Meet Our Trainers
Meet Valley Wellness Center’s Expert Personal Training Team
My name is Dana Donatelli and I am a WITS certified personal trainer and a member of IDEA Health and Fitness Association. I have been working in the fitness industry for 13 years and have been providing personal training services and instructing classes since 2008. I am also certified to teach various formats of classes which include indoor cycling, Mat Pilates, Piyo, RIPPED, Silver Sneakers yoga and classic as well as nutrition coaching. I am also a certified lifeguard. My journey to fitness started with a desire to run and has lead me on path (road and trail) to a healthy lifestyle which is always a work in progress. I am proud to say I participate in the sport of Triathlon and love to share all aspects of training for it. I believe in giving back to the community in which I am so grateful to be a part of,
I have mentored women’s running groups and this past spring was a coach for Girls on the run. I work with clients of all ages and abilities and will tailor an individualized training program to meet your specific goals and needs. I am very comfortable working with all types of equipment and modalities. My mission as a trainer is to help you define your fitness goals and work as your coach to help you become the best physical version of you.
I am excited to work with you here at Valley Wellness Center and to introduce you to all that this amazing facility has to offer, let me help you on your healthy fitness lifestyle Journey.
“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are Capable of Living”
Dan is a certified personal trainer with a lifelong passion for weight lifting and all things exercise. I received my certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and am CPR/AED certified. While I obtained my degree in Biochemistry, fitness has always been a top priority in my life, and I am excited to share this enthusiasm with my clients. As a former football player and wrestler Dan is well versed in the principles of both mass gain and reduction. Dan believes that through hard work and dedication all things are possible.
Originally from Viernheim, Germany, I moved to Chalfont, PA and began my lifting experience at age 14 going to the gym with my grandfather. This early exposure piqued my interest in fitness, and carried on throughout my athletic career. Besides my enthusiasm for the gym, I enjoy spending my free time with my wife, dog and two cats in Center Valley, PA.
I am a certified group fitness instructor and love working one-on-one with clients. I enjoy all aspects of fitness and have experience in personal training, small group training, HIIT training, and barre. My favorite past times include hiking, biking, running and anything that involves the outdoors. As a mother of three, I understand how busy life can become and my services can offer tips and tricks to help you manage your busy schedules and help you achieve your fitness goals.
I started getting serious about health and wellness in 2011, right after my first daughter was born. I quickly learned that taking time for yourself, to strengthen your body and nourish your mind, helps take better care of the people around you. I started training at a local gym with the guidance of a personal trainer and quickly became hooked. I then set out on my own journey and started training friends and family, and eventually found my way to making a career out of my love of health and fitness.
I truly love what I do and I hope to help all my clients find a balance between work life, family life, and taking care of oneself.
After graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY with honors, Justin has worked alongside New Jersey and New York City’s best chefs and restaurants as an executive pastry chef. After 12 years working in the hospitality industry, Justin found a new calling in the health and fitness industry. Justin furthered his education by becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine accredited by the NCCA.
After having back pain of his own due to a car accident and seeing a chiropractor for a couple years, he decided to have a personal trainer of his own for 3 years to get him back into shape and to become stronger. As a result, his back pain was no more and never had to go back to the chiropractor again. After this experience, Justin wanted to help others who had similar circumstances, needing guidance in the gym, motivating and supporting those around him to achieve their own fitness goals.
Justin’s training style is to build a strong foundation through stabilization, functionality, activities of daily living, and taking clients through a scientific model of the optimum performance training model. The OPT model, builds a client up through five progressive phases: stabilization, strength endurance, hypertrophy, maximal strength and developing power. Justin trains his clients as a coach, mentor, teacher, and a motivator pushing those who need someone else in their court to support them. Some of his favorite training modalities to use are TRX, Kettlebells, Battle Ropes, and Calisthenics.
Robert grew up in Bethlehem, Pa. He has been studying Martial Arts for 24 years. He started his studies doing Shorin No Tora Karate in the Lehigh Valley. He joined the Air Force in 1998 which took him all around the world. He studied Kenpo, Wing Chun, Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, and Aikido on the west coast. He has also studied Krav Maga in Italy and Hapkido in South Korea. He instructed Hapkido in Japan for 2 years. He teaches all ages currently.
His youngest student is 7 and his oldest students are in their 80’s. Robert retired from the Air Force in July of 2014, where he was a physical training leader for 7 years. He also coached track at Liberty High School for 4 years. He holds college degrees in Applied Science, Culinary Arts and Exercise Science. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist. His certification is through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Robert is also CPR, AED and first aid certified. He holds a 3rd degree black belt in Hapkido, 2nd degree black belt in Kuk Sool Hapkido, 1st degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and instructors levels in Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
4415 Innovation Way | Allentown, PA 18109
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Green Room Salon and Spa
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