About Progress Fitness
Our mission is simple…. to change people’s lives. We want to be the best part of your day, everyday!
Welcome to Progress Fitness, where we believe that fitness can change lives. We feel strongly about fitness and what it can do in your life, and we can’t wait to share our passion with you. Thank you for considering our club!
Liza Smith – Owner and Coach
Posse: Jeff, Callie, Brady, and Addie
Born In: Good ol’ PA! (New Brighton, to be exact)
What does the Alloy culture mean to you: Family, friends, and great FUN workouts!
Favorite exercise: There’s so many! Burpees, snatches, pike ups, inchworms, banded broad jumps, oh my!
Least favorite exercise: Sit outs and running! I only run if something is chasing me!
What do you do when you’re not whipping people into shape: Spend time with my family. I love watching my kids play their sports!
Who do you look up to and why: My parents. They put up with A LOT from me and made me who I am.
Guilty indulgence: Sweets….but I’ve been really well behaved lately! Oh, don’t forget pizza!
If you were a superhero, who would it be and why: The Wasp. She is usually depicted as having the ability to shrink to a height of several centimeters, fly by means of insectoid wings, and fire bioelectric energy blasts. She is a founding member of the Avengers as well as a long time leader of the team.
Your secret to success: I truly enjoy meeting people, learning their stories, and helping them change their lives for the better! Movement is a key to life!
Kimberly Heck – Director of Training/Coach
Posse: Bill, Ashley, Taylor, Paige
Born In: What is round on the sides and high in the middle? OHIO!
What does Alloy mean to you: We are like a huge family. Everyone helps one another achieve their goals.
Favorite Exercise: Any exercise with a kettlebell!
Least Favorite Exercise: Treadmills
What do you do: I have always enjoyed outdoor activities…triathlons, running, hiking, biking, snow/water skiing. Currently I spend time at my children’s sporting events and enjoying time with family and friends.
Who do you look up to: Throughout my years, there are too many to choose just one.
Guilty Indulgence: Potato chips – in moderation of course 😉
Favorite Superhero: Elektra – for her peak human physical and mental condition
Secret to Success: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and failure.” – Colin Powell
Vickie Gingrich – Coach
Posse: Starbucks crew
Born In: West Reading, PA
What does the Alloy culture mean to you: Working together as a team
Favorite exercise: Banded broad jumps
Least favorite exercise: Split squats, especially Bulgarian Split Squats
What do you do when you’re not whipping people into shape: Work out, read, watch movies
Who do you look up to and why: My Mother, for always encouraging me that “I can do it!”
Guilty indulgence: Ice cream
If you were a superhero, who would it be and why: Nike – Goddess of strength, speed, and victory!
Your secret to success: Believing that you need to keep moving and wanting that for other people.
Ashley Bullers – Coach
Posse: The “Pink Drink” Crew
Born In: Erie, PA
What does the Alloy culture mean to you: Regimented, motivated, everyone works together as a team
Favorite exercise: Burpees and running!
Least favorite exercise: Planks, because they’re boring
What do you do when you’re not whipping people into shape: Run my 3 kids around to their sporting events
Who do you look up to and why: My Grandfather, who was 95 years old when he passed. He lived through it all, and had amazing stories to tell, and was a much stronger man for having done it.
Guilty indulgence: Pizza or chocolate
If you were a superhero, who would it be and why: Aurora – she just keeps going and is super fast!
Your secret to success: Keep on keeping on! 🙂
Dave Eusi – Coach
Posse: Do not have one, Batman works alone!
Born In: Harrisburg, PA
What does the Alloy culture mean to you: An awesome, loving, hard working extended family!
Favorite exercise: Any kind of push up.
Least favorite exercise: Turkish get-ups.
What do you do when you’re not whipping people into shape: I am a Naked Gardener 😉
Who do you look up to and why: The trainers at Progress Fitness, the way they conduct their business everyday with such professionalism. I have learned so much about this business from working with these guys. They are the best!
Guilty indulgence: Sipping Jack Daniels on the rocks
If you were a superhero, who would it be and why: Batman. He just never gives up no matter what the situation.
Your secret to success: I will not quit!