Meet the Pros

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Jenifer Wirtshafter

A lifelong devotee to fitness and exercise, Jenifer started teaching group exercise classes during high school at age 15. She went on to teach a variety of classes at Rutgers University and the American University in Paris. While in college, Jenifer raced on the downhill ski team. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Jenifer pursued her love for the outdoors and skiing and became a ski instructor in Vail, Colorado. After many years in the corporate world working for General Electric, Jenifer returned to her passion, became an ACE certified trainer and founded Jeni-Fit in 2006. She has multiple fitness certifications and has studied nutrition extensively. Jenifer loves to compete in recreational races, downhill ski, cross country ski, bike, run, swim, lift, and play tennis. She practices what she preaches and her enthusiasm for health and fitness is contagious and motivational.

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Christine Ramos

Our Director of Operations is a home-grown, Jeni-Fit success story. Having been a client of Jeni-Fit for years, she decided to participate in the first ever Deflate Your Weight challenge in November 2012. She was determined to reclaim her health and take off unwanted pounds. Chris followed the program, inspired her partners and lost 20 pounds in six weeks! Since the challenge, Chris continues to take Jeni-Fit classes regularly, implements the nutritional tips into her daily life and is now down over 50 pounds! Chris’ personal journey has inspired her to teach others. She is currently certified in Piloxing, indoor cycling (Schwinn) and is trained in the Jeni- Barre method. Chris brings positive, contagious energy to all her classes. She motivates and inspires her clients to work and live up to their potential. She is proof that change truly does happen at Jeni-Fit in mind, body and spirit. Chris believes fitness classes should be motivating, challenging but most of all fun! So join her at the Barre for sculpting and toning, dance and box with her in Piloxing or take a Ride with her, where you will torch calories in a dance club environment. The music rocks and so does Chris!

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Tanya Conyers

Tanya is an all-around fitness professional but she feels that indoor cycling is her specialty, her heart. She wants you to do your best, on your own level. Tanya will take you to a journey during classes with energy even as you unwind and relax your mind while your body works up a sweat. Tanya is a Smartride, Flowride with Polar, MyRide+ and most recently Schwinn-certified instructor. So, just come on, let’s keep it moving!

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Anthony Conyers

Anthony is an accomplished, seasoned and inspiring indoor cycling instructor with more than 20 years of experience. Originally trained in 1992 with Johnny G, the founder of Spinning, Anthony turns every class into a unique experience with his passion, talent and endless energy. He loves watching his classes to grow from a room full of individuals training together to a team of people who know, encourage and support each other. He has been Reebok, Schwinn and Flowride-certified. Anthony has been successfully instructing classes in Finland for the past 14 years and now we have him here at Jeni-Fit!

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Lori Sternberg

Lori is certified as an Indoor Cycling Instructor and in Level 2
CPR/AED. Her areas of specialization include, Indoor Spin, Running, Kickboxing
.  Wellness Philosophy: I strive to set high goals for myself in both nutrition and fitness. I am very competitive (with myself as well as with others) and find that I am constantly trying to beat my goals and take it to the next level. Working towards any goal and reaching it can really boost your self-esteem, energy and mood. A little competition even within yourself can be healthy.
Personal Notables: I am a competitive runner placing in my age group and overall in 5ks,10ks, Trail Runs, Biatholons, and Obstacle Courses. I have played soccer with the Westfield Women’s Soccer Team since it’s inception in 2009 and enjoy boxing in my free time. I train with professional boxing coaches at a Fight Club in North Plainfield. My coaches there also trained Heavy Weight Champion Lenox Lewis. Prior to that, I was originally trained by Master Richard Naval at a martial arts studio in Davis, California.

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Roxanne Miller

Having received her personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Roxanne is excited to be part of the Jeni-Fit team!  Having always possessed a love of fitness via dance and group classes, she discovered her love of weight lifting after graduating college when she needed a challenging, yet flexible workout routine to fit her new busy life-style as a professional in the mental health field.  Since then, she has become determined to share her favorite stress reliever with others.  A Social Worker at heart, her goal is to empower clients to learn to love themselves – inside and out – while creating their ideal body.
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Tara Cantagallo

Tara is Mad Dogg certified in Spin and an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. She uses her class as a platform to motivate and challenge her attendees. Her main goal is to make you proud of what you accomplished each time you walk into that room! Tara has been an Adapted Physical Education teacher since 2004 in Bernards Township, where she teaches her students the importance of health and fitness. In her off time, she enjoys participating in Tough Mudders with her husband and spending time with her son and two dogs.

