Customized Fitness
with Specialized Coaches


TOM DUER: Co-Owner

B.S., NSCA -CSCS, NSCA TSAC, USAW-Level 1, Crossfit Level 1

Tom founded Pittsburgh Fitness Project in 2015 and PFP Barbell in 2017. He started personal training in 2009 and coaching Olympic style weightlifting in 2015. Tom began his career working with people on general fitness and now his focus has shifted to primarily working with people who want to learn and master the Snatch and  Clean and Jerk.


I believe in using the right tool for the right job. Through my diverse experience as not only a fitness professional but also a competitive athlete through multiple disciplines (football, track and field, bodybuilding, CrossFit, Olympic lifting ). We work together to find the best possible solution for your fitness needs.
There are a ton of ways to get you as in shape and healthy as you want to be. It is my mission to help find on that will work for you, but also that you will stick with, and hopefully have a good time in the process.


10000+ hours of 1-on-1 training experience
Top 10 105kg weightlifter in the USA
Published Fitness Model (Musclemag/REPS! magazine )


ANTHONY SALERNO: General Manager


Tony Salerno is a graduate of Slippery Rock University where he earned his degree in Sport Management from their highly accredited undergraduate program. Staying active and participating in various sports has always been a passion of Tony’s and in 2014 he became certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Personal Trainer to share his passion for living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Specializing in Strength Training and Weight Loss, Tony’s attention to detail and commitment to your success above all else is what sets him apart and gives you the results you want!




Jake is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science.

Jake’s start in the fitness world was through running which took him to the University of Mount Union. As an exercise science student, he discovered his passion for helping others reach for their goals while reaching for his own as an athlete. At Mount Union, Jake had the privilege of competing on the team that won the 2014 NCAA National Championship in track and field, as well as becoming a two time NCAA All-Region runner in cross country. Jake has learned from some of the best coaches and instructors in the nation from his high school through his college careers and he’s excited to put that experience into use at PFP. Jake is one of the best running coaches in the area and hopes to help the Pittsburgh running community become stronger and crush through their PR’s.



M.S. Exercise Science, NASM PES

After bouncing around various unenjoyable jobs post-undergrad, I decided to make a career change and commit to making one of my passions and favorite hobbies my life. I went back to school and got a master's in exercise science. I haven't looked back since and have been training now for over 6 years.

I'm not here to just tell you what exercises to do as a personal trainer. As a personal trainer, it is my responsibility to coach and educate my clients as well. I'm here to tell you why I'm giving you a specific exercise, educate you on how to perform it correctly and how it will help you reach your specific goals.

I'm big on continuing education and am constantly learning new tools and refining my coaching techniques to help us reach your goals. In other words, I'm kind of a nerd when it comes to fitness.

My goal for you is to help you become the best version of yourself, achieve the results you want, no matter where you are in your fitness journey and to have a little fun along the way.



Performance Enhancement Specialist

James Chandler is certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Association of Sports Medicine and is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree and PA certification in Physical & Health Education. At Slippery Rock James was a sprinter on the Track & Field team, specializing in the 400m dash, where he developed a love for training. As a member of the track and field team, James was able to win multiple conference event championships, receive several all-conference honors, and be part of a record-breaking 4x400m relay team. James discovered his love for helping others achieve their wellness-related goals through the Slippery Rock Physical & Health Education curriculum as well as being a leader on the track and field team.

Outside of PFP, James is a strength and conditioning coach at fox chapel. He works with football, soccer, and baseball players. He also teaches physical education at Propel Braddock Hills High School.

Fitness Pricing

Personal Training

30 Minute Sessions

$45 per Session
  • 10 sessions for $400
  • $40/session if part of Month-to-Month Plan

45 Minute Sessions

$60 per Session
  • 10 sessions for $525
  • $52.50/ Session if part of Month-to Month Plan

60 Minute Sessions

$80 per Session
  • 10 sessions or $700
  • $70/session if part of Month-to-Month Plan

Fitness Passes

Barbell Club

$100 per Month
  • Includes Barbell Coaching
  • Also Includes Open Gym

PFP Ultimate Pass

*$125 per month Includes Open Gym + Barbell + Classes + Power Hour
  • $100/Month with 1/Week Training
  • $75/Month with 2/Week Training
  • $50/Month With 3/Week Training Package

Single Classes

Price Varies
  • Drop in: $20/Class
  • 10 Classes: $150
  • 25 Classes: $300

  • ​412 782-5438

  • 5500 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201

  • info@pittsburghfitnessproject.com

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Monday: 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday:6:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM