We pride ourselves on having a knowledgeable, determined, and fun staff! Chosen not just for their skills, but for their character, our group of unique, driven, and compassionate individuals illustrates the potential of healthy living. When you enter our facility, you will be greeted with a smile and positive energy. Our staff truly cares about our members and we are driven by the opportunity to support and play an active role in making every experience at Platinum Health & Fitness rewarding.
Tammy & Rick Recckio
Tammy and Rick Recckio are local entrepreneurs who have owned multiple successful businesses in the Buffalo area throughout their lifetimes. These include a real estate and development company, hair salon, bowling alley, sports bar, boat and RV store, pet store, cell phone store, pizzeria, gas stations, convenience stores, and a Subway. The Recckio family is a familiar and welcomed presence within the Buffalo region, as they have grown up and spent their lives becoming involved and contributing to the community.
Tammy has always had a passion for health and well-being. She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Personal Trainer. Her experience in both of these fields was the driving factor in opening Platinum Health & Fitness in 2011.
Rick is the owner and operator of Recckio Real Estate and Development Inc., which he opened in 1995. Recckio Real Estate and Development, Inc. is a Full Service Brokerage Firm licensed in New York and Pennsylvania offering a complete line of professional commercial and residential real estate services for buyers, sellers and landlords. With offices in Amherst and the Southern Tier, Recckio Real Estate and Development, Inc. services customer needs in all areas of Western and Central New York, including the Southern Tier.
Rick Recckio II
General Manager, CPT, BS, MBA
Rick graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and a Minor in Sociology. He then continued on to Canisius College where he graduated with a Master's Degree (MBA) in Finance. Rick is currently enrolled at Niagara University. He is on track to receive a second Master's Degree in School Business Leadership.
Rick has been working at Platinum Fitness since opening day on April 1st, 2011. He is CPR certified, Twixter certified, and a certified personal trainer. He also works at Recckio Real Estate and Development where he sells commercial and residential real estate and is the company's lead property manager.
Rick played in the WNY All Star Game in 2011 for lacrosse. He was also first team all-league in football for Williamsville East High School where he led his team his senior year in sacks.
Director of Personal Training, CPT, BS, BA
As Director of Fitness Paul’s primary goal is to handpick only the most qualified and dedicated fitness professionals. As a result, we all are completely committed to helping you maximize your potential. Paul has the personal believe that health and fitness is a commitment to a specific lifestyle of healthy choices.
Through commitment and hard work Paul believes that he can help anyone achieve their fitness goals. Paul will motivate, educate and encourage each and every client to establish and healthy lifestyle which will improve the clients quality of life.
His specialties include but are not limited to athlete- specific training, injury rehabilitation, body fat reduction, PNF stretching, and quality of life improvement.
Paul graduated from SUNY Buffalo with dual degrees in both Exercise Science and Psychology. While at UB, Paul became a state ranked powerlifter as well as President of the SUNY Buffalo powerlifting team. He also studied under NCAA coaches and trained with division one athletes to further his knowledge in strength and speed training as well as sports rehabilitation.
Upon completion of his degrees, Paul became AFSA certified and continued his fitness education in various fitness facilities. He has over 12 years experience in personal and group fitness. During that time Paul has worked with various athletes and individuals ranging from 12 to 94 years old.
Front Desk Manager
Personal Trainer, CPT, BS, CSCS
Fitness is imperative to one’s overall health and well-being. Fitness impacts far more than just an individual’s physical health: the mental, psychological, and social benefits are also astounding. Fitness is not limited to a single facet of life. If understood and implemented properly, the wonders are endless.
My overall goal is pertinent to those of my clients. Through proper development and implementation of a customized fitness program, I can help you reach whatever goals you may have. Fitness has always played a huge role in my life. As your trainer, I am confident in my ability to help you reveal the same passion for fitness that I embody.
My specialties include: sport-specific training, functional training, strength training, body fat reduction, metabolic training, aerobic training, flexibility, corrective exercise, and introductory fitness.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Health & Wellness from Canisius College, where I was a member of the All-College Honors Program and Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse team. I have nearly completed my Master’s degree in Health & Human Performance with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning. I am a former NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach. I am currently a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Core Belief:Health and fitness is more than just your appearance, exercising makes us feel better and live healthier. With patience and persistence, anyone can achieve their fitness goals plus high self-esteem, confidence, and the body you desire. Everything that happens in the gym, makes everything that happens outside the gym better!Training Goal: I motivate, inspire and educate my clients about the benefits of exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. As your personal trainer, I'll provide encouragement, confidence and the motivation you will need to reach your fitness goals!
Specialties:Body fat reduction, strength, flexibility, functional and sports specific training.
Certifications:ACE American Council on Exercise since 2006, Metabolic Training Certificate from Fitness Consulting Group since 2010 and TRX Suspension certified since 2012.
I believe that with the right guidance, motivation, and discipline, anyone can achieve their fitness goals. Everyone has the ability to adopt a healthy and fit lifestyle, no matter what level they begin at, and at any stage of life. I welcome the opportunity, to assist anyone in their quest to get into the best shape of their life.
