Personal trainers


Mike Gerber


I’m Mike Gerber and I’ve been a gym rat for the past 30 years. When the restaurant I had managed closed in 2005, I decided to turn my past time into my livelihood. I got my personal training certification through ACE and have since taken several workshop classes focusing on special needs clients. I am also trained and certified in SilverSneakers and spin instruction. I am currently studying to take the NSCA certification exam, as well as taking classes to become trained in Schiatsu massage; a non-invasive, accu-pressure massage mode. I specialize in exercise for chronic disabilities, including osteoporosis, knee and hip replacements, lower back problems, shoulder conditions, diabetes, obesity, auto-immune diseases, cardio rehab, neuromuscular disease and stroke. I have also taken special classes geared toward core training for hard abs, balance, and exercise for older people. I love being a part of this great club and the team that keeps it going.

To contact Mike, email him at, or phone 814-441-4970.


Zack Howell


Zack is a graduate of Appalachian State with a Bachelor’s of Science: Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning and holds the NSCA: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) accreditation. Zack is an avid powerlifter striving towards his elite qualification. Zack has experience training groups of athletes to improve athletic performance, working with challenging clinical populations such as persons with osteoporosis, joint replacement, varying post physical therapy populations, and people striving to be the best version of themselves. Zack enjoys helping people of all walks of life become stronger, more mobile, gain or lose weight, and become better suited for the demands of their daily life, and athletic interests.

To contact Zack, email him at


Rachel Rajkowski


Rachel is a 2006 graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. She’s been personal training since 2006, beginning at the Wilkes Barre YMCA and the State College YMCA. She has had lots of steady experience, and has seen major results with her Body by Rachel clientele through in-home personal training and with us here at the North Club and Lionheart since June 2008. Look for her FOX Camp (Female Only Xercise Camp) that runs periodically throughout the year for a fun and challenging morning workout that gives personal attention in a small group circuit. Rachel specializes in healthy weight/fat loss, toning, strength building and flexibility.

To contact Rachel email her at, or phone 814-689-2124.


Travis Struble


Travis is a Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Through continuing education he plans on obtaining his Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist certifications as well. Travis works with clients of all ages, both male and female. He has had many success stories and has a very strong background with weight loss, strength training, and nutrition. Along with training clients for weight loss, general fitness, sports, and a healthier lifestyle he also coaches athletes who are interested in competing in bodybuilding/figure/physique/bikini. Travis is also a Professional Natural Bodybuilder and finished 3rd in his Pro Debut.

You can reach me at or call 704-402-8997.