Br: (914) 762-3444 | JV: (914) 245-4040

MEET THE TEAM

Club Fit Executive Team

Bill Beck | President
billbeck@clubfit.com | 914-250-2744

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Hi and welcome to Club Fit.  I’ve worked at Club Fit since I was in High School in Yorktown over 35 years ago.  I love the work we do and the communities we serve.  The business has evolved and grown so much over the years thanks to the incredible staff we’ve been lucky to have on board.  We’re here to help inspire and guide you to becoming your best self.  Exercise, diet and sleep are vitally important to your journey.  Let us help you become the best version of yourself you can be.  As for me – I live locally and exercise most days of the week doing cardio and weight training.  When not in the club you can often find me hiking the beautiful trails of Westchester with my wife.

Ellen Koelsch | Vice President
ekoelsch@clubfit.com

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I grew up in the business and now work to continue to offer health clubs that are sure to encourage community and honest relationships with customers along with top notch staff, facilities, and programming. For me, my time spent exercising at the club is good for my state of mind; and ensures I will be able to live my life skiing, gardening, and being with friends and family stronger and more confidently. Currently I focus my business time on finding opportunities to improve the member experience and staff energy. I implement new and improved business solutions while ensuring a strong commitment to improving our community’s health and well-being. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with ideas to improve the Club Fit experience.

Ted Gilsinger | Briarcliff General Manager
tgilsinger@clubfit.com | 914-488-2168

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Welcome, and thank you for joining us today at Club Fit. My name is Ted, and I am the General Manager here at Briarcliff. Being active has always been my best medicine. As a kid I always needed to be involved in sports and recreation. It gave me a refreshing feeling and settled my mind for better concentration when I needed it. Youth sports and college athletics are behind me now, but I still need that regular activity to keep me feeling good. I enjoy a good sunrise run and free weights when I am not chasing my daughter all around. Continuation of an active lifestyle is a success! Only 13% of the population in this country is active and you are one of them. Congratulations and thank you for doing it at Club Fit.

Lynne Welling | JV General Manager
lwelling@clubfit.com | 914-250-2746

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Welcome to Club Fit! My name is Lynne, and I am the General Manager in Jefferson Valley. I joined the club as a member in 2002. Shortly thereafter, I began my journey in a handful of different roles at the club; from spin instructor to personal trainer and more. I have always been active and enjoy being outdoors year round. Club Fit has enabled me to do just that as my workouts and interests have evolved over the years. My newest passion is tennis, which I began playing a few years ago. I am grateful for having this club community of peers and members who inspire me daily. Please feel free to stop by and say hello. I would be happy to exchange stories, discuss fitness goals, and show you all that we have to offer!

Laura Crowe | Sales & Experience Director
lcrowe@clubfit.com | 914-250-7723

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I would like to personally welcome you to Club Fit! My name is Laura and I am the Executive Membership Sales and Experience Director. Staying active and healthy has always been such a big part of my life.  I have been with the Club for over 20 years and it has certainly been my home away from home.  My kids have also grown up at the club and have enjoyed so much of what we have to offer. Please feel free to stop by and say hello. I would be happy to help you experience the club and show you all that we have to offer!

Glenn Van Heemst | Controller
gvanheemst@clubfit.com | 914-250-2720

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James Stropoli | Member Relations Dir.
jstropoli@clubfit.com | 914-250-2747

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Since 1992, I have worn many hats…a Receptionist, Sales Rep, Sales Director, AGM, General Manager & IT Director. Currently I serve as the Executive Director of Member Relations, committed to the ultimate member and staff experience. I proudly represent the Clubs in the community and chair the Annual Support Connection Golf Outing.  “Embrace our neighborhood”, a core value for Club Fit, is more important than ever post pandemic.  I am truly lucky and blessed to have a great country to live in, an amazing organization that values my contributions and most treasured… a loving and supportive family to share life’s journey!  My tagline is “Onward!!!”, constantly moving forward to do great things!  Let’s make it happen together!

Matt Lowy | Marketing Director
mlowy@clubfit.com | 914-250-2138

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Matt grew up in Mahopac and graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2016 with degrees in Computer Art and Design, and Communication Studies and Media, with a minor in Advertising. Matt grew up playing tennis at Club Fit and landed the job of Marketing Designer in November of 2016 and become the Marketing Director in September 2021. Matt has a passion for marketing and design and loves putting that together with his passion for fitness to help people live healthier and more active lives.

