Contributors

joemasielleJoe Masiello is co-founder of FitnessMASH, FocusNYC and the Focus Personal Training Institute. He has studied and implemented innovative programs ranging from weight loss strategies to strength and conditioning. Masiello first acquired a clientele as a personal trainer while studying at the University of Miami. He currently holds certifications from The National Strength and Conditioning Association, The National Academy of Sports Medicine and The American Academy of Health and Fitness Rehabilitation Professionals.

An avid proponent of continuing education for trainers, Masiello has completed over 50 specialty programs, including core training, pre/post natal, heart rate training and athletic training. As a Medical Exercise Specialist, he actively collaborates with rehabilitation therapists, designing and implementing post-rehabilitation programs.

Masiello has been featured on CBS News and in The Daily News, I-Village Online, Our Town East Side, WB-11 News, Star Magazine, Fitness Magazine and Fox 5. As a renowned celebrity trainer, he was chosen as a contributor to Dr.Jana Klauer’s New York Times bestsellers “How the Rich Get Thin” and “The Park Avenue Nutritionist’s Plan”.

Joe brings a heartfelt commitment to FitnessMASH and intensive expertise in every facet of fitness.

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Gabe Valencia is co-founder of FitnessMASH, FocusNYC and the Focus Personal Training Institute. In addition to attending numerous continuing education courses, mentorships and clinics throughout the country, Valencia has received certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Council on Exercise, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and The American Academy of Health and Fitness Rehabilitation Professionals. As well as being a driven fitness entrepreneur, his specialties include corrective exercise, performance enhancement, conditioning, postural assessment and strength training.

Fads and celebrity hype are truly taboo for Valencia: he personifies that rare breed of trainer who approaches his profession as a science. This distinction has earned Gabe the respect of his clients, peers and  the media; he has also been a fitness consultant for CBS-TV, WB 11; In-Style, Shape and Marie Claire magazines; Forbes.com, the Daily News, and I-Village Online.

A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gabe’s eclectic aesthetic and passion for excellence is a driving force in the growth and success of Focus Integrated Fitness

sheaMeaghan Shea is a personal trainer at FocusNYC and Editor of FitnessMASH. Since earning her Masters degree in Applied Physiology at Columbia University in 2011, she has also been working as Education Coordinator at FocusNYC and the Focus Personal Training Institute.

Meaghan discovered her passion for both fitness and writing at Colby College, where she was a four-year member of the varsity softball team. She graduated with a degree in English and moved to New York, beginning her fitness career as a personal trainer at the New York Health and Racquet Club and intern at Fitness Magazine. She went on to be Fitness Editor for The Exercise Group and now enjoys sharing knowledge through teaching as well as writing. She brings a rare combination of experience in the editorial, educational and fitness realms to FitnessMASH.