Meet the Team
Dustin is co-owner of RiPT Fitness and the Director of Client Acquisition. He graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Sports Performance Coach (SPC), Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). Dustin is also a member of the Ohio Army National Guard.
Amy is the co-owner of RiPT Fitness and the Chief Operating Officer. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in Health Science. She is also a graduate of the Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Cohort 19. Amy rowed crew for Miami Rowing Club and was an undefeated state champion in Florida.
Katie is our Studio Manager and a Remote Coach.
She graduated from Youngstown State University in 2018 with a general studies degree and a minor in history. Her passion for fitness led Katie to get her personal training certification in 2021. She ran track and cross country all throughout high school. Katie loves music, podcasts, and books. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs and cat.
Mike is our Head Coach, Director of Programming, and a Remote Coach. He received his certification from the National Personal Training Institute and he is currently enrolled at TRI-C for physical therapy. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his friends and family, especially his two children.
Cassie is a Studio Instructor. She graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in Exercise Science and is currently working towards her Master’s degree through Northern Kentucky University. She received her Strength and Conditioning and Nutrition certification from ISSA. In her free time, Cassie enjoys spending time with family or watching sporting events.
PJ is a studio instructor and has been a RiPT member for 800+ classes
A former D-1 Runner at Virginia Tech, He was a state champion and all New England runner in high school in Connecticut
He likes staying as active as possible and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee in a variety of different leagues around the Cleveland area
When not at RiPT, PJ is spending time with his two young daughters Charley and Emma and his amazing wife Tiffany.
Mary is a Studio Instructor and has taken over 1,000 RiPT classes. She began her health and fitness journey after her 3 daughters were born to set a good example for them. Mary has 20+ half marathon and 4 full marathon medals in her collection. When Mary isn’t at RiPT working or working out, she’s a full-time special education teacher at Solon City Schools.
Shelly is a Client Relations Specialist. She played rugby for Kent State University and has ran 3 marathons plus a dozen half-marathons. Shelly has 3 children, 2 of which play collegiate lacrosse and 1 that plays lacrosse for Kenston. She loves running, lacrosse and cats.
Catherine is a remote coach, helping people all over the country improve their health and fitness through our inner-circle coaching program. She has been a personal trainer for over 10 years and has her certifications through NASM (National academy of sports medicine), NCSF (national council on strength and fitness) and FRC (functional range conditioning). Catherine is an avid road cyclist and recently completed a century ride. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her wife and dog.
Sydney is a Remote Coach helping people all over the country improve their health and fitness through RiPT's virtual coaching program. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s of science in Kinesiology and is currently attending chiropractic school in St. Louis. When not at school or work Sydney enjoys spending time with her family, especially out on their boat spending the day on the lake.