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Meet The Team

These are people I know and trust. I am so excited to

have such an awesome community team! 

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Owner/Personal Trainer/Coach

Jennifer Nuzzo

My goal is to get you moving in any way, shape, or form! So let's go!! I'm so excited to be able to open a studio in Wallingford again and have high hopes for a fantastic first year!! I will continue to serve the community and connect people through a range of fun events and a plethora of offerings. Meanwhile, my team and I will be brainstorming new ideas and programs that will be fun for people of all ages and ability levels! I look forward to working with you and I'm super pumped to work along side my amazing team! Here's to 2023!!

It's time to get DiversaFIT baby! 

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Yoga Instructor

Dana Brinker-Simjouw

In May 2022, I retired from being a Juvenile Probation Officer after 22 years
of service. Having tried almost every fitness activity one can think of, I stumbled across yoga and immediately knew that yoga is what I wanted to do once I retired. On May 8, 2022, eight days into my retirement, I hopped
on a plane to Costa Rica and after three weeks of intensive training I was certified to teach yoga. I haven’t looked back since and I am enjoying every minute of teaching. I can honestly say that yoga has changed my life. I have learned so much about myself and ways to cope with life’s hardships. My only hope is that the people I teach will learn something that will change their lives.

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Yoga Instructor/Reiki Master

Deonna Thomas

Deonna discovered yoga in 2015 during a low point in her life and it has since become an integral part of her self healing journey. Yoga has helped her work through numerous life challenges; addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorder and body dysmorphia. Through it all, the yoga mat was her safe space. Deonna received her transformative 200 YTT certification in June 2018. After her yoga training she began playing with energy work which eventually led to her acquiring her reiki master certification in April 2019. In January 2022 Deonna completed her 300 YTT training with Indra Yoga Institute in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Deonna offers a wide array of classes that are both fun, spiritual, and unique! If you haven't taken one of her classes, you are in for a treat!!  

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Registered Dietitian/Wellness Retreat Leader

Jacquelin Danielle

There was a time when Danielle's body image struggle was her greatest secret.
After discovering that her healing journey was a calling to serve, she began sharing her clarity with those seeking help. With applied leadership, Danielle is empowering healthy lifestyle practices with food, movement and mindset. Danielle is a registered dietitian-nutritionist, certified strength & conditioning specialist, yoga instructor and motivational speaker. Danielle and I met in Sedona, AZ over 10 years ago. Our mutual love of all things involving movement, silly demeanors, and our desire to serve others, brought us together and continues to be the tie that bonds. I am forever grateful for her friendship, kindness, and guidance.

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Massage Therapist 

Sheri Burghart

I have been a massage therapist for 11 years. My massage is very therapeutic with detailed attention to areas of concern for the client. I have trained in Lympathic drainage as well as Neuro muscular release to the upper extremities. I have training in releasing the tension in the neck and shoulders for more range of motion and less tension. My work can be deep if needed or just a relaxing tension releasing massage soothing all muscle groups.

I brag all the time that Sheri fixed me. She is truly in a class of her own! I love this woman!

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Occupational/MFR Therapist 

Lyn Lunn

Lyn Lunn is a licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of CT and specializes in the Myofascial Release approach.  She graduated with honors from the University of New Hampshire, with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT). This discipline (OT) focuses on regaining function in all aspects of life.  With over 24 years of rehabilitation experience in pediatric, adult and geriatric age groups, Lyn has an extensive understanding of how to best facilitate healing.  Since beginning her training in 2014 with John F. Barnes, PT, Lyn has applied the principles and techniques of MFR to her patients in short- and long-term rehab settings. Inspired by the incredible results with this hands on manual therapy approach, Align Therapeutics treatment studio opened in 2016 in Madison, CT.  I found Lyn after doing some research on MFR. Lucky for me, her treatments were just what I needed! I've been singing her praises since the day we met. She is what I call a true magician! So much in fact, that I continually recommend her to my clients. Lyn is a healer through and through! I'm so glad I found her!

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Chiropractor

Dr. Dave DeRosa

I was interested in becoming fit and healthy ever since I was 13. I joined my first gym at this age and have many fond memories of working out with my friends and teammates. I wanted to be in good shape and feel good. These health goals continued to stay with me into my college years and even impacted my choice of major, Public Health. After college I ventured down to Atlanta, GA where my roommate was attending a chiropractic school nearby. He introduced me to how chiropractic is focused on helping people achieve optimal health through a properly functioning nervous system. I guess you can say the rest is history!

