Adina moved to NYC after graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Art History to work in corporate fashion. After two years at an established fashion house, she decided to pursue a career in fitness. Shortly after she started teaching different methods, she discovered SLT and became a regular client (one of the OG clients from the first Midtown studio)...It was love at first pike! A few years later, Adina received her 100 class plaque, decided to audition, and is now super honored and happy to be part of the SLTeam.
Allie knew fitness was her passion from a young age but found her true love when she discovered the Megaformer. Upbeat, energetic and fun, this Cali girls always brings the sunshine with her! Even at 6AM, Allie is enthusiastic, motivating and kick-ass!
A fitness fanatic and avid runner (6 marathons so far, but who's counting?) with a Type A personality, Allyson is always up for trying new activities and workouts. Introduced to SLT by a colleague, Allyson ran to her first class from her East Village apartment to the original Midtown studio- literally, ran the 3 miles. Upon meeting Jay C and informing him this was her first time and that she had ran there, Jay C smirked and replied, "Clearly, you've never done this before." Soreness ensued for the next 3 days and instantly she was hooked. A devoted client, you will regularly see Allyson take class on the center machines. Now a Hardcore Instructor, Allyson will always give you a challenging workout and push you to the next level!
Don't let this pocket rocket's smile fool you. Once class starts, it's game on. Amanda effortlessly blends tough love with pep and enthusiasm to give you that extra little burst of energy just when you need it most. Her years of dance training makes her a stickler for form and alignment and is the reason she always delivers a seamless flowing routine.
Flexible beyond belief, Amanda Rey is a bend-but-don’t-break instructor. Raised in Miami and schooled in Boston, this big city girl brings 20 years of dance training, extreme kinesthetic awareness and a focus on form to SLT. With a master’s degree in behavior analysis, Amanda knows that positive reinforcement impacts performance. She aims to help you achieve greatness during each class (with occasional inspiration from the sweet tunes of Enrique Iglesias).
Don't be fooled by her pint size stature...this Cali native will whip you in to shape with her great sense of humor and challenging routines! As an avid yogi and indoor cyclist, music is a key element in all of Arlene’s SLT classes. Get ready for a Mega-burn to a bumpin’ beat!
Training thousands of people from athletes to new moms to Kardashian butts, this LA native has been delivering an intense and fun Megaformer workout since 2009. Audrey's classes are known not only for her sweaty and challenging flow, but also for her great playlists and positive energy. Come and get it, NYC!
Bakari is a former Division 1 Soccer Player, a Jazz Funk/ Hip Hop Dancer, NCSF Certified Personal Trainer, and an overall health enthusiast. With his artistic spirit and good ole southern charm, you won’t even realize he’s kicking your butt . I am absolutely obsessed with SLT! In all of my years working with strength coaches and training as a D1 athlete I have never been as strong or had as much body control (especially for all you dancers) as I do now! SLT is THE best way to use the megaformer, and you will see results! I am talking toned arms, tight abs and buns of steel! YES! I said steel!
From Chicago to LA to Dallas and now New York, Bethany brings you fitness spice from all corners of the country. Her pilates and dance background will ensure perfect form, but her love for cardio and intensity will leave you sweaty and shaking. Expect her classes to be filled with energy and encouragement, as she charms you with her positive outlook while reshaping your body.
Blake is a fit mom who shares the same passion as her daughter; she loves to move! From cross country runner to marching band geek to dance major graduate...Blake just has to move and groove. She instructed and trained at SLT pre and post pregnancy, so she has lots of advice to share! Blake brings detail and high energy to her class. Her goal is for every client to walk out of the studio feeling challenged, satisfied and excited to get back to SLT.
Breanna believes in the power of movement and music. With a degree in Ethnomusicology from Barnard College of Columbia University, you can expect an eclectic playlist with global influences. A NASM certified personal trainer and performer, she's got some fun and creative ways to bring you that MEGA burn in any of her SLT classes!
