Amanda LaPorte

Amanda LaPorte

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist



Areas of Work:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Women’s Health
  • GI health
  • Symptoms Management
  • General Health


As one of the newest members of the Pro team, Amanda comes all the way from Seattle, WA. After growing up as a competitive volleyball player then later transitioning to recreational weightlifting, she has always enjoyed physical activity. It was this love of activity that guided her to her first Bachelors degrees in Exercise Science. After completing that degree, she grew frustrated with trying to figure out “the right” way to eat. It was this frustration that drove her to go back to school for nutrition and to become a dietitian. She continued her education by completing a Masters in Nutritional Sciences, emphasizing in Sports Nutrition.

To become a registered dietitian, she had to complete over 1,000 internship hours in various food-related venues. She’s had a wide variety of experiences ranging from a:

  • Personal chef for a private company
  • Nutrition educator at the local food bank
  • Fueling station volunteer with the University of Washington Football team
  • Menu analyzer for a meal delivery service
  • Intern counselor at an outpatient eating disorder clinic
  • Intern at a sports physical therapy facility

Amanda is very passionate about nutrition and wants to help people sift through all the nutrition information. She does not believe that there is a “one size fits all” approach to eating, but that everyone is unique. Her goal is to help you understand how you should be eating specifically for your body, and how nutrition can support your goals.

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Robert Dunlevy

Robert Dunlevy is proud to be a West Virginia native.   His passion for fitness started at an early age and led him to pursue a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology.   Early on in his career, he became Director of an Outpatient Aquatic Therapy in Bridgeport WV.  His desire to improve lives led him to also start a Personal Training business specializing in Post Rehabilitation and Fitness.  From there, he spread his expertise into taking the lead as Head Exercise Physiologist at Waynesburg Hospital while maintaining his Personal Training business in Morgantown.  He also, served as adjunct professor for a short stent at Waynesburg College.  He was then recruited by Pro Performance Rx at inception as the Fitness Director.

This eventually led to taking over as General Manager of Pro Performance Rx.  He has brought his overall philosophy of fitness to expanding Pro Performance.   His philosophy is based on the reality that “Fitness is an Evolutionary Process for Everyone”.  From beginner to elite athlete, under Robert, Pro makes sure it offers something for EVERYONE. Three locations for One Price. He wants everyone to BE MORE!

Thomas Hooton, M.S.

Thomas started Mountaineer CrossFit in September 2009 while he was finishing his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at WVU and has watched it continue to grow into the most successful CrossFit gym in the Morgantown area. Thomas prides himself on providing the best CrossFit coaching in the area. His goal is to help everyone that walks through the door as much as he can regardless of their fitness goals.  He has proudly coached individuals and teams to the Regional level of the CrossFit Games and has reached that level himself for four consecutive years. Thomas aims to instill the same passion he has for health and fitness into his clients. If you are looking to lose weight and/or get healthy or are an ex-athlete or competitor just looking for a new challenge don’t hesitate to contact Mountaineer CrossFit! (t_hooton@hotmail.com)

  • Owner and Founder of Mountaineer CrossFit
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Fairmont State University
  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • College Basketball Player and Team Captain
  • 7th Place Finisher in 2010 CrossFit Games Central East Regional
  • 13th in the World in 2011 CrossFit Open
  • 10th Place Finisher in 2011 Mid Atlantic Regional
  • 7th in the World 2012 CrossFit Open
  • 15th Place Finisher in 2012 Mid Atlantic Regional
  • Coach of 2012 Mid Atlantic Regional Mountaineer CrossFit Team (17th Place)
  • 13th Place Finisher in 2013 Mid Atlantic Regional
  • Coach of 2013 Mid Atlantic Regional Mountaineer CrossFit Team (11th Place)
  • CF-L1 Trainer
  • CF Kids Trainer
  • NCSF Certified Personal Trainer
  • Catapult Olympic Lifting Certification
  • Over Eight Years Training Experience
  • Over Five Years CrossFit Experience

Kernell Borneo

Kernell Borneo is originally from Trinidad. He came to the United States to play collegiate soccer and received an athletic scholarship to Missouri Baptist University followed by another at WVU.

