Our Experienced Fitness Trainers
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Paul is the founder and owner of Prescriptive Fitness and a veteran of the fitness training industry since 1993. He was just named one of the Top 50 Fitness Professionals in America by MensHealth Magazine and one of the Top 55 Fitness Influencers on Instagram Worldwide (click HERE for MensHealth Magazine article). He is a former scholarship athlete and All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) selection in track and field, as well as a former National and World, ranked Professional Duathlete. Paul holds a BS in Exercise and Sports Science from Wake Forest University and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C). He is also certified as a TRX trainer, the world leader in functional training.
Paul is a leading authority on weight loss, cardiovascular training, and strength conditioning. His pedigree as a national class collegiate distance runner and a world-class professional Duathlete combined with his vast knowledge of exercise physiology has made him a highly sought after strength conditioning and sports performance expert. Paul has contributed to many articles for Men’s Fitness Magazine and was the fitness expert for Charlotte Parent Magazine’s Fit Family Challenge and has appeared on NBC’s Charlotte Today Show.
Paul is a dedicated, lifelong student of health and fitness and has combined his vast experience in athletics, academics, and life and created training philosophies and methodologies that produce results. Paul has worked with individuals ranging from successful business executives and moms to NFL players. His client list has included Dino Gaudio (former Wake Forest Head Basketball Coach), Sean Gilbert (former #3 overall NFL draft choice) Senegalese Wrestling Champion Modou Lo, Tyler Brayton (former 1st round NFL draft pick, 9 years starting NFL defensive end) and Sarah Brayton, NCAA Final Four Referee Jamie Luckie, and 18-year veteran and 2-time NCAA and NBA Champion Nazr Mohammed.
Paul only accepts a select number of clients that are committed to making change and improving performance. His sessions rates are higher than the standard rates for his staff and begin at $100 per hour.
Personal Racing Records:
3000m Steeplechase 8:58
Half Marathon 1:14
- Silver Medal USA Professional Duathlon National Championships 2000
- #2 Ranked USA Professional Duathlete 2000
- #25 World Professional Duathlon Ranking 2000
- Three-time Team USA Duathlon World Championship Team Member
- Gold Medal 40k Cycling Time Trial 2000 NC State Games
- Top American 1997 Professional World Duathlon Championships Guernica, Spain
- Bronze Medal Age Group World Duathlon Championships 1996 Ferrara, Italy
- Two Time Winner and course record holder NYC Biathlon
- 1996 Inside Triathlon Magazine Duathlete All-American
- All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection 3000m Steeplechase 1993
Paul Sklar, CSCS, Owner
Sandy is the co-owner of Prescriptive Fitness and a highly regarded strength, conditioning, and weight loss, specialist. Sandy brings over 14 years of professional training experience. After graduating from college, she decided to pursue her true passion for fitness and competed and excelled in various World Tri-Fitness competitions, placing 1st in Grace and Physique three times. Her love and interest in health and fitness have led her to inspire others to better health.
Sandy is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a CPT, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Certified Pre/Post-Natal Trainer. She is also a TRX Trainer. Sandy specializes in both individual and group training.
Sandy enjoys staying active with her two young children and smashingly handsome husband as well as her two chihuahuas.
Sandy Sklar, NASM, Owner
Marc is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a graduate of Elon College, where he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Sports Science and was a defensive back for the football team from 1996-1999. He went to work for HealthSouth physical therapy for three years developing weight training programs for rehabilitation patients and also worked with their speed and acceleration program. While working for HealthSouth, he started working at the University YMCA as a personal trainer.
Marc has been working for Prescriptive Fitness since 2002. He specializes in functional training, weight loss, sport-specific training, speed, and agility, and post-rehabilitation. Marc has worked with children, adults, and active older adults. He has trained an Olympic athlete and professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, and NASCAR.
In the fall of 2006, Marc was hired as the full-time personal trainer for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Marc returned to Prescriptive Fitness in the fall of 2007 and remains one of Prescriptive’s top personal trainers and speed and agility specialists.
Marc Arnone, CSCS
TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
Joseph Schriffen is a graduate of Springfield College with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. He specializes in golf fitness and has been certified through Titleist Performance Institute since 2007. Joe has been a personal trainer since 1996 and specializes in golf fitness. Due to his desire to improve his client's overall fitness, performance, and injury reduction, he works in nutritional counseling and massage therapy as well. He works on an individualized plan for each client in order to maximize their game regardless of their level. He has worked with aspiring professionals, former LPGA, and collegiate players as well.
Joe Schriffen, TPI Certified
Harrison is certified by the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Personal Trainer. He was a 4-year Varsity Wrestler at Myers Park HS where he earned All-Conference Honors by winning the Regional Wrestling Tournament his senior year and went on to place 5th at the NC 4A State Championships. Harrison wrestled at UNC-Pembroke before he had to retire due to injuries. He has experience working with both athletes and non-athletes and is passionate about helping others accomplish their fitness goals.
Harrison Sklar, NASM
Jackie joined the Prescriptive Fitness team in 2015 and has had an immediate impact. Her passion for health and fitness, coupled with her teaching background, brings a new dimension to her personal training. Jackie is a certified personal trainer through ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and grew up strongly believing in the necessity for an active lifestyle. Jackie specializes in strength, balance, and endurance training and believes a proper exercise routine can help you achieve a happier and more balanced life.
Jackie wants to share her enthusiasm, encourage a happier/healthier lifestyle, and help people realize what their body is capable of becoming. An avid runner herself, she is always reminded of the positive effects exercise has had on her own physical and psychological well-being. Jackie believes that with the right training program, a bit of determination and support, anyone can achieve their goals.
When not in the gym, Jackie loves to spend time with her family and friends, eat good food, and practice yoga.
Jackie John, ACSM
Marsha has worked in the fitness industry for almost 20 years and has been with Prescriptive Fitness since 1998. She received her certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
She specializes in working with busy, active women of all ages who are committed to staying healthy, helping others stay conditioned, and prevent injuries so that they can enjoy family and activities that they love
Marsha maintains many long-time clients but manages to keep a flexible schedule.
Marsha Aurelius, NASM
Jane has always had an interest in exercise, health, and wellness. She has a degree in Exercise Sports Science and is certified as an ACSM Exercise Physiologist and the NASM Personal Trainer.
Her original passion in life is dance and she has been fortunate enough to dance professionally for years. After stepping away a bit from dance, she began her career in fitness, health, and nutrition. She is a certified personal trainer, exercise physiologist, 500 hour RYT yoga instructor, and nutritionist.
When not at training, she loves to travel, cook, and spend time with her husband, friends, and four fur babies.
Jane Hanisch, ACSM, NASM
Katharine is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (Medical Exercise Training Institute) and a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University.
Katharine grew up an athlete, participating in dance, gymnastics, track and field, and collegiate and competitive cheerleading. Currently, she participates in competitive show water skiing.
Katharine has been a fitness professional since 2014. She specializes in functional training, post rehabilitation, general health, and a wide range of medical conditions (including MS, Parkinson's, and other ailments). Katharine is also the lead fitness expert at Novant Health Hallmark Care, a concierge medical practice. She has combined her experience professionally, in athletics, academics, and in life to create training programs that help produce results for her clients.