Meet Our Team

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 & Rick Recckio

Owners
Rick Recckio II

Rick Recckio II

General Manager, CPT, BS, MBA
Paul Klatman

Paul Klatman

Director of Personal Training, CPT, BS, BA
Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson

Personal Trainer, CPT, BS, CSCS
Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker

Personal Trainer
Justin Stange

Justin Stange

Personal Trainer
Michelle Heim

Michelle Heim

Personal Trainer
Adam Stover

Adam Stover

Personal Trainer
Emily Scrivani

Emily Scrivani

Personal Trainer
Nick Bordonaro

Nick Bordonaro

Personal Trainer
Michael Atti

Michael Atti

Personal Trainer
Tyler Bova

Tyler Bova

Front Desk Manager
Ares Blessios

Ares Blessios

Front Desk
Megan McInerney

Megan McInerney

Front Desk, BA, M.A.Ed.
Achilles Blessios

Achilles Blessios

Front Desk
Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson

Front Desk
Ethan Ruggiero

Ethan Ruggiero

Front Desk
Susan C. Fiegl

Susan C. Fiegl

Message Therapist
Aaron Neal

Aaron Neal

Massage Therapist
Christian Duquin

Christian Duquin

Chiropractor
Amy Smartz

Amy Smartz

Class Instructor

Tammy & Rick Recckio

Owners

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.

Phone

(716) 830-8608

Paul Klatman

Director of Personal Training, CPT, BS, BA

Core Belief: 

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.

Training Goal: 

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.

Specialties:

His specialties include but are not limited to athlete- specific training, injury rehabilitation, body fat reduction, PNF stretching, and quality of life improvement.

Background/Certifications: 

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.

Jeff Wilson

Personal Trainer, CPT, BS, CSCS

Core Belief: 

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.

Training Goal:

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.

Specialties:

My specialties include: sport-specific training, functional training, strength training, body fat reduction, metabolic training, aerobic training, flexibility, corrective exercise, and introductory fitness.

Background/Certifications: 

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.

Kevin Baker

Personal Trainer

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.

Justin Stange

Personal Trainer

Core Belief:

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.

Training Goal: 

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.

Specialties: 

Body composition goals for every level of fitness, competitive bodybuilding, figure coach, bikini coach along with weight management.

Certifications/Background: 

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

Michelle Heim

Personal Trainer

Core Belief:

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.”

Training Goal:

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.

Specialties: 

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.

Background/Certification:

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.

Adam Stover

Personal Trainer

Core Belief: 

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.

Training Goals: 

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.

Education/Certifications: 

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.

Background: 

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.

Emily Scrivani

Personal Trainer

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.

Nick Bordonaro

Personal Trainer

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

Michael Atti

Personal Trainer

Core Belief: 

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.

Training Goals: 

Too push you harder than you can push yourself and supply you with results that change your lifestyle to become healthier.

Specialties: 

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

Education/Certification: 

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.

Tyler Bova

Front Desk Manager

Tyler oversees the daily procedures at Platinum Fitness every day. He also graduated from Williamsville South which he played football for a number of years... since then he has always been focused on staying in shape and healthily nutrition habits. For over the last couple of years Tyler has enjoyed getting to know everyone in the Platinum community.

Ares Blessios

Front Desk

Ares has been working at Platinum Fitness since 2015 when he was a junior in high-school. He graduated from Clarence High School in 2017 where he played volleyball for the school’s team, as well as playing during the offseason for different club teams in the area. He now attends college at the University at Buffalo, and plans to graduate in 2021. He is pursuing a Psychology degree at UB currently, and plays for the school’s club volleyball team as well as lifts weights recreationally.

Megan McInerney

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.

Achilles Blessios

Front Desk

Achilles is currently a sophomore at the University at Buffalo. He is studying history, with a minor in education. Achilles attended Clarence High School, where he played varsity volleyball. At UB, he continues to play volleyball on their club team, as well as playing intramural basketball. He has worked at the gym since February 2017, and has made many friends during his time at the gym.

Sarah Wilson

Front Desk

Having recently finished high school at Williamsville East, Sarah is currently a student at Canisius College as part of its Honors Program. Sarah is majoring in Journalism and Music, with a concentration in Vocal Performance and a minor in Theater. She is also a member of Canisius' award-winning Chorale. Sarah has eight years of dance training in various styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and lyrical/contemporary.

Ethan Ruggiero

Front Desk

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.

Susan C. Fiegl

Message Therapist

Susan has been an accredited therapeutic massage professional since September 2006. Passionate about massage, Susan's main goal is to refocus her customer's mind, body, and soul using her gift of healing touch.Susan trained at the New York Institute of Massage in Williamsville, New York and practiced in both medical office and spa settings."I believe in educating my clients to develop their optimum health through massage management and I look forward to helping you through my positive healing touch."

Phone

(716) 861-4546

Aaron Neal

Massage Therapist

A Native of Western New York, Aaron has been interested in giving massage since a young age, with accomplishing his dream being a massage therapist via his studies at the New York institute for Massage. Graduating in the top of his class, Aaron looks to share his years of experience with his clients and loves looking to healing and restoring you from your aches and pains. Aaron has experience in but is not limited too: Medical, Sports Injury, Swedish, Deep Tissue Massages and headache and migraine relief.

Christian Duquin

Chiropractor

Introduction: 

After being introduced to chiropractic at a very young age, I have been able to see the true power of the body’s ability to heal itself. Within the span of 3 months, my mother was involved in 4 major car accidents, 3 of which were total wrecks. Suffering many injuries, soft tissue and nerve related, she sought out any option for relief. Chiropractic was the only outlet that managed to provide aid. Following these events, our entire family was introduced to the body’s healing potential through chiropractic.

As a boy, I received routine care to provide that extra edge playing nearly every sport in the book. As an adult, I continue to maintain care for optimal health and avoiding old injury flare-ups.

Professional Experience:

Always enrolled in some sports program, I established interest in the body, how it moved and functioned. This drove me to the health and science field of study. Not sure where the destination was, I sought an Associates in Science from NCCC, then degree in Exercise Sciences from UB.

Still in search of my calling, I interviewed at New York Chiropractic College and D’youville for chiropractic programs. Very impressed by the NYCC curriculum and being a nature lover, I fell in love with The Finger Lakes and NYCC campus.

Following graduate school, I opened a practice in the beautiful state of Vermont. Maintaining a busy practice, as well as being away from family and friends, I grew nostalgic for Buffalo and decided to return home to Western New York’s renaissance, and starting Duquin Family Chiropractic PLLC.

Phone

(716) 603-5752

Amy Smartz

Class Instructor

Core Belief: 

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.

Training Goals: 

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

Specialties: 

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!

Certifications/Background: 

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.


Platinum Fitness
9450 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051
(716) 688-7100

Directions
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 5:00am- 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 7:00pm