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HealthPlex Fitness, friendly staff, great atmosphere and proven results.

"Inspiring health and wellness by connecting people through fitness"

Teresa Burke

Fitness Director / Personal Trainer

Teresa Burke is co-owner and Fitness Director at HealthPlex Fitness. She has trained all her life and achieved first levels in the international arena in synchronized swimming and personal training. Currently, Teresa specializes in joint rehabilitation through Functional Movement, sports conditioning and performance, and accelerated weight loss programs.

Tim Ryan

Personal Trainer

Tim is originally from Troy, New York and currently resides in Latham. Tim attended Troy High School and was a two sport athlete participating in Football, while doing shot-put and discus in the offseason. While starring on the offensive line, Tim helped his team to the State Championship game- taking home the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman award. Tim joined the HealthPlex family in February 2016, and is beginning to play a vital role with a background in weight loss and nutrition. Tim began his fitness journey three years ago at 300lbs. As he lost over 110lbs, he transformed himself into a very knowledgeable and inspiring trainer. He enjoys helping his clients take control of their lives, form better habits, and become the strongest version of themselves.

Matt Wood

Personal Trainer / Strength Coach

Prior to joining HealthPlex, Matt trained numerous college athletes to go on to earn All-American status. Additionally, some of his clients have completed various kinds of endurance events from the New York City Marathon to the Leadville 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race. Matt is a Functional Movement Coach and Strength and Conditioning coach for Hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball, Football, and Basketball. Matt has the ability to motivate and inspire clients at all different levels of physical fitness or ability, encouraging them to make and sustain life-changing habits. When he is not busy training, Matt can usually be found on a mountain, rock climbing, ice climbing or skiing.

Barbara Nieves

Personal Trainer

Barbara Nieves is a Fitness Coach at HealthPlex Fitness. She grew up in Queens, NY. After high school, she moved to Long Island. When she joined her first gym at 17, Barbara began to notice how working out and proper nutrition affected her own muscle development. She got her first certification in personal training at age 18. Barbara believes that “women can maintain a healthy body after having children.” After giving birth to her own two daughters, she competed in three body building competitions and took first place in each. She joined the HealthPlex Fitness team in 2006. Currently, she specializes in conditioning, strength, functional training, and nutrition. Barbara’s experience allows her to work with all age groups and fitness levels.

Ralph Merante

Personal Trainer

Ralph Merante is a Fitness Coach at HealthPlex Fitness. His passion for enjoying an active lifestyle of biking, kayaking, skiing, and hiking, combined with years of experience teaching people of all ages, brought Ralph to his career as a YMCA-Wellness director, with a focus on exercise, nutrition, and motivation. Ralph joined the HealthPlex team in April 2013. Currently, he specializes in TRX training, Golf Fitness, Ortho-Rehabilitation and Senior Mobility programs. Ralph specialty enjoys working with couples, friends and families.

Ryan Williams

Personal Trainer / Strength Coach

Ryan has lived all over the country where he played hockey and swam as a Varsity captain. HealthPlex Fitness has brought Ryan back to his passion for health and wellness. He enjoys listening and helping clients find and reach their wellness goals. Ryan specializes in strength training, weight loss, toning and swim stroke techniques. He also works with a majority of the youth clients at HealthPlex.

Zach Nowhitney

Personal Trainer / Strength Coach

Zach Nowhitney is a fitness trainer at HealthPlex Fitness and the HealthPlex Strength and Conditioning Facility. He was born in Ballston spa, moved to Plattsburg at a young age, and then returned at age 11 where he currently resides. He began to grow a passion and love for fitness after going through a large weight gain at the age of 12. As time went on, he realized he wanted to better himself. He then developed his passion for fitness from there. At the age of 16, he joined the Ballston Spa Football team and soon later joined his first gym. At the age of 20, he dedicated his time greatly towards his goal and passion to fitness. Zach likes setting goals, pushing, and doing whatever it takes to progress his clients.

Jonathan Abbatiello

Personal Trainer

Jon is a fitness instructor at HealthPlex Fitness. He joined HealthPlex Fitness in early 2016. He grew up and currently resides in Fort Ann, NY. Having grown up in the Adirondacks, Jon enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, hunting and traveling. He has had a passion for fitness since he joined his first gym at the age of 15. Jon strongly believes in health benefits associated with leading an active lifestyle. He has decided to dedicate his life to helping others see those same benefits. Jon is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and also through Functional Movement Systems. He is able to work with all ages and fitness levels. He looks forward to inspiring, motivating and being able to progress clients within their unique goals.

Kayley Romano

Rink Manager

Jackie Silvestri

Content Manager

Jackie Silvestri is the marketing content manager and graphic designer at HealthPlex, the Clifton Park Arena and the Hockey Hut. She grew up in Long Island, NY, then headed to Albany, NY to obtain her degree in Business Administration concentration in Marketing with a minor in American History. She loves the benefits of consistently working out and eating healthy. At HealthPlex, she brings together her skill of digital marketing and passion of fitness. On her spare time, she loves to cook Mexican style food.

Courtney DellaRocca

Office Administrator

Courtney DellaRocca is the office administrator at HealthPlex Fitness. While growing up, she participated in Lacrosse, Cheerleading, and Softball. Her passion is what she does, she loves being successful at her job. Courtney's favorite hobbies include anything adventurous. She has a very active lifestyle and on her spare time, she likes relaxing and watching movies.