Our Personal Trainers

Abigail-Borod5-150x150Abigail Borod, Fitness Coach

Abigail Borod is a back-to-basics certified personal trainer, who demonstrates that all you need is the right attitude to succeed in your fitness goals, yielding contemporary equipment almost unnecessary. She brings the boot-camp style to the forefront of your workout, and guarantees that if you commit to the program you will see and feel the results. Spend your exercise hour with her and discover a world of difference!

 

“My trainer Abigail who tailored an intense boot-camp style workout routine specially for me was able to really motivate me to try very hard. She knew I’d try to negotiate and whine. But Abbie is a professional and knew what kind of exercise won’t hurt me and make me even stronger instead. I’m really happy to have met Abbie and I’m looking forward to work with her in the future.” -Petra Kas, Personal Training Client

“My sessions with Abbie were fantastic. She is a really great trainer and I learned a ton from her.” Ariel Astrachan, Personal Training Client

Anthony-Bagnetto-150x150Anthony Bagnetto, Fitness Coach

Anthony Bagnetto graduated from the University of Rochester with a double BA in Psychology and English, has been an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer since 2001 and training clients of all ages and abilities in and around NYC since then, but his fitness lifestyle began at the much younger age of 7 with swim lessons and continued further when he began familiarizing himself with the gym and strength training at age 14. Since then he was a competitive swimmer and diver throughout college and now} is a dedicated runner and triathlete. Participating in 8-12 races during the season, he is competing in his first Ironman Triathlon in Sept ’10.

If you have access to a gym full of equipment or just a small space with some basic tools, Anthony can put together a challenging, focused workout tailored to your specific goals whether they be gaining muscle, weight loss, basic toning, or sports specific skills. Let him show you the steps towards building a stronger body and more focused mind.

“I love working with Anthony, my TBF trainer. He doesn’t just provide top-notch one-on-one training, he also understands my goals and customizes my workouts accordingly. I have lost 25 pounds already and am on a steady path to my ultimate weight loss goal. More importantly, I am training for my second marathon and am confident that my TBF training will help me surpass my time goal!” – Candace D., Personal Training Client

Anjali (Anya) Jhaveri 

Anjali (Anya) Jhaveri  ACSM (American college of sports medicine)

Certified Fitness Trainer, who specializes in creating a blend of interesting & effective Bootcamp/HIIT/Strength/Circuit / Sports specific trainings with emphasis on Core strength.

She comes from 15+years of experience in the fitness field. She is known for her innovative methods that keep her clients motivated hence resulting in a long term relationship with them.

Since the age of 12 she has been passionate about Yoga, An avid learner strongly believes in not limiting her knowledge to just one or two types of training,  Originally from The Land of Yoga India, has been fortunate to be a part of several yoga institutions.

Her passion for living a mindful, Conscious & Organic lifestyle is ever present through her expertise as a yoga teacher.

A stickler for the correct alignment followed by a unique style of instruction, and versatility have made her popular among her students.  Anya has a different take on Mat Pilates, makes it fun, interesting & challenging by using the props like The soft balls, gym balls, resistance bands, Weights etc. 

Oscar Kemjika

IMAG07753-150x150A NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Holistic Health Consultant with over four years experience. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY I have always been involved in athletics and had a passion for health and fitness.  I am a recent Lehman College Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science. I’ve been running track for over 9 year specializing in both the 400m and 800m distances. My style of training encompasses  cardiovascular and core strength and conditioning with specialties in weight loss, weight management, corrective exercise and injury prevention. I believe that the body is the best machine and my training methods/style embody that with little or no need for the use of equipment while executing various exercises to target all major and core muscle groups. My experience as an intern working alongside physical therapist has also given me the knowledge to approach clients who have functional limitations due to injury and  are under rehabilitation. My Holistic Health background ranges from knowledge on alternative/naturopathic medicine, to optimal functions of the mental, emotional and physical.

*I am currently pursuing the NASM CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist) Certification

“After a few sessions with Oscar, I am amazed as to how much doing specific exercise techniques can target variety of muscles in my body. Oscar has taught me with using my body weight. I am able to use simple but effective exercises that will burn more calories, strengthen my balance, and increase my endurance. Meeting with Oscar I was welcomed with a warm smile and generous words of wisdom. He educated me about how to improve on achieving a healthy physical and mental lifestyle. Oscar is a tough cookie though, he makes sure I complete the workout and encourages me to keep going even when I want to give up. Overall I would give oscar five stars job well done”– Lucy N., Personal Training Client

Roland Davis, Fitness Coach

Roland-Davis-150x150If experience is what you seek, then Roland Davis is the perfect match. Roland is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified fitness trainer who has been in the fitness field for over 10 years. He is versatile in his stregnths and can focus on strength training, body toning, and weight loss.

For Roland, ”Fitness is not just a job , for me it’s a lifestyle. I often tell people I am 39 going on 21. While your chronological age is a number you cannot change through exercise and a healthy lifestyle you can change your biological age. Come and join the Total Body Fit Team and let’s turn back the clock together.”

Roland’s professional approach and kind demeanor is the perfect complement to his military background offering clients tough, disciplined workouts without the intimidating drill sergeant act.

“My sessions with Roland were fantastic. He is an excellent trainer – very attentive and easy to work with.” – Jonathan S., Personal Training Client

Dawn Olsen,  Certified Therapeutic Yoga Instructor

Dawn-Olsen-Yoga1Dawn is a certified 200 hour RYT Vinyasa and Therapeutic yoga instructor.  Her professional training took place at Joschi Yoga, NYC & The Integral Yoga Institute.   Her group classes are a flowing sequence of asanas (poses) with particular attention to the integration of breath, movement and awareness.  This liberating flow of sequences aims at achieving a steady balance between flexibility and strength, by holding on and letting go.  This technique is offered in addition and/or in combination to her health counseling practice. Her full bio can also be viewed below under “Nutrition Coaches”.

