OUR TEAM OF CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS IN WHITE PLAINS

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SAM

GYMGUYZ OWNER

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Reason Why You Became a Personal Trainer :

Having played sports from a very young age, I always understood the importance of staying in shape and being healthy to perform at a high level. Because of this, my passion for fitness has always been something that I wanted to turn into a career. In 2014 when I opened this business with James, I realized that this was my calling in life. Combining my business education from college with a love and desire to help people become healthier was the perfect match in guiding my new career.

I truly love working out, competing, and pushing my body to new limits especially as I get older. My passion and love for fitness is something that is shown in every session every day. I treat every single one of our clients like it is day 1 and they are our only client. Rest assured, using GYMGUYZ Westchester means you’re going to get the royal treatment and attention you need to achieve your goals, mentally, physically, and emotionally.

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JAMES

GYMGUYZ OWNER

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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.

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VINNY

DIRECTOR OF FITNESS

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Reason Why You Became a Personal Trainer :

Like many others, I grew up not being comfortable in my own skin. After a lot of trial and error in workouts and diets, I realized that it didn’t matter the training program or the nutrition as much if I kept being my own biggest adversary. I had to learn to work with myself. So my passion became just that!

My purpose as a coach is to teach people to get out of their own way. I believe that’s what fitness is inherently about. I aspire to help my clients to leave every workout moving better, with less pains and STRONGER. I’ve worked with 100+ clients over 7+ years on getting better with their nutrition and confidence to build sustainable results. All while having fun with their tailored programs!

CHRIS

PERSONAL TRAINER

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About Chris :

Chris is an expert when it comes to joint friendly exercise. Since starting his Personal Training journey in 2014 he has completed over 1,000 one-on-one training sessions annually. During that time, Chris has learned that there is no injury or limitation that cannot be worked around with the correct knowledge and modification in order to deliver an effective exercise experience. Having worked with kids as young as 10, and adults upwards of 85, Chris values the importance of catering toward each individuals’ specific needs. As a proponent of High Intensity Training (HIT) Chris is a firm believer in the vast amount of health benefits that come from developing strength, especially as we get older. With efficiency and the proper dosage, exercise should not be complicated. Like anything else, done properly, it can bring about amazing rewards.

Chris’ passion does not just stop at personal training though as he teaches many of our youth clients, the fundamentals of baseball, softball, or tee-ball. With over 20 years of playing/teaching he helps his clients fine tune their skills to be better on the field.

MELISA

PERSONAL TRAINER - FITNESS COACH

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Melisa has been in the personal training field since 2008. She is a result driven trainer who brings energy & passion to every client.

Melisa has perfected her trade by putting together detailed nutrition outlines & individualized fitness programs for each client. She has been awarded the highest client retention rate in the U.S franchise system!

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MICHAEL

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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In addition, he has a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and wellness with a minor in nutrition concepts. With this experience Michael has been able to cater to his clients of all abilities and injuries/limitations from the ages of 13 – 81! His knowledge and passion for fitness has helped many of our clientele reach their goals by creating workouts that are individualized, creative, and fun. Michael puts great emphasis on core, proper body mechanics and strengthen training.

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SAMANTHA

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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PAUL

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Paul excelled in Lacrosse & Football in high school, & in college became an 2x All conference lacrosse player, as well as Honorable mention All-American

Paul has the skillset and knowledge to work with people of all ages and levels. Especially for those athletes who want to develop a better understanding of how to get stronger, faster, quicker, etc for the sport they’re playing, whether it’s 1 on 1 or a group session. He has vast experience in corrective movement exercise (post injury), strength, endurance, fat loss, injury prevention and/or anyone who just wants to accomplish overall health and wellness.

He feels as if, if everyone had a sound understanding of how the body works internally and externally there would be less injuries. So in turn, his goal is to have the most positive impact on the lives of the people he works with, while getting the best results. As well as developing long life friendships with the singular goal of being healthy and happy with one’s self.

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AMANDA

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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After joining the Air Force and serving our country for several years, Amanda learned the importance of fitness, fun and established a love of helping others! As a medical technician she gained greater insight and a true appreciation for the human body. Coupled with these life experiences and passion for fitness, Amanda is a certified GYMGUYZ trainer devoted to supporting clients in their mental and physical fitness journeys.

