Post Rehabilitation Specialist
My personal training journey started in college. Before that, I was never really into any aspect of fitness. I ate what I wanted, ran a 15 min/mile and couldn’t tell you the difference between a plank or a pushup.
That all changed in college, when I began playing intramural sports. I ended up falling back on ice, giving myself major whiplash and a concussion. The impact was unreal and left me bed-ridden for three months. Pain medication, muscle relaxers and migraines became my norm, and doing simple activities such as driving became a task for me. Doctors kept telling me that the migraines would never go away, I would never be able to handle weight above my head and that there was nothing that they could do for me. It was something I refused to believe.
I wasn’t going to be slowed down by my injuries and my stubbornness and willpower drove me to find a solution. That was when I stumbled upon fitness.
Through complete trial and error, I quickly learned the technique and became obsessed with the gym. It wasn’t long until I learned how I could change my life; I managed to not only stop the migraines, but I can now accomplish things that everyone told me would be impossible.
Personal Training has taught me how to pass this knowledge onto others. I truly understand what it feels like to be hopeless and lost. I’ve helped many different clients of all backgrounds achieve their goals; this allowed them to witness changes that they didn't think were possible.
Redefine Fitness is my answer to all fitness questions. It's not about having the biggest muscles or being the fastest runner, rather it is about helping you redefine yourself into the best version that you can be!
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Certified Small Group Trainer
Qualified TRX Instructor
I am a healthy lifestyle personal trainer. Helping others achieve their goals, pushing through personal plateaus, and becoming their best selves is my passion and focus; and it has been for the past 20+ years.
I fell in love with fitness after high school and we still love each other, after all this time. Like many moms out there, I took a break from my personal training career to raise my 3 beautiful daughters (and my husband if I’m being honest). We lead an active and healthy life and have always tried to make fitness and clean eating just a normal part of our lives. You’ll find us walking the neighborhood, hiking, biking, running charity 5k races, or training for Spartan races.
As a certified personal trainer, my philosophy is simple - fitness is not one size fits all; that’s why there are so many amazing workouts, routines, and types of fitness equipment out there. Everyone is different and no two workouts or people are the same. Whether you want to get back in shape after a long break (or kids), train for an event (fitness or lifecycle), find out if your younger body still exists, or just get healthier - I want to be on that journey with you. For you Mommy’s out there, I totally get it because I live it every day. Finding “me time” while raising kids, feeding the family, being a mom, being a wife, and maybe working is crazy challenging. I’m here to take care of you while you make the investment in a stronger and healthier you. Mom power!
My style is I roll up my sleeves and work with you and support you every step of the way. I understand that going to a gym or starting a new workout can be scary and intimidating. I will be at your side and make this as comfortable and achievable as possible - nothing’s going to stop you! Redefine Fitness will be your safe zone and happy place.
A healthier you exists and my job is to help lead you there.
And just to make it official, my qualifications include:
Behavior Change Specialist
Functional Fitness Specialist
Qualified TRX instructor.
I grew up a competitive gymnast and athlete from a young age. After I had to retire from my first love and passion, gymnastics, I felt lost which is how I found weight training. I later went on to open up a successful gymnastics and fitness facility and still coach gymnastics today.I became a Certified Personal Trainer. I am passionate about health and fitness and the structure it brings to my life. I am now a professional bodybuilder and mom of two children and two dogs. Outside of the gym I also enjoy traveling and finding good restaurants. I want to show everyone that working out doesn’t have to be scary and can even be fun! I especially enjoy working with athletes on sports specific weight training to help enhance their performance. I can’t wait to give back to the community I grew up in and share health and fitness.
Growing up I was very active doing dance from kindergarten through middle school. Once I was in middle school I joined the Marching Band playing the flute, once in college I switched to doing color guard. I also was in girl scouts and stage crew.
It was at University that fitness became a part of my life. I would go to the gym to release stress and structure my day. I also began watching what I was eating and how much I was eating. After a few months I started not only feeling the differences but also seeing the differences. I had become a whole new person by graduation. But the biggest reward was when I went to the doctors and found out I had gotten the "Genetically" high cholesterol low enough to no longer have to take medication.
But every journey in life has a moment that humbles you. I was 22 years old working out in the gym not taking form into consideration and ended up doing permanent damage to my spine. It was after doing my own recovery I gained a true appreciation and passion for fitness training.
My goal as a trainer is to educate others on how to live a safe and healthy lifestyle.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Corrective Exercise Specialist
I've never been the picture-perfect example of fitness, but that is part of what drove me to start this journey! I've always believed that feeling healthy and strong is far more important than looking like any specific type or fitting a particular mold.
I started attending group classes at the nearest gym and went to Anthony for personal training to help keep me accountable. Overtime, he saw how much I enjoyed the progress we were making, but also how much I enjoyed the classes. He suggested that I start teaching them- I though he was crazy! Eventually his confidence in me helped push me to try and I got my certification. I loved it! After some time I decided to go even further and became a CPT so that I could work with people individually.
It's such a rewarding experience to work with people to reach their goals and help take care of themselves. I always look forward to seeing the progress that everybody can achieve without even realizing it!
