The Crew

Meet The Ambassadors

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The Crew

Kai Greene

Over the course of the last decade, Kai Greene has been more than just an icon in the professional sport of bodybuilding worldwide. He’s more than the people’s champ. He’s an artist with a very human story. One that bleeds through his athletic career, through the muscle, and permeates the air around him. Kai’s essence extends in all directions and truly comes to life in every flexing muscle, every glance, and every personal story told.

Deep inside of his soul, Kai has had a burning desire to be a visual artist. His passion and success within bodybuilding continues to spread out to other forms of artistic expression, specifically through film and the arts. Using the various experiences of his past and his willpower earned through over a decade of pro bodybuilding-Kai Greene has become a raw, emotional, powerhouse of a personality.

Elizabeth Hashagen

Emmy Award Winner, Elizabeth Hashagen co-anchors News 12 Long Island’s Morning Show which airs weekday mornings from 5-8 a.m.

Hashagen is a certified fitness instructor and enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves fishing, scuba diving and kayaking. Hashagen and her husband Randy are the proud parents of a daughter, Allison Rae, and a son Timothy Paul.

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Jenn Fasano

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As a Lifestyle and Networking Expert, Jenn Fasano is master connector. Admitted serial shopper, born and raised Long Island Girl, and authentic entrepreneur, Jenn is addicted to helping others find their purpose in life and business…

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David Freeman

National Digital Performer Brand Manager with Life Time the Healthy Way of Life Company

David Freeman is a health and fitness professional with 15+ years in the fitness industry. He is the National Digital Performer Brand Manager with Life Time the Healthy Way of Life Company and has been featured on the cover of Experience Life Magazine, and in Men’s Health and Men’s Journal Magazine. David and Mechelle are parents to Bayne (8) and Harley (5), and live in Frisco, TX.

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Mechelle Freeman

Head Relay Coach for USA Track and Field National Teams and is the Founder of TrackGirlz

Mechelle Freeman is a 2008 Olympic Sprinter and is a speed and mindset coach helping to optimize mind and body performance. She is the Head Relay Coach for USA Track and Field National Teams and is the Founder of TrackGirlz, a nonprofit organization empowering girls though track and field. David and Mechelle are parents to Bayne (8) and Harley (5), and live in Frisco, TX.

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Christina LaGrega

Master Trainer / National Presenter

Christina LaGrega has been a staple in the industry for over a decade. She is a global master trainer and presenter, has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, and has used her platform to create positive impact and influence…

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Stanislav Kravchenko

Celebrity Trainer, Former Mr America of the Ukraine, Men’s Fitness Model, Owner of ONE FIT and NeoU Fitness Intructor, leading virtual classed worldwide.

Stanislav Kravchenko was raised in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. At just 5 years old, Stanislav started his career in gymnastics, marking the beginning of his lifelong interest in sports and health.

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Nicole Zenobia Graham

IFBB Figure Pro 2x Olympian, Personal Trainer, Contest Prep, and Posing Coach

Nicole Zenobia Graham, better known as Zenobia is an IFBB Figure Pro 2x Olympian, Personal Trainer, Contest Prep, and Posing Coach. Zenobia began Competing in 2016 in the figure division…

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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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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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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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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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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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Dana Krystopher

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

Dana comes from a gymnastics and sports agility background and has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She studied physiology and anatomy classes at Farmingdale State College and has apprenticed in different physical therapy centers for over 5 years. Dana has participated in natural body figure competitions for the INBF and was featured in Muscle Mag 2006. Dana and her husband Todd founded Power Core Strength supplements which has gained attention of CrossFit athletes at the competitive level as well as many local athletes and businesses in a short time.

Dana is a proud fit mother of two with her husband and business partner Todd

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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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Chanel DeLisser

Founder CocoFitCamp | Licensed Occupational Therapist

Her journey into fitness began while she was studying for her Master’s degree. At the hospital where she completed her rounds, she saw patients suffering from diabetes and other illnesses that could be prevented with diet and exercise. This put her on the path to transform her body and help others lead a healthy lifestyle.

