Personal and Small Group Trainings

Need a little motivation? Let one of our personal trainers help you or your group reach your goals. Our friendly and caring staff of personal trainers will help you create a program designed with your ambitions in mind.



Please call 610.435.3571 or view our Program Guide for details and pricing


Certified instructors Kinga Mikolajczyk, Terrence Baker, Nolie Schneider, Nance Witzel Bryan Starner, Lisa Ellenberger, Jenn Dietz, and Daniel Knappenberger are here to help you reach your goals at the J. One-on-one or small group training will help you reach your goals and establish a coordinated plan for your overall wellness.

1 Hour and 30 Minute sessions available

Certified instructors are here to help you reach your goals and establish a maintenance plan at the JCC.
By appointment
1 Hour sessions available  |  2 - 6 people


For more information about our equipment or fitness programs, please contact Nolie Schneider, Fitness Coordinator, at 610.435.3571 ext. 222 or

Meet our Personal Trainers

Terrence Baker


"The hardest step is always the first."
"Winning is a mindset so do another set."

Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Credentials: AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer, Silver Sneakers, CPR/AED, Lifeguard Certified.
Interests: Chasing around my two year old daughter.
Specialties: Sports-specific training, Strength/Functional training, Youth training and Active older adult.

Jenn Dietz

   "Never turn down an opportunity to try something new."

Hometown: Allentown, PA
Credentials: ACE Group Exercise Instructor Certification, AAAI/ISMA Personal Trainer Certification, BodyPump, Group STEP, Group Groove, Zumba Tabata Bootcamp, Silver Sneakers Classic
Interests: Cooking, family time, fitness hiking
Specialties: "Average" person's exercise, deconditioned, young, or beginners.

Lisa Ellenberger

 "You only have one body, so you should appreciate it the way it looks."

Hometown: Coopersburg, PA
Credentials: Bachelor of Science from DeSales University, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, CPR and First Aid Certification through the American Heart Association. Coached Girls on the Run of the Lehigh Valley and also volunteered for Lose the Training Wheels and St. Michael's CYO Cross Country.
Interests: Being outside, running (especially when it's warm and sunny or freshly snowy) and walking with friends. I also like saving money and reading.
Specialties: Running (sprinting and long distance), stretching, and running form.


Daniel Knappenberger


"Exercise and workouts should be fun and not a chore! Find something you like or try something new! There are always options and new experiences for everyone!"

Hometown: Lehighton recently relocated to Lehigh Valley
Credentials: Bachelor Degree: Science; Associates Degree of Applied Science: Physical Therapy Assistant; Associates Degree of Applied Science: Sports Management; ACE Personal Training Certification.
Interests: Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Sports and anything that gets me moving and outdoors!
Specialties: Circuit Training, Functional Movement Training, Sports Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Outdoor training.

Kinga Mikolajczyk


"Sky is the limit and if I can do it, you can do it! Never too late to change your life, make yourself happy!"

Hometown: Szczecin, Poland
Credentials: AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer, Nike Group Fitness, National Fitness Trainer of Poland, Group Power, Group Groove, Spinning, Zumba, Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Vive, Silver Sneakers MSRM, Arthritis, Engineer master degree in marine biology from Academy of Agriculture in Szczecin.
Interests: Traveling, fitness, history, nutrition and healthy cooking, volleyball and fitness education.
Specialties: Functional programming, weight loss, strength endurance and condition training, wellness coaching.

Nolie Schneider


"Push yourself to your own body's edge; but if it hurts, don't do it!"

Hometown: Allentown, PA
Credentials: AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, 200 Hour Power Yoga Certification, Silver Sneakers Classic.
Interests: Yoga, playing sports, anything outdoors.
Specialties: Muscle building, toning, yoga, flexibility, functional movements.

Bryan Starner


"Never fear failure. Adversity is how we get better and grow."

Hometown: Washington Township, NJ
Credentials: AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer, Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certified.
Interests: All sports, exercise, freelance writing, comics.
Specialties: Strength training, core training, speed and agility training.

Nance Witzel


"Build a great relationship with your clients so they believe in you, and the change begins."

Hometown: North East, Philadelphia
Credentials: AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer, 25 years experience. Won fitness coach of the year. Various magazine articles.
Interests: Running, training, staying physically fit, reading, meditation, and working on her fitness book..
Specialties: Body shaping, toning, weight loss, nutrition counseling.

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