Jared has devoted his career to the Health & Fitness industry since 1992, having instructed thousands of clients from professional athletes to everyday individuals looking to enhance their quality of life. The “Made 2 Move Fitness” studio in Williamsville is the culmination of his years of experience and hard work to offer the direction and motivation needed to improve overall health. His award-winning programs have helped establish him as a local Health & Wellness professional.
Certifications: NASM, ACSM, NETA, ISSA, Pilates, Group Training
Services: Health Coaching, Corporate Wellness Programs, Health & Wellness Speaker
As an AFPA certified personal trainer and nutrition and wellness consultant, Melissa’s passion is to help inspire others on their fitness journeys. She began her fitness career as a women’s running coach and has helped countless women who have never run a step as well as those ready to tackle their first half marathon. Melissa then expanded her business to “Mel’s Mobile Fitness” and began teaching indoor and outdoor boot camp classes. She became certified in suspension training (TRX) and Tabata Boot Camp. Mel’s Mobile Fitness provides innovative and dynamic boot camp workouts that offer incredible, life-changing results and lifetime friendships.
Jill is the owner and instructor of Forward Fitness Inc., and has over 30+ years of experience in the fitness industry. Jill holds a Master of Science Degree from Canisius College in Physical Education, is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Certified Senior Fitness Instructor, and is certified in CPR and First Aid. Jill has been instructing group fitness classes at local independent and assisted living centers and at a variety of community facilities throughout the area. Jill also provides personal training to help older adults improve their fitness and stay independent. Her expertise and experience is put to use as she offers training programs to organizations on how to instruct their own exercise classes. She is also a trained LEKI Nordic walking instructor and has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in technique instruction and has appeared on local and national media promoting the benefits of Nordic walking. Jill has also enjoyed opportunities to write articles and speak to other professionals and older adults about the importance of remaining active.
Jim is a certified personal trainer with the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT). He helps busy professionals build a body to be proud of, saving time and energy by focusing on strength essentials. Jim’s core training model is small group sessions that provide motivation and deliver results. From his own experience with sports, fitness and over 15 years in the gym, he knows the benefits of strength training go beyond just the physical. The mind is also strengthened, energy levels improve, confidence soars and our whole being is transformed into something greater. Beyond training indoors, Jim also believes in the importance of outdoor workouts, running
hills, body-weight movements and odd object training. Last but not least, there’s no strength without nutrition and eating right for your body. Jim’s programs deliver superior results with the combination of strength training, proper nutrition and smart programming.
Rachel, since her early college career and well into her current professional/personal life has had a deep appreciation and hunger for newfound ideas and challenges surrounding nutrition as well as mind/body wellness; this stems from the start of her professional career in attending Erie 1 Boces for Personal training and then broadening this to obtaining a degree in Dieticic Technology as an NDTR. Upon obtaining her professional degree, Rachel went on immediately to join the job force in utilizing her skills as a Clinical Nutrition Manager in both two skilled nursing and long term care facilities. Rachel has broadened her career opportunities into the art of yoga and obtaining her CYT at Aura Wellness center, specifically in Hatha and has begun teaching a wide ranging group of students from beginners to advanced.
Dr. Aubrey Bottoms – Power Yoga
Dr. Bottoms is a neuropsychologist by day, yoga/running enthusiast, wife, and mom, by night. Although she will tell you that she was never a competitive athlete throughout high school or college, she found her “stride” in yoga. In 2008 she had decided to start running to try and lose some weight and eventually talked herself into yoga, figuring it would be a complement to her constant pounding of the pavement. What she found, however, was so much more than just another workout. Yoga fostered her belief in herself and gave her the confidence to pursue triathlons. With yoga as a supplement to triathlon training, she pushed to a new level and unlocked a competitive athlete that she never imagined or believed she could be. To date she has completed two Ironmans (yes, 2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, 26.2 mi run), numerous half-ironmans, two Boston marathons, and a handful of other marathons. She has had two babies in the last two years and while her formalized athletic training has taken a backseat to motherhood, she continues to wake at 4am daily to ensure she exercises her mind and body before caring for her babies’ needs and heading to work. Her yoga training comes from both Yoga Fit and the Baptiste Institute and her classes follow a Baptiste style of power yoga. However, do not let the word “power” intimidate you. This yoga is modifiable and accessible to individuals of all shapes and sizes.
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