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Coco Xie

CycleStar, Zumba Educational Specialist (ZES)

From an ex-CPA to a full time fitness professional, Coco’s goal was to make a difference and change lives. Her energy is infectious, her class is like a party but you’re sweating your behind off.

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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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Krystle Montalvo

Owner of The Fit Factory

Teacher, student and Owner of the Fit Factory Krystle has pulled all of her tools and experience to create a welcoming environment that encourages physical strength, spiritual growth and an encouraging community that embraces anyone that walks through those doors.

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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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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.

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Dr. Hardik Doshi

Board Certified Facial & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hardik Doshi is a board certified, dual ivy-league, and fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in all aspects of surgical and non-surgical face and neck rejuvenation.

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Sonia Satra

Certified life coach | Fitness instructor | Award-winning motivational speaker

Sonia Satra is a mindset and fitness thought leader who specializes in personal transformation by integrating the mind, body, and emotion to create lasting change. She is the founder and CEO of Moticise, an award-winning wellness company that combines movement with mindset to help people reach their goals.

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Jonathan Borrajo

Professional Soccer Player on the NY Cosmos | Co-Founder of SoccerShape

Jonathan is a Spanish-American professional soccer player who currently plays for NY Cosmos.

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Colette Lee Morales

Co-Founder NY Fit Fest | Director of Programming

Colette Lee Morales, Co-Founder of NY Fit Fest, Celebrity Stylist and AFAA certified group fitness instructor. Indoor cycling, heavy bag training and soul sculpt classes are among her specialties. Colette has over 10 years experience in large scale event production, and has produced events for NYFW, LGBT, HRC and The Women’s Sports Foundation to name a few.

Colette developed a sharp eye for creating classes that are innovative, entertaining and most importantly educational and full of soul and intention. With a passion for motivating others, she keeps crowds engaged, and coming back for more.

Colette has also earned an alluring reputation amongst her peers throughout New York City and Long Island. Her relentless efforts to give back to her community have catapulted her into becoming one of New York’s finest event producers and philanthropists.

Along with event production and fitness, Colette is also a hairstylist with over a decade of experience and has traveled the world with the industries finest brands and styling teams. She has also been the lead – gathering hair and makeup teams of over 20 artists for large scale events, for celebrities, Olympic athletes and corporate events. Her team of professionals is always on point and stand out amongst the industry professionals.

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Michael Boccio

Co-Owner BeachFIT Training , Certified TRX Master Instructor

Mike has 15 years’ experience as a Personal trainer, Boot Camp Coach and has certifications in many modalities. He has coached thousands of High Intensity TRX group classes.

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Elizabeth Dunne

Co-Founder of Love Integration Yoga

Liz is an E-RYT 500 Hour Yoga Acharya through the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, and has been teaching yoga full-time for the last decade.

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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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Jennifer Wilkinson

RYT, JourneyDance Facilitator, Creator of Yoga Infusion™

Jennifer is the founder of Conscious Contact Healing Arts™ and creator of Yoga Infusion™ Jennifer is a RYT, Certified JourneyDance Facilitator and Reiki Master, with additional certifications in Partner Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Many of Jennifer’s classes are taught in ASL to make the healing arts accessible to the Deaf community.

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Anthony Badalamenti

Weight loss coach and trainer

Weight loss coach and trainer, Anthony Badalamenti, has helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. His passion for fitness started when he was young, hearing his dad talk about his former work out partner and best friend Lou Ferrigno…

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Karina Melo, NASM CPT

Owner and founder of K-Fit Gym. Specialized in Womens Fitness. NEOU Fitness Instructor, Speaker & Life Coach.

