Aoife is a dedicated mental health nurse, strength and conditioning coach, and personal trainer based in New York. Originally from Ireland, Aoife is passionate about proactive healthcare, advocating for lifestyle changes such as improved diet, increased physical activity, better sleep, and positive community engagement as ways to prevent illness and enhance overall health. She views exercise not just as a routine, but as a celebration of the body’s capabilities and a tool to boost health and happiness. Aoife firmly believes in the power of exercise to reduce stress, improve mood, strengthen the body, and decrease the risk of chronic diseases. Recognizing the challenge of taking the first step towards a healthier lifestyle, she offers personal training at Forte Lab, providing support and encouragement for those ready to embark on their fitness journey.
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.
Personal Training / Group Fitness
Helen has over 30 years experience as a Group X Fitness Instructor. She started at the Vanderbilt YMCA working alongside top instructors in the industry. She took some time off to raise a family but came back strong as a Bootcamp, HIIT and Cycle instructor. Helen brings love of people and love of community to all her classes.
Niki started teaching at the age of 18, from high impact boot camp & kickboxing to low impact Pilates & yoga tone. Come find Niki Saturdays at 10am. You won’t want to miss her class!
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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.
Billy grew up in Albany, NY, but has lived in Astoria for 7 years. While he’s a full time physical therapist, he’s always had a passion for the group fitness industry.
Billy’s favorite thing about group fitness is the strong feeling of community and how the energy in the room promotes an environment that motivates and propels everyone towards their goals. Keeping his belief that the human body is a powerful tool at the forefront of his work, his biggest takeaway is that we are all much stronger than we realize.
You can find him running Power Hour at Forte Lab on — mornings at 7am.