UPPER EAST SIDE:

 

Leslie Conte: Master Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • B.S. in Physical Education and Athletic Training - Brooklyn College
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified CPR/AED - American Heart Association

 

 

 

 

Experience: Leslie has been involved in the sports and fitness industry for more than 20 years. She was a competitive Judo champion winning seven consecutive gold medals in the Empire State Games, as well as a Junior Olympic Gold Medalist. Her specialties consist of functional training, strength and conditioning, and all around well-being through corrective and preventative conditioning. She believes personal training can help individuals improve and prevent physical ailments that can alter a sense of wellness. Click here to get started with Leslie.

 

Artyun Koharian, Head of AGUA Strength and Conditioning Program: Master Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences - Queens College, City University of New York
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Functional Movement Screening Specialist - Functional Movement Systems
  • USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach - United States Track and Field Association
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED (Adult and Child) - American Red Cross
  • Experienced in TRX training, Olympic lifting, and kettlebell training
  • Precision Nutrition Coach Level 1 
  • Foundations of Heart Rate Variability 

Experience: Art has a diverse experience in training clients of all ages and abilities, specializing in sports performance. An avid athlete, his passion for sports led him to pursue a career in personal training. His approach is to identify the specific needs of his client and safely progress through a strength and conditioning program. Art addresses an individual’s asymmetries to create a fitness regimen that will improve general health and physical performance. Click here to get started with Art.

 

DeJuana Richardson: Master Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine/ Equinox Fitness Training Institute
  • Certified Level 1 Instructor - Kettlebell Concepts
  • Certified Level 1 Instructor - TRX Suspension Training
  • Certified Level 1 Instructor - CrossFit
  • Certified Functional Movement Screening Specialist - USA Weightlifting
  • Certified Sports Performance Coach - USA Weightlifting
  • Certified CPR/AED - American Heart Association

 

Experience: DeJuana has always been an athlete—he grew up boxing and playing football. With multiple fitness certifications, he strives to stay current and up to date on the latest fitness techniques. DeJuana was a 2011 PFP Trainer of the year nominee, a fitness advisor for two books written by Dr. Jordan Metzl ("The Athletes Book of Home Remedies" and "The Exercise Cure"), and is the go-to trainer for several of the city’s top physicians, therapists, and nutritionists. Click here to get started with DeJuana.

 

Abby Kaufmann: Pro Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Group Fitness - Aerobic and Fitness Association of America
  • Certified Yoga, Mat Pilates, and Silver Sneakers Instructor

 

 

 

 

Experience: Abby has been working in the fitness industry full time since 2012. She specializes in working with older adults who are recovering from illness or injury. Abby combines her expertise in yoga and Pilates with personal training to create programming based on her clients’ specific goals. Playing a variety of sports as a child, fitness has always been a big part of Abby’s life. She believes the key to success in fitness is finding something you enjoy. Click here to get started with Abby.

 

Kat Knight: Pro Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise

 

 

 

 

 

Experience: Kat Knight is an ACE-certified personal trainer. Her specialties include water exercise, elastic resistance, and yoga. Click here to get started with Kat.

 

Kristen Lettenberger: Pro Trainer 
Education/Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Doctoral Candidate of Physical Therapy – New York University (2019)
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology – Fairleigh Dickson University
  • Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, and CPR certified – American Heart Association
Experience: Kristen joined the Asphalt Green staff in 2018. She works with people of all ages, specializing in rehabilitation, injury prevention, and strength and conditioning training. Kristen’s passion for sports and fitness started at a young age. She played competitive softball growing up and later got into weight training, which inspired her to become a physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist. Her training style focuses on building strength through functional movement. Kristen encourages her clients to be consistent and inspires them to be the best versions of themselves. 

 

Kenji Martinez: Pro Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • B.S. in Speech Pathology/Education - Lehman College
  • Personal Trainer- Aerobics & Fitness Association of America
  • Integrated Speed, Agility & Quickness Training - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Train Like an Athlete - American Fitness Professionals & Associates
  • Flexibility for Sports Performance - American Fitness Professionals & Associates
  • Certified CPR/AED, First Aid Instructor - American Red Cross

 

Experience: Kenji is a certified strength and conditioning instructor with extensive experience in the fitness industry. He specializes in working with seniors and beginners aspiring to achieve new fitness goals. He strives to give each client a challenging, multi-faceted workout. Click here to get started with Kenji.

 

Steven McGeown: Pro Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Exercise Science and Advanced Personal Training Certification - The Swedish Institute
  • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise 
  • Certified Level 1 Instructor - Kettlebell Concepts
  • Certified Level 2 TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training Instructor - TRX Suspension Training 
  • Certified CPR/AED - American Heart Association
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine

 

Experience: Steven has experience working with clients of all ages to increase function, strength, mobility, flexibility and overall conditioning. He strives to help each client reach his or her potential of optimal health and wellness. Click here to get started with Steven.

