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  • Julia

    Fitness Coach

    Working as a Fitness Trainer: 6 years. Certifications/College Degree(s): CPT with National Academy Of Sports Medecine ;300-hour registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance;Currently undergoing Clinical Nutrition and Holistic Health Program in Academy of Natural Health Sciences. Favorite Quote/Source "Fitness isn't about being better than someone else.. It's about being better than you used to be." Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: Yoga, Hiking and I park as far away from a supermarket as possible :)

  • Alexa

    Fitness Coach

    Working as a Fitness Trainer since 2015 Certifications: ISSA personal trainer certification NASM corrective exercise Kettlebell Athletics Kettlebell level 1 Favorite Quote/Source Being active it is a lifestyle, not a trend. Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: Swimming, yoga, cycling, motherhood, resistance training, meditation, sleep 8 hours a day.

  • Cengiz

    Fitness Coach

    -NASM Certified Personal Trainer - American Red Cross CPR/AED certified Certifications/College Degree(s): -BS in Exercise Science - graduation date 2019 Favorite Quote: -“Just a tiny drop of doubt, can poison an entire well of faith.” - C.T. Fletcher Activities You Do To Stay in Shape/Enjoy: -Power lifting, stretching, listening music

  • Ari

    Fitness Coach

    Certifications/College Degree(s): NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) certified as a personal trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), 21 years of experience. Adelphi University - Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science (Magna Cum Laude) Masters Degree in Education Completing additional degree in physical therapy Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: Regular resistance training

  • Ronald R

    Fitness Coach

    Ronald Rhea, NCSF-CPT, is personal trainer for IronPlate Studios with 7 years of experience in the fitness industry. He earned his B.S. in Biomechanical engineering from Stanford University where he captained and represented the men's lacrosse team in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League All-Star Game for three consecutive years.

    Ronald’s unquenchable thirst for adventure and knowledge motivated his journeys to Asia, Eastern Europe and beyond where he discovered both modern and ancient exercise modalities and training implements. While overseas, he launched his fitness career, training both groups and individuals ranging from fitness enthusiasts to national level athletes to military personnel. He successfully applied his diverse knowledge and skills as a StrongFirst Level II Kettlbell Instructor, Certified Progressive Calisthenics Instructor and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach to develop integrated strength and conditioning programs that improved the athletic performance and overall health of his clients.

    Ronald’s practice is underpinned by the convictions that strength is the foundation for developing the rest of physical qualities and that strength has a greater purpose – defend yourself, win a championship and/or scale tall buildings in a single bound. He is fully committed to motivating his client’s, in any way possible, to escape their boundaries and to become a lean and muscular version of themselves.

    In his spare time, Ronald enjoys Muay Thai Kickboxing, Olympic Weightlifting, snowboarding, kettlebell training and adventure seeking.

  • Crystal

    Fitness Coach

    "Don’t let anyone stand in the way of achieving your goals." -My Dad Certifications: Associates in Science Zumba License Group Instructor Certification NASM Personal Training Certification Activities to stay in shape: Strength training Zumba Chasing my children around the backyard

  • Heather

    Fitness Coach

    Heather has been NASM certified for 5 years

  • Mitchell

    Fitness Coach

    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)

  • Mukti Kim

    Certified Yoga Instructor

    How long have you been a trainer?

    I have taught yoga for 4 years now.

    Certifications/Specializations/Degrees: 200 hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Training at OM Factory School of Yoga.

    25 hrs of prenatal yoga (online course) prenatal Yoga of NYC

    Favorite Quote:

    “yogash citya vrtti nirodha.” Yoga is a calming modification of your mind.

  • Katty

    Zumba Instructor

    Favorite quote:

    " My goal is to simply become A better version of myself" " I believe when the body is strong... The mind thinks strong thoughts "

    Certifications: 

    Zumba basic 1&2 and Strong by Zumba.

    2 years teaching Zumba and chasing more certifications as a Yoga instructor, Cardio Pilates, spinning and personal trainer.

    Activities:

    Spending time with my son going to different places and trying to involve him in this wonderful world of fitness.

