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Fitness Instructors

Louis Astuto
Specialty: Muscle Building, Olympic Lifts, Strength Training, Conditioning, Weight Loss
Teaches: Fitness 101, Lifting 101, Biggest Loser
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer Certification, First Aid & CPR/AED Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (May 2011 - present)
Fitness Attendant (Feb. - Aug. 2011)


Louis Astuto's interest in personal training derives from his passion for sports and fitness. He encourages all of his clients to approach their sessions as if they were a competition and strives to make each workout more challenging and physically demanding than the one that preceded it. Louis has extensive experience working with people of all ages and fitness levels. He encourages all of his clients to set both short and long-term goals for themselves that are tailored to their individual fitness desires. He is committed to teaching all of his clients proper lifting mechanics, cardiovascular progression, and the fundamentals of a successful fitness routine.

Austin Brown
Specialty: Strength training & weight loss
Teaches: Lifting 101, X-Fit
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer Certification, AED/CPR Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (March 2011 - present)
Fitness Attendant (Jan. 2011 - present)
Fitness Attendant at 360 Total Fitness (2008-09)

 

Austin Brown is currently a sophomore in the Carroll School of Management. He is from Barrington, Rhode Island and has been involved in sports since the age of 3, exercising regularly and lifting since he was twelve. Austin is a former Division 1 college football player and also competed in three varsity sports in high school. Austin specializes in everything from learning the basics to heavy power lifting and hopes to help people reach their fitness goals through his passion for being healthy and fit.

Colin Connors
Specialty: Strength Training, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Metabolic/General Conditioning
Teaches: Biggest Loser and Lifting 101
Certifications: NSCA Personal Trainer Certification, First Aid and CPR/AED Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (June 2011 - present)
Fitness Attendant (July 2010 - Aug. 2011)


Colin is a third year doctoral student in the Philosophy Department. His interest in personal training stems from his belief that a sound mind and a fit body complement one another. His expertise in personal training is fueled by his passion for Powerlifting, a strength sport which consists of the squat, bench press, and the deadlift. Colin also offers training in metabolic conditioning-- a process that allows the body to store and deliver energy more effectively, enabling improved muscular endurance and fat loss. His mission is to help his clients achieve their strength and conditioning goals by educating them about the fundamental principles of fitness in a positive environment.

Laura Esposito
Specialty: General Fitness, Weight Loss, Circuit Training
Teaches: Fitness 101
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (Sept. 2011 - present)

 

Laura discovered her passion for fitness in high school, where she was a three-sport athlete. Since enrolling in college, she has trained for half and full marathons, but also loves lifting and incorporating circuit training and Crossfit into her workouts. She is constantly looking to find new ways to challenge herself and her clients. She believes fitness should be an integral part of everyone’s life and hopes to find ways to make working out more fun and accessible for each person.

Kathleen Fitzgerald
Specialty: Weight Loss & Strength Training
Teaches: Fitness 101
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer Certification, First Aid and CPR/AED Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (April 2011 - present)
Fitness Attendant (Sept. 2009 - present)


Kathleen is a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences who has always had a passion for fitness and health. She grew up playing lacrosse, soccer, and basketball and went on to play varsity basketball in high school. She first became interested in person training when she became a fitness attendant in 2009. She is a firm believer in the importance of exercise for your mind, body, and soul. Kath will put you through a tough workout of circuit training and full body conditioning to help you achieve your goals!

Michael Hanify
Specialty: Strength & Conditioning, Plyometrics, Weight Loss, Nutrition
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (June 2010 - present)
Spent two years training under NFL
combine coach Mike Boyles
Spent two years training with competitive
bodybuilders and powerlifters

Mike grew up in the Boston area and spent his high school years as a varsity football and lacrosse player and now plays for the Boston College club lacrosse team. Mike believes that knowledge of nutrition and exercise are the keys to attaining fitness goals.

While working with Mike, you will learn the keys to looking and feeling healthy. He will help you to better understand your body, show you how physical and mental well-being are closely connected, and use his knowledge from diverse fields to help you achieve your goals.

John (JP) Judge
Specialty: Powerlifting, Crossfit, Weight Training
Certifications:
AFFA Personal Trainer Certification, CPR/AED Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (2012 - present)
Fitness Attendant (2012 - present)


JP was an avid high school athlete, involved in both football and lacrosse. He also has several years’ experience working at sports clubs and gyms and enjoys working out at the Plex in his spare time. He began a serious weight training regimen here at Boston College and now considers it to be one of his specialties.

JP was introduced to Crossfit while interning at Reebok and found that he enjoys the physical and mental challenges associated with the sport. He welcomes the opportunity to share his fitness knowledge with others and encourages new weightlifters to approach him with questions regarding form, technique or anything fitness-related.

 

Ries MCQuillan
Specialty: Muscular Definition & Weight Loss
Teaches: Fitness 101
Certifications:
AFFA Personal Trainer Certification, CPR/AED Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (2010 - present)
Fitness Attendant (2010 - present)



Ries is a trainer who can adapt to meet the needs of a diverse group of clients while keeping everyone's individual goals in mind. In addition to personal training, he has taught a number of small group fitness classes, including: Fit for Fall, Fit for Spring Break and Fit for Summer.

Ries welcomes challenges and is always looking for new ways to exercise and push his clients further. He is fully commited to helping his clients reach their fitness goals and will supply them with all the support, guidance and motivation they need along the way.

