The Crew

Featured Guests

Meet and train with world renowned athletes, celebrity trainers and influencers

The Crew
Lisa Mateo

Lisa Mateo - Festival MC

Weather and News Anchor WPIX11

It’s hard to believe after moving up from traffic reporter to news and feature reporter, to weather and news anchor, and receiving 2 Emmy nominations, it all started with getting coffee, running scripts, and rolling the teleprompter for the anchors.

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DJ Skylar

Professional DJ

During the festival you will be treated to DJ Skylar!

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Shahil Patel

Co-Founder and CEO of BollyX

Shahil Patel is the Co-Founder and CEO of BollyX. Prior to BollyX, he served as the President, CEO and Artistic Director of Ishaara Dance Company, the first-ever Bollywood group in history to make the Semifinals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent!”

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Stephanie Klemons

Broadway Performer and Choreographer

Stephanie Klemons is an award winning Broadway performer and Choreographer. She is Associate Choreographer and an Original Cast Member of Broadway’s smash hit HAMILTON!

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Will Skudin

Professional Big Wave Surfer

Will is an internationally-recognized big wave surfer and is Co-Founder and Vice President of Skudin Surf. He will be competing on the Big Wave World Tour in 2017, where he hopes to take out some of the biggest names and bring home a world title to New York.

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Alanna Locast

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

I am Parisi Speed School certified. I also have my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification which is my highest certification.

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Buddy Casimano

Dance and Fitness Instructor

Buddy Casimano is a performer with 30 years of working experience in all mediums of show business. Before tumbling into show business, he was a competitive ELITE level gymnast, as well as a 3 time Jr. Olympic swim champion.

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Marc Arnberg

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Marc is a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor that has been creating and delivering circuit based, HIIT programs for over 10 years. He is also a Black Belt in Goshin Jiu Jitsu and a certified instructor. Marc’s passion for health and fitness has lead him to open the first F45 Training here on Long Island. His genuine love for our industry shines through in every class he teaches.

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Gianpiero ``Gian`` Villante

American Mixed Martial Artist

Gianpiero “Gian” Villante is an American Mixed Martial Artist currently fighting in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2009, he has competed for Strikeforce. As of February 2, 2017, he is #13 in official UFC light heavyweight rankings.

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Gladys Duarte

BUTI Yoga Instructor

Gladys Duarte began classical ballet training at the age of nine as a student at the Elementary School of Ballet and continued her professional dance training at the ENA National School of Art, where she performed as the first soloist dancer at “The Parisian” Hotel Nacional de Cuba.

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Dana Krystopher

P.C.S. (Power, Core and Strength)

I have a variety of strength and conditioning programs designed to always be functional and random. From gymnastics to power lifting, I can help you get stronger in all your facets of fitness.

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Jennifer O'Connor

iLoveKickboxing

Jennifer found boxing at age 17 and quickly fell in love with the sport. Working one on one with a professional coach to hone the basic skills, she has never looked back. Upon moving to Long Beach in 2007, she discovered kickboxing and trained tirelessly to join the iLoveKickboxing franchise in 2012.

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Danielle Gibson

Business & Life Strategist

Danielle Gibson, CPC, is a Business & Life Strategist who works with business owners, entrepreneurs, executives and individuals who want to better define their personal, professional and spiritual goals.

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Lori McMahon

Competitive CrossFit Athlete

Lori has been a competitive CrossFit athlete for 5 years now. She competed in the 2012 Northeast CrossFit Regionals, made it to the Master’s Qualifier for the last 3 years, and finished 5th in the world in the 2015 CrossFit Qualifier in the Master’s 45-49 category.

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Melina Arnberg

Fitness Professional

Melina Arnberg is an accredited fitness professional with certifications in teaching Yoga, Zumba, TRX, personal training and many other diverse fitness formats.

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Krystle Montalvo

The Fit Factory

Krystle Montalvo is a 29 year old with a love of the more exciting things life has to offer. All it took was one pole class and she fell in love. She was amazed by these beautiful people who moved so gracefully and seemed to defy gravity.

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Stephanie Lauren

Former NCAA Division I Two-Sport Athlete / Creator Of PLYOGA

Stephanie Lauren, former NCAA Division I two-sport athlete, is a wife, mother of 2, and the creator of PLYOGA. She has numerous years of experience in both competitive gymnastics and track & field, earning her extensive knowledge for the fitness industry.

