Meet the Management & Staff

You’ll find high-quality fitness programs for adults of all abilities at Signature Fitness. Whether you want to gain strength and flexibility, lose weight, improve your nutrition or enhance your overall health, our expert staff will help you meet your goals.

Warren Feldman

Owner/President

President of Signature Fitness, Warren is a lawyer and entrepreneur with experience in a variety of businesses, including real estate, technology and fitness. Throughout his life, Warren has always made health and fitness a priority and he is now thrilled to lead Signature Fitness management and be part of such a dynamic fitness community. Warren believes in a collaborative approach to success in all aspects of the gym operations and encourages all employees to thrive through a joyful and faithful approach to a healthy life.

Tina Fodera

General Manager

Tina started in the industry as a Personal Trainer over 20 years ago. Being a health advocate and an athlete made this career the perfect fit for her lifestyle. In 2003 Tina began her career at Signature fitness and now serves as the General Manager. She has a great staff that shares her enthusiasm, and makes Signature more than just a gym or a place of work.

Guy Finetto

Controller

Guy has been a controller for small businesses for over 25 years. He understands the essence of a business through detailed focus on financials, and uses this knowledge to help guide Signature Fitness management to create the best experience possible for its members. Guy prioritizes state of the art facilities for the gym by advising on new equipment purchases and maintenance of current equipment. His affinity for numbers fits well in a gym environment where the members are all interested in numbers that are important to them, be it bodyweight, number of reps, barbells and plates, etc. The gym work environment is an excellent lifestyle fit as fitness and health are two important life values. Having participated in several Tough Mudders, Rugged Maniacs, half marathon, 10K and 5k races, Guy is continually motivated at the gym to stay fit and healthy.

Tanasia DeJesus

Tanasia is a team player involved in different aspects of Signature Fitness operations. She manages the ProShop and assists with accounting. Tanasia is an energetic and responsible team player who is here to assist with all client needs.

Chris Dinapoli

Sales Manager

Chris has been an athlete nearly his whole life. Chris started playing football at a young age and took the sport all the way to playing at the collegiate level, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in psychology. Chris has been working at Signature since 2010 in various roles including operations and sales. Chris works and lives by the motto: “continuously building stronger versions of ourselves”.

Michelle Petersen

Group Fitness Director & Yoga Instructor

Michelle joined the Signature Fitness community as a yoga teacher and moved into the position as a Group Fitness Director. She's excited to create a united, strong Group Fitness team at Signature Fitness. Michelle graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's degree in Social Welfare and found her niche teaching yoga. She became a certified yoga teacher with Yoga to the People in 2010 and began teaching immediately. It's her great joy and privilege to work with people who share the common interest in health and wellness. Whether teaching a small or large group, Michelle brings an attentiveness to each student. Her classes encourage mindful movement of the body and invite students to explore who they are each time they step on the mat. She creates sequences imbued with traditional asanas and attention to detail. Whether students want to change their body, are looking for a cleaner lifestyle or some ‘me’ time, she is present for that experience. Michelle nurtures the inner teacher / healer in her students. Every body is unique and her goal is to help each client awaken to their life with a balanced body, a clear mind and an inspired sense of being.

Rafael Delacruz

Membership Consultant

Fitness has always been a passion of mine. I started working out when I was 16 years old. Obtained my NASM in personal training after which I worked for crunch in Hoboken and in NYC on the Lower East Side. Two years ago I competed in my first bodybuilding Physique competition where I took 4th in my class and 4th in overall out of 33 competitors. I have extensive experience with 10 years in customer service, eight of which were in management. My experience has taught me that helping others is one of the greatest rewards. I have always lived my life to the fullest one adventure after another. From surfing, to rock climbing, to canyoneering. “If life is an adventure, then the gym is where you prepare for it”.

Adem Kerluku

Facilities Manager & Building Superintendent

Adem has over 25 years of experience in building construction and management. He joined the Signature team in 2016 and has since made significant improvements to the facility including overseeing and building out a new state of the art spinning studio. Adem’s work has already been physically demanding and he feels so lucky to come to work everyday where he feels he is encouraged to lead a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Celerino Orpilla Jr. “Ler”

Operations Staff & Trainer

Ler wears many hats at the gym, helping maintain gym equipment as well as teaching awesome fitness classes and contributing to the design of various marketing collateral for Signature Fitness. You can find him teaching a number of strength and conditioning classes at the gym. Ler has worked at Signature Fitness since 2010.

