The Team.


Mark Mintzer

Mark Mintzer

CEO and Founder
(484) 595-9205 ext 201

Tim Connor

Tim Connor

Director of Development & Outreach

Rich Pogue

Rich Pogue

Gritness Coach & Training Coordinator

Alex Penman

Alex Penman

Program Director & Gritness Coach

Tommy Belmont

Tommy Belmont

Gritness Coach

Sue Reynolds

Sue Reynolds

Friend Fitness Site Director

Planet Fitness Malvern

Board of Directors


Scott Dillman

Fitness Trainers, Inc.
United States Army, Major (ret)
Villanova University, MBA

Brian Forgue

Esquire, MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
Dickinson School of Law, JD

Jack Lord

Bai Brands
VP of National Accounts-PA
Shippensburg University, BS
Business Administration

Basil Soutos

Samos Advisors LLC
Founder/Principal Consultant
Business Administration, BS, MBA               Millersville University


J.D., Ed.D, Asst. Dir. of H.R.
Chester County Intermediate Unit
Widener University of Deleware
Law School, JD

Mark Mintzer

Executive Director & Founder
Youth Mentoring Partnership,
Former Board President
College of Health & Human Development                    Fitness Trainers Inc Principal Partner            Physical Education, BS
Penn State University

Steve Matus

RKL LLP, Manager
Financial Services Group
Business Administration, BS. Widener University

Jennifer DiLella

Certified Physician’s Assistant & Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist

Psychology & Economics, B.S. St Lawrence University

Physician’s Assistant Program, B.S. Long Island University

Public Health, M.A. Drexel University

Founder of Radnor Steps, Radnor PA

Olivia Houston

Prevention Specialist, Downingtown Areas School District

UPenn, MSED School & Health Counseling

Criminal Justice, M.S., St. Joseph’s University

Criminal Justice, B.S. West Chester University

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