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Next Level Staff

 

 

Coach Nate

Mike Moon

Coach Joe

Dr. Gonzalez

Kurt

Coach Heather

Coach Bryan

 

Coach Dylan

Coach Kyle

Coach Kyle M

Dr Russ

Mana Performance Therapy

Staff Bios

Nate VanKouwenberg, MA, CFSC, USAW

  • Founder/ Owner
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning) 
  • USA Weightlifting Certified Sports Performance Coach
  • National High School Strength Coaches Association-Original Member
  • Master’s Degree in Health Studies- University of Alabama
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education- SUNY Brockport
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach- RIT Men's Hockey (NCAA D-I)
  • Head Strength Coach- Victor Central Schools
  • Physical Education/ Health Teacher- Victor Central Schools
  • Over 13 years of experience training a wide range of Youth, HS, College and Pro Athletes (Hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball/ Softball, Soccer, Golf and more!)
  • Over 13 years of experience coaching Hockey, Girls Lacrosse and Soccer at the HS and Modified Levels.
  • Played 4 Years of NCAA Hockey at SUNY Brockport (3 Season Captain, 4 Time All-SUNYAC Academic Team)
  • CPR/AED Certified- American Red Cross
  • NateV@TrainAtNextLevel.com

Mike Moon, CFSC, CSCS

  • Head Strength Coach, Internship Coordinator
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning) 
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - NSCA 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Preventative Exercise Science- Ithaca College
  • Over 10 years of functional strength training experience
  • Played  4 years of NCAA Football at Ithaca College
  • Played Football, Basketball and Baseball at Norwich HS
  • CPR/AED Certified – American Red Cross
  • MichaelM@TrainAtNextLevel.com

Joseph Aratari, CFSC, CPT, FMS

  • Strength Coach
  • Director of Operations/ Marketing
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning) 
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified
  • NHSSCA NY State Director
  • National High School Strength Coaches Association-Original Member
  • Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology- SUNY Brockport
  • Penfield High School-Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Current Irondequoit travel soccer coach 
  • Played 4 Years of NCAA Soccer at Plattsburgh State (2 time SUNYAC Champion, 2012 Second Team All-Conference, 3 Time All-SUNYAC Academic Team)
  • Played Varsity Soccer at Irondequoit
  • CPR/AED Certified- American Red Cross
  • JoeA.NextLevelSC@Gmail.com

Dr. Stephen P. Gonzalez, CC-AASP 

  • Mental Training, Team Building, Sports Psychology
  • PhD in the Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport at the University of Utah
  • Master's of Science in Sport Psychology at Georgia Southern University
  • Bachelor's of Science in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP)
  • Listed on the US Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry
  • Former Lead Performance Expert for the US Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) program to enhance the readiness and resilience in active duty infantry soldiers
  • Extended experience working with a wide range of Olympic and College level athletes
  • Has appeared in several popular magazines, including Trail Runner Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Sports Magazine, Rocky Mountain Running and Triathlon Magazine, National Alliance for Youth Sport's (NAYS) Sporting Kid Magazine, and BrooksRunning.com
  • Asst Professor of Sport Psychology at The College at Brocport
    Conducts research on resilience and motivation/ Consultant to Brockport Athletics
  • 4 Year NCAA D1 Scholarshiped Distance Runner at Pitt 

Kurtis Bednarcyk, CFSC

  • Strength Coach, Nutrition Consultant
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning) 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Rehabilitative Exercise Science – Ithaca College
  • 3 months of exercise physiology intern experience at Strong Heart Center – Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Over 6 years of experience training High School Baseball, Football, and Basketball players
  • Over 13 years of strength training experience, including Powerlifting, Olympic lifting, CrossFit and Edurance Obstacle Races
  • Played 3 years of NCAA Baseball at University of Rochester and Ithaca College
  • CPR/AED Certified – American CPR Care Association

Heather D’Errico, MS, CFSC, CSCS

  • Strength Coach
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning) 
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Associate’s Degree in Exercise & Fitness/ Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Health Studies- Robert Morris University
  • Master’s Degree in Kinesiology/ Exercise Science Concentration- University of Central Missouri
  • Worked with Division 2 Football players, Basketball players and Bowlers while interning with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at UCM
  • Over 8 years of experience working with a wide range of Athletes and General Fitness Clients
  • Spent 2 years as the Assistant Women’s Bowling Coach at NCAA Division 2 UCM
  • Earned a scholarship to Bowl at NAIA Robert Morris University; Also ran Track in High School
  • CPR/AED Certified- American Red Cross

Bryan Gardner, MS, ATC, CSCS, USAW

  • Strength Coach
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – NCSA
  • Certified Athletic Trainer – NATA
  • USA Weightlifting Certified Sports Performance Coach
  • Master’s of Science – Exercise Science – SUNY Cortland
  • Bachelor’s of Science – Athletic Training – Ithaca College
  • Athletic Trainer- Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
  • 1 Year Head Strength Coach/ ATC- Men's/ Women's RIT Hockey
  • Over 8 years of experience training a wide range of HS, College and Pro Athletes (Hockey, Basketball, Football and Baseball)
  • Played 2 years NCAA football & 3 years NCAA baseball at Ithaca College
  • Played 3 years of Professional Baseball – Cincinnati Red/ Traverse City Beach Bums
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers – American Red Cross

Connor McJury, CSCS, CPT

  • Strength Coach
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NCCPT)
  • Certified Nutrition Coach (NAFC)
  • Bachelor’s Degrees in Exercise Science & Kinesiology (College at Brockport)
  • 300+ hours of internship with Nate Harvey, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at University of Buffalo
  • 3 years of experience in Personal Training, clients of all ages and ability levels
  • Certified First Degree Black Belt
  • Played 2 years of Varsity Football and Lacrosse (Fairport HS)
  • CPR/AED Certified (American Red Cross)

Dylan Scheemaker

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental & Outdoor Education – SUNY Cortland
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education – SUNY Cortland
  • Over 5 years of strength training experience working with a wide range of athletes and general fitness clients.
  • Over 4 years coaching High School Swimming. Current Canandaigua Head Varsity Swim Coach
  • 2 years coaching Division III Swimming at SUNY Cortland
  • 15 years spent as a competitive swimmer at Fairport High School then SUNY Cortland. (National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All American, 3 time All-SUNYAC Athletic Team, former school and SUNYAC Conference record holder)
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer – American Red Cross

Kyle Moslow
  • Strength Coach
  • NSCA-CPT
  • Exercise Science | Rochester Institute of Technology | Class of 2018
  • Brockport Central Schools Head Strength & Conditioning Coach!!

Kyle Melnyk
  • Strength Coach
  • BS in Exercise Science from SUNY Brockport
  • 6 years of wrestling experience at Spencerport HS
  • Full 12 week internship at Next Level prior to employment.
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Churchville-Chili Central School District
  • CPR/AED Certified-American Heart Association

Dr. Russ Manalastas PT, DPT, SCS, COMT, CSCS

Dr. Russ Manalastas is the owner of MANA Performance Therapy. It is located within Next Level Strength and Conditioning in Fairport, NY. Dr. Russ is a doctor of physical therapy, a board certified sports clinical specialist by the APTA, a strength and conditioning coach through the NSCA, and is a certified orthopedic manual therapist by the Maitland Institute. He utilizes a combination of manual therapy techniques, strength training, and rehab principles to improve human and athletic performance. He has worked with athletes across all sports to help educate them on proper movement, strength training, and the importance of recovery for reduction of injuries.