JCC's Certified Personal Trainers
JCC Holland Family Building in Buffalo, NY
Al Lewis, IFPT Certified Personal Trainer
AL Lewis is a nationally certified member of the IFPA and has been personal training at the JCC for 16 years after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness from Buffalo State College. Let Al design a fitness program that’s individualized for your age, body and life style. Al will work with you every step of the way, on each visit to monitor your progress and make adjustments, to ensure that you reach your goal. With experience in weight training, endurance training, power lifting, core training, and aerobic conditioning, Al has found success with clients ranging from ages 14 to 80 years old.
Jim Symack, IFPA Certified Personal Trainer
A lifelong resident of the Buffalo area, Jim is a IFPA Certified Personal Trainer and has been training for 15 years at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo. Jim specializes in individual training sessions, gearing towards balance, functional training, and post re-habilitation training. His use of free weights, balance training, and core stability work are geared to help individuals achieve their goals and feel better about themselves. If you are looking for motivation, guidance, and customizable results, call Jim to set up a time to get working towards your fitness goals today!
Michael Frank, NFPT Certified Personal Trainer
I am certified by National Federation of Personal Trainers and am planning on becoming certified through National Strength and Conditioning Association also. I served in the military (Army) Fort Sill, Ok and Camp Stanley Korea, and held one the highest PT scores while in Basic Training and AIT. I have over 12 Years in training experience, and have helped/trained those of the ages ranging from 10-82. Easy to talk to and understanding (I try to make every visit a fun, yet goal focused visit), and diverse in every aspect. From beginner to advanced. Male or female, fat loss to gaining LBM, I will help be your motivation! I LOVE circuit training, free weights, endurance, core, functional exercises, which will help individuals with the activities they do on a day to day basis. I Have turned the shyest people into workout’oholics! I look forward to helping you reach whatever goals you have planned and if you are undecided on what exactly it is that you want to accomplish, I can be of assistance to you with that as well. Until then, work harder than you did yesterday…keep that body guessing…and be safe!
Mike Innarella, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Mike was born in Lacedonia, Italy and moved to Binghamton, NY at an early age. He moved to Buffalo in 1996 and graduated from Buffalo State College in 1999. Mike has been a personal trainer since 2010, doing independent training before joining the JCC in 2014. His training focuses on weight training, toning, weight loss, and strength and conditioning. Mike has enjoyed fitness from a very young age, playing soccer and softball throughout his life. He started working out in high school, and today you can find him in the gym 5 to 6 days a week. Not only will he help you with your knowledge of fitness, he will also increase you knowledge of movies and his other favorite subject, Batman. Mike will get you motivated, stay focused, and help you reach your fitness goals. Contact Mike to start your training program today!
Tim Lambert, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Tim grew up in the NJ suburbs, and was very active in various recreational sports in his hometown of Randolph. In high school he was a varsity athlete competing in multiple track and field events as well as swimming. After graduating high school, Tim attended Binghamton University, where he was a member of the Rugby team. During his time at Binghamton University he studied Anthropology, and when Tim graduated in 2013 he received a Bachelors of Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies, completed a concentration in Physical Therapy, and became a NYS Basic EMT. After graduation, Tim returned home to NJ and began working at a local Physical Therapy facility. He worked for two years at PRO Physical Therapy where he advanced to Head Physical Therapy Aide, and gained experience with various demographics and modalities. Interested in pursuing a graduate degree, Tim was influenced by his college roommate to relocate to Buffalo in early 2016. He plans on continuing to work in personal training while working towards a career in Nursing, and is presently working on a Precision Nutrition Certification.
Susan McGennis, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Susan holds a B.S. from Miami University and is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Health Coach through the National Society of Health Coaches. In addition, she is a Les Mills CXWORX Instructor and is certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis/Fall Prevention. She is also a Registered Nurse. Susan enjoys reading, biking, weight training, running, and long walks with her husband and yellow Labrador retriever. She has a passion for fitness and has been a life-long learner in the areas of health and nutrition. Her philosophy is that each individual has to discover what works for them. There is no one “right” approach! She is excited to help others figure out their own path to a healthy lifestyle and emphasizes the overall wellness and functional fitness of each person she works with. Susan would like to support you in your journey to optimal health by designing a fun, personalized workout program for you. Her focus is on making exercise enjoyable yet challenging enough to realize the goals you would like to achieve.
Julia Nau, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Julia is a Rochester native who has been with the JCC since 2012. She started working at Camp Centerland and has since worked in almost every department including Kid’s Place, Aquatics, Fitness and Adventure Course. After graduating in Business Management, Julia joined the Peace Corps and moved to Kyrgyzstan for two years working in Sustainable Community Development. After her time in Central Asia, Julia returned to Buffalo and to the JCC as a personal swim instructor and Hydrorider instructor. You may have seen Julia in a belly dance performance, which is one of the ways she chooses to stay active outside the gym. Julia also is a runner and ran her first full marathon in Barcelona, Spain and has run ten half marathons. She is also part of the Half Fanatics running club and qualified by running two half marathons within seven days. Julia is dedicated to helping you achieve your personal fitness goals in the water or in the gym. Let Julia make you a fitness plan that will keep you intrigued and motivated.
Lamarr Truesdale, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Lamarr Truesdale has been with the JCC for 7 years & an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer for 5 years. Since the age of 13, Lamarr has always been an active participant with weight training and the game of basketball. He has competed over the years in several different tournaments throughout the city of Buffalo. He's also well known for playing pick-up basketball games with members from the JCC. Lamarr is experienced in training ages from 16 & older. He takes pride in motivating and guiding his clients to strive to reach any type of fitness goals they look to accomplish. He looks forward to teaching & displaying, his experience with wellness & health through cardiovascular conditioning, weight training, plyometrics, & flexibility conditioning.