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Stacy draws from more than 17 years experience in outdoor fitness training when leading her classes atop the pavement and under the trees of New York City parks. Using a background in tae kwon do, capoeira, kickboxing, and boot-camp drills, Stacy creates high-intensity routines that combine cardio and strength exercises that can be adjusted for various fitness levels. She forgoes fancy machines and instead uses the environment, sculpting strong arms with 15-pound weights brought in by clients or wiping sweat from the brow with a nearby leaf.
Stacy doesn’t just stay active through boot-camp instruction: She also leads an active lifestyle speaking at workshops and corporate events. Furthermore, she contributes articles to the Huffington Post, leads retreats, and teaches fitness while traveling to international locales, such as India.
Certified personal trainer Kimora Link fights inactivity with compassion. Whether he's leading a group boot-camp class or a private workout, he exemplifies patience, thoroughly explaining each exercise and helping his clients to properly position their bodies. He adheres to "progression philosophy"—the belief that everyone should build muscle at their own pace, instead of syncing their reps to underdog-movie training-montage scenes. His programs, therefore, accommodate all ages and fitness levels. With calisthenics courses, six-week wellness regimens, and youth conditioning plans in his fitness arsenal, he helps to motivate clients to adopt long-term healthy habits.
When people think of a boot-camp instructor, the image of a whistle-wielding drill sergeant often comes to mind. Nicole Cea McDermott shatters this stereotype with one graceful swing of a kettlebell. The owner of Healthy Balance NYC and a veteran dancer, McDermott's gentle, dedicated approach to exercise trades intimidating barks for individual attention and a sense of humor that sets even the most stoic medicine ball at ease. Participants set monthly goals for themselves and then build their strength and endurance during sessions including coed boot camps, women-only early-bird boot camps, and Saturday-morning boot camps set at picturesque Riverside Park.
The Fitness Factory Health Club supports a lifestyle dedicated toward the growth of health, well being, and personal excellence. You can feel this support from the enthusiasm of our staff, experience the rapid growth and body transformation by working with our highly specialized personal trainers.
The staffers at Brownstone Fitness, boasting backgrounds in professional dance, weightlifting, boxing, track and field, and reiki, put their collective talents together to design effective and practical private, small-group, and boot-camp workouts. Working to strengthen bodies using functional movements, the team relies on old-school exercises with minimal use of additional equipment. They cultivate a community vibe, encouraging clients to view themselves as healthy, dynamic, and powerful people even when their capes are at the cleaners.
Having shed 115 pounds through his own fitness regimen, Syncere "Syn" Martinez became a CrossFit devotee driven to help others discover their dream physiques. His tenacity has propelled him to complete several triathlons and earn certifications in disciplines such as running, Olympic weightlifting, and kettlebell training. Along with his experienced team of coaches, he fosters a competitive atmosphere in their trademark Brutality course, in which he motivates patrons in intense functional training and furious bouts of Battleship. In this course, he pushes patrons to reach their peak endurance, strength, and agility with running, free-weight lifting, and gymnastics maneuvers. Encouraging patrons of all backgrounds, their Afro Brutality line of clothing and CrossFit team celebrate diversity among their client base.
Syn and his team ascribe to CrossFit's ever-shifting workout-of-the-day program, and emphasize the development of sound technique to better execute the intensely challenging workouts. Tailored Brutality classes may aim for weight loss, strength, or stamina, and Brutality camp charts a custom fat-burning plan of exercise, nutritional guidance, and really, really hoping. The universal scalability of CrossFit maneuvers ensures that dedicated guests of all experience levels can enlist in CrossFit Harlem's class series.
ECITS-certified trainer Stacy Papakostas moves more quickly through time than most people. By injecting hyper-effective movements into her 60-minute boot camps she packs a full-body workout into three hours a week, churning out slimmer, more toned versions of people in a few months. She’s always kept her fitness focus feminine, specializing in women’s self-defense along with prenatal and postnatal therapeutic exercise. As a result, support and encouragement reverberate through the Central Park gatherings. Each student supports one another with a combination of sensitivity and motivation as workouts make use of the park, as patrons jog down paths, stretch on park benches, and perform plyometrics on the copper bill of Hans Christian Andersen’s duck. Her program welcomes women of any age and fitness level with a “no woman left behind” and “challenge everyone” philosophy, modifying exercises to ensure every client can keep up.