Meet Our Trainers

Interested in Personal Training?

Contact Tim Gesualdi, our PT manager at (860) 799-6880 or visit the PT desk for more information!

Elizabeth Dalton, Occupational Therapist offers aquatic therapy at New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club

Elizabeth Dalton

Elizabeth Dalton received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She holds licenses in CT, NJ, and PA in Occupational Therapy and is a registered therapist by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. For the past 12 years, Liz has developed extensive aquatic experience as well as teaching swim and water safety. She offers aquatic therapy in the warmth of our therapy pool. For more information, visit the Aquatic Exercise program tab on our website.


Tim Gesualdi, Personal Trainer, working out

Tim Gesualdi

Tim is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). His strengths include strength training, speed and agility. He is a former collegiate athlete and has youth sports and baseball coaching experience. He is passionate about the development of athletes and helping them achieve maximum efficiency.

His motto: "Look in the mirror. That's your competition."



Personal Trainer Elena Picarelli - Body Transformation Challenge

Elena Picarelli

Elena is certified in personal training, athletic training, and fitness nutrition and group fitness. Specific group fitness certifications include boot camp, TRX, and Pound Fit. 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. For those recovering from injuries or just getting started on their for-life fitness journey, modifications are available.


Lynn Priest, Personal Trainer

Lynn Priest

Lynn has 20 years of experience working in boutique, commercial, corporate and medical fitness centers. She has certifications in a variety of areas: Yoga, Pilates (mat and equipment), AFAA group exercise, ACSM personal training, CES (cancer exercise specialist), ACE Health Coach, Spin, Barre, Aqua Fitness and Ai-chi, LesMills/Mossa, Reiki, Reflexology, as well as having a 3rd degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. Further specialties include working with special populations such as those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, and rehabilitation from, for example, hip or knee replacement. She has experience in strength training, weight loss programs, Pilates, yoga, dance, martial arts, and certifications from 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.


Karin Shetler, Personal Trainer

Karin Shetler

Karin brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in the fitness industry to our Personal Training Team at NMFAC. For many years, she managed the Group Fitness programs at the iconic New York Health and Racquet Club in NYC. She was a Master Trainer for IMX Pilates and while VP of Franchise Sales, she also traveled throughout the country and even El Salvador to consult with franchise owners and train their staff in the IMX Pilates method. While working on her Masters in Exercise Science, she specialized in senior populations. She is NASM certified in personal training and as a senior fitness specialist and has specialties in cardiorespiratory training, metabolic training and integrated balance. She also has training as a Wharton Performance Flexibility Technician for safe and effective stretch technique and with MT Sinai Hospital for Functional Anatomy for Movement & Injuries. She works meticulously with clients on form and alignment.

Kathryn Smith, Personal Trainer

Kathryn Smith

Kathryn has a Masters Degree from the University of Denver and is certified in Personal Training, Pilates Reformer, Mat Pilates, HIIT, Yoga and Group Fitness. She has a strong background in dance and also enjoys skiing. She teaches a Mat Pilates class here at NMFAC on Saturday mornings as well.

Her favorite fitness quote: "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." - John F. Kennedy

Anthony Trocchio, Personal Trainer

Anthony Trocchio

Anthony has a degree in psychology (human behavior) from the University of Connecticut and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He specializes in weight loss, muscle gain, and mindset coaching. He has transformed his life through changing his habits and wants to help others with the knowledge he has gained.