Please direct all inquiries to Erin Connor, Director of Personal Training.
Erin Connor is Director of Personal Training for Bayshore Fit and has over 16 years experience motivating, coaching, and guiding individuals and groups to achieve their fitness goals. She is certified through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) as both a Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutritional Specialist. In addition, Erin holds 5 Pilates apparatus certifications from Balanced Body University and has completed 200 hours of Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Instructor training from Kripalu.
Using a unique and holistic combination of strength and flexibility, Erin creates custom programs incorporating Pilates and Yoga disciplines for men and women of all ages. Erin offers programs for pre and post natal care, post rehab, brides and grooms, busy moms, professionals, empty nesters, and graceful mid-life aging. Erin’s training style and results have taken people to new levels of fitness, health, and wellness. Her specialties include weight loss and maintenance, body sculpting, nutritional guidance and improving self esteem. Erin can be reached at 215-514-1403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy’s passion for fitness and wellness resulted in a fulfilling career change 15 years ago. She’s been a certified Spin Instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics; a Group Fitness Instructor with AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) and is currently a certified Personal Trainer with AFAA. One of her favorite aspects of being a trainer is helping people feel inspired instead of intimidated by gym equipment so they gain confidence. Her individualized programs are encouraging and effective for all ranges of ability. In addition to private training sessions, Kathy leads the Lunchcrunch classes. Get motivated, get moving and get fit with Kathy.
Katie Loscar has been an athlete most her life, that’s what has fueled her passion for fitness. She has worked in the strength and conditioning field for the last 5 years with all ages of athletes, previously she helped run large group boot camp classes with all ages of the community. She has applied that knowledge to help train clients and run group fitness classes her at Bayshore Fit.
Katie holds her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Tampa. She holds her USAW Performance Coaching Certification (Olympic Weightlifting).
She would love to help you reach your training goals!
Samantha Gregory (aka Sam) comes to Bayshore Fit with a very diverse athletic and fitness background. It all started with an open gymnastics class at age 5 that evolved into a 10-year competitive streak that allowed her to get all the way up to Level 9. She still credits gymnastics to this day for helping her in all other aspects of fitness and sports (discipline, mobility, body awareness, confidence, and the drive to be the best she can be). She also has 10+ years of Cheerleading including All-Stars, high school, and at the collegiate level at the University of South Florida.
Sam also has an Olympic Weightlifting background competing both in high school and for Team USA-FL and has continued to utilize weights in her everyday training. Sam believes that weightlifting is essential for anyone who is on a fitness journey as it helps build strong bones and weight loss.
Currently, Sam competes regularly in CrossFit where she has helped her teams in 2015 & 2016 move on from the CrossFit Games Open to the CrossFit Games Atlantic Regionals. Sam is certified from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), USAW (weightlifting), USASF, USAG, ACA, & UCA for both cheerleading and gymnastics (levels 1-6).
She is available for 1-on-1 training and small groups.
Kaitlyn’s love for health and fitness has encouraged her to dedicate her career to helping individuals cultivate a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida and is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in Personal Training.
Kaitlyn very much values and places great emphasis on the “personal” aspect of personal training and as such develops individualized programs based on each client’s fitness level and goals. She strives to assist every client in reaching his or her full fitness potential while providing an encouraging, supportive, and safe atmosphere. Kaitlyn is available for one-on-one and small group training.
Eric Hall has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies, and he is a former 3 time All-Conference collegiate crosscountry and track runner. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a former professional triathlete. Eric spent nine years at The University of Tampa as the Strength and Conditioning Coach and coached five teams to a national championship, including the 2006, 2007 and 2013 baseball teams; 2007 women’s soccer team; and 2006 volleyball team. From 1997-2000, Eric was a member of the 82nd Airborne Paratroop Division. Drawing from his military experience, Eric instills discipline and hard work to push his clients to achieve their goals.
Michael Robles – MAT Specialist, BFA, EMT-P, MAT-S
Michael has been a paramedic since 2008 and a Tampa Firefighter since 2013. After suffering a sports-related injury that threatened his ability perform all of the demanding tasks required of a Firefighter, Michael discovered Muscle Activation Techniques. MAT has helped him correct his muscular imbalances and increase his contractile efficiency. Through MAT, Michael has been able to return to work confident in his ability to perform at a high level.
With MAT, the focus is bridging the gap between injuries and dysfunction to athletic training and athletic performance. These services combine with sports performance training to help athletes avoid injury, recover from injury and improve performance as quickly as possible. Michael has devoted his life to helping people. As a firefighter, he is on the scene to aid in extreme and sometimes life-threatening situations. As a MAT practitioner, he is helping athletes perform at a higher level, as well as assisting everyday people in transitioning from injuries and surgeries to a full recovery.
What is Muscle Activation Techniques?
MAT is a powerful assessment tool which analyses and corrects muscular imbalances that possibly lead to pain, dysfunction, and limited mobility via the nervous system. MAT specifically focuses on the muscular system. The goal is to understand why some muscles might be weak while others are tight. Once this weakness/tightness has been identified on a joint, MAT uses the nervous system to reestablish the contraction of the muscle(s) which ultimately creates more stability on the joint and further mobility.
Benefits of Muscle Activation Techniques:
- Help athletes of any level prevent injuries
- Reduce spasms and cramping caused by muscle inhibition
- Help Speed up recovery from minor injuries to post-surgical
- Alleviate adverse effects of injured, tired, and overused muscles
- Get the body to optimal efficiency and keep the muscular system stable
- How Muscle Activation Techniques works:
- Range of Motion testing indicates which muscles have decreased contractibility or muscle weakness.
- Precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency.
- A re-evaluation is completed to confirm the increased communication between the muscle and brain.
Ryan Tomanocy, CSCS, USAW