CENTRAL PA LOCATIONS
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.
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 Maddie - Lancaster
Maddie was born and raised in Lancaster. She went to Penn Manor high school where she was involved in many clubs and where she played volleyball all four years. Maddie is currently a sophomore at Elizabethtown College studying education. She hopes to one day be a life skills teacher. Along with working at the gym, Maddie also coaches volleyball at spooky nook.
Coach Noah - Mechanicsburg
Noah grew up in Elizabethtown PA, and he graduated from Mount Calvary Christian School in 2016. He developed a love of fitness and sports growing up leading him to attend Grove City College to get a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science while getting the chance to play soccer and lacrosse. He graduated in 2020, and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Messiah University and will be graduating in 2023.
Noah has a passion for coaching and has experience coaching athletes from the middle school to the professional level. He enjoys playing a part in helping others achieve their goals. While shadowing, Noah saw how athletes benefited from Fitness 4 Focus to improve physically and gain confidence in and out of the gym, and he wanted to be part of this team. In his free time, Noah enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and playing with his 2 dogs.