Qualified TRX Instructor
Senior Fitness Specialist
Weight Loss Specialist
Hey everyone, I'm Meredith Joy!
My #1 passion is fitness and I absolutely cannot wait to share it with YOU! I've been a trainer for over 7 years now and I first joined a gym at 18 years old! Prior to that, I danced for 20 years at June Claire Dance Studio and it definitely taught me the importance of keeping my body physically fit and how I want to continue to keep it up all throughout my life. Once I joined a gym community I immediately fell in love with lifting weights and that's what led me to my career today! I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love each and every day and to share it with a team who feels the same way! I also love getting to work with clients who have specific goals that they would like to reach and helping them on their journey! It is always a goal of mine to bring energy and enthusiasm to each and every session! I want to help you fall in love with fitness and all the benefits that come along with living a healthy lifestyle! You don't have to give up foods you love to achieve your fitness goals. With balance, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
You can find me spending time with my family, friends and incredible boyfriend, Jake, and our precious pup, Jaia, when I'm not at the gym! Disney and Halloween are two of my favorite things and I love to cook!
I look forward to meeting and working with YOU! Let's do this together and may the force be with you!
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Senior Fitness Specialist
I began my fitness journey several years ago. I thought the way to be "healthy" was to starve myself and do hours of cardio every week, like all the magazines said. It left me feeling very restricted, dreading the gym, and worn down. It felt wrong to me, so I began doing my own research into health and fitness. By doing so, I realized that starvation and endless cardio weren't the answer- nourishing your body, incorporating strength training, and keeping workouts fun were the way to go!
Now, as a Personal Trainer, I don't see fitness as a chore but as a lifestyle. I love sharing healthy recipes, strength training (especially lower body!), and helping clients find a balance by both looking forward to their workouts and seeing results!
As a Registered Nurse, I am always updating myself on science- and evidence-based research in regards to health and fitness and incorporating it into training. I also have an advanced knowledge and understanding of the aging population and those with medical issues. I love being able to work in both areas of health and bridge these two passions together.
Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fat, target a particular muscle group, or gain confidence, I'd be happy to tailor a plan for you as an individual.
When I'm not in the gym, I like to keep an active lifestyle by hiking, kayaking, and participating in races (anything from 5Ks to Obstacle Races to Half Marathons).
NASM Certified Personal Trainer BSN-Registered Nurse CPR/BLS/AED Certified
After suffering from a giant cell tumor in her left leg at just 18 years old, and being told, she might never walk again, sports enthusiast Stacy Moutafis truly understands the importance of exercise and muscular development. Staci‘s recovery fueled her passion to help others in the fitness industry and launch her fitness journey. From being legally disabled to becoming an IFBB fitness pro in 2022.
Stacy has gone on to train both amateur and professional athletes of all ages, media personalities, pageant, contenders, and moms to be. Staci has also authored the bridal body book and has published over 100 articles related to fitness and nutrition.
Due to her news 12 experience and her time on 106.1 WBLI radio Stacy is nationally known for her strength and conditioning coaching and weight loss transformations.
Issa personal Trainer
Integrative nutrition health coach
Issa certified sports and fitness nutrition
Issa adaptive fitness and corrective exercise
Issa transformation specialist
Issa strength and conditioning
Issa Pilates certified
Certified yoga instructor
Strength & Conditioning Specialist
I fell in love with fitness through playing sports in my youth and throughout high school. Once I got older I began to care more about taking care of my body so I can be the best version of me no matter where life will take me. My goal is to share my exercise knowledge from my personal experiences, from what I have absorbed from those around me, and with everything I have yet to learn. I pride myself on working hard, and the universe will always take care of the rest. At the end of the day, hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard.
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Hello! I’m Veronica, and I’m a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist working for a local cardiac rehabilitation program. I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology from Hofstra and am an avid dad joke enthusiast and cat mom.
I’ve always been an active individual, participating in competitive swimming, soccer, cross country, and dance/theater. I took this for granted, and everything came crashing down when I was injured in a soccer match and developed a neurological disorder in my right knee, hip, and ankle. I went to countless physicians and was given the pass every time- “we don’t see anything wrong”, but every time I would leave the exam room limping and dejected. The only people who made me feel myself were my physical therapists and personal trainers. They gave me my life back through fitness and movement; so that’s what I wanted to dedicate myself to. I do that for my patients at work, teaching them that a healthy and active lifestyle doesn’t require all-or-nothing. It’s about change, progression, adaptation, progress, and setting yourself up for success.
I cannot be more excited to be here at Redefine Fitness with the amazing group of trainers who are just as dedicated to making fitness more accessible and realistic for our neighbors, friends, family, and anyone else who we meet along the way.
I have always been a go with the flow individual. I consider myself a happy-go-lucky individual and I love to carry that over into in my professional career. I have experience coaching multiple swim teams and teaching swim lessons to people of all ages and abilities. Kids and adults would describe me as a goofy, passionate individual who loves to see others succeed and grow. Two years ago I went back to school to get my Masters in Physical Education and I currently teach in a high school, which is an incredible learning experience. My goal working at Redefine Fitness is to encourage every unique individual I meet to better themselves through goal setting and personal achievement and to make them the happiest, goofiest, successful individual they can be.
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