June 13, 2016

One-on-One Personal Training

One on One training consists of the member working with their personal trainer for either a 30 minute or 60 minute appointment time depending on the program they choose.  The personal trainer utilizes the Individual Fitness Program (IFP) that was designed specifically for the member based on their assessment, and other input from a variety of sources. The trainer is an integral part of the members program, they become mentors and are the motivation at times to continue through the session.  Our IFP is made up of key areas, core, upper body, lower body, agility, and cardio with sports skills also mixed in if warranted.  We also work on coordination, balancing, eye hand coordination and gross motor skills.  We work with a variety of fitness equipment and we integrate fun in their program to keep them motivated.  We track their progress every time they come and are always working towards the members goals. This is a structured program with the end goal of improving their overall health as well as lowering their anxiety and improving confidence.

If you are interested in one-on-one personal training, please click here to fill out an intake form.

Meet Our Team!

Christina K. – Executive Director

After attending Bay Path College, Christina went on to pursue a career in Business Management. She brings more than 25 years of significant leadership experience at multi-million dollar businesses. Christina has been recognized on numerous occasions for her ability to motivate her team and her understanding of the value of nurturing close client relations. Her achievements gained her roles on multiple executive boards charged with improving business service and results. Christina’s dedication extends beyond her workplace, as she was chosen in 2006 to be a member of the Family / Faculty Board at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) which was responsible for driving and implementing positive changes at YNHCH. In this role, Christina also participated in delivering hospital wide training for all staff, leading to improvements in the overall family and faculty communication at YNHCH. Her own personal experience contributed to her passion to give back to terminally ill children and their families. Through Christina’s fundraising efforts she was successful in opening “The Family Resource Center”, at YNHCH which provides services and resources to families with sick children. Christina is married and has four daughters ranging in age from twelve to seventeen. Her love for her family inspires her commitment to positively impact the lives of families in need.

Michael C.  Director of Adaptive Physical Education

Michael graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2014 with a degree in Physical Education. During his time at SCSU, Michael was a founding member of Phi Epsilon Kappa, a member of the Physical Education Honor society and was a member of Beta Mu Sigma Fraternity. As a brother of Beta Mu Sigma, Michael put on the first annual Special Olympics formal dance for athletes and orchestrates Jail ‘n Bail yearly, a huge event in the SCSU community. Michael has worked with the Special Olympics since 2007, including coaching unified sports teams. He is currently a Physical Education teacher at the Glenholme School in Washington, CT.

 

Jackie S. – CFT, Personal Trainer

A graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jackie has earned a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. While at UMass she was a collegiate athlete playing four years of Women’s Rugby. Jackie has been working with children on the Autism spectrum for 3 years, and is currently working in Applied Behavioral Analysis at the ACES Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders. She has also been a CrossFit athlete for 2 years, and still participates in athletics, playing for the Hartford Wild Roses Women’s Rugby team, and a local Women’s Fastpitch softball league. Jackie is excited to combine her two passions, and help impact the lives of others through fitness and healthy lifestyles.

Chris N. – CFT, Personal Trainer

Chris is a group Leader, at the Autism Services & Resources Connecticut for the past 8 years. He has been a mentor to many children on the spectrum. Chris is 23 years old and is active in sports and loves the outdoors. Chris’ passion is helping children reach their true potential.

Brett D.– CFT, Personal Trainer

 Brett went to Becker College in Worcester Massachusetts and got his B.S. in Exercise Science. Out of college started working at East Haven High School as a Special Education Paraprofessional. I’ve worked there for four years and I coach football at Hamden High School and lacrosse at Amity. I am ISSA fitness trainer certified. I also work part time with a corporate fitness center called Health Fitness Corporation

Christine Z. – CFT, Personal Trainer

Christine is a 21-year old psychology major at Sacred Heart University. She loves being active whether it is playing sports, going hiking, horseback riding, or working out at the gym. Christine’s twin sister has Autism which helped teach her the importance of patience, understanding, acceptance, and compassion. She loves helping others and aspires to become a social worker after she completes graduate school.

Jacob B. – CFT, Personal Trainer

Jacob has his ISSA Youth Personal Trainers Certificate. Jacob has worked with individuals with special needs for over 5 years now. Jacob currently works here and at Chapel Haven in the Recreational Department. His passion for helping people on the spectrum and special needs kids in general started his junior year of high school. He was offered to be an assistant coach for the North Haven Unified Sports Team. This drove Jacob’s passion to continue working with special needs kids and adults. As high school went by, Jacob began helping out in vocational activity outside of schools and becoming a job coach for students. He also volunteers with a transition program in North Haven every Tuesday morning cooking and teaching adults kitchen skills.

Certifications:

  • CPR
  • ISSA Youth Personal Trainer Certification

Alicia P. –  CFT, Personal Trainer

Alicia graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Psychology and Human Services. She is returning to school to start a nursing program to further her career of helping people with special needs. Alicia has volunteered and worked with those with special needs for 5 years including non-profit work with residential programs at Chapel Haven Inc, private home care, and serving as SCSU Best Buddies chapter President. Over the years Alicia has participated competitively in many sports, including rugby, rowing, swimming, golf, and soccer. Alicia has received training and certifications with Zumba Inc. for teaching classes to those in special populations. Alicia is extremely passionate about working with and increasing her knowledge about individuals on the Autism spectrum to better serve their needs.