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Meet Our Team Of Personal Trainers in Bergen, Hudson and Rockland Counties

  • Joshua


    Favorite Quote "I can, I will." – Unknown.
    Fitness Background: Josh has always been active with a lifetime of physical activity. Officially certified (ISSA) since 2015.

    Mission: To change the lives of the people in the communities we serve by inspiring them to commit to a lifetime of physical activity, good nutritional habits, and well-being while providing an engaging and positive workplace for the best fitness coaches in the industry! S

    Spouse Married 20 years! Children One, aged 11. Senior C-level executive in Fortune 500 organizations. BA in English and MBA in Strategic Management.

    Company Accolades: 2022 GYMGUYZ Franchise Partner of the Year!
    Growth Excellence Winner – 2019, 2020, 2021 * Inaugural Leadership Award Winner – 2018! Dan Spano Award Winner ’21. MINDBODY Top Performer: ’18 – ‘22! * Franchise Dictionary's Franchisee of the Month - Feb. 2018! Winner! Top New Franchise – 2016!

  • Jennifer

    Certified Personal Trainer and Manager

    Experience: 10+ years as a personal trainer and MMA fighter.

    Jen discovered her passion for health and fitness during her preparation for her fights. She knew in order to become a successful fighter she also had to implement a certain lifestyle. This led to her certification as a personal trainer in order to help others achieve a better, healthier version of themselves. She specializes in self-defense training, weight loss, toning, functional training, strength training, boxing fitness, Brazilian jujitsu, and mobility training, and more.

  • Troy

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Personal Trainer, Kickboxing, Classes

    How long have you been a trainer? 4 years professionally

    Certifications/Specializations/Degrees? International Sports Science Academy, TRX certified, specialized in strength & conditioning, Boxing & Muay Thai, Freestyle Fighting

    Favorite Quote: we all gotta start somewhere. Energy & effort is all I’m asking, give me that & I’ll take care of the rest.

    Activities: Art, I like to make things.

  • Clifford

    Certified Personal Trainer


    8 Years Working as a Fitness Trainer Certifications/College Degree(s) BA Yale University ACE Personal Trainer AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, 10 years of experience Favorite Quote/Source “With the proper motivation you can do anything... But it does take a lot of determination, inner strength, drive and discipline.”/ Lee Haney Activities You Do To Stay in Shape Resistance training

  • Kate

    Certified Yoga Instructor

    I have been practicing yoga for almost 15 years. My first experience with yoga was when I was very young, curious about the poses and movements. In college, I took some yoga classes where I could learn ashtanga yoga and then gain body awareness to be able to correct myself and make the right postures.

    After college, I started to work at fashion industry and easily got into emotional stress. Fortunately, I found a yoga place where I could release some stress after work. I started to notice that the more I practice, the better I felt physically and mentally. As result, I decided to go more deeply into yoga.

    I am certified YTT-200hr and have taken on the journey toward YTT-500hr.

    I want to share with people my knowledge and give them all my attention while I teach. I focus my class in the breathing, body alignment, relaxation, body awareness and mostly avoid any type of injury. I want to share the joy of the practice with people of all ages and abilities.

  • Andres

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Andres holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Culture & Sports and a Master`s degree in Physical Activity & Training. He has 12 years of professional experience as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Coach, and Exercise Teacher. Andres can train in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. His passions include weightlifting, tennis, and helping clients attain goals they never dreamed possible.

  • Galiya

    Zumba Instructor

  • Christina

    Certified Personal Trainer


    How long have you been a trainer?

    I've been heavily involved in fitness for a number of years & became officially certified in November of 2019.


    Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Currently, I am working on my Women's Fitness certification, where I will soon specialize in women conditions, as well as pre & post natal. BA – Communications

    Favorite Quote:

    "Work hard in silence, let success be your noise"

    Activities: Running, staying active and anything outdoors or on/near the beach. I've ran 5k's, 10k's, mud runs, such as Warrior Dash, Muckfest and Mudderella and numerous half marathons, including the New York City Half Marathon. I love trying new restaurants and believe a healthy balance is everything!

  • Rocky

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Rocky has over 14 years of life-changing personal training experience!

    After graduating from the American Academy of Personal Training in 2007, he started training in private high profile studios in NYC.

    I have always had a passion for sports and fitness - spending a lot of my youth running track and playing football.
    My greatest passion is helping my clients reach their fitness goals and supporting them in their transformation journey. I specialize in fat loss, strength training, and muscle toning for all levels of experience from beginners to advanced. I adapt to the needs of each individual client, creating custom workouts based their experience level, prior injuries, and goals. You’ll be in excellent hands!

