Our Trainers

Our trainers are all highly skilled and bring diverse backgrounds and life experiences to the studios. Each trainer will help you achieve your fitness goals regardless or your skill level or experience.

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Fitness Director

Peter brings decades of fitness experience to Pine Brook Fitness. He is a certified Health Coach (ACE), Personal Trainer (ACE), Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Fitness Educator (CFE), Golf Conditioning Specialist, and a Kettlebell Instructor (by Kettlebell Concepts).




Fitness has always been a passion of mine, as I do believe the body resembles the mind. My fitness journey started years ago, doing the typical cardio, just trying to lose weight, and then I discovered weightlifting, then after, fitness classes. Soon after, I became a fitness instructor because I wanted to help those looking to be helped along their journey as I was helped along mine. Working out is a great relief and I am a huge proponent of self-care, and one segment of self-care is taking your health into your own hands, in other words exercise and engaging in healthy lifestyle habits. I am a proud instructor and trainer of Pine Brook Fitness because we cater to all different likings and offer a variety of classes to suit everyones needs, so come and join a class with me!




Nikki is a Group Fitness and Spin certified instructor who lives and breathes fitness. She believes in a good sweat to chase away the blues. Nikki is an international marathoner who has completed many full and half marathons, including New York City, Chicago, Tokyo and London. She has also developed a love for yoga and its many benefits. When she is not in the studio teaching others the importance of fitness, she can be found in a park running.




Damien Germino has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. He enjoys instructing Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini, and Power Yoga. His classes range from seniors to children, he does mom and dad, and family yoga, as well as chair yoga. He is also a personal trainer, mindfulness coach, psychology instructor, and teaches origami. He particularly likes training groups in lifting both upper and lower body exercises, High Intensity Interval Training, core TRX, and boot camp classes. He's International Sports Science Association certified and has his Westchester Yoga Arts certification.




Noel has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. He received his RYT-200 Yoga training at Westchester Yoga Arts in the Integral linage, but his actual teaching style spans Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram (but not hot), Anusara, Kundalini, Body & Brain, Restorative, and Baptiste. Alongside yoga, Noel is trained in Thai Yoga Bodywork through the Vedic Conservatory, and is a Master’s level rower so you may find him filling in for the Complete Cardio class emphasizing proper form, stroke-rate, and breath pace.

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Michelle McCrae brings a fresh new look to the fitness arena. Michelle has gained valuable experience in counseling while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Combining her educational background and extensive experience as a track and field athlete, NASM Certified Personal trainer, and NASM Certified Group Exercise Specialist, Michelle advises and implements amazing lifestyle wellness plans.

Michelle has worked with individuals from all walks of life, both children and adults, to assist them in maximizing their day to day lives through exercise, health management, and nutritional guidance. She enjoys bringing a fun, energetic, and interactive spin to her classes and loves to motivate others. She is a welcomed addition to Pine Brook Fitness!




Telisha Bryan is a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga instructor. Her enthusiasm for yoga and living life to the fullest is sure to uplift you everytime you take her class. Telisha lives in Mount Vernon, and her favorite pose is camel.'

andrew trainer



Formerly an Assistant Strength Coach at Stony Brook University, Andrew is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist recognized through the NSCA. Andrew has coached hundreds of elite athletes across a wide array of collegiate sports. His specialties include coaching for athletic performance in tennis and basketball, as well as powerlifting and bodybuilding.

A competitive member of the USAPL, you can find Andrew training for powerlifting in his free time. If your goals are to become the strongest version of yourself, build a better physique, or even just live a healthier lifestyle, Andrew has you covered!