Meet our team!
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Nick is a certified personal trainer through the American Counsel on Exercise. He has been strength training for 18 years through various disciplines ie sports specific, calisthenics, powerlifting, bodybuilding, mma, and strongman.
Nick lettered in track for discus, javelin, and 200m sprint every year in track. Placed first in discus at a regional qualifier subsequently qualifying for districts. Nick played soccer for 10+ years and competed on a traveling team as sweeper and defender. After a brief stint with kickboxing and mma he transitioned to strength sports. This past December he competed in "The Skull Returns 5" taking 1st on the 165lb weight class. Nick's specialty is special strengths, bodybuilding, plateau breaking, unique traning protocols and attention to detail. He intends on furthering his credentials and education to expand an already vast array of knowledge and experience.
Ian is a Registered Dietitian who currently works in a hospital wellness center doing primarily outpatient nutrition counseling. He completed his bachelor's degree in Nutrition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Dietetic Internship at Lipscomb University in Nashville. While at Lipscomb University he worked extensively with Division 1 athletes and is currently furthering his education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Performance at Liberty University. His experience and education provides him with the knowledge needed to provide a plan fit for you. He can work with you to make a detailed meal plan or guide you with tracking your macros. Ian will take the time to get to know you and your goals to make you the best personalized nutrition plan for you.
Sarah Connors is the co-owner and coach at AREA 56. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, USAPL Coach, Certified Nutrition Consultant, FMS Certified Exercise Professional and an RYT 200 Yoga Teacher. She has competed nationally in figure and bikini with the NPC and the WNBF, lifted in numerous bench/dead lift meets, competed in NAS Strongman and has even ran a few half marathons! Sarah believes in hybrid training, her experience in multiple disciplines has made her a well rounded coach. Each week she will challenge you with new and exciting workouts. Personal and small group training available!
Tyler Petro is the co-owner and coach at AREA 56. He is a USAPL Powerlifting Coach, Certified Physical Preparation Specialist, ASFA Sports Specific Trainer and he also manages "Petrobuilt Programs" a highly individualized programming methodology for any and all athletes looking to get the most out of their training. Tyler played Division 1AA football at Saint Francis University in PA. He currently serves as the defensive line coach at Richland High School. Tyler actively competes in both powerlifting and strongman. His training philosophy involves teaching safe, correct, and efficient technique in the main barbell lifts, logically programmed progressions, and continually refining the lifter's form to maximize the effectiveness of each lift for the individual's goals.