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Meet the JCC Fitness Staff

David Arana, Pro Trainer 

Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, B.S. in Health Promotion Studies (Western Connecticut State University) with Concentration in Wellness Management, Poliquin BioSignature Modulation Level 1, American Aerobic Association International, American Sport and Fitness Association, Connecticut High School Coaches Association, American Red Cross, Archdioceses of Connecticut VIRTUS
Fitness Expertise: Overall health, injury prevention, weight management, endurance, strength, balance, and sports performance
Fitness Interests: Slack-lining, Olympic lifting, gymnastics, aquatics, self-defense
                                     Availability: Everyday of the week. Mornings, afternoons, and early evenings


clientuploads/Website Photos/FitnessStaff_Web7.jpgKaren Cowit, Pro Trainer  

Certifications: AFAA personal training, primary certifications, BODYPUMP, BODYVIVE, Silver Sneakers, Muscular Strength Range of Motion (MSROM), Yoga Stretch, PHI Pilates, TRX, YMCA pre- and post-natal fitness trainer, BOSU Speciality Certificate
Fitness Expertise: Working with clients of all abilities incorporating Pilates, BOSU/physio ball, innovative strength and endurance training. Senior adults experience, experience working with special needs young adults
Fitness Interests: Walking, hiking, local charity walkathons
Availability: Mornings, afternoons, evenings


clientuploads/Website Photos/FitnessStaff_Web9.jpgLauren Fein, Pro Trainer 

Certifications: AFAA personal trainer, Mad Dogg Spin instructor, AFAA kickboxing, TRX, BOSU Speciality Certificate, BODYPUMP
Fitness Expertise: Cycling, bootcamp, strength training, boxing
Fitness Interests: Outdoor cycling, all types of group fitness, culinary observation and consumption, tennis
Availability: Mornings, afternoons



Sarina Fiorita, Pro Trainer
Certifications: Personal trainer, group exercise & aerobics instructor, kickboxing, Pilates, circuit, weight & interval training, Aquacise, spinning, Silversneakers senior muscular strength & range of movement, step with style, osteo ball training for bone health, CXWORX
Fitness Expertise: Customization of one to one training, Pilates, aerobics & strength training, senior functional movements
Fitness Interests: My goal is to make a difference for young and old. My reward is to watch them grow and excel with healthy lifestyles. I continue to further my training in physical fitness and in health.
                                     Availability: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays


David Fogel, Pro Trainer
Certifications: NASM certified personal trainer, CPR/AED certified
Fitness Expertise: Strength training, core training, flexibility training
Fitness Interests: Muscular endurance, muscular hypertrophy, nutrition, speed, agility and quickness training, plyometric training, Sports Specific Training
Availibility: Mornings, afternoons and evenings




Keren Gershon, Pro Trainer
Certifications: AFAA personal trainer
Fitness Expertise: Swim instruction, teaching martial arts
Fitness Interests: Swimming, running, triathlons, crossfit, martial arts
Availability: Early morning, mornings, afternoon, evening, weekends





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Certifications: ACE personal trainer, BODYPUMP, BOSU Speciality Certificate
Fitness Expertise: Improve or avoid specific injuries or disabilities, senior fitness, body sculpting, improving balance issues
Fitness Interests: Nutrition
Availability: Mornings, afternoons




clientuploads/Website Photos/FitnessStaff_Web4.jpgAmy Irish, Pro Trainer

Certifications: NASM personal trainer, AFAA personal & group fitness trainer, Dancing Through Pregnancy pre- and post-natal fitness trainer, PHI Pilates, YogaFit, Raja Yoga, Hoopnotica Hoop Fitness, AFAA Kickboxing, Zumba
Fitness Expertise: 16 years of fitness experience working with people of all ages and fitness levels; specializing in core and stability training using functional movement, yoga ans Pilates
Fitness Interests: Cardio kickboxing, Hoop dance & performance, snowboarding, mountain biking
                                     Availability: Mornings, afternoons, weekends


Danny Melchionne, Pro Trainer  clientuploads/Website Photos/FitnessStaff_Web13.jpg

Certifications: ACSM certified personal trainer, Degree in Exercise Science
Fitness Expertise: Strength training, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, injury prehab and rehab, improving body composition, senior or disabled conditioning
Fitness Interests: Bodybuilding, powerlifting, nutrition
Availability: Mornings, afternoons, nights




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Lori Price, Managing Director, Sports, Fitness & Aquatics

Certifications: ACE personal trainer, Mad Dogg Spinning, BODYPUMP, BODYVIVE, Zumba, IFSCF kettlebell coach, TRX, BOSU Speciality Certificate, WIM, CXWORX
Fitness Expertise: Staying on top of new innovations to motivate, inspire and improve health, fitness and well-being
Fitness Interests: I enjoy all aspects of fitness and I am always up for a challenge
Availability: Mornings, afternoons



clientuploads/Website Photos/FitnessStaff_Web5.jpgDina Savitt, Pro Trainer  

Certifications: ACE personal trainer, ACE group fitness instructor, Keiser Cycling, TRX, BODYPUMP, BODYVIVE, BOSU Speciality Certificate
Fitness Expertise: General strength and cardiovascular training, aqua fitness, kickboxing, Practical Pilates, step
Fitness Interests: Running, dancing, tennis
Availability: Mornings, afternoons



clientuploads/Website Photos/FitnessStaff_Web12.jpgVerity Stewart, Pro Trainer  

Certifications: NASM, Mad Dogg Spin instructor, RIPPED, BODYPUMP
Fitness Expertise: Indoor cycling, general fitness conditioning for people of all ages and experience
Fitness Interests: Exercising to maintain and improve health of the mind and body
Availability: Mornings, early afternoons




clientuploads/Website Photos/AquaticsStaff_Web7.jpgAlex Tkachuk, Pro Trainer

Certifications: AFAA personal trainer, AAAI/ISMA personal trainer, TRX, BODYPUMP, Red Cross WSI, USA Swim coach, CXWORX
Fitness Expertise: Coaching swim team, TRX, functional training
Fitness Interests: Crossfit, weight lifting, outdoor sports
Availability: Early mornings, mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends





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