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Instructor Bios



Melanie Vitale

Melanie Vitale is the proud owner of X-CEL Athletics Chesterland and Co-Owner of X-CEL Erie. Melanie has been involved with the sport of cheerleading for over 35 years. She is also a certified Fitness Instrutor and Certified Water instructor. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Business Administration. She has been a Certified Financial Planner since 1995. Melanie’s other certifications include: USASF, AACCA Cheer Safety, CPR, American Red Cross Exercise, ZUMBA and Aquatics Exercise Association.


Bob Vallarelli

Bob has been with X-CEL Athletics Cheer and Tumbling Academy since they opened their doors in April 2011. He has a vast knowledge of gymnastics and tumbling. He has worked on a competitive level teaching children of all ages the basics thru the advanced level skills. Bob started in gymnastics and wrestling at the Cleveland YMCA and later became a coach for many years of All Star and All American teams for YMCA and AAU. He has put together programs in several area city recreation centers preparing those athletes to compete at the High School and the College levels.  He has been teaching, coaching and officiating sports for the last 25 years. Coach Bob reconnected with teaching tumbling at X-CEL Athletics because his daughter Nycole was a member of the completive Cheerleading teams.

Bob still referee’s for High school, College and International style of wrestling and is the state Mat Officials Director for USA Ohio Wrestling. He is employed full time as a property manager for REIT Management & Research, Inc located in Solon Ohio.


Tracy Zarzour

Tracy has competed in advanced gymnastics from the age of 8.  Her specialty included floor routines with the highest level of tumbling skills.  She has over 20 years of coaching experience in the gymnastics and cheer industry.  She has been with X-CEL Athletics since we opened our doors and has led her teams to multiple national championships.  Tracy is from Chardon, Ohio, where she lives with her husband Sam and 2 children. Tracy is USASF credentialed and loves being a part of X-CEL.


Guy Turner

Guy Turner is a 2001 Berea High graduate with letters in football and baseball. He has been working with children of all ages since the age of 14. He went on to play college baseball at Mercyhurst Northeast and earned an associate degree in early childhood education, then he went on and cheered for Cleveland State University and earned a bachelor degree in early childhood education. While at CSU he began to get more involved in coaching cheerleading, shortly after that he became USASF credentialed in level 1-5 in tumbling and stunting. Guy started out as a tumbling coach and last year became part of Youth 1 Velocity. Guy currently plays hardball in a men’s league, gets plenty of exercise at the rec center, and actively participates in coed stunting.

Guys favorite quote “ How do you spell fun, W.I.N!.”