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Staff Members: Key Staff Members

Key Staff Members | Trainers | Massage Therapists | Nutrition Services


Michael Briehler, President
With successful and reputable careers as a business owner, consultant and advisor, Michael pursued his passion and vision to create a health and fitness facility that would stand out and appeal to all ages and lifestyles. With the goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle through caring professionals and continual education in a state-of-the-art, non-intimidating, social environment, the Pennington Athletic Club, "PAC," was founded in 1995.  PAC's philosophy was overwhelmingly appreciated, and soon a search for a larger facility was launched.  In 2004, PAC relocated to the spacious Pennington-Ewing Athletic Club, "PEAC.”  At PEAC, the founding philosophy and culture are maintained and cultivated through an expanded facility, a wide range of services and valued members. Although the PEAC staff is an extended family, Michael is infatuated with his wife and children.
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Kara Forsythe, PEACturf Director
Kara Forsythe is the PEACturf Director, coordinating all programs and events for all ages on PEACís indoor turf field facility. Kara graduated in 1985 cum laude with a Theatre Arts Degree from the College of Notre Dame in Belmont California.† She worked as a Recreational Supervisor for the Scranticon-Princeton hotel conference center for 5 years, before leaving to open her own business after the birth of her second son. Kara operated her own home daycare center for 19 years, helping to provide a fun, loving environment for children to grow-up and develop as they prepared for entering school. Kara has also spent the last several years involved in recreational indoor soccer programs, while volunteering her time in Ewing United Soccer, Ewing Little League as well as Ewing American Legion Baseball.†
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Liz Glynn, Member Services Coordinator
Liz Glynn is the Member Services Coordinator at PEAC. Liz earned her degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University and continued her education with a Fitness Specialist Certification from Raritan Valley Community College, which included studies in exercise physiology, nutrition and functional fitness. As a familiar face at PEAC, you may find Liz assisting at the Service Desk, personal training, assisting a member with their orientation to the club or as an ďI Lost it at PEACĒ coach.† Liz has a comprehensive understanding of many aspects of the club, enabling her to be a talented resource within member services. Prior to joining PEAC in 2014, Liz was a non-profit director who focused on engaging communities in local issues. Liz draws on her experience to educate and motivate her clients to improve their health and fitness levels. She pursued her passion for fitness after experiencing her own personal journey to improve her physical health. Liz understands that life is busy and wants to help her clients find the time and motivation to make exercise a part of their healthy routine. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, going on long bike rides along the D&R canal, hiking and cooking meals with fresh local foods. She also volunteers as a coach for Girls On the Run in New Hope, which encourages young girls to embrace healthy lifestyles.
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Betty Ivins, Personal Training Program Coordinator
Betty Ivins is the Personal Training Program Coordinator at PEAC. Betty has been involved with PEAC for over 10 years first as a member, and then as part of the PEAC staff. Betty assists with member-trainer assignments, provides trainer supervision and monitors PEACís Personal Training program. As much a fan as a participant, Betty can be found cheering on her three kids and their teams at many sporting events.
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Anthony Latham, PGA Professional, PEAC Golf Pro
PEAC is pleased to welcome back Anthony Latham to our Golf Program. A PGA member since 1995, Anthony is currently the Director of Instruction at the nationally ranked Royce Brook Golf Academy, overseeing program philosophy and development. He has been named one of the "top four" golf instructors for women in NJ and his Junior College of Golf Program (JCOG) has been featured in numerous golf magazines and TV shows. Most recently he coached a team of NJ youngsters to the National Finals of the PGA Junior Golf League in Chicago. The one time Collegiate All American has a superior reputation as a teacher specializing in "transition to play" programs and "competitive junior" development. He has won many playing, teaching and community service awards and continues to be involved with the NJ Kids in School Program & The First Tee of Greater Trenton. Many LPGA and PGA tour professionals have credited Anthony with their improvement and success throughout his career as well as countless high school golfers that have earned golf scholarships and played on a NCAA golf teams. Anthony makes his home in Ewing.† In his spare time, he enjoys reading, collecting sports memorabilia, playing golf and following the NFL.

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Evan Orchinik, B.S. CSCS
Exercise Physiologist Director of PEAC Performance
Evan Orchinik holds a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology, with a fitness specialist focus, from West Chester University and is certified with the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Evan began strength and conditioning training with the Men’s Olympic Gymnasts with extra focus on Core Strength, Balance Training, Full Body Strength Training, Flexibility Work and overall Power Development. In recent years, he has continually advanced his knowledge of the latest research and trends in strength and conditioning. With this broad range of expertise, Evan has expanded his clientele to include NHL and MLB players, Division I, II, III and JUCO athletes in almost every sport, as well as high school and middle school athletes.  With 10 years of experience in the fitness/strength and conditioning field, Evan has had the opportunity to train clients of every age and fitness level. He focuses on functional training, which entails Speed Enhancement, Agility, Quickness, Explosiveness, Full Body Strength, Injury Prevention and the most effective ways to achieve overall athletic performance and personal health.
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Christine Salmon, Program & Events Coordinator
As a member of PEAC for more than 10 years, Christine is excited to be a part of a team where she can combine her love of fitness, organizational and event planning skills. Christine graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Communication Arts and a minor in Sociology. After a career in retail merchandising and product development, Christine left the workforce to concentrate on raising her children. During this time she worked on various volunteer boards, primarily focusing on fundraising and event planning. Christine lives in the Pennington area with her husband, three children and two rescue dogs. In her free time, she enjoys being on the sidelines of her kidsí sporting events, working out, traveling, reading, cooking and keeping her home and schedule organized. 
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Monika Waniek, Tennis Program Director
USPTA Tennis Professional joined PEAC Health & Fitness on a full-time basis in 2005 as the Tennis Program Director. She has brought over 20 years of tennis teaching experience to PEAC and directs our group clinics for all ages, drill & play sessions, and provides private and semi-private lessons as well. A former NCAA All-American at Oklahoma State University. Monika holds many titles including the Polish Junior National Champion 1982-85, Polish Women’s National Champion 1985 and the US Amateur Clay Court National Champion in 1989. In addition to providing PEAC with her tennis expertise, Monika represented Poland in the Federation Cup in 1986.
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Doug Steinly
 

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