For my clients that compete my goal is for everyone to place in a competition. And for everyone else to be as healthy as can be inside and outside the gym.
Body composition goals for every level of fitness, competitive bodybuilding, figure coach, bikini coach along with weight management.
Personal fitness trainer since 1999. I am NSCA certified, which I have been for over 10 years, along with being NPC, national level competitive bodybuilder
I believe making a commitment to workout will create balance in your life. Not only will you look good, you will improve your mental health by reducing stress and boosting your self-efficacy. You will never leave a workout with me and say “I regret that.”
My training goal is to provide health management for each client. I do this by providing a program specific to the client’s needs. This includes appropriate exercises and progressions so that the client never reaches a plateau. Also, I provide the best education for success.
I take your workout to the next level. I specialize in individual and group training for all including children though seniors, athletes, pre and post-natal. I hold certifications in Pilates and Yoga, which I incorporate in my workouts to increase core strength and flexibility.
I began my love for fitness at the age of five in dance and continued my career in 1999 as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor. As I realized the importance of the mind/body connection, I went to Buffalo State College and graduated with a BS in psychology. My certifications include AFAA personal trainer and aerobics instructor, Institute of Exercise Physiology Scirion Trainer, and EFTI.
I believe if you are looking to make serious changes in your life, starting with your health is one of the most essential steps you can take. I recognize everyone’s goals will be different. Not everyone is trying to become a body builder. I enjoy the challenge to assist client in there fitness journey, whatever their goal may be.
Part of my philosophy is to focus on major muscles, and to use compound movements to maximize muscle fatigue, and calorie depletion. I take pride in my work, and my main concern is client safety. I will never encourage you to partake in an exercise I don’t think you can handle.
I am certified through NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers), which is considered one of the top certifications in personal training. I have studied at Erie County Community College. I’m currently trying for a nutrition degree.
I have been personal training since 2009. I originally started with the Buffalo Athletic Club, and in 2011 I moved to Platinum Fitness. I grew up playing hockey and sports have always been a passion of mine. I have worked with people looking to lose weight, build muscle, and improve their overall health. I’ve also trained people with all sorts of conditions such as: Multiple sclerosis, recovering cancer patients, stroke patients and more. I hope to see you in Platinum Fitness.
Core Belief:I belief that with the right person pushing a client there is nothing that cannot be reached. With a healthy diet and the right routine anything can be accomplished.
Training Goal:Seeing every client achieve their goals and improve each week. Week in and week out.
Specialties:Woman’s physique shows, powerlifting, physique show posing, nutrition, body fat reduction, and toning
Background/Certifications:I have been dedicated to the fitness lifestyle for over nine years and am getting ready to compete competitively in women’s physique shows. Outside of the training world my husband and I have created a sports nutrition line called Dinosaur Nutrition with top of the line products. Certified in Personal Training with ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) and currently working on being certified in Fitness Nutrition and Exercise Therapy.
Core Belief:By establishing an in depth cognizance of nutrition, health and fitness, it ensures the best health outcome for an individual. Accountability and consistency are driving factors that contribute to the sustainability of each individual’s goal. I am passionate towards guiding people in finding their true potential and assisting them in staying dedicated throughout the process.
Training Goal:Become informed about each individual client and understand what his or her goal in working with me is. Teach the client how movement patterns; nutrient intake and consistency all interlock to impact their forward progression.
Specialties:Training periodization, meal structuring, movement, nutrition implication, Contest and offseason dieting, general/maintenance dieting and competitive posing
Certifications/Background:Certified Personal Trainer with emphasize in strength & conditioning, Competitive Drug Tested Bodybuilder, MS Applied Clinical Nutrition, Expected Spring 2017
I believe that an active body is a healthy body, and a healthy body can help you be the best you can be. As a competitive athlete, I know that hard work pays off. I enjoy working with people who are committed to fitting exercise into their busy day and enjoy a challenge. I have experience working with diverse populations as well as training clients for special events.
Too push you harder than you can push yourself and supply you with results that change your lifestyle to become healthier.
Areas of focus include but are not limited to Strength Training, Aerobic Conditioning, Weight/Fat Loss, Sport Specific Training, Design of Client Base Programs, Nutritional Consultant, and Trained Athletes for Power Lifting/Body Building Competitions
I have achieved an Associate of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education, where I have over twelve years of experience training and creating personal training programs for diverse groups of individuals. I am a certified personal trainer with NCSF (National Council of Strength and Fitness) while being CPR and AED Certified.
Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy competitive weight lifting and playing sports (hockey, football, baseball, basketball and golf). Seasonal recreational activities including snowmobiling, camping and enjoying nature.
Front Desk, BA, M.A.Ed.
Megan is a History teacher and the Varsity Cheerleading coach at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. She has an extensive background in sports, fitness, and health. Megan is a former Buffalo Jill, the NFL Cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills. She was also a member of the Division I Diving Team at the University at Buffalo.
After graduating from the UB Honors College with a Bachelor’s in History and a Minor in Education in 2013, Megan went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education in 2015. She has participated in a variety of sports throughout her lifetime that she continues to enjoy while coaching today, including gymnastics, cheerleading, diving, and track & field.
