Categories Archives: Staff


24 Feb

David Sipes

By: Barb – category: – February 24, 2019

David is certified personal trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. David has over 15 years of experience in the fitness Industry and has worked with individuals with a variety of ... Continue Reading

24 Feb

McKenna Welshans

By: Barb – category: – February 24, 2019

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a passion for fitness and education. After growing up riding horses competitively, starting my own small business teaching riding lessons (Whisperwood Farm in Dillsburg, PA), playing soccer, and running track in colle ... Continue Reading

05 Jul

Tanya Despines

By: Barb – category: – July 5, 2018

Meet Tanya Despines! As a fitness instructor for over 10 years she is an advocate for healthy living.  Her goals in the fitness industry are to help people gain a more positive outlook on life through healthier living. She has a unique ability to rela ... Continue Reading

28 Nov

Carrie Meluskey

By: Barb – category: – November 28, 2017

Credentials/Certifications: Personal Trainer, Indoor Cycling Instructor, Power Medicine Ball and Bodyweight Group Fitness Inspired to work in the fitness industry: Because I want to show my children and others what a healthy lifestyle is and encourage oth ... Continue Reading

09 Aug

Sheila Goddard

By: Barb – category: – August 9, 2017

Credentials/Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, R.I.P.P.E.D instructor, and Precision Nutrition Certified. Inspiration to work in the fitness industry: Fitness hasn’t always been a part of my life. I am an Army wife ... Continue Reading

04 Dec

Jesse Mercado

By: Jami Shields – category: – December 4, 2016

Health and fitness has always been a big part of my life growing up. Now that I have my own family it is important that I implement both health and fitness in my kids daily lives. My kids are my life and they help to push and motivate me day after day. It ... Continue Reading

13 Nov

Jami Shields

By: Jami Shields – category: – November 13, 2016

My name is Jami Shields and I am the owner/fitness director of Fit Forward in Carlisle. I’m a mother of three children, the wife of an Army veteran, and a former educator. I started my career as a second-grade teacher in the Harrisburg School District ... Continue Reading