Shoreline Fitness

CLINTON, CT
141 MAIN STREET
(860) 669-9456
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OLD SAYBROOK, CT
210 MAIN STREET
(860) 388-9926
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Meet Our Trainers


Dana Brown  |  Kristine Ciardiello  |  Lisa Connelly  |  Cristin Cummins  |  Jenn Konin  | Jack Lancelin | Dan Lee  |  Mandy Lurvey | Sue Nelson  |  Alicia Peloquin  |  Marc Radawich  |  Diane Ruggiero  |  Paula Schmidt  |  Samantha Strott  |  Barb Sweeney  |  Heather Theriault  |


Staff Name

Dana Brown

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Pilates, Teenage athletes, Children & pre-teens, Weight loss, Cycling, Small group training, Group exercise, Special needs & physical limitations, Post & pre-natal, Post therapy training, Stability, Active isolated stretching, Golf training, Injury recovery training, Arthritis.

BIO
Dana’s training style is a culmination of over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry including personal training, group exercise and Pilates. Dana is dedicated to helping her clients achieve what Joseph Pilates referred to as “true health” through the maintenance of their bodies with the full integration of mind, body and spirit into every workout session. Dana’s extensive background allows her to combine her knowledge of anatomy, movement and alignment to create unique and corrective programs to promote improved body awareness and a greater ease of movement for people of all ages and fitness levels.

CERTIFICATIONS
Peak Pilates, PPS II Instructor
ACE, Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
Madd Dogg Athletics, Spinning Instructor
Les Mills Instructor – Body Pump, Body Flow
Active Isolated Stretching Trained

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Staff Name

Kristine Ciardiello

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Pilates, Weight Loss, Strength Building, Seniors, Special Needs and Physical Limitations, Pre and Post Natal, Flexibility and Stability, Balance, Active Isolated Stretching, Post Therapy and Injury Recovery, Arthritis, Small Group Training, Group Exercise.

BIO
While attending the University of Connecticut, Kristine discovered her love for physical fitness and all of its health benefits. After graduating with a degree in economics, staying in shape and exercising regularly continued to be an integral part of Kristine’s daily routine. After 11 years in the fast paced business world, Kristine left her job to have children. In 2000, after her second child, Kristine continued to be drawn to the world of fitness and became a certified Spin Instructor, teaching at several gyms in the immediate area. It didn’t take long for Kristine to realize that motivating and energizing people through exercise was her real passion. Consequently, in 2005, she added to her list of fitness certifications by becoming a certified Les Mills Body Pump Instructor. Always intrigued by body mechanics and its general effect on the overall fitness of one’s body, Kristine went on to study Pilates through the Peak Pilates System. After comprehensive training in classical Pilates and countless hours of personal practice, Kristine truly transformed her mind and body. She now finds satisfaction and enjoyment sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates. Kristine loves opening up the minds of new students as well as challenging those who want to test their boundaries. Her ability to “read” bodies allows her to tailor workouts based on individual needs. She believes that healthy movement patterns are the key to a strong body. Her personable nature helps her connect to clients of all ages and fitness levels. Come and join her on the fascinating journey to the Mind, Body, and Spirit connection through Pilates.

CERTIFICATIONS
Peak Pilates System, Level II Instructor
Madd Dogg Athletics, Spinning Instructor
Les Mills Instructor – Body Pump

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Staff Name

Lisa Connelly

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Pilates, Weight Loss, Strength Building, Seniors, Special Needs and Physical Limitations, Pre and Post Natal, Flexibility and Stability, Balance, Active Isolated Stretching, Post Therapy and Injury Recovery, Arthritis, Small Group Training, Group Exercise.

BIO
Lisa brings together the principles of classical Pilates with the modern advances of exercise science. Her caring and encouraging teaching style, keen eye for movement, and attention to detail help her clients improve their body awareness, strength, posture, and alignment. With a background in both Psychology and Elementary Education, some of Lisa’s greatest strengths are her patience and ability to connect with clients. She is a firm believer in continuing education and continually strives to improve her skills as a practitioner and teacher through more advanced certifications and workshops. Lisa has worked with every age group from teens to seniors, those with osteoporosis, scoliosis, arthritis, back, neck, shoulder and knee conditions, artificial hips and knees, and clients recovering from cancer. She enjoys creating unique exercise modifications to promote greater ease of movement and healthy biomechanics. Lisa is dedicated to personalizing exercise programs to help clients of all levels and capabilities reach their full potential in the gym and studio, and more importantly, to carry those skills into their everyday lives.

