130 Grove Street, New Milford

Meet Your Personal Trainers


Louis Alhage

Louis graduated from Castleton University in 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science. He specializes in sports specific training, as well as speed and agility. "Good better best, never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best."

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Elena Picarelli

Elena has been working in this industry for approximately 7 years as a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Athletic Trainer. Her goal is to motivate, challenge, and empower clients to take their fitness goals to the next level. She specializes in weight training and high intensity interval training. She wants to make you stronger "one rep at a time."


Nicole Plavchan

Through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Nicole is certified in CPT, Core, Bodybuilding, Speed, Quickness, and Agility. She is also a Certified Functional Strength Coach, TRX Certified, and Coach by Color Spin certified. She believes that you should do something today that your future self will thank you for.


Justyna Rychta

Justyna is certified in Les Mills Body Pump, P90X, Beach Body Insanity, Mad Dogg Spin, and AFAA Personal Training. She has a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. She loves watching my class participants and clients succeed.

Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

Kathryn obtained her Master's Degree from the University of Denver. She has been teaching a variety of fitness classes for over 12 years. She is a Certified Pilates Mat and Group Fitness instructor. She also enjoys dancing and skiing.

Swim Trainers


Jeanne DiGiacomo

Jeanne has been the Aquatic/Swim Program Director for 15 years. USA/NM Parks and Rec Head Swim Coach for the Local Barracudas Swim Team for 21 years. She is a Developmental Swim Coach and Certified Water Safety Instructor/Water Aerobics. She is also a Lifeguard Instructor. It's never too late to improve your swimming skills by learning how to swim efficiently.  "Never count the laps. Make every lap count."

Derik Brady

Derik Brady

Derik is a National Academy of Sport's Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree in Health, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. He is a also a Fitness and Diet Coach and specializes in understanding client goals and creating a quick and safe way to pursue it.


Matt Pietrantonio

Matt is certified by USA Powerlifting. He has a background in competitive sports including Football and Track and Field which has given him a deeper knowledge and understanding of the body and its systems of recovery and performance. 

Powerlifting is a rarity in terms of Sport competition because each athlete is judged ONLY on their merit and performance. For the performance minded individual, there is an infinite combination of training approaches and programming styles to keep the athlete in a constant state of progression. Powerlifting, as a sport, is comprised of three compound barbell lifts: The Squat, The Bench Press and The Deadlift.

Lynn Priest

Lynn Priest

Lynn has been a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor for over 20 years. She has experience in strength training, weight loss programs, pilates, yoga, dance, martial arts, and much more. She has certifications in ACSM CPT (American College of Sports Medicine) and NASM CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine). She believes that fitness keeps her feeling positive and mentally strong each and every day.


Sandy Trimarchi

Sandy is a registered yoga teacher RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. She enjoys building yoga community with her students, and teaches mindfulness as well as Asana yoga poses. She focuses on strengthening the spirit, body and mind. If you're wondering about that yoga "natural high" you hear about, talk to Sandy!


Roger Simmons

Roger has 11 years of competitive swimming experience for the Sioux Falls YMCA and placed in the Top 3 since the age of 12. He joined the Navy for 6 years where he swam on several Navy Base Swim Teams and qualified in 3 all Navy Regional meets. He swam for Sioux Falls for 3 years after the Navy. His coaching career began in 1975 after he left the Navy. He has experience coaching up to 60 swimmers. He is able to prepare clients for military/special forces water training.

David Martin

David Martin

David is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach, USA Cycling Level 1 Coach, NASM certified personal trainer/fitness nutrition specialist. He is the Senior Coach in Connecticut for Full Throttle Endurance, an elite amateur triathlon team based out of New York City. He graduated from Skidmore College in 2010 with a B.S. in Fine Arts studying abroad in London, Florence, and Mexico. David specializes in cycling tactics and strategies, freestyle swim drills and techniques, aerobic techniques, aerobic capacity, and VO2 max training, gait analysis, and rehab protocols for post surgical and injured populations.


Chloe Pietropaolo

Chloe is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Spin, Speed & Agility, and TRX. She specializes in power lifting, strength training, and weight loss. She believes that the NMFAC team can help you reach your goals.

Kristina Root

Kristina Root

Kristina is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Specialities include Form Focused Exercise, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Safe, Functional Training and HITT. She is also certified in AFAA Personal Training and Group Exercise and Spin instruction. She enjoys working one-on-one with members and helping them feel comfortable in a gym and focusing on form.