Alex started showing her love for fitness at a young age. She competed locally and nationally for an All Star Cheerleading team for 8 years. During that time she won 14 national championships. Alex spent her free time coaching a recreational cheerleading team. Alex started teaching fitness in 2012. Her vast variety of classes include: Zumba, Zumba Step, Body Jam, Aqua Aerobics, and Spin (Ride). She is currently certified as a group fitness instructor by NETA Fitness. Alex enjoys instructing and motivating others to reach their personal goals while showing them that exercise can not only be rewarding but fun!
Denise Baldwin, CHHC
Denise is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and received her nutrition training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.The education from IIN has equipped Denise with extensive training to work with clients to understand the impact nutrition has on their entire well-being. Her passion is to help people reach their optimal selves and improve their health, energy and balance through practical lifestyle modifications with sustainable goals.Denise is the mother of 3 children and her favorite activities include anything outdoors, hiking, biking, tennis, and golf.
Patty has always loved to be active. She played basketball and ran track in high school and then continued to play basketball and softball in college at a small Division III school. She received her certification for spin about 9 years ago from Johnny G/Maddog. She teaches a bunch of MOSSA(pre choregraphed) classes- power core, centergy, ride, blast, TRX(only at JF) and Plyoga.
Patty has 4 kids and loves to snowboard and play tennis. She of her other accomplishments: she ran the NYC marathon on 2002 and completed a half Iron Man in 2014.
Lauren Bernstein is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetic Educator. She received her BS in nutrition from the University of Maryland and completed a one year internship at Cornell-Weill Medical Center before receiving her Masters in Nutrition. She practiced for the next 8 years at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, three of those years with the Pediatric GI team. In 2006 she opened The Nutrition Center of Westfield offering one-on -one counseling for children and adults. In addition, she has facilitated several weight loss programs and has been a speaker on various nutrition topics for company wellness groups and fitness centers.
Growing up in Maplewood, NJ my father exposed me to the world of sports, where I immediately fell in love with football. Nick played a variety of sports and in the midst of his high school career, he made it his mission to hone in on his football and lacrosse skills. At Columbia High School he was captain for both the football and lacrosse teams, earning multiple awards such as most dedicated and honored player.
After graduation in 2006, Nick’s passion for sports grew. Nick pursued personal training and earned his ISSA certification in only a few months. Seven years later he continues to train and motivate clients to become healthy, happy and as fit as possible.
Whitney is NCSF certified personal trainer. She has always had a love for fitness and dance. Growing up Whitney played soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball and track and field. With dance, Whitney has participated in ballet, lyrical, tap and West African dance for 20+ years.Whitney has a B.S in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in College Park. Whitney draws her passion from her own fitness journey after struggling with gaining over 20lbs during college. Whitney loves to bring a positive attitude and fun to her high intensity classes. She likes her clients to work hard but have fun at the same time!
Ann Espinoza is a Registered Dietitian who graduated in 2004 from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. She then went on to complete a dietetic internship during 2004-2005 at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ that requires 900+ hours of practical experience. Ann has worked in various settings such as hospitals, one-on-one counseling, adult & children’s wellness programs, and long term care. She also started her own business in 2016, Season Your Health, preparing healthy, individually packaged meals for clients and plans to offer nutrition counseling services soon! Ann is excited to be an integral part of the Jeni-Fit “Deflate Your Weight” program!