CERTIFICATIONS
Peak Pilates, PPS II Instructor
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
Madd Dogg Athletics, Spinning Instructor
TRX Suspension Training Instructor
Active Isolated Stretching Trained
SCSU, BS in Psychology

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Staff Name

Cristin Cummins

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Teenage athletes, Seniors, Youth & pre-teen, Weight loss, Strength building, Endurance training, Powerful explosive training, Special needs & physical limitations, Post therapy training, Stability, Active isolated stretching, Injury recovery training.

BIO
Cristin is a fitness enthusiast with a passion for changing lives. She began sharing her love for fitness with others in college, teaching various groups exercise classes. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in communications, she decided to follow her passion and begin a career in personal training. She recently moved back to her hometown and is ecstatic to be doing what she loves. Whether it’s shaking your booty in Zumba or hitting the floor with your chest and doing push-ups, Cristin is there to coach you through every second. Although she works with a large spectrum of clientele, she specializes in significant weight loss. She believes in focus and accountability. If you want to transform yourself badly enough and work hard enough, you can achieve it. Cristin’s goal is to not only give her clients the results they desire, but give them a new appreciation for their bodies and a craving for the next workout.

CERTIFICATIONS
National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M.), Certified Personal Trainer
Les Mills Body Jam Instructor
Zumba instructor
TRX Suspension Trainer
CPR/AED

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 Staff Name

JennKonin

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Pilates; seniors; children and preteens; young athletes; individual and small group training

BIO
Jenn has studied Pilates since 2006. After working in the corporate world for over 20 years she decided to transform her life and passion for Pilates into a new career. She has been trained by highly regarded leaders in the close-knit community of classical Pilates. Jenn is a discplined student as well as instructor, always adhereing to the Peak Pilates Method.
Jenn has an innate ability to connect with students of all ages. She is patient and caring and provides an environment that promotes learning. Pilates is a unique discipline designed to work from the inside-out focusing on core stability, flexibility, and quality of movement. With Jenn’s guidance, students develop greater body awareness, strength, and
confidence. Through Pilates they are able to feel and see results quickly.

CERTIFICATIONS
Peak Pilates, Level ll Instructor

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Staff Name

JackLancelin

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Weight loss, Speed and power training, Baseball, Football, Sports specific, Seniors, Teenage athletes, Children & pre-teens, Strength building, Endurance training, Propreoceptive exercise, Post therapy training, Stability and flexibility, Coordination, Golf training, Functional training, Active isolated stretching, Injury recovery training, Plyometrics

BIO
Jack is a multifaceted trainer who believes in mastering fundamental exercises to increase quality of life. With high enthusiasm and plenty of energy Jack can help you achieve great results with a strong base of scientific knowledge. Jack enjoys working with everyone regardless of ability or exercise history and can tailor a routine that is suited to your goals. For one of his college internships Jack organized a strength and conditioning program that remains up and running with multiple college students practicing exercise prescription on a variety of high school athletes. With small class sizes in an elaborate laboratory Jack received plenty of scientific and practical exercise experience to augment traditional classroom learning. Jack knows how to manipulate training sessions to elicit greater fitness alongside sharing advice on overlooked aspects of fitness and sport. Jack may also work at a lesser pace while incorporating important exercises that lead to a more advantageous lifestyle. He will leave you well exercised and more enthusiastic for your next session – Jump in with Jack!

CERTIFICATIONS
B.S. Exercise Science, Castleton State College
Active Isolated Stretching Trained
CPR/AED

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Staff Name

DanLee

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Sports Specific Training, Teenage Athletes, Football,Basketball, Lacrosse, Plyometric Training, Hypertrophy Training
Stability Training, Power Training, Exercise Correction Specialist, Special Needs, Elderly, Children and Teenagers,
Therapeutic Training, Weight Loss, Bodybuilding & Nutrition

BIO
Dan attended Western Connecticut State University for two years where he majored in Exercise Science and played both Football and Lacrosse. Dan has always had a passion for sports, fitness and muscular development since he was a child. In 2012, He attended Branford Hall Career Institute for the Professional Fitness Trainer Program. Immediately following his internship, Dan went on to obtain his NASM certificate. He has always enjoyed helping others and being involved in the success of others. Dan recently helped his mother lose over 130 pounds! He comes up with excellent, personalized and easy to follow programs that will reach even the goals that seem
unattainable… One Day at a Time.

CERTIFICATIONS
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED

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Staff Name

Mandy Lurvey

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Teenage athletes, Youth & pre-teen, Weight loss, Strength building, Endurance training, Small group training, TRX, Special needs & physical limitations, Post therapy training, Stability, Active isolated stretching, Sports specific training, Golf training, Injury recovery training, Arthritis, Couch potatoes.

