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Personal Trainers

Kelly Chase

Fitness Director, Assistant General Manager
(607) 277-3861
kchase@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Ithaca College: MS in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology; BS in Exercise Science/Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Certifications: Personal Training Level 4 ACSM: Health Fitness Instructor; AHA: First Aid/CPR/AED; Johnny G Spinning-MADD DOGG Athletics; Trixter X-Cat

Specializations:

Weight Loss/Body Fat Reduction via circuit training
Sport Specific Testing and Training (e.g. basketball, track and field, soccer)
Job Specific Testing and Training (e.g. firefighters, salt miners, salt workers, police officers, EMS personnel)
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction (i.e. cardiac rehab)
Disease Management (Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Post Polio Syndrome)

Bio:

Former Collegiate Division III Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field athlete
Strength & Conditioning Team Program Development for Ithaca College
Teaches group exercise classes including Cycling, X-Biking and Core classes
Thesis: Oxygen Consumption of Firefighters During Occupationally Specific Tasks
Participates in running road races, including Disney Marathon, Boilermaker 15K, and other local races

Mark Alo

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
607-277-3861
malo@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: SUNY Cortland: BSEd History/Social Studies; B.S. Exercise Science

Certifications: Personal Training Level 2 ARC Instructor; Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer & Layperson Responder; NYS Firefighter – EMT

Specializations:

Weight loss / Muscular Development / Interval Training
Exercise prescription and program design
Movement Video Analysis
Sport Specific Training (e.g. Swimming, Boxing, Rowing)

Bio:

Former Exercise Physiologist Lab Assistant at SUNY Cortland
Volunteer Firefighter – EMT
Bangs Ambulance EMT
Coaching experience- High school Swimming & Diving, and Track & Field
Recreation activities: hiking, camping, fishing, shooting, swimming, cross-training, strength training, and cycling
Certified SCUBA Level 2

Nikki Bonanni

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
Nbonanni@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Ithaca College: MS in Exercise Physiology; University of Maryland: Graduate Studies in Exercise Physiology; Ithaca College: BS in Exercise Science/Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Certifications: Personal Training Level 4 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA); Certified Personal Trainer (NASM); AHA CPR/AED

Specializations:

Sport Specific Training
Strength and Cardiovascular Improvement
Program Development
Post-Physical Therapy Rehab

Bio:

Lecturer at Ithaca College
Former Collegiate Division III Field Hockey and Softball athlete
Former Owner & Exercise Physiologist Cayuga Fitness Consultants
Former Club Manager, Personal Training and Program Director
Strength and Conditioning Team Program Development Ithaca College, Wells College
Coaching Experience: High school softball, field hockey, volleyball and track

Barbara Ciaschi

Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
bciaschi@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: SUNY Plattsburgh B.S. in Pyschology - Minor Journalism

Certifications: Personal Training Exercise Trainer -American Red Cross: First Aid, CPR, AED -National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer -TRX Suspension Training Group Instructor

Specializations:

Optimum Performance Training (OPT) Specialist
Exercise Advisement on Functional Daily Living
Weight Loss/Management
Muscular Development
ACE - Fitness Nutrition

Bio:

Group Fitness Instructor at Ithaca Fitness Center for 12 years
Home and life coach for troubled teenage girls
Autism Awareness Advocate
Enjoys yoga, cardio and strength training
Contributed to the development and opening of Island Health & Fitness

Ashley Fennell

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
afennell@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Ithaca College -B.S. in Exercise Science

Certifications: ARC: CPR/First Aid/AED

Specializations:

Weight Loss / Muscular Development
Performance enhancement, Sportrelated injuries
Circuit and interval training
Especially interested in knee-related injuries
Sport specific strength and conditioning: Softball, basketball, track and field
Program design and exercise prescription
Youth exercise
Fitness nutrition

Bio:

· Former softball, basketball, and track and field athlete
· Former Level II Recreation Leader for Adult softball and youth basketball leagues
· Former basketball official for intramural college and youth sports teams
· Vegetarian for the last five years
· Personal interest in fitness/vegetarian nutrition and gait analysis
· Recreational activities include: Lifting, interval training, cycling, skateboarding, and target shooting

Julie Jarosz

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer

jjarosz@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Ithaca College -B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science: Focus Area in Disease Rehabilitation

Certifications: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist; Personal Training Level 3; ARC: First Aid/CPR/AED

Specializations:

