Greg Mack, CMES, RTSm, CPFT - Founder and CEO
As Founder and CEO, Greg's vision for Physicians Fitness was shaped 25 years ago while working as a lay assistant to physicians in a sports medicine clinic. It was during this tenure that he noticed the unfortunate reality that most of the patients of the clinic were there as a result of poor physical conditioning. He observed that the patient base consisted of individuals who would return to the clinic for treatment of re-injury to a problem area, or the development of new symptoms, due to compensation patterns created by the original pathophysiology. The medical and chiropractic staff encouraged these patients to participate in exercise and fitness programs, but did not have the time nor resources to effectively assess, develop, and implement a safe, global health-fitness plan.
As a graduate of the Navy's Nuclear Engineering School , Greg used his foundation of engineering skills, his enthusiasm for fitness, academic certifications - Personal Trainer (CPFT), Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES) - (American Council on Exercise), and Resistance Training Specialist Mastery (resistancetrainingspecialist.com) - and his experiences working with a wide variety of medical professionals to develop the Muscle System Specialist Training Program and the Mobility Profiling Method of pre-exercise physical assessment.
His experience in working in such diverse venues as community gyms and medical practices enhanced his awareness of the wide gulf that exists between the medical community and fitness facilities particularly for those individuals trying to recover from and manage a diagnosed disease. This led to the development of a comprehensive documentation and communication system that coordinates fitness programs for individuals with diagnosed diseases from the medical community, the core of Physicians Fitness operations.
Greg's involvement in the fitness industry includes authoring articles for fitness and medical publications, presenting relevant topics to fitness professionals at continuing education conferences, and achieving the "Master Level" designation as a personal fitness professional from IDEA (www.ideafit.com). Greg received the IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year Award for the year 2003 and was the Chairman of the IDEA Personal Trainer Committee, an influential body steering important issues related to fitness professionals.
Tracie A. Quinn, B.S. - Administration
Tracie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University. Her extensive work experience and background in financial business management spans over 14 years. Her experience includes all levels of fiscal management from conducting audits, processing accounts payables and receivables, preparing financial statements, administering payroll and developing cash flow projections. Tracie's attention to detail, communication skills and enthusiasm make her a tremendous asset to the Physicians Fitness team.
Nick Petruzzella, Ph.D - Business Consultant
Nick's background is rooted in his training as a research physicist. After obtaining his doctorate degree from The Ohio State University, he worked as a research scientist at Xerox Corporation and an educator. His entrepreneurial ventures began with the establishment and operation of Zip Publishing Services in Central Ohio. In 1991, a mutual interest in fitness brought Nick and Greg together. Nick saw great merit in Greg's philosophy of medically oriented fitness programs; and together they developed a business plan for furnishing this type of service to healthcare professionals and their patients. After providing the initial financial support in bringing this plan to fruition, Nick has remained active in the organization as a consulting partner.
Craig Stolz, BS, MATCs
Craig earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Ohio State University. Craig has also completed the Muscle Activation Techniques Internship and has attained the distinction of MAT Certified Specialist. He is also certified as a personal fitness trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Craig’s internship in Athletic Training and experience working with diverse sports programs and injury rehabilitation along with several years as a personal trainer working in outpatient physical therapy make him a valuable asset to the Physicians Fitness team and anyone who wants world class fitness and wellness programming. Craig attended the Client Intake and Practice Management Course and comes to Physicians Fitness to work with colleagues of like minds and to advance her studies as a Muscle System Specialist™.
Charlie Rowe, CSCS, ACSM HFS, Cooper Clinic CPT, RTSm
Charlie Rowe joined Physicians Fitness in the fall of 2007 after spending 9 years as the Senior Personal Trainer at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Charlie's background and experience in Personal Training has helped him build referral relationships with Fitness Centers, Personal Trainers, and Group Exercise Instructors in the Columbus community. He has also worked within an outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic coordinating care with the Physical Therapist since joining Physicians Fitness. He has also earned the Cooper Clinic's Certified Personal Trainer, the NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist Certifications. Charlie's experience and continued pursuit of education make him one of the best in his field. Charlie has attended the Client Intake and Practice Management Course Charlie and comes to Physicians Fitness to work with colleagues of like minds and to advance his studies as a Muscle System Specialist™.
