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Personal Training

We are currently offering virtual training sessions!

We can help you in the following areas including, but not limited to:

  • Body Fat & Weight Loss
  • Pre/Post-Natal Training
  • Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
  • Balance & Core Training
  • Sports Conditioning & Performance
  • Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) Training

Our approach to Personal Training at the JCCMW

Personal training at the JCCMW is all about helping you.  Whether you are training for a fun run or a marathon, wanting to get into shape, improve your cardiovascular fitness, we can help.  We first work with you to understand your goals and objectives.  We then apply the finest performance systems and validated solutions as we empower you to upgrade your life, based on the following four aspects of health and wellness:

  • Mindset. With the right mindset, you can tackle anything and perform at your best.
  • Nutrition. Food is fuel for the body and brain.  It’s about consuming what fuels the body best.
  • Movement. The right kind of movement is essential for health, weight management, performance and vitality.
  • Recovery. Recovery strategies help the mind and body repair, recharge and upgrade during rest.

We will design a customized personal training plan based on these four pillars.  We use them to hold you accountable and show you how to train smart – not just hard.  We’ll help you stay motivated and focused on your goals while you build a relationship with a professional trainer who cares about your well-being and success.  The benefits of our program include:

  • Greater strength and flexibility
  • Improvements in balance and core strength
  • Loss of body fat and weight
  • Getting back into exercise after an injury or other break from training
  • Customized programs designed to fit your goals

 Meet Our Personal Trainers

Our trainers are motivating and motivated, supportive, and skilled at creating effective programs to help you achieve your goals.  All are certified through one of the nationally accredited industry associations such as NASM, ACSM, NSCA, AFAA or ACE, and have at least one year experience working with clients.

Nicolas Camardella. Email camardellan@jccmw.org
Education: Business Management and Sports Studies, Manhattanville College
❖ NSCA Certified Personal Trainer ❖ CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Fitness & Health Philosophy:
Happiness comes through slow steady progress of key beneficial habits. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of the fundamental steps for uncovering pure happiness
● Strength and core training
● Sport conditioning
● Weight loss
● Muscle gain

Cathy Florakis
Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bachelor’s Degree of Science.  Focus PTI
❖ ACE  Certified Personal Trainer  ❖ ACE  Group Exercise Instructor ❖ EXOS  Fitness Specialist
Fitness & Health Philosophy:
My prescription for a healthy mind and body are daily exercise along with a healthy diet. I specialize in providing safe, fun, and effective custom, goal specific fitness programs designed for optimal results.  One small step at a time will lead to a healthier, happier, better you!
● Boot Camp 
● CORE Strength Training 
● Mobility & Flexibility
● Functional Movements
● Senior Fitness Specialist

Mardi Mandel Email: mandelm@jccmw.org
Education: Westchester CC Liberal Arts & University Albany Psychology Major
❖ ACE Clinical Exercise Specialist ❖ NASM Corrective Exercise Trainer ❖ AFAA Master Trainer ❖ IDEA TRX for Seniors ❖ EXOS Fitness & Performance Specialist
Fitness & Health Philosophy:
One Day or Day One? Everyone has to start somewhere, the thing is to start! I don’t believe in Fads and with over 20 years experience in the Fitness Industry tried and true works!
Mardi also participates in:
Light the Night
Animal Rights Activist
ASPCA Adopt Don’t Shop
● Post Orthopedic and Cardiac Rehabilitation
● Functional Movement Training
● (PNF) Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
● Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Saskia Mossel email: mossels@jccmw.org
Education: Academy Royal College of Art Bachelor of Arts and Communication in Belgium
❖ EXOS Fitness Specialist ❖ EXOS Performance Specialist ❖ TRX Level 1 Suspension Trainer ❖ AFAA Certified Personal Trainer ❖ Certified Cycling MPOWER Instructor: Schwinn
Fitness & Health Philosophy:
I pride myself in offering people the “joy” of exercise that delivers good health and wellness.
More from Saskia:
Exercise has helped me reduce overall work stress and fatigue!
● Bridging post physical therapy to previous full movement activity.
● Training clients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) & Parkinson’s Disease
● Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist
● Posture & Mobility Specialist

Deirdre Pachón, email: pachond@jccmw.org
Education: College Parsons School of Design, NYC
❖ AFAA Certified Personal Trainer ❖ ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor. ❖ ACE Senior Fitness Specialist ❖ EXOS Fitness Specialist
Fitness & Health Philosophy:
Address the imbalances first, in order to build a strong core foundation. Then you will be well on your way to achieving your goals.
More from Deirdre:
Deirdre has worked in the fitness industry since 1979. She is devoted to helping her clients by using effective listening skills; thus knowing when it’s the right time to push and when not too. Deirdre’s passion for Teaching and Training is how she continues to encourage and motivate her clients to get fit, keep fit and incorporate Fitness into their daily routine.
● Strength Training for Seniors
● Arthritis and Osteoporosis
● Balance Training
● Spine Health

Sadari Neville
Education:  BS Biology Concentration in Kinesiology with Dance Minor 
❖ ACE Certified Personal Trainer   ❖ NETA  Certified GEX Instructor ❖ Stages Cycling 
Fitness & Health Philosophy:
Adaptation before surrender. 
● Delivering safe and effective programming for clients in personal and group settings as well as modifications for all levels of fitness. 

Vaquan Tyree
Education: Westchester Community College Liberal Arts &   Sciences Herkimer Community College (Physical Therapy)
❖ ISSA Certified Personal Trainer  ❖ Healthsaver First Aid and CPR AED
Fitness & Health Philosophy:
There’s never a wrong time to invest in yourself. Don’t let your age, sex, size, or job keep you from being your best you. Strive for greatness, E.A.T. with me and satisfy your goals. LET’S E.A.T. !!!
● Strength Training 
● Sports Conditioning

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If you have any difficulty accessing your account, please call Customer Service at 914 472-3300 or email info@jccmw.org

All scheduled appointment cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to prevent being charged for the missed session.  Medical emergencies are an exception and please notify instructor when possible.