Our Training Philosophy

When you understand how the body works, nourish it with the right food and exercise,

you will see better results and you will live a healthy life. 

AREAS OF FOCUS

Your needs, interests and goals are the most important part of your training program. Consider where you want to focus and we’ll show you how to get there.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Daily, weekly and monthly, your goals keep you accountable and give you milestones to work toward. We’ll use them to both define your training approach and track your progress.

Train With Us

We have certified Personal Trainers on hand to give your workout that extra boost and keep you on track
towards building a better you.  Hour and half-hour sessions are available. 
Call (302) 539-4511 for more information or to set up a free consultation.

TRAINERS

Mike Pitts, AFPA-Certified Personal Trainer/ Assistant Activity & Fitness Manager

Mike Pitts has a degree in Biology and has been a certified personal trainer with AFPA since 2010. Mike specializes in the following training areas: sports specific, weight loss, strength and conditioning as well as functional training. Feel free to call the Freeman Fitness Center at 302.539.4511 for a chat about getting you started on your goals!

Sean Lewis, AFPA-Certified Personal Trainer

Sean is a triathlete in soccer, baseball and basketball, having competed in school and on travel teams.  Currently a Fitness Supervisor, Sean has worked at the Freeman Fitness Center since 2006 and has been an AFPA-Certified Personal Trainer since 2012.  For an appointment, call the Freeman Fitness Center at 302.539.4511.

Melvin Royster, NSPA-Certified Personal Trainer

Mel has 30+ years of experience as a personal trainer, weight loss coach, nutritional counselor and sports conditioning specialist.  His personal mission is to assist people in their pursuit of health and fitness.  He is dedicated to providing his clients with current and pertinent information on fitness and nutrition.  His uniquely-designed programs are catered toward the individual, with his commitment to the highest standards of personal service to help each client reach his or her personal goals.  For an appointment, call the Freeman Fitness Center at 302.539.4511.

Evan Tucker, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer

Evan is a PM Supervisor and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer at the Freeman Fitness Center at Sea Colony. Evan graduated from Castleton University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. While at school, Evan was a 4 year collegiate lacrosse player, helping to lead his team to a berth in the NCAA Tournament his senior year as a captain. Additionally, he is a Nationally Certified EMT/Firefighter. Evan promises passion and dedication, as well as individualized results for each client.  For an appointment, call the Freeman Fitness Center at 302.539.4511.

Mary Beth West, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer

Mary Beth West is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach that holds multiple certifications in nutrition. She has been a personal trainer since 2016. Mary Beth’s mission is to help clients create an overall healthy lifestyle that makes them feel confident. She is dedicated to helping clients reach their individual goals through customized training sessions. For an appointment, please call the Freeman Fitness Center 302-539-4511.

 
Jennifer Dieste, WITS-Certified Personal Trainer

Jennifer holds a BS in Health, Fitness and Recreation resources with a specialization in health science from George Mason University. She has over 15 years of experience in health and fitness fields. Jennifer is also certified to teach a variety of group fitness programs, spinning, body pump and circuit.  She will work with you to meet your personal goals. For an appointment, call the Freeman Fitness Center at 302.539.4511.

 

INSTRUCTORS

 

Kathi Brown

Kathi has been teaching group fitness classes for over 20 years. She is certified in Johnny G Indoor Cycling, ACE Fitness Service Specialist, FiTOUR Advanced Personal Training, Les Mills BodyStep, CPR certified. Kathi is also very knowledgeable in many group fitness modalities: kettlebell, boot camp, circuit training.

Johanne Danver

Johanne has been instructing Water Aerobics for over 25 years. She has held certifications in both AEA and YMCA. She is currently certified in American Red Cross CPR and AED for the professional rescuer, Lifeguarding and First Aid. Johanne enjoys teaching and helping participants reach their fitness goals.

Ashley Edmundson

Ashley has spent 15 years learning ballet and dance which pathed the way to developing a yoga practice. She currently is certified in BootyBarre, IFTA Barre fusion, AFAA mat Pilates, AFAA Practical Yoga & completed the 8 Limbed Path of Astanga Yoga under Beryl Bender Birch. Ashley’s focus is helping others develop safe practices. She wants everyone to know how amazing their body is meant to feel and is honored to help guide them through this journey. 

Mary Harmon
Mary is a recently retired school teacher. She has been teaching Cycle classes for 8 years and Stand Up Paddle Boarding for 5. She is certified in Madd Dog and PaddleFit for Stand Up Paddle board instructor.

Donna Johnson
Donna has been teaching for over 25 years. She is certified in Barre, Cycling, Pilates, Zumba/Zumba Gold and Group Fitness.

Tammy Johnson
Tammy has been a Group Fitness Instructor and enthusiast for over 25 years. She currently holds certifications through Ace for Group Fitness and Yoga with specialties in Mind/Body and Nutrition. Additionally, she is licensed to teach Zumba and Zumba Step. She is able to teach a wide variety of formats including Yoga,  Pilates,  Barre, Low Impact Aerobics, Step,  Zumba, Zumba Step, Total Body Conditioning and Water Aerobics.Tammy has truly found her vocation and enjoys helping others on their fitness journey to happiness and good health. 

