Meet the Trainers


MEET THE TRAINER- COACH STEPHANIE 

Q: When did you first discover a passion for fitness?
A: I played sports all through my youth and grew up in a very active and healthy family.

Q: Describe your favorite workout:
A: I don’t have A favorite workout. I like variety! 
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I definitely prefer challenging & intense workouts!! Adding the TRX has been great for all who have participated in the classes.

Q: What do you like most about working with members?
A: Our members are the best! They come in all ages & fitness levels, so they keep me on my toes. Also, they are all very kind & have made my time here at the JCC quite enjoyable.

Q: What’s your number one healthy diet/exercise tip?
A: “Diet” has such a negative feeling… I prefer to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Avoid processed/packaged foods and keep moving! 

Q: How would you encourage someone to stay motivated?
A: By stressing all the positives of healthy living… not focusing on “aesthetics” but on the medical benefits (lowers blood pressure, improves heart & lung function, prevents osteoporosis).


MEET THE TRAINER-COACH CRAIG

Q: When did you first discover a passion for fitness?

A: During my internship at NSU, I worked for a group fitness company and taught a variety of athletes at various ages and levels. Kids to teens, to adults, and semi pro athletes. We taught everything from running to lifting weights. After the internship, I knew group fitness brought out the best coach in me.

Q: Describe your favorite workout:

A: I love any type of high intensity workouts that ask for a variety of challenges: running, lifting, bodyweight. Every day needs to be different to keep me motivated.

Q: What do you like most about working with JCC members?

A: Watching them progress and become more confident. They actually grow and take on more challenges whether physical or mental. And they take that new element and pass it forward to family and friends.

Q: What’s your number one healthy diet/exercise tip?

A: If you can catch, hunt, snare, grow, or harvest it, eat it. Avoid processed foods as much as possible.

Q: How would you encourage someone to stay motivated?

A: Get a workout buddy. Never do it alone. Join a group; introduce yourself to a fitness professional, jump into a class. We were all beginners when we started, smile big and take a chance.