185 3rd Street Northwest, Barberton, Ohio 44203, United States
Faith Gym

Faith Gym

Faith Gym

Faith GymFaith Gym

Meet The STAFF

Justin Turner

Julianne Merda

Julianne Merda

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Owner

Justin's vision for Faith Gym is to provide a Christian based fitness facility where all members are welcomed with friendly and knowledgable staff and a large selection of state-of-the art equipment.  Faith Gym features a multitude of services designed to enhance a member's fitness regime.

Julianne Merda

Julianne Merda

Julianne Merda

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Zumba Instructor 

 My weight loss journey started unexpectedly in 2012. I wanted to quit smoking and being over 300+ lbs., I didn't want to gain any more weight. Every time I craved a cigarette, I'd start walking down my street. Usually two houses at a time. It escalated from there. Two houses became a 1/2 mile and so on. I saw myself losing weight and decided to adjust my diet and start losing more.

Two years after I took my first step, my friend told me to try a Zumba® class. I loved the way I felt when I began dancing and I immediately wanted everyone to feel the same. A year later, I decided to become an instructor. Now I'm proudly down over 100+ lbs and I'm still on my weight loss journey! 

I am certified in CPR, as a Zumba® Instructor, Zumba® Kids, Zumba® Kids Jr., and recently received a certification in Strong by Zumba®. I look forward to encouraging people by being their biggest support group for their weight loss journeys. I hope when people come to my class, they will have the incredible and fun experience I do when dancing. It truly doesn't feel like a workout!