Join our team

Want to join the FITloft Fitness and Wellness Team?

We are looking for dynamic and talented people to join our Fitness and Wellness family!

To Join Our Team

Simply fill out the form below...

(give our form below a second to load, we love you for it!)

GETTING STARTED IS EASY!

Simply fill out the form below and then schedule Your FREE intro class on the next page.

Shortly after, we will be in touch with you to confirm your intro class. We are excited to meet you!

(give our form below a second to load, we love you for it!)

Ashleigh Rainey

Group Fitness Instructor

Ashleigh is originally from sunny Southern California. Her passion for fitness began at a young age through dance and musical theatre. Throughout her career as a theatre professional, she relied on fitness to be her best self on-stage, and off. Group fitness became such a passion, she made it into a career. She’s certified in Barre and Pilates, and has taught dance for all ages for over a decade. As a busy working mom of two little kids, she knows how challenging it is to carve out time for yourself, but truly believes that movement and music are medicine for the soul.
She lives in West Orange with her husband and 2 children, and when she’s not at the studio… she’s probably at Disney!

Credentials

 •Bachelors in Exercise Science from Montclair State University
• Certified Ace Personal Training
• Specialized in Body Transformations, Xtreme Hip Hop Step, Bodybuilding, HIIT, Boxing Pad work, Stretching Philosophy

Ted Channer, Jr.

Group Fitness Instructor

Ted is a passionate group exercise instructor dedicated to promoting health and wellness through dynamic fitness programs. Ted holds over a decade of experience training and has completed his own transformation from being overweight to fit. He brings an energetic and motivational approach to every class and always creates an inclusive and enjoyable fitness environment.
 
“I believe in the transformative power of fitness, aiming not just for physical well-being but also fostering a sense of community within each class. Lets sweat, smile and achieve fitness goals together.”

Credentials

 •Bachelors in Exercise Science from Montclair State University
• Certified Ace Personal Training
• Specialized in Body Transformations, Xtreme Hip Hop Step, Bodybuilding, HIIT, Boxing Pad work, Stretching Philosophy

Mackenzie Ferrara

Group Fitness Instructor

Living an active lifestyle since childhood, Mackenzie grew up competitively dancing and playing lacrosse, eventually getting into kickboxing and weight training. Health and fitness have always been a priority from ensuring she is fueling her body properly, to making time for exercise and movement. Eventually, she took her passion for kickboxing to the next level by becoming a certified boxing and weight training instructor. When she’s not at the gym or working her day-job at an influencer marketing technology company, you can find her outdoors; surfing, skiing, hiking, or adventuring with her husband and dogs. Mackenzie thrives in nature, she’s a big heart, laidback with an optimistic attitude, many have said it’s infectious when around her!
 
 
Q: What is your favorite way to relax or de-stress?
 
A: “One of my favorite ways to relax or de-stress is a good sauna session or even a cold plunge. Both have their unique ways of relaxing me while de-stressing me and keeping me present. Aside from that, any time spent in nature, but especially something like surfing or skiing”

Alish Guluzade

Group Fitness Instructor

Alish is NASM-AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with 8 years of experience helping people to reach their fitness goals!
He began his athletic journey at age 8 by joining to his city’s soccer team! He has channeled years of training and coaching to create customized, simple, and sustainable exercise plans for clients, that gets them the results they desire!
 
Q: If I could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: “To talk to animals , because I simply love them”.

CERTIFICATIONS

NASM-AFAA : Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor
CPR/AED CERTIFIED

Jake Carpenter

FUEL Cafe

More information coming soon!

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

New Client Waiver!

Simply fill out the form below...

(give our form below a second to load, we love you for it!)

Rebecca Rothman

Yoga Instructor

More information coming soon!

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

NINA CAPPELLO

Group Fitness Instructor - SPIN

More information coming soon!

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

CESAR OYOLA

Front Desk

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
 
I would back pack through Asia. To experience a mixture of vibrant culture, delicious food and historical sites. From Singapore to Tokyo to see futuristic technology and traditional temples. I would love to travel from Bali to Thailand , for the stunning landscape and tropical vibes. So much to see!

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

CHRIS SLADKY

Personal Trainer

With 14 years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and boxing coach, Chris brings a wealth of experience. As a former professional MMA fighter with multiple amateur titles, Chris’s expertise is complemented by certifications in kettlebells, animal flow, and pre/postnatal training.

“My favorite hobby is definitely martial arts. I like the fact it takes a large amount of mental focus and is something I can constantly improve.”

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

MARCO CHUQUIMARCA

Front Desk

When I’m not in the gym working out, playing the guitar is my go-to activity! I delved into this passion at 16, being self-taught and exploring a range of genres. Playing guitar is a great outlet, allowing me to express myself and de-stress whenever I need.

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

RON SOLEWSKI

Personal Trainer

Ron’s passion for fitness began at an early age. He started racing BMX bicycles, which gave him the knowledge of what strength power and force can do for the body.
As a certified trainer, he has been consistent in his own disciplined workouts for over 30 years. With a passion for fitness and a wealth of knowledge for building lean muscle and strength, Ron is dedicated to the process -which leads to results!

