Meet the Fitness Team

Bryan Washington – Fitness Manager 

Bryan was originally hired nine years ago by what was then the Foundation for Wellness Center. Bryan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Special Population Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Bryan is also a Certified Golf Conditioning Specialist through GMP Fitness. Bryan attended West Virginia University where he received a bachelor of Science degree in physical education and a Master of Science degree in Community Health Education from the WVU School of Medicine.  Bryan was a three-year letterman as an offensive tackle for the WVU football team. In addition to playing for the Mountaineers, he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for all twenty-two men’s and women’s varsity teams. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, his wife Mandy, son Bryson, daughter Mya and their Pomeranian, Chippy.  He also enjoys attending WVU athletic events.   

 

Julia Triano – Fitness Specialist

Julia (McCracken) Triano has been an Exercise Specialist at the Foundation for Wellness since July 2011, and has now joined the team at the EQT REC Center. She graduated in May 2011 from West Virginia University where she obtained two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Exercise Physiology and one in Human Nutrition and Foods. During her undergraduate career, Julia was an intern with youth and young adult sports conditioning groups at Pro Performance in Morgantown, WV. In December 2014, she completed her Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. Julia is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  In the fall of 2014, Julia co-authored an article entitled Performance Training for Soccer Goalie with former co-worker, Jason Metz, which was published in NSCA Coach 1.4. Other activities and hobbies Julia enjoys are lifting, snowboarding, and traveling with her husband, James. She also is an adjunct professor at Waynesburg University instructing an undergraduate class in nutrition. 

 

 

Lou Pellegrini – Fitness Specialist

Lou joined the Foundation for Wellness staff in the fall of 2015, and is now part of the EQT REC Center Team. He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in the spring of 2013 with a BS in Exercise Science and a minor in Human Biology.  During Lou’s undergraduate schooling he was employed at Wesleyan’s Wellness Center as a trainer and helped to plan campus wide fitness events; such as “Wesleyan’s Biggest Loser”. Following his undergraduate education he pursued a Masters degree from West Virginia University in Athletic Coaching, graduating in the spring of ’15. While attending WVU he was employed at both HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness as a Fitness Specialist, and as a graduate assistant at Morgantown High School as their Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.   While coaching at Morgantown High, Lou worked with athletes in all varsity sports. Many of the athletes went on to play at the Division 1 level in football, soccer, and basketball (both men’s and women’s). He is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Certified Personal Trainer through The American College of Sports Medicine, and is also CPR/AED certified. When Lou isn’t at work he spends time with his family and friends. Some of his special interests include Mountaineer sports, lifting, reading, and hiking. 

 

 

Tyler Windesheimer – Wellness Coach

Tyler became a part of the Exercise Specialist staff here at Foundation for Wellness in April of 2017, and is now part of the EQT REC Center Team. He is currently a senior at Waynesburg University, pursuing a BS in Exercise Science Wellness Physiology. He plans to attend graduate school after finishing his undergraduate degree to study Exercise Physiology or Physical/Occupational therapy, and he is hoping to become a graduate assistant for golf. During his college career so far, Tyler played baseball for the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets his freshman year and he played golf for the university every year as well. Tyler was a Nurse Assistant two summers in row at ESTAR Health Systems in Muskogee, Oklahoma and is First Aid/CPR certified.