Personal Training

All Ages
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Get Results With Personal Training

No matter your age or ability, we’re here to help you crush it!

Whether you want to build strength, shed a few pounds, rehabilitate, or just boost performance — let’s get moving and achieve your goals together! Our nationally-certified personal trainers have expertise in a wide variety of areas — for beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts alike.

How it Works

  • If you’re unsure where to begin, take advantage of our free 20-minute consult (details below).
  • Then, our team will match you with the right trainer based on your unique fitness goals and needs.
  • Your personal trainer will create a customized program just for you. They’ll keep you motivated, make your workouts exciting, and be there for you every step of the way.
  • Got a busy schedule? No problem! We offer flexible session lengths to fit your needs. Choose from 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute sessions.
  • Save money by training with a friend — discounts available!

How Do I Know if Personal Training Is Right for Me?


Take the first step with a FREE 20-minute consult with one of our personal trainers. During your consultation, we’ll help determine where to start — you’ll get your fitness questions answered, learn tips to make your workouts more effective, and receive personal training recommendations that are right for your needs and goals. It’s a great way to experience the benefits of personal training firsthand without having to make a purchase.

Know Yourself Inside and Out

Now Offering InBody 570 Composition Analysis!

Unlock your true physical potential! Used by professional athletes to fine-tune their fitness regimens, our new, state-of-the-art measurement tool does more than measure your weight, height, and BMI.

Using an accurate body composition method called bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), it can provide you with a detailed breakdown of your physical health, including: 

  • Muscle Mass
  • Body Fat Percentage (a more accurate indication of body fat than BMI)
  • Total Body Water
  • Segmental Limb Analysis

How Will This New Device Help Me?

You’re in luck! Our expert personal trainers are here to help you understand these metrics and how they impact your health and well-being, using your results as a benchmark to set appropriate goals and track your progress over time.

This way, you’ll get to see exactly how you’re meeting your goals — and be well on your way to a healthier you.

  • Active Personal Training and Pilates clients, as well as Master’s Swim participants and Men’s Health Center members receive one FREE reading per month.
    • Members can purchase:
      • 1 reading for $18
        • 5 readings for $75
        • 10 readings for $125

    Book your body composition analysis today by emailing

    Get Fit With JFit Small Group Training

    FREE for JCC Members

    Looking for a new way to break a sweat and build a sense of community? These small classes, led by certified personal trainers, are energizing and dynamic — designed to provide you with specialized instruction, peer support, encouragement, and motivation.

    Classes top out at six participants, so you’ll be sure to receive individualized attention. Join us on the turf!

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    Hours & Rates

    Personal Training Rates

    1-hour session $90
    45-minute session $75
    30-minute session $60

    Click here to purchase any of our offerings.

    Discount Packages

    5 1-hour sessions $440
    10 1-hour sessions $850
    20 1-hour sessions $1,600
    5 45-minute sessions $365
    10 45-minute sessions $700
    20 45-minute sessions $1,300
    5 30-minute sessions $275
    10 30-minute sessions $500
    20 30-minute sessions $950

    Partner Personal Training (2 participants)

    30 minute session $45*
    10 30-minute sessions $400*
    1-hour sessions $60*
    10 1-hour sessions $550*

    *Per Person

    Leventhal-Sidman JCC Building

    Monday 5:30am – 9pm
    Tuesday 5:30am – 9pm
    Wednesday 5:30am – 9pm
    Thursday 5:30am – 9pm
    Friday 5:30am – 4pm
    Saturday 7am – 5pm
    Sunday 7am – 5pm


    The Leventhal-Sidman JCC closes at 1pm on the eves of Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur, and is closed all day on the first day of Passover, both days of Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur.


    We know how important it is to stay informed when there is inclement weather. That’s why we’ll keep you updated with:

    • Banner announcements on our website.
    • Email and text notifications (when applicable).

    Make sure we have your current information on file to ensure we can reach out with critical updates.