Amanda’s mission is to help people tap into their unlimited potential while training and become the best version of themself!

Over the course of her training career, Amanda has experience in working with clients of many different fitness levels, ages, and injuries.

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RICARDO

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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As a lifelong athlete, Rick has had his ups and downs with injuries while training. However, what got him through those rough patches was the help of the skilled trainers in his life. Fitness professionals that knew when to push for more but also when to go a bit easier for a healthy balance. With those trainers as a reference, a passion sparked to help others on their fitness journey!

After working as a Physical Therapy Aide, he decided to explore the healthcare world. Rick is currently studying to become a Physical Therapist, all to improve himself as a personal trainer and help others!

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ALEX

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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At the age of 17, Alex weighed 330 pounds. It was an all time high for him and this caused an extremely low sense of self-worth. For years he considered himself to be very overweight and acknowledged his unhealthy eating habits. However, the switch finally flipped and he dedicated his life to drop the weight and become the healthiest version of himself he could be. Alex started educating himself on healthy eating habits and how to properly train in a safe and effective manner to lose the weight. After losing over 150 pounds, his life was completely changed in so many ways. At this point he found his career calling and he’s been helping and educating clients ever since! His passion for not only training, but teaching his clients is shown in each and every one of his sessions. As he likes to say, “Anyone can change their life if they are pointed in the right direction” and that is exactly why he is a part of the GYMGUYZ team!

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ANTHONY

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Fitness has been an integral piece of my life for a very long time. It has shaped me into the person I am today both physically and mentally. Having played sports in high school as well as worked many manual labor intensive jobs, I’ve had to deal with my fair share of sprains, strains, and minor injuries. Through my study, research, and application of regression and progression exercises, as well as proper nutrient intake and supplementation, I’ve rehabilitated my knees, shoulders, ankles, and tendonitis. I have a great desire to help my clients build a strong foundation in mobility, stability, and strength in that particular order, so that they can live a pain free and quality life. Rest assured that regardless of whether or not the aforementioned applies to you, we will both work hard and diligently to make sure that you achieve and more importantly adhere to whatever fitness and lifestyle goals you might have now and in the future.

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ALESSANDRO

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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As a former collegiate athlete and semi-professional soccer player, sports quickly became a big part of my lifestyle. Like many other young athletes growing up, I too also fell into cycles of unhealthy eating and laziness. Luckily, I was able to quickly notice the negative impact these bad habits were having on my performance. With a little bit of self-education, training and perseverance, I was able to create a happy and healthy lifestyle both on and off the field.

It has since become my goal to help others achieve their fitness goals as I have once done before. With my knowledge, experience and passion for fitness, I make it a mission to help all my clients meet their individual needs as best as I can. As a member of the GYMGUYZ team, I look forward to helping you navigate your fitness journey!

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ALBAN

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Alban Kukaj is a certified personal trainer with a decade of training under his sleeve. He puts his NASM Certification to use with specialties in mobility, muscular development, and overall performance. His training philosophy is the “fastest way to anything is slow”, abridging weaknesses in the body with patience and practice toward set goals. 

He’s offers one-on-one, group, and virtual sessions as well as nutritional guidance for those that need it. Currently an aspiring bodybuilder he approaches his pro card, blending theory and application of biomechanics with experience in martial arts, creative arts, and resistance training. This doesn’t limit the type of client he can work with though.  He trains all ages and fitness levels in everything from sports training/conditioning to weight loss or general body sculpting.

JAMES N

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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About James N :

Life has brought me, like many of us, many places and has lead me to do many things; and through life’s experiences I’ve learned countless and priceless lessons. Not least of which are adaptability, discipline, focus, and relentless dedication.

My passion for fitness (through athletics) began as far back as my memory goes; but my passion for fitness and wellness proper, began in 2009 when I was training for Marine Corps Bootcamp. And I haven’t looked back ever since. It’s been as integral to my life as anything else since then, and will continue to be…

That same passion and relentless desire for greatness is what I provide for those who are along this fitness journey with me. And I will use all of my skills, knowledge and dedication to help all of those I train, to reach their desired goal, and help them find newfound potential and to strive for more!

