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LIFNGroup 2014 EVENT


Hello Everyone,

This Blog for the New Year, 2014 is about Giving Thanks.

The LIFNG was designed so we can all benefit in network, promote, and helping each other. This group is hopefully for us to help promote, and help each other with our networking, and future goals. I think, and believe we can all make this work. We have had many members utilize the LIFNGroup to advertise their classes, training’s, educational seminars, or workshops. It has become a huge success.

I decided to host my 1st Annual LIFNGroup Networking Dance Event on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. I knew it would be a challenge financially however, I surrendered myself to understand it was about bringing people together to grow, and to UNITE as one. THE EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCESS!. On Friday, January 10th we had 124 paid, and confirmed. Saturday night we had 57 members, and guests paid at the door.  Total of 181 in attendance. We did amazing, keeping in mind, we only promoted this event starting in the middle October, so we only had about 75 days to promote. It was all done by social media, and word of mouth. I feel gratitude, and appreciation today for what are sometimes such simple pleasures and for what we have accomplished.  I have learned that happiness is not determined by circumstances.  Happiness is not what happens when everything goes the way you think it should go; happiness is what happens when you decide to be happy. Seeing everyone happy was PRICELESS to me. So no dollar amount can compare to everyone’s happiness for me. So THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Safe The Date for 2015! Next years event will be on Saturday January 24th, 2015.

I wanted to THANK EVERYONE for their support, Fitness Professionals, Clients, Friends, Family, and to give special appreciations to all our sponsors, and to some very important people behind the scenes.

Stating with: -

Angel Morales, of A10Events:-

I need to extend a HUGE, and Special THANK YOU. He was, and is  is my party planner, and he made this event AMAZING for everyone, and made my life so painlessly pain free. Feel free to contact him for any of your future events at >>

Email:- .

Will Ortiz, WMO Entertainment :- Our DJ, and Drummer without him the party would not have been a HUGE Success. We danced all night. >>  Email:

Tommy Bonano:- DJ#2: Who was also a huge part of keeping us on the dance floor all night. (Contact Angel for his information, see above)

Jarrett Slavens:- Our Photographer who was so, so patient with us on the Red Carpet.

Denise Bory:- My Website, and invitation designer  Email:-

Gerard Sims:- Special thanks for keeping track of our LIFNG Pay Pal Accounts, and keeping accurate track of our bookkeeping.

Michele Ruppert Cardone, Our Cake Specialist, Michelle did an amazing job with our LIFNG Cake, >>

Saiid Zamani:-Printer for all our printed invitations/material. Total Marketing Solutions USA  Website:

Mary Sue Szivos:- AMAZING SCRAFS, Hand made with love… Email:

Woodbury Country Club. Special thanks go to our Event Host “Anthony Calogero” and team. Without them the event, would not have been a success. Please check out there website for more information. Website:-  Phone Number:-516-692-6200

Tyrone Munn:-Last but not least, my husband, my friend, MY LARGEST SUPPORTER, who missed his football games on saturday to come out to be the ticket taker, and bouncer for me at the door. I love you, and Thank You.

To our Sponsors in alphabetical order: -

Please see a brief outline of their companies Brand and what they can coffer you


  • Power. Strength. Endurance. Balance. Rhythm. BRICKHOUSE Fitness© challenges you in an eclectically styled fusion workout taking you beyond the next level. The ultimate combo encompassing sets of Cardio Kickboxing, Speed & Agility Work, Endurance Training, Resistance Training with bands, Core & Balance Work and Dance…you’ll be blasting calories, boosting stamina, building muscle and busting a move!
  • E-Mail: (for info on classes, events, trainings and certs)
  • Website: -
  • Cherry Hill Health & Racquetball Club (Rt 70)
  • $15 drop in
  • Weds & Fri at 9:30am
  • Thurs 6:30pm (Met BLAST by BRICKHOUSE©)