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    We're Here to Help

    The JCC’s caring team of nationally-certified personal trainers works with people of all ages and abilities. Their areas of expertise include cross training, functional fitness, body building, weight loss training, injury prevention, rehabilitation and cardiac rehab.

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    Matt Pilla

    Fitness Director

    Meet Matt, our fitness director! He brings nearly a decade of experience in the industry prior to his arrival at the JCC in 2019, boasting a degree in kinesiology & exercise science and certifications from the NSCA, TRX, and NETA Kettlebell. Matt has all the tools to help you reach your fitness goals and a passion for guiding people on their journeys to feeling better than ever. You’ll find Matt overseeing our fitness center and personal training programs — stop by and say hello!

    Contact Matt:  617.558.6458
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    Debra Selik

    Fitness Engagement & Pilates Manager

    In addition to being our fitness engagement & Pilates manager, Deb is a NASM and TRX certified trainer who empowers her clients to adopt a functional approach to exercise and wellness. She focuses on helping clients set goals that best suit their lifestyles. Deb is passionate about helping individuals of all ages become stronger, improve their sense of well-being, and increase their quality of life.

    Contact Debra:  617.558.6480
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    Bryan Agurcia

    Personal Trainer

    Bryan is a seasoned personal trainer and coach, having been in the industry since 1990. He holds a bachelor’s in exercise physiology and a master’s in gerontology. Bryan’s training philosophy is centered on intelligent aging, focusing on posture, movement patterns, and injury rehabilitation & prevention. He stresses building a resilient body that can better recover and repair itself after surgery, accidents, and chronic issues — helping you maintain youthfulness and good health as you age.

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    Jessica Amodeo

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Jessie, a NASM certified personal trainer and PN1 certified nutrition coach. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals by focusing on incremental changes and consistency. In her free time, she enjoys strength training, skiing, waterskiing, and cooking. Jessie grew up in Newton and lives in Needham with her husband and two children.

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    Marianne Arcieri

    Personal Trainer

    Marianne is a seasoned fitness pro with 40 years of dedication to strength training and wellness prior to her arrival at the JCC in 2019. As a personal trainer and wellness coach, she takes a holistic approach to training that addresses all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including mental and emotional health, stress management, physical strength, nutrition, sleep, and spirituality. With a wide range of certifications from the ISSA (including Master Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, senior fitness, group fitness, youth fitness, sports & nutritional, and strength & condition), she’s well-equipped to help you achieve your goals.

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    Jen Davis

    Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor / JCCGB+ Instructor

    Meet Jen, an ACE and TRX certified personal trainer and experienced marathon runner with nine Boston Marathons under her belt. She believes in a holistic approach to fitness, using weight training, cross-training, and healthy eating to help clients reach their goals. Her positive attitude and step-by-step approach make her workouts enjoyable, whether in the gym or in her bootcamp classes. Jen is from Newton and lives in Needham with her two daughters.

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    Michael Balasalle

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Michael, a certified personal trainer since 2002. His goal is to empower his clients to improve their quality of life through better fitness and a greater sense of self-worth. Michael prides himself on taking into account not just your goals and abilities, but your personality and interests, too. He has a wealth of experience working with clients of all ages and abilities, including those with special needs.

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    Jeannine Guillaume

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Jeannine, a personal trainer and group fitness instructor who holds certifications from the AFAA, AAAI/ISMA, Institute of Human Performance, and Functional Movement Systems. She employs a functional approach to fitness, with an emphasis on balance and stability, and encourages her clients to make exercise an enjoyable and challenging experience. Jeannine lives in Framingham, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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    Joan Hayes

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Joan, a veteran personal trainer who has been training folks at the JCC since 2003. She holds AFAA and FRA certifications in aerobics and personal training, as well as certifications in Spinning®, group fitness, and TRX. Joan helps clients of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals, favoring cross-training in her personalized workout plans. In her free time, Joan enjoys swimming and skiing, and is an avid runner, having completed more than 15 marathons and more than 15 half-marathons.

