About Us

Katrina Wolf (owner)

Katrina is the founder of Agewell Senior Fitness. She is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer an ACE Certified Senior Fitness Specialist, and a Certified Functional Aging Specialist. She has been a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant since 1997 and brings her over 20 years experience working in physical therapy to your home.
Katrina’s vision for Agewell Senior Fitness is to bring quality, knowledgeable exercise instruction to those who need it most: older adults who may not be able to leave the home easily, and those with health conditions who may be apprehensive about exercise. By matching personal trainers who are also rehab professionals with these clients, Agewell Senior Fitness is able to provide long term exercise instruction to this population. Our goals are to improve strength, reduce fall risk by improving balance and improve quality of life.
Katrina has had her own ups and downs in her fitness journey. Reclaiming her own health and strength though a healthy lifestyle has inspired her to do the same for others. Working with the senior population for 20+ years she has combined her love of improving peoples lives with her love of fitness. At Agewell Senior Fitness she is able to use her gift of motivating people along with her wealth of knowledge in working with medical conditions and exercise to Mid Maryland
Her areas of expertise include Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke/CVA, neurological conditions and frail elderly with multiple diagnoses. She has also worked as a personal trainer with clients following joint replacements or other significant surgeries, to continue recovery after their course of physical therapy has been completed.

Contact Katrina to see how she can help you reach your goals of improved quality of life.

Bernadette Schwai

Bernadette is an ACSM certified personal trainer and a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She brings 20+ years of experience working with various types of injuries, acute and chronic conditions, and a vast amount of experience working with the aging population.
Bernie’s career in Physical Therapy stemmed from her love of playing sports as a child and grew after experiencing a traumatic sports related injury. She overcame this devastating set back which has inspired her to do the same for others.
Bernie eventually began working with the senior population in a home care setting and developed a new love for working with aging adult persons. She has a passion for keeping the aging population as mobile and independent as possible. At Agewell Senior Fitness she is able to apply her wealth of knowledge in working with medical conditions and personal experiences to motivate others to overcome barriers and keep their independence and quality of life.
She now specializes as a certified personal trainer working with the senior population with acute and chronic medical conditions. These include generalized deconditioning, Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, cancer, orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Bernadette is also the owner of Thrive Physical Therapy. If you think you might need physical therapy check out Thrive’s Web page.
Bernadette earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UMBC in 1993, a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the UMES in 1998 and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 2014. She has taken extensive continuing education classes in manual therapy from University of St. Augustine, Michigan State Osteopathic School of Medicine and the Jones Institute to improve the lives of those that live with chronic pain and biomechanical dysfunctions.
Bernadette enjoys continuing on her path of fitness in her spare time working out, running, and hiking or doing outdoor activities with her husband, daughter and dog.

Chelsea Fallstich

AAAI/ISMA certified Personal Training 10 + years
Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant 7 years
Certified Yoga instructor
Chelsea Fallstich is a free lance health and wellness professional with 10+ years of experience in therapeutic exercise, functional movement patterns, balance, stretching and preventative care through physical movement. Chelsea’s passion for exercise and its use as a therapeutic tool began in 2008 after completing the AAAI/ISMA personal training course and obtaining her CPT. She spent 4 years working in a corporate gym setting focusing her training toward those with pre-existing and chronic conditions including but not limited to Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Lymphedema, Lupus, high blood pressure, RA as well those with visual and auditory impairments. It was during this time that Chelsea began to witness first hand the immense role exercise played in the management and reduction of symptoms that are associated with many chronic conditions and diseases.
Chelsea graduated from Anne Arundel Community College in 2013 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree after completing the CAPTE accredited CACHE Physical Therapist Assistant program in Arnold, MD. She has been a licensed and practicing PTA for 7 years, specializing in Geriatrics, stroke rehabilitation, joint replacement, Parkinson’s and Parkinsonism and cardiac/cardiopulmonary disease. Her previous experience as a CPT has allowed her the ability to use creativity and diversity in her exercise prescriptions that are both effective and fun.
Chelsea’s education and experience as a CPT and LPTA has been coupled with a 12+ year yoga practice consisting heavily on breath work, body awareness and mindfulness. She is a huge advocate of incorporating yoga techniques and methods into exercise to improve function and to provide a learning tool for the individual that teaches them how to utilize their breath during and outside of exercise to optimize health and well being. She recently completed a 4 month- 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training and is now RYT with Yoga Alliance. Chelsea’s yoga practice includes but is not limited to; Hot yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga and the Bikram Method.
Growing up in a military family, Chelsea had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the world and the United States which has allowed her exposure to many different cultures, languages, religions and life styles which has helped with reinforce adaptability and more importantly the idea of individuality. She recognizes that each exercise prescription and method of delivery should be customized to meet the needs unique to the individual. Her military upbringing has helped nurture her passion for travel which has taken her to 7 countries in the last 3 years. In additional to traveling, Chelsea’s hobbies include hiking, kayaking, reading and cooking.

Tracey Benden

Ace Certified Personal Trainer
Licenced Physical Therapy Assistant
Tracey is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and comes to Agewell Senior Fitness with over 20 years experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She earned her BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland And PTA degree from NOVA. Tracey has extensive experience working with sports injuries, back and spine injuries, joint replacements, and vestibular and balance issues. Her emphasis on continuing education has been on postural restoration. Tracey believes in working with the whole client by utilizing her skills and experiences she has gained over the years to give the best client experience and achieve the best outcomes. She is excited about this opportunity to bring her full circle and use her experience as a PTA and to work with the aging population as a Personal Trainer. Tracey serves the Northern Montgomery County area, and South Eastern Frederick County area.
When not working Tracey enjoys hiking and yoga. She also enjoys spending time wiht her husband of 23 years, her 18 year old daughter and 20 year old son.

Jill Farrester

Jill is a Certified Functional Aging Specialist and a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. For the past six and a half years, Jill has been working with the adult and geriatric population in the rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, and home health settings.
 
Each setting has afforded Jill many opportunities to work with individuals with various diagnoses including stroke, COPD, dementia, Parkinson’s and joint replacements. Jill enjoys using functional movement to help clients improve strength, balance and overall quality of life, no matter what their challenges.
 
In her spare time Jill enjoys learning and studying foreign languages, particularly Spanish, spending time outdoors walking her dog, and playing tennis.

Janell Perfetto 

ACSM certified Personal Trainer
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Falls Prevention Specialist  

Janelle is an ACSM certified Personal Trainer, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Professional Yoga Therapist and Certified Falls Prevention Specialist with a passion for helping seniors and individuals with neurological conditions, stay active and mobile.

Janelle has 13yrs of experience working in a variety of settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient neuro rehab, and homecare as well as owning her own in home physical therapy practice in NY prior to moving to Maryland.

Janelle recognizes the importance of physical activity in keeping seniors functioning in their home, preventing falls and maintaining their independence as much as possible. She has also worked with individuals who have had a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and more. Janelle appreciates and celebrates every victory and accomplishment with her clients, as even the smallest gains need celebrating!

Janelle uses an integrative approach to wellness, incorporating yoga postures, traditional exercises, functional mobility, the use of breath work, and mindful movement to help improve function. She sees her clients as a whole person and not just a body part by creating an individualized approach to each client’s wellness.

In her spare time Janelle enjoys spending time with her 2 children and husband, going on hikes, exercising, knitting, and getting into nature. 

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