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Brittany Hennessy is the Digital at Lucille Roberts and the Editor of the Lucille Roberts Blog. She holds a B.A. from Rutgers University in Journalism and Mass Media studies and loves writing about fitness, beauty and food. She made a commitment to eat healthy and exercise when she was slimming down for her wedding and is still at it, proving that lifestyle changes are much more effective than diets!
Barbara Baez is the editorial and social media assistant at Lucille Roberts. With a B.A. in Journalism and a passion for all things Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook etc., she is ready to take the social media and blogging world by storm! Barbara is a Long Island native who loves bootcamp classes and running to stay in shape. Vegetarian, self-proclaimed nail polish junkie, health nut, and photo enthusiast, Barbara is excited to be a part of the Lucille Roberts team!
Ilise Reilly is the General Manager of Lucille Roberts Fifth Avenue, where she sees first hand the struggles and misconceptions members have with food and exercise. “Exercise burns calories, but if you don’t change your eating habits, you will never lose weight!” is commonly heard in her discussions. A “foodie” herself, Ilise has been making over her favorite recipes for years, to make them more nutritional, and has used her love of both food and fitness to compile recipes the fuel the body. ” Abs are made in the kitchen,” she says, “and I want to help you get yours!”
Mihaela Blaga is a blog contributor at Lucille Roberts. Originally from Romania, she has B.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Philosophy from Spiru Haret University in Bucharest. She is passionate about fitness, nutrition, and languages–in addition to Romanian she speaks Italian and Spanish. Before joining the editorial department, Mihaela worked at Lucille Roberts 42nd St.
Gisela Andalia is a group fitness instructor and personal trainer at Lucille Roberts Jersey City, where she has worked for almost seven years. Gisela is IFA certified in group fitness and personal training. She is a certified Turbo Kick Instructor, is Red Cross CPR/AED certified, and is a certified self-defense instructor. Gisela attends fitness workshops through Lucille Roberts TrainRite Program to continue to grow in the fitness field. Gisela is full of energy and loves motivating people to reach their highest fitness potential. During her spare time, she enjoys practicing hot yoga to heal her body from head to toe.
Dr. Emily Splichal serves as the Fitness Director for Lucille Roberts. She is a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist and national fitness expert recognized by stiletto-lovers as “Dr. Legs” from her posture and balance fitness workouts Catwalk Confidence® and Stiletto Recovery®. Dr. Emily has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and The Doctors and has been highlighted in Glamour, Seventeen, Women’s Day, and Elle Magazine. Certifications: NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM – Performance Enhancement Specialist, NSCA – Certified Personal Trainer.
Barbara Pallante is the Director of Operations at Lucille Roberts, where she has worked for over 30 years! She is a former ballet dancer and taught her first fitness class at age 17 when she was asked to fill in for an instructor at Lucille Roberts. In addition to overseeing the operations at all Lucille Roberts gyms, Barbara teaches high-energy, motivating group fitness classes. She’s also a mom of two daughters. Barbara loves helping people get the results they’re looking for, both in fitness and in their personal goals.
Sandra Ferrerio-Colton is a personal trainer, class instructor, and Live Rite weight loss coach at Lucille Roberts in Yonkers. She has been working in fitness for over 23 years and received her first certification at the age of 16 from the International Sports Medicine Association/American Aerobic Association International. Sandra is a certified nutritional counselor, a certified Breast Cancer Wellness Coach, and holds ISMA/AAAI certifications that include Level II Master Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Nutritional Counselor (Sports Nutrition). She’s also the proud mother of a little girl. Having survived a near-fatal car accident 2005, Sandra says, “I truly believe you can achieve ANYTHING you desire, if you just believe in yourself.”