Lisa Chow
General Manager
ACE Certified in Personal Training and Group Fitness
Lisa Chow is passionate about fitness and dedicated to helping people become and feel their best. From September of 2006 to May 2015, Lisa worked as a trainer, group fitness instructor, personal training manager and General Manager at Fit Zone for Women — Troy. She is a Certified Personal Trainer experienced in working with people of all ages and backgrounds — from people looking simply to lose weight, to people needing fitness motivation, to people recovering from illness or living with chronic disabilities, to athletes and individuals who want to achieve and maintain top level fitness. She is a group fitness instructor with experience in kickboxing, Tabata, Cardio Core Fit Ball, Boot Camps and many more. Lisa has been interested in sports her whole life: playing basketball, running track and cross country, marathon racing and was even a sports broadcast journalist at Indiana University. Before working in the fitness industry, Lisa and her husband served as Campus and Family Ministers.
Lisa is married and has two daughters who are athletes and all are active in the Troy community. She brings her passion for fitness and her love for the community to CORE Sports Fitness. Lisa will continue building on the great tradition of athlete training at CORE as well as expanding to access to the broader community.
A.J. Ruggirello
Personal Trainer
Certified by NASM in Personal Training

A.J. is studying Health science with an exercise science concentration at Oakland University and is certified in personal training by The National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is experienced in training people of all ages and fitness levels.

A.J. also brings his experience as a lacrosse and a cross country Student trainer at Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School here to CORE. He also has experience in  other team sports including football, baseball, swimming, track, and downhill skiing which he applies here when working with athletes to improve their skills, technique and fitness levels.

Ryan Glover
Personal Trainer and Coach
Certified by NASM in Personal Training

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

American Sports and Fitness Association Certified Kettlebell Specialist

American Red Cross CPR/AED

Continuing Education:

Youth Fitness Specialist

Golf Fitness Specialist

Neuromuscular Stretching

Reactive Training

Flexibility Training

Coaching Experience:

Ryan has an abundance of experience as a coach of various sports, however he is most notably recognized as one of the more distinguished Hockey Goalie Coaches in the region

Natalie Sekosan
BS in Clinical Exercise Science
Level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certificate
Attaining CSCS through the NSCA

Natalie is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Exercise Science. Over the past 3 years she’s been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in Grand Rapids, MI, where she worked with hockey players at all levels (Pro, College, Junior, AAA, High School, and Youth), summer hockey camps with Detroit Red Wings Assistant Coaches, all sport teams at a local high school, and special population clients. She is a former soccer player and athlete of CORE who grew up in the area.

Natalie has her Level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certificate and is in the process of getting her CSCS through the NSCA.

Kris Draper
Kris is a native of Toronto, Ontario. Kris was a Third Round selection of the Winnipeg Jets, 62nd overall, in 1989. Kris has played with the Red Wings since 1993, and was an integral part of Red Wing Stanley Cup Championships (1996-97, 1997-98, and 2001-02, 2007-08). During the Wing’s Stanley Cup run, Kris was a member of the famous “Grind Line” built on speed and grit. In 2004, Kris won the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s best defensive forward. Kris was a member of the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team that competed in the 2006 Olympic Games (Torino).
Hurie Johnson
Track and Field Accomplishments: 2008 ranked 12th in the world in 100 meter. 7th overall in the country 12.55, 2010 p.r 11.87s in 100 meter, 2014 National Long Jump Champion
Len Paddock Invitational: 11.97s in 100 at the National Paralympic Championships, 4th overall in country, 2011 2nd overall ranked in country in long jump 5.53meters, 2012 finished 3rd in the preliminary heat of the 100 meter sprintWheelchair Basketball: 3 MVP tournament trophies, 4th overall in country, 3 best class three trophies, 2 time All American trophies from the National Championships

Jeff S. Pierce, D.O.
CORE Co-Owner
Dr. Pierce is the Founder and Co-owner of CORE as well as the Medical Director of the Michigan Sports & Spine Centers and founder of Athletes Unlimited. A leader in the medical field, Dr. Pierce makes it his mission to improve medical efficiency and training practices. Because he found some of the methods being used to teach youth athletes lacking, he founded CORE and began developing a new training style for children. He strongly believes in preventative therapy, or pre-hab, and constantly strives to incorporate this philosophy into his work.
At Michigan Sports & Spine Centers Dr. Pierce specializes in a comprehensive treatment program for spine and musculoskeletal/joint injuries including sports & occupational problems. His extensive training as a PMR physician has enhanced his ability to evaluate and create individualized, injury-specific rehabilitation programs. He has created through research and clinical experience, an aggressive, non-surgical comprehensive spine care program.Dr. Pierce is currently the team physician for college teams and consults for many professional teams and athletes. Known throughout the entertainment community as “Doc Rock,” Dr. Pierce has extensive experience treating entertainers who perform at local venues.

The founder of Athletes Unlimited, a non-profit organization for the support and development of athletes with physical challenges, Dr. Pierce helps spread awareness to the community and promotes his belief that hat no active individual should be restricted by any boundary. He also volunteers his services as a physician for a number of organizations and serves on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports where he leads the task force designated to create the prescription for fitness for the State of Michigan. Dr. Pierce is also currently consulting with medical corporations and local Accountable Care Organizations to help make practices more efficient and to create centers of excellence in sports medicine, therapy, training, and performance wellness.

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