Kick-Ass Coaching

Our Team

Wherever you are in your fitness journey – we are here to guide you, motivate you and give you the baaa’d ass workout you deserve.

All of our dynamic personalities and teaching styles vary from sassy to sarcastic, crazy to spiritual but, one thing we all have in common is our passion for everything fitness.

We want to make your workout as fun as possible because let’s face it – working out can be daunting. We promise if you give us a try you will see a different side to fitness.

No judgement, No ego. Come as you are and see what we are all about.

Devon Taylor Karvan

Brant Beach, NJ

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, Halo, Buti Hotcore, Buti Bodysculpt

Favorite Way to Sweat

I’m so, immature! I laughed at that question. Spin – all day, everyday. I’m an addict. In the off season, I like to add a few days of hot yoga to my schedule.

Style of Teaching

Thorough and energetic. I love walking around the room to give each person individual attention. I actually encourage cursing, yelling, laughing, singing, CRYING (it happens more than you think) whatever you need to get through.

Favorite Music During Class

I am a music fanatic so playlists are a priority for me. I can put Kanye, Alkaline Trio, Bob Marley and Frank Sinatra in one playlist, and it’s a total hit.

Guilty Pleasure

That question should be plural. Good denim. My perfume – I’m pretty sure it was made from the blood of the last unicorn, and no, I’m not telling you what it is.

Devon’s Full Bio

Kacie Fidler

Brant Beach, NJ

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, Halo

Favorite Way to Sweat

I don’t like to sit still. Anything I can do outside or on the beach! But obviously working out.

Style of Teaching

My background is competitive dance and cheerleading, so naturally my style of teaching is high energy. I try to focus on what is working for each client and their individual needs.

Favorite Music During Class

I have a broad taste in music, I play all types of different music but it has got to be high energy and have a good beat.

Guilty Pleasure

I have a major shopping problem. I have over 30 pairs of jeans. I also love to add stuff to my cart without actually purchasing it. I am a chronic online window shopper.

Kacie’s Full Bio

Rose Barbaree

Yardville, NJ

Classes: All Pilates

Favorite Way to Sweat

Pilates, Pilates, Pilates!

Style of Teaching

Classical pilates with a twist! You can expect a great workout, a good stretch and a total mind + body focus.

Favorite Music During Class

Love all kinds of music.

Guilty Pleasure

Chocolate!

Rose’s Full Bio

Gabrielle Rapp

West Creek, NJ

Classes: TRX, Cycology, Halo

Favorite Way to Sweat

It sounds crazy, but I love spending a solid 20 minutes in the sauna – its the number one reason I still keep a gym membership. Sauna benefits are endless, it’s stress relieving, soothing on sore muscle, and helps me sleep like a baby. I don’t always stay put however, I like to bring a mat with me and do ab work for half of the session, IT’S INTENSE, but worth it. Also, it’s the best way to sweat out toxins, especially when you’re hungover (wink wink.)

Style of Teaching

I think I’m a happy medium between a drill sergeant and your best buddy. I like to push clients sternly within their limits, but also show them how workouts can be liberating and rewarding.

Favorite Music During Class

Keeping things upbeat and energized is important so I typically stick with rock and dance tracks. At heart, I love metal, which you might catch a glimpse of in spin class, where it’s no ride in the park!

Guilty Pleasure

Eating raw honey from the jar with a spoon… no shame in my honey game, it’s probably my favorite carbohydrate, being it’s so natural. Second to this would be Nutella, but that’s why I don’t keep it in the house…

Gabrielle’s Full Bio

Katie Loftus

Harvey Cedars, NJ

Classes: Stretch & Sculpt, Vinyasa Flow, and Mat Pilates.

Favorite Way to Sweat

Spin, barre, boxing, hot yoga … I love it all!

Style of Teaching

Purposeful and thoughtful. Yoga & Pilates are supposed to be for everyone, with each pose or exercise, I always stop and talk about modifications or ways to take it to the next level.

Favorite Music During Class

It’s really a range of everything. I’ll play some more chill yogi music to start and end, but in the middle it’s fair game.

Guilty Pleasure

Chocolate chip cookie dough (raw or cooked, I don’t discriminate)

Katie’s Full Bio

Brody Selman

Favorite Way to Sweat

Running or going in a sauna

Style of Teaching

Fun and energetic.

Favorite Music During Class

Listen to anything but mostly remixes.

