A Personal Team.
Arron Panigall, USATF II
Arron is a former collegiate sprinter, a USATF Level II Sprints/Hurdles/Relay specialist coach, and a competitive powerlifter. He has worked with numerous WPIAL & PIAA Track and Field champions, NCAA track and field athletes, and numerous successful athletes from diverse amateur and professional sports backgrounds. Arron implements the Intelligent Training philosophy by using the latest Techniques and Methods guided by the most up to date sports science. The goal of training is to improve the 5 core athletic building blocks: Flexibility, Coordination, Endurance, Strength, and Speed in every session. This focus is important regardless of sport, age, talent, or experience level. Arron offers everything from simple standalone program design to full time elite level coaching.
Nicole Bohince, USAW I, LMT
Fiercest Woman In The Universe
Nicole joined the Virtus family to help create a business that treats fitness, training, and facilities unlike anyone else in the industry. She comes from a background as a swimmer, a standout high school and collegiate softball pitcher, and a career in social services. Nicole is our Youth Program Director and helped create the PowerKidz and PowerTotz programs. She also runs the Adaptive Exercise program working with clients with special needs and post rehab needs. Nicole is a USAW Sports Performance coach working with small & large teams along with one on one personal training clients. Nicole is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Hands on Moxie Massage Therapy. She works with clients on rehabilitation and recovery through massage. Her clients range from people looking for a relaxing massage to your favorite gridiron stars who play on Sunday! Contact Nicole today to get started on your next step in fitness.
Neal Henderson, ACSM
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Neal has always had a passion for sport from his early years playing hockey through his collegiate hockey career at Liberty University. He has always had a desire to help others achieve their goals and to improve their quality of life. Prior to joining the team at Virtus, Neal worked with strength and conditioning icons Bill Gillespie and Jesse Irizarry, was the S&C coordinator for Liberty University’s hockey team, and earned a degree in Exercise Science. Neal is available to help you reach your goals and improve your life one exercise at a time.
Rachel Lhota, B.S., M. Ed., NASM
Rachel is a veteran within the wellness and fitness industry as a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach for over 15 years. She received her degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University with a minor in Adapted Physical Activity. Rachel has many years of experience training clients ranging from youth athletes to senior citizens. She also has experience training women during all stages of pregnancy to keep both mom and baby safe and healthy. She will create each program to meet the needs of every individual client. After several years working in Corporate Wellness, Rachel switched full-time careers to pursue her passion for helping individuals with disabilities receiving her Masters in Special Education from West Chester University. She has significant experience working with and creating personalized training programs for individuals with disabilities. Through continuing education courses, Rachel continues to expand her certifications both as an educator and Wellness/Fitness Specialist. Rachel offers both individual and small group training and is also the PowerTotz and PowerKidz Coach at Virtus Barbell. Contact her to get started on reaching your health and fitness goals!
Amanda Serapiglia USAW I
Amanda’s passion for athletics began at the age of 4 when she started her gymnastics career. Through here career she advanced to a Level 9 Gymnast and competed at the USA Eastern Nationals in 2018. After retiring from gymnastics, she kept engaged in the sport by coaching competitive gymnastics and becoming a mentor to girls in the sport. Currently, Amanda is a coach for Virtus Barbell while also being a national-level Olympic weightlifting athlete. In June 2020, she took second in snatch and third overall in the 49kg class at USAW Nationals! As a life-long athlete, Amanda is excited to use her background in gymnastics to mentor youth in the sport of weightlifting!
Kami Wast FNP
The Modest Apothecary
Kami is a family nurse practitioner certified by AANP and a certified medical-surgical nurse. She is a doctoral student and adjunct faculty member at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. Kami is passionate about improving her clients’ well-being from the inside out and encouraging them to lead positive, healthy, and confident lives. Kami sees her patients from Revival Wellness Company located inside of Virtus Barbell. She treats her clients with intravenous hydration and vitamin therapy. Revival Wellness Company also includes medical aesthetics, sustainable weight management options, prescription grade skin care solutions and more. Kami currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband Nicholas and their two golden retrievers, Belle and Brody. Contact Kami today to start your journey into new and lasting wellness.
Corey Mentch, MS, CSCS
Divine Creator of Flow
As a life long athlete Corey has always had in interest in sport and working with people to achieve their goals. He received a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and a Masters degree in Exercise Science from IUP. His interest in training athletes was developed during his playing days with IUP Hockey. Before joining Virtus Barbell, Corey worked with the University of Pittsburgh Strength & Conditioning program and Parisi Speed School. Following the Virtus model of Intelligent Training, Corey develops comprehensive training plans for athletes and regular clients that help them accomplish any goal. From small group training to dedicated one on one coaching Corey is available to help you realize your goals today.
Holly Gatto ACE
CPT, HC, PN Level One
Holly comes to the Virtus Team with 20+ years of experience as a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Her purpose is to bring wellness and weight-related changes to people that can become a sustainable lifestyle. She brings a unique focus on physical therapy and rehab skills to her training that she gained during her years as a physical therapy aide at Fox Chapel Physical Therapy in Pittsburgh. This allows her to be able to offer specialized training for people with health issues, high health risks, injuries, or the need for strengthening and rehab. She incorporates weight management and lifestyle modification into all her programs. Holly helps clients to set goals that will motivate them to be successful. She designs unique, flexible programs for each client using a variety of modalities. A hallmark of her training philosophy is helping clients to realize that they will reach their fitness goals over time through hard work, patience, and life balance. Reach out to Holly today to begin making wellness and weight-related changes a part of your sustainable lifestyle!
Mike Robinsion , NASM
CPT, FNS, CES and WLS
Mike has had a love for sport and fitness from an early age. He began to focus his attention on fitness and nutrition during his hockey career at McDowell High School in Erie PA. Through his college years Mike continued to advance his passion by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. He continued to master his skills gaining certifications in Fitness Nutrition, Corrective Exercise and Weight Loss. Mike started Robinson Elite Performance (REP) focusing on proper movement patterns while optimizing performance for all age groups and fitness levels. From high school athletes to moms looking to lose the baby weight, Mike is available to help you become the best version of yourself that there is … 1 REP at a time!
Jason Sweeney, D.C.
Dr. Jason Sweeney joined the Virtus team to help expand his TruFit Chiropractic practice to more members of the local community. He is a native of Greensburg, a veteran of the United States Army, and a highly trained Doctor of Chiropractic. Jason has developed a method of care that focuses on the soft tissue and musculature that affects the joints. His treatment plans concentrate on long lasting wellness and health rather than a focus on the “quick fix”. Dr. Jason is available by appointment and for walk-ins at Virtus several days per week. Contact him to start on your path to feeling better today!
Serafina never considered herself an athlete but after years of dedication to yoga and health and wellness, she found herself drawn to communities where people are inspired to move their bodies. With over 1000 hours of yoga instruction, Serafina loves to share how the practice of yoga can be a meaningful support system to all forms of athletic movement. Available for one on one or small group booking, Serafina can help you build a Yoga for Athletes program to increase flexibility and reduce stress on the physical and mental body. Inspired to further support those looking to improve their health, she completed a massage therapy program and is available for booking via Hands on Moxie. Schedule your Yoga for Athletes session by dropping her an email.