The Training Team

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    Lincoln

    Certifications: NASM Personal Training and Corrective Exercise Specialist

    Philosophy: Growing up I was always active. The sun came up and I was outside riding my bike or playing sports. As I grew up, my love for an active lifestyle continued to flourish. I BELIEVE THAT IF YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU ENJOY DOING AND IT KEEPS YOU ACTIVE, it's so much more rewarding. WE ALL NEED THAT SOMETHING TO STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY. You don't need to strive for perfection. Make your fitness journey a fun adventure with realistic goals. As your trainer, I am here to teach, instruct, and help you obtain and maintain that healthy lifestyle.

    Fun Fact: I host "Summer Olympics" for my friends and family each year (kickball, volleyball, and doubles tennis). No one really knows what they're doing and rules don't always apply but we have a ton of fun! It's a great way for everyone to stay active together!

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    Mel Z

    Certifications: NETA PERSONAL TRAINING AND GROUP EXERCISE; MASTER TRAINER FOR THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM; PRE AND POST-NATAL EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR; STAGES INDOOR CYCLING

    Philosophy: I BELIEVE THE BEST APPROACH IS CARDIO AND STRENGTH TRAINING IN CONJUNCTION WITH NUTRITION—NONE OF THESE WILL WORK SEPARATELY. LIVE THEM ALL! EVERYONE HAS A SPECIFIC BODY TYPE. LET'S TAKE WHAT WE WERE BORN WITH AND MAKE IT THE BEST IT CAN POSSIBLY BE. LOVE YOURSELF. STRIVE TO BE FEARLESS. TRAIN HARD AND FIND YOUR INNER ATHLETE.

    Fun Fact: DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, I CAN BE FOUND PADDLE BOARDING IN THE LONG ISLAND SOUND!

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    Cristina

    Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    AFPA Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness Specialist
    BFit Stretch

    Philosophy: As a former dancer and athlete, fitness has always been a part of my lifestyle. I think it’s important to make fitness fun and enjoyable so you look forward to doing it, which will keep you consistent, because consistency is key! I believe in functional training methods, as it is very important to be able to hold your own body weight and perform regular daily tasks. Building strength from within is where it starts. Feeling and looking good is the bonus of a healthy mentally, physically, and nutritious lifestyle.
    Not only do I build muscle, I build confidence.

    Fun Fact: I’m a Yogi who loves music, dancing, playing sports, hiking. Professional star gazer, and a sucker for sunsets. Summer is my favorite season and the Beach is my Happy Place!

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    Amanda

    Certifications: NASM Personal Training, Maddog Spinning, Jumptone Rebounding, Pre and Post-Natal

    Philosophy: Don't be afraid of the weights! Believe me, incorporating weight training into your routine will help you reach your goals faster. And the heavier the better!

    Fun Fact: I have been an enormous Jessica Simpson fan since I was about 20 years old! Is that stupid??? She is my inspiration!!

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    Robbie

    Certifications: ACE personal training with a specialty in functional fitness. Currently studying sports conditioning and youth exercise.

    Philosophy: Don't just train for a special event, train for your life. Your life is your biggest challenge. Train to conquer it.

    Fun Fact: You can find me hand standing and box jumping anywhere I go. I'm obsessed.

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    Joan

    Certifications: AFAA Personal Training and Group Exercise, NASM Weight Loss Specialist and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Medical Exercise and Post Rehab Specialist certified by American Academy of Health, Fitness & Rehabilitation Professionals (AAHFRP) Reiki levels 1 & 2

    Philosophy: I have been in the fitness business for 30+ years. During this time, I’ve held many roles such as management, sales, training, and group exercise... but I’ve always come back to working with clients. It's truly what I'm most passionate about. When you start feeling stronger or doing things you weren't able to do before, it's incredibly rewarding.

    Fun Fact: During my free time, I enjoy working out and staying active. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends... especially my two dogs Zoe and Katie. I love being in nature and find it super grounding.

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    Donna

    Certifications: AFAA PERSONAL TRAINING & GROUP FITNESS, STAGES INDOOR CYCLING

    Philosophy: I HAVE BEEN IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY FOR OVER 25 YEARS. I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT WOMEN’S FITNESS AND AGING. SMALL STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ADD UP TO BIG CHANGES! LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO FEEL BETTER BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY.

