Meet the Team - Personal Training & Online Fitness
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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 also served in the Ohio Army National Guard for 10 years, retiring as a Captain.



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 .2

Katie is our Studio Manager and an Inner Circle 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 on the Customer Success Team, and an Inner Circle Coach.
He received his certification from the National Personal Training Institute. Mike is a very talented singer and in his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, especially his two children.


PJ (3)

PJ is our Head Coach and Supplement Manager. He has also 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.


Sydney (5)

Sydney is an Inner Circle Coach helping people all over the country improve their health and fitness through RiPT's virtual coaching program. She has a bachelor's of science in Kinesiology from the University of Kentucky and received her doctorate in chiropractic from Logan University. When not at school or work Sydney enjoys spending time with her family, especially out on their boat spending the day on the lake.


Cassie (.2)

Cassie is a Studio Instructor and Inner Circle Coach. She graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in Exercise Science and received her Master’s degree from 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.


Tanya 1

Tanya is our Client Specialist. She started her weight loss journey in 2019 and has lost over 170 pounds with RiPT. Despite her initial hesitation, Tanya accepted Dustin's challenge to workout in studio and is now coming up on her 1000th class!
She was also one of our very first RiPT Ambassadors before joining the team. When not in studio working out at 5:10 am daily, she is the salon manager/groomer in Solon.
Tanya has several animals and 2 children who keep her quite busy showing horses and riding motocross.


Drake Cropped

Drake is a studio instructor and an Inner Circle Coach. He Graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy, and he has been working in the fitness industry for over 13 years. His certifications include ACSM CPT, NASM CES, and Balance Body Pilates Reformer 1. In his free time, Drake enjoys spending free time with his 3 kids and the great outdoors.



Charlie is a Studio Instructor and an Inner Circle Coach. He began his health and fitness journey at 16, losing over 100lbs. He has received multiple certifications from ISSA including Personal Training, and Nutrition. He continues to further his education because you can always learn something new. When not at RiPT, Charlie enjoys training/racing in Triathlons, writing and performing music, and spending valuable time with loved ones.


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