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Meet Our Staff

Joseph Zeleznock

MSPT, Owner/Operator
Joe is owner and operator of FitLife, as well as a Licensed Physical Therapist. Joe received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Exercise Physiology. After graduation, he gained experience as an exercise physiologist in numerous outpatient physical therapy settings. From these experiences, his passion grew to open his own center that would provide comprehensive care for the patient and fitness member alike. He later moved to Pennsylvania and completed his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Neumann College. Throughout graduate school, Joe managed a wellness center which afforded him the opportunity to gain experience operating a full wellness center including fitness, aquatics and rehabilitation. Joe remains passionate about opening many FitLife facilities which include both fitness and rehabilitation under one roof, guided by highly trained staff while providing the best in customer service. 

Cheryl Nowlan

PT, DPT, Clinic Supervisor
Cheryl earned her Bachelor's Degree from Sacred Heart University in 2009 and her Doctorate in 2012. While at Sacred Heart, Cheryl was the captain of her dance team which finished fourth in the nation in Collegiate Division 1 Dance. In graduate school, Cheryl traveled to Guatemala with a group of physical therapy students to provide physical therapy services at various locations throughout the country. After graduation, Cheryl worked at a private outpatient clinic in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and then at the Yale University Health Center in New Haven, Connecticut. Originally from Havertown, Cheryl is very excited to be back in the Philadelphia area, and looks forward to treating patients at FitLife. Outside of physical therapy, Cheryl enjoys running, dancing, playing soccer and traveling.

Joseph Rinaldi

PT, DPT
Joe began his collegiate career at Bucknell University where he studied Molecular Biology and walked on to the football team. Following his sophomore year, he transferred to Rutgers University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science (2016). He then moved to Philadelphia where he went on to earn his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Drexel University (2019) and had the honor of delivering the graduation speech. While at Drexel, Joe completed internships at various orthopedic clinics across New Jersey and sought out experience working in both pediatric and sports settings. Joe has an extensive background in athletics and working as a performance coach with athletes of all ages. Additionally, he traveled to Guatemala where he helped provide physical therapy services to underserved communities. Joe is originally from Westfield, NJ and is excited to move to the Philadelphia area to be a part of the FitLife community. Outside of work, Joe enjoys exercising, hiking, photography and creating content for his Instagram account and blog, which has been published by the APTA.

Samantha Birmingham

PT, DPT
Samantha (Sammi) completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Temple University earning the honor of Cum Laude, and later returned to Temple to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Temple for her Doctorate, Sammi was very active in the North Broad Street Probono Center, a facility that provides low- or no-income individuals free physical therapy treatment, and she was later inducted in to the Probono National Honor Society. Sammi also traveled to Guatemala while in school on a medical service trip where she treated a wide variety of neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions at various locations throughout the country. Sammi is highly dedicated to treating the underserved both locally and abroad. She prides herself in providing evidence-based treatment that is functional and effective to improve the lives of those that cross her path. Sammi enjoys singing and running in her free time and hopes to someday treat with FIMRC, an international organization that provides medical services to children and communities in developing countries.

Neil T. Boyle

PT, DPT
Neil received his undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from Drexel University in 2016. While there he worked as a physical therpay aide at the Sporting Club in the Bellevue Hotel. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Alvernia University. He has had the opportunity to work in various settings but found his passion in sports medicine and aquatic therapy. Beyond physical therapy, Neil occupies his time with various activities such as golf, fishing, yoga, snowboarding, and weight training. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and watching movies. His family owns a house in Wildwood Crest that he often visits on weekends. Having recently moved to Chestnut Hill with his significant other, Sarah, Neil is thrilled to return to the Philadelphia area and to join the FitLife team.

Madeline Kennedy

PT, DPT
Madeline is a California native who earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Biology from the University of California at Davis where she competed on the Division 1 Gymnastics team. It was through her athletic career that Madeline experienced the challenges of overcoming injuries and decided to pursue a career in physical therapy to help others to participate in the activities they love. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco. She has had the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and abilities, but has a special interest in working with the geriatric population. Outside of the PT clinic, Madeline is enjoying exploring her new home on the East Coast and embracing the love Philadelphia has for its local sports teams.

Alexis Osmolowski

Exercise Physiologist
Alexis is currently a senior Kinesiology student at Temple University. After her graduation in May (2020), she plans to work as an exercise physiologist before pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, she moved to Philadelphia in 2017 and plans to stay in the city to take a year off from school and join the FitLife team full-time. Alexis is a member of two collegiate honors societies at Temple, and is Co-Captain of InMotion Dance Team. Her goal is to join a professional dance company in the area after graduation to continue her training. Her choreography will be showcased at the end of the semester, and she hopes to expand her experience in teaching, performing, and choreographing with new opportunities in Philadelphia.

Amir McCain

Exercise Physiologist/Personal Trainer
Originating from Northern Jersey, Amir has lived in Philadelphia and its suburbs since he was 7. In December 2019, he graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Sports Science and a Minor in Psychology. Amir is also a Certified Personal Trainer through ACE Fitness. What's next for Amir? He will be pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy! At FitLife, he works as an Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer, and Front Desk team member. Since he was about 16, he has had a strong passion for recreational powerlifting, and loves to incorporate modified functional lifting movements in his clients' training programs. Amir's hobbies include playing sports (He LOVES basketball!), reading comic books (Marvel over DC), and discussing movies (He LOVES Christopher Nolan). His training philosophy? Amir wants his clients to unlock their potential to reach new physical and mental limits. Toeing the line between physical therapy and fitness, he likes to use practices from both schools of thought to better develop and more efficiently accomplish his clients' goals.