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Tara Kelly Jablonski

A lifelong athlete, competing at the collegiate level as a Division I Field Hockey Player at the University of Richmond, my interest and passion has always been health and fitness. As a fitness enthusiast, I have completed several full marathons, half marathons, triathlons and other smaller races. Graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies, I combined my passion for health and fitness with my love for helping others by joining The Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies’ Team in Training Campaign. I now work in the Development Department of The Thyroid, Head, and Neck Cancer Foundation where, similarly, we organize athletic fundraising events (and other special events) to help in the fight against cancer.   I am Spinning Certified and love using my passion to encourage and motivate others! I also enjoy yoga, barre, and all outdoor activities.

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Harold Knight (Shadow)

Shadow has been involved in boxing since he was nine years old. After a great amateur career, he went on to become a fine professional, losing only once in his world title challenge against Rocky Lockridge. Knight was forced to retire from the ring for medical reasons when he was just 25 years old before he could fulfill his potential. Not one to feel sorry for himself, “The Shadow” continued to strive forward in life and today he is probably best known for his involvement with Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, Lennox Lewis. He has been with Lewis for over a decade.

Shadow’s Amateur Accomplishments include: Amateur record of 103-13; five time NJ Jr. Olympic Champion; Four time regional Jr. Olympic Champion; Two time National PAL Champion; Ohio State Fair Champion; Two time Arkansas International Champion; Winner of numerous Team vs. Team tournaments including Canada and the US Marines; Rated No. 3 in USA during 1980-81.

Shadow’s professional accomplishments include: Pro record of 19-1 (15 knockouts); USBA Jr. Lightweight Champion; Induction into NJ Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Alex Heinz

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!

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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.

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Mary has found that yoga and a healthy lifestyle have given her positive energy and balance, even in hectic times. She is passionate about sharing her love of yoga, good food and healthy living.

Mary has been a Registered Dietitian since 1993 and a Registered Yoga Teacher since 2006 and is dedicated to working with clients helping them achieve their personal nutrition and fitness goals.

There is a yoga path for every age and every fitness level and Mary enjoys helping individuals tap into their own energy for optimal health. Mary trained in Soul Sweat Asana with Wendy Pinto and is a certified Relax and Renew Trainer in Restorative Yoga through Judith Lasater. She currently teaches many styles of yoga including vinyasa flow, basic, gentle, restorative and kids.

While she loves all styles of yoga, Mary is especially passionate about motivating others to start their yoga journey. With three of her own children, Mary also enjoys sharing yoga with children and families. She trained with Jodi Komitor and was certified through Next Generation Yoga and is now teaching Kids Yoga.

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Carmen Chicola

Carmen has been practicing yoga since retiring from a dance career in 2000. As a Westfield resident and mother of three, she completed her teacher certification with Wendy Gross Pinto and is happily on staff at Jenifit!!  Her vinyasa flow focuses on proper alignment and muscle energy and encourages flexibility in the body and the heart.  It is a total body workout designed to stimulate energy and positivity appropriate for all levels. 
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Anthony Campanaro

Keiser and FiTour certified indoor cycling instructor with certifications in personal training and sports nutrition through AMFPT since 2002. Anthony is a fitness professional equipped with a solid and extensive knowledge in nutrition, personal and group fitness. What sets Anthony apart, is his rooted background in dance and choreography that ultimately creates the most unique and dynamic spin room atmosphere for all his riders. Each of his spin classes are rhythmically timed to high energy beats and synced to perfectly choreographed fitness routines on the spin bikes. Whether a novice or advanced rider in his group class, Anthony’s infectious energy, expert guidance and superior motivational skills will always push you to your next fitness level. With Anthony , it’s not just about the ride but it’s the “experience” he creates in the spin room that leaves all his clients feeling empowered and motivated both on and off the bikes!
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Patty Bromberg

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.

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Lauren Bernstein

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.

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Nick Cuccolo

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.

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Whitney Adams

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!

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Ann Espinoza

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!