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Explore The Benefits

Discover the transformative power of personal training at our fitness center! Our dedicated trainers are not just fitness experts; they are your personal guides on a journey towards optimal health and peak performance. With personalized workout plans tailored to your unique goals and abilities, you’ll experience a more efficient, effective, and enjoyable fitness journey. Our trainers offer one-on-one attention, ensuring that every exercise is performed with perfect form, maximizing results while minimizing the risk of injury. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you progress, breaking through plateaus with our expert guidance. Moreover, our trainers provide motivation and accountability, keeping you on track towards your goals. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, improve athletic performance, or just feel better in your daily life, our personal trainers will empower you to achieve more than you thought possible. Join us and experience the difference a personal trainer can make in your fitness journey!

Our Trainers

APOSTOLIS
Personal Trainer

Apostolis Bacalis

Sarah
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness

Sarah Ivanna

Victor Ariza
Personal Trainer

Victor Ariza

Personal Trainer

Maria Zias

Rashawn
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness

Rashawn McFarlane

Justin Pisano
Personal Trainer / Hyrox Certified Trainer

Justin Pisano

Fran
Personal Trainer / Fitness Coach

Fran Kilinski

Introduction to Personal Training

Personal training is a specialized fitness program that involves working one-on-one with a certified personal trainer to achieve personal fitness goals. A personal trainer is a fitness professional with accredited personal training certifications, such as ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainers, who provide individualized attention, guidance, and support to help clients reach their fitness objectives.

The benefits of personal training are numerous, making it an effective and encouraging approach to improving overall health and wellness. From customized workout plans to expert guidance and motivational support, working with a personal trainer can empower individuals to achieve their fitness goals in a personalized and effective manner.

Customized Workout Plans
One of the most encouraging aspects of personal training is the ability to receive tailored exercises that cater to individual needs. A certified personal trainer designs workout plans that are specifically tailored to each client’s fitness level, abilities, and goals. Whether it’s weight loss, muscle gain, or overall fitness improvement, a personal trainer can adapt the exercises to align with the client’s specific objectives.

Moreover, the personalized approach of a personal training program ensures that the workout plans are effective in yielding the desired results. By customizing the exercises, individuals can experience a more efficient and targeted approach to their fitness journey, ultimately leading to a sense of accomplishment and encouragement.

Expert Guidance and Support
Another encouraging benefit of personal training is the professional advice on proper form and technique provided by a certified personal trainer. With their expertise, personal trainers can ensure that clients perform exercises correctly to prevent injuries and maximize the effectiveness of each workout. This guidance instills confidence and motivation in individuals, knowing that they are performing exercises safely and effectively.

Furthermore, personal trainers offer motivational support and encouragement throughout the fitness journey. They act as a source of inspiration, pushing clients to surpass their limits and stay committed to their goals. The accountability and progress tracking provided by a personal trainer also contribute to the encouragement and support individuals need to stay on track and achieve personal fitness milestones.

Achieving Fitness Goals with Personal Training
Personal training empowers individuals to overcome fitness plateaus by introducing new and challenging exercises that push them beyond their comfort zones. This approach not only prevents monotony in workouts but also encourages individuals to continuously strive for improvement and progress.
Moreover, personal trainers celebrate milestones and achievements with their clients, fostering a sense of accomplishment and motivation. Whether it’s reaching a weight loss target, increasing strength, or improving overall fitness, the encouragement and recognition from a personal trainer can significantly boost an individual’s confidence and determination to continue their fitness journey.

In conclusion, personal training offers an encouraging and empowering approach to achieving fitness goals. With customized workout plans, expert guidance, and motivational support, individuals can experience a personalized and effective fitness program that empowers them to reach their full potential. Whether it’s overcoming plateaus, pushing beyond comfort zones, or celebrating achievements, the encouragement provided by a certified personal trainer can make a significant difference in one’s fitness journey.

Here is a simple guide to personal training

APOSTOLIS
Personal Trainer

Apostolis Bacalis

Apostolis has a Master of Science in Sport Management from St. John’s University, and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Coaching and Sports Management from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. In addition to having studied sports, he has competed as an athlete in multiple track and field national and regional tournaments in Greece and has been awarded honorable distinctions, such as in the Pan-Hellenic Track and Field Tournaments in the years 2000-2006, in Greece. Moreover, he placed third in the ‘test event’ of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games “Track & Field” competition.

