Private Training

Private training lets you focus on your particular health and wellness goals with the personal support of one of our highly skilled trainers. Passionate and dedicated, our trainers have the creativity to imagine new fitness solutions, the expertise to recognize actual limitations, and a motivational approach that encourages clients to achieve what they thought they could not. Click here to read our trainer profiles, or contact the MAC concierge for a recommendation based on your goals and personal workout style.

BETH LACOMB-WOLPERT

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from SUNY Purchase

CERTIFICATION
• Dharma Mittra Yoga

SPECIALIZATION
• Injury management
• Body alignment technique
• Weight management

BACKGROUND
• Former professional dancer
• Over 25 years of teaching experience

DON HARVEY

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education and Recreation
• Didsbury Training College, Manchester, UK, Physical Education and Sport

CERTIFICATION
• NSCA personal trainer
• American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals post-rehab conditioning specialist

SPECIALIZATION
• Health and fitness for people with chronic illness and disabilities

BACKGROUND
• MAC Trainer for 15 years

KOSTAS TSIOURIS

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Teacher of Physical Education/Sports Coaching from Sports Academy in Athens, Greece
• Master of Science in Education and Exercise Physiology from Queens College

SPECIALIZATION
• Coaching of all ages in a variety of different sports
• Evaluating and prescribing exercise and weight loss programs
• Post injury rehabilitation including but not limited to cardiac rehab and sports injury

JEFFREY POLANCO

CERTIFICATION
• IFPA personal trainer
• NASM personal trainer
• CPR and AED American Safety & Health Institute

SPECIALIZATION & INTERESTS
• Resistance training
• Kickboxing
• Stability core work
• Post-workout stretching

KUMANI SCOTT

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Nicole Auster

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Arts in Communication, San Francisco State University

CERTIFICATION
• Schwinn Cycling MPower (with Wattage) certified instructor
• CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross

SPECIALIZATION
• Strength and Endurance
• Group Fitness
• Weight Loss

BACKGROUND
• Competitive swimmer and water polo player in high school and college
• Cycling instructor since 2012

TORELLO CABROL

EDUCATION
• Degree in Computer Science from Queens College, Flushing, NY

CERTIFICATION
• American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification
• Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) Fitness Instructor Certification
• Schwinn Cycling Instructor Certification
• Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning Instructor Certification

SPECIALIZATION
• Personal Training
• Group Fitness
• Swim Instruction

BACKGROUND
• Over 15 years of experience in a wide range of fitness training

LOREN CRABBE

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY New Paltz

CERTIFICATION
• AFAA personal training, group fitness and Pilates

SPECIALIZATION
• Core stabilization
• Group Fitness
• Pilates
• Strength/Conditioning
Rehabilitation & Correction

Domenica Fossati

EDUCATION
• Bachelors in Music from the University of North Texas with a concentration in African Music and Dance studies
• Master of Fine Arts from New York University

CERTIFICATIONS
• Zumba

SPECIALIZATION
• Zumba and West African Dance

BACKGROUND
• Domenica Fossati is a dancer and freelance musician based in New York City.She studied West African rhythm and dance in Ghana and tours with the Afrikenia Cultural Troupe of Ghana. Raised in Venezuela and Miami – the heart of the Zumba movement.

PAT GILLIS

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University

CERTIFICATION
• ISSA personal training
• Tiger MMA kickboxing and martial arts
• Muay Thai kickboxing from Phuket, Thailand

SPECIALIZATION
• Group fitness classes
• MMA training
• Kickboxing training
• Athletic training for teams

BACKGROUND
• In-house trainer for multiple hedge funds

GAIL GRANBERRY

EDUCATION
• 2009 received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CERTIFICATION
Teaching since 2011, Gail completed her Comprehensive Pilates training with Balanced Body and is certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
• AFAA Group Exercise Certificate
• TRX Suspension Training Level 1
• Balanced Body Barre

SPECIALIZATION
• Flexibility
• Core Strength
• Muscle Tone

BACKGROUND
• Gail began studying movement when she began ballet at the age of six. Her dance background includes ballet, jazz, modern, character, contemporary, and hip hop. Through dance, she discovered Pilates and was instantly hooked. Gail loves to move and believes movement is the key to a happy and healthy mind and body.

