Adam Gaske (MS, CSCS, RCEP) – Neuro Fitness Specialist
Adam earned his Bachelor’s degree from Gardner-Webb University in Health and Wellness Promotion. While at Gardner-Webb he competed at the NCAA Division 1 level as a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field program. After graduating in 2004 he became a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
In 2008 Adam began graduate studies at The University of North Carolina Charlotte. He completed his Master’s of Science and earned his degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2010. Following graduation Adam became a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and passed their Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist exam.
In the time since his undergraduate studies Adam has worked both one on one and in group settings as a personal trainer and a sports performance coach. This has provided him the experience of working with a diverse population ranging from youth and scholastic athletes to professional athletes, healthy adults to seniors, and other clinical populations. Adam became part of the Race to Walk Team in 2012 and brings over 9 years of training experience and knowledge.
Alex Cantelmi (MS, RCEP) - Neuro Fitness Trainer
Alex received his Bachelor of Arts in Cell and Molecular Biology with a Chemistry Minor from Western State College of Colorado. While at school he competed at the Division II level as a Cross Country and Track & Field athlete. He was also a member of the Nordic Ski team.
After graduating, Alex started as an assistant at Race to Walk, performing essential duties as well as being the head of maintenance. In 2014 Alex began his graduate studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte as well as becoming at trainer at Race to Walk. He earned his Master of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2016 and also received his American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification. In his free time he enjoys running, hiking, sailing, and is an avid skier and snowboarder.
Joe Donahue (BA, CPT) - Neuro Fitness Trainer
Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in North Carolina, Joe graduated the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Art in Exercise and Sports Science. Joe has always been active and enjoyed playing lacrosse, rugby, tennis, as well as strength training. During his time at UNC-Chapel Hill, Joe developed his interest in personal training and pursued that interest by attaining the American Council on Exercise and Functional Movement System certifications.
Joe enthusiastically embraces the opportunity to help clients achieve a healthy, active lifestyle. He believes that with motivation, anyone can achieve what he or she once thought was unattainable. Since graduation, Joe has worked in a variety of areas ranging from orthopedic rehab to private training facilities. In his spare time, Joe enjoys cheering on the Tar Heels, playing golf, reading and relaxing at the beach and traveling.
Elizabeth Collins (BS, NREMT, CPT) - Neuro Fitness Trainer
Elizabeth (Beth) was born and raised in West Virginia. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Fairmont State University in May of 2017. She had spent 7 years in aquatic training before receiving this position. During that time she taught swim lessons, coached high school competitive swimming, and spent two years teaching and certifying teenagers and adults in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and AED. She currently holds her National Registration as an Emergency Medical Technician. She enjoys the water, hiking, spending time with her loved ones, and traveling. Within the next 5 years she hopes to begin her studies in a graduate school program that allows her to stay active and keep her career centered on helping people achieve their goals.
Mike Over (CPT) - Neuro Fitness Trainer Assistant
Mike received his certification as a Certified Personal Trainer through World Instructor Training Schools. He has studied in the fields of anatomy, physiology, and biology. Mike has been an avid weight lifter for years which adds to his studies of muscular development and strength. "Working here at Race to Walk is an absolute pleasure! The joy of seeing people progress and strive to reach their goals is motivation and happiness that is beyond words for me!"