Our Trainers

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.

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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.

Michael Maziekas : MS, CPT, CSCS, PHC

Michael 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 also 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.

Specializations: AAPTE Personal Training Program, a martial artist since the age of twelve, plus a degree in mechanical engineering from Brooklands College in England.

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.

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. 


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.

Changes For Life offers many other diverse fitness professionals to fit your personal needs and locations. Please contact us at 631.312.3350 or jcordovacfl@gmail.com for more information.




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