“My Fitness RX” is unlike any fitness or exercise program available simply because of what it is NOT. It’s not a weight loss competition, a reality show or any other kind of fitness competition. We take an informative and educational approach to health and fitness topics. “My Fitness RX” is an upbeat series shot in a magazine style format incorporating news and informational segments that explore a wide range of health and fitness subjects. From nutrition and exercise to a healthy lifestyle, “My Fitness RX” is straight forward and brings a new dynamic to health and fitness content.
Created by certified personal trainer and fitness expert, Tanya Stroh, the series focuses on relevant, timely and seasonal topics that impact our every day lives. Our team of experts provide insight and answers to the benefits of a healthy life style and how best to achieve it from the perspective of their professional practice or discipline.
Our experts include but are not limited to; doctors, dentists, clinical nutritionists, personal trainers, nurses, physical therapists, chefs and healthy living coaches. Content is researched, written and vetted by the “My Fitness RX” team and in part responds to questions and concerns often expressed by the patients and clients of our team.
Tanya Stroh, B.S., NSCA, ACE
Certified Personal Trainer
Tanya Stroh is the host of “My Fitness RX” and is a practicing personal trainer with decades of practical experience helping others achieve their fitness goals. Her philosophy has always been that exercise along with a healthy diet and lifestyle produce the best results. Tanya’s clients, ranging in age from 12 to over 70 years old, have successfully improved and achieved their health and fitness goals because of her highly individualized approach to fitness.
As a fitness expert she has appeared regularly on radio and television in the Philadelphia area and writes a bi-monthly article for a women’s magazine. As a speaker, Tanya takes her message to organizations, businesses and charity events to promote healthy living, exercise and an active lifestyle. Tanya has dual national certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as well a FMS (Functional Movement Screens) and Kettlebell certifications. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from West Chester University.
Dr. Helise Bichefsky, DO
Dr. Bichefsky attended Widener University in Chester, PA where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Teaching Certification in Childhood Education. She continued her training at Temple University where she studied the advanced sciences and at Drexel University where she studied NeuroPsychology.
Upon earning a medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Bichefsky went on to complete a one-year rotating internship and a three-year residency program at The Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA.
Dr. Bichefsky is on staff at The Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA and Paoli Hospital in Paoli, PA. She is also on active staff at Barclay Friends Nursing Facility, New Seasons of Devon and New Seasons of Exton. Dr. Bichefsky is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. She has been the Medical Director of the AREUFIT Health Services Inc. since 2004. She is on the speaker’s bureau for the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as a distinguished speaker for many different organizations, including the Adult Day Care of both Chester County and of West Chester and ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center. She has been published in a variety of local media publications with articles relating to health and wellness.
Dr. Lauren Schofield, D.C.
Dr. Lauren has been a Doctor of Chiropractic medicine for twenty years in Chester County. Energetic, fun and informative, Dr. Lauren leaves a lasting impression with her patients, listeners and her community. As a doctor, speaker and radio personality, Dr. Lauren is diverse in her platforms and is passionate about empowering her audience.
Dr. Christine Meyer, MD
Christine Meyer, MD is a board-certified internal medicine physician born to first-generation Egyptian immigrants. Dr. Meyer is the founder and managing partner of Christine Meyer, MD & Associates.
While practicing full-time, in 2012 Dr. Meyer founded Team CMMD Foundation to support local cancer-stricken families struggling with the financial burdens of their illness, and to raise money to fund cancer research. For her work with the Foundation, Dr. Meyer was named Philadelphia Magazine’s 2015 Health Hero. She and her husband of over twenty years are raising their three children in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Terri Ritchie, M.S., C.C.N.
Ms. Ritchie holds degrees in biology and business from Neumann College, a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT, and her certification as a clinical nutritionist from the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists. A nutritional counselor since 1995, she previously worked as a research scientist for the Fitzgerald-Mercy Hospital Cancer Research Program, and has also held research positions in virology, immunology and oncology within the pharmaceutical industry. Currently, she is the host of the radio show “Mission: Nutrition”, heard on WCHE 1520 AM, Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
She has been a frequent guest lecturer for Brandywine Hospital of Chester County, Mothers of Preschoolers (Berks and Chester County), Chester County Adult Night School and numerous community health symposiums. She continues to update her knowledge base in nutritional therapies by attending advanced educational seminars through the Institute of Functional Medicine and nutritional post-graduate studies.
Healthy Living Coach
Health and Wellness Coach Kerri Roberts, is an expert in empowering people to take the necessary steps to getting healthy through pleasure, fun and food. As a former workaholic in Corporate America, Kerri truly understands the demands and challenges facing people in a stressed out environment.
As a graduate of The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, she has been extensively trained in modern health counseling, eastern and western nutrition and using food as therapy. Kerri is certified as a Holistic Health Counselor and accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).
Kerri is about helping people live the lives they dream — in love, career, home and most importantly, in health. In her private nutrition practice in Pennsylvania, as well as other parts of the world via phone counseling, Kerri has taken her passion for natural foods and healthy living and has created programs that promote lasting change. Her enthusiasm and love of her work results in a fun and energetic style of coaching. She has led her clients to find their own path to wellness, and in achieving more energy, sustained healthy living and making better food choices, all in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Holistic Health Coach
Diane brings over 30 years of experience in the health/fitness and wellness industry to our team. As a professional health coach, she works to bridge the gap between medical clinical work and client focused coaching for results, meeting people where they are in life and using her intuitive skills to help them get to where they want to go. Her encouraging, empowering style keeps her clients on track with their chosen life path and to live their lives according to the values they hold dear. “Celebrate YOUR Life….One Day At a Time.”
Certified Life Coach
Edna Valentino developed her passion for fitness while working long hours as a producer in television. She competed in fitness competitions successfully and decided to quit her “day job” to become a personal trainer. She learned early on that in order to serve her clients best, she had to work with them on their mindset. As a life coach, Edna understands that if you can shift the way you think, you can change your life. She’s believes that we are all more powerful than we know. A new perspective, a little guidance, and a nudge out of your comfort zone is the way to an incredible life! Her passion for inspiring others has led her down a path of motivational speaking. She is married with a son and daughter.