Fitness and health always was a passion of Noel’s. Competitive gymnastics took center stage during her childhood and teen years. When injury struck, Noel transitioned to cheerleading and dance and was a part of Hoboken’s own Cheer Dynamics All-Star team. Coming from a hard-working, small business-minded family in neighboring Secaucus, having something of her very own one day was not far from Noel’s reality. In 2010, her dedication and persistence to be her own boss finally paid off and Work it Out was born. Noel’s mission to bring a safe haven of fitness fits right in to Hoboken’s continued growth and evolvement. As she continues to grow WiO, you’ll also find her teaching Next Stop Skinny -- a class that holds a very special place in her heart.
LISA WAS A COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADER THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL AND INTO COLLEGE, WHERE SHE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE ALL-GIRL COMPETITIVE TEAM AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, PLACING TOP 10 IN THE COUNTRY. IN AUGUST 2012, AFTER LEAVING THE CORPORATE WORLD OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, LISA PARTNERED WITH NOEL AND HAS BEEN WORKING HAND-IN-HAND ON THE GROWTH OF THE BRAND AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF WORK IT OUT NUTRITION, THEIR NEWEST OFFERING FOR CLIENTS WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO ESTABLISH HEALTHY EATING HABITS, ALONG WITH THEIR LOVE FOR WORKING OUT. LISA HOLDS HER PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATE ALONG WITH A MASTERS IN FOODS & NUTRITION.
An athlete since childhood, Vanessa found her passion for health and fitness in 2006. During her time at East Stroudsburg University, she taught various styles of workouts, including toning and conditioning classes to her peers. Over the years she has accumulated certifications in a variety of different arenas including: CPR/AED, AFAA CPT, Zumba®, Mad Dogg®Spinning, & California Strength Olympic Lifting Seminar Participant. Vanessa teaches Next Stop Skinny, Naked Ride, Ride Mixer and Blended Ride classes at WiO, while combining her passion for teaching with motivational support for her clients.
Alex Joy Pucci
A dancer from a young age, Alex has always had a passion for movement and music, but it was not until she found spin that her passion for fitness flourished. Alex believes in the transformative power of intense cardio and takes the strength of an athlete, the spirit of a yogi and the rhythm & fun of a dance club to push you towards the best, strongest version of you! She is a Columbia University MFA candidate in Acting and a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. You’ll find Alex teaching Blended Rides at River including (B) Tight End and (B) Upper Class.
Have a little gymnast at home? Why not have them train with the best? Devon, sister to owner Noel, is the youth gymnastics instructor, teaching a wide variety of WiO gymnasts and classes. She began her gymnastics career at the age of five and was on a competitive all-star cheerleading team for five years. She received a B.A. in Early Childhood Education at Saint Peter's College. Devon is a fan favorite with the kiddie’s as well as the mom’s.
Michelle has developed a slight obsession with busting a move on her spin bike in her post-college years. Being a Hoboken resident, she gained much love and respect for Work It Out, which spurred her to get spin certified! Michelle then became committed to merging her passion for fitness with her day-time career in efforts to create a holistic, balanced lifestyle. When she is not teaching at WiO, Michelle is supporting lululemon’s Northeast region as the People Potential Partner. She is all about helping develop people to reach their fullest potential, whether it is on the spin bike or in their jobs! Get a taste of Michelle’s passion in her Riding High and Ride Mixer classes!
Jamie’s love for fitness began at a young age with ballet, tap, jazz, and cheer leading. Eventually, she channeled her endless energy into running and biking. Now, Jamie is a marathon runner and has been a NYRR member for over 10 years. This allowed her to obtain a coaching certification concentrated on speedwork and has applied the “Fartlek training method” to reach her own personal goals. Jamie is a Mad Dogg certified spinning instructor on top of this and brings this non-stop energy into every single one of her classes at WiO. You’ll find Jamie teaching Next Stop; Skinny, Riding High and Ride Mixer.
Tara is attending Pace University full time studying graphic and digital design. She grew up following in her sisters’ footsteps and began tumbling around the house. At the age of 3 she was enrolled in Eastern National Academy’s preschool summer gymnastics program. She used her gymnastic techniques and skills to excel at cheerleading and was on an all-star team for 6 years.
Dance was Brittani’s passion for years, but after graduating college it became less available to her. The lack of dance inspired Brittani to branch out into the fitness world; and after finding her groove on the bike, her passion truly flourished. She achieved her Mad Dogg Spinning certification and developed a strong desire to teach! Brittani’s hope is that her motivational tactics and disciplined nature will get you to reach your goals while letting go of your day and staying 100% in the moment! Find Brittani on the bike in Naked Ride, Ride Mixer, and a variety of Blended Rides!
WITH OVER TWENTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY AND A PASSION FOR A GREAT WORKOUT, MONICA CAN BE FOUND TEACHING A WIDE RANGE OF CLASSES AT WIO INCLUDING: SWEATA WEATHA (HER PERSONAL FAV), NAKED RIDE, RIDING HIGH, RIDE MIXER AND OF COURSE, A VARIETY OF BLENDED RIDE CLASSES AT RIVER! SHE IS A CERTIFIED SPIN INSTRUCTOR FROM MAD DOGG ATHLETICS. YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED IN ANY OF MONICA’S HARD-CORE CLASSES!
Julia has been a lifelong athlete, competing at the collegiate level. Her passion for sports and fitness continued after college as she coached part-time and went on to achieve certifications in personal training (NASM), spinning, pilates (All-American), and sports-based training. The combination of Julia’s certifications, passion and past history as an athlete, makes her an amazing addition to the WiO studio. She believes creating a balance of barre/pilates and sports-based classes can bring a solid fitness routine. Be sure to check out her Hottie Pilates, Naked Ride, Riding High and Blended Ride classes!
Stephanie discovered her passion for indoor cycling after a running injury led her to try new low-impact workouts. She fell in love with the energy, emphasis on setting personal challenges, and sweat factor! Along with being a certified SPINNING® instructor from Mad Dogg Athletics, Steph is also a Certified Health Coach who believes there is always time to prioritize health despite our hectic schedules. Her energy and positive attitude will push you to challenge yourself to the fullest! Find Steph at WiO teaching Naked Ride, Riding High and Ride Mixer.
Caitlin De Leonardis
It was only natural Caitlin fell in love with barre classes after training in ballet since kindergarten. A career change and leap of faith led her to get certified in the BootyBarre technique. Caitlin loves that she can share her passion of dance, health & fitness with WiO clients through just a 50-minute barre class. She says you don’t need to be a dancer to love barre -- but you, too, can find your inner-ballerina during her CandyBarre classes!
CASSIE HOLDS AN ED.M. IN DANCE EDUCATION FROM RUTGERS UNIVERSITY AND A B.F.A. IN DANCE PERFORMANCE FROM ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY. SHE IS CERTIFIED IN MAT PILATES THROUGH BALANCED BODY. CASSIE CURRENTLY DANCES WITH A CONTEMPORARY BALLET COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY AND CAN ALSO BE FOUND DOING VARIOUS OTHER DANCE PROJECTS IN THE AREA WHILE TEACHING DANCE AT A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL. CASSIE IS SO HAPPY TO BE TEACHING FITNESS AT WIO AND SPREADING HER LOVE FOR DANCE AND EXERCISE TO OUR COMMUNITY. MEET HER IN CLASS FOR HER CANDYBARRE, MAT QUEEN, NEXT STOP SKINNY WORKOUTS!
THIS JERSEY GIRL HAS BEEN AN AVID MEMBER AT WORK IT OUT SINCE THE DOORS OF THE RIVER STUDIO OPENED IN 2013. AFTER SEEING SOME FELLOW WIO RIDERS BECOME INSTRUCTORS, LAUREN TOOK HER PASSION TO RIDE AND RECEIVED HER MAD DOGG CERTIFICATION. YOU CAN NOW FIND HER CHANNELING THAT ENERGY IN NAKED RIDE, RIDING HIGH AND RIDE MIXER CLASSES!
A HOBOKEN NATIVE, NICK HAS BEEN WEIGHT TRAINING AND CONDITIONING FOR OVER 10 YEARS, BUT ONLY RECENTLY DISCOVERED HIS LOVE FOR THE FULL BODY, MIXED MODAL STYLE OF TRAINING THAT WIO PROMOTES. NICK THRIVES ON SHARING HIS PASSION FOR EXERCISE AND HELPING OTHERS MAXIMIZE THEIR FITNESS POTENTIAL. YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO DOING AND LEARNING SOMETHING NEW IN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF HIS NEXT STOP SKINNY, SWEATA WEATHA, AND ABSALUTE CLASSES. WITH SEVERAL YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A DJ, NICK COMBINES BOTH HIS PASSIONS OF FITNESS AND MUSIC INTO HIS SWEAT SESSIONS. YOU CAN EXPECT NOTHING LESS THAN A HIGH ENERGY, HIGH OUTPUT WORKOUT!
Sherri has been an avid fitness enthusiast for as long as she can remember. She has been involved in the fitness industry for 7+ years teaching various fitness classes. Sherri took her passion for spinning a bit further by incorporating swimming and running and started doing triathlons. This strong mom can be found teaching Naked Ride and Riding High at WiO -- and is always encouraging clients to reach their goals!
Lindsey has been involved in a serious love affair with fitness that has lasted over 15 years. She is a proud marathon runner, triathlete, surfer, and Ironman in training. In her Ride and Blended Ride classes, you will move to the beat with efficient form and a happy heart. Lindsey believes that being kind with yourself and a clear mind are the best way to start a workout. When Lindsey is not at WIO, you will find her in the ocean, in the woods, or on her road bike.
ALEX BEGAN DANCING AT AGE 4 AND CHEERLEADING AT AGE 7. BECAUSE OF THESE SKILLS, SHE PERFORMED, CHOREOGRAPHED, TAUGHT AND COACHED THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA AND IN THE CARIBBEAN BEFORE MOVING TO NEW YORK IN 2012. HER LOVE FOR FITNESS AND MOVEMENT EVENTUALLY LED HER TO A CERTIFICATION IN EXERCISE SCIENCE AND THEN IN SPIN. ALEX CURRENTLY TEACHES ADULT BALLET CLASSES IN QUEENS AND CHILDREN’S BALLET FOR THE SALVATION ARMY. SHE IS SO EXCITED TO BRING HER PASSION FOR FITNESS AND TEACHING TO WORK IT OUT IN HER CANDYBARRE AND RIDE CLASSES.
ALWAYS PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSICAL THEATER AND PERFORMING, ASHLEY BEGAN DANCING WHEN SHE WAS 10 YEARS OLD. AFTER YEARS OF NONSTOP DANCING IN HIGH SCHOOL, SHE WENT ON TO DANCE FOR THE NATIONALLY RANKED SAINT JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY DANCE TEAM. AS A COLLEGE STUDENT, SHE DEVELOPED A STRONG INTEREST IN NUTRITION AND FITNESS, HOPING TO FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE TO FIT HER ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. ASHLEY KNEW SHE WANTED TO CONTINUE HER LOVE OF DANCE AND FITNESS BY TRANSITIONING HER EXPERIENCE INTO BECOMING A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR. GET READY TO DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING AND BREAK A SWEAT IN HER ZUMBA LOVE CLASSES.