Trainer Bios2017-11-28T23:56:12-05:00

Trainer Bios

Julie Johnson - Personal Trainer / Group X

Certifications: NSCA

Julie attended the University of Florida and earned a master’s degree in Food and Resource Economics, but she has always had a passion for fitness. Now Julie is focusing on helping others meet their fitness goals. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Glen Smith - Personal Trainer

Born and raised here in Jupiter Glen started competing in athletics at the age of 6. He started working out when he was a freshman in high school so he could get bigger, faster and stronger to play football  and it led to him being one of the top football players in Palm Beach County his senior year and then on to play football at Livingston University in Alabama. He loves to work out and stay fit and enjoys teaching others what he has learned over the last 28 years.

Michael Joseph - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM

Mike is new to Florida by way of New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Originally from Boston, Mike is certified through The National Academy of Sports Medicine and grew up playing both football and lacrosse in high school. After college, he moved to New York City to pursue his love of fitness and worked at a gym in TriBeCa while attending The New York Academy of Personal Training. He then moved back to Massachusetts where he was a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at a The New Seabury Country Club in Cape Cod. He is excited to share his passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle with others and (hopefully) never see snow again.

Michael Dukes - Personal Trainer / Group X

Certifications: NASM, Madd Dog (Spin), GSM

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

Michael is a personal chef, fitness enthusiast, music aficionado, professional deejay, sales professional, and certified indoor cycling instructor. Certified thru Madd Dogg Athletics, Michael brings over 20 years of music programming experience from the dancefloor into the spin cycle class to elevate your workouts to the next level. He also has over 16 collective years in the fitness industry, and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Corrective Exercise and Golf Fitness training.

Fran Indellicati - Personal Trainer / Group X

Certifications: NASM-CPT

Fran is certified thru NASM (National Academy of Science Medicine) in wellness & fitness training, group exercise instruction, core & functional fitness, water aerobics as well as being trained in the Tivity Silver Sneakers program.  She also studies the ancient practice of Qigong/Tai-chi and became certified thru the Supreme Science Foundation in Orlando, FL in 2012; she even has certification in Food-based Healing thru that organization. After working in the healthcare industry as a medical assistant in orthopedics for several years, she transitioned to the fitness industry back in 2013 because of a strong desire to help individuals, at whatever stage in their life, follow a more wholesome and sustainable lifestyle.

Marie-Elena Aruta - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM, Certified Personal Trainer, Group X, Barre, Pound, P90X, Insanity, Turbo Kick

Marie-Elena is passionate about leading a fit and healthy lifestyle, inspiring others and she is passionate about enhancing the quality of lives of the people she encounters.  She is known for helping people stay motivated throughout their fitness journey and specializes in transforming their health and body through fitness and proper nutrition. Marie-Elena’s Fitness Philosophy: “Daily exercise is imperative for your health and wellness.  If you do not find the time for daily exercise, you’ll have to find the time for illness” You are in the hands of a trainer and Group Fitness Instructor that is going to help you get the most out of every single session and class and who will give you the accountability and support you need not only in the gym but outside of the sessions and classes as well.

Dana Vario - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM-CPT |GROUP FITNESS | BLS

Dana became a Florida resident in 2014 to pursue her dream in the Health and Wellness field. Upon moving to Florida, she has been given the opportunity to manage a variety of fitness facilities of residential Country Clubs throughout Martin County. She has established her career in the fitness industry for over 18 years while studying Business Management at Berkeley College in New York. Dana is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT) and holds certifications in group fitness and Drums Alive. Being as passionate as she is towards others, Dana is currently studying at Palm Beach State College to become an Emergency Medical Service Technician, receiving a degree in Fire Science. She is excited and looking forward to being able to continue providing her services in more ways to help those in her community.

Dori Lavina - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM-PT, PN1, CTCN

After being a long-time member at Loggerhead Fitness, Dori finally decided to leave her job as a Paralegal to follow her passion and pursue a career in fitness & nutrition. Dori is now a certified NASM-PT, Precision Nutrition Coach (PN1), and Transformational Nutrition Coach (CTCN). With this knowledge she is dedicated to teaching clients what she has learned, and applies in her own life, to reach their health and fitness goals. She believes that by incorporating consistent physical fitness with applying mindset and nutrition fundamentals, she can motivate clients to achieve their ultimate success.

Joseph Ciciless - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM

Joe specializes in general conditioning, weight loss, nutrition and lifestyle modifications. He has personally lost 100 pounds and brings this experience to his clients. He has a background in behavioral psychology and has a unique perspective to the seemingly monumental task of weight loss. He is an avid triathlete and mountain biker.

Joey Westfall - Personal Trainer

Certifications: ISSA, CPT

Joey is a former Paratrooper in the US Army who has a passion for fitness and is a competitive bodybuilder in the men’s physique category. His goal is to positively change the lives of his clients through fitness and nutrition, improving their confidence and overall quality of life.

Cliff Schwanke - Personal Trainer

Certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine – CPT Corrective Exercise Science 

Cliff began his fitness journey 20 years ago in New England, where his passion for weightlifting and calisthenics developed into a desire to pursue his career in Personal Training. Cliff has lived in Florida for since 2013, where his fitness journey strongly developed.

After core studies through The National Academy of Sports Medicine and success in transformation through small group and personal training, Cliff obtained his certification in Corrective Exercise Science where he rehabilitated post injury and those with postural dysfunctions.

