Finding a way to live happier and healthier is MORE than just looking at one part of your life. That's why we offer a service that addresses it all.
We get into:
Optimizing Fitness & Activity
Building Self Esteem
Everything we do is customized and personalized to each individual. We take the time to get to know you, your current lifestyle, goals and environment. That way, we can create a plan that works and CONTINUES to work for you!
Shanon Safi, RD, LDN
Owner, Dietitian, Trainer
Since she was young, Shanon knew she wanted a career in which she could make a difference in the lives of others. After working in hospitals and conducting research for a few years, Shanon realized the true importance of nutrition; she saw the way it changed lives.
She studied Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh and completed her post-graduate Dietetic Internship at the University of Louisiana.
As a fitness and powerlifting competitor,
she took interest in Sports Nutrition. This showed her how the fuel we give ourselves makes all the difference in our daily performance. This “fuel” was more than just food, it was also what we fed our minds. This is why Shanon believes it’s important to approach health from a nutritional and psychological standpoint.
Catherine Grimes, RD, LDN
Rachel completed her undergraduate dietetics degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she also played colligate softball. She is now finishing up her dietetic internship and master's degree in integrative exercise science at Cedar Crest College.
Rachel has worked with many male and female collegiate athletes looking to increase their performance through nutrition. She has been able to see firsthand the importance of nutrition on injury healing and overall athletic performance.
In addition to working with athletes, Rachel has gained much experience working in the community to help educate others a variety of different nutrition topics.
She is enthusiastically looking forward to being apart of others health journeys by supporting them through the processes and sharing her knowledge.
Derek Mattison, CSCS, USAW L-1
Head Personal Trainer
Derek Mattison joined the fuel the Fire team as a fitness expert in June 2019. He graduated from Temple University with a BS in Exercise and Sport Science and is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Active throughout his life and playing many team sports, Derek realized his real interest was in the hard, gritty, physical work done in the weight room that enables the body to perform at optimal levels. He has experience training at all levels and has even helped with rehab for a Special Olympics powerlifting athlete.
His philosophy on training is that anyone willing to put in the time and hard work to be fit deserves to achieve better than average results.
“I am excited to help as many people as I can reach their fitness goals, and am even more excited that I get to start here at Fuel the Fire. Not only are you getting the best nutrition advice possible, but you have the physical training and guidance needed to be better than average, and to be the best version of yourself.”
Kristina Rosario, RN
Buti Yoga Instructor
Joining the Fuel the Fire team this February 2019 is Kristina! She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. So, some days you’ll see her in navy scrubs as a Registered Nurse and others you’ll find her leading a group fitness class.
For close to 5 years, Kristina has been instructing group classes, holding certifications for Insanity Live and Rezist and was recently certified in Buti Yoga. She is all about that mind, body, and soul connection and challenging your flexibility while building muscle endurance.
Gina Kelchner, MSLIS
Gina joined the Fuel the Fire team in October of 2018. She holds a degree in Library Science from Drexel University and her background includes extensive food, nutrition, health, wellness, and fitness research. She assists Shanon in creating information for newsletters, social media, and client handouts based on scientific fact.
Gina is a big believer in regular physical activity and knows her workouts benefit both body and mind. She does a lot of creative thinking when running and some of her best ideas come about while working up a sweat.