Coach RTB

Coach RTB has been a fitness professional for over 33 years. He has physically trained and mentally coached NCAA athletes , Olympians, NFL, NHL, and members of the USA Karate Team.Coach RTB leads several group exercise workouts per week including RowFit and Cycling at Mecka Fitness ( an indoor rowing program) Sound Boot Camp at BRN Fitness. Coach RTB is a certified life and leadership coach with the compassion of Gandhi and the straight forwardness of Dr. Phil. His training philosophy is simple. Fail to plan , plan to fail!


  • MS Organizational Leadership Geneva College 2005
  • BS Communications Slippery Rock University 1982


  • Original Founder Pittsburgh Fitness Council
  • 2 Times USA Karate Federation 35+ National Champion
  • Part-time adjunct professor Robert Morris University since 2006
  • Present Fitness Related Certifications:
  • Kettlebell Cardio (KBC)
  • Concept 2 Indoor Rower Certified Instructor


Hank began his coaching career in 1972 as an assistant football coach at North Hills High School. In 1986 Hank was selected as Head Football Coach at Richland High School and served in that capacity for 8 years. Since then, Hank has stayed active in football coaching at Avonworth, Pine-Richland, Quaker Valley, North Hills, Penn Trafford, Deer Lakes and currently at Northgate High School as Defensive Co-Ordinator.

In 1978, Hank began his track coaching career at North Hills as the hurdle, long jump and triple jump coach for both boys and girls. He retired in 2011 due to a family illness. Hank has coached many medalists, finalists and champions at both the WPIAL and PIAA levels. A number of student athletes he coached over the years have gone on to successful college careers in track and field or football, including into the NFL. Hank is still active as clinician and teacher for the Pine-Richland Track and Field Winter Clinic and was a long standing member of the Pine Township’s Parks and Recreation Commission where he was named a Premier Volunteer.

Hank has a BS degree in education from IUP and a MA in History from Duquesne. After 36 years of teaching, he retired from North Hills High School and is currently working part time in the fitness area at the Pine Township Community Center. Hank resides in Pine Township with his wife Ellen.


Cricket is the General Manager for the Athleta store in Shadyside, PA. She serves as a valuable role in planning our UNcathlon events and brings a great deal of expertise to the team. As a runner herself, she has worked with local track and cross country teams. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two dogs. Cricket’s upbeat personality and drive for helping others is something we value on the UNcathlon Founders Council Committee and we are lucky to have her.

Here are some adaptations to the Plank for all degrees of mobility

  • Knee lifts-In a wheel chair or seated, raise both or alternating knees for the allotted amount of time on the calendar. This will engage your core.

  • Arm raises– In a wheel chair, seated or standing, reach your arms straight out in front of you and keep them there while holding a light object (ball, towel etc.). The straighter you are able to sit up the more your core will be engaged and your chest, back, and shoulders are also working. Follow the allotted amount of time on the calendar.

  • Cobra Pose-Yoga pose that begins flat on the stomach and lifts up onto the elbows, hold for the allotted amount of time on the calendar. This will help to open up the chest and stretch the stomach/lower back muscles. Each person can modify their hinge at the hip for varying degrees of mobility.