James Camastra / Founder-Owner
James has a passion for fitness that is evident. He holds an MS in Exercise Science and keeps up with the latest findings in health, exercise, and sports-specific conditioning. James maintains all his certifications with a wide variety of continuing education courses. His expertise includes: post-rehab, muscular development, posture/muscle balance, weight loss, sports conditioning and core training.
Credentials: California University of Pennsylvania: MS In Exercise Science, Human Performance and Injury Prevention • SUNY Cortland: BS in Exercise Science; graduated Cum Laude, was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi (an international honor society in education) and won the National Physical Education and Health Award. • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): Health/Fitness Instructor (H/FI) • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM): Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) • National Academy of Speed and Explosion (NASE): Certified Speed and Explosion Specialist (CSES) • IDEA: Elite Personal Fitness Trainer • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Antonio Sini / Co-Owner
Antonio’s experience and education span more than 20 years. He first became certified as an exercise leader by the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) in 1994. While pursuing a bachelor degree in physical education at Hunter College, Antonio began working part-time as a personal trainer for Crunch Fitness. An avid athlete and collegiate wrestler, Antonio had the experience, drive and determination to move up the fitness ladder quickly. He would go on to become the head trainer and personal training manager for some of the largest health clubs in New York and California. His knowledge and skill make him one of the most respected personal trainers and fitness experts in New York City. Over the past two decades Antonio has expanded his fitness knowledge, attending many health and fitness workshops and acquiring multiple specialty certifications.
Credentials: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health/Fitness Instructor • ACE Post-Rehabilitaion Specialist • Spinning® Certified Instructor • TRX® Certified Instructor • Kettlebell Concepts Strength Coach • DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Instructor (Level I & II) • ELDOA® Practitioner • UCI Cat 1(Expert Level) Mountain Bike Racer DH & XC
David Tugman loves fitness and enjoys working with people of all abilities- everyone from premier high school athletes to the elderly with balance and coordination issues. He provides guidance for those seeking nutrition information, weight management, pre- and post-surgical orthopedic rehab, proper muscular strength, and conditioning and sport-specific training techniques.
David’s education and experience as a physical therapy aide makes him a valuable asset to the PPT team. He is one of New York City’s premier trainers.
Credentials: University of Northern Colorado, BS Sport and Exercise Science, Minor Nutrition • Physical Therapy Aide, Performax Physical Therapy • Sport Specific Trainer (Girls Soccer), Chatfield Senior High School • Athletic Trainer, Roosevelt High School (Girls Basketball) • Independent Personal Trainer, performed 4 year study on the effects of resistance training on the elderly.
Michael’s passion for fitness stems back from his career in the United States Air Force. During his 6 year enlistment, he was given the responsibility of Physical Training Leader (PTL) which allowed him to conduct annual physical training tests on his fellow military members as well as develop workouts for his entire flight. After his career in the military, Michael was hired as a gym manager which required him to have a personal training certification. Once his certification was attained, he started teaching boot camp classes and quickly fell in love with training. Michael move to New York City in 2014 to further advance his personal training skills and continue his education at the Swedish Institute.
Credentials: ACE Personal Trainer Certification • NASM Weight Loss Specialist • Focus Personal Training Institute Master Course Graduate • American Red Cross CPR/AED. • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (expected completion by end of 2017).
Alissa is a nationally recognized Registered Dietitian and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) based in New York City. She developed Alissa Rumsey Nutrition & Wellness Consulting to help others improve their health and wellbeing. Specializing in weight management, sports nutrition, and nutrition for chronic diseases, Alissa offers personalized nutrition coaching along with nutrition communications consulting.
Alissa earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Dietetics and Exercise Science from the University of Delaware and a Master’s of Science degree in Health Communications from Boston University. As a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she represents a national association of over 77,000 Registered Dietitians and nutrition professionals.
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