Dawn Kirby, LMT
Dawn Kirby joined Physicians Fitness as a year-long intern in April of 2011. Dawn is an experienced therapist and has been a licensed massage therapist for 12 years and a massage educator for five years. She has advanced certifications in Sports Massage and Advanced Myofascial Release Therapy. Dawn completed the Client Intake and Practice Management Course and fulfilled all the requirements of a year long internship with Physcians Fitness and chose Physicians Fitness to work with colleagues of like minds and to advance her studies as a Muscle System Specialist™.
Martha Owens, CMES - ACE, CPFT-ACE
Martha joined Physicians Fitness in July 2012. She has been working in the fitness industry since 1988 first as a group fitness instructor and then in 1998 as a certified personal trainer (American Council on Exercise). As a personal trainer she was frustrated by not being able to help people reach their full potential in the gym due to movement limitations. Martha is excited about helping people realize their movement potential by improving the muscular system’s ability to control the body in order to get back to - and continue - their exercise programs with their exercise professionals. Martha attended the Client Intake and Practice Management Course and comes to Physicians Fitness to work with colleagues of like minds and to advance her studies as a Muscle System Specialist™. Martha has also earned the distinction of being one of only a handful of ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialists in the Midwest.
Sheila O'Reilly, CPFT-ACE, RTSm
Sheila started in the Health and fitness field 30 years ago teaching aerobics and became interested in Personal Training. Personal Training was especially rewarding as she could address the individual needs of people. She became certified with American Council on Exercise then American Council of Sports Medicine and national Academy of Sports Medicine. Through out her years of training people she would notice imbalances that were not improved with exercise, and even sometimes with traditional medical interventions. In 2003 she was introduced to the Resistance Training Specialist Program. This coursework provided the mechanics knowledge and skills allowing her to advance her mechanical thought process, further helping her clients. In 2012 and 2013 she achieved the distinction of Mastery Level in both fields. Sheila attended the Client Intake and Practice Management Course Sheila comes to Physicians Fitness to work with colleagues of like minds and to advance her studies as a Muscle System Specialist™. Her passion is working with women like herself who are worried about not being able to live an active lifestyle due to physical movement limitations.
Jessica Cahen, M.S., CMES -ACE, RTS
Earning a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2001, Jessica began her career by gaining clinical experience in several cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs throughout Ohio. During this time, she also began a personal training career. Her passion for disease prevention combined with her love of working with clients on an individual basis eventually led her to pursue one-on-one personal training full-time. In this role, Jessica found a deep satisfaction in assisting each client in reaching their optimal health and wellness potential through the practice of lifelong exercise.
During this time, Jessica was becoming increasingly troubled with a pattern she observed in her clients: they were achieving their personal health and fitness goals, but they still dealt with muscle imbalances, tightness, and chronic joint range of motion asymmetries that were difficult to address utilizing traditional exercise practices. Searching to expand her knowledge and address her clients' needs more effectively, Jessica attended the Client Intake and Practice Management Course and also worked towards earning the distinction of Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) in 2007. Jessica has also earned the distinction of being one of only a handful of ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialists in the Midwest.
Joining the Physicians Fitness team as a Muscle System Specialist has allowed Jessica to address her clients' mechanical issues as well as their health and fitness goals. She brings over 15 years of experience in the field of health and wellness to the Physicians Fitness team, as well as her commitment to providing each client with a truly individualized program designed to meet their current needs and optimize their neuromuscular health. Jessica comes to Physicians Fitness to work with colleagues of like minds and to advance her studies as a Muscle System Specialist™.
Ryan Deeter, ACE-OES, NSAM-CPT
Ryan joined Physicians Fitness in the fall of 2016. Ryan is a A.C.E. Orthopedic Exercise Specialist and a certified personal trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine, with several years experience as an exercise and fitness professional. Since moving to Columbus in 2015, Ryan has studied under Greg Mack, completing extensive work on pre-exercise assessment, decision-making, biomechanics, and anatomy. Ryan’s passion is to help improve the lives of his clients by providing them with individual care, especially in regards to their muscle system, so they are able to live, and move, to their fullest potential. Ryan attended the Client Intake and Practice Management Course and comes to Physicians Fitness to work with colleagues of like minds and to advance his studies as a Muscle System Specialist™.