Brittany Ignas graduated from Indiana University with her B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Dance & Fitness. While in school she also obtained her Stott Pilates Mat certification and 200 yoga certification. Upon graduation she moved to the city and dove right into the fitness industry, where she received her SLT certification. She loves the megaformer, and the great leg and oblique burn it provides! It also is a perfect mix of all the things she loves: cardio, strength training and pilates!
Raised in Northern Virginia, Caitlin developed her passion for dance and competitive sports at the young age of 3. In addition to her successful dance career, Caitlin is an avid marathon runner. This well versed athlete knows the importance of motivation and her energy, enthusiasm and competitive spirit will have you working your hardest.
Cameron grew up playing every sport he could. He played soccer at a competitive level but later gave it up to pursue his love of movement. He moved to NYC to attend Marymount Manhattan College and has been dancing professionally for the past 13 years. Cameron has taught movement and dance his entire life, so SLT was a no-brainer! One time on the Megaformer and he was hooked. He believes in the power of a good workout and the driving force behind seeing the reSuLTs you want. Expect a high energy class and a playlist to match.
Cecily hails from Houston, Texas where she first started her love for health and wellness. Having been a professional dancer, keeping the body healthy has always been a number one priority for her and what brought her to SLT! You'll be sure to always find a killer playlist as well as a MEGA burn in her class. Her clear and grounded instruction will be sure to provide the intensity you came for and she is always there to give you that extra push exactly when you think you can't take anymore!
For Claudia, movement is magic. A professional contemporary dancer in New York City, her favorite movement has the perfect blend of rigor, intention, and aesthetic. When she discovered SLT, it was clear she found a method that embodied this special trifecta. Claudia uses the Megaformer as a tool to dig deeper into your workout, strengthening your body so it transforms from the inside out. Her class will push your mind and muscles to the next level with enthusiastic encouragement and a focus on fluidity and stamina.
Cristina, originally from Miami, FL, started dancing at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since! While getting her BFA in dance at the Florida State University, she fell in love with teaching Pilates and learning about how the body can move more efficiently. After moving to NYC, Cristina found her passion for the SLT workout that took her Pilates regimen to a whole new level. Now being a part of the SLTeam, Cristina is able to infuse her love of dancing, Pilates and SLT to get her clients to feel the burn in a fun and methodical way.
Originally from Pittsburgh PA, Deryn has been in love with dance and movement since the age of twelve. After graduating with a BFA in dance from Marymount Manhattan College, Deryn took her first SLT class and fell in love with it immediately! Don't be fooled by her kind demeanor, you will always find great beats and a feisty burn when you take her class. The more sweat the better!
Ellen DiStefano would describe SLT as her happy place. Being a dancer for most of her life, she went to her first class while recovering from an injury and couldn't believe the immediate strength and power she felt. She was instantly hooked! In Ellen's classes you can always expect pumping beats, sweat dripping, and her personal favorite: anything on a blue spring. Ellen's fun and carefree personality will help you reach your goals in every class.
Emily got her southern sass growing up outside of Austin, Texas, where she was a competitive figure skater for 12 years. She lutz-ed and spun her way through college at Cornell University, competing at the collegiate singles and synchronized skating national championships. Once the bright lights of NYC drew her in, she needed a new workout to help her rehab following knee surgery. Enter the Megaformer- and it was love at first plank-to-pike. Seeing the very real results from her own training inspired Emily to teach and encourage others to find their best selves. Her classes have a fun, motivational atmosphere while getting in a challenging and effective workout- no triple salchows required.
Fancesca aka the Spiritual Power Yogi teaches classes with a combination of grace and power, yin and yang. Her goal is to inspire you on and off the Megaformer by pushing you to your limits and encouraging you to take risks. Francesca's athletic flow couples with killer tunes makes for an unforgettable SLT experience.
Originally a musical theatre actor, Ian’s extensive dance background has given him a strong foundation that translates well in the fitness industry. As a certified personal trainer, he knows and understands the importance of fitness goals, and achieving a healthy lifestyle. You’re sure to sweat it out, push your limits, have fun, and achieve those reSuLTs with Ian.