Disease Management
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Circuit training to improve body composition and strength development
Specific strength training for injury rehabilitation and prevention (joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery, fall prevention, athletic injury prevention, bone density improvement)

Bio:

Recreational activities: Hiking in the Finger Lakes region, paddle sports, rollerblading, camping, gardening, biking, exercising with the dog
Annual volunteer for the Cayuga Lake Triathlon
Personal interest in Diabetes management, education, and support (especially for Type 1/Juvenile Diabetes
Teaches Women On Weight class, and Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation for Cayuga Medical Center

Connor Johnston

Personal Trainer
631.905.1439
cjohnston@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Exercise studies degree in progress

Certifications: First Aid/CPR/AED; Kettlebell Certified

Specializations:

- Body fat reduction/Weight management/Muscular Development - Sport Specific Training (Football, Baseball, Wrestling, etc.) - Job Specific Training (Firefighters, Police Officers, EMS, etc.) - Barbell Movements - Circuit Training

Bio:

- Former football player - Has taught group fitness classes, and small group training (semi-private) - Former assistant high school strength and conditioning coach - Hobbies: Lifting, cooking, interval training, and shooting bow and arrow

Karyn Linderberry

Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
klinderberry@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: SUNY Cortland B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation with Concentration on Special Needs populations

Certifications: Personal Training Level 1 American Red Cross: First Aid, CPR ACSM Certified Personal Trainer TRX Suspension Training Group Instructor Les Mills: BODYPUMP, SH’BAM, BODYFLOW

Specializations:

Weight Loss/Management
Flexibility Training
Balance and Core Strengthening
TRX Suspension Training
Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation
Sport Specific Training/Testing

Bio:

Teaches TRX, BODYFLOW, BODYPUMP and Core N More at Island.
Enjoys competing in triathlons, hiking, yoga, spinning, running, swimming and weight lifting.
Personal interest in nutrition and healthy living.

Jenn Lovell

Group Fitness Coordinator / Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
jlovell@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: SUNY Potsdam BA in Dance

Certifications: Personal Training Level 2 500 RYT Certified Yoga Instructor, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Children's Yoga, Powerhouse Pilates Mat Certification, New York University Personal Trainer Certification, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Specializations:

Weightloss/ Muscular Development
Program Design, Exercise Prescription
Yin Yoga for Athletes
HIIT Training for the Masters Athlete

Bio:

Retired Professional Dancer
CrossFit
GoRuck
Participates in Local Charities and Mud Runs
Enjoys hiking, camping, healthy cooking and eating

Bob Martin

Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
bmartin@islandhealthfitness.com

Certifications: Personal Training Exercise Trainer

Specializations:

One on one personal training to accomplish goals
Weight loss and weight gain goals through common sense exercise/nutritional programs
benefits of exercise on aging associated through proper maintenance

Bio:

Twenty-six years as a member of the Cornell University Physical Education and Athletic Staff
Gymnastics Coach: Cornell University
Assistant Golf Pro: Cornell University
Weight Training Instructor: Cornell University
Golf Instructor: Cornell University
Coached All-Star Teams against Russian and Romanian Teams
In “Who’s Who” of Gymnastics
Owned and managed the Ithaca Fitness Center for thirty-five years
Personal Trainer at Ithaca Fitness Center
Personal Trainer at Courtside Racquet and Fitness Center
Advised and helped implement a White House Staff Fitness Center for President Ronald Reagan

Dusty Paul

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
dpaul@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Buffalo State College: BS in Health and Wellness, Athletic Coaching; Canisius College: MS in Physical Education

Certifications: Personal Training Level 4 AFAA: Advanced Certified Personal Trainer; ARC: First Aid/AED/CPR/ Lifeguard; New York State Coaching Certification; National Safety Council: Blood Borne Pathogens Certification

Specializations:

Sports Conditioning and Injury Prevention
Youth weight loss and physical education
Sports Specific Training and Testing (e.g. Hockey, Soccer, Racquet sports, Football, Skiing, Basketball, etc.)
Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation

Bio:

2000-2001 NJCAA National Ice Hockey Champion
Collegiate Division III Ice Hockey
Nationally Sponsored E-Force Racquetball Player
Strength and Conditioning Program Development Buffalo State Men’s Soccer
Peak Performance Instructor
Coaching experience in high school hockey, soccer, and basketball

Joe Peterson

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
Jpeterson@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: SUNY Cortland: BSEd in Physical Education with Concentration in Adapted Physical Education; Florida Tech: BS in Business Administration

