Travis Ritter CPT
- B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State
- Certified Personal Trainer from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- Corrective Exercise Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Raised in the rural Appalachian of Mifflin County, Travis was very active growing up. Between riding his bicycle for everyday transportation, to climbing the trees on the ridge behind his house, it was rare to catch him inside.
He’s a proud alumni of Penn State in the class of 2015. He earned his Bachelors in Kinesiology, Fitness Studies option. While enrolled at Penn State, he was active in the Kinesiology club, anatomy labs, Alumni round tables, ACSM conferences, and on-campus activities like Exercise is Medicine.
While he attended Penn State, he worked at Drayer Physical Therapy in Lewistown. He assumed the role of a Physical Therapist Technician, where he helped guide patients through exercises, provided modalities, and educated patients on why certain exercises benefitted them. Drayer gave him an immense amount of knowledge on stretches, massage techniques, and body position to help correct posture.
His plan for the future involves gaining more knowledge in ACL tear prevention and restoration. He wants to keep athletes on the field rather than in a clinic. He also wants to hone in his knowledge of pre- and post-natal fitness. Pre-and-post-natal fitness is something that hasn’t been brought to the surface, and he’s looking forward to helping future parents in keeping the mother, as well as the fetus, healthy.
Above everything, his ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on people’s lives. He’s here to encourage people, whether that’s a stay at home mother or an elite athlete, to never stop working hard.
“The body can take darn near anything, it’s the MIND that needs training” – Mr. Marcus Luttrel, former US Navy SEAL