Our Trainers

Over 12 certified professionals

Debora Morris, CPT

Founder and Principal
Certification: ACE, NASM
Experience: 24 Years
Education: BA Psychology
MS Exercise Physiology

We provide INDIVIDUAL FITNESS INSTRUCTION from the most knowledgeable and creative personal trainers in the business. These skillful, caring professionals know how to create effective exercise programs to address specific client needs and goals.

Bruno Acanfora, CPT

Certification: ACE
Experience: 21Years
Education:  B.S. in Kinesiology

Mike Carelly, CPT

Certification: ACE
Experience: 26 years
Education: BA

Ellen Flaxman, CPT

Certification: ACE,  AEA 
Experience: 29 Years
Education: MS – Exercise Science

Helane Hurwith, CPT

Certification: ACE Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
Experience: 31 Years
Education: B.S. – Psychology
MBA – Systems
M. Sc. – Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Linda Meyer, CPT

Certification: NASM
Experience: 25 Years
Education: B.S.

Doug Raffel, CPT

Certification: ACE
Experience: 34 years
Education: B.S. in Recreation Administration

Phyllis Theodoropoulos, CPT

Certification: ISSA
Experience: 8 years

Susan Thomson, CPT

Certification: NASM CPT, Corrective Exercise Specialist
Experience: 15 years
Education: BS and MS Education 

Keri Werner, CPT

Certification: ACE
Experience: 27 Years
Education: BA Psychology
MS Applied Physiology

Lisa Wolf, CPT

Certification: ACE, AFFA, NASM, ACSM, Zumba, certified massage therapist

Experience: 28 years
Education: BA


American College of Sports Medicine

The National Strength and Conditioning Association

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Aquatic Exercise Association

Aerobics and Fitness Association

ACTION Personal Trainer Certification



  • An in depth understanding of physiology and kinesiology
  • Current on developments in sports medicine, and nutritional sciences
  • An experiential base of analytic skills necessary to observe a client’s postural configuration at rest and in motion
  • Includes PhD level in Physical therapy, MS level in kinesiology and physiology
  • Over 12 professionals with a mix of training and background that fosters cross pollination of skills and expertise resulting in a synergy that is exceptional
  • All are trained in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

Get in Touch

Personal Fitness Training, Ltd.Wilmette, IL
Tel. (847) 251 6834
Email: info@pftl.net

What Clients Are Saying

62 Year Old Client

What I especially like is the personal dedication of the trainers. I never feel like I'm being put through a one-size-fits-all regimen from a textbook...

49 Year Old CLient

Although I may not be as slim as I once was, my overall fitness is probably better than its ever been in my life.

71 Year Old CLient

I have continued to work with PFTL for almost ten years, not only did I not lose muscle tone from my radiation therapy, I feel physically fit for the first time since I was 40...

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