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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.