Trainers at Forma

Mark Mark Burke

Mark graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. Mark co-owns Forma Personal Training, his personal business since the early 1990s. He has served as the trainer of athletes in sports ranging from hockey to basketball to rowing. His clients have ranged from Stanley Cup champions to Fortune 500 CEOs. Mark has served as an advisor/director of corporate activities and community health-based endeavors. Mark practices what he preaches being a second degree blackbelt, earning 1st place in Taekwondo and Karate tournaments and championships in hockey. He has completed many 24 hour mountain bike races and 4-12 hour adventure races. He has also participated in the Rachel Carson Half Trail Challenge, finishing sixth and thirteenth.

One aspect of training that Mark is passionate about is Heart Rate Training (HRT): the key to training safely and getting fast results without burning yourself out. Through HRT Mark works with clients to burn fat, build endurance or just burn calories. Mark also uses his Martial Arts and Sports background to keep clients balanced, strong and flexible.

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Karen Karen Slavin

Karen has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years, and is co-owner of Forma Personal Training. She is nationally certified through ISSA, and is a certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition. Her competition background includes First Place in the 2003 OCB Masters Figure Competition, and Third Place in the Open Figure class. She has held a position on the OCB (Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders) panel as a Figure and Bodybuilding judge, representing drug-free competitions. Having trained throughout her pregnancy, Karen is living proof that pregnancy weight gain is not permanent. Her specialties include emphasis on body fat reduction, adding lean muscle, nutrition counseling, and post pregnancy weight loss, for total body transformation and wellness. If you are looking for a personalized program for any age or experience level, with an emphasis on nutrition and proper resistance training, or a permanent lifestyle change, call Forma now.

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Ed Seymour Ed Seymour

Edwin Seymour Jr attended the Art institute of Pittsburgh for graphic design. During his years in school, he ate poorly, rarely exercised, and graduated with a degree and a few unwanted extra pounds (sound familiar to anyone?). Edwin turned to exercise in an attempt to reverse the unhealthy path he was traveling, and with hard work and dedication, changes began to show. Keeping workouts fresh, challenging, and always changing them makes it fun too. Edwin is an ACE certified personal trainer since 2006,training a wide variety of clients in one on one or small groups in homes and gyms in the Pittsburgh area. He is excited to bring his challenging and fun training style to FORMA, Sewickley's premier personal training studio!

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Rob Robert Rollick

Rob is a graduate of Grove City College with a B.S. in Exercise Science and is an NSCA CSCS. Fitness has always been the center point of Rob's life. He's a former collegiate football player and a current physique competitor in the NPC. It is his passion for health and fitness that always drives him to expand his own knowledge and use it to benefit the lives of others. He specializes in clinical populations and has successfully aided in the rehabilitation of clients who have had strokes, MS, heart complications, joint issues and much more. A trainer is only limited by the tools in his/her tool belt and Rob has expanded upon his to provide himself the opportunity to help any client achieve any goal they may desire.

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