TALISA HAYES

EDUCATION
• B.A. in Psychology from City College

CERTIFICATION
• NASM personal trainer
• AFAA group exercise instructor
• ISCA kickboxing and boxing instructor
• AAAI pre/post natal

SPECIALIZATION
• Cardio sculpt
• Abs
• TRX
• Boxing

LAURA HAYES

EDUCATION
• University of Connecticut

CERTIFICATION
• AFAA Group Exercise
• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
• NASM Optimum Performance Training
• International Sports Conditioning Association Kickboxing Round II
Annette Lang Pre and Post Natal
• Grey Cook (FMS) Functional Movement Systems
• CPR/AED

SPECIALIZATION
• Corrective Exercise
• Strength Training
• Alignment Training
• Flexibility Training

BACKGROUND
• Dance: Ballet, Jazz, Breaking, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, African, Modern, Latin

CRYSTAL KAPLAN

EDUCATION
• Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology / Philosophy from Rutgers University

CERTIFICATION
• RYT® 200 Registered Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Alliance (completed a 200-hour Sacred Sounds Yoga teacher training program, currently pursuing 300-hour certificate)
• CPR

SPECIALIZATION
• Yoga for athletes
• Yoga for spiritual development

BACKGROUND
• Ballroom dancing
• Runner (training for her seventh marathon)
• Creator of Crystal Vida, a health and fitness blog

ALBERTE NILAUSEN

EDUCATION
• Earned Honors of Dance from The Ailey School, working with directors Tracy Inman and Melanie Person

CERTIFICATION
• Certified Apprentice in Gyrokinesis method, trained under master teacher Miriam Barbosa

SPECIALIZATION
• Dance
• Gyrokinesis

BACKGROUND
• Yoga and Pilates

Shu-Fy Pongnon

EDUCATION
• BA in Sociology from Columbia University
• MA in Broadcast Journalism fromNew York University Graduate School of Journalism

CERTIFICATIONS
• Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Exercise Instructor
• Prenatal Fitness Instructor - Dancing Thru Pregnancy
• Licensed Zumba Instructor

SPECIALIZATION
• Zumba
• Total Body Conditioning

PHIL SCHUSTER

EDUCATION
• Earned a Bachelor of Science from New York University in Music / Music Business
• Attended C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University

CERTIFICATION
• RYT® 200 Registered Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Alliance (completed a 200-hour ISHTA yoga teacher training program)
• RYT® 500-hour certification training completed (included ISHTA Yoga advanced 300 Hour training), certification from Yoga Alliance pending

SPECIALIZATION
• ISHTA Yoga
• Asana, Pranayama, Restorative, Meditation, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Prenatal, Yoga Nidra
• Working with people who are new to yoga, have injuries
• Working with athletes, artists, and actors

BACKGROUND
• Assisted Sarah Platt-Finger and Douglass Stewart at the Solstice in Times Square Mind Over Madness Yoga gathering in June 2017
• Assisted Sarah Platt–Finger at the Bryant Park summer weekly Yoga series in June 2017

TONY SMITH

CERTIFICATION
• NASM certified personal trainer
• Certified to instruct people to use and perform exercises with Russian kettle bells

SPECIALIZATION
• Developing programs for everyone from the fitness beginner to the professional athlete

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KIT WEST

CERTIFICATION
• Certified as personal trainer, aqua aerobics instructor, and nutritionist consultant by the American Aerobics Association international (AAAI) and the International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA)
• Certified CPR and AED by the American Red Cross

SPECIALIZATION
• Aqua aerobics
• Cardio-kickboxing
• Boot camp
• Total Body Conditioning classes

BACKGROUND
• 17 years of experience in the fitness industry

DION WILSON

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, SUNY at Purchase College

CERTIFICATION
• American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

SPECIALIZATION
• Weight Loss
• Group Fitness
• Strength and Conditioning
• High Intensity Interval Training
• Flexibility
• Chronic Pain / Injury Management

BACKGROUND
• Professional concert and Broadway dancer
• Over 20 years of experience teaching all ages

ANDREW WOLFF

CERTIFICATION
• Certified in CPR, AED and First Aid

SPECIALIZATION
• Strength training
• Post-rehabilitation in clients over 40

BACKGROUND
• Competed as natural bodybuilder and strongman

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MARK WOLZ

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Master of Arts in Anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies

