Jesse Swoyer Recognized By PFP Magazine as a Top 15 Finalist for the National Trainer of the Year Award

Camp Hill, Pa., (March 19,2015)- The Center for Independent Living of Central Pa. (CILCP) is proud to announce that Jesse Swoyer, Fitness Center Director for the organization’s Living Well With A Disability Fitness Center, has been recognized by Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) Magazine as a Top 15 Finalist for the National Trainer of the Year Award. The finalists were selected based on their achievements in the fitness industry and the positive impact they have in the community.

Jesse Swoyer works with LWWD members during a training session.

“We are fortunate as an organization and community to have access to one of the best fitness trainers in the country who has been repeatedly recognized within his profession for his commitment, dedication and expertise,” said Theo Braddy, executive director of CILCP.

The annual award presented by PFP Magazine, a bi-monthly leading fitness magazine for personal trainers, is announced each year at the Club Industry Conference and Trade Show.  The Top 15 Finalists across the country are chosen for their significant contributions and exemplary service in the field of fitness.  The trainers must have demonstrated impeccable and strong commitment towards the community, his or her clients and career.

Swoyer explained the importance of being placed in the same category as individuals such as Kyle Brown from ESPN Radio and Joshua Carter who starred in the show Gym Recue. “The individuals who are being recognized have made significant impacts to not only their local communities, but nationally as well, said Swoyer. “To be included with a group of personal trainers that have established brands or who are sponsored by brand name companies means that my services are greatly needed not only in this country, but in Central Pa.  This recognition brings awareness to the lack of assistance, especially specialized assistance to individuals with disabilities.”

Swoyer, a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT), established the first universally accessible fitness center in Central Pa. in 2007, where he provides individualized training for people with disabilities focusing on enhancing range of motion, flexibility and strength.

He has received many accolades over the years for his work including the 2015 Central Penn Parent Health Care Hero Finalist “Senior Care Hero” award.  Swoyer’s commitment to the disability community also earned him the following accolades:

  • 2015– Central Penn Parent Health Care Hero Finalist “Senior Care Hero”
  • 2015- PFP Magazine Top 15 Finalist “National Trainer of the Year
  • 2014- Dunkin Donuts “Thanks to You” Community Hero Award
  • 2014- CBS 21 “Making a Difference in the Community” Feature
  • 2010- Central Penn Business Journal “Innovation” Recipient
  • 2009- Central Penn Parent Health Care Hero Finalist “Innovation Hero”

The 2015 PFP Trainer of the Year was presented to Mindy Mylrea from Santa Cruz, Ca. at the recent 29th Annual Club Industry Conference and Trade Show in Chicago, Illinois. Mylrea has appeared in numerous workout videos and is considered a celebrity among fitness professionals. In addition to a monetary gift, she was featured on the cover of a recent PFP Magazine and enjoyed a spotlight entitled, “Journey to Success” inside the issue.

About Center for Independent Living of Central Pa (CILCP)

The Center for Independent Living of Central Pa (CILCP) is a consumer-controlled, cross-disability organization dedicated to assisting people with disabilities to achieve and maintain independent life styles. The organization assists individuals with any type of disability to find resources available to meet their needs, at

The Living Well With A Disability Fitness Center is located at 207 House Avenue, Suite 107, Camp Hill, Pa, 17011.  It’s open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information or to become a member, contact Jesse Swoyer at 439-4070 or via email at

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