Phil Brigante | Human Resources Director
pbrigante@clubfit.com | 914-945-9056

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Welcome to Club Fit!  I have worked at Club Fit since 2016 and my role as a leader in HR is to provide exceptional customer service to our internal clients.  Our unique environment affords us the opportunity to employ a truly diverse and dedicated group of professionals.  I work hard to make their work lives better.

I am a certified Human Resources Professional (PHR) and have an M.S. in Human Resources Management from Sacred Heart University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut.

Club Fit Briarcliff Managers

Marc Quintillani | Aquatics Director
coachmarc@clubfit.com | 914-250-2796

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Coach Marc Quintiliani has a passion for swimming. He loves his swimmers and wants to push them as much as possible to exceed expectations. Instilling a lifelong love of swimming and being honest and respectful are the cornerstones to his approach. Coach Marc swam competitively for 10 years. As a swimmer he competed in the Junior Olympics, County Championships and State meets. Coach Marc has trained swimmers to compete in the Junior Olympics and place in the top 20 and trained 8 & under swimmers to place in the top 10.

Coach Marc is a graduate of Hackley School and was recruited for soccer to Allegheny College on a scholarship. He received accolades from Westchester Magazine for being a “…patient and caring instructor…” in their August 2010 edition. Coach Marc has been teaching swimming for over 10 years and coaching for five. He enjoys watching his swimmers compete and helping them learn how to treat their peers with respect.

Rodrigo Schtscherbyna | Tennis Director
rschtscherbyna@clubfit.com | 914-250-2786

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Rodrigo Schtscherbyna was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and started his athletic career as a swimmer. Thanks to his dad, an avid tennis player, Rodrigo became so passionate for tennis he decided to jump out the water even after achieving a few national titles.

His passion for tennis led him to some major accomplishments. Rodrigo held the #1 position in Brazil in the 14’s, 16’s and 18’s junior rankings. In ‘98, he received a full tennis scholarship at Florida International University, a NCAA Division I school, where he graduated with a double major in Finance and International Business. After college, he dedicated himself completely to becoming a professional tennis player. During those years, he trained hard, traveled to many countries, and won a few titles.

In ‘02, Rodrigo was offered a position at Winthrop University in South Carolina to coach the NCAA Division I Woman’s Tennis Team and, at the same time, to get a MBA degree. After getting his degree he decided to take on a bigger challenge. Once he heard: If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere!!!

Rodrigo arrived in New York in ‘03 and has worked in the area since. Prior to Club Fit, he was part of some of the most well attended racquet clubs in Westchester County. Rodrigo is a certified USPTA and PPTA professional.

Rodrigo, who lives in White Plains with his wife Kristie and their children Matteos and Nicolás, is a big sports fan and loves tennis, platform tennis and soccer. He is also interested in Finance and the world’s socio-economy.

Donna Berta | Fitness Director
dberta@clubfit.com | 914-250-2769

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Education/Experience:
• BS Business Administration, The University of Rhode Island
• ACE Personal Trainer
• Schwinn Cycling Instructor
• CRP/AED Certified
• First Aid Certified
• Matrix SPRINT 8 certified

Specialties:
Strength Training, HIIT, Balance, Core, and Functional Fitness.

Hobbies:
Running, Traveling, Hiking, and Reading.

Philosophy of Exercise:
Hard work pays off! Fitness is not easy…it requires dedication, patience, and a positive attitude. Commit to your goals and you can do it!

Annie Calandrucci | Group Fit. Manager
acalandrucci@clubfit.com | 914-250-2762

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I believe that constantly changing your workout and pushing yourself to the best of your own ability will give you the results you are looking for. Annie uses today’s hottest music along with old favorites and motivates throughout. Come prepared to sweat and have fun!

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Mary Lyons | Club Experience Director
marylyons@clubfit.com | 914-250-2783

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I have been an employee at Club Fit since 1999 and am currently the Club Experience Director. I have held many positions at the club including Massage Therapist, Massage Manager, Member Services Rep, and Club Experience Advisor. Club Fit has always given me the opportunity to grow into many new roles, and is a big part of me and my family’s life.

