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Cathy Florakis lightening bolt

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About Cathy

After an initial fitness assessment we will work together to reach your fitness goals, whether it's a 5K walk/run, marathon, weight loss, or just to get back in shape. After our workout sessions you will feel strong, motivated, and energized to tackle your day. Remember exercise is one of the main components to a healthy mind and body.

I will motivate you to reach your goals no matter how small or big. We will work together customizing your individual needs towards achieving your goals. I know how it is to start slowly and work your way up. I became a personal trainer after successfully completing 3 marathons, 3 sprint triathlons and 2 bike centurions. I started my training slowly by walking on the treadmill 2 miles and then gradually changed to running. I progressively increased my pace and distance and completed my first marathon 2008. After completing my first marathon I decided to try another challenge and joined a triathlon club. The only problem was I could only swim doggy paddle. Of course I was the worst one in the group. However I didn't give up and completed my first triathlon in 2010. With each goal accomplished you will gain more confidence and be the strong successful person that you were meant to be. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!


My favorite client story

It is hard to choose one. Whether it's the 85 year old who has dementia and doesn't remember how to get to my fitness center but remembers me and the exercises, or the 28 year old who hadn't exercised and made a lifestyle change to exercise daily. I love it when my clients tell me how happy they are while they're working out to reach their goals and when they finally reach and maintain their goals.

My favorite exercise

Running was my favorite exercise after completing my first marathon. But after completing my first triathlon I realized that any total body exercise does it for me. As long as I'm moving I'm happy.

My favorite quote

YOU CAN DO IT!

My training philosophy

I will motivate you to reach your goals no matter how small or big. We will work together customizing your individual needs towards achieving your goals. I know how it is to start slowly and work your way up. I became a personal trainer after successfully completing 3 marathons, 3 sprint triathlons and 2 bike centurions. I started my training slowly by walking on the treadmill 2 miles and then gradually changed to running. I progressively increased my pace and distance and completed my first marathon 2008. After completing my first marathon I decided to try another challenge and joined a triathlon club. The only problem was I could only swim doggy paddle. Of course I was the worst one in the group. However I didn't give up and completed my first triathlon in 2010. With each goal accomplished you will gain more confidence and be the strong successful person that you were meant to be. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

My training experience

Cathy Florakis is a personal trainer certified by the American Council of Exercise (ACE). She is also a Senior Fitness Specialist and a graduate of Focus Personal Training Institute in New York. She has completed 2 New York City Marathons, 1 Philadelphia Marathon, 3 sprint triathlons, and 3 bike centurions. She has experience working with people of all ages and abilities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Core and Balance
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Cross Training
  • Wellness
  • Muscle Gain

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Men, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Runners, Seniors, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Alzheimer's, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Depression, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Joint Pain, Obesity

Additional Languages Spoken

Greek

Cathy Florakis is a GREAT trainer ! Our sessions with her are fun and and a really a good workout ! We workout on the lawn and when the weather is bad the front porch . We all wore masks and felt secure that we were all safe. So glad I found FYT!!!

Debra S.

Cathy Florakis is the best! Working out with Cathy is fun and wow she plans amazing workouts. I have worked out with many trainers in Manhattan and I was pleasantly surprised that Kathy's workouts were hard BUT FUN!!! Other trainers keep looking at their phones and really seemed bored- that is such a downer- Kathy is right in there with you and it makes such a difference !!! Next week I am upping the game to twice a week!

debra s.

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