Meet The Trainers
Earth Treks Timonium Personal Trainers
Jon Meltzer - Fitness Program Manager
Jon has a decade of experience training mentally and physically for activities like rock climbing, baseball, bodybuilding and Olympic-style weightlifting. With his diverse background, he recognizes that every fitness and performance goal requires a unique and nuanced approach. His methods of individual and group program design reflect this at every level. Whether you’re training to climb harder, lift heavier, improve your speed, agility, and quickness, lose a few pounds or just want to tone up for the beach, he can provide the individualized programming, expertise and motivation to get you there.
Katelyn Grue - Personal Trainer
Katelyn is a licensed physical therapist; she currently studying for her CSCS certification. Her understanding of the biomechanics of movement and climbing allow her to develop programs to optimize the mobility, strength and power of climbers and athletes of all levels. Katelyn grew up competitively swimming throughout her childhood and college years, and she cross-trained each summer with climbing. She earned her BA in Biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and subsequently earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University. Katelyn is an avid sport climber who loves discovering new ways to maximize performance, function and fun.
Katya Alekseeva - Personal Trainer
Katya is an ACE Certified and NAFC Certified Personal Trainer and a passionate climber. Her love for fitness developed at young age--she spent multiple hours ice skating outside in winter. Later on she joined her school's volleyball team and participated in countless competitions. After sustaining a serious injury that required a year-long break from training, she realized that learning proper form and functional training should be at the base of all exercise programs. Katya loves creating individualized climbing-specific workouts, weightlifting programs for all levels of fitness and preventative exercise programs. She believes that exercise is the best medicine against depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, and is appropriate for absolutely everyone. She is currently pursuing a career in physical therapy and is on the way to earning a Zumba instructor certificate.