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 Cribbs, 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
While new to the Greensburg area, Rachel is not new to the fitness industry. She received her degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University with a minor in Adapted Physical Activity. Rachel has been Working with clients since 2007 and has many years of experience training clients ranging from youth athletes to senior citizens and will tailor each program to meet the needs of every individual client. Rachel has experience in training women before at all stages of pregnancy to keep both mom and baby safe and healthy. 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, Rachel continues to expand her certifications both as a teacher and Wellness/Fitness Specialist. Rachel offers both individual and small group training. Contact her to get started on reaching your health and fitness goals!
Mike Sullivan, ACE
Mike’s interest in training began while playing football at Greensburg Central Catholic. This interest in training grew while in college at Edinboro University and through his 14 year career in the criminal justice field. Mike, as a lifelong Greensburg resident, wanted to help people in his community lead healthier and more satisfying lives. He obtained his personal training certification and began making an impact with training clients at Virtus. Using the Intelligent Training model, Mike works with small groups and one on one clients of all ages and ability levels.
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!
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.
Kristi Kennell, MOT CPT
Two things that drive Kristi are her love of fitness and her passion for launching clients past sticking points, turning the impossible into “mission accomplished”. She holds a Master of Occupational Therapy as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In addition, Kristi is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Coach. She has a goal to help clients conquer challenges using her clinical skills and extensive knowledge of the human body through safe and healthy methods to achieve maximum results. When she is not in the gym, she works with a broad age range of Occupational Therapy clients helping them achieve their highest level of independence and health. She also loves hiking, cycling, kayaking, and camping.
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!
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.