SPECIALIZATION
• Therapeutic yoga and meditation
• Through yoga, help clients build strength, improve flexibility and develop focus

BACKGROUND
• Certified astrologer

RICKY YOUNG

CERTIFICATION
• Licensed by the New York State Athletic Commission
• USA Amateur Boxing Federation

SPECIALIZATION
• Cardio Boxing

BACKGROUND
• Former professional boxer

AMIN AKTHAR

CERTIFICATION
• AAPTE
• ASCM
• EFTI
• NSCA personal trainer
• Cross Fit personal trainer

SPECIALIZATION
• Performance and aesthetics by using sport specific testing sessions
• Nutrition
• Injury prevention

AL VAUGHN BROWN

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Physics from Hofstra University

CERTIFICATION
• ISSA specialist in sports conditioning
• ACE personal training
• AAHFRP post rehab conditioning specialist

SPECIALIZATION
• General fitness
• Post rehabilitation fitness
• Speed and strength development for athletes

BACKGROUND
• Brief professional Arena Football League career

Tiffanie Csortos

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University

CERTIFICATION
• 40-hour certification in Ashtanga yoga (Vinyasa yoga) from Ki-Atsu Institute
• 200-hour Hatha yoga from Yogaworks
• 300-hour professional Hatha yoga certification
• ISSA weight training professional/personal training certification
• Pilates-Mat certification from Power Pilates
• CPR certified

SPECIALIZATION
• Yoga
• Pilates
• Spin
• Personal Training

NICK DE VINE

EDUCATION
• Midlands Technical College

CERTIFICATION
• National Academy of Sports Medicine Certification

SPECIALIZATION
• Rehabilitation and Corrective Exercise
• Performance training
Strength and Core Conditioning
Flexibility, Range-of-Motion, and Balance

BACKGROUND
• 20 Years of Experience in Physical Training

RICHIE GATCHALIAN

EDUCATION
• Hofstra University

CERTIFICATION
• NSCA
• CSCS
• ISSA
• CHEK

SPECIALIZATION
• Kettle bell concepts

GYASI GRANT

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Plattsburgh State University

CERTIFICATION
• ASCM certified personal trainer

SPECIALIZATION
• Functional training

ANDREW KOSHEFSKY

EDUCATION
• Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Queens College

CERTIFICATION
• CPR
• AED
• First Aid

SPECIALIZATION
• Strength training
Post rehabilitation in clients over 40

BACKGROUND
• Competed as natural bodybuilder and strongman

DAVID PENA

CERTIFICATION
• NSAM
• TRX
• P90X

SPECIALIZATION
• Pre/Post Natal

ROBERT PORCO

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from SUNY New Paltz

SPECIALIZATION
• Sport specific injury prevention

BERNADETTE SNEERINGER

EDUCATION
• Graduate of French Culinary Arts Institute

CERTIFICATION
• ACE personal trainer and group fitness instructor
• ACE clinical exercise specialist
• NY State licensed massage therapist
• Lifestyle and weight management consultant
• CHEK holistic life coach
• Metabolic typing advisor
• Osteopathic manual therapy
• Active release technique
• Certified Reiki Master

SPECIALIZATION
• Develops holistic strategies to combat the negative effects of fast paced, stressful lifestyle

BACKGROUND
• Top certified lifestyle consultant in NYC for over 15 years

Rauly Leino

TITLE
• Basketball Coach

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Travel & Tourism from Niagara University

SPECIALIZATION
• College and Pro basketball coaching and player development

BACKGROUND
• Former professional basketball player

MASTER HAL SCHIFF

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Athletic Administration

CERTIFICATION
• Received his 5th Dan Black Belt in 2009

SPECIALIZATION
• Teaching basic techniques

BACKGROUND
• Began Tae Kwon Do studies in 1974
• Studied with the late Grandmaster S. Henry Cho in 1987
• Presently chairs the S. Henry Cho Tae Kwon Do Testing Committee

MASTER JIM AUTERI

CERTIFICATION
• Received 5th Dan Tae Kwon Do Black Belt in 2012

SPECIALIZATION
• Specializes in teaching basic techniques and self-defense

BACKGROUND
• Began martial arts training in 1972 and holds belt certification in karate, judo and jiu-jitsu
• Started with the late Grandmaster S. Henry Cho in 1991