Trainer Biographies

Robert Kron

bob biking, center of balance, milford, ctrobert kron bio pic center of balance, center of balance, orange, ctBob received his degree in Business Management from Ithaca College in 1993. Following graduation, he decided to pursue his interest in Athletic Training at Central Connecticut State University. Human performance and Athletic Training were his true calling. After obtaining certification through the NATA, Bob began working as a certified athletic trainer at the high school level.

He designed programs for athletes of all levels including pre-season and in-season athletic performance programs and individualized rehabilitation programs. By 2000, Bob realized that the fundamentals of his training programs and experiences were very well suited for effecting positive fitness conditioning for most adults as a personal trainer. He has obtained certifications through NASM, Apex and RTS.

With this core background Bob has been able to help people of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness and wellness goals. Bob’s passion has helped to improve the lives of many individuals though his dedication to each client’s goals and wellbeing. In his spare time Bob spends his time with his son Jake and also competes in endurance events, especially on and off road triathlons.

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Ronald Lelko

ron triathlon picture, center of balance, stratford, ctron bio pic, center of balance, stratford, ctRon graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in education and then obtained certifications from the following: National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT), Senior Level Renegade Trainer, Holistic Life Coach Level 1, and Kettle Bell Specialist.

His areas of special interest include, metabolic typing, weight loss, core, bungee, sport specific training, marathon training, and speed and agility training.

Ron’s mission is to help each and every client achieve and surpass his or her fitness goals. During training sessions he will motivate and guide clients. He utilizes client analysis and education to further enhance their fitness program.

Fitness and sports have always been an important part of Ron's life. He reached the pinnacle of his sports career while playing football at Bloomsburg University. He was a 4-year varsity letter winner, team captain, and Associated Press All-American wide receiver. After college Ron was invited to tryout with the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, and St. Louis Rams.

Since college he has worked as a special education teacher, high school football, track and strength and conditioning coach, college football and strength and conditioning coach, and speed and agility trainer. Ron is co-owner/operator of Center of Balance Fitness & Wellness facility and has been a personal trainer for the past 6 years.

He continues to enjoy fitness and sports through working out, competitive mountain biking, running and other recreational sports.

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Mike Mariano

mike swimming, center of balance, orange, ctmike bio picture, center of balance, orange, ctMike studied Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Southern California. With this knowledge, he pursued a career in personal training, which would allow him to help people of all ages and abilities improve their health and fitness. His professional certifications include the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and APEX, which expanded his expertise into the arena of nutritional counseling.

Being an athlete all his life, the area of athletic performance was has always been of great interest to him. With his days of team sports behind him, Mike discovered running which quickly became  his new passion. This not only broadened his own personal athletic perspective, but also brought new areas of passion and expertise to his clients. Over the last decade, Mike has expanded his running experience into the sport of triathlon. He has now completed several marathons as well as two Ironman distance triathlons. In addition to regularly competing in endurance events, Mike holds year round running and triathlon training programs for his clients so they can broaden their fitness experience as well.


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Derek Acevedo

derek bio pic, center of balance, orange, ctDerek has been a personal trainer for 6 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. Helping people effectively achieve their fitness goals, whether it's one-on-one or small group training. Fitness has always been a big part of Derek's life and he believes everyone can benefit from proper physical fitness as long as their program is tailored to meet their specific needs. He will customize a safe, effective, and structured resistance training and nutrition program to achieve their desired body composition and overall health. Derek has received both his AAAI and Renegade Training certifications. With his expertise in functional training, he specializes in altering body composition, full-body movements and improving overall health. 

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