Trainer Bios 2017-11-28T23:56:12+00:00

Trainer Bios

Julie Johnson - Personal Trainer / Group X

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.

David Wentz - Personal Trainer

Certification: NASM
Dave offers personal training for individuals who are serious about reaching their fitness goals. Dave will train a wide range of clientele, from beginners to individuals with advanced fitness levels. He specializes in a variety of individually tailored training modalities including: functional training, sports specific training, joint mobility and flexibility training, body sculpting and body building techniques as well as cardio-vascular conditioning and weight loss programs.

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.

Susan Benson - Personal Trainer

Certification: AFAA.
Susan is a native Jersey Girl. She has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer, plus 14 years in hospital settings working closely with the PT and OT departments as Director of Allied Therapies at the world renown Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Susan has a B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education and has participated in competitive sports at the varsity level. People are her passion and assisting them toward reaching their personal goals to enhance their quality of life.

Debi Borger - Personal Trainer

Originally from Pottstown, PA, Debi is a 2000 Cum Laud graduate from Temple University with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. In addition to being NASM certified, she is a Level II ACA certified Kayak/SUP instructor, AFFA and Group X certified. She has vast experience in teaching, as well as an extensive Aquatic and American Red Cross Instructorship background. She has lived, taught and paddled in such places as Costa Rica, Cape Cod, both the New Jersey and Maryland Eastern Shores and Florida.

Debi’s training experience began a few years ago when injuries prevented her from surfing any longer. having always been an athlete and living an active lifestyle, she began to look for alternative ways to hear her injuries and found it by strengthening the muscles surrounding them. She was amazed to see how well it was working an how her body was changing. She then set a goal to become a CPT so she could help others as well!

Always continuing her education, she is currently studying to become a N.A.S.M certified Youth Exercise Specialist.

Denys Meers - Personal Trainer

Certification:  AMFPT & Power Pilates

Denys is originally from Boston, Mass where she attended college and played basketball.  After college she taught bilingual education for five years. Upon relocating to Southern Florida 9 years ago, she became certified to teach beginner and advanced Power Pilates in 2015. Her love for fitness drew her to continue her education and become AMFPT certified. Denys is currently continuing her education in sports nutrition. She has been passionate about health and fitness her whole life and enjoys assisting her clients in finding a happy, healthy balance to life and fitness.

Gillian Giarrizzo - Personal Trainer

Gillian is from Norfolk, VA and moved to Palm Beach Gardens after she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiotherapy in 2014. Before graduating, she endured 1,000 clinical internship hours in orthopedic physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, pediatric neurology, and geriatric psychology. While playing Division I softball, she recovered from multiple ACL surgeries, which led her to become passionate about fitness and helping others. She is a CPT through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and specializes in corrective exercise and sports performance. Gillian coaches for the Vipers Travel Softball Organization in Palm Beach County and is also the assistant Suncoast HS softball coach

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.

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.

Michele Diaferia - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NSCA

Michele is a nationally accredited NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT).

He started training in 2002, jumping right in, working out twice a day for six months. Seeing the benefits, it became an unbreakable habit.  Michael decided he wished to help other people become fit.

Michael attended The Fitness Institute an International organization and graduated with certificates in Exercise Science Foundations, Strength and Conditioning, Fitness Testing, Functional Training, Nutrition Education and Weight Management, and Post Rehabilitation and special population.

Michael has worked with Elite Boxing in WPB, Fitness Strategies in NPB, and Connor Moran Wellness Center in Tequesta.

Michael Flannery - Personal Trainer

Mike is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has worked with athletes, older adults and actors. His interest is helping others achieve their fitness goals after his own 55lb transformation. Mike believes exercise should be a fun and uplifting experience that enriches our lives.
Certification: NASM

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

Tony Bennett - Personal Trainer

Tony is a native of Southern California. He moved to Florida six years ago to continue his career specializing in Nutrition, Cardio Training, Proper Resistance Training, and Supplementation. He joins Loggerhead with his winning personality and million dollar smile.

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.

Robert Paci - Personal Trainer

Certifications: NASM, TPI level 1

With over 25 years in the fitness industry Rob has worked with and helped people of all ages achieve their fitness goals from weight loss to sports specific training. He also has 7 years’ experience as a biomechanics Golf coach with golfers of all levels from PGA tour players to beginners and juniors. He has a unique ability to help you understand your body’s mechanics and how to improve upon it while learning and understanding your body’s strengths and weaknesses. Rob has mentored under one the most successful Biomechanics coach on the PGA tour and has worked on the tour as well. He will help you learn your limitations and overcome them. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

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.

Marc Napoliello - Personal Trainer

Marc has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. He is passionate about helping people accomplish their goals. He specializes in firming and toning using various weight training techniques. Certifications: IFA

Jen Wiseman - Personal Trainer

Certs: ISMA

Jens’ journey into the fitness industry began 15 years ago with her own personal 65 pound weight loss. She has 13 years of experience in physique competitions. Although her bachelors degree is in economics, she pursued a career in personal training because she has a true passion for helping others transform.
Certification: ISMA

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

Heidi Hendrix - Group X / Personal Trainer

Certifications include: Personal Training / Sports Nutrition & Body Composition / Lifestyle & Behavioral Coaching / Fitness BOOTCAMP / Group Exercise / ZUMBA / ZUMBA TONING / Pilates. Heidi began teaching fitness back in 1986 as a dance instructor. Today she works as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She enjoys encouraging individuals to take charge of their responsibility for their health and wellness and it inspires her to do the same.

Billy Fowler - Personal Trainer

Billy has been a certified Personal Trainer since 1990 he is also NASM certified since 1994. He also has his AS degree in Emergency Medical Services and serves the City of Boca Raton as Firefighter/Paramedic.

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.