Jessica traded in her career in fashion and retail to follow her passion for health and fitness. This New Englander is trained in Hath Yoga, Aerial Arts, and Barre. After relocating to New York, she completed nutrition school and became a health coach. On the quest for the best all-in-one workout, all it took was one Megaformer class to get her hooked! Jessica strives to combine the element of movement and her knowledge of the body to each one of her SLT classes, providing her clients with a well-rounded exercise experience.
Outside of sports, Jill struggled to find a workout she was passionate about until discovering the Megaformer. Instantly hooked, she became an avid student and, after seeing the benefits first-hand, decided to share her love of the fitness program with others. Jill takes great care in crafting unique, high-intensity routines filled with variety and options that allow her clients to tailor each move to their ability so they can reach their full potential.
Karen holds a BFA from Towson University in Dance Performance and Education. She traveled much of the world working as a dancer and aerialist on cruise ships, in magic shows, and for Tokyo Disney Sea before returning to NYC to pursue a career in fitness. Currently RYT500, Karen is a yoga instructor at YogaWorks, Citi, and for The Wright Fit. She is AFAA group fitness certified with additional certifications in Bar (BarWorks), restoratives, and Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga (Sadie Nardini). Her latest and most fabulous certification comes from SLTand she is super excited to be onboard the team!
Katie is a California girl who's heart now belongs to New York. At a young age Katie discovered that the power of movement allowed her to express herself while providing a sense of harmony and balance in her life. Having recently graduated with a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan you can expect her classes to be dynamic, creative, musical and definitely challenging. Don't let her bubbly personality fool you! Katie’s classes are hardAF, challenging you to move slower through 4 counts than you ever thought possible! So join Katie for the burning reSuLTs you seek.
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Kim first fell in love with SLT while dancing professionally. Wanting to add other forms of cross-training to her daily routine, she struggled to find a workout that was full-body, low impact, and challenging both physically and mentally. Once she found SLT...she was obsessed! As an instructor, Kim values attention to detail and form in order to ensure you get the reSuLTs you are looking for in a safe and effective way.You can always expect her routines to have a harmonious flow between movement and musicality. As an avid SLTer herself, she understands just how challenging the SLT workout can be and knows exactly when to give you that extra bit of encouragement and inspiration. Trust in her guidance on form and pace, and you’ll leave her class feeling more connected to body and mind.
Lanae has been dancing since age 3, and continues to perform in music theatre whenever she can. Little known fact...she even toured internationally with her favorite show 42nd Street. Lanae will whip you into tank top and shorts shape in no time.
Lauren discovered SLT when it first emerged as the powerhouse workout in NYC, taking daily classes while she attended Fordham Law and wrote for a fitness publication. Years later, she spends her days as a lawyer and nights as an instructor of the method that empowered her throughout law school. Expect to find Lauren (and her exceptionally well-trained Chihuahua) teaching class on weekends and evenings. Her classes help clients sweat out the stress from their lives with loud, often "NSFW" jams, and routines that make clients dig deep into their inner fight.
Beginning her dance training at the age of 2, Leslie has an eye for form. She studied classical ballet for many years and competitively danced in other dance forms thereafter. She was also a competitive cheerleader and a varsity cheerleader at her alma mater, Cornell University, so she brings an upbeat and positive energy to her classes at SLT. As a lawyer and former dean at a New York City law school, Leslie is not afraid to lay down the law on the Megaformer to challenge you to meet your full potential and change your body. Leslie always strives to learn more about the Megaformer, taking classes all across the country, and she frequently guest teaches as a Master Instructor at Megaformer studio JetSet Miami.
Liz's career in fitness began with teaching Pilates and yoga, but it wasn't long before she added resistance and cardiovascular training to the mix. When she stumbled upon SLT she knew she found her perfect fit. Liz's classes combine the focus on core strength and precision of Pilates with the body sculpting intensity of total body interval training. She's dedicated to giving you a great workout…you’ll leave class exhausted but feeling accomplished.
