Cathy has always been interested in health and fitness, so she went back to school in 1999 to pursue her education in this field. Cathy came to PPT initially as an intern from Delaware Technical & Community College. She graduated in 2001 with a degree in Exercise Science, and has made her home at PPT ever since.
Cathy likes to focus on gentle motivation and encouragement towards fitness goals. In her own life, she has experienced the uncoordinated feeling of exercise and sports, but has persevered and found the importance and satisfaction of an effective workout. She has a special interest in strengthening and empowering those who, in the past, have found exercise and sports to be an unfamiliar and awkward environment. She will help you find your individual niche in the fitness center.
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer Fitness Center Supervisor
Matt Phifer is our Fitness Center Supervisor and a ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. He is a Delaware native who graduated from Delaware Tech with a degree in Exercise Science and is currently enrolled in the Exercise Science program at the University of Delaware. Matt is interested in working with people and helping them reach their fitness goals through science-based exercise. “There is no better feeling than knowing you helped somebody achieve a higher quality of life. That why I love working here, because we do that every day.” Outside of work, Matt likes to stay active by playing soccer, football, and golf with his friends and family. Feel free to ask him any questions in regard to the Fitness Center.
Wesley Yang, CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Wesley is one of our certified personal trainers as well as a physical therapist aide.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Wesley is excited to bring his experiences to the First State. Martial arts was his entry into the field of personal training. Wesley have competed all his entire life, from the moves you see in movies, to getting in the ring. He likes sharing his knowledge and experiences with my clients. Wesley has worked with a wide array of people, ranging from young athletes, to elder adults. Wesley is looking forward to meeting everyone!
Outside of work Wesley does martial arts. Everything from Thai kickboxing, to Brazillian Jiu jitsu. When he is not doing these things, he loves to cook new foods.
Certified Personal Trainer
Colton’s passion for fitness started when he was a young man being taught how to weight lift by his father and his uncle ex Mr Delaware. That passion only grew stronger after breaking his pelvis and fracturing a vertebra playing baseball and football. He went to physical therapy for a good portion of his life and found his calling to help people.
He received his personal training certification through the international sports sciences association(ISSA) and CPR certification through the American heart association. He specializes in strengthening the body and its flexibility as well as a positive body composition. He loves helping people achieve the best version of themselves.