Meet Our Trainers
Accomplished professionals who care about your success
At PTC, the core of your experience is your one-on-one relationship with your personal fitness trainer. Each trainer is accomplished in the field of personal fitness and is dedicated to addressing our clients’ needs. But our trainers are also skilled communicators who help identify your goals, design an individualized program based on your unique circumstances, and provide the instruction and motivation necessary for your steady progress.
Personal attention enables progress without pressure
Our goal at PTC is to provide a welcoming environment for you to pursue your fitness goals under the guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable trainer. Get to know our training staff by reading their bios, then give us a call to schedule an introductory interview.
Bryan Sibbach (Co-founder) – Bryan brings more than 35 years of experience in competitive strength sports and resistance training to his coaching. Starting in his teens, Bryan trained under world champion powerlifters and Pan Am Games weightlifting champions. This experience made it clear to Bryan that, regardless of type of training, the key factors for success were proper technique, body positioning and breathing. Bryan’s mantra became “Give 100 percent in correct form for 100 percent results.” As an athlete, Bryan has held multiple local, state and national high school and open records in powerlifting and weightlifting and has won dozens of overall championships regardless of competitors’ weight classes. Having trained through parts of five decades, Bryan has had to adapt to changes in his metabolism by adjusting his training and certain food choices. But he’s never wavered in his commitment to proper technique, perfect form and healthy nutrition. Bryan and his wife, Patty, frequently speak to audiences on varying health topics including; heart health, exercise regimens and demonstrations of proper exercise techniques and forms.
Patty Wallace-Sibbach (Co-founder) – Patty is a Harrisburg native who Patty attended Shippensburg University on a basketball scholarship and coached local youth for years. She has dedicated herself to improving her clients’ health for more than 20 years. As a senior diabetes care specialist, she educates healthcare providers on the benefits of specific therapies. She has spent more than 10 years educating providers on women’s health issues, including osteoporosis. Diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2014, Patty gained a greater empathy for individuals struggling to improve their health through diet and exercise. “I had gone from winning PA state figure competitions to barely being able to get out of bed. I lost my mojo, but I gained a better understanding of how others can feel defeated.” Patty gets great satisfaction from helping clients grow in confidence as they achieve their fitness goals. She and her husband, Bryan, are co-chairpersons of the Circle of Red/Go Red for Women American Heart Association of the Capital Region and are involved in other community outreach health programs.
Eric Ring – Eric has more than 15 years of experience as a personal trainer. Throughout his career, Eric has also competed as a body builder, learning a vast amount about the impact of diet and nutrition on a person’s physique and overall health. Eric has also learned how to target specific areas of the body through weight training to obtain optimal results. Personal training then led Eric towards physical therapy, which is his current area of concentration.
Knowledge of physical therapy allows Eric to focus his clients on proper form, posture and core stability which are essential for success in body transformation. Eric is also am well-versed in targeted stretching which is key for obtaining ideal results. Eric’s background has made him proficient in plyometrics, Tabata (a style of high-intensity impact training), bodyweight training and HIIT workouts. Eric’s passion for personal training enables him to meet clients wherever they are on their fitness journey and support their success.
Fran Martin – While attending college, Fran sought out a gym regiment that would work for him and his lifestyle. He found a kickboxing gym where he was able to burn 700 calories/hour, and he was hooked. After he lost weight and improved his conditioning, a fitness instructor insisted that Fran get certified. But Fran didn’t stop there; he went to get his PT certification and TRX specialty training. Eventually, Fran obtained two more certifications in ‘HIIT’ workouts. He incorporates all of the following into his training with clients: kickboxing, body weight exercises, TRX suspension training, dumbbell/barbell training, and HIIT training.
Jim Wix – Jim is a native to the Harrisburg area where he attended Central Dauphin East High School before going on to Chesapeake College to study exercise science & business. Active in many team sports, Jim took his baseball talent to college. Although an elbow injury in his sophomore year halted his pitching career, his baseball accomplishments still include a Mid-Penn All-Star selection, RBI World Series National Champion runner up, & NJCAA D-1 Regional Tournament Player to Watch. Jim began his journey as a personal trainer in 2013 when he met Bryan & Patty Sibbach. Bryan took Jim under his wing and acted as his personal train mentor for years. Today, Jim is a reliable and dedicated trainer who specializes in Isokinetic training, fast twitch muscle movements, strength and conditioning, cardiovascular training, boxing / kickboxing, weight loss and recovery. Jim has trained athletes participating on many levels in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and golf. Jim’s hobbies include hockey, golf, fishing, target shooting, hiking, weight training, MMA, & walking his dogs.
Greg Marotto – Having learned from several strength and condition coaches at Penn State and then earning certification from National Strength Professionals Association, Greg has provided athletic and functional training to clients for 15 years. Greg also has an associate degree in massage therapy, which allows him to assess stresses in body, pinpoint imbalances, offer clients proven recovery and rehabilitation techniques. Greg likes to treat his clients like athletes, beginning with the safest workout possible to build strength in the heart, lungs, core, and muscle groups for steady, continuous progress. Greg claims to be “really great at listening,” as well as encouraging and motivating his clients in training sessions ranging from powerlifting to crossfit. Greg’s own fitness activities have included participation in Tough Mudders, Super Hikes, amateur and professional wrestling, body building, spin classes and boot camps.
Contact PTC in Harrisburg to schedule an appointment with a qualified personal trainer
Precision Training Concepts in Harrisburg offers a unique fitness experience based on close, one-to-one instruction from knowledgeable and concerned trainers. To learn how one of our personal fitness trainers can help you achieve your wellness goals, call us today at (717) 461-3410 or contact our studio online. We are conveniently located at 4085 Linglestown Road, just two miles east of the Susquehanna River.