BIO
Mandy’s objectives as a personal trainer are to take the phrase “I Can’t” out of your thoughts and to show that with a little effort, anything is possible. She believes nothing worth doing is easy; it’s hard work, dedication and self-belief that are the pivotal elements of success. Mandy’s desire is to help you reach all of your fitness goals. Mandy’s love for fitness started in high school where she participated in numerous sports including track & field, All Star softball and soccer. She currently holds the girls’ Javelin record of 122’.2” at Maloney High School in Meriden. Mandy advanced from student to instructor at Great Hollow Wilderness School where she learned many outdoor activities including mountain climbing, rock climbing and survival/leadership skills. What started as an athlete’s lifestyle has developed into a passion for helping others achieve all of their goals by designing the right fitness program.

CERTIFICATIONS
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
Branford Hall Career Institute, Professional Fitness Trainer
TRX Suspension Training Instructor
RIP Suspension Training Instructor
Active Isolated Stretching Trained

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Staff Name

Sue Nelson

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Seniors, Weight loss, Strength building, Endurance training, Cycling, Group exercise instructor, Special needs & Physical limitations, Post & pre natal, Post therapy training, Stability, Active isolated stretching, Golf training, Injury recovery, Arthritis, TRX.

BIO
Sue has been in the fitness industry since 1996, first as an instructor and then continuing as a personal trainer. Pleased with the results she gained while taking various group exercise classes, Sue wanted to share her positive experiences with others as an instructor. As a seasoned group exercise instructor, Sue realized she could impact others a one-on-one basis as a personal trainer and in 2003 earned her certification. Training people of all ages, Sue’s objective is to help each client achieve their fitness goals, emphasizing proper form to minimize risk of injury. Sue uses a combination of strength training and stretching to correct muscle imbalances. Having a strong Pilates background has helped her develop an eye for proper body alignment and the importance of core strength.

CERTIFICATIONS
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Group exercise certified instructor
Les Mills Body Pump instructor
Les Mills Body Flow instructor
Madd Dogg Athletics Spinning Instructor
Active Isolated Stretching Trained

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Staff Name

Alicia Peloquin

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Teenage athletes, Young and pre-teen, Nutrition, Small group training, Weight loss, Strength training, Stability and balance, Supplements

BIO
Alicia has a background for being physically active starting at the age of six as a ballet and point dancer. She stated her dancing by enrolling in Dance with Gena, then moved on to Easter Connecticut Ballet excelling in dance for ten years. After exposure to the her sister’s body building competitions, Alicia began her quest to continue in the health & fitness industry. Her vast knowledge and love for fitness motivates her to become more active herself and also pushes her to want to help and encourage others in their own fitness quests. Alicia’s passion for fitness and the ability to see clients potential is why she chose personal training as her career. Alicia believes everyone can lead a healthy and fit lifestyle

CERTIFICATIONS
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
ISSA – Certified Personal Trainer
TRX – Certified Instructor
First Aid
CPR/AED



Staff Name

Marc Radawich

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Strength building, Special needs & physical limitations, Stability, Active isolated stretching, Golf training, Injury recovery training, Self myofacial release stretching, Injury recovery training

BIO
Marc has a wide range of experience in the world of fitness. In addition to personal training, he spent seven years as a coach to the Clinton Junior Varsity baseball team. This gave him the experience of instructing a group of people in an organized fashion. Getting the most out of young athletes was a fun and challenging learning experience for Marc as well as his students. In 2007, Marc started working with the Yale Pediatric Cardiology Department, running the Exercise Stress Lab, adding even more knowledge and experience to his repertoire. Exercise is something that Marc truly enjoys doing himself, so making it a positive experience for others is a real pleasure for him. While he enjoys strength training, he sometimes relies on the help of his dog to get all the necessary cardio work in. Marc always makes the effort to create enjoyable sessions so his clients can work to their full potential. He understands that people often do not realize what they can accomplish until they have tried it. Marc believes that the best part of fitness is that there is no end; the progressions of training make it so that even the most trained athlete has to push their body and mind to continually improve.