Karina Melo left her 14 yr career in the Veterinary field, to build a women exclusive gym and impact the lives of others through fitness. Known for her drive, passion and community advocacy through her gym, Karina has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, news 12 and other media outlets for her empowering story and her impact during the pandemic.

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Andrew McCreary

CPT Master & Founder of Dimensional Training Technique / NYFF Board of Directors

Touted as a celebrity trainer with over 17 years in the wellness community, health lifestyles and nutritional disciplines. Andrew has trained mostly A-list celebrities and people from all walks of life. He is known for his unparalleled ability to perfectly assess clients, find their mechanical weaknesses and imbalances and rebuild them from the inside out by conditioning their weakest movement.
Andrew and his team at DTS will be programming the competitive aspect of NYFF 2020.

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Christina Boccio

Co-Owner BeachFIT Training , Certified TRX Master Instructor

Christina has specialized in TRX group training for over 5 years. She is a Black Rank TRX Coach, a Master Instructor for BOSU and SURGE at Hedstrom Fitness, and a Certified Precision Nutrition Coach. She is a true motivator and through patience and understanding she guides her clients to find their optimal balance in life through fitness and nutrition. “Believe that you can, and you will!”

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Kristi Data

Kristi was born and raised in Middletown, NY and started her love for sports and fitness at the young age of 10. Playing multiple sports in school, she fell in love with volleyball and earned a full athletic scholarship to play for Clemson University. After graduating, she entered corporate America in the restaurant industry, which lead her to a successful medical sales career that she is currently working in today.

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Brooke Ashley Mullen

Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Influencer

Brooke is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and group fitness instructor in NYC. She is a former competitive gymnast with a background in Dance, music, and theatre. She is co-founder and owner of FLIPSIDE New York…

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Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson
Retired Pro American Gold Medal Boxer - Motivational Speaker - Humanitarian

Boyd Melson, Retired Pro American Gold Medal Boxer, United States Army, philanthropist, humanitarian, is an incredible motivational speaker, who will move you to the core.

Boyd Melson has always been a fighter. Both figuratively and literally, whether proudly serving in the United States Military, boxing professionally to a 15-2-1 record over his career, or his mission to cure for chronic spinal cord injuries so that paralyzed human beings can walk again.

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Val Stoyanov

UDAR KICKBOXING

For over 22 years in the industry, Owner of UDAR Kickboxing of Long Beach has been
helping those who want to build confidence and lose weight by burning fat and toning
lean muscles in difficult areas like the arms, legs, and abs. His entire experience is
completely beginner-friendly. His friendly, yet hard care attitude of excellence has let many people on a journey to fitness that has changed their lives.
So much fun you’ll forget you’re actually working out!

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Dr. Beth Westie

Dr. Beth is the founder and creator of the 12 Week Female Fat Solution Challenge and the author of the Best Selling book, The Female Fat Solution. She has made it her mission to change the way women view their health. Traveling the country to educate and empower women to take their health into their own hands. Using nutrition to help women work with the natural cycle of their bodies to achieve lasting weight loss results.

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Kalliopi Mandile

As CycleBar’s Lead instructor Kalliopi is a force in the industry. Her positive energy & bumpin’ playlists leave her riders feeling great and wanting more!

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Kylie Springs

When not studying law at St. John’s, you’ll find Kylie rocking her riders to the best Hip-Hop, Dance & EDM remixes at CycleBar Garden City. Her happy place is the beach & traveling is her passion – Oh, and her Chic-Fil-A addiction is real! Don’t wait, no-one wants miss the Kylie-Party

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Katie Zimmerman

Dance is her foundation & music is her soul – Katie is simply infectious. Spend a minute with her and you’ll want to be the best version of you – spend a whole class with her & you will be! Katie’s passion to motivate & rhythmic resolve leaves her riders wanting more every time. Come ready to ride, to dance & to sweat – its party time!