Guilty Pleasure

Oreos

Brody’s Full Bio

Brittany Dunn

Toms River, NJ

Classes: Beach Bootcamp, Beach Barre, Mat Pilates, Yoga, Strength & Core, Cardio Weights, TRX

Favorite Way to Sweat

Plyometric exercises/ Dance. I love anything that forces me to jump and leap (preferably to a beat). Cardio Barre is my dream come true. It’s always full, you have to register fast!

Style of Teaching

“Start where you are.” Every DAY and every BODY is different, I like to encourage students to tune into what their body needs that day. Some days it’s full burpees other days it’s holding a modified plank. I encourage you to stay curious and find the FUN in the exercises. I tend to shout out happily and excitedly, make corny jokes, ask you to make animal sounds, and have you shout out positive expressions while in power poses.

Favorite Music During Class

I love multiple genres of musics so depending on the class I pick a mood and intention for how I want people to feel during and after the class. For Pilates or Yoga I like ocean sounds or acoustic music, sometimes I bring my singing bowls in. For high intensity classes, I love anything with a faster and strong beat for cardio segments- and slow and strong beats for strength work, and/or that has an empowering message. I.e. “Bad Ass Woman” by Meghan Trainor.

Guilty Pleasure

I don’t like to shame myself OR OTHERS and sometimes I eat and do fun things and enjoy life. No regrets.

Brittany’s Full Bio

Hector Reyes

Ship Bottom, NJ

Classes: Kickboxing, Boxing Clinic, Muay Thai

Favorite Way to Sweat

Running, I secretly love running, which is weird, I know.

Style of Teaching

Patient, High Energy, All about technique and FUN. You don’t realize you’re working out in my class. I usually feed off the energy of the class.

Favorite Music During Class

Rap and Reggaeton. I really love ALL music.

Guilty Pleasure

Desserts. All of ’em! Any Sweet Treat.

Hector’s Full Bio

Jennifer Errickson

Surf City, NJ

Classes: Cycology, Halo, Buti Bodysculpt, Buti Hotcore

Favorite Way to Sweat

Working out, being outdoors, running around with my Husky Waldo, laying on a beach/boat.

Style of Teaching

Challenging, crazy, sarcastic, humorous, fun, engaging. I use mindset work mixed with sarcasm and cursing as inspiration and motivation! It’s a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. I try to engage my clients in the class. Honestly, I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth…No filter!

Favorite Music During Class

Varies… Depends on my mood, class dynamics, requests, but I pretty much enjoy all types of music. Generally anything that has a killer beat, pumps you up, motivates or affects you emotionally and has meaning! Songs that bring out your inner BADASS and inspire and motivate to push yourself to the limits!

Guilty Pleasure

Hallmark Movies especially at Christmas time! AND SUSHI!!! I could eat that stuff every day!

Jennifer’s Full Bio

Dara D. Kawka

San Francisco, California

Classes: All Dance Forms, Mat Pilates, Pilates Reformer, Barre, Stretch, PiYo, Fitness Yoga, Foam Roller, Bosu

Favorite Way to Sweat

Dance it out!!!! Turn that music up!

Style of Teaching

For Pilates Classes, slow and controlled! Form is everything and Reps DON’T matter. For Dance Classes, I always bring high energy, am spontaneous and nonstop. There’s too much to do and not enough time.

Favorite Music During Class

I love remixes!

Guilty Pleasure

I just need coffee, mascara and my bronzer!

Dara’s Full Bio

Paige Albanese

Manahawkin, NJ – Over a Year

Classes: Personal training, cardio weight, Resistance band training, core & strength, HIIT, BOSU, Beach Bootcamp.

Favorite Way to Sweat

Lifting weights or laying in the sun!

Style of Teaching

Enthusiastic, high energy, super challenging, and fun!

Favorite Music During Class

Varies on the class, anywhere from pop. house music, hip hop, chill, or a mix of all!

Guilty Pleasure

Cheesy greasy foods…. basically Taco Bell

Paige’s Full Bio

Gabrielle Silverman

Lehigh Valley, PA

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, cardio weights, 30/20/10, Cardio Kickboxing

Favorite Way to Sweat

Cycling, crossfit, hot yoga, dancing. Anything that gets me up and moving!

Style of Teaching

I would say I am a high energy rhythm rider. All of my classes will always be to the beat. I like to ride with the class but also get off the bike to connect with the class and push everyone to find their limit. I want everyone who comes to take my class to maximize their potential and leave feeling stronger and accomplished.

