Fit Club

Trainers

Anthony Gomez

Anthony Gomez

With over 10 years in Boxing and Martial Art experience,  Anthony has a unique way of coaching kids, teens, and young adults how to leverage their bodies in a powerful way. Not only does Anthony teach fundamental Boxing, but he also focuses on building core strength, and upper / lower body fluidness in combination with striking skills. Whether you are trying Boxing for the first time, or simply looking to sharpen your skills, Anthony tailors his personal sessions differently based upon each individuals’ ability. With that said, Anthony works with all levels and thrives to build client confidence from a self defense perspective with every person he works with.

Raleigh Taylor

Raleigh Taylor

Whether you're trying to make your body move more fluidly or you're trying to add miles per hour to your swing or shot you've come to the right place. As a lifelong athlete, Raleigh has developed a ground up system that stresses fundamentals and maximizes power. Rooted in functional strength training, his clients learn to squat, lunge, hinge, press, pull, carry and rotate first, then the focus turns to speed and power. Raleigh's passion is to ensure every client leaves moving better while attaining their goals. His client list includes professional athletes to weekend warriors and everywhere in between. Raleigh exemplifies a positive attitude with great energy who leaves no room for excuses or shortcuts. Raleigh is certified by TPI, NASM CPT NASM CES, NASM GOLF and TRX

Joe Oppedisano

Joe Oppedisano

Westport native and Fairfield resident, Joe Oppedisano is excited to bring his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and wrestling expertise back to the community. Joe has spent over a decade submerged in the study, training and competition of BJJ. He has studied under the tutelage of the world’s most highly regarded teachers and his aptitude has become evident as he has triumphed at some of the most renown competitions: PAN-AMERICAN, NAGA, and BJJ World Championships. Joe is currently a Black Belt under Third Degree Black Belt Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa. Joe is committed to increasing the prominence of Jiu-Jitsu in Fairfield. Combining his BJJ, wrestling and exercise expertise, Joe develops the most unique strength, technical and cardiovascular training sessions for all levels of participants. Joe has regiments to work with beginner level children, looking to build self-esteem and improve general physical fitness, as well as programs for the most advanced BJJ competitors and collegiate level wrestlers.

Ottis Lewis

Ottis Lewis

As a former professional athlete Ottis knows the importance and meaning of health and fitness. He has actively maintained his physical health his entire life and dedicated his life to coaching and training others for over 9 years. Spending time in the National Football League, and other professional football league extensions Ottis spent countless hours preparing his body and mind to compete at an elite level. Using his athletic background, when he retired in 2012, he began working with at –risk youth in detention centers, alternative schools and community mentorship programs. His role served more than a job to him as his passion has always been to give back, thus leading him to create a sports/fitness training program that incentivized those youth who displayed characteristics to want to be better! With many success stories Ottis worked within the juvenile justice system for 4 years before converting full time into his career as a Fitness Trainer, Sports Performance Coach, and Life Motivator. During his professional career Ottis has worked with a wide range of clients from all walks of life including; professional athletes, collegiate student athletes, inspired youth fitness enthusiast, to the modern working adult who is looking to maintain a healthy work life balance. Ottis created his brand PHYT LIFE to inspire all to pursue not only a healthy physical lifestyle, but to also take a positive mental approach to YOUR life. He works with his clients individually or within a small group setting, as well as instructing fitness classes. Ottis specializes in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength and Metabolic Conditioning, Speed Agility and Quickness (SAQ), and Sports Specific Performance Training.

Jesus Torres

Jesus Torres

My passion as a fitness professional has always been to enlighten and inspire those who are looking to improve their strength and movement. Having ten plus years in this field, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a broad range of clientele. That being said, regardless of age, gender, fitness level or sport, the goal is always the same! Let’s get you understanding your body more so that your movement improves! Improved movement and body awareness then paves a path which leads to functional strength gains. There are no short cuts! With a “from the ground up” approach, I will educate you, push you, and hold you accountable for the success you make. Nothing makes me happier then witnessing the progress made by each individual client. Understand, that when a goal is met, that is a win for me as well! Now let’s get started!

Bryan Kraestner

Bryan Kraestner

Personal training has always been just that to me- personal. I take great pride in working with people from all walks of life who’s goals are as diverse as they are. Over the past 12 years, I’ve worked with people ranging from age 9 to 89 (!!). My biggest strength as a trainer is being able to connect with individuals and meet them on their level. As a lifelong athlete, I’ve always been fascinated by how the body moves and works. I am a former four year varsity soccer player and former college rugby captain. I have also competed as a natural bodybuilder. During my younger years, I coached swim team and later coached rugby. All of these experiences have fueled my passion to better understand how the body functions. Personal training allows me to apply the knowledge that I have gained while also continuing to learn and grow as a professional. Know that when you work with me, my success is your success. I view my relationships with clients as partnerships. Nothing is more professionally gratifying than when a client reaches a goal through their hard work and determination.

Seth Miller

Seth Miller

As a lifelong athlete and competitive bodybuilder, Coach Seth understands that both performance and strength are the keys to athletic dominance, as well as a happy, healthy life. He’s worked as a strength coach for all ages; athletes high school and collegiate, as well as a trainer for those beyond their sport-playing days. In his 9 years of coaching he has developed a well rounded systematic approach in catering to the specifics of that clients needs and goals. With a Bachelors in Exercise Science from CCSU, and his certifications from the NSCA (CSCS), and ACSM (CPT),  he is more than ready to get you to where you want to be. He will hold you accountable, and motivate, while still being realistic about the process, and the time and dedication necessary to reach your goals.

Jessica Hartung

Jessica Hartung

Coach jess is a former d1 athlete who continues to keep her body in tip top shape! she is mom to three athletes and has stayed involved in sports through coaching her kids. her love for fitness and working out has led her to becoming a motivator and coach at fit club. let her know your goals and she will lead the way!

Denise Denis

Denise Denis

Denise has spent the last 18 years personal and sports performance training in Fairfield County. She is in Connecticut's Hall of Fame for Fastpitch Softball and played professionally and semi professionally for the Stratford Brakettes for 15 years. She is the team’s All Time Home Run and doubles leader and also holds down the number one or two spots in six other Brakette offensive categories.Denise has trained various area teams in softball and strength and conditioning including a New Canaan High School State Championship baseball and Softball Team, Darien High School State Championship softball team as well as Greenwich High School, the Connecticut Seahawks, the Fairfield Fury, the Westport Wreckers and a number of other teams in the area. She was also an assistant coach at Yale University and Quinnipiac University.NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Performance Enhancement SpecialistNASM Group Training Specialist
NASM Women’s Fitness SpecialistAFPA Pre and PostNatal FitnessNASM Corrective StrategiesYouth Nutrition and Exercise Specialist IYCA/NASMParisi Performance TrainerTraining For Warriors Level 1 & 2--

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