Meet the Team at PIOMA Performance Fitness
Lead by co-owers Janice Long and Janet Clemens, the expert team at PIOMA Performance Fitness has one cumulative goal for you in mind - Total Body Balance.
Each of our instructors has been chosen not only for their high level of experience and their personal energy, but because they bring to PIOMA a complete range of fitness programs for total mind and body fitness.
Our complete range of instructor capabilities includes personal training, yoga, Pilates, the Feldenkrais Method, kettlebells, diet/nutrition, life coaching and massage therapy.
Many of our instructors teach classes as well as provide one-on-one personal instructrion. Call for more information on classes, or to schedule a time to meet with us to discuss your goals.
Scroll down to learn more about each member of our team.
Janice Long - Feldenkrais Method, Pilates, Yoga
Janice Long has been in the fitness industry her entire adult life. She is a graduate of Walkersville High School. She attended Frederick Community College, the University of Maryland at College Park, and George Washington University. She earned an A.A. from Frederick Community College and a B.S. in Exercise Science from GW University.
Janice is the co-owner of PIOMA Performance Fitness/S.A.F.E.T.Y., Inc. and is a certified:
AFAA Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor, AFPA Sports Conditioning Specialist, Powerhouse Pilates Instructor, Flow Yoga Instructor, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Her broad training experience has included fitness club members, firefighters, high school athletes, business executives, competitive dancers, equestrian enthusiasts, and regular people. She enjoys playing, coaching and officiating athletics in many capacities.
Don't accept pain!
Even if you think you've tried it all, I believe you can greatly diminish or even eliminate your chronic pain through the Feldenkrais method.
I suffered with chronic neck pain for years. But today, I am virtually pain free and I owe it to a commitment to fitness and learning the Feldenkrais method.
Visit me at PIOMA to learn more about how the Feldenkrais method can help you.
Janet Clemens - Yoga, Pilates
ACE Personal Trainer, AFPA Sports Conditioning Specialist, Powerhouse Pilates Instructor, Flow Yoga Instructor, Maryland State Firefighter/EMT, American Heart Association CPR/AED Instructor
Janet's passion for fitness is only eclipsed by her desire to have fun! She believes fitness should not only produce results, but also be an enjoyable experience. Janet has served as the Asst Girls Varsity Soccer Coach at Walkersville H. S. and as the Asst Women's Soccer Coach at Frederick Community College. She is also President of Clemens Industries where she manufactures fire fighting and safety equipment for use by firefighters across the country.
Above all, have fun!
For a lot of people, getting fit means having to work hard. And if that working hard has to come at the end of a long day at work, well it's just not going to happen. You can look at getting fit differently, though. With the right instruction, fitness is actually a lot of fun - and a big stress reliever!
Come visit me at PIOMA and let's get fit and have fun!
Christopher Juarez - Kettlebells
Christopher Juarez holds a Hardsyle Kettlebell Certification with the Russian Kettlebell Challenge, a highly respected name in Kettlebell fitness. He has taught thousands of people how to swim over the past decade. He has trained Kettlebells with some of the best for half of a decade. For the past few years, he has begun to share his love the Kettlebell with athletes everywhere. He has trained triathletes, mixed martial artists and other combat athletes. He has also helped those in search of personal fitness goals learn the art of the Kettlebell well enough to train themselves. His students and colleagues have enjoyed the enthusiasm and fitness ingenuity Chris provides. They continue to flourish and grow, regardless of age and experience.
You can find him on www.dragondoor.com, www.youtube.com/ChrisKettlebells, ask the fighters at cpmma.net or his countless swim students around Maryland. Most importantly, Chris believes that everyone can learn and grow best when their mind is empty of expectation and ego. With an open mind and hard work, we can accomplish anything.
Old school fitness still rules.
No matter what machine they can develop, working out the right way with kettlebells will rival them all!
The simple concept of isolating muscle movement using the weight in kettlebells tightens, tones and builds muscle mass.
Come take a kettlebells class with me at PIOMA to see how old school still rules!
Steve Insley - Coach, Manager
Coach Steve Insley, PIOMA sports fitness consultant, has coached baseball at the high school and collegiate levels for over 20 years. Currently the owner of kids baseball camp instruction program America's Pastime, Coach Steve has been on the coaching staff at Frederick Community College for 13 years and has help guide the Cougars to 4 World Series appearances and a #1 National Ranking in 2011.
Steve is a graduate of Shenandoah University and holds a degree in Business Management.
