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 ourPhiladelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Team in 2016.
Tim is a key part of our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Practice. He holds a B.S. in Exercise Science Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University. And, He has been a certified fitness trainer since 2011 and an Exercise Physiologist since 2013. He joined elevate Health & Performance™ after four years at Zarett Rehab and Fitness.
Tim uses his extensive knowledge of exercise physiology to help clients meet goals that they believed unattainable. And, like the rest of our team, he believes that everybody and every body has unique needs.
Tim became a certified fitness trainer with ACSM – The American College of Sports Medicine. And, he has become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®). This gold-standard certification is offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association®. And, he’s a certified fitness trainer for golf with NASM. Recently, Tim became a Titleist Performance Institute certified golf fitness coach. He helps golfers increase their stability, mobility, accuracy and power.
Tim has extensive experience with rehab patients. So, he excels at helping clients get ready for rehabilitation surgeries with “Prehab” fitness programs.
Here at elevate Health & Performance™, Tim also helps to improve our client experience and develop corporate partnerships.
Finally, Tim joined our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Practice in 2016.
Wes holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University. While born and bred in Pennsylvania, Wes joins us after spending four years coaching in Chicago.
Wes first became interested in personal training when he began working with one at age twelve. And this led to a fascination with how the body responds to training. While pursuing his degree in Wes both dove into studying body mechanics and played Division 1 Rugby.
Plus, his expertise in body mechanics makes him an excellent “explainer”. And Wes has a rare combination of enthusiasm and focus. So, he works well with a range of clients. These range from beginners to serious trainers to patients transitioning from physical therapy.
Wes also has Functional Strength Coach Level 1 Certification from CFSC®. And Russian Kettlebell Level II Instructor Certification (RKC II) from Dragon Door. Also, he’s a Certified TRX Level 1 Trainer.
Finally, Wes joined our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy Team in 2018.
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
The mind-body connection has fascinated Lisa for a long time. But before pursuing this passion she graduated from Rutgers University. She earned a B.S. in psychology. And then she worked in project management.
Then after her son was born she decided to pursue a more personally rewarding career.
Lisa graduated from the Therapeutic Massage Program at the Lourdes Institute of Holistic Studies. And in 2014 she became licensed by the rigorous National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Like many therapists Lisa’s skills include Active Isolated Stretching, Deep Tissue and Sports massage. Plus Lisa’s training includes working with post surgical patients. Similarly, she excels at helping people prepare for surgery.
Plus Lisa trained and is certified in Mother Massage®. This innovative program enables her to work safely on the many conditions facing prenatal and postpartum women.
Lisa helps clients improve body awareness. And she eases soreness, and optimizes muscle performance. Finally, she increases their sense of well-being.
All of this helps make massage therapy a key part of our Philadelphia Personal Training and Physical Therapy practice.
Interested in Rittenhouse Massage Therapy?
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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.