John Ryan Hrebik

Education & Certifications

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Composition and RhetoricChatham University

M.F.A. in Creative WritingUniversity of Pittsburgh
B.A. in English LiteratureAmerican Sports and Fitness Association-Certified Personal Trainer-Certified Senior Fitness Instructor


Dr. John Ryan Hrebik is an ASFA certified personal trainer specializing in functional and athletic training, as well as senior fitness instruction. John began his fitness career over thirteen years ago while finishing his B.A. in English Literature from The University of Pittsburgh. He went on to pursue an M.F.A.

In Creative Writing from Chatham University and, more recently, he earned a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. And, while John taught writing at the university level for over six years and won numerous awards for his innovative teaching style, personal training/fitness remained his true passion.

Exercise Philosophy

Presently, John employs his student-centered teaching approach and diagnostic proficiency to help his clients reach their goals in a safe and effective manner. His training philosophy is grounded in the belief that the road to physical health and well-being should be a process, rather than simply an end product. With that, John continually assesses each client’s progress, developing creative solutions to address any unforeseen issues that may arise. Moreover, he is an expert at motivating his clients to reach their full potential using his encouraging, affective training approach.

John has experience training student athletes, expectant mothers, and seniors. For him, education and technique are at the forefront of his fitness pedagogy; therefore, he is constantly researching and learning new techniques in order to augment his skills as a personal trainer. In essence, John’s strong teaching background and affinity for problem-solving will help push you through plateaus and, ultimately, keep you on track to meet and exceed your established goal/s. Please feel free to contact him with any questions or concerns at

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