Dr. Dave is a fountain of knowledge! Nutrition, spinal health, diet, you name it he's an encyclopedia of all things regarding wellness! Not to mention he is a kind-hearted individual who is always willing to go the extra mile for his patients. Dr. Dave is a rock star!

Thanks for being you Dr. D!

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Yoga Instructor

Toni McGovern

After practicing yoga for over 20 years, Toni decided to incorporate yoga into her health coaching practice. Toni believes in healing the whole body starting from the inside out. Toni also has a love for essential oils and incorporates them in practice and daily life. I'm so happy I met Toni and she has decided to come and teach at the new DiversaFit Studio.

You'll love her classes.

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Zumba Instructor

Lisa Gilbert

I fell in love with Zumba the first moment I stepped into a class 13 years ago. The music and the friendships motivated me to keep coming back. The changes that Zumba made to my body were an added bonus.  I finally became certified in August of 2012 and have never regretted that for a moment. I am a 4 year breast cancer survivor. I will tell you first hand that Zumba helped me through my treatment, both physically and mentally. It continues to lift me up to this day. My students will tell you that in my classes you can feel the positive light and energy. My heart is so full when I teach and I try to bring that to each class. 

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DiversaFit Activity Leader

Kelly Korwek

I enjoy the outdoors by running, hiking, and taking therapeutic walks with family and friends. My love for running has taken me on the greatest adventures of a life time.  I ran in two Ragnar Races running roughly 200 miles in 24-hours with a team of 12 people on the Appalachian Trial and along Cape Code’s beautiful coast line. I enjoy participating in local community running events.  I seek adventure, love fitness and enjoy camaraderie! Let’s have fun and experience the great outdoors together!! I'm stoked Kelly agreed to be one of the DFAC leaders! She's all smiles!

You'll definitely enjoy her outings.

 

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Massage Therapist 

Andrea Scott

I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over twelve years with a focus in reflexology for  more than nine years. I graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2011, with certifications in Reflexology and Lymphatic Drainage. My approach to body work and reflexology therapy is to ease pain, reduce stress, and promote wellness in a safe and secure environment. Andrea and I met on a pickleball court and we've been connected ever since. Someone definitely meant for us to meet. She has so many techniques up her sleeve and always seems to know what my body needs. I've been telling her since we met that we will work together.... well the time is now! Welcome to the team Andrea!

So happy you could join us. 

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Holistic Occupational Therapist

Karen Kremzar

I am a holistic occupational therapist with over 33 years of experience in healthcare working with adults and teens who experience physical issues such as neck and shoulder pain, chronic headaches, digestive issues, poor sleep, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and joint pain. I uniquely combine bodywork techniques such as craniosacral therapy and myofascial release, education and coaching to help you to feel seen and understood enabling you to overcome the physical pain and mental challenges that are keeping you from your best life. Karen is one of the nicest people you'll ever met. She has a kind, caring, and gentle dispositon that really helps her connect with people on a whole other level. Her sessions bring calm, peace, and stillness to my overwrought mind and body.

She truly has a gift.

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Chiropractor

Dr. Tracy Malton

Dr. Malton, of Healing Hands Chiropractic, LLC, has practiced since 1998, but treating patients’ muscular and alignment conditions is only one aspect of her approach. Through Healing Hands’ belief of love and respect, patients are neither rushed nor have their time wasted, and emphasis is placed on overall wellness.

Dr. T has fixed me more times then I can count. This woman is a life saver!! She knows her stuff let me tell ya! Oh and she's a pretty freaking awesome human being too! A true gem. She's inspired me to keep going even when things get tough. She's a true example of a go getter.

Love ya Doc!

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Meal Prep Chef

Kathy Matus

I wanted to share with people my love of great tasting food and transforming traditional comfort foods into healthy options. In our busy lives I feel that nutrition and being our healthiest selves can sometimes feel like a burden. The service I provide allows people to choose great tasting meals with the convenience of fast food. Pairing nutrition and exercise with consistency is key to a healthy and fit lifestyle. Kathy's meals are TO DIE FOR!! I'm a picky eater and I have never had a meal from Kathy that I did not thoroughly enjoy. We are so lucky to have her as our go to for for all things healthy, fresh, and delicious!!

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