Instructors

Stash Merritt, Personal Training Victor

Stash Merritt

Personal Trainer

“My transition from an athlete to trainer was something that I never planned, nor thought would become a reality. I have been passionate about fitness since I was 14. This was my first introduction to a weight room. After about 6 months of hard work and 25 pounds later, I realized how training off the field could translate to better performance on the field. Since then, I have been hooked. Whether that training was for the football field, wrestling mat, or power lifting platform, I was constantly looking for more ways to improve.”

Stash currently works as a math teacher at Victor Schools. He also is actively involved in coaching as the Victor modified wrestling coach. Stash has earned multiple certifications from CrossFit and USA Weightlifting. He applies his passion to training adult clients as well as student athletes. Stash feels that regardless of where people are in life, it’s important to identify what their goals are and to create a plan to achieve them.

“It has been said life is a journey, not a destination. I feel that fitness is a key element to make that journey as enjoyable as possible.”

Charlene Merritt, Personal Trainer Victor

Charlene Merritt

Personal Trainer

Living a healthy lifestyle and being fitness-focused is something that began two decades ago for Charlene Merritt when she was a competitive bodybuilder. Through the years Charlene has had the privilege of coaching people from all walks of life. She has worked with the elite athlete, to the person recovering from injury. She has been lucky enough to teach many different modalities including Spin, Kickboxing, Bootcamps and many more.

Charlene channels her passion to help others achieve their goals. Whether it be gaining muscle, losing weight, getting stronger, or becoming the greatest weekend warrior, Charlene knows first-hand how to transform your body and mind.

“I understand that maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy. I was not a natural athlete when I started and have never been the type of person who “can eat whatever they want.” I’ve had to control my diet like most people and built my physique around learning the balance between food, weightlifting, and cardiovascular exercise; skills and knowledge that I love teaching and sharing with others.”

Nothing makes Charlene happier than seeing a client’s face when they achieve a personal best! Those are the moments that continue to inspire her to inspire others. Achieving your personal best is her goal, because the moment you WIN, she wins.