Meet the Instructors

We demand the best from our instructors, so they can demand the best from you. Our instructors have to meet high standards of excellence in exercise physiology, nutrition, anatomy, training program development, exercise application, health screening, and fitness assessments. But most importantly, our instructors excel at applying their knowledge to all walks of life, from athletes to seniors.

Liz

Certified yoga (RYT 300), fitness (CPT) and wellness instructor

Maria is a certified yoga (RYT 300), fitness (CPT) and wellness instructor. She began her exploration with yoga over 16 years ago. Maria’s teaching style is intuitive and nourishes the hidden strengths of her students while challenging them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. Her precise hands on adjustments help students to access and awaken the life force in the dormant areas of the body. You might recognize her from our neon February GLOWGA event!

Dana Citro

Group Exercise Instructor

Dana’s career as a very accomplished hair stylist and her focus on making people feel better about themselves is what led her to become a spin instructor. After taking spin classes she realized she could show students how to live a heathier lifestye. In 2015 Dana got her Spin Instructor Certification and has been teaching ever since.

Dana works with all ages in her classes. Her up to date high energy music will motivate and inspire you, experiencing energetic uplifting workouts, constant support and challenging routines. She is a source of positive reinforcement; coaching every step of the way. Dana feels that it is important to exercise and eat healthy.

Ann Maggio

Yoga Instructor

Ann is a recently certified yoga teacher through the Heart of Yoga Teacher Training. As a yoga practitioner, Ann has found the most healing benefits from a gentle and restorative yoga practice. She is excited to teach a gentle and restore class for the SigFit community. Ann brings an emotional intelligence to her teaching and is deeply influenced by the teaching of Satchidananda from Integral yoga in NYC. With the use of props, oils and classic sequencing, she offers a peaceful and relaxing yoga experience.

Kejal

Yoga Instructor

Kejal has been practicing yoga for over 6 years. She is a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor. She completed the 200-hour training at Sonic Yoga in New York City. Outside of the yoga room, she is a Finance Analyst and has an MBA in Strategy.

Marie Hickey

Spin Instructor

Marie is a RYT 200, Holistic Health Coach, Schwinn® Certified Cycling
Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher and Shamanic. She found yoga while
studying design and fine art in New England; originally drawn to the practice
because of the aesthetics and power demonstrated in a dedicated yogis
practice. After years of sports related injuries and insecurities, yoga
completely changed Marie’s lifestyle. Yoga was the first step on a path to self
love, acceptance, a sense of community, and a mindful, healthy lifestyle.
While living in Vermont, Marie traveled to Southern California to train with
Goldie Graham, Carolina Vivas and Amanda McCarroll at Buddhi Yoga in La
Jolla, CA in 2015. During this time, she became certified as a Reiki
Practitioner, and subsequently a Master Teacher through Pyramid Wellness
Center in Rutland, VT under William Kelley. In addition, she is a Holistic
Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and received her
Schwinn® Cycling Instructor Certification at Vicious Cycling in Portsmouth,
RI under Dawn Stenis in 2017.

Sherrvell

Instructor

Sherrvell is a female bodybuilder competitor currently nationally qualified working towards becoming an IFBB Professional athlete. She is AFAA certified and loves teaching group fitness and being apart of people changing their lives in a positive way. She currently teaches Spin classes and other hardcore style classes as well. Her main goal is to make the work in class seem more like a party full of sweat bringing people back each week.

Fernando

Instructor

Fernando’s yoga practices is rooted in the power of healing that exists in our mind and body and all we have to do is learn to harness it. He guides students through an individual journey of unlocking freedom in body, which unlocks the potential of the mind.

Estefania

Certified Yoga Instructor

Estefania Valencia began her movement practice at age 10, she was a member of Cafe y Orquidea, a Colombian folkloric dance group until the age of 20. She swam for her high school swim team and became a Salsa ballroom instructor and performer by age 16. Estefania has also been practicing Vinyasa, Bikram, and Power yoga for 10 years and has a deep passion for animal wellness, holistic medicine and nutrition. She obtained her 200 hour yoga teacher training and acroyoga teacher training from Warrior Bridge, NYC.

