“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” -Sylvester Stallone
Certified personal coach (trainer) with a specialty in group fitness training. James earned his certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. James brings a wide ranging skill set to his clients along with his energetic and spirited personality. He began honing his training skills in his college days where he played football as an offensive lineman for Sacred Heart University.
Additionally, he earned his Communications degree from Coastal Carolina University in 2012. When he is not inspiring his clients to reach their goals, James can be found motivating kids in his community as he serves as a youth sports coach. James seeks to bring out the inner athlete in all his clients regardless of age or ability. His passion for basketball football and sports is reflected in every training session as he teaches, motivates and inspires his clients to reach their goals.
"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life!"
I has been working out and training since high school where I realized that if I wanted to excel in sports, being physically stronger than my opponent was an essential ingredient.
Once I joined the work force, co-workers would approach me and ask how to get themselves into shape. This is when it hit me to make a career out of helping others doing something that I love and can relate to on a daily basis. From there, I knew that fitness coaching was my life's goal!. I signed on as the first GYMGUYZ franchisee with my best friend since Pre-K and have loved every day since!
I am an avid golfer but has also have a passion for other sports such as football and baseball.
My purpose and mission in life is to do what I love! For me, waking up everyday to help people live longer, healthier lives is a passion on mine and something that keeps me motivated! My passion for fitness is shown in every session I conduct.
- I earned my duel personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports and the International Sports Science Association.
- I earned my Bachelors of Science from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with degrees in Finance and Operations Management.
Dena earned her personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As a life long athlete herself, she has a passion for performance training. She works with clients to safely and efficiently reach their health and fitness through versatile training methods such as strength, balance, cardio, mobility, coordination and power.
Diego is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. As a strength coach he has worked with different sports teams from all levels, having the opportunity to train athletes from the US and Chinese Olympic national team, professional soccer teams such as NYCFC, and NCAA collegiate sports.
As a personal trainer, Diego has lead several fitness groups instructing clients for top fitness centers. His focus was on conducting proper fitness evaluations to guide clients properly, on overcoming setbacks and eclipse personal goals. Additionally, he works as an assistant coach for the Men’s soccer team at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York.
“Furthering my education and keeping up to date is important in the fitness industry.” He is constantly researching and looking to extent his knowledge.
Eddie is a National Academy for Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer. At a very young age Ed got involved in sports, playing baseball, football and Wrestling. This involvement is what sparked his interest in fitness. For the last 10 years Ed has been pursuing a career in fitness and sharing his knowledge and experiences with his Clients and Peers. Through further education, he received certifications in Kettlebell Training and Rotational Exercise Training. His passion for fitness has also triggered an interest in Human Body Science and has Ed strongly focused on form and corrective exercise. Ed’s diverse training background enables him to help his clients achieve and surpass their training goals. He wants to inspire his clients and help them find the same passion that he has found in fitness.
George is a Westchester native. He is certified personal trainer with the National College of Exercise Professional and ASSI, who has devoted his life to health, fitness and sports. George is a collegiate athlete and mixed martial artists currently playing semi-professional Rugby in White Plains NY. He began his profession fitness career over 8 years ago when he became a Mixed Martial arts instructor for a well know mixed martial arts gym in New York. Taking his role as an instructor and growing it into being head kids instructor and running the kids program for over 4 years. In addition, he taught the adult martial arts program as well as helping in creating and implementing a women’s only fitness program.
George has worked with a wide age range of clients with the same goal in mind; helping change lives whether it is through mixed martial arts, general fitness, or competitive sports. George took his love for competition and sports and ran with it competing in over 25 Brazilian jiu jitsu tournaments and winning countless medals, as well as being an undefeated Mixed Martian Arts Fighter.
During his fitness and athletic journey George had a hunger to learn to become more physically fit. Which lead to become a certified trainer and which keeps him learning and developing new programs and was to train. George has devoted his life to fitness and helping everyone find that edge they need to improve whether it’s finding a unique way for athletes to reach there full potential, or taking the “average” person out of there comfort zone and helping them crush there goals!
Kara is an ACE certified personal trainer and has worked in the fitness industry for over 15 years before joining the GYMGUYZ team. Kara earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy/Recreation Management from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management at Mercy College.
Kara was a fitness specialist at Burke Rehabilitation Center for several years working with an adult population. She specialized in rehabilitating injuries as well as post stroke patients, Parkinson’s disease, COPD, and post cardiac rehabilitation clients. Kara has also trained at various studios and small Gyms in Westchester County. She is a firm believer in circuit and interval training.
Bachelors in Exercise Science, Minor in Health and Wellness
Certified Personal Trainer through American Council on Exercise (CPT ACE)
Functional Movement Screening Certification
"Live fearlessly and believe in yourself"
Activities You Do To Stay in Shape:
CrossFit, hike, swim, Bootcamp classes
I’ve been an athlete my whole life, playing soccer and softball also dancing. Fitness has always been my passion and I realized that helping people living a healthier lifestyle motivates me to work hard! Working hard every day and pushing my clients and myself to be better has been my biggest accomplishments throughout the past few years.