Sarah Schum | Sports & Camp Director
sschum@clubfit.com | 914-250-2137

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Sarah Schum is the Sports Director and Camp Director at Club Fit Briarcliff, a certified personal trainer, co-owner of Player Development Hoops, LLC and is currently in her third year as the Horace Greeley High School Girls’ Varsity Coach. Prior to coaching at Horace Greeley, Sarah coached four years of varsity basketball and volleyball at Somers High School. Before coaching high school ball, she coached Collegiate Women’s Basketball at Manhattanville College, in Purchase, NY. In her playing career, Sarah was a 4-year starter and 2-year captain at Merrimack College, as well as a Strength and Conditioning All-American. Before graduating from college, she was an All-Section, All-State athlete at Lakeland High School, playing volleyball, basketball and softball. In her senior season at Lakeland, Sarah led the Hornets to a 27-0 season, winning the New York State championship.

Melissa Lawrence | Energy Manager
mlawrence@clubfit.com | 914-250-2764

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Hi and welcome to Club Fit! My name is Melissa Lawrence, and I am the Energy Center Manager and Party Coordinator. My journey started in the Sports Department over 22 years ago. I have also worked in the Café, Camp and as a Party Host. If I am not working you can find me in the fitness center taking a boxing class or just working out. I also enjoy driving around in my purple Jeep named Grape Ape and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to stop by and say hello!

Scott Bernitt | Café Manager
sbernitt@clubfit.com | (914) 250-2782

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Scott comes to us with a versatile background, and brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills in organizational management. An Alumni of SUNY Purchase College, Scott has a degree in Fine Arts. He also has certifications from Westchester Community College in Culinary Arts and Management. He brings to the club a keen eye for detail and a strong sense of leadership. At the Club, you may have seen him as the Interim Café Manager, walking around in a chef’s coat, or as Water Safety Instructor Coordinator. During his free time, Scott enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, running, cycling and swimming.

Denise Harrington | Spa Services Manager
dharrington@clubfit.com

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Marianne Chao | Reception Manager
mchao@clubfit.com | 914-250-2139

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A former collegiate volleyball player with an MBA in Finance/Accounting, Marianne holds certifications in Schwinn Cycling, NASM Personal Training and USAV IMPACT Volleyball instruction. Her “Watts-Up” Spin class focuses on metrics and timed intervals, with visual cues, ticker tape progress and timed count downs – all on the screen via the My Fitness DJ program.

Education/Experience

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Schwinn Certified Cycling Instructor
USAV IMPACT Certified volleyball coach
TRX qualified Suspension Training coach
Special Populations Fitness Certified Parkinson’s Cycling Coach
American Heart Association Certified CPR
BA Smith College
MBA NYU Stern School of Business

Mark Hanna | Facilities Manager
mhanna@clubfit.com | 914-762-3444 ext.2134

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Hi and welcome to Club Fit! My Name is Mark and I am the Reception Manager here at Briarcliff. I have a passion for music, sneakers and helping others. Club Fit has been my home for five years, and in that time I have made great connections with my peers and many of our members. I can honestly say Club Fit is like family.

Barbara Zellner | Hospitality Supervisor
bzellner@clubfit.com | 914-762-3444 ext. 2261

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Hi, I’m Barbara and I am the Hospitality Manager at Club Fit Briarcliff. I am a recovering attorney and a Philly girl at heart, having lived and worked there until moving to New York in 2000. I became a member at Club Fit about four years ago in order to take care of myself — finally! I liked the culture so much I began working here. My husband Ted and I have two sons who are also lawyers, and we are advocates for border collie rescue.

Club Fit Jefferson Valley Managers

Rachel Mackay | Aquatics Director
rmackay@clubfit.com | 914-250-2727

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Education/Experience:

  • ARC WSI
  • ARC Lifeguard
  • ARC Lifeguard Management
  • ARC CPR/AED
  • BA – University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rachel had her first taste of competitive swimming at the age of 8 years old. Since then she has been a part of three USA swim teams, as well as her high school team. Rachel’s favorite part about teaching is helping children get over their fear of the water. In her free time, Rachel enjoys going to the beach, reading and doing Pilates.