Education

Acrowarrior teacher training at Warrior Bridge NY, NY

200 hour yoga teacher training at Warrior Bridge NY, NY

BS. Zoology from SUNY Oswego, NY

Carla

Personal Trainer, Zumba and Circuit Insanity Instructor

Carla is a fitness professional who loves to guide clients through an intense and fun workouts. Expect to sweat and feel good in her classes.

Sue Hirsch

Instructor

Sue is a power yoga instructor. She teaches fun, dynamic and powerful yoga classes. Her sequencing is creative and playlists are fun. If you want to breathe, move and sweat through a powerful yoga class, Sue is your guide. Come practice with her Sundays at 9:15am.

Danielle Rodriquez

Spin and Boot Camp Instructor

I have been teaching a variety of Group Exercise classes since 2008. I am AFAA , Spin Mad Dog, Keiser , TRX and Zumba certified. Some of the formats I teach are Cardio kickboxing, Boot Camp/HIIT, Spin, Strength Training, Zumba and soon to teach Strong by Zumba. I teach because I am passionate about motivating others and look forward to experiencing my members results together. That in itself makes me feel complete and keeps me pushing forward to help others. I am often asked where I get my energy from and I simply say, passion.

Christina

Zumba Instructor

Bio and Picture Coming soon

Meet the Trainers

We demand the best from our personal trainers, so they can demand the best from you. Our personal trainers have to meet high standards of excellence in exercise physiology, nutrition, anatomy, training program development, exercise application, health screening, and fitness assessments. But most importantly, our personal trainers excel at applying their knowledge to all walks of life, from athletes to seniors.

Ryan Critchley

Personal Trainer

Ryan Critchley is a Kean University Graduate with a degree in Global Fitness and Wellness. He is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor here at Signature Fitness. In addition, Ryan is also a multi-sport athlete from baseball to basketball with six years’ experience as a high school basketball coach as well. His specialty is sports performance training but also muscle building and weight loss. With proper diet, hard work, and dedication, you will see results. You miss 100% of the shots you never take.

Phone: 201 341 8075

Sherein

Personal Trainer

Sherein has been involved with fitness for about five years now. Growing up as an athlete participating in soccer and track & field, she grew to understand the importance of muscular strength and endurance, which led her to begin resistance training and develop a passion for this industry. Sherein attended Rutgers University and has earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology and has a NASM certification. Her future plans include attending the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Columbia University in New York. During her time at Rutgers, she has competed with the Rutgers Powerlifting Team and has also gained a lot of experience working as a personal trainer with a number of student athletes hoping to gain strength and speed & agility, as well as students looking to lose weight. She has experience working as a physical therapy aide and intern in a number of different physical therapy clinics allowing her to have been introduced to a wide variety of populations through many different fitness domains such as rehabilitation, injury prevention, and strength and conditioning. Through her experience, Sherein has developed a strong passion for the health and fitness industry, and is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their goals as well as inspiring them to work towards becoming their best self; physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Favorite body parts to train: Shoulders & Legs

Favorite lift: Deadlift

Favorite Pre-Workout: ProSupps Hyde

Favorite Snack: Any type of Protein Cookie!

Favorite Quote: “By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.

Zaid Hassen

Personal Trainer

My journey began as many have before me: I was a student athlete my entire life and when I reached the age of seventeen I started weight training. I did this to enhance my performance in wrestling and roller hockey. Although my weight training experience was basic, my ultimate goal was to use the knowledge I had at my disposal, to become the best that I could be. Shortly after graduation, about fourteen years ago I joined my first gym here at Signature Fitness expanding my overall focus from muscular endurance to also include muscular development/hypertrophy. That change was a result of becoming a fan of body building of which I now compete nationally and mentor/coach. Over the years, the knowledge that I gained either through study or experience has also helped others reach their personal goals. My training philosophy is rooted in a quote by Henry David Thoreau “There is no knowledge that is not power.” That said, a heavy focus on learning why, is just as important as knowing how.

Background:
I have been a personal trainer for close to seven years with a background in bodybuilding style training. I hold a certificate through IFA. In addition, I also am a competitive National-level bodybuilder with the NPC since 2010.

Favorite Shake:
5 weeks out with chocolate, oatmeal, and a muscle building stack.

Favorite quote:
“There is no knowledge that is not power” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Favorite body part:
Legs

Availability:
Mornings and evenings Monday-Friday, early afternoon Saturday.

Phone: 973 445 9960

John Circello

Personal Trainer

Certified Master Trainer, Nutritional Coach @Signature_Fit Passionate about helping others to achieve their health & fitness. goals! Let’s Do This!

