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About our Staff

Our staff is made up of our family and life-long friends. We are all bonded together through our passion for serving our community with health, fitness, chiropractic, acupuncture, meditative, and sports services. 

Every one of our staff members has a minimum of a Master's degree under the Kinesiology umbrella (movement science). We have three Chiropractors who have earned their Doctorates, a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Master's Degree in East Asian Medicine & Herbal Remedies, and Coaches with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Exercise & Sport Science. 

We have all been training, healing, and coaching individuals of all ages in Skaneateles since moving here and opening our gym in 2017. We view our work as our craft and we have each dedicated well over 10 years of our lives, education, and energy toward being professionals at what we do.

We feel proud of who we are, what we have accomplished, and we believe that we offer a tremendously unique experience for anyone who walks through our doors.

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Dr. Jeff Batis (DC)

Co-Founder

Jeff is one of our 3 Chiropractors. Like all of our Chiropractors, he utilizes exercise as his primary modality for many pain related issues, acute & chronic conditions, diseases and for general health, fitness & weight loss purposes. He works with individuals of all levels of ability and his morning classes are filled with a wonderful community of adults from within and outside of the Skaneateles community.​

Educational Background

B.S. Kinesiology, SUNY Cortland

Doctorate of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College

Certificate in Sports Science & Human Performance, New York Chiropractic College

Dr. Taylor Flanick (DC)

Co-Founder

Along with being an avid weightlifter & runner, Taylor's athletic background combined with her deep understanding of human physiology, exercise science, musculoskeletal pain & injury, and nutrition have molded her practice into what it is today. Like all of our Chiropractors, Taylor prioritizes movement, exercise, and active approaches to healing along with traditional treatments such as soft tissue and spinal adjustment methodologies. 

Along with her Chiropractic background, Taylor founded a program we call "Girls Power Hour". This program is an after-school training service for young women to train in a "girls-only" setting where they can learn to train their bodies, build self-confidence, and to shatter incorrect social norms about women who lift weights.

Educational Background

B.S. Health Sciences, Ithaca College

Doctorate of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College

Certificate in Sports Science & Human Performance, New York Chiropractic College

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Coach Dan Flanick

Co-Founder

Coach Dan comes from a sport and strength & conditioning background. He coaches our evening Adult classes, runs our After School Boys Training program, and coaches baseball & softball clinics, camps, and lessons. Prior to co-founding SkanStrength in 2017, Dan worked in the collegiate sector having coached at Cornell and Baylor University with their Sport Performance departments. He has coached children as young as 6 years old, professional athletes, individuals with a wide range of disabilities, adults into their 80s, and everything in between.

Educational Background

B.S. Exercise Science, Ithaca College

MS Sport Pedagogy, Baylor University

12+ years of experience

Former Division 1 Sports Performance Coach

Has coached well over 1,000 individuals between teams, running the gym, and personal training

James Garofolo, LAc.

After 11 years serving in the US Air Force as a translator of Mandarin & Cantonese and 10 years as a high level CrossFit Coach James decided to attend Ithaca College to achieve an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science.

Following his undergrad, James combined his two backgrounds and earned a Master's in East Asian Medicine & Herbal remedies along with becoming a Licensed Acupuncturist. He is a guide for others and leads them down personal paths of pain management and relief, self-acceptance, and utilizing lifestyle factors to treat a plethora of ailments & concerns.

James will be your guide through the Meditation practice to help you achieve a consistent, regular practice to enhance your life through helping you enhance your internal well-being.

Educational Background

B.S Exercise Science, Ithaca College

Master's in Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine, NYCC

Over 15 years of Coaching experience

Qi Gong Instructor

Meditation Instructor

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