Favorite Music During Class

I’m a huge fan of mashups, I will always have a couple in each playlist. My music is always loud (maybe a little too loud, sorry in advance).

Guilty Pleasure

Cake, cookies, chocolate, pie, wine…

Gabby’s Full Bio

Frank Kellogg

Piscataway, NJ

Classes: Beach Bootcamp, Kid’s Fitness

Favorite Way to Sweat

Sauna, because I can be lazy haha

Style of Teaching

I like to make clever analogies and jokes whenever possible

Favorite Music During Class

I like motivational hip hop and rap. I like explicit lyrics as well. Not for the kids classes though.

Guilty Pleasure

Not quite sure lol

Frank’s Full Bio

Devon Taylor Karvan

Brant Beach, NJ

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, Halo, Buti Hotcore, Buti Bodysculpt

Favorite Way to Sweat

I’m so immature, I laughed at that question! Spin – all day, everyday. I’m an addict. In the off season, I like to add a few days of hot yoga to my schedule. I can sweat just as much in a 75 minute hot yoga class as in a 60 minute spin. From a stretching perspective, it’s almost imperative if you’re working out a lot, not to mention the mental release. If you can let everything go and just be in the moment, it’s incredibly freeing – the same thing goes for spin. When you get in that room and the lights go off and the music starts, the only thing I’m thinking about is exactly what I’m doing. I just try to be present.

Style of Teaching

Thorough and energetic.  Form and safety are super important so I cue a lot. I love walking around the room to give each person individual attention.  Just because everyone has a different level of experience doesn’t mean everyone shouldn’t be working their hardest – I always teach to the strongest in class and will modify for those who need it. I also bring a lot of energy to each workout I teach.  Sixty minutes is a long time to stay focused so if I can engage my clients and keep them motivated, I’m doing my job.

What can people expect to get from your class?

A dirty vocabulary lesson? I have an awful mouth.  I actually encourage cursing, yelling, grunting, laughing, singing, CRYING (it happens more than you think) whatever you need to get through it. It’s not always about the physical results. That 60 minutes is also a mental and emotional release for people who are busy with work and family. That’s their time to focus on themselves, and I’m right there to make sure they are making the most of it.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I am a music fanatic so playlists are a priority for me.  I can put Kanye, Alkaline Trio, Bob Marley and Frank Sinatra in one playlist, and it’s a total hit.  It’s about appealing to the masses and finding songs that you can get into… songs that move you. There are days when I roll out an entire 80’s playlist or Pop or Punk… it depends on my mood and the workout I have planned. I am a sucker for good EDM especially in the spin room. One thing you can bet your ass on – NO. COUNTRY. EVER.

What is your guilty pleasure?

That question should be plural.  Good denim.  My perfume – I’m pretty sure it was made from the blood of the last unicorn and no I’m not telling you what it is. Tom Ford sunglasses. MILK chocolate in any form. MASSAGES.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“Nothing good comes easy.” Maybe it’s owning a business, maybe it’s marriage or children or friendships- these things aren’t handed to you on silver platters. You work at them, you tend to them, you are patient and loving towards them because you value them and you want them whole-heartedly.  If you’re not bleeding, sweating and/or crying trying to get what you want out of this life, chances are, you don’t really want it.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Vacation is my favorite word! I have a bag packed at all times “just in case”. I love a good surf trip to Costa Rica or Puerto Rico in the middle of winter, when everything is grey and cold, but I’d have to say Anguilla. Even though the surf is super inconsistent, I get to spend a lot of time with my family when we are there.  It’s just sun, food, drinks and laughs with the people I love on one of the most beautiful, secluded islands in the West Indies.

 

Who/What inspires you?

Our clients. I’ve seen some insane transformations over the last few years and not always weight loss related.  When people text, email and call thanking me “for such an amazing experience”, “for helping me get stronger”, “for pushing me to do better”, “for motivating me” it’s the force that drives me to want to go back into the studio every day and do more.  To know that I can make a difference is someone’s life by just being me, makes it’s all worth it.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

COFFEE. I’ve been drinking it since I was 14.  I have 2 cups before I leave in the morning and bring the third one with me, which I’m usually finishing during my first workout.  I like a light roast with half and half – none of that frou frou shit with syrups and whipped cream.  I’m anti-Starbucks – it’s like jet fuel that will put hair on your chest.  Lucky for us, there are some amazing local coffee shops that help feed my addiction.

