P.J. DeLuca

Director of Fitness

Over a 10-year career as a professional hockey coach, P.J. has helped develop collegiate and professional athletes; many today still play in the National Hockey League. Drawing from his experience as an athlete and coach, he takes a comprehensive approach to developing overall physical ability improving balance, stability, strength, and power. Each program is designed to your specific goals and abilities, whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior, or looking to be more fit and healthy.

Sue Lucia

Assistant Director of Fitness

Sue grew up in England as a competitive gymnast. After having obtained nationally recognized certifications to teach and train in the fitness industry she took her love and knowledge of the “biz” overseas. Working for several cruise lines and later as a national director and master instructor in the boutique fitness industry Sue is extremely well versed in all things fitness!

Her classes and training sessions are filled with the same passion and drive for life that she has for herself and believes there is nothing more gratifying than nailing a challenge!

Laurie Didio

Pilates Instructor

Laurie has been a certified Pilates instructor for over 15 years focusing her expertise in Mat Pilates, Reformer and Pilates Apparatus training. Presently she’s studying for an additional National Alliance Pilates Certification. Laurie teaches, safe, effective, yet challenging and innovative, private and group sessions. She is a certified personal trainer, cycling and group class instructor for over twenty five years.

Claudia Sepuka-Herbas

Personal Training / Group Fitness

Originally from Sweden, Claudia brings 20 years of group fitness experience; specializing in Aqua Aerobics, Senior Fitness, Cardio Sculpt, Core Fusion, as well as high intensity classes. Claudia has an ability to create a challenging environment for a wide variety of fitness levels.

Jaqueline Apa

Group Fitness / Aqua

Born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana, Jacqueline developed a passion for fitness through her athletic upbringing. She is a Certified Aqua instructor through Fit Tour and has obtained continuing education through NASM, ACE, AFAA and The Arthritis Foundation. She has developed a well-rounded skill set in Aqua Barre, Aqua HIIT, Tabata, Stretch and Stride, Super Circuit, Aqua Yoga for Arthritis. The latter can be scaled to meet a variety of fitness needs both in a group environment or personal aqua therapy session. Her motto is “Aqua Fit for Life.”

Ron White

Personal Training / Group Fitness

Ron has turned his passion into a career and has been personal training and instructing for over 8 years. For him fitness is more than working muscles, it is also a state of mind. Ron likes to take the fun and intense approach to working out. Also he believes that everybody is capable of reaching their own level of fitness.

Mike Petrarca

Athletic Trainer

Mike is a New England native and has been a certified Athletic Trainer for over 12 years. He has worked in a multitude of settings including professional baseball, major league lacrosse, and alongside skilled physical therapists in the clinic setting. His unique experiences have given him a knowledge base and skill set to not only treat and prevent your injuries, but design, implement, and progress clients through a strength and conditioning program. Mike has a vast knowledge in corrective exercises stemming from his training in dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS). He also has experience with hands on soft tissue regeneration through his certification in Active Release Techniques (ART). He prides himself in his ability to think of the body in the global perspective and treat it as such. When Mike is not spending his time with his wife and daughter he enjoys working out and playing golf.

Jessica Christoff

Pilates

Jessica is a NASM-CPT (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer and specializes in Classical Pilates Mat with apparatus, TRX, Intensified Pilates & mobility training. She has 12 years of experience in Western medicine as an allied health professional. She quickly pursued holistic health and wellness during college.

She also specializes in holistic health & wellness consulting. Jessica has coached multiple forms of reformer Pilates, including Lagree Method. Jessica began her fitness training journey in 2014.

Jessica obtained her undergrad degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s MacArthur School of Leadership. Shortly after, she obtained her Masters in Health Administration at Florida Atlantic University College of Business in December 2016.

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