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  • Galiya

    Zumba Instructor

  • Hazel C

    Fitness Coach

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.