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Everybody deserves the opportunity to be more active and have positive exercise experiences.

Our trainers have developed an exclusive and intense brand of fitness training designed to motivate every client.


While everyone’s journey is unique, we have a goal for all of our clients…. to be fit, healthy, and happy with their bodies! 

Our team of trainers knows how to lead a client with developmental and/or physical delays through a personal training session, with creative and fun ways to engage and motivate.


-We come to your home or a local park with our own equipment.


-Always PPE prepared


-All our trainers are fully certified, insured & vaccinated.


-Each client will have their own specific workout, tailored to their likes and abilities.

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Meet Our Team

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Laura Ciliotta

I am a trainer specializing in the needs of people from all walks of life.  I began my business part-time in the evenings and quickly realized that this was where I belonged! 

What defines me as a trainer? 

My goal every day is to bring value into the lives of our clients by helping them achieve their health goals.  I truly enjoy giving back and seeing people happy.  When a family expresses how happy their child is and how they look forward to their workout, THAT’S what defines me.

I truly enjoy working with all clients, either in their home, their yard, or at a local park.  Each person has their own specific workout, tailored to their likes and abilities.  Seeing progress and confidence levels grow is what makes my day…every day!  There is no better feeling of reward.  This is my community – this is my passion.

All our trainers are fully certified, insured, and vaccinated!   We clean our equipment after each use and are PPE prepared. 


Certifications  - Health and Fitness Specialist – Hofstra University, CPR/AED

ASFA- Master Training Certification


Celesta Blanch

My goal is to have the most positive impact that I can on the lives of the people that I work with, helping them become the healthiest, happiest version of themselves.


This goes way beyond helping people look the best they ever have, this covers performance, mindset, motivation, and lifestyle. I offer one on one training and small classes. I specialize in beginner classes. I work within their home or at my gym. Each client has their own specific workout tailored to their needs and abilities. 


I believe effective strength training for any person, any age, is the key to long-term health and wellness. 

I am focused on helping clients realize their full-strength capabilities and give them the confidence to take on more. I believe functional movement is essential for every person regardless of size, age, or fitness history. 








David Sthanapati

My goal is to help others live the very best life possible, by supporting them in developing and practicing good health habits.  I also make sure to assess and assign customized workouts to each client as no two bodies are the same. 
I also enjoy working with clients in the comfort of their homes.  Seeing them get desired results whilst having fun is so rewarding at the end of the day. 

I specialize in one-on-one training, small group settings including but not limited to pre/postnatal, diabetic individuals,  and individuals with cancer.
I believe that effective strength training is the key to a person’s “play span”.






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Crystal Rivera

My name is Crystal, I am 32 years old & have 4 beautiful kids.


I fell in love with fitness a little over 5 years ago.


My passion is making people see their true potential. I love seeing my clients push themselves past their limit and finish a workout with a smile on their faces









Zaheerah McGary

Hello, my name is Zaheerah. I have been working with adaptive needs
children and adults since 1998.

I am very passionate about helping others find their happiness in life
and feel good about themselves. I believe that when you feel good,
you do good.

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/ First Aid Certified
Covid-19 Vaccinated


Rudy Townsend 

Looking at Rudy Townsend today, you'd never imagine he used to weigh over 300 lbs. In 2015, Rudy had just endured his second knee surgery and was the heaviest he had been in his life. He made a decision that would ultimately change his entire life; dedicating himself to regular exercise. Since, Rudy has made it his life mission to, not only keep himself in-shape, but also show others that their dreams can become a reality. Rudy teaches his trainees to set personal goals, encourages them to set regular gym routines, and, most importantly, with his big personality, motivates you to keep coming back to stay healthy. He knows your challenges first-hand and will get you to the finish line. 


"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try"- Beverly Sills 


ISSA Certified Personal Trainer

American Red Cross AED/CPR Certified


Jonathon Culver

Hi everyone, I have been a Personal Trainer for 5 years and I'm so excited to be a part of the Team Extreme Crew.  I like to focus on Corrective Fitness and mechanics during my workouts, and I love seeing my clients achieve things they never thought possible.


I have my CPT from the NCSF, and I also have certifications in Corrective Fitness, Sports Performance, TRX training, and Senior Fitness Specialization, and working on Nutrition as well. 


Since joining Team Extreme my main goal was to hit 100 sessions in a month, and I am thrilled to say that I surpassed my goal with 120 sessions in July.  I can't wait to see what the next goal becomes, and I am so excited to work with all of you soon.

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Christina Greenwood

Hi my name is Christina! I have a deep passion for showing others how to move their body for their higher self. I love seeing people smile and find joy in exercise. Working with clients allows me to design a personal plan that brings the best out of someone during our sessions. I am blessed to have a job that is proven to evolve lifestyles for the better. 