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Miriam Fried

NYC Based Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, and Online Coach

Miriam Fried graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre before going on to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She spent several years working as a fitness instructor, teaching bootcamp, TRX, and kettlebell classes.

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Vougar Oroudjov

Wrestling 2x World Champion - Olympic Medalist

Vougar is a 2x World Champion, Olympic medalist and has claimed titles in many other international competitions. He brought his “Russian Style” wrestling to the U.S.A. and opened Vougar Honors Wrestling Club in 2006.

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Stacy Piegari

Fitness Professional

Stacey has been in the game for 18 years as a fitness, nutrition, and health professional. Her experience encompasses every aspect of the industry including group fitness, personal training, nutrition coaching, sports performance training for athletes ages 7-100 and creation and development of new and innovative fitness programming.

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Marvin Lee

Jiu Jitsu Instructor

Marvin Lee is the head instructor at Long Beach Jiu Jitsu. He is a Black belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and has passionately practiced for over 10 years. During the years he has developed effective ways to compete, train safe, and stay healthy.

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Becca Pace

Fitness Instructor, bodyART Master Trainer

Becca Pace is a certified bodyART Master Trainer teaching all over NYC. She can be seen on DailyBurn, leading live at-home workouts on DB365, and also created a ballet influenced program, Barre Harmony.

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Val Cirksts

Martial Arts

My name is Val. I have been intrigued with what is commonly referred as martial arts for over 20 years. It has been really long road of discovery, frustration, misinformation and everything in between.

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Melody Domfort

Fitness Instructor, Professional Dancer and Teacher

Melody Domfort is a NYC and Long Island based fitness instructor, professional dancer and teacher. She graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Dance.

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Tony Hernandez

MSTANY Boot Camp

Tony Hernandez enlisted into The United States Marine Corps in 1996 and recently retired with 20 years of honorable service. He has multiple training certifications.

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Kaley Young

lululemon Ambassador

Kaley Young, age 24, is the owner and instructor at Hot Pilates Secret, creator of She Taught and People Help the People, and a lululemon ambassador.

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Frank Hopkins

Founder and Head Instructor of LAWMAN JIU-JITSU

I am a retired New York City Police Detective with over 20 years of service. I have been training in the art of Stand-up Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu for over 12 years and currently hold the rank of 3rd degree black belt. (Sandan).

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Jennifer Wilkinson

Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified BodyArt Instructor

I have experienced profound healing and joy through my own conscious connection with Source Energy and others, by dedicating myself to various healing practices and trainings over the past two decades.

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Master Edward Park

Head Master Instructor in TaeKwonDo

Head Master Instructor Edward Park began his training in TaeKwonDo at the age of 4. He is the eldest son of 1988 U.S. Olympic Coach, Y.H. Park, and a 5th degree Black Belt. His Taekwondo Academy is based out in Levittown, New York.

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William Miller

Certified Personal Trainer

Will is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, and owner of ‘Willingness Fitness’, a PT and Wellness Company. He also is an Assistant Behavior Specialist for autistic teens and adults.

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Elizabeth Dunne

Co-Founder of Love Integration Yoga

Liz is a E-RYT 500 Hour Yoga Acharya through the International
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, and has been teaching yoga full-time
for the last decade. She leads open level Hatha classes, Kids classes,
Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, the Art of Positive Thinking Courses,
200 hour & 500 hour Teacher Training Courses,
private instruction, workshops, group meditations, and retreats.

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Colette Lee Morales

AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Colette also teaches Indoor cycle, Heavy bag training and Sculpt classes. She has developed a sharp eye for how to create classes that are innovative, entertaining and most importantly educational. With a passion for motivating others, she will keep you focused and driven.

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Elizabeth Burkhard

Program Director Parisi Speed School Wantagh

After an extremely successful collegiate athletic career Liz wanted to share her passion and knowledge of athletic training with young athletes so that they could reach their fullest potential. Speed and agility is an integral part of any athlete’s preparation for their season. Developing power, speed, explosiveness and quickness can benefit all athletes at any level.

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Anne Hayes

Certified BY Teacher 2006, Owner Bikram Yoga LBNY

Body and Mind in the moment: With precision and passion, I will lead you to heal, transform, balance, energize and to fulfill your highest potential. Become a part of our outstanding yoga community!