Athletic Republic’s certified performance trainers have the passion and sports-science knowledge to safely improve your athleticism. Our more than 500 performance trainers are constantly furthering our proven methods to help athletes reach their goals.  Because we believe developing athletes is best done in small groups, we provide a trainer to athlete ratio of 1:5.  This allows the trainer to customize a program for each athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses.

Dave Johns

Dave grew up in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania and attended Wyoming Valley West High School. He was a multi-sport athlete since the age of six and continued to play many sports all through high school. Dave played football, baseball, basketball and ran track and field. Currently, Dave continues to challenge himself mentally and physically as a member of the Tough Mudder Nation, completing three of the 12+ mile obstacle challenges. His passion for sports and competition led him to earn is Bachelor's Degree from Gannon University in Sport and Exercise Science in 2012. He is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2012 and started working as a Personal Trainer at Pro Fitness Club at the end of 2014. Dave is a devoted husband to a beautiful physical therapist and a father of two wonderful kids at home. He loves working with athletes of all ages who are motivated to continually improving themselves on and off the fields and courts. Dave recognizes the need for sports performance training in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties and plans to make our local area a hot bed for top level athletes.  

Ryan Duffy

Ryan grew up in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania and attended Wyoming Valley West High School. Ryan was a multi sport athlete throughout high school playing both baseball and basketball. He continued playing baseball for two seasons at Mansfield University and also earned a spot on Team USA's roster in 2010. Ryan is a certified trainer by the National Academy of Sport Medicine and works at Pro Fitness. Previously, he spent many years as a baseball and softball trainer in different facilities. Ryan brings his passion for sports to our facility and is committed to helping the area's athletes improve all of their skills used on the playing field.