Certified ISSA personal trainer 

CPR & AED Certified 


Joseph Ciliotta

Hi, my name is Joey! My goal when working with clients is to bring personalized fitness programs to help people cultivate a life full of happiness, confidence, and fun through working out with me. I most value when I can make a positive change in someone's life, to aid them in becoming the best version of themselves that they can be. Helping my clients find enjoyment in physical activity is what drives me forward, and I love seeing a smile on their faces when they feel accomplished for the amazing things they can and will do.





William Klein

Hello! My name is Will and I have been a Personal Trainer since 2008 receiving my first certification from the Academy of Applied Personal Training. I have a bachelor’s in Health Administration and have worked in the healthcare industry for over 25 years!  My main mission as a Personal Trainer is to help people feel strong, healthy, confident, and, most of all, happy about themselves. Through hard work and dedication, anything is possible! 



 Currently: Issa Certified Personal Trainer CPR and AED 


Julissa Tineo-Tomala

Hello, My Name is Julissa - my friends call me Jules!


I joined Team Extreme in 2022 part-time with the goal to be a part of someone's life and make a difference. Helping my clients reach new milestones both with fitness & self-esteem while reaching their individual goals fills my heart. 


With Team Extreme I am able to set my own schedule and help clients either in the comfort of their own homes or at the local gym or park. I love helping my clients and seeing them happy and feeling accomplished after our workouts is priceless and this is my top priority. 


Certified - NASM CPT 

CPR & AED certified 



Sheila Mowdy 

My name is Sheila Mowdy.  I’ve been a certified personal trainer since 2019.  I’m a mom and a volunteer at my local ambulance corp.  My purpose in life is to help people.  My family and friends say I have a caring heart.  I’m a real go-getter.  


I like working with kids because when they feel strong , they can feel free.  This is true for everyone but especially true for the amazing, special kids who become part of our program



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Michael Jiminez

Hi My name is Michael. I am so excited to be a Personal Trainer for Team Extreme X-Training. Working with the Team Extreme X-Training families is near and dear to my heart. I am inspired to help people reach their goals and watch them grow. Building trust and relationships isimportant to me as well. Having this opportunity allows me to do that each and every day!


Rashawn Richman

My name is Rashawn Richman and I’m 31 years old. I am very friendly and sociable. I love to meet new people. I am very hardworking and very humorous at the same time. I am also very laid back which makes others feel very comfortable around me. I am a very caring person who loves to help others in any way that I can. I am also very active.


My preferred hobbies are watching action and comedy movies, boxing and going to the gym. I work out at the gym about 3-4 times a week. 


Nick Palumbo 

Hi my name is Nick. I am a Certified ISSA Personal Trainer.   


I started my workout journey for my grandmother 4 years ago, promising her I would lose 50 pounds. So far, on my journey, have lost 85 pounds!  Additionally, I suffer from a traumatic brain injury. Working out has helped my symptoms tremendously and I feel amazing. 


Due to me having disability, people have told me that I can’t do certain things. I knew i could rise above that and be successful. I know what it takes to achieve goals and stay on track, and I believe this is what makes me a great trainer for our special needs population. I am positive, driven and I believe that we ALL can achieve anything we set out to do!


I cannot be happier with my career training others with disabilities.  I feel I have a lot to offer and am grateful to have this opportunity!

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Renee Marino 

Hello, my name is Renee Marino. I am the proud mother of 4 young men and have been
involved in fitness my entire adult life. I left the corporate world and began working with special needs children and young adults in 2010. For the past 13 years, I’ve had the privilege of helping students develop academically, socially, and physically. The experience has been life-changing, to say the least. This past year I decided to combine my passion for fitness with my love of working with those with special needs and join Team Extreme X-Training. I look forward to helping my clients work to achieve their physical goals as well as enrich their emotional well-being.

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer CPR / AED Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification
Structuring the Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Certification


Jake Goldfried

Hello, my name is Jake. I currently attend school for adapted physical education at SUNY Cortland. I specialized in this field because my older brother has different abilities. I love staying healthy and fit.


When I heard about the opportunity to train clients with different skills, I knew this job was for me. I enjoy delivering my knowledge to all individuals and watching them become more physically literate. 


Laura Russo 

Hello! My name is Laura Russo and I am so excited to work with Team Extreme!
Attacking my own autoimmune issues led me to the path of becoming a certified personal
trainer and certified functional nutrition coach. I have always had a passion for health and
fitness, but as an elementary school teacher for 25 years, I didn’t have the time to pursue that passion. Now that I have recently retired from the classroom, I have dedicated my time to learning as much as I can about health and fitness, and to helping others see how exercise can help them in all aspects of life.

