Born and raised in Poland, Beata was always involved in sports, including playing professional handball at the age of 13. Some 15 years of teaching group fitness and working as a personal trainer have led to Beata’s unique training style—delivering unconditional support and motivation to her clients, while having fun in the process. Training specialties include high impact cardio classes such as spinning, plyometrics, boot camp and strength training.
As a kid, David was always active. Whether it was playing sports, skateboarding or snowboarding, he was always doing something physical. After high school he joined the United States Marine Corps and spent 5 years in the infantry. During this already physically demanding time, David was always looking for different ways to challenge himself. While stationed in California, he developed a love for surfing which he still actively does today. While in the Marines, he also developed a passion for weight-lifting and body-building. This passion drove him to get his physical training certificate so he could help people with something he found happiness in, and motivate them to reach their goals.
Anna’s lifelong love and pursuit of athletics began in Poland, where she was born and raised. Years of running track, speed ice-skating and competitive handball combined with a desire to help others achieve their goals led her to pursue a diploma in Physical Therapy from the Medical Academy of Poland and a degree in Exercise Science from the Swedish Institute of Health Science in New York City. Volunteering doing physical therapy for stroke patients, Anna saw firsthand how training can impact a person’s life. Training specialties include High Intensity Training, Circuit Training and Strength and Condition.
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Miguel was born in the port city of Guayaquil in Ecuador. He played minor league soccer for four years in his home city. He began his professional athletic career competing as a canoeist for the National Ecuadorian Canoe and Kayak team, where he took home medals at the South American Championship for 500 meter race (gold), World Cup for the marathon (bronze) and ODESUR Games for the 200 meter sprint (bronze). He competed internationally in his sport, including in Hungary, Argentina, Poland and Germany. When he retired from competing, he was selected as Head Coach of the Junior National Ecuadorian Canoe and Kayak team. His athletes went on to win second place at the Junior World Championships in Canada, sixteen gold medals at the Pan-American Championship in Puerto Rico and a gold medal at the World Cup in the Czech Republic. He was part of the coaching team that helped kayaker Cesar De Cesare qualify for and compete at the Olympics in London 2012.
Chelsea Dornan is a NASM certified personal trainer and has been training clients in New York City for over 3 years. Currently a resident fitness instructor at Chalk Gyms, Chelsea’s philosophy for personal training is a total mind and body approach, and her fitness background and areas of expertise include techniques such as strength training, yoga, H.I.I.T, martial arts, and kettle bell. Each client of Chelsea’s receives personalized and tailored sessions for their specific fitness needs, goals and level. She firmly believes that fitness should be enjoyable while achieving positive mind-body results.
Chelsea grew up in Brisbane, Australia where her active childhood procured her love for health and fitness with body surfing, surf skiing and beach running. Chelsea was a member of her school’s swim and cross-country teams, in addition to playing softball, netball and touch football competitively. She is also a certified scuba diver. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Chelsea graduated from Queensland University of Technology and worked as a marketing and communications officer for The QLD Environmental Protection Agency.
Chelsea believes in finding a balance in life, and loves to indulge in good food, good wine and good times with friends. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and takes frequent trips to Long Beach Island, as well as other global destinations to soak in as much of the world as possible!
Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer Pre & Post Natal Thai Yoga Massage Therapist CPR/AED Certified
Personal Trainer and Group Exercise
Prior to entering the fitness industry a decade ago, Dion was a high school athlete, participating in volleyball and track. Seeing friends and family struggling with their weight inspired him to learn about the human body and become a person trainer. Today, Dion specializes in building muscle and changing the body through weight training. He teaches a range of group fitness classes including calisthenics, body sculpting, ab/core, boot camp and spin.
Certifications include: Personal Training Certification – International Fitness Professional Association (IFPA)
Alexa’s passion for health and fitness began with her own weight loss journey. After spending her childhood, teenage and college years feeling overweight and frustrated she set out to change her life. Now an NASM certified personal trainer and holistic health coach, she has completed Triathlons, Marathons & Tough Mudders. She believes that real, sustainable change is possible in every lifestyle. Alexa works with clients on building endurance, functional fitness and lifestyle balance. She enjoys working with both those new to exercise and those who are fitness veterans.
Dennis Flanagan started training in Group Exercise in a combination of Treadmill endurance circuits and high rep weight exercises at Pulse in Los Angeles. For the past nine years as an AFAA Certified Trainer, he has continued to create competitive cardio workouts in combination with core strengthening and awareness to create individual workouts for his clientele. Starting at Chalk in September of 2015, Dennis now teaches The Conditioner, an intense circuit training workout followed by slow, concentrated ab work.
Patricia Pinto combines her extensive knowledge of yoga, pilates, and strength training to create an overall program that balances the body with a strong focus on core. With over 8 years experience, Patricia specializes in therapeutics and works with individuals recovering from injuries. Patricia is also an avid surfer and teaches at surf and yoga retreats around the world.