He has been involved in travel soccer for more than 12 years and also serves as the Director of Coaching for Pro Performance, Tri State Elite and Fury Soccer Club. He has coached four different teams that went on to win 11 State Championship titles. Most recently, his U16G Fury team, U17B Pro Performance Select team, and his U13B team were the 2016 State Champs. Kernell was also voted 2015 West Virginia boys Competitive Coach of the year. He is also a Staff Coach for the West Virginia ODP program.

From 2005 – 2007, he was the Coach for the University High School Boys Team. He was also the Assistant Coach to Mike Kelleher for the Super Y U20 Illusion Summer Girls team in 2008. The team was made up of collegiate players from schools and universities including WVU, Tennessee, Morehead State, Cincinnati, and WV Wesleyan.

Kernell has also worked numerous youth camps and clinics in many states throughout the country. He is the Director of all Pro Performance soccer camps and has coached both the Men’s and Women’s WVU soccer camps, MYSA soccer camps, and West Ham Soccer Camps in Pittsburgh and Morgantown. He has also had the opportunity to coach at the National West Ham Camp in Georgia alongside Tony Carr who is regarded as one of the best youth coaches in Europe. More recently (November 2015), he coached a Bayern Munich ID camp in Morgantown, WV. He continues to educate himself under US Youth Soccer, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA),  and other avenues. He holds a NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Youth Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping 1 and 2 Diploma, Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma, A National Youth License from USSF and a Certificate from West Ham United Premier Soccer club in London, England. He also visited Bayern Munich for a week-long observation and classroom sessions. While in Germany, he had the opportunity watch the academy and first team train and play games.

Kernell took his U14B Pro Performance Select team to England in 2013 to compete against Youth Academies in London and watched Premiership teams such as West Ham United, Fulham, Manchester United, and Chelsea play while he was there.

In August of 2016, he went to England as a Staff a coach with Sport 11’s youth teams and his players had the opportunity to play against Fullham, Reading FC, and Sheffield United.  The group also trained with the academy coaches at Fulham, Reading, Derby County and Crystal Palace.



Andy Altemus

Morgantown native Andy Altemus is the Director of Baseball/Softball at Pro Performance, having previously served as lead pitching instructor.  Altemus is a former professional pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization.  Andy enjoyed an outstanding college career that started at Potomac State College and ended at West Virginia University.

He was named WVU’s pitching MVP during the 2010 season, a campaign in which he set the all-time WVU record for appearances in a single season. Altemus is also a former standout and two time state champion in the Morgantown Post 2 American Legion program.  Andy graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Athletic Coaching Education in 2011. Andy will also be coaching the Pro Elite Redbirds Youth Baseball Program.

Ryan Leibreich

Ryan specializes in functional movement screening and performance enhancement. He has an extensive knowledge of sports medicine and strength & conditioning that he utilizes to help athletes achieve their goals and performance needs.

Prior to working at Pro Performance, Ryan worked at Elite Athletic Performance, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, as a sports performance coach. There he was responsible for a multitude of duties. His duties included: supervising and coaching athletes ages 8 through the master adult athlete, providing sports nutrition recommendations for performance and recovery, screening athletes for injury risks and faults, designing, implementing and adjusting over 200 individual programs for clients/athletes, and coordinating with physical therapists in rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletes. Previously, Ryan attended California University of Pennsylvania to earn his Masters of Science. He worked as an intern strength and conditioning coach for the football, baseball, and track and field teams. During that time, he was also a graduate assistant athletic trainer and strength coach at Penn State University, Fayette Branch, covering their athletic teams.

Ryan is very proud of the time he spent working with The Ignition Athletic Performance group. He traveled to China for three weeks as the professional basketball team’s athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach. The team’s trip to China was for a pre-Olympic challenge against the Chinese National Team. Upon returning to the states, a second 3 game series against Dominican Republic Olympic Team was played at Northern Kentucky University.

California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, Pennsylvania
Masters of Science in Athletic Training and Sports Performance
Thesis: The Effects of a Novel Elastic Ankle Taping on Functional Performance

Ohio University Athens, Ohio
Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training  & Psychology Minor

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NASM Certified Performance Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
American Heart Association CPR/AED Professional Rescuer Certification
BOC Athletic Training Certified
Functional Movement Screen Certified

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