CERTIFICATIONS
University of California of PA , BS in Fitness and Wellness
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
Active Isolated Stretching Trained
TRX Suspension Trainer

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Staff Name

Diane Ruggiero

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Seniors, Weight loss, Strength building, Small Group Training, Group exercise instructor, Special needs & Physical limitations, Post therapy training, Stability, Active isolated stretching, Injury recovery, Arthritis

BIO
Diane has been a personal trainer for over 11 years. With her bubbly personality, true passion for fitness and great compassion for people, she has motivated countless clients in achieving their personal fitness goals. Diane believes achieving goals should be challenging but fun. As a seasoned personal trainer, her focus is on quality of movement, proper body alignment, and safety as she guides her clients towards achieving higher levels of functional fitness and greater body awareness. Diane believes everyone has limitless potential and inspires her clients utilizing dedication, determination, and desire. Diane has attended numerous seminars and workshops including hip & knee replacement exercises, fall prevention exercises, and speed & agility training. In her spare time, Diane enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters and baking.

CERTIFICATIONS
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
Les Mills Instructor – Body Pump
R.I.P.P.E.D. Instructor
Active Isolated Stretching Trained
AIFE – Older Adult Fitness Trainer
TRX Suspension trainer

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Staff Name

Paula Schmidt

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Children & pre-teens, Weight loss, Strength building, Group exercise instructor, Small group training, Special needs & physical limitations, Post therapy training, Stability, Active isolated stretching, Arthritis.

BIO
Paula’s love for movement started through dance at the early age of three. She continues that passion believing there is nothing more freeing than dance. It was this passion for fitness and dance that led her to obtaining her certification as a personal trainer and Peak Pilates teacher. Paula has a deep appreciation for the health and healing benefits of Pilates and believes that anyone can do Pilates and benefit from it. She is very passionate about educating people about their bodies while encouraging them to challenge themselves to obtain their goals. She enjoys teaching to all fitness levels while striving to offer each class or client an enjoyable experience. Paula teaches with compassion and intellect, and brings a smile and positive attitude to every session.

CERTIFICATIONS
W.I.T.S., Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Instructor
Zumba Instructor
R.I.P.P.E.D. Instructor
Active Isolated Stretching Trained

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Staff Name

Samantha Strott

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Seniors, Youth & pre-teen, Weight loss, Strength building, Endurance training, Small group training, TRX, Special needs & physical limitations, Post therapy training, Stability, Active isolated stretching, Injury recovery training, Arthritis

BIO
Samantha’s personal experiences and witnessing the positive impact exercise has on people’s lives are what made her want to become a personal trainer. She believes that people can empower themselves through exercise to be able to live a healthy and highly functional life. Through exercise, she has helped people continue to do the things they love without constraints, and accomplish things they never thought possible. Samantha enjoys the outdoors and stays fit with a combination of weight training, running, and kickboxing.

CERTIFICATIONS
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Suspension Training Instructor
Kickboxing Instructor
Active Isolated Stretching Trained

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Staff Name

Barb Sweeney

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Teenage athletes, Weight loss, Strength building, Endurance training, Cycling, Group training, Group exercise, Stability/balance, Injury recovery training

BIO
Barb is a fantastic motivator with high energy and lots of passion for health and fitness! Her accomplishments include a 1st D Black Belt with United Studio’s of Self Defense, Trainer for MTV’s show “MADE” and Bikini, Figure and Fitness Competitor. For over the past 10 years, Barb has been teaching the Daniel Hand HS in Madison off campus gym elective. Barb was the team leader for Shoreline’s Biggest Loser program and really has transformed so many lives…believe in yourself and lift with confidence!

CERTIFICATIONS
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA – Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA – Certified Group Exercise Instructor in Step and Kickboxing
Certified P90X Instructor
Les Mills Instructor – Body Pump
Team Lead Madd Dog Athletics Spinning Instructor
TRX Suspension Training Instructor
Active Isolated Stretching Trained

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Staff Name

Heather Theriault

TRAINER SPECIALTIES
Teenage athletes, Seniors, Youth & pre-teen, Weight loss, Strength building, Small group training, Group exercise, Endurance training, Powerful explosive training, Special needs & physical limitations, Pre & post-natal

BIO
Heather enjoys exercise in many ways. She has worked with children and adults since 2006 and always brings excitement, energy, and electricity to every session. Heather loves high-energy workouts that help her clients reach their fitness goals! She believes that fitness should be a huge priority in everyone’s life and that workouts should be fun, challenging, and should always make you feel motivated and proud. Heather teaches many group exercise classes such as XTrain and various Les Mills programs.

CERTIFICATIONS
WITTS, Certified Personal Trainer
Les Mills Instructor – Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Step, Body Attack, CX WORX
Madd Dogg Athletics Spinning Instructor
R.I.P.P.E.D Instructor
TRX Suspension Trainer
CPR/AED