I am a group fitness instructor & personal trainer here at Livin' Up 2. I also occasionally hold a six week class based on a book I wrote called 33 Ways for 33 Days to assist and motivation and accountability for reaching goals. I have bachelors and masters degrees in biology from UTSA. I earner my PhD in educational psychology in 2011 from The OSU. I have a group fitness certification from NETA, and I am CPR certified.
My passion is helping others create a healthy and happy life through proper nutrition, fitness, and maintaining a positive and optimistic attitude. My dissertation for my PhD focused on a system that I developed to assist others in creating a system in their daily life to optimize reaching goals. Through accurate information and tailored programs I help other reach their goals.
Krav Maga translates to "contact combat." Matthew has practiced Krav Maga since 2003, and has instructed Krav Maga since 2011. Matthew has trained with members of the Federal Air Marshals Service, the Michigan State Police and various law enforcement agencies in that time. Krav Maga's efficiency and simplicity make it one of the most effective defense forms in the world.
Sheila is a wife, mother of 2, full-time Project Manager and has taught Group Fitness classes at Livin’ Up2 since March 2013. Sheila’s fitness and exercise journey began in high school when she participated in track and field. She began running 5K’s, and Quarter and Half Marathon’s while earning her Bachelors degree in Business Administration at Otterbein College. Sheila placed 2nd in Women’s Physique, behind the shows overall winner, at the Mid-Atlantic Championships in Wheeling, WV in November 2012.
Sheila’s high energy Meet Me @ the Bar class is a fun and enthusiastic 60-minute total body sweat-fest including high intensity interval training and strength training using weighted barbells and dumbbells. Sheila brings her excitement for teaching and exercise to every class and she believes that participants at every level should feel welcome in Group Fitness classes.
I have been in the fitness industry since 2002 and due not only to the amazing results my clients have seen, but also to the incredible relationships that I've been so lucky to develop, I feel blessed to be a Personal Trainer. I have been fortunate enough to train a variety of people, from professional athletes to youth benchwarmers, pop music stars to Johnny Couch potato, yet everyone's challenge is special to me. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the look on my clients' faces when they realize that what we're doing is working and that they are actually going to be able to reach their goal. After having multiple 100+ pound losers and years of watching thousands of pounds melt off of people, I know that EVERYONE can succeed as long as they want it bad enough.
Dustin has a BA in Sport Management from Bluffton University, 2002. He is a certified as a Certified Personal Trainer, ESA, CPR/AED, American Red Cross. Dustin's specialties include Sports Specific Training, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Weight Loss and Muscle Gain.
Sarah teaches 30/30, Rock Body BC, Tight-End Zone and Joy Ryde. She is CPR certified with 5 years of experience. Besides being a fitness instructor, Sarah has also participated in a bikini fitness competition in 2012. Sarah's favorite quote is “Strive for progress. Not perfection.”
Sarah says, "I believe in a balance of nutrition and exercise. For exercise to be most effective, it needs to include lifting weights and cardio. I love challenging myself and others by pushing the limits with music as the timer. My goal is to increase an individual’s confidence in their abilities. I strive to do this by encouraging them to do one more rep, to try an exercise and by acknowledging their hard work. The most difficult part is showing up and I hope my classes will make this easier for them.
Fitness is not my only passion, but plays a great role in my life. I hope to continue teaching classes and working at Livin’ Up 2 while teaching elementary students. I recently obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood through Ashland University. I also have my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood through Columbus State Community College. I am determined to find a balance between teaching fitness classes and students."
I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor here at Livin Up 2 Wellness Center since 2010.
I have a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science and a Bachelors in Behavioral Social Science which is a comprehensive degree including Psychology, Sociology and Communications.
I have been an ACE certified Personal Trainer since 2000, an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor since 2010, an AFPA certified Group Cycling Instructor since 2011 and an IFPA figure Pro since 2013. I am CPR and AED certified and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
I am a 37 year old mother of two, I have a passion for helping others achieve goals that they never thought they could. I understand and have lived all the excuses of putting your own health last, and I’m here to listen, educate and motivate my clients to plow through all those excuses and find their inner strength to gain their win!