My goal as a fitness professional is to tailor my clients’ workouts so they will not only look
forward to their exercise but discover their personal best. Helping people understand their
mindset, motivation, and what they define as success are all important parts of a training
session. I will address the specific needs and goals of each individual whether we are at the
gym, a local park, or your home. I am looking forward to being your coach. :-)

Certified ISSA Personal Trainer 

CPR & AED Certified 


Steven Reyes

Working in this field is important to me because I have first hand experience dealing with autism with in my family and have cared for my cousins. Just seeing them happy at the end of the day was what brought me happiness everyday and I want to do this for others. 


Lionell Watlington

My name is Lionell Watlington. I am a former Professional Basketball Player, Certified Personal Trainer, and Pro Bodybuilder. I am also a Black Belt Martial Artist and Boxing coach. I am passionate about helping others improve their physical well-being to achieve their wellness/fitness goals. I utilize my knowledge and experience to customize workouts for each individual’s specific needs and goals. 

Through my professional and personal experiences, I have gained knowledge working with clients that range in age and physical limitations. I am able to modify and adjust accordingly to work within the client’s capabilities. I keep it fun and engaging and I am excited to join TEAM EXTREME X-TRAINING. I look forward to working with you soon !


Thomas Martinez

Hello! My name is Thomas. I'm here to spread awareness about the importance of fitness,  health, and wellness. In turn, helps people make the proper changes in their everyday lives to cultivate healthy habits. This is a lifestyle that I have adopted for myself over the years and it has truly changed my life. I want to bring that feeling to others.


I'm a certified personal trainer and mixed martial artist. I like to incorporate the many things mixed martial arts has taught me into my training. Overall, my goal is to help people transform their lives into something better and make them stronger mentally and physically to deal with everyday life.


Tracey Green

Hi!  My name is Tracey Green.  I am a mom of 3 energetic children.  I’ve been immersed in sports competition my entire life.  I currently keep active, and I see first-hand how beneficial exercise is.  I wanted to become a part of Team Extreme X-Training because I love working with children and adults.  Seeing them progress and gain confidence is a true goal for all families.   I look forward to being a part of your team!   


Carey Zinn

Hello! My name is Carey. I’m a teacher at a daycare for 34 years and I have volunteered in P.A.L sports programs with children of all abilities including children's spectrum disorder (Autism). I’m a very caring person and love helping people. I love seeing the happiness on someone's face when they accomplish something for the first time.


I’m looking forward to working for Team Extreme developing programs for each client to achieve their physical goals and develop new skills.


ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, CPR and AED Certified


Kevin Taitt

Hello my name is Kevin Taitt. I joined Team Extreme and am excited to be a part of this new endeavor. I recently retired from my Verizon.

I’m excited to take this time to help others and to better myself even more. I love making clients happy and comfortable.


Issa Certified Personal Trainer & CPR

(If you know better, you’ll do better)


Leyla Messiha

My name is Leyla Messiha, and I have over 30 years of experience in the fitness profession. I am passionate about helping others unlock their true potential and become their best selves. I hold a degree in Recreation Therapy and am certified by ACSM as an Exercise Physiologist. Additionally, I have a Master of Science in Fitness and Leadership and a Ph.D. in Holistic Natural Health and Nutrition.


My extensive qualifications include certifications and experience in massage therapy, personal training, HIIT, yoga fitness, Zumba, and various other specialties. This diverse background enables me to tailor my approach to meet the unique interests and needs of my clients, enhancing their quality of life through health and fitness.


Throughout my career, I have taught a wide range of classes and one one-on-one coaching sessions, always emphasizing the importance of exercise in fostering healthy habits and promoting mobility, nutrition, and an improved HealthSpan through mind body, and spirit. My goal is to motivate and empower individuals to adopt fitness as a lifestyle, transforming their lives by promoting a positive mindset and healthier living.

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Dani Alper

Growing up with a sibling who has special needs, I witnessed first-hand the challenges they face, especially when it comes to physical activity tailored to their unique abilities.


During all of high school, I played sports every season, however, when I got to college, I

decided I did not want to pursue a sport but still wanted to stay active. Once I

started at the gym, I could not stop. I fell in love with working out and going

to the gym, which inspired my sister Sydney, who was diagnosed with chromosome 18,

to tag along with me. I decided to be her own personal trainer and this

experience ignited a passion within me to make a difference in the lives of

individuals with special needs.


Being a certified NASM Personal Trainer, I have the knowledge and skills necessary to

adapt fitness programs to meet the specific needs and abilities of each child I

work with. I strive to create inclusive and supportive environments where every

child feels empowered to reach their full potential and experience the joy of

movement. Becoming a personal trainer for special needs kids isn't just a career choice for me;

it's a calling, driven by a deep sense of empathy, compassion, and a desire to

make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

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