TRX/Kettlebell -Core


This class is taught by:

Eileen Cafferty

Eileen is a nationally certified personal trainer through W.I.T.S as well as a certified TRX group instructor. She is currently completing the process of obtaining her NCSA certification. Eileen is also a competitive runner who as a division II athlete for San Francisco State specialized in the 800 and 1500 meter races. She continues to run half marathons and road races with aspirations to compete and be competitive in full marathons. Fitness has been a part of Eileen's life for over a decade and while as a trainer she has worked with clients of all ages and levels and designed programs to fit their needs. Her true motivation is the results her clients have achieved in the gym. Their success and happiness is what gets her up every morning and she hopes to bring this level of enthusiasm and passion to Yoga M.A.T.T.

Nancy McCorry

Nancy is a certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a certified group exercise instructor with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), a Spinning Master Instructor for Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. and certified TRX Instructor with Fitness Anywhere.

Over the past twelve years working in the fitness industry, Nancy has worked with many types of populations. She has extensive knowledge in heart rate training, and educating and coaching individual and group physical fitness. As a Master Instructor for the Spinning program, Nancy works in the NJ, NY and PA area certifying enthusiasts to teach Spinning, as well as instructing continuing education workshops for the program.

Nancy’s love for fitness and passion for teaching is instrumental in helping her students attain an even more successful fitness experience.

Nancy is also a community ambassador for Lululemon Athletica in Princeton, NJ. Outside of working, Nancy enjoys her own TRX training, weight lifting, cycling, and lots of rest and relaxation on the beach!

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.

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 Kenney

Kelly discovered her passion for TRX and kettlebell training as one of YOGA M.A.T.T.'s first clients. Her inspiration to become an instructor comes from her two young daughters, whom Kelly aspires to show that "strong is beautiful". Kelly prides herself in maintaining a positive and judgement free training environment in which all clients feel comfortable, regardless of experience or fitness level.

When Kelly is not at YOGA M.A.T.T., you can find her substitute teaching for nursery through elementary school, attending sporting events, or spending time with her husband and children.

Kelly is currently certified as a TRX, kettlebell and barre instructor.

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.

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.

Gina Angelone

Gina has been teaching dance for the past 15 years.  Two years ago she added fitness to her teaching repertory.  She became certified in Rebounding, Barre, TRX & Personal Training. 
 
She enjoys pushing her clients so they achieve the results they desire while focusing on good form. 

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
This multi level class is a fusion style circuit combining TRX and Kettlebell movements.  Open to all levels with options available to all participant this class will focus on increasing overall strength through core training and stabilizing exercises.