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Physical fitness is an important part of a healthy life, whether your sport is in season or not. No matter your experience level, finding the motivation and the best exercises for your body is far easier with a certified professional in your corner. Fortunately for central Pennsylvania residents, Spooky Nook Sports has everything you need to reach your fitness goals. 

Spooky Nook Sports is a state-of-the-art athletic performance center in central PA just outside of Lancaster. Our facility is home to some of the best personal trainers in the business who are here to help people at any experience level improve their fitness.

Professional & Certified
Our certified instructors have advanced degrees in exercise science plus extensive training experience.  We provide individual assessments and counseling to help people at all levels improve fitness, nutrition, and avoid injuries. Whether you’re looking for instruction and guidance to improve your health, or you’re an athlete seeking to better your game, personal training is an asset to meeting your goals.

Individual attention from a professional trainer can help you build critical skills, adjust training habits, and be a more strategic player, building the foundation for future success in your sport or your health.


Spooky Nook Sports offers training programs with our certified staff either by the session or in packages. 
1 session | $60
5 sessions | $290
10 sessions | $560

View our package options or contact JeffM@nooksports.com.

personal Training mission statement

The Spooky Nook Personal Training Program is committed to providing an exceptional training experience by educating and assisting individuals at any fitness level to safely achieve their goals by creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.


"I started long distance running several years ago, which included my first marathon. After the marathon I started working with a personal trainer, Nick Pastorino, at the Nook Sports for strength training. Nick is the consummate professional. He meticulously plans a diverse training regimen to help me achieve my goals. He not only teaches me new skill sets, but also explains why and provides encouragement and drive every step of the way. Within 6-months of working with Nick I was able to drop 15 minutes off my personal best marathon time. The past 2 years he has helped me complete the “Dopey Challenge” at Walt Disney World, Orlando during marathon week. The “Dopey Challenge” is 4 runs over 4 consecutive days starting with a 5K followed by the 10K, half-marathon and full-marathon the following days; 48.6 miles. I felt strong and was injury free following these races and I continue to work with Nick to compete in the “Dopey Challenge” in 2021. Highest recommendation." - John (Mountville, PA)

Dopey Challenge

Professional Trainers

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 Sport Performance


Tony Dague, Professional Trainer

Tony Dague

Performance Coach


Jennifer Durbin, Premier Certified Perosnal Trainer

Jennifer Durbin

Certified Trainer


Katelyn Eitner

Katelyn Eitner

Certified Trainer


Michelle Zachery

Michelle Zachery

Certified Trainer


Graham Holler

Certified Trainer


Emily MacCart

Certified Trainer


Tayler Piper

Certified Trainer

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Charlie Rizio III

Certified Trainer


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Martin Murphy

Professional Trainer


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Nicholas Kowalczyk

Powerlifting Coach


Nicholas Pastorino, Certified Personal Trainer

Nicholas Pastorino

Sport Coach



Carter Jones

Certified Trainer

Duties of a Personal Trainer

The world of personal training may seem like an unfamiliar and mysterious realm. Questions about what makes a good personal trainer and the benefits of hiring a personal trainer may be circulating in your mind. That's why we've compiled everything you might be wondering about in one place.

It's the personal trainer's responsibility to design a safe and effective fitness program. Together, you and your trainer will set goals, discuss any physical limitations or injuries you have and put together an all-encompassing training regimen for you to follow. A trainer will ensure you're performing every exercise safely and with perfect form. They'll push your limits, encourage you to achieve your intermediate benchmarks and help you accomplish your goals.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

As one of the top pro athlete training facilities in central PA and beyond, Spooky Nook Sports has personal training options that can help individuals at any experience level. Hiring a personal trainer comes with many benefits, including:

  • Injury prevention: Trainers will keep you safe as you excel, decreasing your likelihood of getting injured. By watching your every move and ensuring proper form every step of the way, they'll keep you working hard without the risk of injury.
  • Accountability: If you struggle with commitment or self-motivation — and even if you don't — your trainer will be there to help you stay fired up throughout your training journey.
  • Personalized instruction and goals: Your trainer will help you reach specific goals through customized workouts. Every scrap of energy you put into your workout will go toward hitting your target.
  • Efficiency: Following a specially designed program optimizes your workout time. You won't waste a single second with personalized training.
  • Motivation: We know tough workouts can be hard to finish. Your personal trainer will help pump you up with all the motivation you need to hit your reps, up your speed and break your records.
  • Progress tracking: Personal trainers don't just help you perform better — they also keep track of your progress. There's nothing quite like looking back at where you were when you started and comparing that to where you are now.

What Makes a Good Personal Trainer?

There's more to a good personal trainer than playing a sport and reading sports performance magazines. Good personal trainers are certified, with degrees in fields such as exercise science, physiology, or kinesiology. They also have years of experience, so they know how to keep you safe while they train, motivate and challenge you.

Where Does Personal Training Take Place?

You'll likely take part in your personal training at a gym or sports complex. These spaces allow access to a full range of equipment for all your training needs. They're also a great place to feel inspired and inspire others with your training routines.

The largest athletic performance center near central PA, our facility houses world-class equipment, fields, courts and more. Our trainers will help you make the most of the available options so you can improve your fitness while doing activities you enjoy. 

How Often Should I Meet With My Personal Trainer?

If you're new to training, you'll likely want to meet two or three times per week for two to three months. At the end of those first few months, you and your trainer will evaluate your results and reset goals. For athletes, it's common to meet up to five times per week for at least six months depending on the training program. Some programs are year-round while others are seasonal.

Get Started With Our Training Staff

The staff at Spooky Nook Sports is here to help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever they may be. To learn more about our facility or personal training packages, contact us today!