OWNER

COREY HOLLENBECK

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A native of Dryden, NY - Corey has a broad range of experience with athletics (Football, Basketball, & Baseball) as well as a physical therapy and personal training background.  At the age of 13, he started working out in a gym setting and now has over a decade of hands on experience. His first two years of college were spent playing baseball at the collegiate level. 

He then went on to SUNY Brockport to study Kinesiology (exercise science) and pre-physical therapy.  Corey was able to shadow physical therapists and increase his knowledge base.  In 2009 Corey transferred to the Pennsylvania State University where he would study Adventure-Based Programming.  During this time, he took a year off to pursue his interest in personal training. He has also led over 30 self-supporting canoe/kayak/backpacking trips as well as other backcountry expeditions.

As of late, Corey worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the summer of 2013 where he was an Assistant Forest Ranger/Steward.  It is where his love for kayaking developed, and a new reason for using his athletic background.  During this time, Corey lived in the Backcountry, doing work on trails and campsites. He hiked numerous mountains, including Mt Marcy (the highest peak in NY).

Corey has also trained over 500+ baseball players and was the TC3 Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coach in 2014. He is also responsible for developing and implementing specific programs for professional baseball players, including Tim Locastro who got called up to the Dodgers in 2017. His programs involve dynamic rotation as well as cutting edge periodization. 

  • Training Room KettleBell Certified Instructor

  • Eric Cressey Seminar 8* Credit Hours

  • ACE Certififed Personal Trainer

  • Wilderness First Aid Certified

  • CPR/AED Certified

 

TEAM

KELLY GORDON

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Kelly graduated from Ithaca College in 2007 with a B.A. in Physical Education, where he was an All-American football player and played a year of baseball, as well. In 2013, he graduated from St. Lawrence University with an M.A. in Educational Leadership. Before attending college, Kelly was an All-State football and baseball player, as well as a hockey player, at Au Sable Valley High School. After college, Kelly played four years of semi-pro football with the Plattsburgh North Stars and Palmetto Havoc. He enjoys playing golf and fast-pitch softball, going hiking, and participating in any outdoor sports and activities. Kelly has also run the Utica Boilermaker 15k and hiked Mt. Marcy. 

Kelly has coaching experience as the head coach of the Ithaca Little Red varsity football team, where he has been coaching since 2013. Prior to that, he was the assistant coach of the St. Lawrence University football team from 2011-2013, as well as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. In 2013, Kelly was also a trainer and strength and conditioning coach at Myrtle Beach Body Fitness/ISI Elite Myrtle Beach. 

Certifications:

  • BFS Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Training Room KettleBell Certified Instructor

  • Certified NYS Teacher and Coach

  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Kelly's Snapshot

Favorite Quote: "Winning isn't a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit." - Vince Lombardi

Favorite Exercise to Perform: Clean and Jerk

Favorite Exercise to Dish Out: Burpees, of course!

Dream Job: PGA Golfer

Favorite Movie: Braveheart

Little Known Fact: I love to travel. I have been to 8 countries and 19 states, and hope to hit up more soon. 

 

Mario Rosetti

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The main story

Hello! My name is Mario Rosetti. I have lived around the Ithaca area my entire life and played both baseball and football in high school. I am a new coach here at Valor Strength & Conditioning. I have experience private training 1 on 1 clients, group training, and athlete specific groups!

NASM Certified Personal TrainerFirst Aid/CPR/AEDStudied coursework towards Exercise Physiology Degree @ University of Tampa & TC3

 

Todd Webster

Coach todd dressed as luigi for halloween!!

Coach todd dressed as luigi for halloween!!

I'm Todd and I'm the newest trainer at Valor! I'm from Syracuse and moved to Ithaca about 3 years ago. I went to Syracuse University for 2 years before transferring to UMass Amherst where I met my girlfriend, who is from Ithaca, which is how I ended up here! I am a level-1 Certified Functional Strength Coach and I'm currently studying for the American College of Sports Medicine CPT certification. My areas of interest/expertise are functional movement and corrective exercise. I played a little bit of college lacrosse, I've been a lifelong fitness enthusiast, I love music and playing guitar, and I love my 1 and a half year old golden retriever, Tito!!