The Fitness Team
Hector Bones is the Personal Training and Physical Therapy entrepreneur who founded elevate Health & Performance™. He holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Temple University and he has been a successful certified fitness trainer since 2009. Before founding elevate, Hector trained clients and taught group classes at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue.
Hector’s philosophy is optimal fitness at every age. So he builds individual holistic programs helping us all become and remain our best selves.
Since 2015, it’s been Hector’s goal to make a team to revolutionize Personal Training and Physical Therapy in Philadelphia.
Chris became a certified fitness trainer after a successful career as a software architect. Also, he played semi-professional European football. This left him wanting an active and social profession. While pursuing his passion, Chris studied physiology and fitness at the American Academy of Personal Training. And, he graduated at the top of his class in 2009.
So, as you can imagine, his clients goals vary widely. These include increasing running speed, endurance and serious weight training. Other clients want to be able to beat their friends at flag football. Or get into their skinny jeans.
Also, Chris motivates without being abrasive. He offers firm challenging programs. But, he’s not a drill sergeant. Therefore, he focuses on meeting your goals while tailoring a program that respects your body and gets results.
And finally, Chris joined our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Team in 2016.
Growing up with sports and athletics, Tim has a passion for the health wellness that stems over 20 years. With 10 plus years of experience in training in various settings he is sure to find a way to fit exercise into your lifestyle. He understands life is a balancing act and everyone has to figure out what works for them. Tim would describe himself as a new dad that loves golf, food, and connecting with people. He takes great pride in the idea of being able to help people find positive change in their life.
College: Florida Atlantic University B.S. Exercise Science
Certifications: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
(CSCS) ASCM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)Titliest
Performance Institute Level II (TPI)NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
Natali competed at Temple University as a Division 1 gymnast while earning a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science. Natali is currently enrolled at Harcum College, completing her degree for Physical Therapist Assistant for May 2020. She developed a love for the physical therapy and fitness field through personal experiences through out her athletic career. Core lessons for discipline, consistency, team work and dedication has driven her to become more educated towards a successful health professional.
Natali has a hidden artsy talent, love drawing, reading on the beach or in a park, long walks and hikes, spending time with friends and family.
Wes “Show-Dub” Showalter is a native of Pennsylvania first getting exposed to training by working with a personal trainer at 12 years old. Originally training to make up for a lack of natural athleticism in sport he became fascinated with the process of how the body responds to training and could see it in his own results.
Later in life the weight room would also be his sanctuary through some difficult times by relieving stress and being around others with a passion to get better. Wes ended up playing DI Rugby at Penn State University while earning a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in fitness studies. He loves using scientific training principles as well as a decade plus of experience to help others achieve goals and increase quality of life.
B.S Kinesiology, National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified
Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Russian Kettlebell Certification- Level 2 Instructor, Certified
Functional Strength Coach, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
After Graduating she worked as the head Pastry Chef at the Penn museum for two years. Carla then joined our team at elevate Health & Performance in the summer of 2018 as the practice coordinator. She also is a teacher at Friends Select in the afternoon working with children from PreK – 5th grade with a focus in art.
Physical Therapy Team
Justin joins us after developing a specialty physical therapy clinic. He’s a key member or our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Team. Justin received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Duquesne University.
Justin worked extensively as an NATA Certified Athletic Trainer. And he currently volunteers as a DPT and coach for the St. Joseph’s Prep hockey team.
He’s passionate about helping people return to optimum health. He’s leveraged these to gain deep experience working with athletes and an active adult population.
And like the rest of our team he’s committed to working with you one-on-one. So Justin will collaborate with you to use proven safe physical therapy practices.
He helps you to understand your body and how it works. The goal: returning you to the active life you want and to keep you healthy in the long term.
Justin’s certifications include:
- NATA BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
- APTA Licensed Physical Therapist.
- GRASTON Technique.
- Functional Movement Systems (SFMA and FMS Certifications).
As an avid learner, Justin actively pursues continuing education. He’s attended courses in Posture Restoration and Mykniematics (at Postural Restoration Institute).
So, stop by or contact us to schedule an appointment to meet Justin. We know that you’ll be as impressed as we are.
Finally, Justin joined our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Practice in 2019.
Carol Huegel received her physical therapy training at University of Florida. She has been providing physical therapy services for over 30 years. And now works seasonally with our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Team.
An expert in many areas, Carol has extensive training and experience in neuro-development and neuro-rehabilitation. These are coupled with advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation. So, this makes Carol well-suited to attack diagnoses including vertigo, gait imbalance, concussion, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal disorders and progressive neurological conditions.
Carol has treated patients of all ages and conditions. Plus, like the rest of our team, she tailors treatment to their specific needs.
A respected educator, Carol has served as a clinical instructor for PT students from around the country. And she has presented extensively at physical therapy conferences both here and abroad.
Finally, Carol has a passion for horses and has integrated them into therapy. She started two not for profit organizations devoted to Hippotherapy (equine-assisted therapy). Plus, she has served on the faculty of the American Hippotherapy Association. And has been chair of the national certifying board.
So, stop by or contact us to schedule an appointment to meet Carol. We know that you’ll be as impressed as we are.
Massage Therapy Team
Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, is licensed by the National Certification Board For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and holds certifications in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Mother Massage, and Cupping. Lisa integrates her extensive training with her client’s goals to make each massage personal, relaxing and therapeutic. Each sessions builds on improved body awareness, which serves as the foundation to good health.
Interested in Rittenhouse Massage Therapy?
Just contact us. We’re here to help.
Nutrition Therapy Team
John received his training at LaSalle University. And while he has worked in all facets of nutrition, he specializes in weight management and sports nutrition.
John has been practicing over 10 years and takes a holistic approach nutrition management. He advocates eating well – not taking radical or risky – approaches. And he encourages clients to be active to the best of their abilities. The results are steady progress to your goals.
Plus, John and his team have the ability to inspire you to try harder. He loves to educate and motivate people to live a healthy balanced life style.
He helps make nutrition and health coaching a key component or our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Practice.
Ashley grew up in Delaware and pursued her Bachelors’ Degree in Dietetics at The University of Delaware. She is a licensed dietician in Pennsylvania. And has earned a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Managment. Plus, Ashley’s a Certified Health Coach with The American Council on Exercise.
She has worked in variety of settings from hospitals to community nutrition programs. Ashley adapts those experiences to work tirelessly inspiring clients to improve their nutrition, exercise and food choices.
Just contact us here at elevate Health & Performance™ with any questions for our team.