THE TEAM

Adam Reeder | Owner, Paragon Health and Fitness
Adam is a highly sought-after personal trainer and performance coach. Adam has helped clients in all walks of life to reach their goals, including fat loss, improved balance, and increased athletic performance.

  • Over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry
  • Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Systems
  • Functional Range Conditioning

Training


One important aspect for living is being active. Adding exercise to your day to day life will help you stay focused and energized for your next task.

Will Burton | Certified Personal Trainer
Will Burton was the first personal trainer added to the Paragon team. Will embodies the high standard that Paragon expects out of its entire training team, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Fredonia State University. Will is a Certified Personal Trainer through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and has experience working alongside Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Athletic Trainers.

At Paragon, Will has worked with a wide variety of clientele, including youth athletes trying to improve their performance as well as 40 and 50 year old’s aiming to lose body fat and build lean muscle.

On a personal level, Will is from Olean, New York and now resides in Westlake. Will has played soccer most of his life and played percussion in school.

Christie McFarland | Certified Personal Trainer
Christie has experience working with clients of all ages and abilities; from youth athletes to seniors. She has helped clients reach strength goals, reach their ideal body, mitigate pain and injury, and most importantly, build lifelong habits.
 
Christie is certified as a trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association, a 200 hour certified yoga teacher, and a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist.

She has been competing in the National Physique Committee for three years as a figure competitor and in her free time, she enjoys rock climbing and backpacking.
Debra Gerber | Personal Trainer, RN
A born and raised Clevelander, Debra is passionate about keeping the community healthy and active. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in Medical Dietetics (RDN) and continuing her education at Cleveland State University, she is currently working as Registered Nurse (RN, BSN) with Cleveland Clinic. Debra's lifelong commitment to helping others achieve their medical and physical goals is supplemented with an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certification. Debra has been personal training and leading group classes for over seven years. With a mantra of "fit is more fun" Debra keeps workouts doable, educational, and fun! No matter your fitness goals, Debra can create personalized and refreshing workouts.

Her previous fitness accomplishments include qualifying for (Columbus Marathon (2009) 3:32:28 & Niagara Falls International Marathon (2012) 3:31:23) and finishing the Boston Marathon ((2014) 3:44:56) and competing in the Big Ten Rowing Championships with the Ohio State Varsity Rowing Team. GO BUCKEYES! She was also a previous four sport high school varsity athlete. Today, Debra stays active chasing her daughter around the house and taking spontaneous biking trips with her husband.

Nutrition


Kylene Bogden | Nutritionist
Kylene is the owner and founder of Functional Fuel. She specializes in nutrition for sport performance while taking into account weight loss/gain, food sensitivities, diabetes, eating disorders and cardiovascular health. Kylene is the first board certified sports dietitian in the United States to have completed the Institute for Functional Medicine's 5 day intensive course, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).
Rachel Stockle | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist practicing functional nutrition. What is functional nutrition? It is going back to the fundamentals of using food for fuel to nourish our bodies to function for peak performance, whether you are running marathons or running a household. If we shift our focus to utilizing food as medicine, we can reverse and prevent chronic disease.

After teaching conventional nutrition for several years, where it was mostly just an idea of calories in and calories out, and not seeing much improvement in patient’s health with this concept, I knew I had to make a change. I started to research more about gut health on my own and how an imbalance of gut bacteria is linked to disease and how certain foods, such as gluten, can increase inflammation. Eventually, I took a job at the Cleveland Clinic Center of Functional Medicine where I have received more formal training on this concept of utilizing food as medicine.

The majority of patients I see struggle with food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, and weight management.

I have experienced firsthand how powerful creating an individualized nutrition plan can improve quality of life and that it is not just about counting calories. So, if you are sick of getting caught in the never ending cycles of yo-yo dieting with little to no improvement in the way you feel, come see me!

Massage


Jess Brady | LMT
Jess was born and raised in Fairview Park, OH and did her undergraduate studies at Mount Union College where she received her B.S. in Exercise Science. She worked in the medical field for several years before deciding to act on her interest in massage. In 2016, Jess completed the Cuyahoga Community College Massage and became earned her license as a Massage Therapist by the Ohio State Medical Board.

Jess has a special interest in helping those affected by cancer treatment, as she is a three-year breast cancer survivor herself. The benefits of massage following cancer treatment was a driving force behind Jess’ decision to pursue a career in the field. Jess specializes in therapeutic massage and is also certified in prenatal massage, and she takes great pride in helping people deal with injuries and chronic pain while they push towards their health and wellness goals.

Jess is an avid runner, with several 5k’s, 10k’s, half marathons and a full marathon under her belt. Jess got married in 2016 and enjoys newlywed life with her husband Adam, and their dog Biggie.