Cliff always says… “one day, or day one”, his motivational personality will hold you accountable every step of the way!

Paul D’Ambrosio - Personal Trainer

Certification: NASM – Paul is from Connecticut but moved to Tequesta, FL when he was in middle school. He graduated from Florida Culinary Institute and worked in multiple restaurants/hotels in the area. Paul eventually moved and spent the past 18 years in Boone, NC as a chef/ restaurant proprietor. He has now moved back to pursue his passion for teaching fitness as a personal trainer. Certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Paul wants to take his 20+ years of weight training/ culinary knowledge to help people change their lives through fitness. He believes we’re all at different fitness levels, and regardless of age, we can all benefit from daily exercise and healthier eating.

Tom Fallone - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NPTI.

Tom has a BBA in Marketing, Advertising and Management. In 2004 he attended NPTI, a 500 hour program that focuses on nutrition, physiology and anatomy. He is responsible for helping countless clients achieve their goals. He has been a teaching boot camp since 2008. Tom’s passion is helping the visually impaired improve their health through a personalized fitness program he designed and implemented.

Tips Walker - Personal Trainer

Certifications: IFPA, NCSF, Reebok Cycle

Tips is entering his 20th year in the fitness and wellness industry. Specializing in Bio-Mechanics of human performance, Sports specific fitness, injury or post operative rehab. His approach is with a positive insight on overall health awareness.

Gary Colton - Personal Trainer

Certifications: WIT

Gary received his personal training certification from World Instructor Training Schools in 2008 & is also a nationally certified high school coach. Gary is an assistant wrestling coach at Jupiter HS. He has been a fitness enthusiast his entire life and wrestled at the Division 1 college level.

Jill Dearmin - Personal Trainer

Jill has been a personal trainer since 1996. She is also a registered nurse. Specializing in all aspects of fitness strength training and guidance in nutrition. Jill holds a professional IFBB Body Building status.
Certification: IFA

Bob Gentile - Personal Trainer

Certifications: ASCM, NASM.

Bob is a post-rehab conditioning specialist. He has over 35 years experience in the health & fitness industry. He and his wife Nancy are owners of Priority Fitness and Rehab.

Nance Gentile - Personal Trainer

Certifications: ACSM, NASM.

Nance began her fitness career 25 years ago in cardiac rehab and continued into prevention and wellness. She is a post rehabilitation conditioning specialist certified with the American Academyof Health and Fitness Professionals.

Tarel Moreland - Personal Trainer

Certification: NCAA, NESTA

Tarel has over ten years of experience as a fitness professional. His passion is to educate and motivate people to be healthy and fit. He has helped many individuals with life changing results with the perfect mix of encouragement, humor, discipline and fun.

Kent LaFleur - Personal Trainer

Certifications: BS in Phys Ed, minor in Kinesiolgy & Physiology

Kent Lafleur holds over 35 years of experience in personal training, nutrition and health and fitness. Kent holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston State College in Physical Education with a focus on Kinesiology, Physiology of Exercise and Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries.

Kent worked as a physical education teacher and gymnastic coach for the Quincy School Department and gymnastic coach for Boston State College.

Kent worked as a personal trainer for European Heath Spas, United Health Clubs, Park Avenue Squash & Fitness Club, Newport Athletic Club, World Gym and Golds Gym. A few of the celebrities Kent has trained include Jennifer Gray and Molly Shannon and he has had the pleasure to workout with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tia Carrere.

Kent has the expertise to design and direct you through effective workouts for your individual needs and goals, addressing any medical condition you may have.

Anthony Taverna - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM & USPTA

Anthony was raised in Newington CT, where he excelled in three sports throughout high school. Tennis became his passion and he has been teaching and competing for over 25 years. Because fitness is so critical to competing successfully in South FL conditions, Anthony has made fitness training a central facet of his overall curriculum – for himself and his clients. Anthony is currently ranked in the top 5 of his division of Florida Men’s Singles. He is available for private and semi-private personal training classes and tennis instruction.

Nasser Musallet - Personal Trainer

Nasser is certified with 30 years of experience. Certified from the Fitness Institute in Personal Training, strength conditioning and nutrition. While in college, he majored in Pre- Med. Prior to Loggerhead Fitness Nasser was the Head of Personal Training at Admirals Cove and part of the alumni from Waterfront Fitness.
Certification: ACSM

Ted Kalaidi - Personal Trainer

Ted has found his Love for Personal Training over the past 4 years. Certified in American Counsel Education, he continues to excel in Functional Training. He has been involved in Masters Track and Field and Law enforcement for over 30 years.

Christine Lange - Group X / Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM, AFAA, SPIN, Strong by Zumba, POUND®,

Christine Lange is certified by the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

She is a nationally ranked Figure Competitor with over 20 years of experience motivating and coaching. During her career, Christine has been privileged to work with a number of high-profile clients located in the Hamptons, New York, Scottsdale, Arizona, Miami, and Palm Beach Florida.

Christine has taught group fitness to a diverse clientele for over 20 years.

She is certified in Spin, Step Aerobics, Kickboxing, Body pump, Strong by Zumba, Poundfit, and she created a class called “Bikini Bootcamp”.

Christine graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Certificate to teach High School English and Drama. Christine taught for ten years in Arizona and Florida schools and currently uses her many skills to motivate others to achieve their fitness and weight loss goals.