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 ByiersCertified Fitness Trainer
Chris played semi-pro European football. And was a software architect before returning to his love of motivating people to get fit.
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.
Tim HamptonCertified Fitness Trainer
Tim has a long-term interest in golf and fitness. This pointed him to exercise physiology and extensive experience in rehab training.
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 RuzichCertified Fitness Trainer
Natali earned her degree in Kinesiology from Temple. She recently became a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant.
Natali competed at Temple University as a Division 1 gymnast while earning a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science. Natali recently completed her Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree at Harcum College. And she is now fully-licensed. She developed a love for the physical therapy and fitness field through personal experiences throughout her athletic career. Core lessons from gymnastics – discipline, consistency, teamwork and dedication – have guided her to while becoming a successful health professional.
Natali brings a ray of positive energy, always hoping to motivate and push each and every client in the right direction to reach each desired goal. She incorporates physical therapy aspects such as prehab and rehab into strength and resistance training programs for maximal benefit. She also has a strong interest in continued education. And works towards more certifications in the ever-changing fields of training and physical therapy. She begins studying for her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certficate (CSCS) this fall.
Natali has a hidden artsy talent, loves drawing, reading on the beach or in a park, long walks and hikes as well as spending time with friends and family.
Tyler BoydCertified Fitness Trainer
Tyler played Division 1 Baseball. This solidified his interest body mechanics and physical therapy. He’s now completing his DPT.
Tyler grew up in northern New Jersey. And graduated from Seton Hall. He add the few courses he needed to embark on a Physical Therapy career at County College of Morris. And he’s currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Temple University.
Tyler’s been interested in body mechanics for years. And has been a Performance Coach for Olympic figure skaters and other elite athletes. He’s also been a Rehab Exercise Specialist and a Baseball Instructor.
He likes to give back to the community. And currently volunteers at the North Broad Physical Therapy Center.
B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Seton Hall University. National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Carla DudleyBusiness Development Lead
Carla trained as a fine artist focusing on printmaking. She received her degree from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
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 DePermentier DPTLead Physical Therapist
Justin earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training before becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
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.
Passionate and committed to total health and wellness, massage therapy has been the perfect balance to Lisa’s active lifestyle. Mother, runner, outdoor enthusiast, and triathlete, Lisa uses massage to support a vibrant pain free life for herself and her clients. Whether it’s alleviating muscle aches and pains from overuse or injury, or providing stress relief from life’s challenges, massage is an integral part of a total mind/body wellness program.
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.
I hiked the highest peak in the Northeastern United States and at the summit could look down at the clouds surrounding Mount Washington.
I love all things dance, and if you ask nicely I will impress you with my tap skills.
I used to be a lifeguard and used my New York State boaters license to drive a pontoon boat.
I spent 2 months living without electricity and cooked all my meals over a wood burning stove.
I’ve interned at an adult inpatient psychiatric unit and on Wall Street in NYC. There were some surprising similarities.
I’ve done yoga on the top of Little Whiteface Mountain.
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’s belief that healthier eating leads healthier lives informed her decision to become a registered dietician and health coach.
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 about our services and your health.