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How We’re Different

When you become a member of the Accelerated Fitness gym in Medina, Ohio —you become a family member. Everyone is unique and has different challenges, but what unites us is our shared desire for sustained health and fitness. When you walk through our doors you get an instant charge knowing you’re in the right place with the right people. How do we do it?

Strength & Conditioning


Fitness & Cardio


Flexibility & Rest


Health & Nutrition


Motivational Trainers


We make it our business to create an environment that tailors to every individuals needs. We’re a gym for everyone. Because we believe everyone is capable of health and fitness for life. Our tailor made systems approach is time tested and proven to work. Join us today and begin the most satisfying journey of your life.


  • Build Muscle

  • Lose Fat

  • Gain Strength

  • Burn More Calories

  • Improve Posture

  • Increase Flexibility

  • Better Muscle Tone

  • Circulatory Health

  • Reduce Stress

  • Prevent Injury

  • Learn Technique

  • Self Defense Skills

  • Top Conditioning

  • Gain Confidence

  • Recover Faster

  • Reduce Belly Fat

  • Strengthen Your Heart

  • Reduce Anxiety and Depression

  • Promote Brain Health

  • Sleep Better


Our annual Body Transformation takes place at the end of the year and is open to any member of the Accelerated Fitness gym. Got what it takes? Enter the competition to find out.


Jeff Cheatham
Jeff CheathamPersonal Trainer
Jeff Cheatham is part owner and President of Accelerated Fitness. He started as a personal trainer in 2003. He managed many training departments for several years before becoming a cofounder of a personal training business in 2009. In 2013 he started his own personal training business which later led to him founding Accelerated Fitness Gym in 2018. He has competed in numerous bodybuilding shows and has helped countless people achieve their fitness goals including weight loss, athletic performance, fitness, lifestyle, powerlifting, and competition prep.
Lindsey Cheatham
Lindsey CheathamPersonal Trainer
Lindsey is part owner and Vice President of Accelerated Fitness. She is a registered nurse and personal trainer. She has competed at the National Level as a NPC Bikini competitor. She has helped countless women reach their goals whether it was lifestyle change, weight loss, or stepping on stage and competing. Lindsey takes pride in seeing others succeed and is passionate about her family, training hard in the gym, and helping others.
Bryon Melvin
Bryon MelvinPersonal Trainer
Bryon is the Personal Training Director and manages the personal training department as well as training clients. Whether you are looking lose weight, build muscle, rehab an injury, quality of life or just want to be overall healthy, his passion/ our passion here at Accelerated Fitness is to provide you with guidance, knowledge and motivation to achieve your goals!
Ryan Peterlin
Ryan PeterlinPersonal Trainer
Ryan is certified in personal training and nutrition. Ryan has over 8 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients. He specializes in strength and endurance training along with bodybuilding and athletic training. Ryan is well-rounded in his gym and nutrition knowledge and has a background in weight training, hockey, golf, baseball, and boxing. He enjoys new challenges and excels in helping others achieve their personal goals.
Tara Strum
Tara StrumPersonal Trainer
Tara is a mom of four and has been a personal trainer/group x instructor for 8 years. She enjoys working with all types of clients, including athletes and people overcoming injuries. Her certifications include one on one personal training, kickboxing, MMA conditioning, yoga, and fitness nutrition. She loves helping clients reach their goals and become the strongest and healthiest they can be!
Scott Gehlbach
Scott GehlbachPersonal Trainer
Scott is an Ace certified personal trainer. He graduated with his associates degree in Fitness Management from Hocking College in 2018. He has competed in several CrossFit events, powerlifting, and bodybuilding shows. He works with all ages and clients with a primary focus on functional strength training and weight loss. He is currently studying to become a senior fitness specialist.


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Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of athlete and achive your fitness goals