Esteban Munera
Specialty: Triathlon & Endurance Sports Training
Teaches: BC Triathlon Training
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer Certification, AED/CPR Certification
Experience:
Fitness Attendant (2008 - present)
Competes regularly in triathlons and marathons


Esteban grew up in Miami, FL, where he was a three-sport varsity athlete in high school. Coming from a soccer-intensive background, he is now challenging himself with endurance sports and triathlons. Esteban combines diversified cardiovascular workouts with strength training and circuit training to maximize efficiency and performance. He also understands the nutritional aspects essential for endurance training to be at one's optimal weight and composition.

Nici Perreault
Specialty: General fitness, total body workouts, cardio
Teaches: Spinning, TBC
Certifications: AFFA Personal Trainer Certification, CPR/First Aid, Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning
Experience:
Personal Trainer (2012 - present)
Group Fitness Instructor (2011 - present)
Trainer on Duty (2012 - Present)


Nici has always been involved in athletics; she played soccer, ski-raced and ran track throughout high school, ran her first half marathon in the summer of 2011 and began teaching spinning her freshman year. She took on a new challenge this year, teaching TBC, and the experience helped her decide that she wanted to become a Personal Trainer.

Nici views fitness as a necessary aspect of life to maintain both physical health and mental well-being and enjoys working and exercising in the Plex to further her personal fitness goals, socialize and de-stress. Nici strives to get people excited about exercising and enjoys seeing the happiness and pride in her clients’ eyes as they reach their health and fitness goals!

 

Jessica Ross
Specialty: Total Body Conditioning, Weight Loss, Mind and Body Wellness
Teaches: Step & Sculpt, Biggest Loser
Certifications: AFFA Personal Trainer Certification, AFAA Kickboxing Certification, First Aid and CPR/AED
Experience:
Personal Trainer (2010 - present)
Group Fitness Instructor (2010 - present)


Jessica is a second year graduate student in the School of Social Work. Her passion for helping others is evident in the support and attention she gives each of her clients as they endeavour to reach their personal goals.

Jessica firmly believes that physical wellness is a key component to high self-esteem and mental wellbeing and enjoys providing her clients with encouragement and motivation every step of the way. She welcomes
the opportunity to help her clients shed pounds, drop sizes, and tone muscles through strength and conditioning circuit training.

Benjamin Stroud
Specialty: High-Intensity Interval Training, Metabolic Conditioning & Weight Loss
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer Certification, First Aid and CPR/AED Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer ( June 2008 - present)


Ben has worked in the fitness industry since June 2008 and believes that fitness is contingent on motivation, discipline, and consistency. His holistic fitness philosophy involves constant muscle confusion to prevent performance plateaus, an effective mixture of resistance and cardiorespiratory training, an emphasis on core strength, and a strong commitment to dietary discipline.

Ben is comfortable working with people of all ages and fitness levels and strives to provide personalized instruction in an encouraging and constructive environment. His high-intensity interval training provides an effective framework through which to build lean muscle while burning fat.

Giovanni Trilleras

Specialty: Total Body Transformation, Obstacle Course Training, Extreme Fitness
Teaches: BCX
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (Feb. 2011 - present)
Fitness Attendant (2010 - 2011)
Spartan Race Massachusetts Finisher: Top 1% out of 8,000 participants

Giovanni (Gio) has been actively involved in fitness for years and believes in doing whatever it takes to achieve one's goals. In high school, he was varsity wrestling captain and was voted the hardest working individual on his football team. More recently, he has been training for multiple mile-long obstacle courses that require endurance, determination, and great physical and mental strength.

Gio has learned a lot about nutrition and health maintenance through the nursing program, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with clients. While working with Gio, you can expect a different work out every day to avoid monotony and keep your workouts fresh!

Julianne Wojno
Specialty: Weight Loss & Strength Training
Teaches: Chiseled, X-Fit, Fit Over 40, Biggest Loser
Certifications: AFAA Personal Trainer Certification, ACE Group Fitness Instructor, CPR Certification
Experience:
Personal Trainer (March 2011 - present)
Group Fitness Instructor (2011 - present)
Fitness Attendant (2010 - 2011)

Fitness has always been a part of Julie Wojno’s life. She grew up swimming and dancing in Ohio and developed a passion for health and fitness at a young age. She is currently studying communication and journalism at BC and hopes to write for a health magazine post graduation.

Julie’s fitness philosophy rests in living a healthy, active lifestyle in order to get the most out of life. She sees exercise not as a chore, but as a privilege and believes that the benefits of fitness carry over into all aspects of life. When you’re fit, you have the energy to do your best in everything you do.

Justin Wright
Specialty: CrossFit, Circuit Training, Olympic Lifting, Competitive Athlete Training, Boxing/Grappling
Teaches: X-Fit
Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification
Experience:
Group Fitness Instructor (2010 - present)
Personal Trainer ( February 2011 - present)
CrossFit Games Competitor: 76th out of 1,306 in the Northeast Region in 2011

Justin has been involved in fitness for most of his life. He grew up in the bodybuilding community (both his mother and her boyfriend were competitive bodybuilders) and began wrestling in the 5th grade. He studied boxing and mixed martial arts before developing a passion for CrossFit and the high intensity, total body circuit training that it provides.

He has a desire to help others achieve their fitness goals and is well versed in both Olympic style weightlifting and powerlifting techniques. He enjoys training people of all fitness levels but has a true passion for helping
athletes prepare for competition.