The Crew

Meet The Ambassadors

Talk and train with world renowned athletes, celebrity trainers and influencers
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The Crew

Syke

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!

Chuck Lott

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.

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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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Christina LaGrega

Master Trainer / National Presenter

Christina LaGrega has been a staple in the industry for 8 years. She has traveled the country as a Master Trainer and National presenter, and has used her platform to create positive impact and influence in the community and across the country.

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Alanna Locast

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.

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Jessica Thurman

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.

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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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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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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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DJ Skylar

DJ

During the festival you will be treated to DJ Skylar!

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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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Lori McMahon

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.

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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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Lee Williams

Owner Cyclebar Garden City

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Gabrielle Bolin

CycleStar, Owner of Fit By Gab, Author of The Nutrition Transition

Gabrielle’s background in music, dance & performance, coupled with her love of sweat & adrenaline, brought her to the world of indoor cycling and has made her a force on the bike.

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Jamaal Sanderson

Cyclestar

Jamaal taps into his experience as a football player & life coach to deliver a completely immersive in-studio experience. Even before the class begins, you’ll know you’re in “Jamaal’s House”.

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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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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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Pasquale Antonio

Jiyu Movement

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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kristen Petliski

Certified Yoga Instructor

Kristen has been practicing yoga for nearly fifteen years and has fallen deeply and madly in love with this practice. She is certified through Laughing Lotus College of Yoga in NYC and has also taken intensives in Ayurveda, Bhakti, and the Art of Flight.

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Toni Bergins

Journey Dance

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.

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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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Christina Boccio

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!”

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Michael Boccio

Co-Owner BeachFIT Training , Certified TRX Coach Black & Yellow Rank

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.

Gail Janicola

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.

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Lisa Stella

AMP Training

Lisa’s journey started exactly where you are, as a client of AMP. She bought into making the best of her time at AMP and transformed into the coach she is today. Her experience as a client and a mother of three brings a unique and helpful perspective to the team.

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Melissa and Chrissy

Soul Sisters Club

Melissa and Chrissy of Soul Sisters Club as they teach you how to live a balanced life, eat healthy, and find real connections to nurture your mind, body & soul.

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Karina Melo, NASM CPT

Founder Studio K-Fit

Karina believes in using fitness as a catalyst to improve every aspect of your life. Conference speaker and leading member of the Latinas en New York (LENY) movement, Karina who specialized in women’s fitness is the founder of Studio K-Fit.

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Andrew McCreary

CPT Master & Founder of Dimensional Training Technique

Touted as a celebrity trainer with over 17years 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.

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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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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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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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Erin Oberlander

Doctor of Musical Arts, a Certified Holistic Therapist, Herbalist

Erin Oberlander is a Doctor of Musical Arts, a Certified Holistic Therapist, Herbalist, and a farmer’s daughter who has returned home to the North Dakota prairie as a modern homesteader…

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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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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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Allen Rosenbluth

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.

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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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