At PIOMA, Steve offers personal sports fitness instruction and coaching seminars for athletes and coaches.
Release the athlete within.
It doesn't matter if you can't throw a football or were always the last to get picked for the kickball team - we all have the ability to be athletic. While that may be quite different between a ball player and a librarian, each of us has the capability to be physical in some regard.
Physical fitness in any way shape or form helps us all release our inner athlete. Come see me at PIOMA for guidance on achieving your fitness goals.
Carol Hayes - Life Coach
Through her company, Clear Choices Coaching, Carol shares her expertise and skill fostering growth in people of all ages. She is especially energized when her coaching helps people experience "breakthrough" moments where they push through their personal edge and grow more fully into the people they want to be.
Carol's certification as a Life and Energy Leadership Coach comes from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC), which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She is also a dynamic speaker and workshop leader who facilitates energizing connections with groups of all sizes. Carol is a member of the Frederick and Middletown Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Women's Business Network. She has 26 years in the telecommunications industry and thrives at being an entrepreneurial businesswoman creating winning experiences for clients and colleagues.return to top
Clear the fog.
Sometimes everyday stresses and pressures in life can put us in a fog. The choices we need to make in order to lead a full and vibrant life are not always clear.
The good news is that there are ways of clearing the fog, making way for truly Clear Choices.
Visit me at PIOMA to learn more about how Life Coaching can help clear the fog!
Martina Duncan - Massage Therapist
Martina Duncan has been practicing massage for over ten years. She is a licensed, registered massage practitioner in the state of Maryland with NCTMB. She attended the Utah College of Massage Therapy, graduating in 2002.
Martina has worked with clients around the country and in different businesses, so her experience offers new clients a unique level of care and excellence. She creates health and balance in the body through the use of deep tissue and trigger point massage.
Martina specializes in relief of specific pain, as well as maintenance of optimum health. Her experience allows you as the client to customize each session for your needs and goals. Her goal is to create peace through massage.
Maintain a healthy balance.
The physical strains of everyday life often have us feeling 'off.' Aches and pains are not only annoying but can get in the way of living a happy life.
Through massage therapy, I have seen people free themselves of these annoying aches and pains. The result is more energy and a happier life!
Heather Light - Pilates
Heather became acquainted with Pilates after seeing firsthand the benefits of it in a sport she loves. She has been involved in the equestrian world since she was eight years old. Balance, strength and flexibility are all key elements of an effective equestrian.
After obtaining a business degree from Towson University, Heather worked at a brokerage firm for several years. She realized the cubicle was not for her. Heather returned to her first passion of working with horses and pursued a certification in Pilates.
Heather became qualified as a teacher through an intensive training program with Body Arts and Science International (BASI). She continues to expand her knowledge of Pilates through workshops and hands-on experience. Heather has over 450 teaching and observation hours.
Heather's philosophy is to create an individualized program tailored to the needs and wants of her client. She is supportive and will make exercise an activity that can be fun as well as challenging. Heather would love to share the benefits of Pilates with you and help to achieve your goals.
Follow Your Bliss!
When you love what you do, it shows. Along with a passion for horses, I LOVE fitness! Pilates is my specialty because it provides people of all ages and fitness levels the opportunity to feel stronger and more fit through balance and flexibility.
Come see me at PIOMA Performance Fitness and I will tailor an amazing Pilates program just for you!
Sandie Lynch, MS, RD, LDN, PFT - Dietitian/Nutritionist
Sandie is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist since 1991. She has a Masters (MS) in Community Health Promotion and Education, with a Certification in Healthcare Administration. She is a Certified Fitness Expert/Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor and owner and CEO of ATP Consultants.
Sandie possesses a broad spectrum of experience in Healthcare, Human Resources, Education, and Food Administration Management, Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), and Clinical Nutrition Management. Sanide's specialties include consultation and expertise in diabetes, metabolic syndrome, renal insufficiency, cardiovascular disease, and weight management.
Do You REALLY Know Nutrition?
Believe it or not, even those of us who consider ourselves 'fit' often miss one of the most important parts of health - what we eat. We all know that foods high in trans fat, fried foods, and food with too much sugar are bad, but until you truly understand nutrition, you may be eating things each day that make you feel less than your best. Sensitivity to certain elements in food like gluten, for example, can have a profound effect on your health. Visit me at PIOMA to learn more about how to feel great and help achieve your fitness goals through nutrition.