Michael Bratt | Tennis Director
mbratt@clubfit.com | 914-250-2739

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Michael joined Club Fit Briarcliff in March of 2013 as a Tennis Professional. He quickly built up a large following of all ages and levels. Michael has coached nationally and sectionally ranked juniors, collegiate players and both men and women professional circuit players. He is known for his ability to motivate players and bring out their unique individual talents.

Michael’s skills at maximizing a player’s potential, his work ethic, and his attitude have led his players to succeed at levels they never thought possible. He is recognized as a top developer of junior talent. Many of his students have gone on to attend and play on tennis teams at colleges around the country. Michael has been a huge proponent of increasing junior, adult and senior tennis. He shows his dedication to all players, from the beginner to the top ranked competitors.

Michael had a major influence in growing the tennis program at Club Fit in Briarcliff and now we’ve been able to steal him away to be our Program Director here at Club Fit Jefferson Valley.

Tyler Hamberg | Fitness Director
thamberg@clubfit.com | 914-250-2732

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Education/Experience:
• B.S. In Kinesiology & Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland
• AFAA Personal Training Certification
• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
• Former Collegiate Athlete
• AED/CPR Certified

Specialties:
Sport Specific Training, High Intensity Circuit Training,
Strength Training, Functional Training and Injury Prevention.

Hobbies:
Fitness, playing all sports, improving my athletic abilities, camping, traveling and watching professional and college sports.

Philosophy of Exercise:
“Your life, your health, and your time, are far too important to settle for just any training method, program or modality. All you have to do is show up and accept nothing less than the best every day.”

Ann Palmadesso | Group Fitness Manager
apalmadesso@clubfit.com | (914) 250-2733

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Ann Palmadesso has been teaching kickboxing since 1998 and has been ACE certified since 1999. She also has multiple specialty certifications. Her athletic style comes from her background as a player and coach. She likes to keep her classes high energy, time efficient workouts that can be modified for multiple levels. “Hard work pays off but have some fun along the way.”

Mary Ann Helf | Sports & Camp Director
mhelf@clubfit.com | (914) 250-2731

LEARN ABOUT MARY ANN

Hi, I’m Mary Ann Helf, Sports and Camp Director here at Club Fit Jefferson Valley. I’ve had the pleasure of being part of a few different departments and experiencing many facets of the club throughout my 20 plus years of working here. I enjoy putting together many of the children’s program we offer at Club Fit. I feel it is so important to instill the joy of being involved in sports and activities in our youth. My three children grew up participating in many of the programs here and are still active in sports today.

Scott Bernitt | Café Manager
sbernitt@clubfit.com | (914) 250-2782

LEARN MORE ABOUT SCOTT

Scott comes to us with a versatile background, and brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills in organizational management. An Alumni of SUNY Purchase College, Scott has a degree in Fine Arts. He also has certifications from Westchester Community College in Culinary Arts and Management. He brings to the club a keen eye for detail and a strong sense of leadership. At the Club, you may have seen him as the Interim Café Manager, walking around in a chef’s coat, or as Water Safety Instructor Coordinator. During his free time, Scott enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, running, cycling and swimming.

Denise Harrington | Spa Services Manager
dharrington@clubfit.com

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Tricia Weinbaum | Reception Manager
tweinbaum@clubfit.com | 914-250-2736

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Tricia has been with Club Fit since 2012 as a Personal Trainer and Cycle instructor in addition to managing the Reception Desk. She also enjoys hikes and running and biking outside. Tricia also likes taking other instructor’s classes such as kickboxing and barre for a change of pace.

A good workout with some great music can change your whole day for the better!

Marie McCann | Hospitality Manager
mmccann@clubfit.com | 914-250-2722

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Hello! My name is Marie and I am the Manager of Hospitality Services at Club Fit Jefferson Valley. My passion is for kayaking, and I like to get out on the Hudson River year-round. If I can’t be on the water, I enjoy cycling the beautiful trails of the Hudson Valley.  Being physically active — and having fun while doing it — is so important to the overall quality of life. Staying connected to community is just as important. I love how Club Fit provides opportunities to do both. Look for me if you have any suggestions for improving the Club Fit experience — I welcome your ideas!