MEET  THE  TEAM

 
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RUSSELL MIDLAM

OWNER / CPT / PERFORMANCE COACH

Graduate of Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, minor in Business and a coaching focus. 

Russell has been a personal trainer and speed coach for over 15 years holding multiple certifications during that time. His love of health and fitness started with sports as he was a 3-sport athlete in high school and a 4-year starter and All-American for the ONU football team. After college he went on to play professional football for 3 years. In the off seasons he served as a speed and strength specialist at a large training facility in Northwest Ohio. After his football career he switched to training full time working with individuals of all ages and fitness levels. 

For years Russell has spoke at different conferences and clinics around the country on leadership and athlete performance.  His greatest thrill is helping others reach their full potential in health and in life. 

He founded Pursuit Fitness in 2016.  He and his wife, Amanda, have 3 children: Kaylee, Luke, Mason.

"You don't get what you want, you get what you commit to"

JAKE CARPENTER

MANAGER / PERFORMANCE COACH

Graduate of Ohio Dominican University where he was a 4-year member of the ODU baseball team. Jake is currently finishing a graduate degree in Psychology at The University of Findlay and is the Training Manager at Pursuit.  Jake is a graduate of Dublin Scioto High School.  

Mentored by ODU strength coach, Danny LaPara, Jake has experience designing and implementing group training for athletes.  Post-graduation Jake has a background in speed and strength training.  He believes timing and effective programming are vital to transferring what the athlete does in training over to the playing field.  

Jake has also worked with Otterbein University's baseball program and has an impressive background in leadership and mental development. 

"A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but because of its persistence"

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TREY KING

CPT / PERFORMANCE COACH

Trey is a graduate of Marietta College which is where his love of health and fitness began.  Trey is NASM certified and for over 6 years has worked in Central Ohio with clients of all ages and fitness levels.  Whether it is weight loss, gaining muscle, sports performance, or nutrition, Trey has extensive experience helping athletes and adults in all areas.  Trey is rare in the fact that he has such a credible background in adult personal training as well as athlete enhancement.

Trey develops creative and fun workouts while getting the most out of his clients.  His passion is helping others reach their personal fitness goals.

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AMANDA MIDLAM

CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST / CPT

Amanda is a graduate of Ohio Northern University where she played soccer and earned a degree in Sport Management.

A nationally certified trainer for over 10 years, she has worked in many different environments and works with clients of all ages and backgrounds.

She has shifted more of her focus to nutrition as she is an AFPA certified nutritionist. As a mom of 3 and former athlete, she specializes in sports nutrition as well as helping other busy moms conquer their daily nutrition habits to lead a healthy, energetic life while looking and feeling their best!


'Your body hears everything your mind says"

ERIC GARRIS

CPT / PERFORMANCE COACH

Eric was born and raised here in Columbus and is NASM certified. Growing up he played many sports with lacrosse becoming his first love. Eric was a 2-year starter at Otterbein University on the lacrosse team and received a degree in Exercise Science with a minor in nutrition. His passion for fitness took off in college as he began to exercise more to gain an edge on the playing field. He loves helping people reach their fitness goals, no matter what they are, while keeping it fun and exciting!


"Perfection is not attainable, but, if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi

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MADISON COSTNER

CPT / PERFORMANCE COACH

Madison is a Dublin Jerome graduate where she played soccer and basketball.  She also played club soccer for Ohio Premier ECNL.  She went on to play four years of Division I soccer at Central Michigan University.  After her college career she became the head coach of Alma High School's girls varsity team in Alma, Michigan.  She has come back to Ohio where she began coaching varsity soccer at Dublin Jerome this past fall.  She is currently a member of the Columbus Eagles of the WPSL Women's Soccer League.

Madison is NASM certified as a personal trainer. 

"I am passionate about fitness and training because it is one of the only things in life that is directly related to how hard you work and how committed you are to your goals.  I truly believe movement is the best medicine and I am so blessed to be in a position to help people with their health and fitness goals.  Through all my experiences I have learned that what is most important is the mindset and motivation to better myself each and every day no matter what obstacles stood in my way!  I am excited to help my clients do the same thing!"

 
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JESSICA ONATE

Certified Personal Trainer

Jessica is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is NASM certified.  Jessica is from Marion, OH and has been training at a local gym there for the last year.  She also does online training. 

When Jessica was young she struggled with weight loss.  As she entered adulthood she changed her habits and began a healthy lifestyle.  She has been in love with fitness ever since. Jessica is passionate about helping others with their fitness goals, especially since she went through many of the same challenges many other people face when they begin their fitness journey.  She really enjoys weight training and bodybuilding.  She intends to compete in the future.  Jessica enjoys creating programs specifically tailored to each client and is ready to create a plan for you and walk with you down your path!