As I have gotten older, I have noticed that my core strength and balance have been faltering.  Two winters ago I slipped in the ice and fell on two separate occasions.  Both times hitting the back of my head on the ground.  Two months ago I approached Sharon Puluso and asked her to recommend a class where I could work on core and balance.  The gym has one specifically for  balance, core and mobility.  I can do what I couldn’t before.  I am able to walk heal-to-toe indefinitely and stand on one foot with no problem.  I attribute this new found ability to the training I have received at The Training Centre.  What a blessing!  The Training Centre lives up to it’s name and fulfills it’s mission to create a better quality of life for it’s members.

~Tom Herbst

When I was seeking a personal trainer, several people recommended Sharon Puluso, who owns The Training Centre in Mars.  Upon meeting Sharon, I felt immediately at ease.  She was very generous with the time we spent discussing my goals, my potential limitations, and her pan for us to work together.  I have been going to weekly private training sessions now for several weeks, and I am thrilled to have found Sharon. She challenges me and is very encouraging every step of the way.  Sharon clearly demonstrates each activity and this is always most attentive to every movement I make.  Each time I’m at The Training Centre and working with Sharon, her attention is totally o me.  In addition, The Training Centre is always extremely clean and the atmosphere feels like family.  When clients enter, Sharon calls out a greeting to them by name and does likewise as they are leaving.  I could not be happier and wish I knew who the people on the Facebook Mars Forum were, so that I could thank them for recommending Sharon.

~Mary Ann Craig, DME




Personal training with Sharon enhances my ability to perform and succeed in competitive sports. Through careful analysis of my goals, she creates innovative routines which target my deficiencies and accomplish a total body workout at the same time. The Training Centre has a variety of equipment and activities to complement any training need in a pristine, clean environment. I recommend Sharon and The Training Centre as THE place to start your success story!
~ Mary Karg, Mars, PA

I am 70 years old. Five years ago I miserably failed a stress test and had to have a stent put in. Last year I joined The Training Centre in Mars and three months ago I started walking 4 miles on the treadmill 4 – 5 times a week, partly for my health, but mostly in preparation for my upcoming stress test. I was elated when my doctor told me last week that I walked the treadmill like a 40-year old! This exercise thing really works!
~ Elaine S.

The Training Centre has been invaluable to me! Almost two years ago, I had an accident, broke my neck and suffered a serious spinal cord injury. I was paralyzed at first, but with intense therapy, I regained the ability to walk with crutches. After months of rehab, my physical therapy ended and I needed somewhere to continue working out to get stronger and improve. I found The Training Centre (and Sharon and Michael, the fantastic owners)–the answer to my prayers!

Sharon’s background and expertise are just what I need. She puts significant effort into developing and maintaining an exercise program to specifically meet my needs. Add to that her dedication, encouragement, and motivation, and for me, that makes the perfect environment for a great workout!

The equipment and facility are top-notch and the members are friendly and encouraging. I highly recommend The Training Centre!
~ Sharon McMorran

I would like to thank Sharon and her wonderful staff at The Training Centre. I am 60 years old with many health issues.

These include heart and diabetic problems, nerve damage, back and neck fusions from a car accident, and arthritis. Sharon has helped me tremendously and given me a lot of positive encouragement. I have lost over 28 pounds in under four months and am four pant sizes smaller.

My sugar and blood pressure levels have fallen within normal ranges. I’m not using a cane to walk with as often. I’m able to walk over 3 miles in one hour on the treadmill. I feel the best I have felt in 15 years!
~ Fred Sivik

The Training Centre has everything I was looking for in a fitness center. My requirements were state of the art equipment, great atmosphere, fitness classes and expert trainers. As a bonus, Sharon, the owner, has a passion for fitness and is an expert in her field. Working with her has truly changed my life and my body.
~Helen Vassilenko

Over the years I have done many different work outs including boot camps and some cross fit. While doing the workouts I would get in better shape but never changed my body type. I am in my late 40’s and have come to accept the weight I have gained. I came to the Training Center 9 months ago with the purpose of feeling stronger and gain energy. Sharon offered to meet with with me to customize a plan to meet my goals. After meeting with Sharon I dedicated myself to the plan. I worked hard even on the days I felt too tired or run down with a cold I still came and got my body moving. If the exercise did not feel good due to old injuries she was there to offer alternatives. Six months later too my surprise my energy level is high, I dropped 2 sizes and lost 17 lbs. Sharon Puluso gave me way more than I ever expected. She is truly a leader in the fitness industry. This facility and staff are top notch.
~ Jen Kepreos

I very much appreciated your kindness to me as a two-week member while I was house-sitting in the area.  You have a “gem of a gym” – great equipment, friendly staff, and courteous members.  Working out at The Training Centre was the highlight of my stay!  I’ll be back at the same time next year, look forward to seeing you!
~ Frank Marotti

I have had the pleasure of knowing Sharon Puluso from back in the days of The Fitness Factory. Proudly, I had the honor of being the first customer on the day she opened the doors of her new gym and smile knowing that this wonderful lady is able to realize her vision and share her knowledge and expertise with the passion that she does so consistently.

I have been working out since college and continue my workouts at The Training Centre on average five days a week. There are mornings that I just don’t want to do it, but the feeling of wellness and my energy level keep me dedicated to my regime. I am a registered nurse and two months ago while working in the ER, I began to experience obscure chest pain while working a 12-hr. shift. I tried to self assess the pain doing the usual exertion and rest with the pain still persisting. I went to work the next day with continued symptoms and was pulled off the unit with a complete chest pain workup done and admitted for a stress test. Needless to say, I passed the stress test with flying colors being told I have the heart of a 15 year old. (I’m still waiting to be asked to the prom after that one). I remained on the treadmill for 30-minutes at 6.0 speed and 15% incline. Normal duration time for a 52-yr. old is 7-9 minutes.

Why do I tell this long, laborious story? This is living proof that working out and leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and regular exercise is truly important. I had a positive outcome because of my positive practice. My workout is not a chore, it is a integral part of my lifestyle, with my physical and mental well-being positively impacted each and every day! No, I am not, nor have I ever been, the woman who could be on the cover or Shape magazine. I am the mother of four children balancing household, work and volunteering. I just make sure I make time for my health and well being so that I can give the best of myself to those lives I touch. I thank Sharon and Michael for their presence in the fitness industry.
~ Susie Gallagher

Thanks to Sharon and the staff, I am in the best shape I’ve ever been. It is not just the wise variety of classes offered, nor the range of exercise equipment available, it’s the comradery that is evident from the moment you walk through the door. The Training Centre pushes you to reach your maximum potential and celebrates your success. I always leave the gym with a sense of accomplishment and look forward to my next visit!

Joining The Training Centre was one of the best decisions I’ve made – and a place that I highly recommend.
~ Michon Kerlin