Our Team

Our coaches are certified through and through, which means they’ve been educated in anatomy, physiology, nutrition and optimal performance. They also understand that no two individuals are alike, and that your fitness goals are unique to you.

President and co-owner 

President and co-owner 

Dan myers (Coach dj)


  • Sport Specific Training
  • Wresting Strength and Conditioning
  • Functional Movement Training
  • Group Exercise Training
  • High-Intensity Interval Training
  • Youth Training

About DJ

DJ is the President of Erie Fitness Academy and holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Mercyhurst University. With 4+ years of both personal training and group training under his belt, combined with over 400 observation hours in Sports Medicine facilities and experience training the Mercyhurst University Police Academy, DJ brings a unique and extensive skill-set to Erie Fitness Academy. He is also a Wrestling Coach for General McLane, and loves getting others to push themselves harder than they ever have before.


Vice-president, co-owner, and head coach

Vice-president, co-owner, and head coach

giordano tartaglione (Coach gio)


  • Training for Warriors
  • Sport Specific Training
  • High-Intensity Interval Training
  • Strength and power Training
  • Personal Training
  • Small Group Personal Training

About Gio

Giordano, or Gio for short, is the Vice President of Erie Fitness Academy. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Performance and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) as well as a Training for Warriors (TFW)  Level 1 Coach. Gio boasts 5+ years of personal and strength training experience, along with sport-specific conditioning experience. He's also trained at LECOM Fitness Center and is a frequent attendee of health and fitness conferences, like the Perform Better Conference. Gio also prides himself on motivating his clients both INSIDE and OUTSIDE of the gym.

Spartan obstacle specialist and tfw coach

Spartan obstacle specialist and tfw coach

jim merry (coach jim)

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jamie dodick (Coach jamie)


  • Youth Training
  • Training for Warriors
  • Group Training
  • Personal training
  • strength and conditioning
  • high-intensity interval training 

About jamie

Jamie is one of our coaches here at erie fitness academy. she holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science from mercyhurst university. jamie has over 400 observation hours as well as a variety of experience from multiple educated fitness facilities associated with personal training, group training, and sport specific training. her positive energy and work ethic brings even more value to us here at efa! her passion and mission is to motivate and inspire others to be the best version of themselves in order to live a life-long healthy lifestyle.  


Megan Rogers (Coach Megan) 


Fitness Competitor

Posing Coach

Personal Training

Group Exercise Training

General Functional Fitness

Nutritional Advice

About Megan

Megan is one of Erie Fitness Academy's personal fitness and group exercise Coaches. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Performance from Edinboro University along with a Minor in Personal Training. Megan brings 5+ years of personal and group training experience to Erie Fitness Academy, as well as personal fitness competition experience in the bodybuilding arena, where she also teaches posing techniques to future competitors. 


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sam recco (coach sam) 


  • Wrestling Training
  • Strength and Conditioning Training
  • High Intensity Interval Training
  • Group Exercise Training
  • Sport Specific Training
  •  Personal Training

About sam

Sam is one of the coaches, and wrestling coaches, here
at Erie Fitness Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in
Exercise Science, along with a minor in Athletic Coaching from
Edinboro University, where he also wrestled for 4 years of his
19 years of wrestling experience. Sam has over 400 observation
hours as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of
Rochester in New York, and is currently a high school wrestling
coach at General McLane. His joy within the field comes from
seeing his clients achieve their goals.