Training like a champion is exciting and rewarding at CTA
Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, Champion Training Academy (CTA) is a place of fruition, friendship, fitness, and fun, expressed through competitive and noncompetitive cheerleading, dance classes, fitness classes, tumbling classes, and various physical activities. We pride ourselves on our outstanding ability to boost our client confidence as well as pushing them to achieve their unique individual goals.
Our personable and dedicated staff members have attained the following credentials that allow us to coach our clients safely and professionally:
- U.S. All Star Federation (USASF) certified Levels 1-5
- USA Gymnastics member
- Personal Trainer certification
- First Aid, AED, and CPR trained
Lisa Donaldson Burtner
Lisa is the proud and dedicated owner of Champion Training Academy. She is currently the head coach of CTA’s Tiny team as well as a fitness instructor for several classes. Outside of CTA, Lisa is the Head Coach of the talented University High School Cheerleading team. Lisa’s achievements include 2 Bachelor degrees in Landscape Architecture and Interior Design and a Minor in Child Care and Development. While studying at WVU, Lisa was also part of their competitive cheer team and competitive dance team. Her love of fitness doesn’t stop at CTA. She was announced as the Overall Body Building Champion at the WV State Bodybuilding and Mid Atlantic Body Building Competitions.
Stevie grew up in the world of tumbling and gymnastics. She continued her love for these sports and transitioned into competitive cheerleading and dance. After high school, Stevie spent the summer traveling with the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) Staff, where she performed, led, and instructed cheerleading camps. Stevie is pursuing to be a professional dental hygienist. Achieving a bachelor's degree in Multidisciplinary Studies.
All Star Coach
Tyler has been with CTA since 2010. In his time here, he has coached several US Finals winning teams and a high ranked Summit team. Before starting his coaching career, Tyler was a competitive All Star cheerleader as well as Varsity cheerleader at The University of Pittsburgh. After graduating from Pittsburgh, Tyler moved on the graduate with a degree in Dental Hygiene from the West Virginia University.
Eric has been a proud member of the CTA management team since 2012. Outside of the gym, Eric has achieved his Realtor’s License, along with a Bachelor's degree and is currently in graduate school for Intergrated Marketing Communications. He is also an amazing instructor for Boot Camp in our Fitness program.
Brianna became a part of CTA in the fall of 2015. She is a certified personal trainer, as well as a fitness nutrition specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She instructs a variety of classes including Zumba, Total Body, Cycle Heat, and Total Body Workout. Along with classes, she also trains small groups and one-on-one clients.
All Star Director
Shelbie has been with CTA since 2010 and coached several team levels 1-5. She founded the Shining Star Program (special athletes team) in 2012. Shelbie has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology, a Masters of Science in Athletic Coaching Education, and a Masters certificate in Disabilities Studies from West Virginia University. For the 2016-2017 season, Shelbie will also be coaching the WVU Competitive Cheer team.
Our 13,000 square foot facility includes a full-sized (42’x54’) spring floor, tumbl-trak, dead floor, and various tools to ensure the safest and quickest learning for your cheerleader, tumbler, or dancer! We have several fitness rooms, dedicated to classes focused on strength, stretching, spinning, and much more. CTA also accommodates guests and visitors with our large viewing area.