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5941 Main Street

East Petersburg, PA 17502

Phone: 717-508-4015



239 West Chocolate Avenue

Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-508-4015


5242 Simpson Ferry Road

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-508-4015

Our Crew


Chris Russell

Chris is the Founder and CEO of Fitness 4 Focus. After college Chris returned to Central Pennsylvania where he began to work for a local agency as a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) from 2003-2012. His primary role as a TSS was to provide intervention strategies in order to assist students in developing daily living, social and cultural skills.


In 2005, while playing catch during recess with a client named Tommy, Chris took notice that Tommy had deficits in areas that many take for granted.   Due to Chris' background in physical education and athletics, he immediately began to help Tommy improve in the areas of physical endurance, strength and coordination.  In that moment, an idea was born. Chris began to envision a place where  individuals with intellectual and developmental delays like Tommy could participate in meaningful  physical activity.  A place where given the right kind of training they could become physically and mentally stronger, gain more independence, and as a result become happier and healthier. Chris’s new found passion combined with his knowledge and experience led to the creation and now continued success of Fitness 4 Focus.

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Coach Erica - Hershey


Erica was born and raised in Palmyra, PA where she was involved in field hockey, swimming and soccer. She studied Kinesiology at Penn State University where she was a member of the Field Hockey Team, and also coached special olympics swimming. After graduation, Erica became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She worked 12 years as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at Masonic Village where she enjoyed the opportunity to work with members from the Adult Day Care and the Bleiler Caring Cottage group Home. She has been a youth field hockey coach for 6 years. 

Erica is married to Jason, with 3 children, Kensley (7), Eden (6) and Jonah (2).


Coach Micah - Hershey


Micah is a student at Messiah University studying Applied Health Science with an exercise science concentration.  He chose this major because he wanted to study something he was truly passionate about.  This passion for health and fitness translates well to Fitness 4 Focus and since starting his work here it has been exciting to see him able to apply what he has learned over the years first hand.  His hobbies include anything and everything that gets him outside & keeps him active, such as hiking, climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, etc.  On the side Micah does semi - professional photography work that began for him as a way to capture nature & God's creation.  A lifetime goal of his is to visit every National Park in America!


Coach Kaitlyn - Hershey


Kaitlyn (Kait) grew up in Hanover, Pa where she graduated high school and played 13 years of
competitive softball. During her years playing softball Kait found a passion for exercise and
weightlifting. This passion drove her to attend Lebanon Valley College and graduate with an
Exercise Science degree, to share this passion with others. Outside of the gym Kait loves
anything that gets her outside and moving, particularly finding new trails to hike and waterfalls
to chase. Kait also enjoys teaching her dog new tricks every chance she can!


Coach Jayden - Lancaster


Jayden works at the East Petersburg location since October 2022. He is loving working with all of the athletes. He attends Warwick High School as a senior, and has been taking online classes at HACC as well. He has only lived in PA for two years and before that he lived in Rhode Island. In his free time, Jayden plays golf, snowboards, plays piano and sings at his church. "I am so lucky to have found Fitness 4 Focus shortly after I moved here, and I know it will be an experience I will never forget".

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