  • Joshua

    Owner/Trainer

    Favorite Quote "I can, I will." - Unknown Fitness Background Lifetime of physical activity and as a gym rat. Experience includes basketball, football, biking, weights, kickboxing, and more. Officially certified since 2015. My 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! Spouse Married 20 years! Children One, aged 11. Fitness Certification - ISSA Certified since 2015. Senior C-level executive in Fortune 500 organizations. BA in English and MBA in Strategic Management.

  • Eugene

    Fitness Coach

    Favorite Quote "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17 Fitness Background High School: Soccer, Swimming, Tennis. Post High School: 5k and 10k runs, (currently training for a half marathon), Sprint Triathlons, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Rock Climbing, Hiking. Grand Opened 24 Hour Fitness Ramsey part of Membership sales and Corporate/Community relations. Brought in 30 different business owners for an event that turned into corporate partnerships and memberships for Ramsey location. Awarded Anthem Award of 24 Hour Fitness (only member of Sales department and of the club to receive prestigious honor for exemplifying the core values of the company). Top 2 performer in membership and fitness sales for 2017-2018 in the club. My Mission To build individual and corporate relationships and the brand of GYMGUYZ throughout Bergen County, Northern New Jersey, and beyond. Married to my beautiful wife, Kelly. We have 2 kids, ages 6 and 3. Fitness Certification: In progress - B.S. in Business Administration Finance - M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction - Bergen Biz Chamber of Commerce - 10+ years in Corporate America as Account Manager/Business Partner for several Fortune 500 companies. Favorite Fitness Activities - Play sports & Run

  • Joshua

    Fitness Coach

    Profile: Trainer Name: Joshua Schleifer, NASM Certified. # of Years Working as a Fitness Trainer: Fourteen Years Certifications/College Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts Degree Favorite Quote/Source: Bible - Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight". Activities You Do to Stay in Shape: Weight Training and Running. SUCCESS STORY Franchisee Name: Eastern Bergen County NJ Coach Name: Joshua Schleifer, NASM Certified. Client Name: Lori Pre-GYMGUYZ Client Situation: Client had a busy life style and had no time to go to gym. She drank a bottle of wine every night and her diet were composed of mostly fast food. She weighed 231lbs and 60lbs over Post GYMGUYZ Client Situation: After working with her, she changed her diet assisted with the “Clean Eats Program.” Also, she now works out two-three times a week. She lost over 25lbs through a tailored exercise program and she continues to stick with the program and continues to lose weight. Goal Achieved: YES, she was able to change her life style by increasing weekly exercise activities and healthy eating. What Were the Highlights of working with GYMGUYZ: Some of the highlights of working with Gym Guyz is the convenience of having a trainer come to your home or where ever you are and there is no competition for equipment. All the sessions are client specific. Additionally, each exercise routine is never the same and it changes to fit each client’s profile and client’s body as it changes while they are in the program. What Was the Timeframe to Achieve Success? Four months. 

    Basics Fitness Background: I have been an athlete my whole life, playing soccer and hockey from childhood into adolescence. Since the age of 17 have been training my friends and family and helping them adopt healthy living through various types of exercise and health conscious dieting. My Family: I am married to Stephina Schleifer and I have two children, Hadassah and Josiah. My Mission: I enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals. Personal training is one of the ways I can help them get fit and adapt a healthy life style. In my spare time in enjoy: Attending church

  • Troy

    Fitness Coach

    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.

  • Shannon

    Fitness Coach

    Working as a Fitness Trainer: 4 years Certifications/College Degree(s): Associates in Science: Exercise Science Bachelors in Science: Science Favorite Quote: "Do one thing everyday that scares you." - Anonymous Favorite Activities: Bodybuilding, yoga, hiking

  • Clifford

    Head Coach

    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

    8 years of experience.

  • Kricia

    Fitness Coach

    NASM Certified since 2010 • Personal Trainer • Corrective Exercise • Sports Performance Enhancement • Fitness Nutrition • Weight Loss

  • Christina

    Fitness Coach

    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.

