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2913 Spooky Nook Rd.
Manheim PA 17545
Our friendly, experienced trainers are eager to help you improve your health or your game. Schedule one-on-one or group sessions today and take your fitness to the next level.
Director of Sports Performance
B.S. Exercise Science
M.S. Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention
Before becoming the Director of Sports Performance at The Nook, Jim had worked consistently with over 50 NFL and pro football players since 2005. During the NFL lockout, he worked with most of the Falcons’ players and has an excellent record of keeping players healthy and improving their game.
Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant
BOLC, CSCS, Youth Fitness Specialist
A two sport varsity athlete at Bethlehem Liberty High School in basketball and soccer, Tony Dague continued his sports career with varsity soccer and rugby at West Chester University. Dague coached for six years for the Hempfield Youth Soccer Club, two years with the Hempfield Youth Basketball Association, and is a member of the Roses Rugby Club men’s rugby team. He also volunteers for the Penn Legacy Soccer club as the Injury Coordinator where he assists injured athletes in a safe return to sport.
Tony is a graduate of West Chester University ’89 and Alvernia College ’97 with an Associate of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Tony is specifically passionate about ACL and shoulder surgical rehabilitation as well as helping youth athletes return to their sport.
Tony has also earned Advanced Youth and Level 6 Diplomas with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In 2003, he was honored at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association annual meeting as the year’s outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant.
Sports Performance Coach
Utah State University: Nutrition Major
Penn State University: Molecular Cell Biology Major, Minor Psychology
Palmer College of Chiropractic: Doctor of Chiropractic & Certification in Ancillary Procedures
Diploma in Rehabilitation & Exercise
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Functional Motion Specialist
Background: Dr. Long spent five years in the US Navy Seabees, where he did tours in Antigua, West Indies, Sicily, Guam and Roosevelt Roads, PR. His duties included physical training of all capacities. Dr. Long was a three-sport athlete, participating in basketball, football, and baseball. His true passion is for the overall physical conditioning of athletes of all ranges. Dr. Long has been involved in the local sports community for over 18 years. He has trained and worked with a variety of high school, Division 1, 2 and 3, professional, and Olympic athletes.
Philosophy: Anyone can tell you to work faster, harder, longer. The trainer you want is the one that makes you want to work faster, harder, longer!
Interests: Fitness of all forms, family, my work/practice
Quote: “Strength doesn’t come from physical capacity; it comes from indomitable will!” - Gandhi
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
ISSA Sports Nutrition
Philosophy: Each person is on their own journey. Training is not one size fits all. I get to know my clients and build a program to help them reach their fitness goals.
Interests: Power lifting, martial arts, football
Quote: “If you put in the work, results will come.” – Unknown
Master Certified Personal Trainer
Education/Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, 3X World Champion Boxer, USA Boxing Certified Coach
I believe that everyone has a champion inside them waiting to shine. My goal is to help you find your inner fighter and use that fire to reach your personal fitness goals. Whether that goal is to start working out for the first time in your life, or to push yourself to the highest levels in your sport, I can help you get there. I believe that working out should be fun, challenging, and rewarding. My clients have a sense of purpose and accomplishment that comes from setting goals for themselves. Meeting and exceeding those fitness goals keeps us motivated to do more!
Interests: Golf, tennis, playing with my kids
Inspirational Quote: ”Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death..live!” – Auntie Mame
Premier Certified Personal Trainer
Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree from Millersville University, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Certified, Les Mills Certified in BODYPUMP™ and CXWORX™, Silver and Fit certified, SilverSneakers MSROM certified
Philosophy: I enjoy helping clients achieve their fitness goals through personal exercise programs that are challenging, rewarding, and fun. Healthy and strong for life!
Interests: Cooking, swimming, reading
Inspirational Quote: ”We all possess more power and greater possibilities than we realize.” – Genevieve Behrend
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree from Lebanon Valley College, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, certified USA Weightlifting Coach, starting a MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention Concentration at California University of Pennsylvania
Philosophy: Plain and simple, good things come to those who work for it. Give it your all whenever you can, and the rewards will be great on and off the field.
Interests: Any contact sport (especially football and wrestling), exercise in General, the outdoors, comedies and science fiction, carpentry
Inspirational Quote: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” -Ricky Bobby
Certified Personal Trainer
Education: AAAI/ISMA, NASM, Matt studied Exercise Science at Eastern University before transferring to Millersville, studying Management and Marketing. He began teaching personal trainers and clients injury prevention and muscle function after completing an internship at a high intensity strength studio in Philadelphia.
Interests: Matt played football, baseball, basketball and tennis through high school.
Inspirational Quote: ”The fears we don’t face become our limits.” - Robin Sharma
Education/Certifications: Lock Haven University, B.S. Sport Administration, M.S. Sport Psychology
Philosophy: Anyone can accomplish any goal they set their mind to. All they need is passion, drive, hard work, and the realization that life is about the journey, not the destination.
Interests: Track and field, core/abdominals, conditioning, soccer, strength training
Inspirational Quote: “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” – Unknown
Education/Certifications: Masters in Business Management Major in Marketing from Wharton University, Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Ex Instructor, INSANITY Live, CIZE Live, TRX Suspension Training, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Keiser Indoor Cycling, Tabata Bootcamp, Piloxing, R.I.P.P.E.D., SCW Fitness Group Strength, AFAA Pilates Certified. Les Mills Body Pump and Body Combat Completion. Licensed to teach Zumba® Basic, Zumba® Basic 2, Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Sentao, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Toning and Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr.
Philosophy: A healthy life does not have to feel like a chore but rather a lifestyle. If you’re doing something that is no longer fun, then why do it? The more you make a healthy and fit life a habit, an everyday occurrence, the happier you will be. You can have fun with being fit and vice-versa.
Interests: Cycling, triathlons, running, and then running some more. Completed 50 half marathons in 3 years, 6 marathons, 2 triathlons, couple ultra marathons, and adding some more. Adventures with my cyclocross cyclist/photographer/BikeWorldNews.com editor husband on the weekends.
Inspirational Quote: “Progress produces motivation.”
Education/Certifications: Bachelors Degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in Recreation Management concentrating in fitness (College Education in areas including Kinesiology, Physiology of Exercise and Strength and Conditioning) Years of training experience with all ages and types of athletes. Currently fulfilling requirements for NSCA Personal Training Certifications.
Philosophy: You build your body. It is your temple, and hard work and perseverance are your bricks and mortar.
Interests: Fitness of course, the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, skateboarding, good times with friends, drawing, sleeping, warm weather, the list goes on and on!
Inspirational Quote: “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” -Unknown
Education/Certifications: EXOS Performance Specialist Certification, Bachelor of Science in Psychology Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
National Football League, Multiple Cities
Wide Receiver, 1999 – 2002
Played an integral role as wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Philosophy: In order to get to something, you have to go through something.
Interests: Golf, traveling, mentoring, and most of all training
Education/Certifications: Strongfirst Certified Kettlebell Instructor, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, 1st Dan Moo Duk Kwan
Philosophy: I believe that if you set your mind to it you can accomplish great things. Life is a journey of many steps, enjoy every one!
Interests: Kettlebells, power lifting, cooking
Inspirational Quote: ”Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching your goal.” -Unknown
Education/Certifications: Master of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion – Fitness & Wellness, California University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Shippensburg University American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
Philosophy: Exercise enhances every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Creating goals specific to one’s needs and special considerations is essential in the prescription of an individualized program. Put in the time, effort, and consistency… You will be well on the way to success!