personaltraineryonkers

Individualized programming to deliver maximum results.

Train safely and effectively under the guidance of our certified fitness professionals. Our team of personal trainers will provide you with the motivation, support, and accountability to establish long-term lifestyle changes.
We have a variety of personal training packages available, please contact our fitness director for more information.
Meet The Trainers

Christopher Daly

I am the Fitness Director, and Master Trainer here at Equalize Fitness. I have been a professional trainer for 15 years. Aside from my Bachelors’ degree, I also hold a NASM certification and have accrued other certifications ranging from Pre-Post Natal, AI Stretching and Medical Exercise Specialist. I assisted in the Bio-Mechanics portion of an internationally renowned weight loss book.
Chris has held management level positions at Equinox and New York Sports Clubs. He was the youngest Master Trainer and Fitness Program Manager NYSC had ever appointed. Some of his hobbies are skydiving, scuba diving, automotive and target shooting. Christopher believes fitness is a life style change and is forever evolving.
To set up a consultation with Chris, please contact him directly.chris@equalizefitness.com

Amanda Duerk

Mother, native New Yorker, 37 years, and a fitness junkie!  I joined my first gym at the age of 16, which was Court Sports in Yonkers at the time. Never, would I have imagined that I’d be working years later at the same location, now Equalize Fitness.

My love for exercise began early on, which is why I consider myself fortunate that it has grown into such a fulfilling, and fun career.

My love for fitness is rooted in spinning! I was hooked after my first class, even though I couldn’t walk for a week! My interests have now broadened to include various other aspects of fitness, and I’m always looking to learn something new. It’s important to me that I have fresh knowledge to pass onto my clients.  Whether it’s strength training, or practicing yoga and pilates, I impress upon the importance of variety in my own workouts, as well as my clients. Their success is dependent on a program that is not only effective, but engaging as well.

I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Maddogg Spinning certified Group Fitness Instructor.  My secondary certifications include JumpSport Rebounding, and CPR/AED.

Cal Pagano

Being a product of the Parisi Speed School taught Cal the proper speed and strength techniques needed to excel in high school sports, and ultimately afforded him the opportunity to play football at the collegiate level.  His passion to educate and empower young adults inspired him to become a high school teacher and coach.  Being an educator and coach has allowed Cal the opportunity to share his knowledge both in the classroom, and on the field of play.  Cal believes that the Parisi Speed School is a great resource to build an athlete’s speed, strength, agility, quickness, balance and coordination. The broader the base of knowledge and techniques an athlete has on speed and strength, the greater the chance that athlete has to reach their full athletic potential.

Diego Benito

Many people begin a fitness program hoping to look, and feel better. Diego is passionate about helping them reach their goals. This is why he became a NASM certified personal trainer. Coming from an Argentinean family of soccer players, some of which were lucky enough to play professionally, like his father, soccer became his first and foremost passion. His love for sports didn’t end with soccer, he also boxed in the amateurs for 6 years, competing in several top level tournaments. Diego’s programs generally incorporate all that he has learned throughout the years as a top performing athlete. All of which, provide strategies to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, and maintain a general balance.

Gerard Vandernoot

Gerard developed a love for fitness through years of extreme sports as a kid. He was always skateboarding and BMX riding. Later, this diversified to include lacrosse, boxing, strength training, and yoga. After graduating with a degree in exercise science, his career has progressed as a personal trainer. Gerard is focused on helping people to improve their lives physically and mentally through building healthy lifestyles. He loves to share his knowledge on meditation, psychology, fitness and nutrition. He believes constantly challenging one’s self will help to reach levels of fulfillment that never seemed possible.

Lincoln Francis

From an early age, Lincoln has been passionate about fitness. Both of Lincoln’s parents have a background in sports, and coaching. Their love of fitness was engendered into Lincoln at a young age. There was no doubt that he would be a health and fitness enthusiast, and become someone who would love to help others. Lincoln is an ACE certified fitness professional who enjoys learning, and teaching the various ways of achieving and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. He advises you about the importance of a well-balanced meal plan. One of the foundations of fitness that Lincoln predicates his instruction off of, is the importance of form and technique; proper initial instruction for anyone new, is essential in avoiding injury. “I am looking forward to working with you, and as a team we will create a program that will get you to your goals in no time…”

Rachel Plucinski

Rachel has a bachelor degree in exercise physiology. She is also a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and USA boxing coach. Rachel has spent the last decade working with clients of every age, fitness level, and injury background. Her goal is to push you just passed what is comfortable, to guarantee the best results safely, efficiently, and while having fun. She loves, and enjoys her job tremendously. Watching her client’s progress every day makes it that much more rewarding. When she’s not training, you’d be likely to find her running, learning, laughing, or playing with dogs!

Winter Adames

Winter has  been a professional fitness trainer for the past 7 years, and has worked as a Baseball Infield Specialist at the New York Baseball Academy for over 10 years. He received a certification from the American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT). He also holds a BS in MIS from SUNY Old Westbury, and is in the process of completing a master degree in Physical Ed. Winter played a few years of Semi-pro baseball in different leagues in California and Texas. Growing up as a kid and playing many different sports, made him realize how important fitness and wellness is in our everyday lives.  It can shape our thoughts and moods into positive and creative experiences.  Winter strongly believes that having a goal is of extreme importance, but most essentially is taking the necessary steps to achieve it.  “Every Journey begins with a single step, but you will never finish if you don’t start”