Bucket list trip would be fishing the flats for bonefish in the Bahamas or Turks and Caicos.

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

TRISTIN TiRICO

Group Fitness Instructor

More information coming soon!

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

MARTESSE GILLIAM

Group Fitness Instructor - Yoga

More information coming soon!

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

SANDRA CORCIONE

Personal Trainer

Sandra is a transplant from California. She became a fitness coach to help people let go of their limited beliefs, discover their physical potential, and embrace fitness as a life journey, not a temporary activity. “Our bodies can do so much more than we let them. We just need to challenge it, let go of our fears or embarrassment and be patient with the process.”

Sandra loves running. She successfully completed two 100-mile races, the iconic Western States 100-Mile race in 2014 and Zion 100-mile race in 2018 with many 50K, 50 milers and 100K races in between. It was through her passion for running that she found a love for general fitness and learned the importance of flexibility, mobility, and strength training not only in life in general, but also in sports performance. Though she is not able to run long distance anymore, her happy place is still the trails!

Sandra also loves to travel, food, wine, and serving communities in need. She lives with her husband and their two spoiled fur babies Burpee, a sheepadoodle and Zion, a tabby domestic short hair cat.

Interesting fact: If I had a superpower, it would be to heal people from injuries so they can continue to do the activities they love!

CERTIFICATIONS

NATIONAL PERSONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
CERTIFIED PRE & POSTNATAL COACH
CERTIFIED PAIN-FREE PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST (PPSC)

MARK AQUINO

Personal Trainer

Mark graduated from National Personal Training Institute, a course covering nutrition, anatomy, physiology, bio mechanics, and psychology. He is a Certified Functional Strength Coach & an “A” certified to coach proper use of kettlebells with the RKC level 1

In the last 10 years Mark has lived and worked in six different countries as a teacher and through that experience he has learned how to become a coach who knows how to communicate! His overall goal is to help his clients believe in themselves, Mark strives to give all of his clients the confidence and the tools needed so they can consistently train themselves for life.

“I train everyone from a ‘can do’ mentality, meaning there’s nothing you can’t do as long as you are the one who’s deciding to do it.”

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

SHERI PEAKE

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Sheri is an E-RYT 500 hour Power Yoga Instructor holding additional certifications in both Yin & Children’s Yoga. Sheri completed her first 200 hour certification in 2014, followed by an additional 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training certification in 2016. Sheri’s love of learning and commitment to her students of all ages, keeps her motivated to continuously deepen her practice by remaining a student herself. She is currently participating in an additional 300 hour certification in Chromatic Yoga.

Sheri’s mindful sequencing, clear instruction, and focus on the importance of maintaining a steady breath, and movement with body awareness, allow her to provide a supportive, safe space where practitioners of all levels can effectively maximize every asana. Expect to start off slow to warm up the body and then flow with confidence as you are guided through a challenging, fluid sequence that will leave you feeling strong, grounded and accomplished!

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

LOUIE OJEDA

Personal Trainer

Louie is an ACE certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor; TRX suspension and functional training certified. Louis obtained a bachelors and masters in health and physical education. When not bringing his fun energy to studio, he teaches high school Health, PE, and Driver’s education in Newark.

“If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be Dwayne “The ROCK” Johnson.

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

KARA HERMES

Owner

Fitness has always been a priority for Kara, she lost her Mother to Breast Cancer in 2001, and she decided to dedicate her life to fitness -and always prioritize a healthy lifestyle. Kara has a career of managing and training from Boutique fitness studios, large fitness franchises (NYSC and LIFETIME) residential gyms, beach bootcamps, stroller Mom classes, international travel with fitness, corporate fitness, such as Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Kara’s clients are both men and women that range from all ages, and fitness levels, Kara is able to adapt to each circumstance. Over the past 20+ years, Kara has brought her passion, fun energy, and enthusiasm to teaching pilates, spin, strength, TRX and more! Kara has seen the fitness trends come and go, but one thing that remains the same, this is the service industry and Kara knows clients come to expect 5-star service, which she always delivers. Kara’s experience and dedication to the fitness lifestyle has prepared her for her dream – FITloft Fitness.Fun.Fuel

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

JASON HERMES

Owner

Jason is a high energy entrepreneur and business professional with a passion for new business ideas and the revamping of existing businesses, holding a combined 22 years of experience in media and marketing sales and consulting. Jason partnered with his sister Kara to realize their dream of owning a family business, he also holds a high passion for overall health and wellness with a specific love of practicing yoga on a daily basis.

CERTIFICATIONS

CFL1

HAVE QUESTIONS?

We Would Love To Meet You!

Simply fill out the form below
& one of our amazing
coaches will be in touch asap! We are excited to meet you!

ARE YOU LOOKING TO DROP-IN?

We Would Love To Meet You!

If you would like to reserve a spot, simply fill out the form below letting us know what day you might come by & one of our amazing staff members will reach out to you to reserve your class.

OUR DROP-IN RATES

$28 Per Class

FIND US AT
4 Erie Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

(973) 553-4135

OUR PRICING IS SIMPLE

We Want To Offer You The PERFECT Package For YouR NEEDS.

Simply fill out the form below and one of our amazing trainers will send you our current packages information.