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Meet the Fitness Center Staff : Tarpon Total Fitness
Meet the Tarpon Total Fitness Staff

Meet the Tarpon Total Fitness Staff

Total Fitness has the friendliest people in the business. Come by and meet our staff.
"We earn the trust and confidence of all our members by creating a fun, family atmosphere and being open and honest in everything we do.”
- Celia Dubey, Owner
I have always loved being active and playing sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer, & tennis. It was not until after college in 1995 when I ran my first 5K that I found my passion for running. In 1999 after a knee injury my orthopedic surgeon recommended I take up triathlon as the cross training could benefit me and I have been hooked ever since. I love the social aspect the most of training as I have made true life long friends in this sport who inspire me every day to be a better athlete and person. After many years of working sales and management in the wireless communication industry, I left corporate America and used my entire 401K savings as a down payment to buy Total Fitness Health Club & Spa. I am now living my dream to own and run a health club. I do all the marketing, programming, and manage the day to day operations of the club. I get to teach fun group exercise classes, I get to train clients privately whether their goal is to lose weight, do their first tria thlon or become a world champion triathlete. I won the husband lottery, as my husband, Joel is my biggest supporter and is there for me every race cheering me on and helping me in any way he can. Credentials USAT Triathlon Coach Certified Personal Trainer AFTA since 2005 CPR & First Aid Certified since 2000 MADD Spinning Certified since 2000 Leukemia Society Certified Running Coach by Jack Daniels since 2001 Owner of Total Fitness Health Club & Spa since 2006 Total Fitness Triathlon Club Head Coach for Triathletes of all ages from 6 and up. Personal Triathlon Coach for 11 USAT All Americans & 2 ITU World Champions Titles & Accomplishments 2015 USAT All American for Triathlon & Duathlon. Ranked #1 female in Duathlon 40-44 2015 ITU Duathlon World Champion, Adelaide Australia Bronze Medalist & 6th overall female 2015 USAT Duathlon Masters National Champion, 40-44 winner, AND 2nd OVERALL Female 2014 USAT Duathlon Masters National Champion, 40-44 winner, AND 2nd OVERALL Female 2013 ITU Duathlon World Champion, Ottawa Canada & 2nd overall female of all age groups :0) 2013 & 2014 USAT Duathlete Of The Year Honorable Mention 2013 USAT Duathlon National Masters Champion & 2nd overall female of all age groups, Tucson Az 2013 USAT Duathlon 40-44 National Champion Tucson Az 2011 ITU Duathlon World Championship Silver Medalist, Gijon Spain USAT Duathlon National Champion 2007 USAT Regional Club Champions 2012 & 2013 USAT All American Duathlete every year 2003 through 2015 USAT All American Triathlete every year 2004 through 2015 Team USA Duathlon 2003 through 2016 Team USA Triathlon 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Sponsored by Boston Bill Sunglasses Chainwheel Drive Bike Shop
Joel Dubey - Owner: Joel has been strength training religiously since 1983. Joel loves helping out members, answering questions, and teaching classes. Joel is always willing to answer any of your diet, supplement or exercise questions. Be sure to get a copy of Joel's new book "The TOTAL FITNESS Plan".
Richard Ilnicki - General Manager: Richard has spent his entire life in exercise and fitness. A past body builder, Richard stays in GREAT SHAPE by practicing what he preaches. Richard has been at Total Fitness for over 30 years and he knows the name of pretty much every member that has ever been at Total Fitness. Richard is the heart and soul of Total Fitness and is loved by all the members. Richard loves to setup new members with their customized training routines and keep an eye on them to ensure their progress. Come on in and meet Richard. We're the friendliest gym in the world and it all starts with Richard!
Pat Keller - Pat has been working for Total Fitness for over 20 years. If you are an early bird Pat is the one who will be greeting you at the front desk. When Pat is not at Total Fitness you can catch her at the Moose Lodge!