Pondeli Hajioannou - For almost three decades, Pondeli has been professionally training individuals in the Delaware Valley. Currently, with 29 years of experience behind him in the fitness arena, the nationally certified trainer has served as head trainer for the late Dr. Jim Corea, Dean Emeritus of Philadelphia's fitness scene. Pondeli has also worked as an in-house personal trainer at Weston Fitness in Bala Cynwyd, PA; Senior Personal Trainer at Hatfield Athletic Club in Hatfield, PA; and Head Trainer at Riverside Racquetball and Fitness in Bala Cynwyd, PA as well as other facilities throughout the Philadelphia area. Visiting this one-time high school athlete in his 4,000 sq. foot private facility is an experience unto itself. But, as a consultant, Pondeli also helps others design and set up facilities in the privacy of their own homes as well as for various companies. He's lent his fitness expertise to everyone from models to high school, college and professional athletes.
But, above all, one of Pondeli's ultimate joys is assisting people reach their fitness potential no matter the circumstances. Therefore, he swears by a single motto. "Don't let your circumstances define who you are," he says. And Pondeli is determined to help his clients defy their own personal boundaries every day.