Our Trainers & Instructors

Brian Raneri

Owner | Personal Trainer

My name is Brian Raneri, President of Braneri systems L.T.D.  My company has owned and operated the Workout Center since November 2009.  It is my personal mission to educate and inspire individuals of any age to achieve their fitness needs!

I’m sure all of you can recall the times in your life when you were inspired, when the ordinary became extraordinary!  I remember being 10 or 11 and receiving cement weights for Christmas from my dad.  The hunger to be a weightlifter has been with me for as long as I can remember! I grew up in Columbiana and graduated from Crestview High School in 1987.  Because I was a football player, high school gave me yet another opportunity to do what I love: and that is weightlifting!  After graduation my hunger grew to a new level and I decided to try bodybuilding which enabled me to enter a competition. To my surprise I won my class at a local level, and that lead me to winning my division as a teenager in the Eastern United States. 


 As life would have it, I became a bit burned out from the bodybuilding scene. At this point in life I wanted to devote my time to having a family, so I backed off of training.  Through all of the hustle and bustle of life, I realized that I really missed being in the weight room.  I discovered that weightlifting had been an outlet for me to discover and create not only my body, but my spirit! 

I began training again and found a comfortable balance between family and training.  Weight training was actually becoming fun!  I had heard about several power lifting competitions and found myself inspired again!  I set the “old mans” record in the squat at an A.D.A.U. meet.  I declined filling out the paperwork for the record because most of all I was just doing what I LOVED!

During all of this time I worked at several different factories building machinery.  I was grateful for the work, but found myself daydreaming about how I could turn the “gym” into my fulltime job!  I worked out in the evenings and started noticing that I might enjoy training.  I began studying the trainer’s clientele, their training styles, the encouragement they provided, and the results that they helped to create.  I decided to begin a certification course through I.S.S.A. to become a sports and conditioning specialist.  This was the perfect mix for me…I would be able to combine my passion of sports with my love of the weight room.  I loved working with athletes, and found myself being inspired by all of my clients, from 10 year olds to 65 year olds!  After 20 years of working a job I had to force myself to get up for, I finally found my purpose and niche at the gym! 

In 2009 I was presented with the opportunity to purchase the Workout Center. With the support of my family I decided to move forward and turn my dream into a reality.  I am now the proud owner and operator of the Workout Center. I am so grateful that I have the chance everyday to do what I love!  It is my hope that your life inspires you to follow your passion! 

Thanks for stopping by!    Brian Raneri- President of Braneri Systems L.T.D


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