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Stephanie Lee Franzese

Yoga and Mindfulness Educator

Stephanie is a practicing Yogi for 19 years. Certified by the NYC Department of Education she teaches Yoga and Mindfulness to the staff and students of NYC public schools. Stephanie also teaches Hatha Yoga under her 200 HR RYT certification. Her vision includes accessibility for all in Yoga.

Stephanie’s passion is bringing skillful awareness to the importance of purposeful positive action through movement and mindful practice. “A Misty Morning doesn’t Signify a Cloudy Day.”

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Brian Thompson

Born and raised on Long Island, Brian has been shaking up the Zumba® Fitness community since 2012. His goal is to create a judgement free zone where anyone and everyone can come, be themselves, get a great workout, and have an amazing time. He currently has licenses & certifications in multiple Zumba Fitness formats as well as cycling, meditation, and POUND®.

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Maria Costello

Fitness Professional

Maria discovered her passion for CITYROW in 2015 after taking a class that provided high-intensity sweat, low-impact burn & total body results that left her hooked!

At CITYROW Plainview, when you HIIT the rower with Maria you can expect a class full of fun sweaty intervals that will leave you feeling energized, confident and strong! Maria can also be found at Revolve Indoor Cycling & F45 in Hauppauge & Huntington, Lifetime Athletic in Syosset & Garden City & Hofstra University.

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MaryKate Breidenbach

Pilates and Barre Teacher/Dance Instructor/Nutritional Coach

MaryKate is a goal crusher who inspires others to reach their personal best! MaryKate’s dedicated participation in competitive dance and dance/theatre arts degree led to her committed career in group fitness. Her strong knowledge of the body’s anatomy and respectful coaching style provide specific technical instruction for transformative results. With high energy, fun personality and sharp musicality you’ll find every class an empowering experience.

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April Anthony

Meet April. A woman from Long Island who has a story of a life time. As someone who has always been into fitness but has struggled with her weight her whole life. Struggled with major injuries and health complications with a the mindset of “I can’t. By living a healthier life style…Mind and body the tables have turned and the journey of losing 180lbs has inspired her in helping others achieve happiness. It’s not a matter of being skinny. It’s a matter of being happy and healthy.

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Laura Shockely

Laura Shockley is the founder of Point Lookout Yoga & Wellness, where she leads Yoga and meditation classes in the seaside community of Point Lookout, NY. She is also the owner of Joyful Treasures, an adjoining boutique and spa which expands upon the holistic offerings of PLYW, providing curated inspired gifts and a space for sacred healing.

Laura has been practicing and studying Yoga and meditation for over 20 years. Her passion for Yoga has evolved into a mission to positively effect change in people’s lives through Practice both on and off the Mat. Laura recently founded Joyful Community, a non-profit organization (tax exempt status pending) rooted in the Yogic belief of selfless service that is based on the idea that change is best affected when community members can be directly involved in local outreach efforts.

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Shannon Horgan

Getting in shape is not meant to be a torturous endeavor. There may be a sore muscle or two along the way, but I believe getting fit should be enjoyed, not dreaded. As an elite & professional athlete, I have been pushed past my limits, overcome mental & physical adversity, I’ve failed more times than I’ve succeeded and I’ve learned how to enjoy the process. I was an ACC Champion at Clemson University, a U-20 World Cup Champion for Team USA, an NWSL Champion for North Carolina Courage and I won the Svenska Cup in the Swedish First Division for Lidkopings FK. I have taken everything I have learned throughout my journey and I’ve created a program, culture & mantra that I deem UNSTOPPABLE. With the combination of my athletic background and certifications in personal training, nutrition, youth coaching & sports exercise recovery; I believe I can help anyone that wants to get better. To be able to say that I change lives for a living is not only a privilege but incredibly fulfilling and rewarding.