  • Hot Ryde, our boutique fitness studio, located in the heart of Roslyn, is a perfect alternative to the big gym environment. Specializing in studio classes and personalized attention, our           schedule is structured to offer you a variety of workouts to keep you fit and motivated. Whether you need a day of cardio, strength training, or stretch, there?s a class for you. Hot Ryde?s three modern studios, all under one roof, enable you to come to one space, pay per class or purchase a series or package and get exactly the type of workout you want for that day. Ultimately, the goal is for you to feel great about the body you are in.  We offer RealRyder® Indoor Cycling, At The Barre, TRX®, Functional Sculpt Classes, Workshops and more!
  • Contact Email: Website:
  • Clients can reserve classes or schedule a studio visit by visiting us on-line,downloading our Hot Ryde app, calling the studio (516) 801-6666, and following us on Facebook for all of the latest specials.
  • Facebook:

Koga Fitness™

The Best Of Two Fitness Worlds Come Together In One Amazing Workout”

Kickboxing & Yoga Combined…….KOGA!?Experience it!

  • Koga Fitness™ is a total health and fitness network for everyone. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle, get healthy and even create some serious residual income then Koga Fitness™ Network is for you. Everyone knows that lifting heavy weights takes strength. However, balancing in the form of powerful Asana’s and Kickboxing takes strength too. Koga strength training is a blend of Isometric and Plyometric movements. Muscles are trained in opposition to each other or to an immovable object. This is just the opposite of what we have been taught in the aerobic training of the past.  Its time for you to experience what pro athletes, celebrities and everyday fitness enthusiat’s have deemed ” the best workout ever”. KOGA!
  • Website:
  • Email:

Melt :-

  • The MELT Method® (MELT) is a self-treatment technique that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain in just ten minutes a day. When pain becomes chronic, the body’s natural state of stability and balance declines. When a body isn’t stable, it can’t be efficiently mobile. By learning how to MELT, you can learn to actively partake in decreasing stuck stress daily so it doesn’t accumulate and cause symptoms that sap your vitality and energy. With MELT, you can learn to assess your body’s stability system before your body produces pain signals to alert you something is wrong.
  • MELT brings your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, rehydrating connective tissue, and decreasing stuck stress that accumulates from daily living. The first time you MELT, you can see and feel a difference – and over time, you can transform how your body looks and feels.
  • Contact email:
  • For more information on class locations and times go to
  • MELT web site

Move-ya Music

  • The Number Music company for fitness professional.  Workout music, exercise music, group fitness music CD and DVD online shopping with Move Ya! for fitness professionals. Easy prelistening for aerobics music Music you can use anywhere and for any class.
  • Website address is
  • Discount Code is GB23

Net Gen/Parisi Schools

  • Who are we? NXT GEN Fitness in Port Washington, NY brings you a 13,000 square foot state of the art training facility. We have revolutionized training by combining the three industry leading training programs from across the nation under one roof. We chose programs that are constantly evolving and we are always researching the latest in scientific innovations in training and fitness technology. From 5 to 105, we aim to provide the NEXT GENERATION with result driven programming delivered in a safe, fun and friendly environment in an effort to create the “athlete” within. The personalized programs are designed to improve skills, such as speed and agility, enhance weight loss and fitness, and perhaps most importantly self-esteem for children aged five to seventeen, and adults of all ages.
  • For adults: MBSC THRIVE Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning offers the most comprehensive performance enhancement training, reconditioning and personal training in the nation. MBSC’s results- driven approach covers every aspect necessary to achieve your goals, whether they involve sports performance, weight loss, or a healthier lifestyle.
  • T.F.W.-Training For Warriors-The Training For Warriors system is a physical and mental training program originally created for fighters by Martin Rooney more than 10 years ago. This training program utilizes ongoing evaluation and feedback to adapt specific strength and conditioning protocols to best fit a warrior’s needs.
  • Contact:  Kahmal Roy (516)883-7678
  • Program Director, NXT GEN Fitness and Performance
  • Parisi Speed School, MBSC Thrive, Training for Warriors

Pick Your Own Trainer:

