The Capoeira Center is located in Downtown New Rochelle, and housed inside The Studios at Pine Brook Fitness. They offer classes on the movement and music of capoeira for adults and children. Their academy provides our community with affordable capoeira classes that promote a healthy mind, body, and soul.
Professora Coruja (Renée Rinaldi) was first introduced to capoeira while studying abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil. What originally started as an interesting topic of research, soon became a lifestyle. After graduating from college, Professora Coruja moved to NYC where she started her career as a teacher and also began searching for the right place to train capoeira. After several years of training in Harlem, she met Mestre Bom Jesus and in 2007 decided to start training under his tutelage in New Rochelle.
Professora Coruja has been instrumental in the development and execution of local capoeira arts programs in under-served communities throughout NYC and Westchester County. Working closely with Mestre Bom Jesus, Professora Coruja has helped create curriculum taught in local school arts programs and has also founded several afterschool programs in Harlem and the Bronx, where she is currently an Assistant Principal for the NYC DOE.
In 2010, after studying under the tutelage of Mestre Bom Jesus for 5 years, he honored her with a blue cord and the rank of Graduada. In the summer of 2013, she opened The Capoeira Center, in Downtown New Rochelle, where she currently teaches classes on the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira to adults and children of all ages.
In 2014, Mestre Bom Jesus officially retired from capoeira. It was around the same time that Professora Coruja met several teachers from Capoeira Luanda. These teachers provided her not only with a place to train during what was a huge transition in her capoeira journey, but also with the friendship, encouragement and support that she needed to continue on her path.
In January of 2015, Professora Coruja met Mestre Chuvisco at a workshop, where he told her she was welcome to her stop by his class anytime. A few weeks later, she took him up on that offer and stopped by his Chelsea studio. From the very first class, Mestre Chuvisco made her feel welcome and pushed her both mentally and physically to develop even more as a capoeirista.
In the summer of 2015, Professora Coruja made the decision to officially join Capoeira Luanda and to continue her work at The Capoeira Center under the supervision of Mestre Chuvisco, Mestre Guerreiro and Mestre Jelon. To formalize their new partnership, Coruja and Chuvisco hosted a joint Batizado in New Rochelle and NYC in February 2016. It was at this event that Coruja was honored with the rank of green cord, Instrutora.
In 2022, after 7 years of training under Mestre Chuvisco, Professora Coruja earned the rank of purple cord, Professora, at a batizdao in Brazil.
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Stacy is truly passionate and dedicated to helping people live happy, healthy lives. Through daily exercise, avoiding a sedentary life, healthy mindful eating and nutrition.
There are many reasons for her love of Pilates! Pilates truly is for everybody; any level of fitness, any age, any body type,people with injuries or special conditions, pre/post natal.
With a consistent Pilates practice many great benefits and results can be achieved; stronger core, improved spinal ealt, muscle mass & tone , flexibility, range of motion, coordination, also non stressful to the joints.
Stacy is a STOTT certified Pilates Instructor, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Total Barre certified Barre Instructor and ISSA certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
Personal Trainer Judy
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Judy firmly believes that when it comes to improving your health and fitness, exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. Without consistent exercise, your movement is limited and your quality of life is diminished. Without proper nutrition, your body lacks the fuel it needs to move, perform, recover and think well. Her goal is to help you achieve your fitness potential all the while embracing the process, rediscovering and healing yourself and still eating the foods you love.
Judy is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals and feel/look your best!
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As a former pro soccer player, Coach Akeame’s main goal was to change the culture of fitness by introducing his clients to a more fun, engaging and effective way of approaching workouts.
This fitness world can be a bit intimidating and competitive so our mission was always focused on Bringing Life To Fitness.
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Coach Akeame and his team focuses on preventive nutrition (Preventive nutrition involved adopting eating habits with the aim of preventing or reducing the risk of diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis) as well as cellular nutrition (Cellular nutrition is a proprietary blend of high-quality science based vitamins and nutrients that act at the cellular level to maximize nutrient absorption and provide all the 116 essential nutrients and vitamins the human body needs to function properly, in order to maintain a healthy microbiome and maximize health).
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Reign All-Stars cheerleading program targets youth across all socioeconomic statuses. Our aim is to promote enthusiasm, positive attitude, spirit, empowerment, confidence and positive social development.
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Vida Dance Company
Hello, we are your instructors Javi and Juli! We have been teaching Salsa on 2 to dancers of all ages for 15 years. Nothing brings us more joy than being able to share our passion with the community. Come and join our big happy dance family, we promise you will not regret it!
Our mission as a proud Latino-Owned Small Business is to provide a healthy, fun, and safe space for our community. A place where our community can engage in the beauty of latin dance.
Doherty Petri School of Irish Dancing
Kelly Pappas, TCRG began Irish Dance at age 10 as one of the first students at O'Rourke Irish Dancers when it opened its doors in 1995. Her love of competing led her to become the first student in the O’Rourke School to reach Preliminary Championships, as well as the first to attend the Mid-Altantic Oireachtas as a solo competitor.
Throughout high school, Kelly was an assistant teacher at O’Rourke and took a short break from teaching to attend college at Fordham University in New York City, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2007. After returning from college, Kelly joined O’Rourke once again as an assistant teacher. She also competed on the adult 8-Hand and 4-Hand teams, winning both regional and national championships. Kelly earned her T.C.R.G. in 2012, and has taught Adult Solo classes, pre-school and beginner classes.
In 2018 O’Rourke Irish Dancers merged with Doherty Petri Irish Dance.
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Elite Fitness Professionals
Coach Jhunt has the prestigious designation as a Professional Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (C.S.C.S.) provided by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Individuals who carry this designation have learned to apply scientific knowledge when training their clients to achieve maximum results.
To achieve this Joseph conducts personalized testing sessions, guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention programs that result in a safe and effective strength training and conditioning program with maximum results.
He is also certified with the National Academy of Sports as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Weight Loss Specialist (WLS) and a Sports nutrition coach. Once mastering these certifications, Coach Jhunt gained recognition as an elite professional by expanding his human movement science and abilities.
Develop injury prevention and recovery expertise for today’s deconditioned population. Creates programs around building clients metabolism while assisting with the physical transformation process.
Coach Jhunt also creates coaching programs to help clients with their mindset and emotional resilience to successfully achieve goals but most importantly sustain their accomplishments with a program called the Lifestyler.
As of late, Coach Jhunt has taken his animal flow expertise and creates a social emotional learning fitness class called SETFIT which empower kids through mindfulness, emotional regulation and positive affirmations while learning a new way to exercise and get fit with Animal Flow and other mindful movements.
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