Beyond the benefits from my education and civic activities, he brings the strengths of discipline, focus and hard work acquired during his military service in the Greek Army with a tour of duty in the Greek Special Force in Nicosia, Cyprus as an Officer in the Security Department.

He has been a Trainer since 2008 and has been doing this in NY since 2015. His mission is to help people feel strong, healthy, confident, and most of all happy.

As an experienced athlete, I love incorporating different variations of training; ranging from strength conditioning to low impact pilates, using your body to work against itself. My mission as a trainer is to lead you to be the best version of yourself. With this comes dedication, discipline, and mental strength. I strive each day to be able to provide my clients with the power and motivation they need to make themselves feel better than the day before. There is no limit when it comes to fitness, and achieving your goals is a lifestyle change, with the reward being priceless.

Sarah
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness

Sarah Ivanna

Victor Ariza
Personal Trainer

Victor Ariza

Victor has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science, and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. He has been part of the fitness industry since 2019, interning and working at a variety of gyms and other fitness facilities. He has worked as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, stretch therapist, and nutrition coach.

 

Throughout his experiences, Victor has learned the importance of a holistic approach to fitness. In addition to working out, he will also teach you the importance of nutrition and recovery for you to achieve your goals. He believes that anyone can achieve whatever they want if they give their 100% effort. Be prepared for him to push you to unlock your true potential! Victor’s main goal is to help people live happier and healthier lives, both physically and mentally. 

 

Apart from personal training, he will also be teaching classes at Forte, so feel free to stop by and say Hi!

Maria was born in Queens & currently resides on Long Island. She has been in the fitness world for over 15 years. She started teaching classes at Lucille Robert’s when she was 18. From Kickboxing to Total Body Strength Training classes to Bootcamp – Maria focuses on building stamina & lean muscle.

Maria is a mom of 2 and worked out through both of her pregnancies!

She is certified in pregnant & post natal training.

Personal Trainer

Maria Zias

FOCUS Personal Training Institute Master Trainer graduate
10 years Marine veteran
I discovered my love for fitness when I found myself helping almost everyone that I crossed paths with whether helping them discover new goals or reaching onces they’ve set. I enjoy any activity and will do anything twice.

I specialize in mobility and injury prevention.

I will challenge anyone that is willing to accept it!

Rashawn
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness

Rashawn McFarlane

Justin Pisano
Personal Trainer / Hyrox Certified Trainer

Justin Pisano

He is the epitome of a fitness enthusiast, always looking for the next challenge from 50k mountain races, Hyrox, to anything that makes him nervous.

He fell in love with fitness once he joined the Army, at the time he couldn’t do 10 push ups, but that drove him to keep working. By the time he left the Army he had the highest PT score in his battery. Since then if anyone asks him do something physical he always say yes. He believes you learn a lot about yourself when you struggle.

Besides the gym he has wonderful boy/girl twins. They motivate him to stay healthy more than anything now.

Justin genuinely enjoys watching people do what they thought they couldn’t do. He loves seeing people fall in love with the routine. He always tell people if you enjoy the process the end goal doesn’t matter, you just enjoy the ride.

Fran
Personal Trainer / Fitness Coach

Fran Kilinski

Fran is a fitness coach & endurance athlete who specializes in body recomposition, postural restoration, cardiovascular training, & post-op/rehabilitation training for injured & immunocompromised clients.

Formerly a Top 100 high-tier trainer at a commercial gym, he left that position in 2023 to run his own hybrid coaching business & service clients around the world.

He currently lives in Astoria, where he and his wife coach and lead classes full of the City’s hardest workers.

He’s also an accomplished writer with a fast-growing health newsletter on Substack, High Performance Health, which publishes 3x a week. He’s been featured in The New York Daily News & Elite Daily, has appeared on television for a feature story with Cheddar News, & has been quoted by Time Magazine & Fox 5 as a top fitness voice.

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