About Us & Team Bios

At Fitness Inside & Out, our well-trained and experienced staff is our most important asset. Since 1994, clients have trusted locally-owned and operated Fitness Inside & Out for personal training and post rehab care. Our personal trainers hold master’s or bachelor’s degrees in health science fields.

Fitness Inside & Out is owned by Mike Edwards, who holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology and has worked in clinical settings and with nationally competitive athletes.

What makes Fitness Inside & Out unique is that we have the ability to train a diverse client population. Our clients bring us total hip and knee replacements, rotator cuff injuries, and various back conditions. We have nationally competitive athletes with sports injuries and older clients with various health challenges. We do extensive evaluations on flexibility, cardiovascular health, strength, and balance. We emphasize chemical-free nutritional programs that focus on whole foods, organic foods, and seasonal menus.

Contact us at (239) 649-7181 or email naplesfitness@comcast.net

Staff2_mike2Mike Edwards, M.S., EXPHYS
Owner/Manager

Mike received a master’s of science degree in exercise physiology and a bachelor’s of science in sports psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Mike has experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation settings where he has worked with pre- and post-rehab clients, ages 8 to 92. He has more than 20 years of experience and specializes in working with retired clients. He has experience working with clients with total hip and knee replacements, rotator cuff injuries, and various back conditions.

He also works with many of the area’s top junior national tennis players on footwork, speed, power, and agility. Fourteen Fitness Inside & Out clients have received Division I tennis scholarships and one has competed in the U.S. Open. At Fitness Inside & Out, Mike emphasizes whole foods nutrition and conducts classes featuring local and organic menus.

 

Staff2_triciaPatricia Burdick, B.A., NFPT, ISCA

Patricia received a bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 1998. She worked in a rehabilitation center in her hometown of Daytona Beach for three years before venturing to Salem State University in Massachusetts to further her education.

Since returning to her home state of Florida, she has become a top trainer certified by the National Federation of Personal Training, NFPT, and from International Sports Conditioning Association, ISCA. She is also a member of IDEA, Health and Fitness Association.

She has extensive background in body-core training and functional agility exercise with an emphasis in cardiovascular conditioning. She also has experience in circuit routines and group exercise. Her goal is to help work with clients to achieve their fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

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Kelly O’Brien, B.S. Exercise Science, ACSM

Kelly received her bachelor’s of science in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is a Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a Boston native, with an extensive background in dance, both as a professional teacher and dancer. Kelly has worked with clients and students of all ages, as well as college-level athletes. She places a strong emphasis on injury prevention by teaching proper technique and alignment, and believes that a little more flexibility can go a long way toward creating a healthy body and mind.

 

Bob_Touchette_picBob Touchette, Physical Therapist

Bob is a Massachusetts native with a degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut.  Bob has more than 15 years experience and his career as a physical therapist has taken him throughout the United States, learning and teaching the skills of functional movement and injury prevention.

Before moving to the Naples area, he worked in Pebble Beach, Ca. and Pinehurst, North Carolina with special emphasis on golf fitness and sports performance training.  Bob is a certified golf specialist and has worked with members of the LPGA Tour and top amateurs nationally.  In his free time, Bob is a devoted golfer, enjoys tennis and snowboarding, and follows his New England Patriots and Boston Bruins.

Bob is focused on improving health and wellness and feels that improvement is obtainable by everyone with a little hard work.

 

Crystal_150Christel Morgan
LMT # 53522

Christel, a native of Germany, spent 25 years in Vienna, Austria before moving to Naples, Florida where she is a licensed massage therapist. At Fitness Inside & Out, she specializes in neuromuscular massage and trigger point therapy.  Currently, Christel has an active practice working with athletes including golfers, tennis players and football players. She specializes in active and isolated stretching and myofascial release. She performs deep tissue massage, Swedish massage and Thai massage, which involves stretching and deep tissue work. In addition, Christel is a licensed facial esthetician with medical spa experience.

 

AudraAudra Hallenbeck

Audra Hallenbeck is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor holding multiple additional certifications in Pilates, yoga, boxing and boot camp instruction. Audra has trained with a number of leading professionals over the past 12 years. She emphasizes the importance of posture, vertebral alignment and the mind-body connection. Using a combination of Pilates, yoga, boxing and boot camp techniques, Audra designs individualized weight training programs to help clients experience muscle toning, muscle rehabilitation, strength, flexibility, improved balance and co-ordination, increased lung capacity and greater self-esteem.

 

Sherida_Head_ShotSherida Ostler, B.S. EXPHYS 

Sherida received her bachelor’s of science degree in exercise physiology from Brigham Young University in 1999. She is a certified personal trainer from the American Council On Exercise. Sherida worked as a physical therapy aide, helping seniors rehabilitate, during her four years of college. She teaches balance and posture classes. In addition, Sherida has worked as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer in Houston, Texas teaching a range of classes including senior fitness classes, Bosu, stability ball, step aerobics and boot camps. She is a specialist in working with senior clients and has received Silver & Fit certification. She moved to Naples, Florida in 2015.

 

Kate_Head_SHotKate Kerwin, B.S. PhysEd, MELT

Kate Kerwin joined the Fitness Inside & Out staff for the 2016-2017 season.  Kate has more than 35 years of fitness experience, graduating from Springfield College with a bachelor’s of science in physical education. She started her career in the YMCA’s in New Jersey and Naples, Florida, and then moved on as the Director of Fitness at a private Naples Country Club for 20 years.  Kate specializes in working with mature adults who want to stay healthy, as they enjoy their Naples lifestyle.

