The Training Team
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!
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!
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!!
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.
Certifications: ACE PERSONAL TRAINING, ZUMBA B1, SCHWINN CYCLING
Philosophy: WHAT FASCINATES ME THE MOST IS PROGRAM DESIGN. WE'RE ALL SO DIFFERENT THEREFORE EVERY PROGRAM MUST BE EQUALLY AS UNIQUE. I LOVE TO INDIVIDUALLY CUSTOMIZE YOUR WORKOUT SO THAT YOU CAN REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL. I AM INTO FUNCTIONAL FITNESS AND LIKE TO INCORPORATE MY DANCE BACKGROUND. AND OF COURSE WE'LL HAVE FUN IN THE PROCESS!
Fun Fact: I STARTED DANCING AT 3 YEARS OLD AND HAVEN'T STOPPED SINCE. I EVEN DANCED PROFESSIONALLY FOR YEARS- IT'S MY PASSION.
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.
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.
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!
Certifications: ACE AND NASM PERSONAL TRAINING; BALANCED ATHLETE LEVEL 1; ORIGINAL STRENGTH PRESSING RESET LEVEL 1; KETTLEBELL ATHLETICS 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.
Certifications: NASM PERSONAL TRAINING AND GROUP FITNESS CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST; SCHWINN AND STAGES INDOOR CYCLING
Philosophy: THERE'S A LITTLE POWERLIFTER IN EVERYONE. WHETHER YOU'RE DOING HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING OR PERFECTING YOUR SQUAT, WHEN YOU GIVE SOMETHING YOUR ALL GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN.
Fun Fact: Everytime we take the trainer photos, I've been pregnant! I'm due with baby #2 in January!
Throw on some Michael Jackson and I'll show you my moves! I love to break it down on the dance floor!
Certifications: Personal Training with the American Academy of Personal Training; Maternal Fitness with the American College of Sports Medicine; Kids Yoga Teacher with Yoga Haven.
Philosophy: Everyone has to start their fitness journey somewhere. No one is ever perfect at something the 1st time they try. It’s okay to be a beginner. Be kind when you talk to yourself and don’t let your mind talk yourself out of something you really want. Shout inside and tell yourself “just do it!” Overcome that fear inside you and just move! Walk through the door. You can change your emotions by changing your motion.
Fun Fact: I used to fear going to the gym until I changed my thinking. I start each day with morning meditation even if it’s only ten minutes. I do something called “Daily Gratefulness” every day in my car (which is the only time I am actually alone) - I say aloud each and every thing I am grateful for.
I am a proud mom of a beautiful little boy.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a focus on restorative movement and function.
Philosophy: Every client is different, and so my approach to every client will be very different. No two clients will EVER have the same workout. I'm also all about practical and fun workout goals!
Fun Fact: I competed in intercollegiate video gaming! I'm also an avid traveler- I've been to 26 countries over 4 continents!
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
Certifications: Pilates Reformer
Certifications: Pilates Reformer
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!
Certifications: NASM Personal Training with a focus on beginners, general fitness, seniors, post-rehabilitation fitness (I have trained people who have had disorders, procedures, and illnesses including: stenosis, bursitis, sciatica, knee and hip surgeries, back pain, neuropathy, diastasis recti, diabetes, cancer, thyroid disorder, and heart disease.)
Philosophy: I love using my skills, education, and experience to help women be healthy, strong, and inspired. As a mother and middle aged woman, I understand the different stages a woman's body can go through and that no two women go through these stages in the same way. Together, we will build a program that is custom-fit to your goals, schedule, and wellness.
Fun Fact: My go-to end of the day relaxation is YouTube Karaoke!