All of our fitness professionals are insured, CPR/AED certified, and current on their personal training certification.
Theresa Cordova: MS, CPT, RTS, MAT
Theresa Cordova is a Certified Personal Trainer, Resistance Training Specialist and a Muscle Activation Techniques practitioner, as well as, an exercise science educator, Founder and President of Changes For Life. Theresa began her fitness career in 2004 working with a variety of clients.
Specializations: exercise physiology, exercise mechanics, neuromuscular aspects of human performance, sport performance, strength training, fitness assessments, cardiopulmonary function, and clients of special populations: i.e. orthopedic and cardiopulmonary limitations, hypertension, and metabolic disorders.
Chester Indiviglio: CPT EFS
Chester’s passion for fitness began over 30 years ago when he started in his martial arts training. With his extensive background in the martial arts Chester has learned that this discipline can be an exercise form that inspires and encourages clients in engaging in physical activity. Recently joined the AAPTE community of certified personal trainers in 2017.
Specialization: 5th degree Black Belt American Combat Karate, Black Belt Brazilian Jujitsu, Certified ASP Police Defense.
Ellen Chiappetta: BS, CPT, RTS
Ellen’s career in fitness began when she became a Personal Trainer with AAPTE in 2010. She currently works at the Patchogue Family YMCA. In addition to personal training and group exercise, she is a facilitator/trainer for the Y’s community-based programs such as Moving for Better Balance, Livestrong Cancer Survivor Exercise Program, the Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Programs. Ellen is committed to health, physical fitness, longevity and educating others to reach their full potential.
Specializations: Works with active older adults and people with chronic conditions such as Arthritis, MS, and Parkinson’s Disease. Ellen is a MELT Method Instructor, Cancer Exercise Specialist, and is a volunteer for the Long Island Alzheimer’s Association as a Caregiver Support group facilitator.
Janet Perry CPT EFS
Janet became an AAPTE certified personal trainer in 2019 after having a lifelong passion for fitness. Janet is also the founder and owner of Weight For It Fitness mobile gym. Janet brings a unique service to those individuals who may not have typical access to recreational facilities and activities due to social-emotional interaction, cognitive-behavioral, and sensory-motor challenges.
Specialization: Providing support and interventions to maximize the potential to engage in physical fitness for the following populations. autism, down syndrome, postpartum, stroke survivors, anxiety, depression, hypertension, diabetes, and senior citizens.
Andrew Lentini: DPT, WCC, MA, MAT Specialist, CPT
Andrew Lentini is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, New York State Educator (f), Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist, A.A.P.T.E Certified Personal Trainer and educator.
Andrew began his career in health and fitness in 2007 and runs his own private alternative Physical Therapy practice in Wantagh, NY called Myotherapy.
Specializations: physical therapy, orthopedic and neurological dysfunctions, muscle activation techniques, strength training, exercise mechanics, evidence-based nutrition.
Michael Maziekas : MS, CPT, CSCS, PHC
is an adjunct professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Long Island University, Post Campus where he teaches Nutrition and Sport, Lifespan Motor Learning and Development, Fitness and Conditioning, and Kinesiology / Biomechanics. He is also
an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Professions and Kinesiology at Hofstra University where he teaches Exercise Physiology and Implementing Fitness Programs.
Michael teaches the program design and physiology modules and is a continuing education provider for the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE). Michael is also a certified Primal Health Coach (PHC) and Personal Trainer with over 20 years of personal training experience.
Sean McCarthy: CPT EFS
Sean has been an AAPTE Certified Personal Trainer since 2009 and participated in the AAPTE internship program. A Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach with personal accomplishments of 4 Marathons, 4 Half Ironman and 2 full Ironman, Qualified for USAT Nationals: sprint distance 2012, Olympic & Long course distance 2013.
Specialization: Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach, Mentor ship with Justin Trolle (Olympian Triathlon Coach) and TRX Suspension certification
Stephen Lee: BS, C.P.T.
Stephen is the Health and Wellness Director for the Patchogue and Brookhaven YMCA’s on Long Island. As the director, he is responsible for all group exercise, personal training, and chronic disease programs that are offered at the Y. Stephen is committed to the continual education of people within in the fitness industry. As such, the quality of the education is paramount. AAPTE graduates possess the knowledge to excel in a field that suffers with mediocrity.
Specializations: AAPTE Personal Training Program, a martial artist since the age of twelve, plus a degree in mechanical engineering from Brooklands College in England.
Jonathan Sorto-Velasquez: BS, C.P.T – E.F.S
Introduced to Health and Fitness at the young age of 15, Jonathan furthered his education in personal training by completing the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education’s personal training course and nationally accredited personal trainer-exercise fitness specialist certification in July 2011.
Additionally, Jonathan is a 2014 Graduate of Dowling College earning a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Jonathan is dedicated and passionate about helping clients overcome health and fitness obstacles; he believes with motivation and the guidance of a fitness specialist; any goal is possible.
Francesca Nowak : CLASS NAME “Foundations of Yoga for Beginners”
– Increase your body’s overall flexibility, improve strength through movement, improve the quality of the breath and breathing patterns and increase your ability to focus by bringing more peace and clarity to your mind.
Francesca has had a passion for different forms of fitness for many years. She was initially certified by thePersonal Training Institute in 2005, then became certified with AAPTE in 2008 as a Personal Fitness Trainer. She became a Certified Yoga Instructor through the Long Island Yoga School in 2012 and currently teaches at LA Fitness, as well as Simplicity Yoga Studio. With a keen eye and succinct instruction and her dedication to general fitness, yoga and pilates, she offers a well rounded experience to instill good health and wellness to her clients and students.
Changes For Life offers many other diverse fitness professionals to fit your personal needs and locations. Please contact us at 631.312.3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.