NY FIT FEST 2019 HOST
Syke is the host of “Syke & MJ in the Morning” on Long Island’s Number 1 For All The Hits, 106.1 BLI! You can listen to the show weekday mornings from 5:30A-10A.
Syke jumped at the chance to host & serve as ambassador at the New York Fit Fest! He spends a lot of his free time in the gym, enjoys going on runs with his dog, & loves to learn about new & exciting healthy recipes.
He is Long Island through & through, having grown up in Baldwin & graduated from Hofstra University. Having spent many summers in Long Beach, he’s no stranger to the boardwalk or the many incredible restaurants & shop the beautiful community has to offer. Syke currently resides in North Babylon with his wife Kimberly & their dog, DJ!
NY FIT FEST 2019 HOST
Chuck Lott is the in arena host for Madison Square Garden Sports Properties as well as the host for The Premier Zone with the Premier Lacrosse League. He has also donated his talents to dozens of charity fundraisers over the years. As a former teacher and coach, his passion is mentoring and building the minds of tomorrow into well rounded world citizens. o ignored
Chuck currently serves as the External Program Relations Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island where his role is to increase awareness about the mentoring services his agency offers to the children of Long Island. There, his goal is to increase the number of mentors to match with the children in the program.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Alanna is a former D1 Soccer Player and D2 Track & Field Athlete. She has a Masters in Exercise Physiology and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; both of which she uses to train athletes from age 7 all the way up through professional athletes in speed specifics at Parisi Speed School.
CrossFit Coach | Co-Owner Barrier Island CrossFit
Jess is now a Level 2 Certified Coach, enabling her to lead others through their fitness journey. As the Co-Owner of Barrier Island CrossFit in Long Beach NY, you can find Jess cheering on her crew and sharing her passion for this sport.
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.
Competitive CrossFit Athlete | Co-Owner Barrier Island CrossFit
Lori is a 2x CrossFit Games masters athlete, having competed in Carson, CA in 2016 and Madison, WI 2017. She placed 9th in the world in her division in her first year at the Games. She is the co-owner of Barrier Island CrossFit in Long Beach, NY, where she enjoys coaching and inspiring others to lead a life of health and wellness.
Pasquale teaches Systema Martial Arts, Yoga, & Movement Classes for Adults and Youth in NYC and Jersey City, NJ. His methods of training are derived from a lifetime of experience in various Martial Arts, Sports, Yoga and other movement disciplines. A prolific and dedicated student, he seeks knowledge in a large variety of areas- focusing on the fact that all disciplines have the same underlying human principles driving them. This led to a philosophy of integrating and adapting different methods.
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.
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.
Colette Lee Morales
Co-Founder NY Fit Fest
Co Founder of NY Fit Fest is also an AFAA certified group fitness instructor! Indoor cycle, Heavy bag training and Sculpt classes are among the few classes Colette leads. She has developed a sharp eye for how to create classes that are innovative, entertaining and most importantly educational.
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.
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.
Toni Bergins, MEd, has been developing JourneyDance™ since 1997. She has now touched the lives of more than 75,000 people through her classes and workshops. She believes that movement has a power to transform by bringing people back in touch with their innate energy and creative wisdom.
Co-Owner BeachFIT Training , Certified TRX Black Rank Coach
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!”
Founder of Moms On Top | Certified Childbirth Educator
Gail Janicola is the founder of Moms On Top, a resource of education and “Mommy Mentoring” for moms-to-be, moms, and their partners, from pre-conception to empty nest. She has been a sought-after Certified Childbirth Educator for over two decades, as well as a Certified Health Coach, Doula, and Pre/Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Allen Rosenbluth is the owner of Club Pilates Oceanside. His passion for fitness extends over 30 years. He has an innate ability to motivate his students to realize their potential. Allen brings his powerful upbeat personality and excitement to every class. With his love of music and a great sense of humor, he creates an entertaining but always challenging workout. His passion for Pilates coupled with the winning Club Pilates formula is changing the face of fitness.
Allen is a certified Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor, 200 hr. Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Personal Trainer and Star 3 spinning instructor.
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.