Meet Our Team



Job # 140098 Emily Martini, staff member EHE Inspire Magazine Studio MAR-25-2014 Photo by Jo McCulty The Ohio State University

Emily R. Martini, MS

Program Manager

Emily Martini received her M.S in Exercise and Sport Science from Iowa State University. Emily was a division I athlete at Iowa State, Lettering 4 years in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor track, where she earned several athletic and academic awards. Following her studies, Emily held research roles at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas, the Nike Sport Research Lab in Beaverton, Oregon and the Human Physiology Lab at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Emily is currently a program manager in Kinesiology within the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. Her role includes managing the Faculty and Staff Fitness Program, Exercise Testing Labs, and Undergraduate teaching. Emily also serves on the College of Education’s Staff Advisory Council, is a Buckeye Wellness Innovator, and is heavily involved in the community with various organization including Girls on the Run of Franklin County and the American Red Cross.




Matthew Beeler

Graduate Student, Kinesiology

Matthew Beeler is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Exercise Science and hales from South Dakota. At SMSU, he was the head powerlifting coach for the area Special Olympics team.  After graduation, Matt was a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach in Lakeville, Minnesota for several years.  He then attended the University of South Dakota and received a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Sport Science where he was a graduate assistant in the department.  At USD, Matt studied the biomechanical and muscular activation differences between two types of deadlift exercises for his Master’s thesis.  He is now a first year PhD student in Dr. William Kraemer’s laboratory group and a graduate teaching assistant.   In his personal time, Matt is a competitive power lifter and enjoys arm wrestling and strength sports.


John Paul (JP) Anders

Graduate Student Kinesiology

John Paul (JP) Started lifting in 2006 as part of a Football strength and conditioning program and immediately fell in love with olympic lifting. With a passion for fitness and wellness, JP went to the Ohio State University to earn a Bachelors in Exercise Science Education and is continuing his education here for a Masters in Kinesiology. He is currently interested in the subjects of ergogenic aids (supplements) and brain adaptation to exercise.

Outside of the health world, JP is also interested in food, beer, and the outdoors. Feel free to walk up and start a conversation any time!



Zach Chaplow

Graduate Student Kinesiology

Zach received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science Education from The Ohio State University and is currently serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Kinesiology program. He has a passion for working with people of all ages to better understand how physical activity can impact their lives. As a volunteer at older adult recreation centers, Zach has instructed arthritis group fitness classes and promoted health and wellness. He is a senior coach for Jumpbunch of Central Ohio and has a wealth of experience working with kids in a sports and fitness environment. He also had the opportunity to work as a physical education teacher at two private academies in Columbus. Working as a wellness leader in a physical therapy clinic, Zach gained valuable knowledge of physical rehabilitation techniques and how to apply them to recover from and prevent injury. Zach’s diverse experiences have given him a unique base of training knowledge which he loves to share with his clients. He hopes to use his time in the FSFP program to inspire others to practice healthy habits, no matter their age or physical condition.


Vincent Hardesty

Graduate Student, Kinesiology

Vince is a personal trainer for the FSFP program. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science Education here at The Ohio State University and is now a first year master’s student studying Kinesiology. He is interested in injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as exercise and its potential use in the prevention/treatment of disease and injury of the brain. Outside of school, he is a medic in the Ohio Air National Guard stationed at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio.