Liane Pluchino is our Director of Group Fitness and holds an AFAA certification both in group fitness instruction and personal training. She has specialized training as a “Gold” certified Turbo Kick instructor, and is a TRX instructor.
Carla Angevine is our Director of Nutritional Counseling. Carla is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor, with a prestigious ACSM certification in personal training. She also holds certifications and special training with Spinning, Urban Rebounding, PiYo and Zumba.
Vanessa Anderson is certified as a Zumba instructor. She did her Zumba training in Sao Paulo Brazil. She is also a Zumbatonic instructor, which is Zumba for kids, as well as a certified Turbo Kick instructor.
Denise Hernandez is certified as a Zumba instructor, with 24 years experience in dance.
Meagan Pelletier is certified in Power Yoga which is a combination of Core, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin Yang, and has been training with Jill Miller Yoga Tune Up.
Ann Marie is certified in Kripalu Yoga and teaches Hatha Yoga with an Anusara theme.
Kerryanne Mathews is an AFAA certified personal trainer. In addition to a highly tenured ballerina having performed with the Nutmeg Ballet Company in Torrington, CT; the American Ballet Theatre Company in NYC, and the Hartford Ballet, Kerryanne is an avid cyclist and runner.
Matt Pagano is a Chiropractic Physician and a serious triathlete and cyclist. He has been riding and teaching group cycling for 9 years.
Renee Newkirk is AFAA certified both as a group fitness instructor and a personal trainer. She is also certified as a TRX instructor.
Kim D’Andrea is ACE certified in group fitness, and as a personal trainer. She also holds certifications and special training with Keiser Power Pacing and Urban Rebounding.
Lizzie Kabelka is ISSA certified as a personal trainer. She also holds certifications and special training in Pilates and Keiser Power Pacing.
Joanne Raspanti is IFA certified in group fitness. She also holds a 200 hour Lotus Gardens Yoga Certification.
Dean Roberts is AFAA certified in group fitness.
Janet Taylor is IFA certified in group fitness, with AFAA certification as a personal trainer. She also holds certification and special training in Keiser Power Pacing, Pilates, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.
Samantha Tilley is a certified Mad Dog Athletics “Johnny G” group Spinning instructor. Sam specializes in Interval and Heart Rate Training. Sam is also certified in Hatha Yoga through the Yoga Institute of Houston.
Sandra Waugh has special training and certification in Black Belt Nia.
The classes here at the Litchfield Athletic Club are taught by
a diverse group of individuals. Each instructor is nationally
certified, and each brings their own unique personality and
style to every class. There is truly something for everyone!
Scroll our roster of truly dynamic group fitness instructors.
ACE - American Council on Exercise
ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine
AFAA - Aerobics & Fitness Association of America
IFA - International Fitness Association
ISSA - International Sports Sciences Association