Our Fitness Staff

 

Marla Altberg is certified by East Coast Instructor Training School (ECITS) as a Personal Trainer and by Power Pilates as both a Beginner and Intermediate Mat Class Instructor, Marla likes to train her clients with “props.” She believes, “Incorporating fitness tools makes the workout more fun and interesting, so you don’t even realize you are being challenged. And time flies. As a result, you really look forward to exercising instead of it being a chore.” Marla looks forward to customizing your fitness routine into a thoroughly enjoyable exercise experience.

Marc Andresen holds a Fitness Certification from the Raritan Valley Community College, and is a Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist.  Marc also holds a Level 1 Pilates teacher certification accredited by the Pilates Institute of America, as well as past certifications with American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Clinical Exercise Specialist, and the International Sports Science Assoc (ISSA).  His areas of interest include improving peak performance and in physical rehabilitation and prevention of injury. He believes that everyone has the capacity to improve, and with personalized instruction, encouragement, and practice, that capacity can be optimized.

Sue Brown is certified personal trainer accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a personal trainer.  She has a B.Sc. in Wellness from CUNY Brooklyn College where she combined studies in Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Psychology.  She is a certified massage therapist, certified Reiki II practitioner, and also certified in the body/mind technique Zero Balancing®.  With over 20 years in fitness and wellness which includes competitive bodybuilding, modern dance, teaching, and herbal studies, she brings a variety of valuable tools to her training sessions. Her area of expertise include: total body conditioning, strength and flexibility training, therapeutic exercise, and special populations such as older adults.


 

Eugenia (Gena) D'Ambrosio holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Women's Studies: Health, Fitness and Social Issues.  She is a certified personal trainer with certifications from American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Marymount Manhattan College Fitness Program.  Additionally she is a trained dancer whose background comes out of the Alvin Ailey School of Dance.Her areas of specialization are post-rehabilitation and exercises for special populations.   In addition she is able to teach clients how to work to lessen or relieve stress using stress management and mediation exercises.

Reyna Franco, MS, RD, CDN, CPT  is a registered dietitian with a MS in exercise physiology and nutrition from Columbia University.  She combines a holistic approach with science-based nutrition and exercise research.  Areas of expertise include nutrition for diabetes, heart disease, GI disorders, pre and post natal, renal, weight loss, and sports nutrition.  Her clients range in age from young children to older adults.    Reyna is also the renal dietitian and the cardiac rehab nutrition educator for New York Downtown Hospital.  She takes pride in her work and is an enthusiastic coach, dietitian and exercise physiologist.  When Reyna is not counseling clients, performing workshops or writing articles, you may find her bicycling, running, swimming, skiing, or rock–climbing.

Ingrid Griffith is an ACE Certified trainer and has been a fitness professional for over 10 years. She also has a Masters in English and teaches public speaking in the CUNY system. Her goals as a personal trainer are to encourage and inspire clients to exercise consistently, to incorporate good eating habits and to live a balanced life. Ingrid has written articles on health and fitness and about her running experience in Kenya. She helps her clients achieve their fitness goals by making sure they focus on form while stretching, breathing, weight training, doing cardio and Pilates.

Maddie McGee is a certified personal trainer accredited by the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) and a graduate of Equinox Fitness Training institute. Maddie holds specialties in Pre Natal Post Partum, Weight management, and Exercise for individuals over 55. Maddie challenges her clients with diverse tasks at an upbeat tempo, and incorporates instability to strengthen the core and improve posture. She strives to create fun workouts that yield results. Maddie delights in watching her clients achieve their goals. 

 

Vivian Rodriguez is triple talented. She is a certified personal trainer with certifications from American Council on Exercise(ACE) , National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM), and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA), a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) certified with Integral Yoga Institute and Yoga Alliance specializing in Hatha Yoga, and a Mat Pilates instructor certified by PhysicalMind Institute. For the past 16 years, Vivian has been specializing in alignment, core strength and functional training, incorporating Yoga and Pilates to the workouts. She has experience with seniors and those with osteoporosis. She also holds a BA from Tufts University.

 

Jill Wais has been a personal trainer for over 14 years. She holds certifications from Marymount Manhattan College, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Jill specializes in functional training. She has experience working with seniors, pregnant women and those with osteoporosis.  Jill has a passion for her field and tries to stay current on the latest trends in fitness.

 

Regan Wood is a Brooklyn-based, AFAA-certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Borrowing from H.I.I.T. (high-intensity interval training), Pilates, yoga and more, Regan has developed a fitness style that is as effective as it is engaging.  No two workouts are ever the same.  Her combination of energy, engaging and personal instruction style and intense focus on form have her clients looking forward to their sessions each week.  When not teaching, Regan is a photographer specializing in interiors and portrait photography.

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