Michele Armstrong
Owner, Certified Personal Trainer & Group Class Instructor
Owner and operator of Be Fit Gym.  Michele is a former x-ray technologist of 16 years, and found her true passion in life, making a career change. She has competed and placed top 5 in several Master’s Division NPC figure competitions. With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, her specialties are weight training for women, nutrition and combating obesity. She is certified in personal training through WITS and holds other certifications in TRX, group class instruction, certified Pound Pro, Boxing certified, Certified Spinning® Instructor, Certified Kettlebell AMPD instructor and BLS.
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Jennifer Hughes
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Class Instructor
Jen is an operating room RN and has over 22 years’ experience in critical care as well as pain management.  She is certified in BLS, ACLS and currently back in school furthering her nursing degree. She combines her nursing experience in her training plans. She completed her personal training through the ACSM and has been teaching group fitness classes for over 5 years.  Jen holds additional certifications in Spinning, Core De Force as well as Kettlebell training.  She has trained for several half marathons, triathlons and in the spring of 2019 will take the stage in her first women’s NPC figure competition. Jen’s passion for health and wellness is about helping you become your best. Whether you want to lose 30 pounds, sculpt your body, train for a specific event, or simply stay active as you age, she can develop an individualized plan to help you reach your goal.
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Michael Cedeno
Certified Personal Trainer
Michael is a certified personal trainer with 19 years of personal natural strength building experience. A combat veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps with firsthand knowledge of how the body can go further than the mind gives credit. He specializes in bodybuilding competition training.  What the mind can conceive, the body will achieve. BLS and ISSA certified in training and nutrition.
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Robbie Armstrong
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Class Instructor
Robbie graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron in 2018. He has been Type 1 diabetic since the age of 9. He leads by example and wants to help everyone reach their fitness goals. He specializes in heavy lifting, cardiovascular endurance and youth training as well as instructing the Boxing Bootcamp class.
Kate Royon
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Class Instructor
Kate is a Certified Personal Trainer through ACE, Certified Spinning® Instructor and certified Kettlebell AMPD instructor. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is a wife, and mother and understands the struggle of work, life, and taking care of yourself. Fitness has always been a passion of hers, and she has been able to turn that into a career of helping others achieve their goals. She offers personal training, group training, and group fitness classes.
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Jason Royon
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Class Instructor
Jason is a certified Personal Trainer through ISSA. He is a 2000 Graduate of Brush High School and run a non-destructive testing lab in Cleveland. Fitness has always been a priority in his life, and now he takes great pleasure in helping others find a love for fitness. He offers personal training, group training, and group fitness classes. He enjoys helping those who have lost their way and are trying to get back into a routine, or a healthier lifestyle.
Amy Nakel
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Class Instructor
Amy began as a front desk receptionist, but recently became an ACE certified personal trainer as well as Certified Spinning® Instructor and certified Kettlebell AMPD instructor. Amy’s background is in teaching and exercise has always been a passion. Amy is a stay at home mom to her two girls, Eden and Emelia, and the wife of her crazy ultra-marathon running husband, John. Her long-term goals are to set a strong example of fitness and strength to her girls and change lives at Be Fit Gym.
Jeanette Potochnik
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Class Instructor
Jeanette is certified through ACE and has had her own weight loss journey. When she discovered that cardio alone was not enough to change her body, she began picking up the weights and found that the weight room was her playground. She specializes in weight training and power lifting.
Laura Bayuk
Spinning Instructor
Laura is a Certified Spinning® Instructor and has also taught Pound Fit and Zumba for many years. She is looking forward to getting her Pound on with you and welcoming them to join the revolution of Pound Fit! She is also a MLSD teacher.
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Emily Crowell
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Class Instructor
Emily has been a member of Be Fit Gym for almost 2 years and has lost nearly 100 pounds. She became certified as a personal trainer through American Counsel on Exercise. She has an 8 year background as a physical therapist assistant but has been in healthcare for 20 years. She looks forward to helping you with your fitness journey whether you need to trim and tone or if you want to completely overhaul your lifestyle and lose 20, 50 or 100 + pounds!
Sarah McCullough
Shreadmill Coach
Sarah started at Be Fit Gym as a client/class taker in 2017 and through her fitness journey she fell in love with running and wanted to help others with their fitness goals. Sarah was presented the opportunity to take over Shreadmill after running a race with Angie and didn’t hesitate to say yes. Fitness and healthy living have become a passion and lifestyle and look forward to helping you achieve your goals!  She is a 2001 graduate of Harvey High School and an Army Veteran who has developed a love for fitness. Sarah has lived in Madison since 2014 with her husband Ryan and two boys Donovan and Jordan.
Megan Armstrong
Receptionist
Megan is one of our receptionists and she can give you a gym tour, assist you with memberships, sell and book group classes, suggest a great trainer for your needs, and help schedule appointments.
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Maria Gentry
Receptionist
Maria is one of our receptionists and she can give you a gym tour, assist you with memberships, sell and book group classes, suggest a great trainer for your needs, and help schedule appointments.
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Shirley Bihary
Receptionist
Shirley is one of our receptionists and she can give you a gym tour, assist you with memberships, sell and book group classes, suggest a great trainer for your needs, and help schedule appointments.
Holly Zappitelli
Receptionist
Holly is one of our receptionists and she can give you a gym tour, assist you with memberships, sell and book group classes, suggest a great trainer for your needs, and help schedule appointments.
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Shelley Thompson
Receptionist
Shelly is one of our receptionists and she can give you a gym tour, assist you with memberships, sell and book group classes, suggest a great trainer for your needs, and help schedule appointments.
Kristin Strauser
SALES & MARKETING, GROUP FITNESS TRAINER
Kristin has over 25 years experience in the advertising and marketing industry. She is also a certified personal trainer through ISSA and has spent the last 5 years teaching group fitness classes and personal training.
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