December 8, 2015
T OMMIE KNIGHT, 32, of Elkins Park, a personal fitness trainer, owns Knight's Gym, a new 5,000-square-foot facility in East Falls with a juice bar and locker rooms. Knight has trained former Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still and businesswoman Kijafa Frink (wife of former Eagles quarterback Michael Vick). Q: How'd you get into this? A: I was skinny in my mid-20s and decided to hit the gym and change that. I met personal fitness trainers and learned about the business.
June 17, 2011 |
Law enforcement officials in Delaware County have confirmed that a body found in a Nether Providence Township creek is that of missing St. Davids resident Gerald E. Christopher. The Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday that Christopher hanged himself from a tree limb with a pool hose in woods behind the Crum Creek Valley Condominiums on Avondale Road. Christopher, 45, a personal trainer, vanished early June 1 from the home he shared with his fiancée. Police recovered his remains Wednesday after a woman reported a body in the water.
December 10, 1991 |
Jonathan Arthur Berkowitz, 24, died Friday in a Baltimore hospital after spending the last 14 months in a coma caused by head injuries he suffered in an automobile accident on Oct. 7, 1990. Before the accident, Mr. Berkowitz, who spent his first 12 years in Philadelphia before moving to Maryland, was a fitness trainer at a Holiday Fitness Center. He was also an artist who enjoyed working in watercolors. In Philadelphia, Mr. Berkowitz attended the Walnut Center as a pre-schooler and Lea School for grades two through six. After his family moved to Maryland, Mr. Berkowitz graduated from Centennial High School in Maryland and then from Frostburg State College with a degree in business.
April 17, 1996 |
"Who knows who's gonna apply for, you know, the fatherhood gig?" Madonna asked plaintively on prime-time TV, just a few months ago. Oh, that Madonna. She knew. She'd had a couple of high-profile rejections in her very public search for a man to father her baby. She'd been firmly turned down by kooky Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman. Latin dreamboat Antonio Banderas also passed, choosing to impregnate Melanie Griffith instead. But all along, he was right there: the guy she hired to spot her while she was weight-lifting, put her through her running paces and generally keep her pulse rate up. Her fitness trainer, the relatively unfamous Carlos Leon, eventually became Madonna's boy toy and, now, the father of her baby-to-be.
August 15, 2007 |
British tourist Lavern Paul Ritch spent the day Saturday in Margate the way many visitors do: lounging on the beach, dining in a restaurant, and then hitting a few nightclubs to round out the evening. By the next morning, the 37-year-old fitness trainer from Wales was dead, and authorities in this Jersey Shore town yesterday continued to search for the man who stabbed him in the heart. Police said Ritch, who was on vacation in the United States for two weeks and had been staying with friends from Cherry Hill, was killed early Sunday trying to intervene in a fight near the intersection of North Washington and Monmouth Avenues.
November 17, 1999 |
Going back to school has become the trendy thing to do; and just like sport utility vehicles and Pokemon, everyone is buying into it. People are sucked in by this fallacy that to be successful and make a decent living, you need a college degree and must forever be scrambling to take graduate and continuing education courses. Society is putting more emphasis on academic degrees and titles than on experience and actually knowing how to do something. People have told me that even though they themselves did not have a degree, they were asked to train new hires coming in with degrees but no experience.
June 16, 2011 |
Law enforcement authorities in Delaware County have confirmed that the badly decomposed body found in a Nether Providence Township creek is that of missing St. Davids resident Gerald E. Christopher. A spokeswoman at the Delaware County Medical Examiner's office said Thursday afternoon that authorities would issue a formal statement about the cause and manner of his death later in the day. Christopher, 45, a personal trainer who vanished early June 1 from the home he shared with his fiancee, was sought by family and police who hoped to find him alive.
May 24, 2012
Camryn Drew Rollins is the newest Phillies fan. The baby girl was born to shortstop Jimmy Rollins and fitness trainer bride Johari Smith Rollins late Sunday night. The little lady weighed in at 5 pounds, 11 ounces. As we mentioned yesterday, Rollins had to leave a charity event Sunday night upon learning that Johari was in labor. He was out of the lineup on paternity leave for Monday's and Tuesday's games against the Washington Nationals. Jimmy and Johari wed in the Grand Cayman Islands in January 2010.
June 20, 2013
EATING A big steak and napping on the couch is how a lot of dads celebrated Father's Day on Sunday. Not Zeke Galloza. The 40-year-old fitness trainer, a father of two, worked on his house and took his son to the musical "Rock of Ages. " I've admired Galloza for years - not only for his expertise as a trainer but also as a dad to 15-year-old Airanna and 11-year-old Jaden. Even as his marriage went south when his children were young, his proud Puerto Rican heritage and belief in family kept him committed to those kids.
July 19, 1999 |
Jackie Blake is no stranger to intensive workouts. A petite 38-year old certified fitness trainer at Philly Total Fitness & Dance, she recently decided to up her workout a notch by incorporating weight training into her daily fitness regimen. To make things interesting, she decided to check out a nearby "hard-core" South Philadelphia gym. When she strolled into the 5,000-square-foot gymnasium at Body World dressed in a tailored pantsuit, she said, the head of every man in the place turned to check her out. But the stares stopped the moment her rigorous workout began.