  • Pick your own trainer is a social network designed to bridge the gap between fitness and health professionals with those seeking their services.  If you are a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Nutritionist, Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist, or if you are involved with one of the other various health and fitness professions, you can create a free-multifunctional TRAINER PROFILE! Use your profile as your own personal website to showcase yourself and your talents, take advantage of networking opportunities, create Fitness Groups or just stay informed on all things going on in the health and fitness world. Get in on the ground floor of this great new site! The official launch is coming soon!
  • Website:

Primal strength:-

  • Primal Strength-New York is specialized fitness facility offering a wide variety of classes. We offer kickboxing-boot camp, mobility training, and are proud to be Long Islands premier kettlebell training facility. We can design a program for your needs regardless of your fitness level and we welcome all to join us. Our instructors are all certified, highly accomplished in their disciplines ans put your safety and success first.

PST: -Positions Specific Training

  • PST is the New York’s premiere on field training program servicing athletes in multiple sports. Our purpose is to provide in depth, age appropriate training to athletes so they return to their teams a more knowledgeable, more skilled, and more confident position player.
  • Wbsite:-
  • Email:-

Regine Fitology.

  • Regine Fitology – It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle
  • Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant
  • Regine and her team of experts offer customized nutrition plans based on clients daily activity levels and current workout routines to maximize weight loss, body fat reduction and healthy lifestyle changes.  Regine gets you off the hamster wheel and seeing physical and health benefits in no time. Regine is also a certified personal trainer who works one on one with clients to incorporate strength training into their lifestyles.
  • Contact Info: Regine Kachtiane


  • ReXist360 is a one of a kind patented resistance training system: Made for the athlete, proven for everyone!  This unique fitness system can increase strength, speed and endurance; as well as agility without the aid of additional weights. ReXist360 power bands come in multiple resistance grades with the ability to scale up or down while walking, running, training and even using in conjunction with your current fitness program. ReXist360 gives the same results as high-impact exercises without beating up your joints and ligaments. Use the bands at home, at your desk or in the gym, lightweight and packable.  Improve your game, get the body you’ve always dreamed of and the cardio you need at the same time, because aren’t we all athletes at heart!
  • We run training sessions and will post to our website and facebook page, like us on facebook/rexist360 and follow us on twitter/rexist360
  • Website Link:
  • Contact:  Barbara Graffeo  212-730-4709

Sea Cliff Acupuncture:-

  • Sea Cliff Acupuncture, Marjorie Ruth O’Connor L.Ac.
  • I am a licensed acupuncturist, social worker and certified watsu practitioner. I utilize Japanese, Esoteric, Chinese, dry trigger point needling and shiatsu therapy approaches to tailor each treatment to my client’s needs. I treat the physical body as well as the emotional and spiritual. I welcome children, adults and seniors into my practice. My office is in Sea Cliff, NY and I do watsu sessions in a heated natural pool in Brooklyn.
  • Website:
  • Email:

Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center:-

  • The Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center is a full service community center with programs and services for all ages, infants to senior adults to nurture mind, body and soul.
  • Our Fitness, Sports & Aquatic Center includes 2 full size gyms, elevated indoor track, fitness center, 25 meter indoor pool, 4 outdoor tennis courts, 2 outdoor basketball courts, a mirrored group exercise studio, and full service locker rooms inclusive of saunas and steam rooms.
  • For job inquiries, training opportunities, or facility space rentals, please email Seth Sherman, Fitness & Sports Director, Seth Sherman at
  • Find us on the web at: and on facebook.

