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

Alondra Ramirez

My fitness journey began during 2020. Covid really had me out of shape and that led me into working out everyday. The lack of knowledge created injuries on my knees and shoulders and this is where it all began. I searched the internet to help my injuries and this opened a new world to me, personal training. I am currently certified in mobility and endurance exercise, as well as, corrective exercise. I love helping others through fitness and even simple nutrition tips. I currently work for a cardiologist and I learn a lot about cardiovascular health and low cholesterol levels. It’s amazing being able to pair my two jobs.

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. 

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”.

Geovanni Encalada

He is a NASM certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach and specializes in calisthenics and hypertrophy training. He has been training others for the last 4 years and have worked with a wide variety of body types and conditions. His own training began at a young age as while playing sports (mainly soccer, cross country, tennis, and basketball) for the majority of his life. He has a passion for expanding his understanding of his own body, mind and soul and recognizes the interconnectivity of the three. He loves helping others do the same.

Marsha Regis

Marsha has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She started as a group fitness instructor teaching classes such as step aerobics,healthy heart, spinning, yoga and strength training. Eventually, she decided to switch her focus to working with clients one-on-one.

As a coach, she particularly enjoys coaching those who have little to no training experience, helping them to set a good and solid foundation.

As a certified nutrition coach, Marsha can help you devise a sensible eating plan that will support your training and help you reach your goals.Instead of drastic, restrictive and short-term changes, Marsha’s coaching style will help you make small gradual lifestyle changes that will last.

Before the start of your program, Marsha will put you through a thorough assessment which includes a Functional Movement Screen (FMS). The FMS will reveal your strengths and weaknesses in terms of mobility, stability and functional patterns. Marsha’s approach encompasses the three major pillars of wellness: movement, nutrition and recovery.

John Michael Mukai

Hailing from Massachusetts, John-Michael was the last person you’d ever think would become a personal trainer, but ever since starting his fitness journey in 2021 he has quickly become an effective and adept coach. His goal is to help clients transform their bodies and kickstart their fitness journey. JM specializes in weightlifting, bodybuilding, calisthenics, and weight-loss. He just moved to the East Village from Los Angeles and enjoys collecting vintage clothing, playing in bands, and finding new ways to make ice cream healthy!

Jeff Robinson

National Academy Of Sports Medicine Certified
University of Minnesota BFA Dance
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

His specialties are Stretch, Strength, Body Sculpting, and Reaching goals!

While dancing with Ailey Jeff obtained a hip injury that took him out for about 6 weeks. This happened while he was on tour and it left him feeling defeated. During this time he found his passion for functional movement and exercise, so here at TotalBodyFit I feel he can help others reach their goals and understand their bodies and functions through movement, stability, and strength!

Toni Vitale

Toni Vitale, Trainer/Instructor in the fitness Industry for 20+ years. Her passion for health and exercise prompted her to add it to lifestyle as a professional. Working with all ages and levels, helping those to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Using a variety of effective strength/cardio exercises, various equipment and challenging formats, she is dedicated to delivering intense workouts with results. Motivation gets you there, discipline and commitment keep you there.

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

Shanice Reyes

Shanice is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Speed & Strength Coach, and currently a professional dancer and performer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s second dance company Ailey 2. She has several years of experience teaching dance and fitness coaching to ages 6 & up.

As a performer, Shanice knows how important it is to keep the body functional and conditioned. She has a lot of knowledge in injury prevention, corrective exercise, and works well with any client dealing with certain pain or injuries.

Ms. Reyes specializes in strength conditioning with sessions focused on either upper body, lower body, full body cardio, or speed coaching for sport athletes and knows exactly how to create safe and effective programs for beginner to advance clients, to help anyone reach their goals.

Shanice is very passionate about motivating her clients to push themselves to always do their best and believes movement is medicine!

Amir Latef

ACSM, NSCA, NASM, TRX, Kettlejitsu, Gratson technique, Calisthenic, Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Assisted stretching.

Certified Personal Trainer with multiple certificates and over 18 years of experience coaching teens, special populations, special needs, athletes, and sedentary individuals. I offer you the chance to feel as fit and healthy in your body as you ever have before. If you work in manual labor, photography or at a desk, stiffness, tightness, and tension can dominate your lower back, hips, shoulders, and general muscles. Using experience and applied knowledge of strength & conditioning movements, I will help you feel your best again.

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.