Personal Trainers & Fitness Instructors - JCCNS, Jewish Community Center of the North Shore

Fitness Instructors & Personal Trainers

Mary Pat Hawkins Health & Wellness Director, Master Personal Trainer

Mary Pat has 30+ Years Experience. She attended Merrimack College and achieved the following certifications: AFAA CPT, Group Exercise, ISCA CPT, Master Trainer/Presenter.

MP specializes in working with all age groups and levels and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

mphawkins@jccns.com
(781) 476-9910

Allison Swartz Fitness Instructor

Allison has been teaching Yoga at at the JCCNS since 2016. Allison is a 500-hour certified yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance.

Andrew Simons Personal Trainer

Andrew has over four years experience. He received a bachelor's from the University of Vermont and is certified as a Personal Trainer from ACSM. He Specializes in Sports Specific Training, Plyometrics and Functional Training.

Aryn Ferreira DancEnergy Instructor

Aryn has been teaching DancEnergy at the JCCNS for six years and was a student of the program for 10 years prior to that.

Blake Foreman Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

Blake has over three years of personal training experience. He has a degree in Sports & Movement Science, with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Science and specializes in training athletes. 

Brigitte Karns Fitness Instructor


Claudia Rodenstein DancEnergy Instructor

Claudia has been with the JCCNS for five years. Trained in ballet, jazz and tap, she was also a member of the Young Dance Company in Marblehead for many years. 20 years ago, she discovered DancEnergy and found the program to be a perfect match with her dance background.

Cybele Leger Fitness Instructor

Cybele is a Yoga Alliance certified instructor and has been teaching Yoga at JCCNS for four years.  She also teaches Kids Yoga for our after-school program.

Dennis Goldsmith Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

Dennis has been at the JCCNS for 15+ years as a GEX instructor, Personal Trainer, and Tae Kwon Do instructor. He is AFFA/NASM and ACE certified. Dennis is also a CPR/AED Trainer for the JCCNS and teaches a variety of self-defense formats.

He specializing in evaluation and design of corrective exercises and fitness programs for clients who want to maintain or improve their level of fitness. He also specializes in working with Seniors, Post-Rehab, and both Pre and Post-Natal Women.

Dennis received a B.A. from Temple University and a Masters Degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University.

Emily Moore Spin Instructor

Emily has been a Spinning certified instructor at the JCCNS for over five years.

Hannah Ginley DancEnergy Instructor

Hannah has been at the JCCNS for over five years as an instructor for our DancEnergy program. She is classically trained in Ballet.


James D'Ambrosio Fitness Instructor

James is a certified Zumba™ instructor here at the JCCNS, and has been with us for the past three years. He has been teaching a variety of Zumba™ formats for the past 4 years.

Jeff Quinn Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

Jeff has been at the JCCNS for over seven years as a lead personal trainer. He is ISSA National certified in Personal Training and specializes in strength and conditioning.

Joyce Colahan DancEnergy Instructor

Joyce is the Owner and Choreographer for the JCCNS DancEnergy program which has called the JCCNS home since 2013. DancEnergy has recently celebrated it's 35th year in Marblehead. Joyce studied Dance at Umass Amherst and danced professionally for 7 years with Trisler Danscompany.

Lisa Gillis Fitness Instructor, DancEnergy Instructor, and Personal Trainer

Lisa Gillis brings with her a lifetime of active living, with over 29 years of fitness/personal training and dance coaching experience, and has taught at the JCCNS since 2013.

Lisa grew up in Marblehead and her fitness and athletic discipline started at the young age of 6 years. Lisa was a dancer, a competitive gymnast and a Varsity soccer player at Marblehead High School.  

Lisa is certified with American Council of Exercise (ACE) Kathy Gs Tread Tabata ,ISCA Personal Training, ISCA Kettle Bells, ISCA Boxing, TRX, Scw Barre and Scw Small Group Training. She teaches, DancEnergy, sculpt/conditioning and circuit classes, Tread Tabata, TRX, Bosu, Barre, small group and personal training. 

Lisa Laurano Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

Lisa has taught GEX at the JCCNS for 17 years. She has recently become ISCA Personal Training certified and trains clients as well. She is SWC certified in GEX and teaches a variety of formats.

Marjorie Cantor Spin Instructor

Margie has been a Spin instructor at the JCCNS for nine years. She is certified by MadDog Spinning.


Mike Day Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

Mike has been working at the JCCNS since 2010 as a member of the Fitness Floor Staff and recently as a Personal Trainer. Mike is also the Fitness Floor Manager and is ISCA Personal Training certified as well as ISCA  Kettlebell certified. He's currently a candidate for B.S. in Fitness & Wellness at Salem State University. He specializes in Mixed Martial Arts Training, Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength Training.

Sarah McCormack Fitness Instructor


Stephanie Greenfield Fitness Instructor

Stephanie has been a fitness instructor at the JCCNS since 2016. She teaches a variety of Yoga formats and completed her 200-hour Yoga teacher training with David Magone PranVayu Yoga.

Sue Riordan Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

Sue has been working at the JCCNS for over five years.  She is a personal trainer and DancEnergy teacher.  Her certifications include: ISCA CPT, CMT, CLC, USSCA, Class I SUP Certified.

Tabatha Keating Fitness Instructor


Wendy Webber Spin Instructor

Wendy Shapiro Webber has recently joined the JCCNS GEX team as a Certified Spin instructor.


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