Roberta (or as we call her, Berta) brings tremendous knowledge and 11 years of direct personal training experience to \ki'netik\FITNESS. She moved back into the State College area after spending a year in Colorado running her own in-home personal training business.
Berta is a certified personal trainer with NASM and is also a Corrective Exercise Specialist. She attended Penn State and graduated in 2006 with a BS in Kinesiology followed by attending California University of Pennsylvania for her Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotions.
In keeping with the values of \ki'netik\FITNESS, Berta consistently runs half marathons and has also done two full marathons, two Tough Mudder races and a Warrior Dash.
"What I find exciting is working with people new to exercise, just returning, or looking for a challenge in their current program. My goal is to make everyone feel better and more confident with each session."
You'll find Berta coaching all kinds of \ki'netik\ large and small group classes as well as many personal training clients.
Missy brings over 25 years of experience and knowledge in the fitness industry, plus 9 years of personal training expertise and enthusiasm to \ki'netik\ FITNESS. She believes that each person is unique with specialized needs, and coaches her clients with a focus on both the physical and emotional benefits of conditioning. Missy is the nurturer among the group and gives us daily encouragement in all forms including her many quotes written on the \ki'netik\ inspirational chalkboard!
Her experience, knowledge and motivation provide encouragement to reach personal goals and adopt a healthier lifestyle. A Certified Fitness Trainer, she has provided personal training services to clients in multiple settings since 2002.
Missy has experience as a competitive bodybuilder, appearing in many events in 2003 and 2004, and earned her Pro Card in 2004. She also is a licensed Real Estate Agent in State College since 2000.
Always on the go, Missy is forever keeping herself, and others busy doing something! Running, hiking or sending a random text to encourage someone to get back on track, Missy truly lives a healthy and active life.
Missy, her husband John, and their sons Parker, Tyler and Toby reside in State College, Pa and are natives to the area.
You'll find Missy coaching any one of our indoor or outdoor boot camp classes as well as several personal training clients.
Buddy is entering his fourth year as Bellefonte Boot Camp (Outdoor FUNctional Training) Coach. He has a Health and Physical Education degree from Lock Haven University and has been teaching H & PE for the past 22 years, four years in PG County, Maryland before moving to Bellefonte the past 18 years. He earned a Master’s Degree from California University of PA, focusing on Exercise Science and Human Movement, which opened the door to becoming our Bellefonte Boot Camp Coach.
Buddy lives in Bellefonte with his wife Jennifer and two children, Mia and Trevor. They are a very active family who enjoy recreational activities, working out together, athletics, and having fun together.
Buddy’s family also has a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Chase Utley, a German Shepherd named Casbah, and three cats; Oscar, Analeise and Mario.
Brandon "Kope" Koppenhaver joined the \ki’netik\ FITNESS team in 2014 as a Penn State intern. He enjoyed the people and the classes so much, that he officially joined the team and took over the Port Matilda bootcamp class.
While his childhood was filled with athletic pursuits, especially martial arts, Brandon did not focus on fitness and personal training until he was deployed to Iraq with the Marine Corps in 2009. Brandon is a 12 year veteran of the Marine Corps and is currently a Correction Activities Specialist and Ninja Warrior instructor for kids in addition to his coaching at \ki’netik\ FITNESS. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Fitness Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Sports Science in Sports Administration from Lock Haven University.
Brandon enjoys recreational activities, athletics, and having fun with his wife, Nicholle, three sons, Junior, Wyatt, and Zeke, and his two chocolate labs.
Brandon seems to do it all at \ki’netik\ FITNESS. You can find him at dawn with our bootcamp classes, pushing our Tier One classes to their max, motivating the large group and small group classes and striving for the leaderboard for our monthly fitness challenges.
Matt is a level 1 USA weightlifting coach, and has a certification in group fitness. He has been passionate about health and wellness for many years and has a desire to share this passion with others in his new role as a trainer. This personal experience allows Matt to relate to the members in a unique way.
In pursuit of a fulfilling career in the industry, Matt is working towards his B.S. in Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. His expertise with the nutritional components of health allow him to provide versatile support to members by combining physical activity with proper diet. Upon graduation, Matt would like to become a registered dietician and continue to work with individuals to improve their health.
Matt is always focused on his next personal goal. He is a competitive bodybuilder, and has qualified nationally in both bodybuilding, and classic physique divisions. Whether he is training for his next competition or coming in to teach a class, you can always find Matt at the gym!
Kyle Kinley joined the \ki’netik\ FITNESS team in 2017.
Kyle is a certified personal trainer through Ben Greenfield's Superman program and through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). While being relatively new in the health and fitness industry, his extravagant passion for learning and teaching anything related to improving health makes him an old pro.
After finishing his associate's degree in architectural drafting and design, Kyle decided to travel the world. He first discovered his passion for health, fitness, and longevity on a 2015 trip to Phuket, Thailand. During this trip, he trained in the martial art of Muay Thai at the Tiger Muay Thai camp for 3 months. Upon returning home, he decided to share his passion and earn his certification. Everyone at \ki’netik\ is thrilled that he did!
Kyle was born and raised in Bellefonte and has always enjoyed being physically active. When not training at the gym, he enjoys outdoor activities such as Tough Mudders and Spartan races.
Kyle teaches our kettlebell classes on Saturdays.