Align Fitness in Downingtown
Align Fitness Downingtown is a private, appointment-based training studio located in the borough of Downingtown at the intersection of Manor and Pennsylvania Avenues. We aren’t a gym! You’ll never get lost in the crowd. Align Fitness is where you begin or continue your fitness journey under the care of professionals who care about your success. That’s why our clients love working with us. We take a movement-based approach to fitness. Through movement testing and hands-on coaching we ensure quality movement, decrease injury risk, and challenge each client within their abilities. We blend what you want with what your body needs.
Align Fitness has created a friendly, inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and comes together to move, feel, and perform better. Join us.
Align Fitness is proud to be part of one of Pennsylvania’s only Integrated Wellness Centers which offers a wide variety of services including physical therapy, massage therapy, body work, psychology, nutrition, yoga, and more. We work alongside Dr. Arianne MIssimer of the Movement Paradigm and other top notch professionals.
Come Visit Our New Location In Downingtown!
We are happy to announce our new location opening at 101 Manor Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335 on April 29th, 2019!
Joe Chaitkin M.S. Owner, Head Movement Coach
Joe has a passion for helping his clients move, feel, and perform better. Align Fitness’ philosophy and concept is a culmination of everything he has learned over the last 18 years. The Align Fitness Community has been founded to provide Delaware and Chester Counties a facility to help improve overall wellness through education and hard work while having fun.
- B.S., M.S. in Exercise Physiology from WCU
- 4 years teaching at the university level ( Cabrini University, Immaculata University, WCU)
- 15 years experience in helping Delaware and Chester County Residents get fit
- 5 certifications (CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FMS, CGFI, Master CKC Kettlebell Coach, Master CBC Barbell Coach)
- 9 years experience in golf fitness training
- Specialization in working with clients after orthopedic injuries
- Co-Owner and Founder of Fit EDU, an educational company for fitness professionals and physical therapists where he designs and teaches educational seminars
Joe has used all these year of experience to help develop the most effective programs for his clients get the best results possible.
Joe lives in West Chester with his wife, son, and daughter.
Michele Dunleavy: Nutrition Coach
Michele is passionate about fitness and nutrition as a way of life, which serves as the foundation of her coaching philosophy that both good nutrition and regular exercise help people achieve their optimal fitness and wellness goals. Whether you are looking to lose weight, build lean muscle, or simply clean up your diet to feel and perform better, Michele creates personalized nutrition plans to support your goals. As a recovering sugar addict and amateur foodie, Michele understands first-hand that habits are hard to change and that good food is meant to be enjoyed. She focuses on positive incremental changes, no weigh-ins or food math required.
Michele lives in West Chester with her husband, four kids and three dogs. When she is not coaching clients, Michele enjoys cooking new foods, fitness training and attending her kid’s activities.
Certifications include: Precision Nutrition Level 1, WITS Certified Personal Trainer, Kettlebell Coach Levels 1 and 2
Jodi Wooten: Movement Coach
Jodi Wooten is passionate about education, fitness, and helping others. Jodi has spent over twenty years in the education field and is
excited to utilize this experience in the fitness industry. Exercise induced injury led Jodi to physical therapy, on a quest to learn proper
form, and to Align Fitness, as a client. Years of training, learning, and loving the fitness process inspired Jodi to certify as a personal trainer. She is excited to help clients set and achieve goals, learn to move well, and see results.
Jodi lives in West Chester with her husband and three children. When she is not coaching or teaching, she enjoys spending time with
her family, kettle bells, and traveling. Certifications include: NASM- CPT, Kettlebell Coach Level 1, and
American Heart Association CPR/AED.
Bryn: Movement Coach
Bryn is a former collegiate athlete turned fitness professional and coach. She currently coaches Field Hockey and Swimming. Bryn played Field Hockey all 4 years at Virginia Wesleyan University where she earned a Bachelors in Business Administration. She decided pursue her passion for fitness and furthered her education by earning an Associates Degree at Del Tech in Exercise Science. Bryn has spent an extensive amount of time learning from a variety of fitness professionals. She has taken the best practices from each mentor and established her own unique philosophy on fitness and performance.
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer and Kettlebell Coach.
Griffin Dight: Movement Coach
Griffin is a former athlete, West Chester University Exercise Science Student, and movement coach. He has worked in the industry for the past 2 years and has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients. He strongly believes feeling better can come from moving better and that’s why he cares so much about how people move. He knows clients will only perform at their best and achieve their goals if they enjoy exercise. This is why he makes each session fun and gradually builds intensity as his client’s fitness level improves.