Cardio Club Trainers & Instructors!

 

Headshot 2015-2016Raegan Reed

Raegan Reed is an AFAA Certified Fitness and Dance Instructor and was named the “Face of Fitness in Delaware County” by Upstate Life Magazine in 2013. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Dance Education from SUNY Brockport. She also hold’s an Associates Degree in Applied Science with a major in Business and Sales from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her other certifications include YogaFit, Cardio Kickboxing, Urban Rebound, CPR, Silver Sneakers, and she is trained in both Zumba and BOSU.

In December 2009 Raegan became a proud owner and the head of group fitness at The Cardio Club Gym & Delhi Dance Studio in Delhi, NY. In 2013 Reed purchased a building located at 17 Elm Street. Travis Reed Construction remodeled the building formerly known as the Powerhouse Youth Center and gave The Cardio Club & Delhi Dance Studio a new home. Raegan is also a Professor and Fitness Instructor at SUNY Delhi.

Reed has experience instructing people of all ages. Raegan has been a fitness and dance instructor for over 10-years and has had experience teaching Fitness and Dance at Fit For Her and World Gym in Saint Augustine, Florida, as well as at Crunch Gym and Club-H in New York City.

Raegan was the President of The Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce for 4-years and is currently the president and founder of C.L.A.S.I. (The Catskill Ladies Association to Support & Inspire). Raegan volunteers her time teaching fitness throughout the community and New York City. She has volunteered at the Relay For Life for the past two years, the Delhi Senior Housing Facility, Delaware Academy, 4-H Camp and Self-Magazines, Workout in Central Park.

Raegan has appeared numerous times on the WB Morning Show, New York 1 News, WBNG News and other stations performing fitness and dance choreography and discussing health & Wellness.

She has studied and performed at NYU, Alvin Ailey Dance Studio, Broadway Dance Center, The American College Dance Festival, and Heidelberg New Music Festival. Raegan Reed was a featured dancer at the American Theatre of Actors (Off-Broadway) in New York City, where she performed in “Shirley at the Tropicana”. Raegan has written, produced, and hosted a Television Pilot entitled “The List” and has high hopes for its syndication. She has appeared on the WB Morning Show and on New York 1 News multiple times to demonstrate dance choreography. She has appeared on WBNG News twice in 2013 and has also been photographed for The Daily Star, The Delaware County Times, The Walton Reporter, The Watershed Post, Upstate Life Magazine, Jane Magazine and the New York Times.

Raegan hopes to be able to help more people in our community get fit!

Victoria Lundell

Victoria Lundell is originally from Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at the University of Michigan in 1989. After professionally dancing in the Detroit area for several years she then moved to New York City and continued her performing career with the internationally acclaimed Parsons Dance Company, where she also taught workshops and set Mr. Parsons’ works on colleges and conservatories throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe, including the Juilliard School and the Paris Opera Ballet.

In 1994 she began dancing with the prestigious Mark Morris Dance Group, performing frequently at New York City’s Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Zellerbach Theatre in Berkeley, CA, and also in Tel-Aviv, Istanbul and Hong Kong, to name a few. She has had the pleasure of performing both on stage and on film with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in “Falling Down Stairs,” a collaboration between Mr. Ma and Mr. Morris of the music of J.S. Bach’s Third Cello Suites.

Upon retiring from the road, Ms. Lundell pursued studies in anatomy, body analysis and body conditioning with Irene Dowd and Susanna Weiss, and began working privately with clients in NYC on personal fitness. She also began integrating hatha yoga into her work from her studies of B.K.S. Iyengar and Bikram Choudhury, while continuing a part-time free-lance dance career in NYC with several independent choreographers.

Vicky’s more permanent transition from New York City to this beautiful Catskill region is very exciting for her as she hopes to share the discipline and spirit of theatre dance for its breadth of artistic and cultural understanding and musical education. She also wants to share her heartfelt belief that the path to better health can begin with increased awareness of one’s own body, mindful practice, and a community intent upon the continued discovery of such well-being.

Corie Nealis

A Delhi resident & mother of four. She received her MBA from the State University of Albany in 1996. After graduation, she and her husband, Glenn, decided to remain in the Albany area. Corie worked for a Fortune 5 company for five years until the couple decided they needed to make a change. They left their jobs and moved to Glenn’s home town of Delhi.

Within months of the birth of their first child, Corie began offering daycare from her home. Ten years and three more children later, it was time for another change. Her love for exercising and staying fit was the answer.

Both Melissa Wakin-Mostert and Raegan Reed were influential in her decision to pursue a career as a Personal Trainer. Corie received her certification through AFAA in 2010 and soon after launched her Personal Training business, Healthy U!.

While she truly enjoys working 1-on-1 as a Personal Trainer, she also wanted the opportunity to reach out to more people and decided to branch out and offer group fitness classes. She enjoys sharing her love for fitness with people of all different ages & fitness levels and is always eager to challenge both herself and her students with new & fun exercises.
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Gary Leahy

Certified Kettlebell Instructor! Gary Leahy has been training for about 40 years, starting with dips and pull ups for junior high school wrestling. He learned to train in an innovative and unconventional manner during his time in the US Marine Corps. Leahy has been a state trooper for over 30 years and is a senior physical fitness instructor for the State Police. He brings military and police style training to the Cardio Club, which includes his particular specialty, kettlebells. He has been trained in kettlebells , undulating ropes, suspension training and vintage style barbell and dumbell lifting by the Art of Strength in Providence, Rhode Island. He recently became a certified kettlebell instructor under Steve Maxwell.

 

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Ryan Harrington

Originally from Norwich, N.Y. with a B.S. degree in Spanish from SUNY Oneonta and an M.S. degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. His passion for fitness comes from being a competitive swimmer in high school and college and then a runner post higher education. Ryan is a certified spinning instructor through MAD DOGG Athletics, a certified Personal Trainer, as well as a group exercise instructor. Ryan has been with The Cardio Club since October 2013. He believes that anyone can accomplish their health and fitness goals by simply making different choices and adopting an active lifestyle. Ryan feels his job is to believe in his students and to offer them the tools necessary for success. “Find the things you like to do and dedicate yourself tenaciously to them and you will succeed!”
 

“Raegan is always available for help & genuinely just wants everyone to be fit & healthy!
At the age of 35 and the mother of two boys, I found myself with no energy and feeling unfit and unhappy with my body. I then began taking classes with Raegan and quickly noticed a physical and mental change. I felt stronger and more energetic than I did in my twenties and probably even my teens. I noticed definition in my arms for the first time in my life. The classes are hard yet fun at the same time. And the routines are always a little different which challenges your body even more. Raegan explains each move and will help you correct your form to make sure you are benefiting from the exercise to get the best results possible.”
-Heather B-