Kate brings the MELT Method to Fitness Inside & Out. Certified by MELT creator Sue Hitzmann in 2009, this self-treatment program helps individuals eliminate chronic pain, and improve their posture, flexibility, and sleep patterns, while reducing stress and tension. She helps clients learn the MELT techniques using the MELT roller and small balls. Kate enjoys offering variety for her client’s workouts. She is also certified by the American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor as well as being certified as a Pilates instructor for mat, ball and Pilates equipment including Reformer, Tower, and Chair.

 

MarinakalisMarina Kalis, B.A.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Marina became a third generation Pilates instructor when she graduated from Katrina Foe’s renown apprenticeship program in Phoenix.  Marina is a certified comprehensive Balanced Body instructor, having experience teaching group classes and private session on all Pilates equipment and mat. Marina is also a MELT Hand & Foot and Foam Roller instructor.

Using both Pilates and MELT, she trains her clients focusing on a combination of ideal body alignment, core stability, balance, strength, and flexibility.  Marina believes that both Pilates and MELT are for every person of every age.  She has experience teaching those with spinal and joint issues as well as those recovering from surgery and injury.  She also has experience with pregnancy, professional athletics, and degenerative diseases.  She received her bachelor’s of arts degree in English Literature from Arizona State University in 2010.

 

MaristellaMaristella Battilana, B.S., AFA

Maristella received her bachelor’s of science in physical education at the University of Indiana in 2000. She obtained an associate’s degree as a physical therapy assistant from the University of Indianapolis in 1996.

She is an avid runner and works as a coach for joints and motion for marathon training. In addition to personal training at Fitness Inside & Out, she provides stretch classes and aerobic instruction at the facility. She has also worked in intensive care facilities providing therapy for geriatric populations. She is ceritifed through the American Fitness Association.

 

JorgeJorge Valverde, Ph. D.

Dr. Jorge Valverde, a sports psychologist who specializes in tennis, has developed “The Valverde System,” a proven mental toughness program. Dr. Valverde graduated from the University of Kansas with Doctoral dissertation research on the mental preparation of highly-ranked tennis players. He has served as sport psychologist for numerous tennis academies and universities throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe and South America.

He has also worked with many elite players such as Luke Jensen, French Open Doubles Champion, 1993; Daniela Hantuchova, ranked as high as No. 5 in the WTA, Anna Lena Groenefeld, number one junior player in the world in 2003 and ranked as high as 14 in the WTA, Meghann Shaughnessy, ranked as high as 11 in the WTA, Alison Riske, ranked as high as No.48 in the WTA, Timothy Neillly, Orange Bowl Boys 18s Champion, Tim Smyczek, singles Semi Finalist at Wimbledon 2005 and ranked as high as No.102 in the ATP, Kim Couts, 2006 Girls 18s Easter Bowl Champion, Gabriel Flores, 2006 Boys 14s Winter National Finalist, Ashley Weinhold, 2007 Girls18s Super National Hard Court Champion, Stephanie Vidov, World Junior Tennis Champion, 2007, Jordan Cox, 2008 Boys 16s Kalamazoo Champion Austin Krajicek, 2008 Boys 18s Kalamazoo Champion, Mac Styslinger, Quarterfinalist Junior Australian Open 2011 and Grayson Goldin, 2011 Boys’ 16 Florida Open Champion.

 

Linda_150Linda Shapiro, B.S.

Linda Shapiro earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Nutrition Food Science and Clinical Dietetics from Drexel University in 1978. She completed her dietetic internship at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has practiced clinical nutrition in Philadelphia area hospitals and worked as an administrative dietitian for an institutional foods company.

Her passion is combining her love for recipes and cooking with planning quick, yummy and healthy meals that won’t break the bank. She has worked for seven years creating and/or assisting with the menus and recipes for several books by Ann Louise Gittleman, C.N.S. Ph.D.’s author of the award-winning New York Times Best Seller, “The Fat Flush Plan.”™

For the past eight years, she has provided Food Coaching and Personalized Meal Planning services for private clients. She also has helped parents learn to feed their children healthy food that is fun to prepare.

 

Post Rehab Personal Training

DSC_1476 This type of training is designed to assist the individual return to optimal function after the acute phase of the condition, usually following surgery or physical therapy for injury. Initially the client completes a musculo-skeletal screening and a functional fitness assessment, from which a program is developed. The program consists of strengthening and stabilization of the spine, the joint and the associated muscles in question, restoring normal movement and strength. The training will take place in a supervised fitness setting with a post-rehab specialist. The fitness training is not intended to take the place of medical treatment, but to complement it.

Examples of such medical conditions we work with would be:

  • October 2011 business 008Lower Back Problems
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder and Neck Problems
  • Rotator Cuff Problems
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Arthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Knee and Hip Problems
  • Knee and Hip Replacements
  • Balance and Coordination Problems
  • Diminished Capacity to Perform Daily Activities
  • …And Others.

The other benefit of post-rehab conditioning is preventative in nature. This training is designed to strengthen, stretch and stabilize muscles surrounding suspect joints, such as knee, shoulder or low back with the goal of preventing future problems and alleviating everyday aches and pains.

Contact us to schedule your appiontment today! (239) 649-7181 or email us questions at naplesfitness@comcast.net