Our Exclusive Trainers

Joel Stewart

Founder/Owner D1 Training; Cranberry Twp.

Joel is the founder and owner of D1 Training.  He has been involved in sports from a very young age with his Dad coaching High School Basketball.  He played grew up in the Youngstown area while playing soccer and basketball.  He continued his soccer career at Alma College as a four-year starter on a team qualifying for three NCAA Playoffs and one NCAA Final Four.  He graduated college in 2000 and worked in the financial industry for 18 years while coaching Club Soccer.

In 2020, he opened D1 Training.  D1 training was created to motivate and inspire young athletes to be the best they can be on and off the field.  He is passionate about teaching young athletes how to work hard off the field in order to perform at maximum levels on the field/court as well as reduce their risk of injury.  Improving athlete’s confidence, dedication, self-discipline, determination, and accountability is a daily goal of his.  

Anthony Sylvester

Head Speed & Strength Coach

Anthony realized at a young age the multitude of benefits to physical activity. A lifelong athlete, he realized the massive impact strength training and targeted performance training had both on the track or field, and in other areas of life. Since then, Anthony has dedicated himself to studying how to help others lead healthier more fulfilling lives through fitness.

Anthony earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Sport/Exercise Science from Gannon University. Throughout school, Anthony had the opportunity to serve as the strength and conditioning coach for Gannon’s Hockey Team, in addition to working at a local gym as a personal trainer. Since then, Anthony has coached over 100 adults to varying fitness goals, especially improving body composition and building strength and muscle. He’s also helped another 100+ scholastic and collegiate athletes to develop peak performance capacities in their respective sports and perform at very high levels, which include hockey, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, wrestling, tennis, volleyball and others.