  • Matthew

    Certified Personal Trainer


    # of Years Working as a Fitness Trainer: 6 years personal trainer Certifications/College Degree(s): Studied Athletic Training / Kinesiology at Montclair State university NASM CPT NCSF CPT NCEP CPT American Red Cross CPR/AED Favorite Quote: “Hey Mr. Grumpy Gills, when life gets ya’ down do you know what you gotta do?!? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.” - Dory Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: Stability, Mobility, Prehab, Calisthenics, Strength Training, Circuit Training, Running Matthew Sinclair, who’s happy to be here and excited to work. Athlete in high school who was involved in football, wrestling, and track. Initially studied philosophy and sociology until discovered an interest in the human anatomy and how exercise affected it. Now loves to exercise and escort others through the journey of benefiting their lives with the addition of it.

  • Michael

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Brooklyn native Michael Anthony Stone, a military veteran, brings passion and creativity to help his clients reach their goals. He has been working with people with a variety of needs for over twenty-five years. Certified in a myriad of modalities including Senior Fitness, Pre and Postnatal, Prana Yoga, Self-Myofascial Release, and Kickboxing, Michael knows how to keep training fresh and enjoyable.

  • Jon

    Certified Personal Trainer


    Healthy living doesn’t just take you time, it makes you time. Life is full of challenges and to overcome them we need to tap into that warrior from within to take them on. If you prioritize a healthy lifestyle, you will have more energy and time for everyone and everything else in your life. With me by your side, I’m not just here to count the reps. I’m here to help you see your potential with a customized strength & conditioning program, nutritional guidance and motivational story telling. Aside from my passion and enthusiasm to help you reach you reach your goals. I come from a background that includes a Bachelors in Health Science from Mercy College, Certified personal trainer, Corrective exercise specialist and performance enhancement specialist from National academy of sports medicine.

  • Heather

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Heather has been NASM certified for 5 years

  • Mitchell

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Personal Training. Classes.

    How long have you been a trainer?5 years

    Certifications/Specializations/Degrees: Corrective Exercise Specialist, BS in Finance

    Favorite Quote: To err is human, to forgive is divine - Alexander Pope

    Activities:Tennis, Hockey, EMS (Emergency Medical Service)

  • Jody

    Tai Chi Instructor

    Tai Chi Instructor 

    After graduating Magna Cum Laude in Anthropology from Brandeis University, I set out traveling, in order to experience by firsthand knowledge the art of ‘staying in places long enough to immerse myself in distant cultures’. It was my first exploration of stillness through movement.

    In 2007 at One Drop Monastery in Washington State, I was introduced to Tai Chi and learned the principal of non-Doing (i.e., moving the body without a mover.) Since then, I have been studying the Yang 37 posture short form, sword, sensing hands and Dai Lu. I continue to seek ways to understand and convey the beautiful logic and natural physics of the form while honoring the healing, relaxing, mental focus, internal strength building, Chi (energy) flow and communal bonding that naturally takes place in a Tai Chi practice. Today prominent researchers such as Katherine Kerr (Brown University) and Dr. Peter Wayne (Harvard Medical school) are connecting movement based embodied contemplative practices to scientific findings, affirming that yes - this stuff is for real! Even for us skeptics!

    In the words of my teacher Wolfe Lowenthal, (whose teachings are steeped in the Tao) in Tai Chi “There are no secrets,” only mysteries we unfold together.

    I have taught in libraries, nursing homes, Martial Arts schools, Neurology centers, parks, senior centers, community centers, and retreat centers. For me, Tai Chi is a way of life; a method-less method for undoing and remodeling everyday excess, tension, and imbalance.

  • Petros

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Among Petros’ certifications and instructor qualifications are:

    40+ years of experience in Chinese martial arts, ying zhao quan, Chang quan, Tai Chi, kickboxing, and personal training.

    30+ years instructing Ballroom/ Latin dance. Instructor/ competitor/ adjudicator

    17+ years as Physical Therapist Assistant specialized in musculoskeletal/ neurological disorders.

    Also experienced in sports medicine, pediatric physical therapy, manual therapy, exercise physiology.

  • Lisa

    Registered Dietician

    I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. I have a Bachelors Degree in Clinical/Management Dietetics and a Master’s Degree in Medical Biology and Nutrition. I have worked in acute care and rehabilitation settings. My passion is educating people on the relationship between nutrition and health.

    Favorite Quote:“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” Sydney J. Harris.

  • Allison

    Zumba and Class Instructor

    Dancing is my love and I have been dancing Zumba since 2012. I received my Zumba Certification in 2018 and I have expanded my passion for fitness into other fitness formats as well. I enjoy sharing my passion with others and I want to inspire, motivate and help others to fulfill their fitness goals through energetic group exercises.


    Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Certified Zumba, Aqua Zumba and Zumba Gold.

    Favorite Quote:

    "Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today”.

  • Edwin C.

    Personal Trainer

    2 years of experience as a personal trainer and nutritionist of the international sport science association, specialist in weight management, group instructor.  Success is in believing in the process.  I like to work on clear and measurable objectives, I also like soccer.

  • Ryan

    Certified Personal Trainer

    I’m very passionate about helping others find happiness in life and feel good about themselves. I believe that when you FEEL GOOD, you excel in life. I care deeply about my clients, and there’s nothing of more value to me than helping somebody go through an experience that makes them happy, confident, and strong. I realized how being skinny and underweight affected many aspects of my life, and I want to be there for you and help you discover the benefits and joys of training that helped me become the person I am today. I’m here to be your personal guide on every step of the journey.

  • Ozzy

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Competent, self-motivated, enthusiastic, hardworking personal trainer dedicated to improving the health and fitness of others. Issa certified trainer and bodybuilding coach.

  • Timothy

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Graduated Stockton University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. 

    My mission is to help clients reach their fitness goals and help them adopt a healthy lifestyle that will improve their quality of life!

    Favorite Quote: "You will never regret working hard."

  • Brian

    Certified Personal Trainer

    I believe in finding people where they're at. It's not about being the strongest or the fastest; it's about reaching your goals and being the best you can be. After losing around 100 lbs I found a passion for fitness and plan on helping people get from where they are to where they want to be. I hope to create workouts that are specific to peoples' needs and stay fun in the process and keep them motivated to continue to reach their goals.

  • James

    Certified Personal Trainer

    NCSF Certified Personal Trainer/ Group Fitness Instructor, Silver Sneakers, TRX, and Indoor Cycling.

    How Long have you been training? 15yrs.

    Special Populations, Athletic conditioning, balance and mobility.

    Famous qoute; "Be at peace with yourself".

    My joy in life is music.

  • Erika S

    Fitness Instructor

    Hailing from film, tv, theater and dance, Erika brings great positive energy to her classes. A former fitness competitor, she is all about ‘expressions of the body’ and uses music to bring it to life. Among the classes Erika instructs are Latin dance fitness, dumbbell dance, aerobics, belly dance fitness classes, and much more. Erika’s classes can employ weights or body weight alone. With over a decade in the fitness industry, she works with clients of all ages, experience levels, and fitness levels including senior fitness, kids’ fitness, and adaptive fitness. Get ready to move!

  • Tatyana Rirak

    Certified Yoga Instructor

    Hi! I am certified yoga and Pilates instructor! I have taught at various locations including gyms, dance studios, senior centers, health clubs, summer camps, places of worship, private homes, and at the Center for Integrative and Traditional Medicine for over 12 years now.

    I am extremely passionate about working with people and I love being able to help people feel good about themselves - both physically and mentally! I am extremely skilled at adapting my audience and making sure everyone feels their absolute best in my class. My sessions focus on you and your ability, as I believe it is important to listen to your own body and remember that no one is better than anyone else and everyone is always doing their best on any given day.

    I look forward to working with you and helping you become the best version of yourself!

  • Peter

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Trainers Certifications & Education : 

    • NASM - CPT
    • NASM - Behavior Change Specialist
    • CPR/AED
    • Pace University- B.S. (Summa Cum Laude)

    Reason Why You Became a Personal Trainer : 

    Always had a passion for helping people reach their potential. Sounds corny but totally true!

    Fitness Interests & Hobbies :

    Beach, soccer, golf and of course catching a workout. Love live music.

  • Jaelyn

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Hello everyone! My name is Tweedy and I am from Richmond, Virginia. I am NASM CPT certified and CPR certified! I played professional basketball in Ireland, Spain and Portugal. I love fitness, it has been apart of my life since I was 8 years old. Growing up I played every sport you can think of (mostly to fit in with my brothers) and basketball stuck the most. I am excited to be apart of GYMGUYZ and change the lives of those around me through fun and fitness!

  • Joe

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Joe holds a certification in personal training from NASM and a group certification from AFAA. He has over 20 years of athletic experience, including a tenure as a Division 1 Athlete in wrestling at Davidson College. His interests include weightlifting, calisthenics, running, and music. He wants to help his clients achieve their goals in a structured and efficient manner. While an athlete in college, Joe majored in Philosophy.

  • Brian

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Certified Personal Trainer since 2017. My own fitness journey started when I was 13. Strength & Conditioning is my specialty but I can do it all. I love to compete in USA Powerlifting competitions. In my free time I love to go hiking with my dogs.

    Favorite quote: "What we face may look insurmountable, but what I learned is that we are always stronger than we know" - Arnold Schwarzenegger