Janelle Pica is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
After having suffered through an autoimmune condition, Janelle was able to significantly improve her health by making dietary and lifestyle changes that put her condition into remission.
After achieving her HKC in September 2012, Janelle decided to go through the Russian Kettlebell Challenge and became a certified RKC/SFG instructor in April, 2013. As of April, 2016, Janelle now holds BOTH Level 2 SFG and Level 2 RKC kettlebell certifications. She is one of the few dual certified kettlebell instructors in the industry.
Janelle has studied under some of the top level fitness instructors in the strength training community and has competed in competitions such as the Iron Maiden Challenge.
When Janelle is not at her studio in the South Side of Pittsburgh, you can find her at Biddle’s Escape in Regent Square sipping on inappropriate amounts of espresso and reading up on dense theological and philosophical works. She is a nerd at heart.
Janelle also spends a portion of her time at Over the Bar (OTB) Cafe in the South Side of Pittsburgh because it is the only place in Pittsburgh that has a designated paleo menu, and it is damn good!
Janelle has competed in NCAA recruit camps throughout her teenage years and was offered several opportunities to play for Division 1 and Division 2 universities. Janelle still shoots hoops from time to time and loves a good free throw contest.
Over the years, Janelle has become a novice biker which makes for a fun and easy commute. Recently, she has taken up rock climbing and frequents the Rock Climbing Wall in Point Breeze. She has been known to strike a chord or three on the guitar but her favorite past time of all is freelancing on her piano. Janelle has been a pianist since age three.