    Certifications/Specializations/Degrees:

    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!

  • Bina

    Fitness Coach

    How long have you been a trainer?

    I have been a certified trainer for 8 years

    Certifications/Specializations/Degrees:

    NASM Certified Trainer

    Nationally Certified Boxing Coach

    Precision Nutrition Certified Coach

    MS in Mental Health Counseling

    BS in Criminology and Behavioral Science

    Corrective Movement Specialist

    Functional Movement Certified

    Women’s Health and Youth Health Certified Coach

    Favorite Quote:

    “Impossible is Nothing” - M. Ali and “ The will to survive, the passion to strive” - Bina Elsebai

    Activities:

    Boxer Counselor wife and Mom of 2. I love anything active. I was a hockey and lacrosse player and still keep up with my NJ Devils. I am an avid reader, be it keeping up with current issues, cultural aspects, or just a good fiction book. I am always looking for ways to increase knowledge and be a better version of myself. Improvements never stop.

  • Sarah

    Fitness Coach

    Fitness Background: - Started off as a young athlete in track and field, and cross country. - Specialized in the pole vault and long and triple jump events in high school, which then led to pursuing a degree in Exercise Science at Montclair State University. - Has been working with friends and family since then to better their lifestyles through diet and exercise for about 4 years now. - Has also been working on her own personal fitness level since 19; constantly evolving and creating new and innovative exercise programs. Certifications/Degrees: - Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science - CPR/AED** Favorite quote: “Do or do not, there is no try.” Activities I do to stay in shape: - Weight lifting - Power lifting - Bodybuilding - Running drills on the track

  • Nina

    Certified Yoga Instructor

    7 years of experience.

  • Desmond

    Fitness Coach

    How long have I been a trainer? I was a trainer for about 18 months when I graduated college. I recently decided to get back into the fitness industry because I realized how much I missed working as a personal trainer.

    Certification/Specializations/Degrees: I am a graduate of Focus Personal Training Institute's 600 hour Master Course Program. I am also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. I am currently pursuing a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist certification.

    Favorite Quote: "Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits"

    Activities: Powerlifting, all forms of resistance training, Flag Football, Brewery Tours, Hiking, music production and audio engineering

    Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts in Audio/Radio Production from William Paterson University. Focus Personal Training Institute Master Course graduate.

    Other Relevant Info: I played defensive end on the WIlliam Paterson football team.

  • Allison

    Fitness Instructor

    Aerobics, Dance Fitness, Zumba, Barre

    I have a bachelor degree in business administration, I am AFAA certified and have completed American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED training.

    I am also certified in teaching Zumba, Zumba Gold and in the process of obtaining my Aqua Zumba certification as well as Barre by this summer.

    I love to play tennis and dancing during my free time and my favorite quote is "be the best version of you!"

  • Mary

    Fitness Coach

    How long have you been a trainer: I’ve been a trainer for 11 years Certifications/College Degree(s): NFPT certified Certified Health Coach Medical Exercise Specialist Vegan Raw Food Chef and Teacher CPR certified Associates in Science and Social Sciences Back in school for Cardio & Vascular Sonography Favorite Quote: “Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda Activities You Do To Stay in Shape: Weight train Resistance train Yoga Pilates Boxing Jogging Bike riding Swimming Snow Boarding

  • Margie

    Fitness Coach

    20 years of experience. Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training.

  • Jeremy

    Fitness Coach

    BS in Exercise Science from William Patterson University.

  • Alexis

    Fitness Coach

    I’m a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hours). I hold my BFA from Rutgers University in Dance (Magna Cum Laude). A trained ballet dancer for my whole life, I began practicing yoga 10 years ago and expanded my passion for fitness into weight training 6 years ago. My favorite activities are practicing yoga, traveling, and spending all my free time at the beach.

    “Exercise is a celebration of what your body CAN do, not a punishment for something it hasn’t done”

  • Matthew

    Fitness Coach

    # 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.

  • Hazel C

    Fitness Coach

  • Galiya

    Zumba Instructor

  • Kimberly

    Fitness Coach