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

I’ve never been fall on the floor, black out drunk. Ever. It was just never my thing. People don’t believe me when I tell them, as though it’s impossible to have that much self-control lol. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy alcohol – I just don’t enjoy vomiting, hangovers and making bad decisions – at least ones I wasn’t aware of.

Kacie Fidler

Brant Beach, NJ

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, Halo

Favorite Way to Sweat

I don’t like to sit still. Anything I can do outside or on the beach! But obviously working out.

Style of Teaching

My background is competitive dance and cheerleading, so naturally my style of teaching is high energy. I try to focus on what is working for each client and their individual needs. I like to push them, but also make sure they are comfortable. I usually tell people that my classes move quickly because I like to keep the energy up and keep people moving.

What can people expect to get from your class?

They can expect to sweat, laugh, and feel really good in their fitness journey and what they accomplished. I make sure that people know what they have done is not easy and they should be proud of themselves!

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I have a broad taste in music, I play all types of different music but it has got to be high energy and have a good beat.

What is your guilty pleasure?

I have a major shopping problem. I have over 30 pairs of jeans. I also love to add stuff to my cart without actually purchasing it. I am a chronic online window shopper.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“To get out of your own way.” A lot of the time the only thing that is stopping you from doing what you want is yourself. The only thing you have control over in your life is yourself.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Well I haven’t been to either, but Bali and the Amalfi coast are top on my list. The Bali trip would be my lazy beach trip and the Amalfi would be where I go to explore, eat, boat tours, etc.

 

Who/What inspires you?

People who inspire me are people who are able to take the road less traveled. People who do what they want to do, even if it’s not what they are supposed to do. People who go after what they want and are not afraid to make changes.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Coffee. I’ve given up alcohol before! Coffee would be really hard.

Rose Barbaree

Yardville, NJ

Classes: All Pilates

Favorite Way to Sweat

Pilates, Pilates, Pilates

Style of Teaching

Classical pilates w/ a twist

What can people expect to get from your class?

A great workout, a good stretch and a total mind/body focus

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Love all kinds of music

What is your guilty pleasure?

CHOCOLATE

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Always be ME!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Australia

 

Who/What inspires you?

Lifting Others!

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Can’t live without either!

Katie Loftus

Harvey Cedars, NJ

Classes: Stretch & Sculpt, and Vinyasa Flow, Mat Pilates.

Favorite Way to Sweat

Spin, barre, boxing, hot yoga … I love it all!

Style of Teaching

Purposeful and thoughtful. Yoga & Pilates are supposed to be for everyone, with each pose or exercise, I always stop and talk about modifications or ways to take it to the next level. I don’t want anyone feeling left out of the class as a beginner, or bored if they’re a pro. I like getting a vibe of where each client and the class is at so I know how much or how little guidance they’ll need throughout.

What can people expect to get from your class?

I’d like to think it’s a perfect combination of mind, body, and spirit in the most non cliché way possible. None of the classes I teach are high impact, but you can still expect to sweat, shake, and feel the burn. I also try to challenge my students mentally to take the hour and check their brains at the door, because in my class the only thing that matters is what’s coming with the next breath. I hope that when they leave, they feel invigorated, present, and lighter.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

It’s really a range of everything. I’ll play some more chill yogi music to start and end, but in the middle it’s fair game. You could hear anything from EDM to techno to pop to alt rock. I think for especially yoga classes, the music really guides the class, so I try to make sure the music fits the mood of the flow!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate chip cookie dough (raw or cooked, I don’t discriminate)

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

“The secret to success is hard work” has always been my mentality, I feel like my dad’s been saying that to me since I was a kid and it’s burned into my brain. I’ve never been the person with serendipitous luck or the person that has everything magically work out for them. I’m a worker, a planner (to a fault), and a fighter. I always put in extra time and effort into everything I do to make sure I’m showing or giving my best. I’m a huge advocate for setting goals and making plans on how best to achieve those goals. And I don’t stop until the job is done. I think this mentality has helped get me to where I am today, and it makes me appreciate my successes more because I know how hard I worked for them.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Anywhere with sun, sand, and an ocean! Once a beach babe always a beach babe.

 

Who/What inspires you?

I’m inspired by people who have had to face adversity and have seen it through to the other side with their head held high. People who move through difficulty with strength and grace. People who are willing to dig deep, fight, and surprise even themselves. People who lead with kindness even when it’s not the easy choice.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Tough question but I think coffee. I’m the person who has iced coffee or cold brew no matter the season, and I wouldn’t want to give that up.