Zita Kidd

Zita has been instructing Water Aerobics for over 27 years. She is certified in AEA, YMCA and Arthritis Foundation.

Valerie Moore

Valerie has been teaching for over 20 years. She is certified in AAAI/ISMA for over 10 years.

“Come join our instructors for some exercise challenges and DEFINITELY FUN!”

Heather Murphy

Heather’s yoga journey began in 2006 after going through physical rehab for her lower back. Since then many styles of yoga have been practiced, with many wonderful instructors.  She made the decision to journey further and enrolled in the Svadhyaya Teaching Training program, Silver Leaf Lotus Yoga, in Lewes, DE, graduating May 2018.  She has found that flow yoga and restorative yoga allows the whole; mind, body and heart, to find a place of centering and tranquility.  Yoga has become an intricate part of her daily life, where she continues to learn about the self and the world around her.

Kim Royster
Kim has over 25 years of teaching experience and is a proud mother of 5! She is popular for her commitment to proper form and motivational style of training. Kim ensures that all levels are meet in her classes. Kim’s philosophy is “Freedom, Desire, Commit.” Let Kim help you commit to a healthier more fit you.

Jessica Ruth

Jess Ruth has been teaching multiple group fitness formats for 10 years with certifications including AFPA Group Fitness, Les Mills Bodyflow & CXWORX, Piloxing and WGA HIIT. She is also CPR & AED certified.  Jessica’s passion is sharing her love of POUND® and is also licensed to teach Generation Pound, a program designed specifically for ages 6-12.

Rodney Smith

Rodney has been teaching Yoga for over 7 years. He is certified in Level 1 and 2 Yoga Fitness Instructor. Rodney is trained and certified with AFPA, Yoga integrated Science of Louisville, KY, Laura Wolf of Ontario, Canada and Lawrence Biscontini of Manhattan, NY. He has also attended Yoga retreats throughout the years in Florida, New Mexico and Hudson River Valley.

Shantel Willey

Shantel has been teaching Zumba for 4 years. She is dedicated to helping each person get a great work out and have fun while doing so! She is certified in Zumba Basic 1 and Zumba Toning.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SWIM INSTRUCTORS

 

Johanne Danver

Johanne has over 25 years experience in swim instruction and over 18 years as a USA swim coach. She currently serves as the Sea Colony Sharks swim team coach and is certified in CPR, AED, lifeguarding and first aid.

Cathy Gallagher
Cathy has been involved with swimming for over 20 years and was on a national YMCA swim team during high school. She swam for the University of Delaware's varsity team and holds several Conference Championship records. She has instructed group and private lesson, water aerobics, swim techniques for both youth and adult. 

Katie Gore
Katie has been swimming since the age of 5 and has over 8 years of private lesson experience and 4 years of coaching experience. She swam collegiately 4 years at Division II, Clarion University where she qualified for and competed in finals all four years at the Pennsylvania Swimming Athletic Conference. Currently, Katie is attending Salisbury University to obtain her MBA. At Salisbury, she is the Graduate Assistant Swim Coach for the Sea Gulls. Katie has taught group and private lessons to all ages and levels. She loves being able to help each student reach their goals, whether it’s blowing bubbles or completing an IM. Katie is also helping the Sea Colony Sharks as an Assistant Coach for the summer. 

Malissa Matthews

Malissa has a degree in marketing and management. She is currently employed by Sea Colony as a year round pool lifeguard. She is certified in American Red Cross for CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer. Malissa has also taught group swim lessons and water aerobics classes.

Dana Schaefer

Dana is currently the director and lead instructor of the Bethany Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard Program. She has served as a lifeguard in Bethany, played water polo for the University of Maryland and swam competitively for over 13 years with the CCSDA in Washington, D.C.

Dana is certified in Ocean Rescue, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer as well as a first responder. 

Janna Schneider

Janna is currently the head coach for the Sea Colony Sharks.  She was a competitive swimmer, swimming for R.M.S.C. and Curl Burke in Potomac Valley Swimming, MCSL summer swimming, Walt Whitman High School and Bucknell University.  She has over twenty years experience coaching and instructing swimming in Maryland and Delaware.  Janna is available to give lessons for beginner to advanced level swimmers of any age.  

Dylan Tuttle

Dylan is currently an assistant coach for the Sea Colony Sharks swim team and has also been a member of the team for the last ten years. He competed on the Indian River High School swim team all four years and was a returning state competition swimmer. Dylan worked as a lifeguard for the last 4 years and also instructed private and group swim lessons for the last 3 years. He is available to teach all ages and levels to prepare them for their future goals. Dylan holds an American Red Cross CPR and AED for the professional rescuer, Lifeguarding and First Aid.

Kim Wilson

Kim has been involved in aquatics for over 35 years, competing on swim teams, lifeguarding and providing group and private swim instruction. She has served as a swim program director, assistant manager and is certified in CPR, AED, lifeguarding and first aid.