 

Jordy Paulemon: Pro Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Level 1 - Precision Nutrition
  • Yoga Instructor
 
 
 
 
Experience: Jordy joined the Asphalt Green staff in 2018. He specializes in boosting performance for athletes, teens, and older adults. Jordy grew up playing many sports, but his specialty was football. After his playing career ended, he committed to getting fit and lost 90 pounds. Today, he continues to compete and coach track and field throwing events. His best fitness tip is to enjoy the process and give it your all, then good things will happen. Click here to get started with Jordy.

 

Susanna Picheny: Pro Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer / Fitness & Senior Group Class Instructor - Marymount Manhattan College
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Group Class Instructor - Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Certified Flexibility Technician - MPI Active Isolated Stretch Method
  • Certified Melt Method Instructor - Hands & Foot Treatments / Foam Roller Technique
  • Certified TRX Instructor - TRX Suspension Training
  • Certified Scientific Shoulder Training Instructor - C.H.E.K. Institute
  • Certified CORE Training Instructor MODULE II - Resist-A-Ball/Dynamic Flexibilityand Core

Experience: Susanna Picheny is a professional dancer, Master Trainer, and fitness expert who has been teaching group exercise classes since she was 19 years old. She focuses her efforts on helping clients improve their fitness levels and rehabilitate any injuries or infirmities. With a background in corrective exercise training, Susanna works with clients on posture, balance, and alignment. With her upbeat personality and drive to help everyone live a healthy lifestyle, she has become one of the most sought-after personal trainers in New York City. Click here to get started with Susanna.

 

Joseph Reyes: Pro Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer and Integrated Flexibility Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Level 1 TRX Instructor -TRX Suspension Training
  • Level 1 Instructor - Kettlebell Concepts
  • Postural Alignment – Millennium Partners Sports Club Program
  • Certified Pre/Post Natal Specialist – Maternal Fitness Inc.
  • CPR/AED - American Red Cross

 

Experience: Joe has worked in the fitness industry for more than 15 years. He specializes in a variety of training methods, including postural, corrective, circuit, and kettbell. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and skill levels, from seniors to conditioned athletes. Click here to get started with Joe.

 

 

Joseph Rojas: Pro Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Council on Strength and Fitness
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Personal Trainer - Equinox Fitness Training Institute
  • Certified Level 1 Instructor - Kettlebell Concepts
  • Certified CPR/AED - American Red Cross

 

 

 

Experience: Joseph has more than 14 years of experience working in the top fitness clubs in New York City. He has worked with clients of all ages, from 8 to 80 years old. His fitness philosophy is "to feel fit is to be fit." Click here to get started with Joe.

 

Ian Cervone: Personal Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Sports Performance Coach - USA Weightlifting
  • Level 1 Instructor - Kettlebell Concepts
  • Level 1 Instructor  - TRX Suspension Training
  • Level 1 Blue Shirt Trainer - Heart Zones EMT, New York State
  • CPR/First Aid - American Red Cross,
  • Certified Lifeguard Instructor - American Heart Association

 

Experience: Ian has been working as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for more than 10 years. Through his vast experience in the athletics and fitness industries, he knows how to train clients of all ages and abilities, from serious athletes to first time exercisers. When he is not working with clients, he is playing rugby for the Division 1 New York Rugby Club. Click here to get started with Ian.

 

Igor Legostaev: Personal Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience: Igor joined the Asphalt Green staff in 2017. He works with clients of all abilities to build general fitness, lose weight, and improve cardio conditioning. A former competitive soccer player, fitness allowed Igor to transform his life and have a positive impact on others. He believes results demand effort and discipline. Click here to get started with Igor.

 

Alex Myshevskiy: Personal Trainer

Education/Certifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Level 1 Instructor - Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Level 1 Instructor - Functional Movement Screen
  • Level 1 Instructor - Kettlebell Concepts
  • Level 1 Instructor - TRX Suspension Training
  • CPR/AED - American Heart Association

 

 

Experience: Alex trains clients of all ages and abilities. His sessions focus on functional movement to build strength and endurance. A passion for helping others brought Alex into the fitness industry in 2016. He was always active as a child and participated in multiple sports, including swimming, running, Muay Thai, diving, snowboarding, and surfing. Alex’s training style focuses on the process to deliver results for clients. Click here to get started with Alex.

 


Michael Pabon: Personal Trainer
Education/Certifications:

  • Yoga Instructor – Yoga Alliance
  • Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine and American Aerobic Association International

 

Experience: Michael joined the Asphalt Green staff in 2018. He has experience working with seniors, adults, and teens. Fitness has always been a big part of Michael’s life; he grew up playing a variety of sports and credits athletics for teaching him the value of hard work and dedication. His transition into the fitness industry was a natural progression. Michael enjoys helping others embrace a healthier lifestyle. His philosophy is to be patient, work hard, try new workouts, and results will come.