Brody Selman

Favorite Way to Sweat

Running or going in a sauna

Style of Teaching

Fun and energetic.

What can people expect to get from your class?

A hard uptempo class with lots of fun

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Listen to anything but mostly remixes

What is your guilty pleasure?

Oreos

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Every day is a new opportunity to chase your goals

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Aruba

 

Who/What inspires you?

Being better than I was yesterday

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

I don’t drink coffee.

Gabrielle Rapp

West Creek, NJ

Classes: TRX, Cycology, Halo, Beach Boot Camp

Favorite Way to Sweat

It sounds crazy, but I love spending a solid 20 minutes in the sauna – its the number one reason I still keep a gym membership. Sauna benefits are endless, it’s stress relieving, soothing on sore muscle, and helps me sleep like a baby. I don’t always stay put however, I like to bring a mat with me and do ab work for half of the session, IT’S INTENSE, but worth it. Also, its the best way to sweat out toxins, especially when you’re hungover (wink wink.)

Style of Teaching

I think I’m a happy medium between a drill sergeant and your best buddy. I like to push clients sternly within their limits, but also show them how workouts can be liberating and rewarding.

What can people expect to get from your class?

All core, all the time. Having a strong core is essential in everyday life, it gives you a confident posture, makes you aware and mindful of the rest of your body, and protects your spine and central organs! My version of ab workouts challenge you mentally even more than physically.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Keeping things upbeat and energized is important, so I typically stick with rock and dance tracks. At heart, I love metal, which you might catch a glimpse of in spin class, where its no ride in the park!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Eating raw honey from the jar with a spoon… no shame in my honey game, it’s probably my favorite carbohydrate, being it’s so natural. Second to this would be Nutella, but that’s why I don’t keep it in the house…

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

To not take life so seriously because none of us get out alive anyway. I tend to be fierce in any pursuit, especially when attaining certain goals, so taking any moment I can to be silly and enjoy the little things is essential.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

As a college student, traveling is a goal that I’ll be focusing on post-graduation. However, from the places I’ve been Costa Rica was by far the best. That place exudes happiness, and is filled with such diverse wildlife. Between the friendly stray dogs who greet you on the beach and the tropical birds that serenade you to start your day at 6 a.m., I am always wanting to go back. Pura Vida.

 

Who/What inspires you?

Honestly, a lot inspires me, as a designer/artist, I am constantly stimulated by the things I see around me or what I read from history. I would say surrounding myself with beautiful places, people and things is where my inspiration stems. Appreciating my environment, and the natural world as a whole, keeps me humbled.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Coffee! Nothing like a good caffeine fix to start the day. However, green tea is an easy replacement that I enjoy periodically – plus it has way better health benefits!

Jennifer Errickson

Surf City, NJ

Classes: Cycology, Halo, Buti Bodysculpt, Buti Hotcore

Favorite Way to Sweat

Sex, just kidding!!!  Working out, being outdoors, running around with my Husky Waldo, laying on a beach/boat

Style of Teaching

Challenging, crazy, sarcastic, humorous, fun, engaging.  I use mindset work mixed with sarcasm and cursing as inspiration and motivation! It’s a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.  I try to engage my clients in the class.  Honestly, I never know what’s going to come out of my mouth…No filter! LOL My goal is to inspire and motivate people to become happier, healthier versions of themselves and change their mindset towards themselves, life and working out, and make time to take care of themselves mind, body and soul…to find and focus on their passion! Mindset, goals, dreams, vitality and living a large healthy and happy life! I want them to leave feeling energized, excited and looking forward to the next class! My goal and passion is to assist others in helping them connect to their WHY-their dreams, prosperity, health, mindset and inspiration, and live their DASH!

What can people expect to get from your class?

To be challenged, get out of their comfort zone and out of their head, pushed to their limits and beyond realizing they have so much potential and can do one more rep, can hang on for one more minute, can get through a class, can do a new workout/exercise and in the end, enjoy it and be proud with absolutely no judgement.  They will feel energized, excited, exerted, but happy! Positive experience… Motivated, inspired, happy, wanting to come back for more. Feel as if they’re getting closer to their fitness goals, and feel freer with a balanced mind, body, and soul! I want them to have fun, but know they worked out!!!