Phone: 973 851 3115

Joshua Maslag

Personal Trainer

Joshua Maslag is a Certified Personal Trainer by the NCCPT and has an Associate’s degree in Exercise Science. He is currently continuing his education in exercise physiology at William Paterson University. His ultimate goal is to enter graduate school for Bio-medical Science with a concentration in perfusion. Joshua has experience working with people with injuries and preexisting conditions but also loves to train athletes who are working to increase their strength, speed, and agility. He will be a perfect match to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Phone: 973 873 8320

Matthew Tirado

Personal Trainer

Phone: 973.489.3249

Kate Meske

Personal Trainer

Kate Meske, is a very experienced Group Exercise Instructor, and NASM-CPT, with over 12 years’ experience, and a strong passion for the health and fitness industry. Kate is dedicated to guiding all of her clients and classes towards their fitness goals and aspirations.
At the age of 13, the fitness bug bit her, and she ran with it! She began weight training, and developed a true love for the sport. She started her career in health and wellness as a certified Massage Therapist in 2005, and soon after, became certified as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor.

She was also a competitive bodybuilder for 8 years, first in Figure Division, and then Women's Physique Division. Kate loves to weightlift and thrives to inspire others to live a healthy life, no matter where they are in their journey.
With the implementation of dynamic training, pumping music, effective stretching techniques, and A LOT of fun, Kate helps her classes and clients, go above and beyond what they thought they were ever capable of!

Phone: 862 772 9511

Kenny Reilly

Personal Trainer

I am a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist. Attending Montclair State University, I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education in 2012. Teaching Physical Education full time in East Orange since 2012 has been my main focus but I always train a few older individuals at SigFit to keep my mind and body sharp. Growing up I played soccer, basketball, football and baseball in Lyndhurst and at Queen of Peace High School. My experience consists of working with a wide variety of populations through many different fitness domains including weight loss, strength and conditioning, injury prevention, wellness coaching, nutrition, and endurance training. I believe that a proper balance of resistance training, cardio, and nutrition will simply put your body in better condition overall. Being a trainer for the past 10 years has given me the opportunity to work with many different individuals with fitness goals varying from extreme weight loss(100+lbs) to prepping for bodybuilding shows and everything in between. I enjoy a challenge and love helping people improve their lifestyles mentally and physically.

Favorite Quote:
“Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes”

Favorite Shake:
Up Your Mass & Custom Post Workouts

Favorite Workout:
HIIT Variations & German Volume Training

Availability:
Upon Request

Nathally Lopez

Personal Trainer

Nathally’s passion for fitness started at a very young age. Since high school she has been trained by a professional strength and condition coach and many fitness experts who constantly shared their knowledge throughout training. She was fascinated by the world of fitness, so she decided to continue expanding her knowledge for this passion at Montclair State University where she studied the multidisciplinary healthcare profession of Athletic Training for 4 years. There she interned with Certified Athletic Trainers and worked with a variety of high school and college level athletes. Her duties included prevention, emergency care, clinically diagnosing, management and rehabilitation of sports related injuries. During these years she also worked at sports clubs and supplement stores where she gathered further insight on the concepts of fitness and optimal human function. Upon finishing her course work in Athletic Training, Nathally decided to take on personal training and expanded her knowledge in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine by obtaining her certifications with NASM and NCEP. Nathally made it a goal to apply all her knowledge to her own lifestyle and her clients and constantly expresses the importance of the benefits of training; physical and mental health, vitality, and confidence.
Favorite body part to train: Glutes! Glutes! Glutes!
Favorite Supplements: Probiotics and Caffeine
Favorite Snack: Spinach and Gyminies Protein Cookie
Favorite Quote: “Make the best out of what you were given”

William Blazeski

Personal Trainer

Will is a certified Personal Trainer and Competitive Powerlifter/Strongman! Will's fitness journey began like many others. When he was young he struggled with weight and never knew what to do about it. That was until he discovered the weight room during high school and began to weight train seriously. By Will's junior year he had become totally engulfed in training and constantly pushed himself to new limits. This sparked a new passion, which led him to study at the University of Massachusetts where he graduated with a degree in Public Health with a concentration in Kinesiology. Will joined the Signature Fitness team to help those around him achieve their goals. With each step in your fitness journey he can work with clients to create an ideal physique, not just physically but mentally as well.