The Bannister Method:-

  • Flexibility and Strength are critical in life for all of us, at all ages and not just for the professional athlete but also for the amateur athletes. “The Bannister Method” is designed to increase muscular balance, strength, flexibility, core strength, and bringing energy into the body. You can maintain your body’s capacity to function the way you need to for your particular lifestyle. You will learn how to find your Balance, Strength, Flexibility, and Flow and develop inner strength and an understanding of your limitations to either move beyond them or stay within your boundaries however, still feeling like you have accomplished your goals.
  • About the Treatments: Treatments are routinely modified to include sensitivities addressing acute, and chronic conditions, including: herniated disks, subluxations, muscle strain, joint replacements, and surgeries.
  • Applications for the Treatments:The Thai-Yoga Therapist doesn’t just use the power of their hands and fingers. They use their hands, their fingers, their palms, arms, knees, and feet, along with the receiver’s body weight and their resistance to provide a deeply moving experience. The Thai-Yoga Therapist enters into a meditative awareness adapting every stretch and technique to the client’s exact need, whether soft or strong. Flowing rhythmic compressions using the feet, knees, palms, elbows, forearms and fingers are blended with the stretching positions allowing to body to relax and embrace the healing.

The ROK:-

  1. ROK Health & Fitness, Revolution of Kinetics; State of the Art Facility with over 50 classes offered; visit for more information
  2. Jill Sumner-Markowski, Group Exercise Director, email:
  3. Facebook Jill Sumner Markowski, club tel. no.: 516-881-7800; Director of Operations, Craig D’Urso; 3 day passes available, please contact Jill.
  • Pilates…
  • Bella Forma Pilates @ ROK is the current 2nd place winner of Long Island’s Best Pilates Studio 2014. Bella Forma Pilates provides a safe, encouraging, and welcoming environment to empower members to enjoy a happier and healthier lifestyle. Our belief is that Pilates is intelligent exercise for the mind, body, and spirit improving lives both intrinsically and extrinsically. We offer a variety of classes including Group Reformer Pilates, JumpBoard, Pilates Chair, Pilates BootCamp, Pilates BootCamp, Pilates Circuit as well as Barre Forma Classes. Barre Forma is a cutting edge NYC-style Ballet Barre fitness class. This dynamic class is both a sculpting and cardiovascular workout all in one.
  • Contact information – Renee Danseglio, Studio Manager/Coordinator – phone: 516-526-8508, email:
  • Bella Forma Pilates offers all new clients a complimentary Pilates Reformer Demo as well as a complimentary Barre Forma Class.  Visit us at
  • Goodness Yoga at ROK:  where “its all good”
  • We believe yoga should be practiced in a non-competitive, laid back, friendly environment. Our teachers are well trained professionals, friendly, and helpful. You will feel welcome, safe, comfortable and at “home”.  The studio is bright, modern, clean and classes are affordable.   Also available Private and small group yoga instruction.  Classes for children ages 3-12 available. We offer Reiki, Aromatherapy, Meditation Privately or with your group. Contact info. Jodi Kallas – email: visit for more information.

Two worlds:

  • Two worlds provides 4 studios that are able to support Fitness classes, Dance classes, Children’s programs, of all types. They also are able to rent out studio space for classes or workshops/events. We have a fully equipped fitness workout floor to train your private clients and or our members to utilize. Two worlds also offer fitness classes of all types, Zumba, Insanity, Yoga, Pilates, Barre classes, See link for more classes types and information. We are Open seven days a week, Dany Holdstein’s Two Worlds is conveniently located in Wheatley Plaza, on the corner of Northern Boulevard & Glen Cove Road.
  • There is plenty of parking, and for your safety, visible on site security. Our studios and gym are located up stairs between Lazar’s Chocolate and Red Mango.
  • All four of our bright mirrored modern dance / workout studios have technically advanced ‘floating’ floors, and state of the art sound systems. Studios have either wood flooring or Marley coverings.
  • The Gym is fully equipped with free weights, cardio vascular and weight resistant machines, as well as flat screen television screens. There are changing rooms for men and women with lockers and showers.
  • Contact: 516-484-6604
  • Website:

Again, Sincere Thanks to EVERYONE,

Gail Bannister-Munn

Fitness Educator/Presenter


Flexibility Specialist For the NY JETS, and Pro Hoops, NBA

RYT 200 Yoga,

Wellness Health & Fitness Coach

“Change the way you look at things, and things will Change”

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