Hi, I am David, and thank you for reading my bio. I graduated from Williamsville Central (Williamsville South High School) and went on to get two AAS degree's and one Bachelor's of Science in Business Management from the University at Buffalo. I served two years in the United States Army in the 75th Airborne Range division, and served in Vietnam for 13 months.
Over the years I have worked 20 years at Moog and 20 years at the Veteran's Hospital in the physical therapy department. Currently, I sell Medicare Advantage Plans, deliver flowers, and work at one of the best fitness centers in Western New York, Platinum Fitness. Stop by and say hi!
Currently a sophomore at the University at Buffalo studying Environmental Science. Julia went to Williamsville North High School where she was on the Woman's Basketball team. After college, she plans to become a marine biologist.
Frank has worked in the customer service industry for over 5 years. He attended Clarence High School and recently graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Frank enjoys working out on a regular basis and strives to maintain a positive, healthy, and consistent lifestyle all year round. Frank has also been a member of Platinum Fitness since 2011. After loving the environment as much as he did, Frank decided to join the team.
John graduated from Williamsville South, where he played baseball for four years. He plans on continuing his education at the University at Buffalo in hopes to earn a degree in Occupational Therapy. John joined the Platinum Fitness team in late June of 2019 and is looking forward to what Platinum has in store for him.
Jade has recently started working at Platinum Fitness as of January 2019. Previously, she attended school at SUNY Brockport but decided she wanted to pursue in the Occupational Therapy program at the University at Buffalo. Jade attended Clarence High School where she was involved in student council, students against destructive decisions and was on the cheerleading team. She also has her black belt in Karate and enjoys hiking.
Ethan is currently a junior at Williamsville East High School. He plays soccer for school and club. He also enjoys watching football and basketball. He first started with Platinum Fitness in the summer of 2018 through a school internship and was hired as an employee in November of 2018. After high school, Ethan wants to attend college locally and pursue a career in Sports Management.
Physical Therapy, DPT, OSC
Dr. Julie Wolfley PT, DPT, OCS is co-founder of Natural Physical Therapy of East Amherst. She graduated from Daemen College in 1999 with her Bachelor of Physical Therapy & received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2004 from Daemen College. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and currently serves as District Chair of the Western District of the NYPTA.
Julie has been treating in outpatient orthopedics for 20 years’ in the Buffalo area and continues to be passionate about her clinical treatment of patients utilizing manual hands on therapy and functional exercise to help patients achieve their personal goals. She loves helping people and is thrilled when patients are able to resume their favorite activities due to the patient-Physical Therapist collaborative hard work.
Julie remains an active learner, attending physical therapy continuing education courses focused on sports injuries, functional exercise prescription, runners, kinesiology taping, soft tissue techniques, extremity rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation, spinal mobilizations, pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation & vestibular rehabilitation.
Julie understands the challenge of keeping life balanced as a mother of 3, Physical Therapist and exercise enthusiast, so she will be flexible with your busy schedule to maximize your response to physical therapy.
Physical Therapy, DPT
Dr. Allison Hoestermann PT, DPT is a Co-founder of Natural Physical Therapy. Growing up she was very involved in gymnastics, first competitively for a local club and on the high school team, and then moved on to coach for 7 years. Gymnastics helped her realize her true passion of health and fitness. She then began instructing group fitness in 2006 while in her early 20s and has not stopped since. This was a great way to keep me in shape and make some extra money while going to school become a Physical Therapist. She graduated from D’Youville College in 2010 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and currently works treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. She uses functional exercise and manual therapy to allow her patients to reach their goals.
Today Allison feels lucky enough to be able to treat patients recovering from injury and get them back to what makes them happy. Being in the fitness industry allows her to inspire and motivate people to be healthy for life, as well as meet so many people within the community. She strives to balance teaching fitness, working as a part time physical therapist 3 days/week, and being home for her Husband Josh and Son Gino.
Allison is highly trained in manual therapy, functional exercise, soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic yoga. Injuries: Spinal injury, mm strains, joint sprains, headaches, nerve pain, post - operative rehab.
If I can do it, you can do it. While challenging, your fitness goals can be reached and are well worth it. You're the only one who can sabotage you. We're never even stuck with what we think we've been handed. Fight on and persevere. You'll succeed even if it takes time, trial, error or what we think are glitches. We'll look back on our fitness journey and reach heights we never thought we could.
For all clients to enjoy the results of their hard work as fellow fitness sojourners and also to enjoy the classes themselves, while understanding what body part we're focusing on and why. While we don't always feel motivated, once we've completed a workout, it's another step closer. I'd love everyone who comes into my classes to achieve what they set out to do, even if they thought it was the impossible
Modifications. Think you can't "do a class like that"? I'll make sure you can, no matter what you consider your ability. Even if you have to do it on a chair or some other equipment to assist you, no worries. I've got ya!
Dancing was my introduction to fitness and I was hooked the rest of my life. I'm Group Fitness, Yoga, Silver Sneakers and even Personal Trainer certified. I love keeping fit and healthy and am committed to helping you any way I can.