Our Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer Team

Only a Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer works in our Philadelphia private gym and physical therapy practice.  We call our exercise physiologists “Privat Personal Training Partners.”  Because they are.  We meet our client’s needs.  And we exceed their expectations.  So we only employ the most qualified certified fitness trainers.

The PrivatGym™ | Rittenhouse Specialized Personal Training Partners have  bachelor degrees or more.  They have 4+ years and 5,000+ hours of experience.   And they have 4 or more advanced certifications.  So they can work with clients with specialized conditions.  Finally, they take continuing education in their areas of expertise.

At The PrivatGym™ | Rittenhouse, we respect your needs and goals.  And, goals may change.  So client partners can work with any of our trainers.  You are a client of The PrivatGym™ | Rittenhouse.  You have total flexibility.

We believe in our team’s effectiveness.  And, working with a Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer,  you will reach your goals.  Guaranteed.  Or your money back.*

Specialized Personal Training Partners – Our Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainers

Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer & Founder – Hector Bones

Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer - Hector Bones BioPrint Expert

Hector Bones holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from Temple University.  He majored in Exercise Science.  He has been a successful certified fitness trainer for more than 6 years.  Before founding The PrivatGym™ | Rittenhouse, Hector trained clients and taught group classes at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue.

Hector’s philosophy is: optimal fitness at every age.  Therefore, he believes in personal attention.  He builds individual holistic programs so we can all become and remain our best selves.

Hector holds TRX certification.  Also, he is certified for Pre and Post Natal fitness training.  And he is the only fitness trainer in Philadelphia with a BioPrint certification.

Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer – Tenley Ammerman

Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer - Tenley Ammerman - Yamuna ExpertTenley holds a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.Ed. from Northeast Louisiana University.  Both degrees are in Health and Physical Education.  She competed on a national level in Bodybuilding and Olympic Weightlifting.  Since retiring from competition she has pursued her passion and became a certified fitness trainer.  And, she studied injury prevention.  Then Tenley became certified in Yamuna Bodyrolling.   This is an innovative pain relief and relaxation technique.

Tenley has worked as an elite Strength and Conditioning Coach.  Her expertise as a certified fitness trainer includes training professional athletes and dancers.  Also, Tenley excels at helping elderly clients who have never worked out before.

She specializes in creating custom fitness programs that help injuries or physical imbalances.

Finally, Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly named Tenley Best Personal Trainer in 2007.

Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer – Chris Byiers

Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer - Chris Byiers - Motivational ExpertChris became a certified fitness trainer after a successful career as a software architect.  He played semi-professional European football.  This left him wanting an active and social profession.  While pursuing his passion, Chris studied physiology and fitness at the American Academy of Personal Training.  And, he graduated at the top of his class in 2009.

His clients goals vary widely.  These include increasing running speed, endurance and serious weight training.  Other clients want to be able to beat their friends at flag football.  Or get into their skinny jeans.

Also, Chris motivates without being abrasive.  He offers firm challenging programs.  But, he’s not a drill sergeant.  Therefore, he focuses on meeting your goals while tailoring a program that respects your body and gets results.

Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer & Partnership Director – Tim Hampton

Philadelphia Fitness Trainer & Partnership Director - Tim HamptonTim holds a B.S. in Exercise Science Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University.  Tim has been a certified fitness trainer since 2011 and an Exercise Physiologist since 2013.  He joins The PrivatGym™ | Rittenhouse after four years at Zarett Rehab and Fitness.

Tim uses his extensive knowledge of exercise physiology to help clients meet goals that they believed unattainable. Like the rest of our team, he believes that everybody and every body has unique needs.

Tim became a certified fitness trainer with ACSM – The American College of Sports Medicine.   And he became a certified fitness trainer for golf with NASM.  He helps golfers increase their stability, mobility, accuracy and power.

Tim has extensive experience with rehab patients.  So, he excels at helping clients get ready for rehabilitation surgeries with “Prehab” fitness programs.

At The PrivatGym™ | Rittenhouse, Tim will also be helping to improve our client experience and develop corporate partnerships.

Certified Philadelphia Fitness Trainer – Tom Herpen

Tom has had a lifelong interest in athletics, fitness and helping people excel.  He graduated with a degree in exercise science from Bloomsburg University.  And Tom has completed the rigorous CSCS certification process.

He moved to Washington DC.  And, he chose corporate fitness. This included working in the Members’ gym at the US House of Representatives Rayburn Building.

After returning to Philadelphia, Tom chose to work in high-level physical rehabilitation.  He joined Zarett Rehab and Fitness for two years.  Besides helping patients with rehabilitation, he focused on injury prevention techniques.

This led to an interest in “Prehab” therapy.  Tom helps people recover from orthopedic and other surgeries.

Also, during that time he worked with professional athletes.  These included basketball, la cross and squash players.

Plus he worked extensively with youth and college athletes.  The sports included: basketball, football, hockey and squash.

The experience has led Tom to volunteer with Focused Athletics.  This inventive program helps Philadelphia high school athletes stay injury free with preventative exercise.  And it helps them improve their academics.

Join our Certified Personal Training Team

We are always looking for more outstanding candidates to expand our team.  So are you a qualified Philadelphia certified fitness trainers?  Interested?  Then, contact us at train@theprivatgym.com.

* We are serious about results.  Therefore, if you are not satisfied, The PrivatGym™ | Rittenhouse will refund your money – to a maximum of 10 pre-paid sessions.