Litchfield Hills Fitness

 
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Monday-Friday 6am-7pm

Saturday 8am-1pm
Sunday 9am-12pm

Classes


Aerobic Fitness & Strength Training

Classes are available in aerobic fitness, strength training, yoga, and more at Litchfield Hills Fitness. Whatever your health and fitness objective is, we have a group training session for you. Classes are composed of like-minded individuals who want to reach a target goal and improve their overall lifestyle. The classes are also taught by our talented and experienced trainers who go the extra mile for their clients every day.

Small Groups

Our small group training programs are a great way to target specific areas, ease into personal training, or get personal attention on a budget. If you are interested in one or more of our groups, please contact us today. Youth groups for middle school and high school students are popular, and our strength training and conditioning for injury prevention sessions will benefit everyone.



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Instructors

Our instructors and trainers are the best. For cardio, strength, cycling, circuit, or small group sessions, you will excel, meeting and even surpassing your fitness goals. Let us introduce you to our team.


Peter Bergamo

Peter Bergamo is owner of Litchfield Hills Fitness and is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. He's a corrective exercise specialist and trains seniors for optimum performance. Peter is also a NASM certified weight loss specialist who focuses on clients' specific needs using proper form, intensity, and frequency to help them be the best they can be. He believes that a fit body will perform best and with a reduced risk of injuries.

Peter Bergamo

Mark Amero:
Master Personal Trainer

Master Level Personal Trainer, Mark Amero. Mark comes to LHF with 13 years of experience, multiple advanced personal training certifications, and gym management experience. He is also a Reaction Cycling, Stick Mobility, and Group Exercise instructor. He has successfully navigated himself into an industry that sometimes values money over compassion, emotional intelligence, and good old-fashioned listening. Meet him once, and you’ll understand why he’s good at what he does.

Mark Amero

Marci Vincitorio

Marci Vincitorio is an AFAA certified personal trainer. She has experience creating and implementing individualized training and conditioning plans for all levels of fitness, whether it's one-on-one, group, or a class environment. Her passion for fitness and for sharing her knowledge to inspire and encourage others is outstanding.

Marci Vincitorio

Leslie Palmer

Leslie Palmer is an ACE certified personal trainer and a certified spinning instructor. Leslie enjoys working with people at all fitness levels and believes that anyone can improve their lifestyle with regular exercise. Leslie is a snowboard instructor, horse trainer, and horseback riding instructor. She also enjoys rowing, aerial adventure park activities, and kayaking.

Leslie Palmer

Carla Angevine

Carla is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor, with a prestigious ACSM certification in personal training. She also holds certifications and specialized training with spinning, urban rebounding, PiYo, and Zumba.

Carla Angevine

Suzanne Blaicher

Suzanne Blaicher is a AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, SPIN instructor and a certified TRX instructor. After naturally losing 50 pounds in her 30’s, she incorporates her fitness accomplishments into a regime of HIIT strength training, a healthful diet and a positive outlook in all of the classes she teaches.


Kim D'Andrea

Kim D'Andrea is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and has been teaching at Litchfield Hills Fitness for over 20 years. She holds certifications and specialized training with Keiser Power Pacing and Urban Rebounding. Kim has an extensive background in dance and before joining us, she taught dance for 15 years in Litchfield and West Hartford.

Kim D'Andrea

Jodi Tenney

Jodi Tenney is a Beachbody certified Turbo Kick instructor. She strives to encourage others to make fitness a part of their lives so that they can be healthy in mind and body. As an instructor who obtained her fitness certification after she turned 40, she wants to inspire others to set goals at every stage of life for personal fulfillment. Jodi's other fitness favorites are Zumba, STEP, and Tabata.

Jodi Tenney

BEttinA Evans

Bettina Evans started practicing Yoga at home when her children were young.  Over time she kept practicing, but also fell in love with different forms of movement, including strength training.  She became a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher in 2017 and enjoys facilitating classes that encourage people to dive within and experience their body and breath.  Eventually, she was invited to start teaching strength classes.  Bettina enjoys creating challenging workouts that can be scaled to any level, where everyone can build strength, balance and stability.

Jessica Travelstead

Gina White

Gina White is a growing yogi. She is 200 hour certified in the Baron Baptiste style of Power Yoga and strives to obtain as much knowledge about the practice of yoga and how to incorporate its grounding foundations into personal work-life balance. Gina chose Power Yoga because of its strong physical sequences connecting to her background in the performing arts as a dancer. Gina toured internationally as a swing in the musical production of Nickelodeon's pop Nicktoon, Rugrats, and also danced with the NLL Boston Blazers dance team. In 2013, Gina began touring with the theatrical shadow dance company Catapult, finalists on NBC's America's Got Talent. Gina studied dance and theatre performance at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and theatre at Southern Connecticut State University. Gina has played TAC on CBS's Bull and lives in Goshen with her family.

