Pittsburgh Fitness Project was created in April of 2015 when owners Tom Duer and Dr. Brian Clista realized there was something missing from their fitness routines. Both were active athletes who trained hard, but the rest of their fitness puzzle was incomplete. They weren’t taking care of the other two important parts of being fit and health, Nutrition and Recovery. From that time on they decided that being healthy, fit, and eating well had to be easier and more convenient, that is when Pittsburgh Fitness Project was born.


Pittsburgh Project in an all inclusive wellness center combining personal training, group fitness, sports performance, diet coaching, massage therapy, and other recovery services all under that same roof to save the consumer both time and money on their journey to become their best selves.


Pittsburgh Fitness Project is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh at 5500 Butler Street Suite B Pittsburgh, Pa 15201.



Our Team
Tom Duer

Co-Owner, B.S., CSCS, USAW-Level 1, Crossfit Level 1

Brian Clista

Co-Owner, MD

Anthony Salerno

Personal Training Manager, B.S., NSCA-CPT

Jake Boyer

PFP Trainer, B.S., ACSM EP-C

Dan Dongilli

PFP Trainer, B.S., NCSA-CSCS

Jillian Chittester



B.S., Massage Therapist

Josh Joson

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jayashree Iyengar

Certified Pilates Instructor

Danielle Bryce

Registered Dietitian

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Kim Autore

Registered Dietitian

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