Meet the Team

Audrey Edwards
Health, Fitness and Wellness Director

Since 1995, JCC members have enjoyed working with Audrey Edwards as a personal trainer and group fitness class instructor. An avid runner, spinner and fitness enthusiast, Audrey currently serves as the JCC’s Wellness and Fitness Director. Audrey is a certified spinning instructor, TRX trainer, functional training instructor and Well Coach. She is a trained STOTT Pilates instructor, and holds certifications in aerobics and personal training from AFFA (Aerobics and Fitness Foundation of America) and FRA (Fitness Resource Associates). Whether your goal is better health and fitness, a firmer body, weight loss or increased endurance, Audrey will help you gain strength and shape your body. She is CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) certified. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and lives in Newton.
 

Matt Pilla
Fitness Director

Matt is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology. He received his personal training certification through the NSCA in 2011 and has been ever training since. After years working at the YMCA, Matt now serves as JCC Greater Boston’s Fitness Director. He is passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential through health and wellness. Matt holds a TRX certification as well as a NETA Kettlebell certification. His main goal is for clients to feel better leaving the gym than when they arrived.

Debra Selik
Fitness Engagement/Pilates Manager

Debra is a life-long holistic health enthusiast, runner, NASM certified personal trainer and Pilates advocate who encourages clients to identify real-life fitness goals and incorporate a functional approach to exercise and healthy living that fits their lifestyle. Currently serving as the Fitness Engagement/Pilates Manager she also holds certifications in TRX training and CPR/AED. Debra is passionate about helping individuals in every stage of life to get stronger and improve their sense of well-being and quality of life.

Bryan Agurcia
Personal Trainer

Bryan has been personal training and coaching since 1990. He has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology and a Master's degree in Gerontology from University of New Orleans. He specializes in posture, movement patterns and injury rehabilitation/prevention. Bryan bases his training philosophy around intellegent aging, teaching clients to create a more resilient body so that they can recover, repair and restore themselves safely after surgey, an accident or a chronic problem — allowing them to feel youthful and healthy into the later years of life.
 

Michael Balasalle
Michael Balasalle
Personal Trainer

Michael began working as a personal trainer in 2002. He is a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association. His approach is to motivate and energize clients to improve their quality of life through improved fitness and to feel better about themselves. For maximum results, Michael develops a plan for each client that integrates the individual’s goals, personality, interests and fitness level. Michael has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with special needs. He grew up in Jamaica Plain where he currently lives.
 
 

Jennifer Davis
Personal Trainer

Jennifer is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer and is also certified in CPR and TRX training. She is an avid runner who has completed nine Boston Marathons. Jennifer believes in working with weights, cross training and eating healthy. All of these factors translate into her personal training style, encouraging people to have a positive, can-do attitude and reaching goals through a step-by-step process. She encourages her clients to have a great time and love what they are doing when training with her in the gym or taking one of her bootcamp classes. Jennifer grew up in Newton and now resides in Needham with her two daughters.
 

Jeannine Guillaume
Jeannine Guillaume
Personal Trainer

Jeannine is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She holds personal training certifications through AFAA, AAAI/ISMA and the Institute of Human Performance, and is specifically certified in Functional Movement Screenings. She uses a functional approach to fitness with a strong focus on balance and stability. Jeannine believes exercise should be a fun and challenging time for her clients. She lives in Framingham with her husband and two daughters.

Joan Hayes
Personal Trainer

Joan is a certified personal trainer who has worked at the JCC since 2003. Joan enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities to create individualized workouts to help teenagers, adults and seniors achieve their fitness goals. She is a firm believer in a cross-training approach to keep workouts exciting and challenging. She holds certifications in aerobics and personal training from AFAA and FRA. Joan is CPR and AED certified and is a certified spinning instructor, group fitness instructor and TRX trainer. Joan’s hobbies include running (she has completed 15 marathons and 17 half-marathons), swimming and skiing. She lives in Newton.
 

Ana Horowitz
Personal Trainer

Ana has been an athlete her whole life, playing soccer and basketball. She played basketball at the collegiate level. Ana graduated with a degree in Health Sciences from Hartwick College and is a certified personal trainer through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Foundation of America). She has always had a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle, including the impact of nutrition. She enjoys cycling, hiking and strength training.

Roman Kravitz
Personal Trainer

Roman is a knowledgeable personal trainer with more than 5 years of experience in designing and monitoring exercise programs based on the needs, goals and abilities of his clients. His expertise encompasses knowledge of holistic health, kinesiology, and exercise physiology. He is an American College of Sport Medicine certified personal trainer, and he also holds an Israeli Wingate Institute personal, group and youth trainer certification.  
 

Justin Pryce
Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer since 2007, Justin helps his clients make fitness a part of their everyday routine. He holds a personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has a degree in Health and Human Performance from Roanoke College in Virginia, where he ran track. He is a native of Connecticut and lives in Brighton.
 

Margarita Zezza
Personal Trainer

Margarita holds a degree in physical education from Riga College in Latvia and a personal training certificate from the University of Illinois (Chicago). She works with all age groups and is especially experienced in core strengthening, stability, flexibility, balance and functional training. She was the rowing world champion in women’s doubles for the USSR in 1981 and holds the Masters 40+ age group record in the single at the Head of the Charles.
 

Marianne Arcieri
Personal Trainer

Marianne has dedicated thirty-nine years to strength training and a fitness lifestyle. She considers herself to be a personal trainer in addition to a wellness coach. Marianne takes a holistic approach to training, looking at every component of a healthy lifestyle: mental-emotional, stressors, physical strength, proper diet, nutrition, hydration, rest and spirituality. Her certifications come from the International Sports Science Association: Master Trainer, Fitness Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Specialist in Exercise Therapy, Senior Fitness, Group Fitness, Youth Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning.

John Renner
Personal Trainer

After a successful high-tech career, John followed his passion and pursued a career in fitness, getting certified in personal training and yoga. John coaches 18 weekly HIIT classes, dryland training for the Karishim swim team, high school basketball at Boston Latin School and AAU basketball. In the gym, John spends his free time lifting weights, practicing yoga and playing basketball; outside the gym, he likes to snowboard, mountain bike and hike. John has been a JCC member for over 20 years.

Linnea Laverty
Personal Trainer

Linnea has been training for ten years and providing nutrition and running services for seven. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from University of Maine Presque Isle and a graduate degree in Nutrition Sciences from UMass Lowell. Linnea has an ACTION certification, an AAAI/ISMA Wellness Coach certification and a Physical Education teaching license. She has experience working with clients of all levels — as young as eleven and as old as eighty. She has a true passion for fitness and loves helping others improve their fitness and quality of life. Linnea has been coaching high school cross country and track & field for the past five years. She has been running since middle school and has completed twenty-one marathons and twenty ultramarathons.

Annie Rotman
Personal Trainer

Annie recently graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Wellness from the University of New Hampshire. She is a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise (ACE). From a young age, Annie has had a passion for sports and physical activity. She believes that exercise provides an outlet that is important for your overall mental and physical wellbeing. Annie has experience implementing nutrition plans as well as coaching strength and conditioning classes. Annie’s approach is to focus on the client's needs while having fun and exploring what works best for each individual. She believes that goal setting is an important factor for each individual’s fitness plan as it will help motivate and keep one accountable. Annie enjoys HIIT, strength training, and jogging outside. 

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