Gina White

Rebecca Rasmussen

Rebecca Rasmussen spent her life studying the body through the world of dance. She toured internationally for 12 years with the dance company MOMIX. She is an RYT 200 hour graduate of the Kripalu School of Yoga and Health. Rebecca studies and shares the practice of yoga with the desire to help others love and care for their bodies through movement and exploration.

Rebecca Rasmussen

Matthew Brinckerhoff

Matthew Brinckerhoff has been involved in martial arts and self-defense for over 40 years. Along with being a martial arts/self-defense instructor and a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, he holds a master's degree in phycology. He teaches proactive and reactive strategies for safety in any situation. Matt strives to help people feel confident in keeping themselves safe and to make learning fun. Matt is an avid hiker, cyclist, kayaker, and skier.

Matt Brinckerhoff

Lizzie Kabelka

Lizzie Kabelka is ISSA certified as a personal trainer. She also holds certifications and specialized training in Pilates and Keiser Power Pacing.

Lizzie Kabelka

Matt Pagano

Matt Pagano is a local chiropractor and cycling enthusiast who has been teaching at Litchfield Hills Fitness for 14 years. He enjoys pushing his students to achieve their personal best. Using good motivational music, his classes are more cycling specific with an emphasis on rhythm, pedaling cadence, and power output.

Matt Pagano

Melissa Howard

Melissa Pressmar started her journey toward teaching yoga through meditation and spiritual practice that began in 1997. After many years of personal training, she felt the calling to help others. Melissa has studied holistic health modalities, including aromatherapy and herbalism, all while serving others with Reiki, meditation, chakra, and yoga classes. In addition to teaching yoga at Litchfield Hills Fitness, Melissa owns a Reiki studio, called Balance Within You in Torrington, and leads stand up paddle yoga classes through Sportsmen's of Litchfield during the summer. Melissa is certified in Baptiste style power yoga and sees herself as a lifelong student of the practice.

Melissa Howard

Shelli Rhoads

Shelli Rhoads is a certified spinning instructor and has been teaching indoor cycling for over five years. Fitness has always been an important part of her life, and she loves to inspire and encourage others to make it a priority as well. Shelli is also the Volunteer/Patient Relations Coordinator at The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. In addition to teaching indoor cycling classes, Shelli enjoys running, hiking, and most outdoor forms of exercise.

Shelli Rhoads

Samantha Tilley

Samantha Tilley is a certified Mad Dog Athletics "Johnny G" group spinning instructor. Sam specializes in interval and heart rate training. Sam is also certified in Hatha Yoga through the Yoga Institute of Houston.

Samantha Tilley

Jessica Travelstead

Jessica Travelstead was raised in Litchfield County but moved west to obtain her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After college, she and her husband, both avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, moved to Taos, New Mexico, and then to Portland, Oregon, where Jessica worked for Nike Golf. After receiving her MBA from the University of Denver, she moved back to the East Coast to continue her career in the sports apparel business in NYC. Years later, she returned to Litchfield to raise her children and joined an active real estate practice with The Matthews Group at William Raveis. Jessica also coaches the Washington Montessori tennis team and plays on a 4.0 USTA team. When a tennis injury briefly kept her from doing high impact athletics, she began spinning and ultimately received her SPIN certification to better understand exercise science and bring high cardio, low impact, and fun cross training into her already active life. Jessica loves music, and she creates class profiles that map cycling routes all over the world: Santa Fe to Taos, New Mexico, the 2016 Olympic race courses in Rio, the Green Mountain Challenge Course, stages of the Tour de France, and even local terrain profiles in our beautiful Litchfield County. She provides riders with ranges of gear levels and RPM instruction, so her riders find the perfect balance of output and heart rate. Her classes are great for newbies as well as seasoned riders who love great music and interesting, varied terrain.

Jessica Travelstead

Jill Sahlin

Jill Sahlin is a Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) certified yoga instructor and has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for fourteen years. She completed her 200-hour International Teacher Training Program certification in Kundalini Yoga as well as a 30-hour training program in Radiant Child Yoga (levels 1-3) as part of the Radiant Child Family Yoga certification, both at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Jill also earned her health coach certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and holds a master’s degree in school counseling. Currently, she works full-time as the clinical support coordinator at The Arc of Litchfield County.

Jill Sahlin