Certifications: Personal Training Level 3 NSCA: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F), Certified Personal Trainer; ACE: Certified Personal Trainer; SPARQ (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, Quickness) Certified Trainer; New York State Certified K-12 Physical Education Teacher; AHA: CPR/AED/First Aid; Functional Movement Screen Certified (FMSC)

Specializations:

Athletic and Tactical Performance and Conditioning
Sport Specific Testing and Training for Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, and Track and Field (SPARQ Testing)
Functional and Plyometric Training
FMS Testing
Weight reduction and muscle development through variety of training techniques
Tactical and General Fitness Testing

Bio:

Former Collegiate Division II baseball player
Former high school soccer and baseball coach
Taught boot camp classes and Core classes
Peak Performance Instructor
Greek Peak Ski Team Strength and Conditioning Coach
Participates in summer college/adult baseball league

Audra Ravo

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
aravo@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Ithaca College: MS in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology; BS in Exercise Science/Premedical Sciences

Certifications: Personal Training Level 3 ; AHA: First Aid/CPR/AED

Specializations:

Muscular development and body fat reduction/weight loss through strength training
Sports performance improvement/Injury Prevention (e.g. basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, skiing, horseback riding)
Disease Management (Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis)
Childhood and adolescent weight management

Bio:

Program coordinator and exercise physiologist for Kidfit program
Instructor for the Peak Performance Sports Training program for improved sports performance and injury prevention
Teaches group classes including boot camp and core classes
Former basketball athlete and collegiate equestrian athlete
Accomplished horseback rider, competed successfully on the hunter/jumper show circuit at the national level
Assistant coach of the Ithaca College equestrian team

Julia Roetzer

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
607-277-3861
jroetzer@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Ithaca College Exercise Science with Medical Emphasis B.S.

Certifications: ARC: First Aid/CPR/AED

Specializations:

Athletic injury prevention/rehabilitation
Behavior Change & Exercise Psychology
Weight loss and muscular development
Group Exercise Instruction
Flexibility & Balance development

Bio:

Former Cross Country & Crew athlete
Former Ithaca College Athletic Training Intern
Medical Scribe at Cayuga Medical Center Emergency Department
Recreational activities: hiking, camping, running, kayaking, swimming, yoga, cooking, and trying new craft beers
Personal Interest in food systems, nutrition, public health policy, and exercise psychology

Dillon Shaffer

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
607-277-3861
dshaffer@cayugamed.org

Education: BA Business Management- Colorado State University

Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer; CPR/AED First Aid

Specializations:

Sport specific training (cycling, triathlon and running)
Endurance Athletes
Strength training and cross training
Beginner Crossfit

Bio:

Former US Army Officer
Ironman Finisher
Boston Marathon Qualifier
Xterra Trail Run Ambassador
Former Colorado State University Triathlon Team
ITU Off-Road World Championship - Team USA (2014)

Jon Tanguay

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer

jtanguay@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: Ithaca College -B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science

Certifications: NSCA-CSCS, ARC: CPR/First Aid/AED, Lifeguarding, USA Swimming Coach, USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach

Specializations:

Weight Loss / Muscular Development
Sport Specific Training (Rugby, Track and Field, Football, Swimming, etc.)
Injury Prevention and Management
Program Design and Exercise Prescription
Post-Physical Therapy

Bio:

Former Collegiate NSCRO Rugby Athlete
Former Swimmer and Football Player
Assistant Coach for Ithaca College Men’s Rugby
Hobbies: running, lifting, cooking and binge-watching Netflix

Scott Yaple

Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer
(607) 277-3861
syaple@islandhealthfitness.com

Education: SUNY Cortland: BS in Sport Management, Minor in Athletic Training; Niagara County Community College: AS in Physical Education

Certifications: Personal Training Level 3 NASM: Certified Personal Trainer; ARC: First Aid/CPR/AED; AHA: CPR/AED

Specializations:

Body fat reduction/Weight Loss/Muscular Development
Injury prevention/Rehabilitation
Core Strength and Development
Sport Conditioning and Sport Specific Training (e.g. Wrestling, MMA, Volleyball, Football)

Bio:

Former health club manager and director of personal training
Teaches group exercise classes (e.g. Boot Camp and core classes)
Former Jr. College and Div III wrestler
Coaching experience – high school volleyball
Participates in MMA
2008 NYS grappling/submission wrestling champion

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