    Fun Fact: WONDER WOMAN IS MY IDOL.

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    Kevin

    Certifications: NASM PERSONAL TRAINING + NASM NUTRITION SPECIALIST

    Philosophy: NOTHING IS MORE GRATIFYING THAN SETTING A GOAL, PUTTING IN THE WORK AND CRUSHING IT! THE FIRST STEP TO THIS PROCESS IS BELIEVING IN YOURSELF- IT STARTS WITH YOUR MINDSET. TRAINING IS JUST AS MUCH MENTAL AS IT IS PHYSICAL. HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE AND WHILE WE TRAIN YOUR BODY, WE WILL ALSO TRAIN YOUR MIND. DISCIPLINE AND CONSISTENCY = RESULTS.

    Fun Fact: I HAVE COMPETED AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL AS A NATURAL BODYBUILDER. I HAVE BEEN WEIGHT LIFTING AND TRAINING FOR OVER 10 YEARS.

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    Rosa

    Certifications: NASM Personal Training; Stages Indoor Cycling; Licensed Master Social Worker

    Philosophy: The mind is your most powerful tool... use it get yourself through the door and the rest will follow. That connection between mind and body is the foundation for getting results. Once you have that down, the opportunities are endless.

    I lead a Small Group on Saturday morning and teach classes at HF- this helps me change up my workouts and keep things fresh. I apply this to my personal training style... it's so important to make it fun!

    Fun Fact: I used to be an Italian Teacher!

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    Elaine

    Certifications: ACE AND NASM PERSONAL TRAINING; BALANCED ATHLETE LEVEL 1; ORIGINAL STRENGTH PRESSING RESET LEVEL 1; KETTLEBELL ATHLETICS LEVEL 1; Steel Mace Mastery - Level 1

    Philosophy: TO ACHIEVE YOUR FITNESS GOALS, YOU MUST FIND A HEALTHY BALANCE. GOOD NUTRITION AND ADEQUATE REST ARE AS IMPORTANT AS EXERCISE. THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS OR QUICK FIXES- FOCUS ON MASTERING THE BASICS AND DOING IT WELL. CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS.

    Fun Fact: I AM A DEDICATED HOCKEY MOM TO 3 BOYS. IF I’M NOT AT THE GYM, YOU CAN FIND ME AT THE RINK.

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    ALISON

    Certifications: NASM Personal Training; ACE Group Fitness

    Philosophy: Movement is such an incredible thing! Our bodies are designed to move, yet somehow we have become accustomed to a sedentary way of life. I think exercise is an essential way to combat the lengths of time we spend sitting, whether it be a simple walk around the house or a HIIT workout at the gym. As a dancer, I value the way movement allows me to let go of the negative energy of the world and live in the present moment. There is truly no better feeling than the euphoria of finishing a workout, which shows how valuable movement is to our bodies and minds. There is no right or wrong way to move, it just matters that you do it!

    Fun Fact: I have danced my whole life and am currently pursuing a career as a professional dancer! I love finding ways to incorporate my dance background into my work as a fitness professional.

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    Moriyah

    Certifications: ISSA-CPT with a focus on Strength & Conditioning, Functional Training, Sport Specific Training, and Rehabilitation.

    Philosophy: Health is all about the process and I believe in the 5 steps: 1. Symptom Relief 2. Correction and Strengthening 3. Neurological and Brain Support 4. Life Repair 5. Supportive Care

    Fun Fact: Rugby and Ice Hockey Player for the Jamaican National Team + NY Athletic Club. I was also signed to a record label right out of High School... I was only 18!

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    Sara-beth

    Certifications: ACSM PERSONAL TRAINING; MADDOG SPINNING; EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

    Philosophy: I BELIEVE THAT FITNESS IMPROVES NOT ONLY YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, BUT ALSO YOUR OVERALL SELF-ESTEEM. THERE'S MORE TO BEING FIT THAN JUST LOSING WEIGHT AND FITTING INTO YOUR SKINNY JEANS. EXERCISE IS AN INSTANT MOOD LIFTER AND YOU WILL LOOK AND FEEL BETTER, INSIDE AND OUT.

