Personal training now available at our personal training studio location at 120 West Avenue. We have many personal trainers to choose from who are dedicated to helping you meet your goals. Whether it’s weight loss, increased fitness, getting ready for a competition, being a better team mate, or increasing mobility, we have a session for you!
Instructor + Personal Trainer
I was first introduced to Spinning as a new employee at a corporate fitness center. Having little experience in the fitness industry, other than a fresh B.S. in Wellness Management, I was eager to learn everything I could about the ever- changing fitness world. So, logically, I registered for the Spinning Instructor Orientation. Having never been on a stationary bike, let alone understand the world of Mad Dogg Spinning, I assumed I’d learn about the latest fitness “craze” that Spinning is. Never did I imagine what would follow. At the orientation I was quickly humbled by the array of Spinning- logo clad individuals, most of which had been Spinning students for years, who waited for the privileged moment to call themselves “instructors”. The room was dark, with just enough light to see the Master Instructor. The music was an entrancing drum beat that instantly commanded attention. As I sat on the Spinning bike for the first time, it happened. I looked at the Master Instructor and the eyes gazing up at her and I could immediately sense the energy in the room; passionate, committed, excited, and ready for whatever challenge the class would present. Each person was at the orientation for a different reason, mine to become the best fitness professional I could be, but never did I expect to find myself in a room that generated such raw, palpable, and contagious energy. The class that followed took me to levels of myself that I had never reached. I was forced to push past barriers, and concentrate on the belief that I could overcome any obstacle and finish with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. As we entered the cool-down, I looked around at the group, all of us dripping with sweat to see that in a simple 45-minute experience, we had all changed, grown, and expanded. Spinning changed my life that day, and although I’ve taught hundreds of classes since then, I still see and feel the phenomenon that occurs when in a room of people who are ready and willing to take their mind and bodies to new levels.
Spinning was the gateway class that led to many other group/individual teaching opportunities. In addition to Spinning I also teach TRX Suspension Training, Bootcamp style classes/programs, and am an ACSM Personal Trainer. I work full time as a Program Coordinator at a corporate fitness center creating wellness programs for the employees and their families.
In my free time I love being outside and active! I have completed 6 half-marathons, 3 full marathons, ADK Ragnar, and various shorter distance running events. I am also an aspiring ADK 46er with 19 mountains climbed so far!
- B.S. Wellness Management
- ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Personal Trainer
- Spinning Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics
- TRX Instructor
Instructor + Personal Trainer
Physical activity, whether it be as a participant, educator, coach or trainer, has always been a main force in my life. Since I became a fitness professional, the journey has come full circle to where I can expose and excite others to experience the joy of physical health and wellbeing. I have worked with clients between the ages 4-75, single and small group sessions, at home visits, pre- and post-surgery/ injury rehabilitation, weight loss and management clientele and sport-specific training. My specialties include core strength and stabilization, flexibility training, and functional training. Sports included All-American Lacrosse player, Downhill/ Ariel Skier, Ice Hockey, Field Hockey, Swimming, Gymnastics.
My positive energy and focus on your success is my number one priority. As your fitness professional, I will take your goals, needs, and desires and make a comprehensive plan that will address you as an individual. Together we will build a happier and healthier you.
- BS Degree in Physical Education from the University of Vermont
- MS Degree in Community Health Education from the University of New Mexico
- Certified Fitness Professional from the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
- ACE Functional Training Specialty Certification:
- Foundations for Function: Movement Design
- Core Training Specialist
- TRX Certified Fitness Instructor
- Heart Zone Certified Instructor
- Assistant for Saratoga Varsity Girls 2013-2015
Personal Trainer + Front Desk Assistant
Exercise has always been a crucial part of my life. I was born with hip dysplasia and was told at an early age that if I kept my muscles and bones strong then I would have less issues in the long run. So exercise I did-dancing, swimming and playing lacrosse, basketball, golf, cross-country skiing, and tennis (my favorite) growing up. But I was not injury-proof. At the peak of my high school cross-country ski team’s season, I had a bad accident and would eventually have to get four surgeries as a result.
Surgery took a toll-I felt weak and out of shape, mentally and physically. After the last surgery from the accident was completed, I told myself that I could either dwell on my past or do something about it. It took some time to truly get myself into a healthy mindset. It was extremely hard at first (I was sore for an entire week after my first exercise class) but I made a promise to myself and I was determined to stick with it. It’s true what they say; you have to start somewhere.
I decided to study personal training because I know fitness can seem intimidating and impossible at times, and I want to break that stigma. I don’t want anyone else to feel what I did-weak and discouraged. I want you to be amazed at yourself and give yourself that chance to discover your potential.
Currently, I love to spin and do yoga (vinyasa and yin), TRX, barre, HIIT classes, and tennis.
I would love to show you how much you can accomplish, whether you have been active your whole life or you are starting from square one. Past surgeries, trauma, or limitations, I know we can work around whatever life has thrown at you. I know we can work together to accomplish some pretty amazing things!
*prices increase October 1, 2016.
Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer
Motivation – Personal trainers wear many hats, serving not only as coach, but as an educator, confidant, role model and a major source of motivation and encouragement as well.
Consistency – Do you find it difficult to stick to your program? Scheduling regular appointments with a personal trainer helps eliminate any excuses you might come up with for not exercising.
Safety – Unsure about how to use the chest press machine at the gym or how to perform walking lunges without hurting your knees? A personal trainer will show you how to exercise safely (including which exercises to avoid) and instruct you on the proper and safe use of exercise equipment.
Individualized Instruction – What works for one person, may not work for another when it comes to choosing an exercise program. A personal trainer will develop the most effective program for you based on your fitness evaluation results and personal goals. Beginners in particular benefit from instruction on how to perform specific exercises and program planning.
Effective Workouts – Today’s hectic lifestyles mean you don’t have time to waste on ineffective exercise routines. Personal trainers help maximize your time by providing workouts designed to meet your goals quickly and efficiently.
Supervision – Personal attention during exercise is the primary function of personal trainers. Need someone to spot you while you do pull-ups? Looking for feedback on your running form? No problem-that’s what your personal trainer is for-to observe, assist and, if necessary, correct as needed.
Sports-specific Training – Many amateur and professional athletes work with a personal trainer during the off-season to prepare themselves for in-season competition. Whether you want to shave some strokes off your golf score or beat your brother-in-law at tennis, a personal trainer can tailor your program to your sport of choice.
Injury Rehabilitation – Injuries and accidents can prevent you from participating in your favorite activities. An experienced personal trainer, however, can make the road to recovery a smooth one by recommending exercises that emphasize overall muscular balance to prevent future injuries.
Special-needs Training – Research confirms that individuals with health challenges such as diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis or heart disease benefit greatly from regular physical activity. These conditions, however, can make exercising safely a challenge. Many personal trainers are experienced in designing programs that address the special needs of these and other conditions.
Ego Boost – It’s a fact-feeling good makes you look good, and vice versa. Not only can your personal trainer help you achieve your health and fitness goals, they provide you with positive feedback on your performance and bolster your confidence to take on new challenges.