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RUSHANE

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Rushane has been passionate about fitness since he turned 20. His passion quickly developed into a desire to help people achieve their own fitness goals as well. Once we became a personal trainer and honed his skills he became dedicated to understanding the most effective and efficient way to increase muscle mass through training and nutrition.

Rushane enjoys playing soccer, abstract painting and “cheffing” it up in the kitchen. Also, helping people better themselves physically, mentally or even spiritually. He’s a strong believer in getting the job done even if it takes time.

Rushane’s ultimate goal is to help people become the best version of themselves. Making fitness fun so they can do it for the rest of their lives.

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Ally Amaral

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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The passion for sports and a healthy lifestyle have been part of my life since young age. After helping people to develop better eating habits and preventing diseases through nutrition, I chose to become a Personal Trainer to also help them to achieve their fitness goals, sharing my knowledge, motivation and energy.

• Swimming (competitive swimming in open water and pool)
• Six years working as a Lifeguard at Military Firefighters Corps of Santa Catarina, Brazil. I also represented the country in lifesaving competitions throughout those years.
• Latin Dance (Samba), Hip hop freestyle and House music, participating on dance festivals all over Brazil
• Experience in Soccer and Volleyball

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Phil

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Health and fitness has always been a passion and lifestyle of mine. Started lifting weights as a young child, then got more serious into teen and early twenties. Learning as I went from fellow bodybuilders and fitness instructors at different gyms. People would always ask for advice or guidance on exercise techniques or nutrition. I really enjoy helping others and seeing the level of satisfaction it brings them when they hit there goals, or any piece of advice or guidance I gave helped them on their journey. I believe proper fitness and nutrition are imperative for overall health, lingevity, and quality of life. In my spare time I enjoy playing guitar, spending time in nature, and relaxing with friends and family.
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Louis

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Throughout my 20 years of playing baseball, I was exposed to all different forms of fitness training, which helped me grow a love for it. My first client was myself as I weighed 280lbs freshman year of high school eventually managing to work down to 220lbs starting my sophomore year. Gaining that confidence and mindset sparked my love and interest for training. During my coursework at college, I worked with many types of clients with all different ailments and goals; from ages ranging from 12-75. I take the goals my clients give me and treat them as my own. I give my undivided attention, respect, and loyalty to my clientele, and treat them with the professionalism they deserve. My passion for fitness and commitment to my clients is shown in each and every session I conduct.
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Noah T

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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Fitness has paved the way for growth and new opportunities in my life. Not only has it helped me improve my physical well-being, but it’s also improved my mindset and outlook on life. The process of dedicating time and discipline to reach a goal makes it that much more rewarding in the end, which is something fitness taught me. Now everyday has the ability to feel fulfilling, as long as I’m consistent in my fitness journey. I’ve played soccer since I was 5 years old. Learning I wouldn’t be able to play at the collegiate level was devastating for me, but then I found fitness. I became obsessed with researching everything I could possibly want to know, and now I find myself here as a NASM CPT. Becoming a certified personal trainer allows me to combine my passion for fitness and my passion for helping others into one. Like I like to say, everything happens for a reason. As an ex soccer player, I was bound to find fitness eventually, but my favorite part about it wasn’t the physicality. What I really enjoyed was working as a team, which is what I hope to do with all of you reading this. Your goals are my goals, and I can’t wait to help us reach them!

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Nicholas Scrivens

CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

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With 13 years of personal workout experience and a degree in Exercise Science, I have honed my expertise in the field of personal training. Since 2020, I have had the privilege of training clients of all age groups and backgrounds, including those with various injuries.

My diverse experience includes interning with chiropractic motion therapy, training with football teams, coaching grade school children, and overseeing intramural sports. I have successfully navigated personal fitness challenges, gaining and losing 30 pounds, achieving a lean 9% body fat, and training to build mass. My background also includes disciplined training through my participation in ROTC in college.

I am well-versed in various training methodologies, including HIIT, bodybuilding, muscle endurance, muscle strength, and sport-specific training. Whether you’re aiming to improve athletic performance, recover from an injury, or achieve personal fitness goals, I am committed to providing the guidance and support you need to succeed.