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Fitness Director / Personal Trainer
Teresa Burke is co-owner and Fitness Director at HealthPlex Fitness. She has trained all her life and achieved first levels in the international arena in synchronized swimming and personal training. Currently, Teresa specializes in joint rehabilitation through Functional Movement, sports conditioning and performance, and accelerated weight loss programs.
Personal Trainer / Strength Coach
Prior to joining HealthPlex, Matt trained numerous college athletes to go on to earn All-American status. Additionally, some of his clients have completed various kinds of endurance events from the New York City Marathon to the Leadville 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race. Matt is a Functional Movement Coach and Strength and Conditioning coach for Hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball, Football, and Basketball. Matt has the ability to motivate and inspire clients at all different levels of physical fitness or ability, encouraging them to make and sustain life-changing habits. When he is not busy training, Matt can usually be found on a mountain, rock climbing, ice climbing or skiing.
Barbara DeCelle is a Fitness Coach at HealthPlex Fitness. She grew up in Queens, NY. After high school, she moved to Long Island. When she joined her first gym at 17, Barbara began to notice how working out and proper nutrition affected her own muscle development. She got her first certification in personal training at age 18. Barbara believes that “women can maintain a healthy body after having children.” After giving birth to her own two daughters, she competed in three body building competitions and took first place in each. She joined the HealthPlex Fitness team in 2006. Currently, she specializes in conditioning, strength, functional training, and nutrition. Barbara’s experience allows her to work with all age groups and fitness levels.
Ralph Merante is a Fitness Coach at HealthPlex Fitness. His passion for enjoying an active lifestyle of biking, kayaking, skiing, and hiking, combined with years of experience teaching people of all ages, brought Ralph to his career as a YMCA-Wellness director, with a focus on exercise, nutrition, and motivation. Ralph joined the HealthPlex team in April 2013. Currently, he specializes in TRX training, Golf Fitness, Ortho-Rehabilitation and Senior Mobility programs. Ralph specialty enjoys working with couples, friends and families.
Jon is a fitness instructor at HealthPlex Fitness. He joined HealthPlex Fitness in early 2016. He grew up and currently resides in Fort Ann, NY. Having grown up in the Adirondacks, Jon enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, hunting and traveling. He has had a passion for fitness since he joined his first gym at the age of 15. Jon strongly believes in health benefits associated with leading an active lifestyle. He has decided to dedicate his life to helping others see those same benefits. Jon is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and also through Functional Movement Systems. He is able to work with all ages and fitness levels. He looks forward to inspiring, motivating and being able to progress clients within their unique goals.
Director of Personal Training Sales
Zach Nowhitney is a the Director of Personal Training Sales at HealthPlex Fitness. Prior to his position, he was a Fitness Coach that specializes in athlete strength and conditioning. He was born in Ballston spa, moved to Plattsburg at a young age, and then returned at age 11, where he currently resides. He began to grow a passion and love for fitness after going through a large weight gain at the age of 12. As time went on, he realized he wanted to better himself. He then developed his passion for fitness from there. At the age of 16, he joined the Ballston Spa Football team and soon later joined his first gym. At the age of 20, he dedicated his time greatly towards his goal and passion to fitness. Zach likes setting goals, pushing, and doing whatever it takes to progress his clients.
Tim is originally from Troy, New York and currently resides in Latham. Tim attended Troy High School and was a two sport athlete participating in Football, while doing shot-put and discus in the offseason. While starring on the offensive line, Tim helped his team to the State Championship game- taking home the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman award. Tim joined the HealthPlex family in February 2016, and is beginning to play a vital role with a background in weight loss and nutrition. Tim began his fitness journey three years ago at 300lbs. As he lost over 110lbs, he transformed himself into a very knowledgeable and inspiring trainer. He enjoys helping his clients take control of their lives, form better habits, and become the strongest version of themselves.
Matt has always been involved with athletics and exercise playing baseball through college. While at Springfield he also developed a passion for exercise and nutrition. This drive led him to obtain his CSCS and begin his training career. Matt has found a home at HealthPlex Fitness Center where you will find him running around the HealthPlex and Hockey Hut floors. He has worked with all ages and specializes in sports performance. He has trained athletes at the youth, high school, college, professional, and Olympic level. Matt looks forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Courtney DellaRocca is the Office Administrator at HealthPlex Fitness. While growing up, she participated in sports. Her passion is what she does. Courtney's favorite hobbies are snowboarding in the colder season and loves to hike in the warmer seasons. She has a very active lifestyle in her spare time, but she also likes to just relax and watch movies.
Elaina grew up and currently resides in Averill Park, NY. Elaina attended Averill Park High School after graduation; she attended Russell Sage College where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. While attending Russell Sage, Elaina ran cross country and played lacrosse. During her time at Russell Sage, Elaina struggled with her weight, gaining several pounds during her sophomore year of college. Before beginning her senior year, she realized it was time to make a change. Over her summer vacation, Elaina started her journey. She began educating herself about nutrition and fitness. By the end of her senior year, she was able to lose 30lbs on her own. She became extremely passionate about health and fitness. Elaina realized since she was able to help herself live a better and healthier life, she could help other people reach their health and fitness goals. Elaina decided to follow her passion and begin her journey as a personal trainer. Elaina is currently attending Hudson Valley Community College where she is enrolled in a Fitness Specialist Program.