Lisa Scappini started in the field of fitness training 28 years ago as a group fitness instructor. She then went into fashion merchandising and studied fashion design and was a fitness and bridal model in Miami, Florida. This diverse background aids in Lisa's creative and thorough workout routines. Lisa has been an athlete throughout life, setting school records in track and achieving Presidential fitness awards throughout schooling. Lisa's competitive edge has led her to become the club champion in golf at the Country Club of Waterbury. Lisa's love for golf has also led her to start a training program specifically geared for golf. During the winter Lisa also enjoys the challenges and workouts that skiing provide for her. She is a strong believer that continuing education helps her stay on the cutting edge of her industry and she always attends the ECU in Manhattan and the BTS in Hartford. She holds a CPR certification from the American Heart Association. and a personal training certification from Aerobic Fitness Association of America. Contact information: (203) 217 0616,

Darlene Niez-CharestDarlene Charest is certified A-CPT by the National Personal Training Institute and also has level one Functional Training certification. Darlene has a strong background in nutritional education, having worked in a natural foods store as well as having nutritional education while studying at NPTI. Her interest in fitness comes from years of participating in sporting events such as 5k, 10k, and half marathon races. She also enjoys taking part in charity events such as the Maine Lung Ride, Tour de Cure and the Woodbury Ride for Rick. Currently Darlene is training her husband for the 2010 Ironman. She has great success training beginners wanting to lose weight. Together with her husband and children, Darlene hikes, skis, bikes and in general gets out there and lives the life she so adamantly believes in! When not living the active life, she and her husband own and operate the popular bakery Ovens of France in Woodbury.
Contact information: (860) 605 7365,

Megan LutzMegan Lutz teaches Hatha Yoga, Pilates Reformer, Pilates Mat and Spinning. She is also a Destination Spa outdoor guide leading road cycling, kayaking and hiking. She has experience as a Corporate Health and Fitness Program Manager and a Corporate Health and Fitness Specialist. Megan’s occupation as an outdoor guide allows her to integrate the natural, outdoor world with the mindful practice of Hatha Yoga.

She believes nature brings one’s mind into present moment time through engaging all the senses. Her goal in her Hatha Yoga classes is to integrate the natural world into the yoga experience thus deepening the students’ present moment time experience while embracing the mind, body, spirit and soul connection. For more information, check out Megan can be reached directly at (203) 733 6494,

Megan's credentials/certifications:

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Graduate – Lotus Gardens Yoga School
Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor – IM=X Exercise Corporation
Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Performance Enhancement Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Spinning Instructor – Mad Dogg Athletics
First Aid, CPR, & Automated External Defibrillator – American Red Cross
Wilderness First Aid – Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities