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.
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.
Alex Joy Pucci
Alex is a bicoastal girl, born in New York City and raised in sunny Santa Monica, California, and now she’s back to her roots in the city of dreams. 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 transformation power of intense cardio and takes the strength of an athlete, the spirit of a yogi and the rhythm and fun of a dance club to push you towards the best, strongest version of you! She currently lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is a Columbia University MFA candidate in Acting and a certified Heath Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. What keeps Alex moving? Endorphins! And music! And health! Looking fit is a byproduct for her, but it certainly doesn’t hurt either. Her fitness philosophy is to be kind to your body, treat it well, keep it active, and improve on one thing each time you workout. Acknowledge that the burn in a workout is not where you end, but where you begin, and is an opportunity for change and something new in your mind and body to open up.
A squatting enthusiast and former college athlete, Britta wasn’t ready to abandon her athletic background once her collegiate soccer career ended. Endurance training, strength training and yoga occupy much of her fitness routine as she’s settled into Hoboken in the past four years. She is the creator of the blog ‘Necessary Thickness’, focusing on healthy bodies and strong minds, with the hopes of changing body image ideals for the active female. She has her coaching certification in USA weightlifting and is CrossFit Level 1 certified. Embrace the body you were blessed with and work it to its core in her TightEnd and Sweata Weatha classes!
At the young age of two, Brittani’s parents could see her love for movement and music and decided to leverage her energetic personality into dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, ice-skating, you name it! Dance was her 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! She works a 9-5 job and gets motivated knowing she will be on the bike at the end of her day. Brittani’s hope is that her motivational tactics and disciplined nature will get you to reach your goals while letting your day go and staying 100% in the moment!
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 to 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!
Christine gets a natural high from an intense cardio workout! Her love for long distance running and great music was infused when she first began to hit the ride room. Her personal workouts have always been "her sacred time" to find clarity and take care of herself. As a spin instructor, she will treat your ride like her own - by ensuring that every minute is a challenging and fun opportunity for you to better your mind, body, and soul.
Cassie Roberts Rossi
Cassie holds an Ed.M. in Dance Education from Rutgers University and a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Arizona State University. She currently teaches dance full time at a high school. Cassie dances with a contemporary ballet company in New York City and can also be found doing various other dance projects in the area. She is so happy to be teaching fitness at WiO and spreading her love for dance and exercise, so come and meet her at the “barre” for her CandyBarre workout!
Danielle is a college administrator by day and WiO instructor by night. She is a lifelong fitness fanatic who has been teaching a variety of classes for 5 years. Most recently, Danielle got her Schwinn Spin Certification and will be completing her 200 Hour Yoga Certification in December. After being a member for a few short months, Danielle realized she wanted to be a part of the team and started teaching in July 2016.
Jamie’s love for fitness began at a young age with ballet, tap, jazz, and cheerleading. As she became more committed, she started dancing for Anheuser-Busch’s Sesame Place theme park. She performed shows in costume as Ernie, Grover and other Sesame characters. She also started competing in cheerleading and went to Nationals in Tampa, Florida in 2001. Eventually, she channeled her endless energy into running and biking. Now, she is a marathon runner and Mad Dogg certified spinning instructor. She has taught indoor cycling for over 4 years and run over 50 half marathons. She loves to travel and compete in races around the country. Some of her favorites include the Disney Princess, New Orleans Rock & Roll, and Maui Half Marathons. Her greatest athletic accomplishments include the 2012 & 2013 NYC marathons and she can't wait to train for another!
For Jennifer, a life long athlete and dancer, fitness was a natural progression. With over a decade of experience from Philadelphia to Hoboken, Jen focuses on high intensity total body workouts. Working as a psycho-therapist Jen believes the connection between mind and body is the ultimate pillar of health. The combination of physical and mental strength is what we hope you achieve in Jen's classes.
Julia has been a lifelong athlete, competing at the collegiate level. Her passion for sports and fitness continued after college, 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 studios.
Juliet teaches a core-vinyasa style where you get to practice presence while toning your entire body. She syncs a unique blend of breath work, core strengthening, and flexibility to tracks from the EDM, funk, alternative, and soul genres. Her classes are known to convert yogi-skeptics to die-hard practitioners.
Kate is a Jersey transplant happily living in Hoboken. She fell in love with spin her first ride and views fitness as her outlet, passion, and favorite pastime. Inspired by the positive energy and vibes created when riders leave it all on the bike, she knew early on she wanted to share her excitement by teaching. Join Kate in her intention to spread happiness one ride at a time in our ride based and blended classes.
Krystal is IN LOVE with fitness, and she'll make you love it too. She is spunky and ready to get you on a new level. Redefine your best effort by connecting to what makes you most powerful. Expect a class that will challenge not only your muscles, but also your mind. Oh, and the music is awesome too! In addition to having her Keiser Spin Certification, Krystal is also a 500 RYT with the Yoga Alliance.
A fitness enthusiast, Kristen has been active her whole life. She grew up playing soccer and took piano lessons for 12 years. She has been taking spin, cardio kickboxing, and other group fitness classes for 11 years. Madd Dog certified, Kristen now combines her love of a good beat and fitness into teaching Ride classes that are fun and will make you sweat!