Marie's love of fitness began at an early age when she began participating in a variety of competitive sports and dance. She is always looking for new ways to challenge her strength and flexibility. After working in the financial services industry for a number of years, Marie realized the importance and need for a more balanced lifestyle which health & fitness had always brought to her life. That's when she decided to make a career change to pursue her passion whole-heartedly. Since then she has been teaching Pilates and also become a certified Health Coach. Marie seeks a good mix of intensity, attention to detail, and of course fun when teaching and doing her own workouts, so becoming a part of the SLT team was a dream come true. She loves motivating and empowering others to keep raising the bar and to constantly strive for their full potential.
A native of WI, Mark has been focused on movement his whole life. He holds a BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College, has performed on 4 continents, and currently dances with Company XIV. Form, focus, and breath are the major components to Mark's class. Expect a challenging yet warm environment, with constant reminders to release unnecessary tension and feel the expansion and length throughout the entire body.
A California girl, Melody has been active in one form or another since she was a small child. In order to maintain peak condition as a dancer and athlete, Melody built upon her knowledge of human anatomy and movement to prevent injury and remain healthily fit. An ACE certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor (CPR/AED), she has trained at various New York fitness facilities in methods ranging from dance cardio and urban rebounding to strength/body sculpt and (of course) the Megaformer. She is also pre/post natal certified, and has used that education to stay fit through a pregnancy of her own!Melody wants every SLT client to feel their best and discover the joy of healthy movement that has been her life’s passion.
Newton is a Kentucky native transplanted to the east end of Long Island. He has lived in the Hamptons for over 2 years and LOVES being close to the beach. He has background in teaching a variety of workouts and always brings a fun vibrant energy to all of his routines!
Nicole may be small, but she is fierce! Being the fitness fanatic that she is, after her big move to NYC from California, she was in search of finding a workout that not only challenged her physically, but mentally as well. Let’s just say…it was love at first plank! A former competitive dancer and pilates instructor, Nicole is a stickler for form, but her love for cardio will leave you to #feelthebyrne. Nicole is known for well-rounded, high-intensity routines with lively, beat-pumping music.
Originally a Patrick is a fitness junkie who tried every type of workout in NYC, but gave it all up after his first time on the Megaformer - he was instantly addicted. Patrick puts a personal touch on every class he teaches with his positive encouragement, upbeat energy, infectious laughter and no to mention, a unique hardcore total-body workout.
Rebecca is a former opera singer turned yoga teacher. Having previously taught at SLT Yoga, she made the transition to Megaformer and has fallen in love with the workout. Expect strong classes with good beats and an emphasis on form.
Sunina Young is a Mind Body Beauty Blogger (sunina.com), Yoga + SLT Megaformer Instructor, and Model in New York City. Sunina’s professional background was in luxury beauty and fashion before she switched over to fitness. A pivotal moment was when she realized that even with her busy schedule, lash extensions, 6” inch Guiseppes, and ‘picture perfect life’ there was still a great sense of unfulfillment. Through her transitional journey in yoga, meditation, and movement training she was moved by how much of a deep connection she felt from within. She instantly fell in love with the challenge (and new 23.5" waist) SLT presented to her. Sunina aims for her classes to be a cleansing experience for the mind, and uplifting experience for the body- the way she feels after an SLT class. Sunina believes in the luxury of higher thoughts, movement, & self-care for the mind, body, beauty.
Teresa is a native New Yorker who graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Marketing, and as always had a love of all things fitness and exercise. A former competive gymnast, avid runner and barre instructor, she was looking for something new to really challenge her body and mind and found it on the Megaformer! From her very first class at SLT she knew this was a class she wanted to teach! Teresa is super excited to bring her love of SLT to NYC and Long Island!
Yoo-Sun is a movement professional, former financier and a violinist who trained at Juilliard. She is known to help her clients tap into a higher level of fitness and self; mentally, physically and emotionally. And, did we mention she's an active musician? Yes, her playlists are sick and you can take a sample listen here: https://soundcloud.com/you/sets. Get ready to reach your ultimate potential with the best curated beats by YSPfit.