ERIK LEWISH, FITNESS MANAGER
Erik Lewish comes to the Adirondack Health Medical Fitness team after 5 years of coaching the United States Olympic Biathlon Team. He holds a Masters of Science in exercise physiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is passionate about health and human performance and understands the myriad of ways in which we can improve our quality of life through proper exercise and nutrition. Some of Erik’s fitness interests include endurance performance, sport-specific strength, bodybuilding, weight loss, and nutrition. When not in the gym, Erik can be found running and biking around the Adirondacks, sailing or skiing on Mirror Lake, seeking out vintage vinyl, and playing the guitar.
DINO ANGELOPOULOS, SUPERVISOR OF ATHLETIC TRAINING
NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, ATC, CSCS, FMS Level 2, TPI Certified Level 1
Dino Angelopoulos, NATA Certified Athletic Trainer, ATC, CSCS has been with Adirondack Health Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1998. Dino is now the Supervisor of Athletic Training Services and a fitness coach for Adirondack Health Medical Fitness Center.
Dino received his B.S. degree in Kinesiology from the University of New Hampshire in 1996 with a focus on improving sports performance through movement efficiency. As a Level Two Certified Functional Movement Screen Specialist and Titleist Performance Institute Certified, he is able to evaluate movement capabilities and provide appropriate corrective exercise strategies to help his clients and athletes perform at their best while minimizing injury potential.
Dino utilizes his knowledge of injury prevention and athletic performance to keep his clients moving at their optimum level. He believes that the body should move well before moving a lot. Whether it applies to strength training, playing sports or running, if you are not moving properly, you are not moving efficiently. If you can’t squat with proper form, you are not ready for resistance. Dino works with clients daily to help them achieve the best movement patterns to perform to the best of their ability.
Dino is also responsible for the care of the athletes at North Country Community College and Ausable Valley Central school and has had the privilege to travel with the USA Luge team as their athletic trainer. He assisted some of the best luge athletes on the World Cup circuit and maintained their health by providing manual therapy such as joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques along with managing any acute injuries that may have occurred during their training.
When not working Dino applies these concepts to his daily life with strength training, mountain biking, playing golf, trail running, xc skiing, and playing hockey. One of his favorite activities is walking his dogs with his wife Karen.
KIM BEACH, FITNESS COACH
ACSM Personal Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Kim graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a bachelor's degree in Fitness & Wellness Leadership. During her time there, she became a certified personal trainer and instructed kickboxing classes.
Originally from Syracuse, Kim has been traveling to the Adirondacks since she was little. Over the years, she has fallen in love with the area and all that it has to offer, including skiing, mountain biking, and hiking. As a trainer, she enjoys being creative with workouts and finding different ways to be active.
“If you keep doing only what you can already do, you remain who you are”. -Mark Twain
SHEILA DECKER, FITNESS COACH / ATHLETIC TRAINER
Saranac Lake native, Sheila Decker earned her Bachelors in Athletic Training at Norwich University and became certified in May 2019. A 4-year member of the Division I Norwich Women’s rugby team, Sheila is the leading scorer in the program’s NIRA Division I history and 3rd in all program history. Growing up, Sheila was a multisport athlete, competing in soccer, lacrosse, rugby, track & field, and downhill ski racing. She began powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting (under the instruction of fellow fitness coach and ATC Dino Angelopoulos) in order to increase performance in other sporting endeavors. She grew a fondness for these movements and still includes them in her training today. Sheila is a current member of the Mountaineers Women’s Rugby Team and enjoys hiking, swimming, paddling, biking, and skiing the beautiful Adirondacks. Staying true to her Athletic Training background, Sheila often includes corrective and rehabilitative exercises in her programing and enjoys creating unconventional movements that are both physically and cognitively challenging.