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April Rosenberg

Professional Dancer/Choreographer and Fitness Professional

April has been a professional dancer/choreographer and fitness professional for the past 15 years. She has made multiple tv appearances as well as danced for several dance companies based in NYC. She has appeared on virtual fitness platforms such as Beachbody on demand with Shaun T, and Class pass live. She is currently still teaching choreographing dance around Long Island, and is a Pilates coach at [Solidcore]. April graduated Montclair State University with her BFA in Dance, and recently became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. April loves to inspire and educate others with her knowledge and background in health and fitness.

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Dianna Falzarano

Owner of Dynamic Fitness , Personal Trainer & Pilates Instructor

In what she considers her past life, Dianna worked in corporate America as a social media manager. Growing up as an athlete, she soon realized that sitting at a desk could no longer suit her energy and the constant movement that she craved day after day. She knew right away things had to change and that’s when she hit the ground running.

Dianna has been in the fitness industry for 7 years and has taught barre, pilates, bootcamp, HIIT, TRX, and row. She is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF), a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), a Pre and Postnatal Performance Training Specialist, and TRX, Pilates, and Lagree Certified.

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Katie Christian

Katie was a Division 1A collegiate competitive cheerleader at the University of Louisville before she transitioned into a CrossFit athlete in 2016. Katie states that her training is her medicine and that CrossFit pushes her limits, giving her confidence in all avenues of life. Katie is a 2021 CrossFit Games team athlete, as well as a Power Core Strength sponsored athlete.

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Brittany Schneller

Co-Owner/Trainer

Brittany started her career as a singer at the age of 13 in New Orleans, Louisiana performing at venues all over the southern states. At the ripe age of 19 Brittany packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles to purse her dreams of becoming a professional recording artist, before coming to New York, where her passion for nutrition and fitness (not to mention music and dance) ultimately led her to joining the Xponential family and establishing the first AKT franchise studios on Long Island. Brittany is a certified AKT trainer with incredible energy who wants to bring her excitement for the AKT workout and its amazing results to everyone. Brittany can be followed instagram.com/bschneller12 & instagram.com/theaktmanhasset

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DJ Joey Ello

DJ & Producer

Ello is a longtime DJ & Producer based out of Long Beach, NY. He has been DJing for 25 years now and started out in the underground NYC dance music scene performing at legendary venues such as limelight, tunnel and club speed to name a few. Ello has been rocking crowds of all kinds throughout his career performing at thousands of different events including international festivals, clubs, bars, private events and more. You can find his original music on Spotify featuring some great new dance releases such as “Sweet Emotion”, “Crazy” and “reflections”. For more information about Ello visit him on the web at www.djello.comand for private events inquiries visit elloentertainment.com. Don’t miss Ello at our next NYFitFest event!

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Antonio Hunte

Owner & head trainer at HIIT House LI

Antonio Hunte is the Owner & head trainer at HIIT House LI,.” The best HIIT class on Long Island “
The HIIT house specializes in strength, conditioning and group training for over 12 years. Tony’s training style is always functional, creative and fun! Hiit House training challenges clients to be the best version of themselves, both – physically and mentally!

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Corey Berger

Founder and CEO of By Design Functional Elite Wellness

Coach Corey Berger, Founder and CEO of By Design Functional Elite Wellness, is a National Federation of Professional Trainers certified personal trainer and nutrition coach with over 12 years of coaching experience, focusing on athletic performance.

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Michelle Romano

Co-Owner/Trainer

Michelle has been involved with the fitness industry for over 10 years. She has a love for the outdoors and is passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle. She is currently an Emmy-Nominated Journalist and currently working at News 12 Long Island. Michelle launched a “Fit at Home” series during the pandemic on Instagram LIVE for News 12…

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Jen Zash

School Psychologist and Mindful Mama Parent Coach

Jen Zash, School Psychologist and Mindful Mama Parent Coach, is an Educational Reform Activist who fiercely challenges traditional models of parenting and education, and is on a lifelong mission to “let children be children”…

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