THE Equilibrium Fitness STORY

Tommy Lisowski, Jake Dipasquale, Jim Duncan - OWNERS

Equilibrium Fitness was born through a vision of having a balance in your life between work, health, and things that really make you happy. Whether it be spending time with family, biking, hiking, playing sports, our goal is to get you back into shape to enjoy things outside of the gym as well.

OUR coaches

Tommy coach at Equilibrium Fitness



Secret Talent: You name it, I'll eat it in one bite. Background: Born in Gibsonia, in the small town of West Deer, Tommy attended Deer Lakes High school. He played hockey for 13 years and is now an assistant coach for the PHA Icemen. Tommy is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, and has now been coaching for over 3 years. He began doing CrossFit more than 6 years ago, and has been hooked ever since.

His goal is to continue to participate in the sports and outdoor activities he loves at a high level. He is confident he can achieve this through working hard in the gym.

Jim coach at Equilibrium Fitness



Secret Talent: Recovers better after eating pizza Background: Jim was born and raised in Saxonburg. He graduated from Knoch High School and then attended Grove City College to obtain a degree in accounting. He was first introduced to CrossFit in late 2016, and later became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in the fall of 2018.

He treats the gym as a stress relief by both pushing himself in the workouts and socializing with all the great people. Training has fostered the opportunity for him to come out of his shell, make friends, and experience new things.

Jake coach at Equilibrium Fitness



Secret Talent: Can engineer but can't do barbell math Background: Pittsburgh native, Jake was raised in Allison Park and attended Hampton High School. He later went on to get his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. After graduating, he found CrossFit and fell in love. In November of 2018, he became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has been coaching ever since.

His passion for working out stems from his desire to be able to do any and all outdoor activities ranging from mountain biking and wake boarding, all the way to long walks on the beach.

Matt coach at Equilibrium Fitness



Secret Talent: Making you believe in yourself Background: Matt grew up in Allison Park and graduated from Deer Lakes High School in 2011. Playing hockey throughout his childhood, he became passionate about fitness around the age of 15. After becoming bored of most mainstream fitness methods, he discovered CrossFit in 2019 and never looked back.

His passion soon grew to helping other people love fitness, so he became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer the following year. He wants you to hit your goals, and he wants to be there to give you a fist bump when you do.

Susan coach at Equilibrium Fitness



Secret Talent: Making clean eating a lifestyle for anyone Background: Susan was raised (mostly) in Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2001. After having three children, she wanted to reclaim her body and started her fitness journey in 2008. She has run over 25 half marathons and 5 marathons.

She, however, gave up running when she discovered CrossFit in 2012. Susan became an NCI level one nutrition coach so she can share her passion for clean eating with everyone. Susan has mastered clean eating as a lifestyle and loves to share how she stays lean and lives life to the fullest.

Bre Vodde


Secret Talent: Making world famous chocolate chip cookies.

Background: Bre grew up in Gibsonia and graduated from Hampton High School. She attended Slippery Rock University and earned a B.S. in Middle Level Mathematics Education while also playing four years on the SRU Women's Lacrosse team.

After hanging up her cleats in 2018, she needed something else to fuel her competitive drive and fell in love with CrossFit. Bre is the Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach for Hampton High School and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

Mikayla Vecchio


Secret talent: Walking on my hands more than my feet

Background: Mikayla was born and raised in Cheswick PA and graduated from Deer Lakes High School. Mikayla attended Gannon University where she was a collegiate level student athlete on the Acrobatics and Tumbling team. She earned her masters degree in Occupational Therapy and works at a local community hospital.

With Mikayla’s background in gymnastics, she easily fell in love with CrossFit and has been hooked since 2014. Mikayla earned her Level 1 CrossFit Certification in 2022 and is excited to bring her gymnastics skills to the gym.

Luke Grossman


Secret Talent: Luke is ready to challenge anybody to a round of Pittsburgh Penguins Trivia!

Background: Luke grew up in Glenshaw PA and graduated from Shaler Area High School where he played ice hockey and was a two time PIHL All-Star. After graduating Luke spent three seasons playing junior hockey in Jamestown, New York.

While there, he earned the honors of team captain for two seasons, was voted the 2015 NA3HL Community Service Award Winner, and was nominated as a 2016 NA3HL Top Prospect. Luke then attended Slippery Rock University where he studied Fitness Management and Coaching and was the President of the SRU Ice Hockey Club (ACHA D1). After hanging up the skates, Luke spent two seasons as the Strength and Conditioning Director for his alma mater, Shaler Area Titan Ice Hockey Club in addition to being the assistant coach for the PHA Icemen 18u AAA team. Luke strives to create a welcoming team environment where young athletes feel comfortable being themselves, pushing to achieve new heights, and are eager to celebrate their teammates accomplishments with them.

Casie Cygan


Casie started CrossFit in 2017 and became an L1 Trainer in 2018. She studied at La Roche University where she majored in Health Sciences, minored in Psychology and played basketball. She now works as a Nurse Practitioner at Butler Memorial Hospital, and coaches Jr. High track at Butler School. Casie loves to stay active in her free time, playing in coed basketball, flag football and sand volleyball leagues.

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