Litchfield Hills Fitness

(860) 393-0116

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 5 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 5 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 7 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: 7 AM - 2 PM

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 is 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.


Class Schedule
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Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Here's a program to benefit all fitness levels, from athletes to first-time gym goers. This class will teach you proper form and how to build up strength and endurance. Being able to establish a solid foundation in a class of like-minded individuals encourages a forward-thinking mindset to fuel a higher level of fitness for a lifetime.

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 our owner 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

Carla Angevine

Carla Angevine is our Director of Nutritional Counseling. 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

Linda Bender

Linda Bender is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher. Linda is certified in restorative yoga and has taken many workshops with world-renowned teachers such as Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley. In 2011, she completed the first module in "Integrative Yoga Therapy" with Joseph LePage. Linda is a seventh-generation Usui Reiki Master.

Linda Bender

Tonya Benvenuti

Tonya Benvenuti is an AFAA certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. With a passion for helping others meet their fitness goals safely and realistically, Tonya believes that fitness should be enjoyable so that you come back for more. She holds certifications in dance, kickboxing, Pilates, and more.  Former Owner of Downtown Athletics in Ohio.  Tonya has been in the Fitness industry since 2000.

Tonya Benvenuti

Suzanne Blaicher

Suzanne Blaicher is a certified spin instructor with roots at a premier fitness club in New Jersey. She brings high-intensity interval training to her classes. Suzanne hails from New Jersey, where she was a competitive athlete in team sports and an avid runner. She enjoys TRX training to stay fit and healthy.

Suzanne Blaicher

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

Lauren Contorno

Lauren Contorno has been a spin instructor since 2013. Lauren is also a certified teacher and program coordinator at EdAdvance in Litchfield. In her free time, she runs, swims, rides her bike, and spends time with close friends and family. Lauren has two grown children.

Lauren Contorno

Trudy Cox

Trudy Cox is a certified Yoga Alliance 500 hour yoga instructor. She received her Hatha training in Newtown and Vinyasa Flow training at Kripalu School of Yoga in Massachusetts. She currently leads Vinyasa Flow classes at Litchfield Hills Fitness. She teaches Yoga with a sense of humor and compassion. Her class strengthens and challenges the participant with a joyful progression of poses, building from warmups through strength and balancing poses, and ending with a period of rest. An award-winning pastelist and member of the Connecticut Pastel Association, Trudy is newly retired from teaching middle school. She loves animals, hiking, paddle boarding, cross-country skiing, and kayaking. She recently completed hiking most of the Connecticut portion of the Appalachian Trail and is looking forward to her next adventure—hopefully without rattlesnakes this time!

Trudy Cox


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


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


Andrea Lake Meharg

Andrea Lake Meharg received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification at West Hartford Yoga Center. She also received her Chair Yoga certification at Kripalu Center. Andrea's classes are a combination of Vinyasa flow and restorative yoga, designed to connect mind, body, and spirit through breath work and meditative movement while increasing strength and flexibility. Andrea believes in creating safe and accessible yoga classes for all levels.

Andrea Lake Meharg

Julie Nevers

Julie Nevers is an AFAA certified personal trainer, AFAA certified group fitness instructor, and Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED instructor. She enjoys teaching a variety of classes and designing them to accommodate any fitness level. On a personal note, Julie has been an athlete since high school, where she discovered her love of sprinting. She enjoys utilizing the Fit Pit for challenging and creative workouts, circuit training, weight training, and running.

Julie Nevers

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


Meghan Pagano

Meghan is an ACSM certified personal trainer. She has her bachelor's degree in psychology and pre-physical therapy from Mount Saint Mary College. She trains clients of all ages and fitness levels to help them reach a variety of goals.

Meghan Pagano

Leslie Palmer

Leslie Palmer is our Director of Group Fitness. She 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

Melissa Pressmar

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 Pressmar

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


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


Dean Roberts

Dean Roberts holds an AFAA certification as a group fitness instructor and has been teaching at Litchfield Hills Fitness for 12 years. He teaches muscle isolation and is very knowledgeable in body composition and how to target specific muscles through proper form and alignment. Dean is genuinely passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals.

Dean Roberts

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

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

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

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 husband, Neal, and their family.

Gina White

Chris Morse

Chris Morse is an AFAA certified personal trainer with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. Chris puts a high emphasis on proper body mechanics and injury reduction. With high energy and a passion for fitness, he can create holistic programs for clients that are fun, safe, and effective.

Chris Morse