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Varies… Depends on my mood, class dynamics, requests, but I pretty much enjoy all types of music. Generally anything that has a killer beat, pumps you up, motivates or affects you emotionally and has meaning!  Songs that bring out your inner BADASS and inspire and motivate to push yourself to the limits!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Hallmark Movies especially at Christmas time! AND SUSHI!!! I could eat that shit every day!!! LOL

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Choose your battles. Remove caustic, negative people from my circle/life, and surround myself with positive people who lift you up and enrich your mind, body and soul, and Live Your Dash every day!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

BVI (British Virgin Islands/St. Thomas) Really anywhere that’s warm, with sun, fun, and a beach!  I’ve always been a true beach/warm weather girl who absolutely loves salt water, sand, sun, and any activities and people that come along with it.  I love island vibes!

 

Who/What inspires you?

My parents: They inspire me because I live on through all of the amazing, wonderful memories and life lessons they taught me, and it keeps a smile on my face.  They taught me so many life lessons, and shown me what determination, perseverance, hard work, selflessness, friendship, unconditional love and a true family unit is and to stand up for myself and what I believe in.  We didn’t have to be perfect they wanted us to be alright; they wanted us to do right…for everything to fall just right with time, practice, and family. To pick ourselves up, to pick each other up when we stumbled. They taught us to live with no regrets… life’s a lesson…If you learn from your mistakes, they’re not mistakes they are lessons.  To do right, make things right, and make good choices. Don’t wait for next time, the one more time, you don’t have all the time in the world… time is not on our side…so give one more hug, one more kiss, go for one more walk, believe in love like you’ve never been hurt, take action, surround yourself with positive people, don’t wait for tomorrow, do the things you really don’t feel like doing because it could be your one last time.  It is all about “The Dash”…We all have a birth date and we will all have a death date, but what’s most important, we’re all remembered by how we lived our lives and what we did…The Dash or Hashmark is what it’s all about… Living a good life full of family, friends, and amazing times… MAKING MEMORIES… NO REGRETS!!!

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

If I had to choose, alcohol.

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

I would say maintaining a positive mindset every day and being able to find the positives/see the silver lining in every situation no matter how bad it may seem, and supporting and lifting others up when they need it.  I am also very blunt, upfront and truthful!

Hector Reyes

Ship Bottom, NJ

Classes: Kickboxing, Boxing Clinic, Muay Thai

Favorite Way to Sweat

Running, I secretly love running. Which is weird I know.

Style of Teaching

Patient, High Energy, All about technique and FUN. You don’t realize you’re working out in my class. I usually feed off the energy of the class.

What can people expect to get from your class?

Expect to sweat, expect a great workout, not just using your entire body but you also work out your mind.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Rap and Reggae tone. I really love ALL music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

All of ’em! Any Sweet Treat.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Face your fears, Live your dreams. Getting over your fear is a big thing!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Colorado! Love snowboarding, I love that state! I could move there tomorrow.

 

Who/What inspires you?

My Family. Family is everything.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Alcohol, there’s no way I could live without coffee.

Please tell us one unique thing about yourself

I’m bilingual and I always forget – haha! I fluently speak Spanish and English.

Dara D. Kawka

San Francisco, CA

Classes: All Dance Forms, Mat Pilates, Pilates Reformer, Barre, Stretch, PiYo, Fitness Yoga, Foam Roller, Bosu

Favorite Way to Sweat

Dance it out!!!! Turn that music up!

Style of Teaching

For Pilates Classes, slow and controlled! Form is everything and Reps DON’T matter. For Dance Classes, I always bring high energy, am spontaneous and nonstop. There’s too much to do and not enough time.

What can people expect to get from your class?

A smile, Laugh and a Great workout! Enjoy the moment!

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I love remixes!

What is your guilty pleasure?

I just need coffee, mascara and my bronzer!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Life is NOT a Dress Rehearsal.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

California, my Home Sweet Home

 

Who/What inspires you?

My 3 children: Kallie, Josh & Dylan! There is never a moment to rest but so many moments to enjoy.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

TBD hmmmmmmm that’s a tough one

Paige Albanese

Barnegat, NJ – Less Than a Year

Classes: Personal training, cardio weight, Resistance band training, core & strength, HIIT, BOSU, Beach Bootcamp.

Favorite Way to Sweat

Lifting weights or laying in the sun!

Style of Teaching

Enthusiastic, high energy, super challenging, and fun!

What can people expect to get from your class?

