In 2012, Guy Adami—a Wall Street trader and panelist on CNBC's _Fast Money_—wanted to add a new line to his resume: ironman. To do so, he'd have to swap his wool suit for a carbon-fiber jersey and train his body to endure the grueling trifecta of a long-distance swim, bike ride, and marathon all in one day. He turned to Sherry Dattolo, a certified personal trainer who herself has completed multiple triathlons. With Sherry's help, Guy finally built the bulk and stamina to finally cross the finish line just after 11:30 p.m.—half an hour before the deadline.
As the owner of Make Time Fitness, Sherry works with her fellow trainers to tailor exercises that fit each person's capabilities and goals, whether they're looking to conquer the ironman triathlon, shed a few pounds, or start a new job holding the Earth on their shoulders for eternity. Beyond the fitness training, the gym also provides an on-staff massage therapist and holds regular yoga classes to help clients maintain a well-rounded fitness regimen.
The art of purifying, strengthening, and healing the body: that's how American Yoga Academy–certified instructor Kirlaynne views yoga. As such, she creates a serene atmosphere during her classes, so students can immerse themselves in this art of yoga. During her multilevel yoga classes, she focuses on breath awareness and proper alignment, and will assist students with more challenging positions. She furthers her study of yoga by attending Yoga Journal conferences and advanced workshops.
Jeannie, along with her staff of instructors at Easy Fitness with Jeannie, leads a variety of classes designed to strengthen and tone muscles while burning fat. Classes include energetic Zumba sessions of Latin dance based steps set to upbeat music, relaxing yoga for all skill levels, and intense boot-camp sessions incorporating plyometric and calisthenic exercises.
Between his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills and subsequent role as host of many ESPN sports specials, John Nies is something of a sports expert. Curiosity about ancient Eastern training led him into an eight-year apprenticeship with a doctor of Chinese medicine who showed John another side to training. John combined the two disciplines into his signature East West Chi Camp and opened The Power Center, a place for athletes and regular exercisers to transform both mind and body.
With the assistance of his team of trainers, John teaches classes that run the gamut from fun cardio kickboxing to full on, traditional wing chun kung fu training. He encourages students to study and embrace a simple philosophy he calls the seven disciplines, which infuse fitness with simple tenets such as nourishing your body, connecting with nature, and being able to count to at least seven.
Master Solomon Pavlou, a seventh-degree black belt with more than three decades of experience, still loves teaching the classic Korean martial art of tae kwon do to newcomers. At his studio, S. Pavlou Tae Kwon Do, he and his staff schedule classes for youngsters and teens alike. They also offer more fitness-minded tae kwon do classes for adults who want to get in shape and be able to chop their scales in half in case the screens display too high of a number.
Dance Time of New Jersey’s expert teachers lead students of all experience levels across the wooden floors during various dance classes. They teach a variety of styles, such as ballroom, Argentine tango and swing, and encourage students to try out their new skills during social dance parties. These parties help students contextualize their lessons by practicing with a variety of partners and conducting exceedingly formal small talk.