I provide a one stop shop for all of your exercise and nutrition needs! I am an exercise physiologist, certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, Pilates teacher and dancer as well as a Registered Dietitian. My combination of exercise and nutrition services, combined with my extensive academic background in each, will help you get the results you're looking for - whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, look more toned, get in shape, develop an exercise routine, or learn how to eat right and exercise for life.
I have a Master's i Exercise Physiology from Columbia University and designed my own major in college to study exercise science, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, kinesiology and psychology. I completed my training as a Registered Dietitian through NYU's graduate nutrition program, as I strongly believe in helping clients achieve their goals holistically through personalized nutrition in addition to exercise.
My extensive academic backgrounds in exercise, nutrition and health provides the basis for my programs. I design all of my clients' workouts based on the most up-to-date exercise science principles as well as client needs and goals. I also create an individualized meal plan for each client, providing personalized suggestions to help with muscle building and fat loss as well as lifelong healthy eating behaviors. I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients spanning a variety of ages, weights, and fitness levels: I have helped individuals who want to lose weight, get in shape, overcome disordered eating, reduce chronic pain , increase energy, improve health and enhance daily functioning. I have also worked with clients with various issues and injuries, including lower back pain, knee issues, arthritis, poor balance, scoliosis, joint instability, cardiac disease, and diabetes. I view each client as whole person, taking into account his/her entire lifestyle and health status in order to forge the best possible path towards the client's goals.
I have danced since age 3, trained in the Alexander Technique method of postural re-training, and practiced classical Pilates mat and equipment work for the past 10 years to counter imbalances caused by my scoliosis. This extensive movement training gave me a deep understanding of the body, posture, and alignment, which infuses all of my teaching endeavors: I ensure clients exercise with proper form and can apply good postural habits to help them reap the maximum benefits from all exercises while preventing injury. I study fitness and conditioning with some of the best trainers in New York City and California, and apply what I continually learn to help my clients reach their goals.
Having faced lifelong challenges and struggles with exercise, body image and nutrition, I have a deep level of empathy for all clients who want to improve their health and quality of life. I blend my academic knowledge, movement training, and personal experience to craft individualized plans, boost support, and help every client find balance and optimal wellness - to achieve balanced wellness.
A training session with me will be smartly planned, challenging, form-focused, personalized, and fun. I use sound exercise science principles to ensure that each session is properly designed with a dynamic warm up, exercise progression that meets the client's needs/ goals, and stretch/ cool down. As the session progresses, I adjust my plan based on client needs and performance. I ensure that the client executes proper form for each exercise: I want to every client to exercise safely and effectively, and also to understand the proper muscles to engage so that they move properly in their other workouts. I balance my focus on precision with a down-to-earth demeanor: I keep my training sessions friendly and enjoyable while motivating the client to work harder than he/she thought possible. I ensure the client keeps moving and feels good with a workout that blends cardio, strength, core work, and flexibility.
It is my personal and professional passion to help others achieve their nutrition and fitness goals while finding total wellness.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Romana's Pilates Certification, Registered Dietitian
MA in Exercise Physiology from Columbia University, Registered Dietitian, BA with Honors in Exercise Science from Goucher College
Who I Especially Like Working With
Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors
Medical Conditions Experience
Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, IBD, Knee Pain/Issues, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Sciatica
Additional Languages Spoken
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Personal Training
118 W 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Session Surcharge: $0