Jamie is a graduate of Central Connecticut University. She has always been interested in health and fitness having been a three sport athlete while in high school.
She attended the National Personal Training Institute and received her diploma in personal training and nutrition. She was then certified by International Sports Science Association, and went on to get certified in group training and as a boot camp instructor by the American Sports and Fitness Association.
“Before my early twenties no part of my life involved anything health or fitness related, but I had a turning point. Fitness changed my life, probably saved it, and I wanted to help others change theirs by reaching their own goals while showing them what they’re capable of. Twenty years later I’m serving others, helping them, doing what I love. Nothing could be better.”
Ryan is a Nutritionist, N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist, owner of BYOB-Fit and creator of Eating Easy. He started his career in fitness more than a decade ago fueled by the positive impact fitness had on his life.
“I’ve always loved working out, being part of a team, and surrounding myself with a community of positive encouraging people. Becoming a coach at SIN Fitness felt like such a natural next step.
“I received my N.A.S.M. CPT certification and have enjoyed encouraging members to “get out of their comfort zone” in every class I have taught since.
“I’m inspired daily by the members of this gym. They all have their own journeys and I’m so blessed to be a part of it.”
Alisha’s life centers around helping people improve the quality of their life through nutrition and physical activity. She recognizes and appreciates the power of daily lifestyle habits in maximizing one’s health.
She achieved a masters degree in nutrition and is a registered dietitian that specializing in obesity and weight management. She is a N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer.
Eric received his degree in Physical Education from CCSU, and when not at SIN Fitness, he is teaching middle school Health and P.E.
Eric played competitive sports his whole life and coached soccer and high school basketball, too.
Like most of our coaches, Eric was first a member at SIN Fitness before deciding to further his education by pursuing his Personal Training Certificate through N.A.S.M.
“It’s fun to introduce kickboxing to people who’ve never tried it.” Pat trained to teach kickboxing at the same studio where she learned almost 10 years ago.
“I was losing weight, getting toned, and best of all, feeling more mentally focused.”
Eventually, Pat found SIN Fitness and took her first Kick-Fit class. “It was outstanding. The facility was clean, the vibe was energetic. Hope to see you there!”
Kaylee started at SIN Fitness as a member who fell in love with what SIN Fitness represented: growth, positivity, and togetherness.
Kaylee loved watching people reach their goals and eventually decided she wanted to be a part of other’s fitness journeys, helping them reach their goals instead of only watching. Having a foundation of fitness with her background in competitive sports, she started her own journey to become a coach at SIN Fitness.
Since Kaylee has started, she has encouraged others to step out of their comfort zone and push themselves to new heights.
“I strongly believe that through exercise we not only strengthen our muscles but our minds as well. I have watched people come in on their worst days and after taking a class they thank me for helping turn their day around; that is the biggest reward for me as a coach.
Clare has always lived an active lifestyle and loves being able to combine her passion for martial arts with teaching others to have fun while being a badass on the heavy bag!
She jokingly recalls “tolerating dance for 6 years until she finally talked her parents into trying martial arts”. She studied Goju Ryu karate for 10 years until going away to college where she played volleyball and learned the ins and outs of strength and conditioning.
Clare went on to graduate school to become a physical therapist and now works with a sports medicine population. Clare has received many additional certifications in Sportsmetrics, Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1 & 2, Blood Flow Restriction Training, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment.
“I have made ‘movement’ my life and I have no regrets.”
Sue started with SIN Fitness in May of 2016. She is a graduate of The Hartt School, at the University of Hartford with Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
With over 20 years of dance training, she gravitated towards Yoga and has been practicing for over 15 years. Sue enjoyed the benefits so much that she wanted to share it with her own personal flare, and eventually became certified to teach.
Sue’s class comes in a wide range from Gentle to a heated Vinyasa Flow.
Rob is a Certified Barre Instructor and has been instructing at gyms and yoga studios across central CT for many years. Rob is also an avid yogi and aspiring surfer.
By day, Rob is a kindergarten teacher and prioritizes the integration of mindfulness, movement, and yoga into his daily classroom routines.
Rob believes strongly in the Barre format as a way for clients to improve strength, coordination, and flexibility and he is excited to offer Barre to SIN Fitness!
N.A.S.M. CPT / Coach
Nicole completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Springfield College. She became a Licensed Physical Therapist and eventually a stay-at-home mom to her daughters, Avery and Harper.
Having been an active member of SIN Fitness since joining in November 2017, Nicole has always participated in everything SIN Fitness had to offer and loves the friendships and motivation that this gym has provided.
Nicole decided to combine the great foundation of being a Physical Therapist with furthering her education to obtain an N.A.S.M. Group Fitness Instructor certification to join the SIN Fitness team.
N.A.S.M. CPT / Coach
Heather had just moved across country when she found SIN. She waddled through those gym doors 6.5 months pregnant and has never looked back. “I instantly fell in love. The workouts, the coaches, the people, the camaraderie, it was all amazing! They took me in, made me feel welcome and didn’t even mind my quirkiness. I went from thinking I would just join a random gym to meet people and work off some stress to becoming part of the SIN Fitness family......literally.”
