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Duquesne University.
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Marlene is a certified yoga instructor in the Kripalu style of yoga. She teaches yoga, pilates and meditation, specializing in yoga nidra meditation with intention inspired by and trained in the Amrit Method. Marlene furthered her study with renowned yogi, Amrit Desai.