    Fun Fact: I AM AN ISI ADULT NATIONAL FIGURE SKATING CHAMPION!

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    AMANDA L

    Certifications: ACE Personal Training, Krav Maga instructor level 1, StrikeFit Instructor

    Philosophy: Achieving your goals takes time, patience, and hard work. The more you work at it, the faster your body will recover and the better you will feel. We are all at different points in our fitness journeys- comparing yourself to someone else is counterproductive. If you train to your level and push your own personal limits, you will start to see the best version of you.

    Fun Fact: I worked for two years at an outdoor education center where I led hikes, taught environmental education classes, and belayed climbers on a high ropes course.

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    Deanna

    Certifications: ASM Personal Training specializing in corrective exercise

    Philosophy: Don't be afraid to switch up your routine and try new things! The best place to start is right where you are. Remind yourself that it is okay to be a beginner-- a few years and 50 pounds heavier, I was a beginner myself! Even if you aren't just starting out, there is always some room for improvement or something new to master! Focus on being stronger and better than you were yesterday. Respect your body for all of the amazing things it can do, and celebrate each new achievement on your journey! Sometimes this shift in perspective is just what we need to see the results we are looking for.

    Fun Fact: I have a serious obsession with HomeGoods! I can get lost in there for hours looking for new ways to decorate!

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    Jess

    Certifications: Bachelor’s of Science in Movement and Sports Studies (PT on the Net), Minor in Dance, Master’s in Educational Psychology, Master’s Plus in Movement Based Studies, Yoga ERYT-200, Zumba B1, PLYOGA Fitness

    Philosophy: Purposeful practice makes perfect! Nothing has more power to transform the body than the mind itself. By focusing on dynamic movements with intentional breathing and core connection during sessions, we can use our own bodies and minds to reshape our physical and mental state. It is important people have access to fitness that is authentic, approachable and functional. I often use my yoga and dance background to make workouts fun, creative and challenging in a way the body can support. The best tool I can offer clients is the inspiration to discover their own life long inner trainer. It requires dedication, commitment, and communication to see results. We can do this!

    Fun Fact: I taught Yoga and Meditation to male inmates at the Westchester Correctional Facility!

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    Sonya

    Certifications: Group Exercise + Prenatal Fitness with AFAA. Personal Training with NASM.

    Philosophy: I believe physical wellness is connected to mental wellness. Exercise releases the "feel-good" hormone in our brain called Endorphins. So a consistent routine can help improve your mental health and keep you motivated, giving you complete wellness.

    Fun Fact: I used to pretend I was Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes. Often doing cartwheels and knocking over knick knacks in my living room growing up. Oops!

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    Kelly

    Certifications: NASM PERSONAL TRAINING; BALANCED ATHLETE LEVEL 1

    Philosophy: A HEALTHY OUTSIDE STARTS FROM WITHIN. YOU ARE YOUR OWN COMPETITION. TOGETHER WE WILL PUSH TO NEW LIMITS. NO MATTER HOW HARD WE TRAIN, I CAN PROMISE WE’LL HAVE FUN DOING IT!

    Fun Fact: I USED TO BE A MEMBER OF HEALTHYFIT! I LOVED IT SO MUCH THAT I DECIDED TO WORK AT THE FRONT DESK DURING COLLEGE! LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT I WOULD FALL IN LOVE WITH FITNESS AND START PERSONAL TRAINING HERE TOO! WHEN I’M NOT AT HF, I CAN BE FOUND AT ANY DEPARTMENT STORE… #SHOPAHOLIC

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    MJ

    Certifications: Pilates Reformer

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    Laura

    Certifications: Pilates Reformer

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    Laura C

    Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer; AFAA Group Exercise Instructor; Certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold & Strong by Zumba.

    Philosophy: The same voice that says “Give Up” can also be trained to say “Keep Going!”. As a passionate fitness professional, my goal is to motivate others and make training FUN and rewarding, using the best of my knowledge and experience to help my clients achieve their goals. I truly believe if you find what works best for you, fitness can be enjoyable.

    Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Barcelona, so I can train you either in English or Spanish!