Dustin graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Exercise Physiology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Sports Performance Coach (SPC), Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). He is the owner of DC Strength Ohio, a co-owner of RiPT Fitness, and a member of the Ohio Army National Guard.
Amy graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in Health Science. She is also a graduate of the Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Cohort 19
She is the co-owner of RiPT Fitness. Amy rowed crew for Miami Rowing Club and was an undefeated state champion in Florida.
Tara graduated from Otterbein University with a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health. She recently received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from Cleveland State, class of 2020. Tara was a multi-sport athlete and played basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse.
Sydney will be graduating from the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2021 with a bachelor’s of science in Kinesiology. She is an active member of both the Phi Beta Phi sorority and the Kinesiology Club. Sydney will be attending chiropractic school in St. Louis after graduation. When not at school or work Sydney enjoys spending time with her family, especially out on their boat spending the day on the lake.
Emma graduated from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She will be pursuing a doctorate of physical therapy at Cleveland State University. Emma ran on the women’s cross country team at the University of Mount Union.
Rafael graduated from Baldwin Wallace University where he obtained degrees in both Exercise Science and Spanish. He played collegiate soccer at BW and semi-pro for the Dayton Dutch Lions. Rafael is also a certified Exercise Oncology Instructor which enables him to assist patients with cancer to stay active and maintain their well-being during and after cancer treatment.
Mary has been a RiPT member for almost 1,000 classes so it only made sense to join the RiPT team in 2020. She began her health and fitness journey after her 3 daughters were born to set a good example for them. Mary has 20+ half marathon and 4 full marathon medals in her collection. When Mary isn’t at RiPT working or working out, she’s a full-time special education teacher at Solon City Schools.
Maddy is a senior at Kenston High School, class of 2021. She was a volleyball athlete until she tore her labrum and dislocated her shoulder while tubing. Maddy will be attending the University of Kentucky and plans to become a math teacher.
Jenny is a student at TRI-C working towards her associates degree in surgical technology. She played ultimate frisbee recreationally for 4 years in a local ultimate frisbee league. Jenny is multilingual and her first language is Italian.