Christine Jones,  W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training School) Fitness Trainer

Christine+Employee_d6c3334e-cb2f-43ad-bfb1-da0dc17093c2Christine Jones is a Certified W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training School) Fitness Trainer.   For over six years she has performed as a Personal Trainer (for individuals and groups), a Running Coach, and a Special Dietary Nutrition advisor. She brings a style to fit your own personal performance and goals through four types of exercises:  endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.  Her commitment and dedication to making sure her clients are motivated and inspired are the keys to their success.

Christine uses a safe and unique style for building her clients’ stamina, targeting muscles to be stronger, flexing joints to full range of motion, and cultivating a lifetime of balance.  She is completely equipped to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.  Christine is described by her clients as being “enthusiastic and positive in her approach,” “exceptional with working out my body,” and “very knowledgeable about exact muscles to be targeted.”

“After multiple back injuries and long PT treatments I was frustrated with my overall physical conditioning. My orthopedist gave me a 52-page trunk stabilization regimen to follow and I cowered under the weight of that demand.  I asked Christine if she would be able to read through the exercises and help me to create a regimen where I was doing the exercises correctly and preventing further injuries while strengthen core to avoid surgery.  Christine was enthusiastic and positive in her approach to my exercise and rehab.  When one or another body part failed she would easily and quickly adapt the exercises so as not to strain my injuries.  She never was discouraged and therefore neither was I.  I eventually worked my way up to playing golf again and have great outlook on exercise as a blessing and not a chore.”Laura, Personal Training Client

“Christine Jones has been my personal trainer for 3 years now.  Christine has done an exceptional job with working my body out. Her training with you rarely involves machines.  She does a lot of exercises challenging your own body weight. She has taught me so much about working out.  Balance and stretching is a very important factor for working out in her routine.   She is very knowledgeable in the body and what exact muscles need to be targeted.  I highly recommended her as a personal fitness trainer. She is always reliable, on time, and focused on maintaining a great fit body. Thank you.”Ann S., Personal Training Client.

Dale Fetterman,  National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

Born and raised in the crowded, noisy, Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan I have been able to thrive and find solace in health and fitness. Competitive sports have always played a large role in my life and are what eventually led me to pursue a career in personal training. The skills and knowledge I have acquired from playing Division 1 tennis have translated into an array of tools I utilize to optimize the body’s physical abilities. I love what I do and am thankful for the opportunity to help others along their fitness journey.

I have experience working with a wide range of clients from ages 13-75 as well as pre and post natal. I specialize in metabolic training, strength training, corrective exercise, and weight loss. If you’re willing to put in the time you will be one step closer to reaching your goals.

I look forward to helping you realize your body’s potential!

“Dale is a professional, knowledgeable and relentlessly positive trainer. He has perfected the art of pushing you to achieve your goals without being aggressive or confrontational. Working with him over the last few months, I have learnt a lot, enjoyed every session, and hit the fitness targets we set together. I would unhesitatingly recommend him.” –Nick J. Personal Training Client

“Dale is a hardworking, very approachable personal trainer who really cares about his clients. He goes specific into detail about what needs to be done, set’s obtainable goals and keeps the workouts enjoyable and different every time. When training with Dale, I feel that I am working out with one of my friends, not just a personal trainer. In just a short period of almost 2 months since working out with dale, I have seen significant results, with a body fat percentage loss of almost 4%. Dale also came up with a very detailed workout plan for the days that I am not training with him.” -Patrick W.

Denisha Hudson

I have over 20 years of exercise knowledge and 4 years professional training under my belt.  I attended NSU, a Division I school, where I given the honour of captaincy for the Women’s Track & Field and Cross country team.  I graduated with a BA in Political Science only to discover after 5 years of working in Corporate America that I really belong in the Fitness Industry.  So I decided to return to school to peruse a Personal Training Certificate from AAPT.

As a trainer,   I try to keep educated and make sure my style is always evolving.   My approach to a fitness program or training in general varies based on my clients’ goals and needs. Nothing is more fulfilling than helping others achieve their goals. I enjoy working with all fitness levels, ages and goals.

The greatest wealth is health

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How does your service stand out?

My work stands out because I get my clients the results they desire. Almost half of my clientele are referrals, so I do have happy clients who are eager to share me with their friends and family. I’m also interested in their lives, I’m not just their trainer, and they are not just my clients. We become a team. And together as that team we will meet and exceed your fitness goals!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The excitment and pride I see in my clients after doing something they thought they could never achieve. When they look at themselves in the mirror and are happy with what they see. Or when a client is no longer borderline diabetic or their cholesterol levels have dropped due to their training. I also love meeting new and very interesting people. All my clients are very special to me in their own ways.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

Make sure the trainer you hire has a certification. PT’s dont have to have a license. You should look up the certification online to check for its value. Some certs you can get in one weekend of training. You want someone who knows what they are doing and who has been given an extensive education in personal training otherwise they can hurt or injure you.

How did you get started doing this type of work?

I wanted to get people motivated about their health and fitness. Obesity is a real problem in this country. Educating people on the best way to be healthy and active and fit is a great job. So many people want to do the right thing for themselves but just don’t know how to go about doing it. I was able to lose the weight I put on after having 3 kids and I want to help others do the same.

Are You or Someone You Know Interested in Joining the TotalBodyFit Team?

Send a resume and a brief cover letter to info@totalbodyfitnyc.com. Referral fee payable.