In December of 2019 with 1.5-year-old and a 5-month-old Heather started studying for her NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification. “I wanted to help others feel how the SIN coaches made me feel. Strong, capable, and unstoppable. I get so much joy out of helping people push past what they thought was possible and smash that glass ceiling. I always remind everyone that it's not always easy, but it is so worth it!”
N.A.S.M. CPT / Coach
Upon joining SIN, Jen was instantly drawn to the positive and energetic atmosphere. After being a stay-at-home mom for 6 years and with her children starting to gain more independence, she decided it was time to do something she feels extremely passionate about.
Jen has over 10 years’ experience teaching recreational and competitive dance and Acro, along with competing on her high school varsity cheerleading team. She has a passion for helping and motivating people and could not think of a better opportunity than to work as a coach at SIN. Jen is NASM certified and is very excited that she started this new journey.
N.A.S.M. CPT / Coach
As a Registered Nurse and Health Coach, Ann has always been interested in helping people reach their goals. Coupled with a passion for exercise, Ann pursued her certification in multiple group fitness programs in 2012 including core training, weight training and Mixed Martial Arts cardio. She also is Kangoo certified (google it!) and is actively pursuing her NASM CPT certification to further her ability in bringing the best possible classes to our members.
When Ann isn’t at the gym, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. “I believe that everyday delivers a new opportunity to better yourself and thanks to SIN, you don’t have to look very hard for it!”
N.A.S.M. CPT / Coach
Fitness has always been a significant part of Olivia’s life. She grew up in Berlin and played competitive soccer for 10 years, and during that time, she really found her love for health and fitness. Her passion for fitness and for helping others led her to earn a NASM Certified Personal Training Certification, and it has been one of the best decisions she has made. Olivia also received her Bachelors of Exercise Science from Central Connecticut State University in 2021 and plans to continue her education in the future. Olivia loves challenges and is a very driven person which is reflected in all areas of her life.
“Do what you love, and you never have to work a day in your life. Luckily for me, I have found what I truly love to do, and I am so grateful to be a coach at SIN Fitness!”
N.A.S.M. CPT / Coach
Starting from an early age, sports and competition has always been a part of Chad’s life, but it wasn’t until he committed to a new gym and started to see all the benefits of his hard work, that his passion for fitness really took off.
Shortly after graduating high school, Chad joined the Marine Corps. The Corp helped Chad grow in many ways, including his love for fitness. During the 6 years Chad was enlisted, he developed his passion for fitness and his desire to help others by leading exercise programs for his team.
After reentering civilian life, Chad wanted to find a new team to be a part of where he could continue to lead others towards a fitter and healthier lifestyle. To help him accomplish that, Chad acquired his N.A.S.M. Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification, as well as a certification in Group Fitness instruction through ACE.
I’ve always liked being active and grew up participating in multiple sports including gymnastics and running. I ran varsity track and field all through high school and started becoming involved with weight training in college.
After getting married and having my two children, I found SIN Fitness and instantly fell in love with the community and coaches. So, when the opportunity to train and learn to become a Kickboxing coach at SIN, I went for it!
SIN has given me so much, so I really appreciate being able to help others achieve their fitness and health goals, too.
Working out and being active has always been an important part of my lifestyle. For me, it is a necessity that keeps me balanced mentally, physically and emotionally. I absolutely fell in love with kickboxing when I tried my first class many years ago. Soon thereafter, I began teaching and have been fortunate to teach at a couple different locations over the past 15 years. I joined the SIN coaching team in February 2021. From the moment I walked through the doors, there was a sense of community, partnership and uplifting motivation from members and coaches alike. SIN is a truly unique and special community to be part of.
Kickboxing has been a constant in my life and a type of therapy for many years. I love sharing this passion and helping others achieve their goals. By breaking down full body combinations into small components, I strive to make classes fun, accessible to all, and supportive to break through mental barriers and achieve what may have seemed unattainable.
Genevieve is an adventurer who loves to travel and explore. Through her many experiences traveling to new places, she has become very passionate about the environment and feels one with nature. Her sense of connectedness and mindfulness has no doubt lead her to the work she does and loves.
Genevieve has many certifications in fitness, including her 500-hour Yoga cert, Barre, Tabata, TRX and Aerial Yoga as well.
Antione’s background in sports and fitness started early. For many years he practiced a variety of martial arts, including Aikido, Judo, and Karate. Antione’s versatility as a high school athlete helped him do well as a long and short distance runner and while playing in multiple positions on his football team.
Despite an encounter with a medical condition that made it impossible for him to continue competing in sports at the same level, Antione would not be discouraged from his love for sports and helping others. Antione worked as an assistant freshman football coach for 3 years before starting down a path that would ultimately lead him to studying to become a kickboxing coach here at SIN Fitness. Antione is on his way to receive his CPT certification as well, so he can expand his knowledgebase and ability to help others reach their goals.
“Fitness has saved my life! After going through some unforeseen medical conditions that derailed my plans for my future, I know what it’s like to be at the bottom. The struggle, the hardships and being lost. By getting myself up from the ground and getting back into the gym, helped me discover another path. There is nothing more satisfying and motivational than being able to help others out of their holes and show them that there are other paths and opportunities out there… it just takes one small step at a time.”