Always a challenge!!

What is your favorite music to play during class?

Varies on the class, anywhere from pop. house music, hip hop, chill, or a mix of all!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheesy greasy foods…..basically Taco Bell

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

To never try to conform to society standards, individuality fulfills the soul.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Miami, FL

 

Who/What inspires you?

Seeing people happy and prideful with their results in regards to fitness

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Coffee x285873

Gabrielle Silverman

Lehigh Valley, PA

Classes: Cycology, Barre, Cardio Barre, cardio weights, 30/20/10, Cardio Kickboxing

Favorite Way to Sweat

Cycling, crossfit, hot yoga, dancing. Anything that gets me up and moving!

Style of Teaching

I would say I am a high energy rhythm rider. All of my classes will always be to the beat. I like to ride with the class but also get off the bike to connect with the class and push everyone to find their limit. I want everyone who comes to take my class to maximize their potential and leave feeling stronger and accomplished.

What can people expect to get from your class?

To get out of your comfort zone. Leave what you think is your limit in the rearview and set a new, more challenging goal for yourself every single time you come to take class. Prove to yourself how strong you are!

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I’m a huge fan of mashups, I will always have a couple in each playlist. My music is always loud (maybe a little too loud, sorry in advance).

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cake, cookies, chocolate, pie, wine…

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Know your worth, then add tax 🙂

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Aruba, Jamaica… any place warm with a beach!

 

Who/What inspires you?

My parents, they are incredibly hardworking, generous, kind, and fun people. They have been amazing role models in my life. They’ve instilled a great work ethic in me and have always supported me in anything I have set out to do and have pushed me to set and reach new goals for myself.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

As long as I have green tea to drink I don’t need coffee! Can’t give up red wine!

Brittany Dunn

Toms River, NJ

Classes: Beach Bootcamp, Beach Barre, Mat Pilates, Yoga, Strength & Core, Cardio Weights, TRX

Favorite Way to Sweat

Plyometric exercises/ Dance. I love anything that forces me to jump and leap (preferably to a beat). Cardio Barre is my dream come true. It’s always full, you have to register fast!

Style of Teaching

“Start where you are.” Every DAY and every BODY is different, I like to encourage students to tune into what their body needs that day. Some days it’s full burpees other days it’s holding a modified plank. I encourage you to stay curious and find the FUN in the exercises. I tend to shout out happily and excitedly, make corny jokes, ask you to make animal sounds, and have you shout out positive expressions while in power poses.

What can people expect to get from your class?

Some laughs, some relaxation, a whole lot of challenge, and SWEATY bras and underwear.

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I love multiple genres of musics so depending on the class I pick a mood and intention for how I want people to feel during and after the class. For Pilates or Yoga I like ocean sounds or acoustic music, sometimes I bring my singing bowls in. For high intensity classes, I love anything with a faster and strong beat for cardio segments- and slow and strong beats for strength work, and/or that has an empowering message. I.e. “Bad Ass Woman” by Meghan Trainor.

What is your guilty pleasure?

I don’t like to shame myself OR OTHERS and sometimes I eat and do fun things and enjoy life. No regrets.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Being introduced to the concept of growth mindset, and that we are never done learning.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

I like to explore and I feel so lucky to have been to some amazing countries and places. But I spent 4 months in Bali, and was would still be living there if I hadn’t decided to go back to school. It’s magical, healing, affordable, motorbike friendly and I didn’t want to leave, even when we found a snake in the house.

 

Who/What inspires you?

Those who aren’t afraid of failing, and keep putting themselves and their vision out there for the world. Also Brené Brown’s work has been hugely influential on me.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

If I never had alcohol again, I wouldn’t care. I think my blood is 50% black coffee. There’s no way you’re ripping a QUALITY cup out of my hands.

Frank Kellogg

Piscataway, NJ

Classes: Beach Bootcamp, Kid’s Fitness

Favorite Way to Sweat

Sauna, because I can be lazy haha

Style of Teaching

I like to make clever analogies and jokes whenever possible.

What can people expect to get from your class?

A fun and effective workout!

What is your favorite music to play during class?

I like motivational hip hop and rap. I like explicit lyrics as well. Not for the kids classes though.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Not quite sure lol

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

Don’t become stagnate in one spot, so I like to move around whenever possible.

What is your favorite vacation destination?

Don’t really have one.

 

Who/What inspires you?

I’m inspired by structured plans.

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol.

Coffee