Beach Body Bootcamp


This class is taught by:

Drew Handwerk

Drew Handwerk is a TRX certified group fitness instructor and is currently completing the process for obtaining his NASM personal training certification. Drew is also an amateur competitive body builder. He competes in all natural bodybuilding competitions to challenge himself and push his body to the limits of physical development. Drew has made fitness and well being an intrical part of his life for the past 11 years and has been utilizing the TRX to maximize his workouts for over two years. Drew has personally found the TRX to have a great impact on developing balance and core strength, components that are often over looked in traditional forms of resistance training as well as bodybuilding

Rich Jones

Rich Jones has been studying and training with Kettlebells for over 7 years. He is a Certified Kettlebell Instructor through the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation, personally instructed by Steve Cotter and Ken Blackburn. He is a ranked kettlebell sport competitor and has competed in and won several competitions. He has been a Certified Personal Trainer for over 18 years by ACE and NASM and traces his roots back to “Old School” High Intensity Nautilus Circuit Training for which he was instructed & certified by Dr. Ellington Darden. He has always searched for the most efficient method of training and finally found it when an “old timer” (Thank you J.G.) showed him the Turkish Getup. He was immediately hooked on Kettlebells from that moment. Rich has a true passion for fitness and loves to share his knowledge with those that he trains.

Christine Beckelman

Christine, the co-creator of Yoga M.A.T.T., has been practicing various types of yoga for over 10 years. She completed her 200 hour training certification at Om Yoga in New York City. Her certification is recognized through Yoga Alliance. She also completed a 60 hour Yin Yoga teacher training program with Corrina Brenner, owner of Wake up Yoga, in New York. Her interest in yoga developed out of a desire to gain strength and flexibility. However, she quickly discovered the benefits of yoga were much deeper than a physical practice.  She enjoys teaching various types of classes and incorporates a variety of deep stretches in all of her class types. Her classes strongly focus on proper alignment and form.
Christine enjoys an active lifestyle that includes weight lifting, running and tennis. As a result, her classes are a blend of movement that create flexibility, strength and core awareness. 
 
Her vision for Yoga M.A.T.T. was to create a studio that integrates both functional training, yoga and massage.  She strongly believes that this fusion based training is what allows clients of all ages to live and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.  
 
Christine is also certified in TRX Group Training through Fitness Anywhere and Kettlebell certified through KBC.  She recently has been certified in TRX Sports Medicine and works with clients recovering from minor sport related injuries. Christine is CPR trained through American Red Cross. She is a graduate of Fordham University and received both a B.A. in Communications and an M.B.A. in Business.

David Bittner

Nationally Certified and N.J. State licensed massage therapist,  Certified Personal Trainer, Certified TRX group fitness instructor, Certified Kettlebell instructor.   As a 2001 graduate of the Somerset School of Massage Therapy and co-founder of Yoga M.A.T.T., Dave has been practicing massage therapy for over 14 years and is highly trained in several different styles of massage.   Swedish, Sports, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology, Pre-Natal, Thai Yoga Massage and several other spa treatments.   He is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association of America, Certified nationally by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, licensed by NJ board of Nursing & Office of the Attorney General.  
 
His passion is sports massage and working with athletes to keep their bodies tuned up and performing at optimum levels. He also specializes in rehabilitative massage to assist athletes and everyday active people in their recovery process. Dave enjoys being able to make a difference in his clients lives either by assisting them through massage to help heal their bodies or by teaching & empowering them with the ability to obtain the physical fitness goals and results they desire.
 
Dave has been the massage therapist for the Rutgers football team since 2001, Rutgers women’s basketball team since 2004 and worked with seven of the New York Giants during their superbowl season in 2008. Dave has also worked with professional athletes that are currently on over 15 different NFL teams as well as Olympic athletes and amateur/weekend warrior athletes. In addition, he is highly regarded amongst high school athletes and plays a strong role in their recovery process from injuries.
 
Dave is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and amateur competitive bodybuilder. He is certified through A.C.E. as a personal trainer, through KBC as a Kettlebell instructor & through Fitness Anywhere as a TRX group fitness instructor.

Kelly Simon

Kelly Simon is a TRX certified group fitness instructor, KBC Certified Kettlebell instructor as well as a NASM certified personal trainer.
 
What first attracted Kelly to TRX was the ability to create a challenging strength workout using her own body weight. She has found that the TRX suspension trainer has helped redevelop the strength she had as a competitive gymnast in high school, a sport she remains involved in through coaching. The ability to easily challenge beginner and advanced students in the same class and the emphasis on core strength are two of her favorite components of TRX training. She also enjoys running and has completed many half and full marathons. Kelly looks forward to combining her love of teaching and her passion for fitness at Yoga M.A.T.T.

Donnalyn Cucurullo

Donnalyn has been attending fitness classes at Yoga M.A.T.T since 2011. After experiencing her own physical transformation, Donnalyn was inspired to become a fitness instructor so she could help others do the same, regardless of age, training experience or fitness level.

Donnalyn began teaching in 2014 and is currently a Certified TRX®, Kettlebell and Barre Instructor. She enjoys teaching at Yoga M.A.T.T. because its intimate class sizes allow her to provide individual instruction during class, if needed.

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer first started training with TRX @ Yoga-M.A.T.T. in 2011.  After her 1st class, she was hooked.  Jennifer became certified as both a TRX & Barre instructor & has been teaching ever since.
 
As a 4th grade teacher, Jennifer enjoys coming to Yoga-M.A.T.T. after school to use her teaching skills in a different environment

The Beach Body Bootcamp will include challenging indoor & outdoor training consisting of TRX, kettlebell, cardio & functional training exercises. In addition, we will challenge you with plyometric & jump rope routines.

These workouts will enhance your current routines and introduce you to a new style of training