Hafter Student Community Center

The Hafter Center offers a place for fitness, fun, exercise and sport. The gymnasium is used for large combined classes, University events and student indoor sport competitions.

The fitness center is for the sole use of Salus University students, faculty and staff, and the members of the neighboring Breyer communities, who may enroll as gym members for a fee. The building is also available for use as a community space, with past functions including but not limited to: charity fundraisers, exhibitor halls and local recreational sports.

A private company, Corporate Fitness Works, of Virginia, administers the Center’s exercise gym and fitness programs. The Office of Student Affairs has responsibility for the operation of the Hafter Student Community Center and for scheduling events in the Center.

Our Staff

Joe Riley, Health Fitness Program Manager
Joe RileyBackground: 
  • Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • BS, Leisure & Sport Studies from Kutztown University
  • NASM- Behavior Change Specialist
  • Pregnancy Fitness Specialist

Top Training Tip:

  • Focus on small goals leading to big results in the end.


  • Basketball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Pickle-ball
  • Traveling

About Me:

  • In my free time I like to be at home watching sports or spending time with my family. When I can, I love to travel and explore. I also enjoy listening to music of all kinds.
Joseph Sherwin, Health Fitness Specialist,

Joseph SherwinBackground:

  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • BS, Sport & Exercise Science from Temple University
  • 20+ years of training experience

Top Training Tip:

  • Initiate squats with your hips.


  • Watching sports
  • Weightlifting
  • Family time

About Me:

  • I am a huge sports fan! When I am not training clients or myself I am watching sports. I route for all the philly sports teams.
Amanda Kropp, Health Fitness Specialist

Amanda KroppBackground:

  • Hometown: Fox Chase, Pennsylvania
  • BTMBW Certified Stretch Practitioner
  • Background in powerlifting

Top Training Tip:

  • Find movement that you love.


  • Weightlifting
  • Reading
  • Cooking

About Me:

  • I am very passionate about health and corrective exercise. I believe movement is medicine, but you can use it or abuse it. I am working toward a degree in Physical
Samantha Allman, Health Fitness Specialist

Samantha AllmanBackground:

  • Hometown: Ottsville, Pennsylvania
  • BA, French and German from Skidmore College

Top Training Tip:

  • Consistency is the most important thing!


  • Weightlifting
  • Drawing
  • Music

About Me:

  • Outside of the gym, I love listening to music, reading, and spending time with my friends, family, and pets (one dog, four cats). I often travel to upstate New York, which I consider my second home.
Will Howell, Health Fitness Specialist

Will HowellBackground:

  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • ISCA Nutritional Coach

Top Training Tip:

  • Pressure makes diamonds.


  • Weightlifting
  • Cars
  • Football
  • Soccer

About Me:

  • When I’m not training in the gym you can find me playing football or soccer, making music & working on cars. Athletics has always been a focal point of my life, and I want to share the benefits of health & fitness.

Our Equipment & Classes

  • Cybex selectorized strength machines
  • Hammer strength machines
  • Various cardio equipment including, Concept2 Rower & Schwinn Spin Bikes
  • Shared-use studio space with TV for workout videos & small equipment to assist with power, strength, and agility training
  • Group exercise classes
  • Ongoing exercise challenge opportunities with prizes
  • Personal training

Hafter Center Fitness Classes at Salus UniversityHours of Operation

Monday- Friday:
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

(Hours of operation may be subject to change in the event of a University function)

Contact Info:
Phone: 215.780.1350
Email: haftercenter@salus.edu