Meet the Double Play Team

Our Trainers & Staff

Brannon Cathey

Personal Trainer

Sam Houston State University

15 Years in Personal Training

8 Years in Managing Recreation Centers

American Council Certified Trainer

A Little About Yourself
I have worked with clients in all walks of life, whether they are athletes looking to prepare for a specific sport, or individuals looking to just improve their quality of life. I am a father of four and spent 14 years working 12-hour rotating shift work, so I understand the barriers people face as it pertains to a healthy lifestyle. As a young man managing a recreational facility, I witnessed the difference an active lifestyle can make. If you are unsure how to go about meeting your fitness goals, please drop in, or contact me for a personal consultation.

Daniel M. Myers

Executive Director

Oswego State University

20 years in Recreation Management

16 years in Education

NYS Certified Coach

10 years Business Management

A Little About Yourself

Daniel Myers is the Executive Director and Founder of Double Play Community Center.  Born and raised in Lewis County, he began researching Lewis County needs for multiple age groups. Focusing on improving quality of life, Myers reviewed several local groups whom tried to develop a community center design over the past two decades.  It was clear, program development was going to be essential to design a facility for sustained success.  Starting in 2006 Myers dedicated himself to research and information gathering before beginning a schedule of youth and adult programs including art, guitar lessons, basketball, volleyball, and baseball.  Renting the former St. Peter’s School gymnasium Double Play Community Center in 2011 he began to develop a brand and a community following. A business model formed as a Non-Profit 5o1c3 opened the door for grants and donations to provide affordable programming and scholarships for families in need.

A constant outreach campaign provided stability and community support for DP with a vision for a single building to house multiple programs and space for other Non-Profit agencies that serve the public of Lewis County.  Myers since beginning the endeavor of Double Play has been awarded several community service awards including the 2012 20 under 40 young entrepreneur award that chooses 20 individuals from the tri-county area that are making an impact while being younger than 40 years old in the North Country.  In 2017 he also received the tri-county area’s Health Award from the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization for his efforts to promote and develop wellness activities for all of Lewis County.

Myers began professionally as a Juvenile Probation Officer with Lewis County in 1997 working with and helping rehabilitate persons in need of supervision.  He led the Lewis County Scared Straight program and worked with hundreds of families in all county school districts. In 2001 he began a teaching career in Special Education where he was able to work further with youth at risk through BOCES of Jefferson-Lewis County. His teaching career stemmed over 17 years before resigning to become the full time Executive Director of Double Play Community Center where he had done full time effort on top of his teaching position since 2011.

He resides in the Village of Lowville with his wife Victoria.  He has three children; Jordan, Brett, and Grace.  Family and Lewis County remain his focus, seeking to improve life in the North Country!

From a collegiate and athletic experience Myers attended Oswego State University earning a degree in Public Justice while graduating with Cum Laude honors and playing second base for the Lakers. He was a two time member of the ECAC ALL- Academic Team and played in two NCAA Division III Regional Tournaments. In 1997, Myers was chosen to play at Yankee Stadium in the NYS Division I, II, and III All-Star Game. He was also inducted in 2002 to the Oswego State Baseball Hall of Fame. Playing Career: All ECAC and All Upstate selection in 1997.

Double Play Fitness Class Instructor Profiles:

Name: Caree Turck

Class(es) Taught: Zumba / Zumba Kids
Years of Certifications: Zumba: Since 2011 / Zumba Kids: Since 2012
Occupation: Teacher

A Little About Yourself
I live and work in Lowville, and I have been teaching for 15 years. I enjoy teaching Zumba because it’s a class that anybody can do. The same can be said for Zumba Kids; it’s perfect for girls and boys. Both classes are fun to teach!

Name: Liz Lorentzsen

Class(es) Taught: Zumba
Years of Certifications: 6 Years Certified Zumba Instructor
Occupation: Spanish Teacher, Lowville Academy

A Little About Yourself
I am a Spanish teacher who loves Spanish/Latin music and dance—so I love Zumba! I love how people of all levels and abilities can do Zumba; all you need is a willingness to try. I am also certified in Zumba Gold (low-impact for elder adults), Zumba Kids, and Strong by Zumba. I am also working on my AFAA group fitness certification. I love being able to get a great workout in, and have fun, too!

Name: Sandy Buckingham

Class(es) Taught: Yoga
Years of certifications: 4 Years—Teaching for 7 Years
Occupation: Activities Specialist with The ARC of Oneida/Lewis

A Little About Yourself
My passions are Jack Russell Terriers and hiking and climbing in the Adirondacks!

Name: Jackie Stalker

Class(es) Taught: Yoga
Years of Certifications: 6 Months
Occupation: RYT 200 – LPN

A Little About Yourself
I live in Greig with my family. Besides teaching Yoga, I love hiking, kayaking, motorcycling, and I love to travel!

Name: JoAnne Yaddow

Class(es) Taught: Yoga
Years of Certifications: 3 Years Certified (YTT 250)
Occupation: Executive Assistant

A Little About Yourself
Yoga is a way of life for me and something I am very passionate about. It’s a form of self-discovery, inside and out. Yoga is for “EVERY BODY”!

The only thing stopping you is you.

Personal Trainers

Our personal trainers are certified to provide you with the education and instruction that you need to achieve the results that you desire.

Personal Trainers

Do you feel like you want to dive into a healthy lifestyle, but you don't know where to start?  Let our personal trainers help you on your journey with their knowledge and accountability as you pursue your goals.

Double Play Fitness Center

7394 Utica Blvd
Lowville, NY 13367
376-7001 (7a-7p)
After Hours: 315-955-9936