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    Ana Horowitz

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Ana, a lifelong athlete with a passion for living healthfully and nutritiously. With a background in soccer and basketball, including collegiate-level play, Ana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as a personal trainer. She holds a degree in health sciences and is certified through the AFAA. Ana enjoys cycling, hiking, and strength training.

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    Jimmy Kavaltzis

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Jimmy, an ACSM and NSCA certified strength & conditioning specialist and exercise physiologist. Jimmy boasts a bachelor’s in kinesiology, and has experience working with clients of all ages. He focuses on designing safe and effective training programs to help you achieve your fitness goals, and has expertise in strength, wellness, injury prevention, and recovery.

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    Roman Kravitz

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Roman, an expert in holistic health, kinesiology, and exercise physiology. Roman holds certifications from the ACSM and Israeli Wingate Institute as a personal, group, and youth trainer.

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    Petra Disangro

    Petra is a seasoned fitness professional with decades of experience and a plethora of certifications. As a group fitness instructor, she is a master of many class formats, teaching classes like body sculpt, HIIT, barre, yoga, cycle, and more. Her expertise, dedication, and rigor make her one of the most sought-after instructors in the area.

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    Linnea Laverty

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Linnea, a certified athletic trainer, wellness coach, and physical education teacher who holds personal training certifications from the AAAI/ISM and ACTION. Boasting a bachelor’s in athletic training and a graduate degree in nutrition sciences, she has loads of experience providing nutrition services and running training for clients of all ages and levels. Linnea has spent years coaching high school cross-country and track & field, and is a marathon and ultramarathon runner, having completed more than 20 marathons and more than 20 ultramarathons.

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    Melissa Price

    Personal Trainer

    Meet Melissa, a certified personal trainer, TBMM Corrective Exercise Specialist, and NBC-HWC. Melissa has a degree in nutrition & psychology and experience in adaptive fitness. She takes a holistic approach to wellness, and is dedicated to helping her clients rediscover their inner strength and the pleasures of being active. Melissa has a wealth of experience in sports, including a black belt in Krav Maga. Her goal is to empower her clients to unlock their full potential, increase their confidence, and feel great about themselves.

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    Justin Pryce

    Personal Trainer

    As a certified personal trainer since 2007, Justin helps clients integrate fitness into their daily routine. He holds a certification from the NASM and a degree in health & human performance.

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    John Renner

    Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor / JCCGB+ Instructor

    After a successful career in high-tech, John followed his passion and became a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. Passionate about teaching HIIT classes, he also provides dryland training for the swim team at the JCC and coaches high school basketball. John spends his free time lifting weights, practicing yoga, and playing basketball. Outside the gym, he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking.

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    Annie Rotman

    Fitness Operations Manager

    In addition to being our all-star fitness operations manager at the JCC, Annie is a certified personal trainer through the ACE and holds a degree in nutrition & wellness. She is passionate about sports and physical activity, and encourages regular exercise as an essential component of both mental and physical well-being. In her free time, Annie enjoys HIIT, strength training, and jogging outdoors.

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    Jiwen Zeng

    Personal Trainer / Parkinson's Wellness Instructor

    Jiwen is a seasoned personal trainer with a wealth of experience since 2007. Holding a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and an ACSM certification with a specialization in functional training and corrective exercise, he is dedicated to helping clients reach their highest fitness potential.

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    Margarita Zezza

    Personal Trainer

    Margarita is a certified personal trainer who specializes in core strengthening, stability, flexibility, balance, and functional training. She boasts a degree in physical education and has experience working with individuals of all ages. Margarita’s achievements include being a rowing world champion in women’s doubles for the USSR in 1981 and holding the Masters 40+ age group record in the single at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

    Special Offerings

    Inclusive Training

    Trained Inclusive Fitness Trainers design personalized programs for people with health risks and/or cognitive, sensory or physical limitations.

    Contact for details.

    Free 20-Minute Consult

    Get answers to your questions, training recommendations and tips to make your workouts more effective from a personal trainer.

    Call 617.558.6458 or email

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