Kristen’s passion for fitness started over 10 years ago when she was first introduced to road cycling. Since then, her love of outdoor cycling has evolved to include a wide variety of indoor cycling classes. She recently merged her two passions, receiving her Mad Dogg ® Spinning certification. When she’s not on the bike, Kristen can be found in the dance studio improving her aerial arts skills. Kristen is usually the most vocal participant in any class she attends, and brings this outward enthusiasm and joy to her teaching. Incorporating her broad knowledge of outdoor cycling techniques to her class profiles, Kristen creates both challenging and inspirational rides. She believes in honoring your body every step of your journey – both on and off the bike!
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 all of our Ride classes!
Lauren is no stranger to the fitness world. She has been a long distance runner for almost ten years, but still loves the challenges of full body and high intensity workouts. She enjoys putting a creative spin on her Next Stop Skinny and Sweata Weatha workouts so that every class is different and interesting. While mixing dumbbells and cardio, Lauren focuses on delivering the best workout for each member at WiO!
Lindsey Larkin 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 competitor. In her Ride, Blended Ride and Toning classes, you will move to the beat with efficient form and a happy heart. Lindsey believes that being kind to yourself and a having a clear mind are the best ways 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.
Michelle has been a fitness and health enthusiast since her college days at the University of Delaware. In her post college life, she has developed a slight obsession with busting a move on her spin bike. Being a Hoboken resident for over three years now, she has gained much love and respect for Work It Out. This love spurred her to get certified! After being a part of the team at Work It Out for a little less than one year, Michelle 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 Work It Out, Michelle is supporting lululemon’s Northeast region as the People Potential Partner. She is all about developing people to their fullest potential whether it is on the spin bike or in their jobs!
Monica has been training and teaching for the last 20 years, specializing in hardcore boot camp/toning classes and core work. She is extremely passionate and dedicated to her classes. Monica gets an uplifting feeling when results start to show, and her clients have succeeded in getting to that point. Be prepared to have the work out of your life. She will push you to the limit for extreme results. Besides fitness being her passion, the love of her life is her teenage son Tristan who is a competitive soccer player and will start training with his mother very soon. AFAA Certified.
Nick is born and raised in Hoboken and has been weight training and conditioning for over 10 years. It was only until recently that he discovered his love for the full body, mixed modal style of training that Wio promotes. A true believer that fitness improves both quality and quantity of life, Nick thrives on sharing his passion for exercise and helping others maximize their fitness potential. Throughout the year he works on improving all aspects of his own fitness through CrossFit style workouts, HIIT, as well as running and rowing, both long and short distances. You can look forward to doing and learning something new in each and every one of his classes. Apart from fitness, music has been an important aspect of his life, with several years of experience as a dj, he continues to produce his own music and mixes. Combining both his passions of fitness and music, you can expect nothing less than a high energy, high output sweat session. Nick is currently a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer as well as a CrossFit L1 Trainer.
Growing up a competitive dancer and gymnast, Nicole has always been happiest sweating to the beat of great music. Throughout high school, Nicole continued to dance and cheerlead when her passion for fitness inside the gym began to bloom. During college Nicole broadened her exposure to different types of fitness including distance running, spinning, boxing, and heavy weight training. While working at Lululemon she gained exposure to boutique fitness studios and developed her passion for the group training atmosphere. Nicole is an Institute for Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach and Mad Dogg Spinning certified instructor who finds motivating women to be the best version of themselves through a great sweat session to be just as rewarding for her as the clients who take her class.
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 including, total body, Abs, TRX and Spinning. Sherri took her passion for spinning a bit further, incorporated swimming and running and started doing triathlons. She has completed all distances recently conquering the Lake Placid Ironman. Sherri is a local resident, happily married to her husband Mike and they both just welcomed their baby girl Paige!
Like many fitness addicts, Stephanie grew up in the dance world. In college, Stephanie’s passion for health, fitness, & competition took new form as a coxswain for the Vanderbilt University Rowing Team. Upon moving to Hoboken in 2014, Stephanie fell in love with Work it Out's CandyBarre classes and in 2015 decided to pursue certification in the BootyBarre technique. Stephanie loves the supportive Work it Out community of strong, powerful women, and whether you’re a barre newbie or a veteran ballerina, you’ll find yourself stronger, longer, and leaner after her CandyBarre classes!
Tam found yoga years ago while working as a public relations executive, loving the physical practice… and let’s be honest, a few minutes of quiet in savasana. After years of practicing yoga intermittently, the stars aligned in timing and opportunity for Tam to complete her 200-Hour Teacher Training program. In addition to seeing her lead you through Downward Facing Dogs and Warrior IIs, you may recognize her from frequently being next to you at a WiO class, sometimes covering the front desk – or (literally) running around Hoboken as she trains for another half or full marathon.
Sitting still was never one of Vanessa’s favorite things to do from a young age. All throughout growing up she was an athlete, but it wasn’t until college that she found her real passion for health and fitness. Vanessa began teaching boot camp, kick boxing, step, and conditioning classes at the fitness center throughout her 4 years at East Stroudsburg. Then when she graduated in 2010, she decided to combine her love of fitness and dancing and become Zumba certified. Since then, Vanessa has been teaching classes throughout the tri-state area and spreading her love of health and fitness as wide as possible.