My favorite quote “There are no pills, no amount of expensive supplements, no single piece of equipment, no secrets on the path to greatness. You’ve got to embrace the pain, push the threshold, and feel the suck, and then you’ve got to muster the courage and drive to go back six times a week.”
My goal and passion is helping people. Nothing motivates me more than empowering people through their fitness journey. When it comes to getting in shape, knowledge really is power.
My own personal journey began years ago when I noticed I wasn’t able to carry Jessica, my disabled daughter, up a flight of stairs without losing my breath. At 65 pounds over a healthy weight, I began to research and execute a lifelong plan to make certain I would always have capable hands to care for her.
The most exciting aspect of my work is helping clients make a complete paradigm shift where food and fitness are concerned. It drives me crazy when people talk about the scale as an indicator of health, because your weight doesn’t tell you what’s going on inside! What’s really exciting is when you can begin to see changes in your lifestyle appear and you begin to understand your body, understand yourself, change your diet, change your lifestyle and begin to change your life! I started in fitness because I wanted to make changes before it was too late, before something heartbreaking, like Jessica being taken from me because I couldn’t care for her properly, would happen.
I am a Certified Nutritionist and an active proponent and personal user of scientifically based nutrition practices which I share with my clients. I provide them with actionable health information that can empower them to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.
I guide my clients on how to get and STAY physically and psychologically fit, to learn ways to have better relationships with food and fitness, to develop themselves into the best versions of themselves and to develop the self-confidence needed to take control of their lives, to be healthy and happy both in and out of the gym.
I base our sessions on your personal goals and interests but also program to test and improve your physical and mental abilities. I do not believe in “ultimate” goals. I believe the stronger and more able you become, the more your “ideal” changes. I look forward to meeting you and helping you along your journey toward the best you ever!
I am a Union County Deputy Sheriff. I have been with the department for 24 years. I have always had a passion for fitness. In my line of work, I must maintain my fitness level to do my job effectively. I am a husband and father to three very active kids.
I have been a fitness instructor and fitness coach at Livin’ Up 2 since 2014. I added this second career to my already busy life because of my desire to help others achieve their fitness goals. I don’t believe in excuses, however I do believe that with hard work, dedication and proper instruction anyone can reach and maintain their goals.
My background includes certifications in EMT-basic, Law Enforcement, Firefighter, CPR, AED, and Special Weapons and Tactics.
I have also coached youth football, basketball and baseball, and assisted in coaching with the local Special Olympics program.
I lead Group Cycling on Thursday Mornings at 5 am and Sunday Mornings at 9 am at Livin Up 2. When I was in College (a few years ago), I started riding my bike for exercise. I continued this for many years and then I stumbled across an exercise class called Group Cycling…I decided to give it a try. Group Cycling was not only a path for my weight loss, my exercise but it also has another aspect that I truly enjoy in life…music. I love pedaling up a steep hill to the beat of a song!
At the time I tried my first class I never thought that I’d ever have the opportunity to lead an exercise class that was both something I could participate in while teaching and also help me achieve my fitness goals. I have now been leading my Group Cycling Classes at Livin Up 2 Since March of 2012 and I enjoy all aspects of it; Leading, the Music, the Ride and of course our Class Participants.
No matter what your fitness level may be Group Cycling will give you a cardio workout that has less impact on your joints, it will get your heart rate up, it will make you sweat and leave you feeling accomplished after class is over. The point is, just keep those legs moving…it’s your ride!
After living in California and Colorado for the past 13yrs, Sarah Scott relocated back to her home state of Ohio with her husband and 2 children. She has been nurse for 15yrs with a strong passion for health and wellness. That passion has developed into a daily yoga practice for the last 11yrs and Sarah has lead classes for the last 2yrs.
Yoga is a whole health progression by being a practice for both your mind and your body. Yoga will provide nothing but a positive outcome for many aspects of your life.