At Naples Personal we do things differently...
We provide world class coaching and science-based programs to help athletes reach their potential.
Our Performance team is among the best educated and professionally best-trained anywhere in Florida. We’ve always emphasized that fitness is more than body movement: it takes a commitment to healthy nutrition, a positive mindset, and the willingness to learn and experience new ideas.
Kevin Chiddister (Owner)
Kevin earned his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in 2009. His mission is with each athlete he trains they meet their full potential. With 15 years of coaching and training experience, he has the ability to not only improve each athlete’s physical performance but also create a connection with athlete that help them strive to put forth their best effort.
Dr. Otto Jaasko
Otto received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Florida Gulf Coast University and he successfully passed his Board of Certification examinations to become a certified sports medicine provider.
Otto moved to the U.S. to play top-level Ice Hockey. He has worked with a diverse group of NCAA Division 1 athletes. Through his academic, athletic and clinical experience, Otto provides a unique mix of sports medicine and fitness expertise through sports performance training.
Dr. Gene Giamarino
Gene has been practicing physical therapy and athletic training for more than 40 years. Having played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization, Gene understands the nuances of athletic performance. Through his sports performance evaluations, Dr. Giamarino can assess athletes break down their weakness and physical limitations, and prescribe a training regimen.
Gene has completed the medical division certification from the Titlelist Performance Institute. His specific programs in golf fitness allow him to evaluate players through video analysis, a comprehensive screening assessment and a corrective exercise regime that is tailored to each athlete. Gene has developed several programs at The Jim McLean Golf School in Miami where he worked to facilitate hip and trunk movement associated with an efficient and reproducible golf swing.
Nick with certifications in Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, Sleep Performance, behavioral psychology, brain health, stress management and more. Nick brings a wide range of knowledge of health and fitness to NPT. Though his experiences as a Wellness Specialist, Nick is no stranger to working with Division 1 and professional athletes. Nick has developed a multi-phase recovery program to ensure athletes are progressing at a safe and effective pace.
Dave received his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Ottawa in Canada and has been practicing since 2012. He also completed his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at Laval University in 2010.
Dave grew up playing football and hockey, and has been involved in sports since then. He has worked with athletes of all levels, from high school to professional athletes. His passion for football brought him to work as a physical therapist and coach in the high school and college level. His passion for sports and rehabilitation combined with his knowledge and skills help him personalize each athlete’s experience according to the client’s need.
Ryan currently is the director of Pickleball Operations in the Pickleball Capital of the World, Naples Florida. Ryan is entering his 3rd season in this role and will be the first to tell you the future is very bright for Pickleball. Ryan’s passion is being able to develop athletes and watching others succeed in making their goals become a possibility. Last season, Ryan received the “Inspirational Coaching Award” with his development of Pickleball in the Special Olympics in Orlando. Ryan would like to thank all his sponsors who play an instrumental role in the growth of the sport and continued success of Pickleball! You can contact Ryan at email@example.com or check out the Pickleball Academy of SWFL.