coach | chrissy biele

 

From a young age Chrissy became involved in various sports. Her passion lies with ice hockey, both as a former player and as a Flyers fan. She also played tennis, ran track and field (mostly sprints and hurdles) and even played a season of basketball, although now she prefers cheering on Villanova.

Chrissy received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and minor in Psychology from Villanova University. While an undergrad, she participated in intramural soccer, roller hockey, volunteered for Special Olympics and managed the men’s club ice hockey team. She then went on to Thomas Jefferson University where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has been an orthopedic and sports medicine PT for 10 years, working with athletes on high school, collegiate and professional levels.

Chrissy has logged many miles with 5Ks and Broad Street Runs, and she still participates in mud runs.  She also enjoys power yoga, kayaking and paddle boarding in the summer, and hiking local trails whenever possible. Most of the time, though, her activities include taking her 2 rescue dogs for walks, as well as running around with her very active toddler son, with her newborn son in tow. She also enjoys a good beer – either homebrewed with her husband or from a good local craft brewery!

Chrissy has enjoyed being a part of the Dub Fitness family, and looks forward to sharing in on the fun with the many events and races that Dub participates in throughout the year

core values

 

Serving our community is our top priority. We are committed to giving back to those who have given to us. We strive to make the community a better place to live, work, and play. Genuinely engaging in members’ lives is second nature to us. We build real and altruistic relationships. Everyone at Dub Fitness is part of our family. Inclusion and involvement is key to motivating others. We embrace the opportunity to be role models. We have FUN not only while at work, but outside of work. Dub Fit coaches and members raise glasses together, and yes, that’s shot & pint glasses!


coach | becca colantuno

 

Becca grew up in a military family (both grandfathers were WWII veterans, Father was and brother and sister-in-law are career Air Force) and has had the opportunity to live in many places in the world. She enjoyed the exposure to different cultures and people, which gave her the ability to adapt quickly to new situations and people. Growing up, she played soccer for school and on a travel team that was ranked nationally. While in college at Auburn University (War Eagle!!), she continued to remain active by working out with friends who were in ROTC. After college and having moved to Germany, she began looking to find a balance and maintain motivation to stay healthy and active. She began running and ran her first marathon in 2003 in Philadelphia. To date, she has run 16 marathons, numerous half marathons, Broad Street Runs, 10k and 5 k races, Tough Mudder and completed 1 sprint Triathlon. She has been and is currently a run coach with Team In Training (benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) and helping others attain their goal of running longer distances than they’ve ever run. She enjoys helping her teammates set personal goals, work to gain the strength and confidence to achieve them and watching them succeed each step of the way.

Rebecca is a true Scorpio and enjoys long days of basking in the sun on the beach. She likes a good dirty martini along with a lot of laughs. She looks forward to the day when she can kick back in the sunshine and live a life of utter heathenism. She is married to a Navy Veteran, has 4 amazingly unique children, 1 dog the size of Texas (but thinks he’s a Chihuahua) and 2 cats. She feels lucky to have found Dub and the family it is and looks forward to seeing Dub from the other side. Becca looks forward to coaching and assisting in the growth of the DUB Fitness family.

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zumba toning | reiko akashi

 

Reiko was born and raised in Japan and moved to the United States of America, New York City, in 1995. While in NYC Reiko went back to school and studied Science until 2006, before moving to Pennsylvania for her new career.  Reiko worked as a scientist for the major pharmaceutical, R&D Labs, and process plants for 10 years. She currently works in pharmaceutical regulatory science field.  

Reiko says that she was never an athlete, rather a clumsy girl growing up; however, she was always passionate about health, especially after moving to the United States.  She loved working out, swimming and dancing.  In her early 40s, she developed rheumatoid arthritis and until several years ago when her new treatment became successful, she stopped all exercise except for swimming. After her disease became well controlled, she wanted to rebuild her body and mind and was very fortunate to meet some amazing fitness mentors and friends along the way.  The camaraderie with the shared love for fitness helped her heal and move forward. Reiko’s enthusiasm grew monumentally. Enough so, that she went and got certified with both Zumba and Zumba Toning. Zumba is one of her many favorite fitness formats.  Reiko states that at age At 50, she is in a better shape than when she was 40.

She wishes to share the joy of being able to use her own body again through her classes, and is as excited as ever to share this joy with Dub and become part of the Dub Fitness family.

coach | lottie chipego

 

Lottie began her interest in athletics as a young girl participating in softball, field hockey, and basketball - where she won countless awards for both. She went on to continue her academics and love for athletics at Saint Francis University, where she committed to play Division 1 field hockey. At St. Francis, Lottie, was  a 4 year letter winner on the Athletic Honor Roll, Dean’s list and finished with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.
She is always looking for race challenges and has done a number of 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and mud races.  Lottie is very active outdoors; she enjoys doing everything and anything she can that involves being outside. She even enjoys yard work! Nothing makes her happier than spending weekends during the hunting seasons with her family. She comes from a military family and will do anything she can to remember and thank those who have fought the good fight, and continue to fight so that she may keep living the life she lives. The beach is her favorite place to be in the summer months. You can catch her running/walking the shoreline or sitting in a chair reading a book, while enjoying the lovely views of the ocean.

She is very grateful to have Dub and all of its other coaches and members in her life. She couldn’t imagine life without Dub. She is excited to be apart of the coaching staff and help and empower women to be the best they can be.

Owner | Erica webster

 

"DO. NOT. STOP!" Erica has been a Fitness Coach, Certified Fitness Trainer (ISSA), TRX, and Youth/Adult/Senior Fitness Instructor for over 7 years. She has competed, and continues to compete, in many fitness challenges including: 5K’s, 10K's, Spartan Races, Tough Mudders, Triathlons, Half Marathons and Marathons.  Erica is always encouraging her Dub members to join her on these races


Erica enlisted in the United States Army right after high school graduation, served in the Military Police Corps where she earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. Erica served on 3 overseas tours which included deployment to Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and Korea. She served on Active Duty for a total of 8 years before she received an Honorable Discharge. While enlisted, Erica saw a need to help her fellow soldiers remain strong and motivated during their downtime, which was difficult while they were so far away from their homes and loved ones. She created custom workout programs for them according to their individual needs- greatly helping them maintain their physical strength and a positive sense of self-esteem.


This drive to assist and aid others stayed with her well beyond her Army career. Keeping this drive alive is where Dub Fitness came to fruition. Erica felt compelled to help educate the community about the some of the issues her fellow veterans battle and to bring awareness about the odds people fight against to live a healthy and full life.  Serving her country made her realize how important it is to thank all those who serve.  Erica began Dub Fit with one goal in mind, “To Give Back;” most importantly to fellow veterans and first responders. Erica does this by teaming up with local townships and boroughs, to provide fitness to both the youth and adult population in the Philadelphia/Montgomery County regions. Erica advocates by key not speaking for women, women veterans and also volunteers her coaching and training to raise money for the Awareness of Veteran Suicide, Veteran Homelessness and Cancer Awareness.

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