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Years in the Business: Running Coach, 8; Personal Training, 6
Certifications: ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, USA Track and Field Certified Coach, CPR Certified
Primal-7 Certified; Dynamax Certified
Specialties/Focus in Training:
Runners and athletes. Endurance Training, Women looking to create long, lean muscles by toning. I love working with new and expecting mother's. Circuit training.
Highlights/Accomplishments: Qualifying and placing in nationals all four years in college. Going from sprinter to running/qualifying for Boston Marathon. Giving birth and being a mommy to my beautiful son.
Favorites: My family! Running, swimming, circuit training, cooking and shoppingShare: Permalink
Director of Services and Programs | (Website)
Amy fell in love with fitness over a decade ago when she applied at Castle Hill. Throughout her tenure at Castle, Amy has done almost every job under the roof from customer service queen to class instructor, from smoothie slinger to handywoman (rumor has it she gives great shoulder rubs too!). Her creative skills and can-do attitude landed her a position in Senior Management overseeing the Marketing and Programs department in 2006. In 2016, she took over the management of the service department and was promoted to her current position of Director of Services and Programs. Though behind the scenes for the most part today, Amy's high energy cannot be contained and you will still see her substitute teaching a Barre or spin class here and there. She is grateful for her coworkers and Castle Hill clients for making everyday a good day to come to work. Her ultimate goal is to inspire others to see their true potential and discover their optimal path to long lasting health.
Group Fitness Instructor | (Website)
Melissa Swerdfeger is a certified spin instructor who always loves a good dance party on the bike. She thrives on personally meeting individual and group workout needs with a fun, inventive style that focuses on diversity to keep things fresh and results driven!
Melissa began her love of fitness at an early age as a medal-winning student athlete. She has continued to build a powerful personal regimen through ongoing training and competition in triathlon and half marathons around the country.
Years in the Business: Since 1988
Certifications: USA Triathlon Coach, USA Cycling Coach, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise & Personal Training, CIAR Advanced Physical Fitness Expert, Johnny G Indoor Cycling, Les Mills Body Pump Trainer, Aqua Aerobics, Kickboxing and most recently a Primal 7 Level 1 Trainer and Dynamax Med Ball Trainer.
Specialties/Focus in Training:
Erin has the ability to work with all fitness levels and goals, from the beginner to the endurance athlete. Erin particularly enjoys motivating people to try new things and to push past their preset "limits" of fitness and endurance. What are you training for?
Highlights/Accomplishments: Being voted one of Dallas’ top personal trainers in 1997, Co-Owned Personal Training Gyms in Dallas & Sausalito California, Top Fundraiser for Lance Armstrong Foundation 3 years in a row, a Vineman 1/2 Ironman finisher 2005, Age- Group winner of the Texas Triathlon Series 2012, Overall Female Winner of the Texas Triathlon Series 2013, Ranked All-American Triathlete for 2013 season and Owner & Founder of Big Pistachio Racing Team. Author of Treadmill Workouts, an ebook available on iTunes.
Favorites: Erin is a competitive triathlete and competes on a regular basis in Sprint, Olympic and Half Iron distance triathlon. She has completed over 45 triathlons since 2004. Currently she is the owner of 5 bicycles and has no intention of selling any of them! She is also the single parent of a budding pre-teen athlete “JD” who inspires her daily to be “awesome and proud”.Share: Permalink