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Competitor of the Month

April, 2011

Adult - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Mickey

Hometown:   Randolph, New Jersey
Age: Old enough to drive a car

Height: 5’5”
Occupation: Equities Trader


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To control my weight through a balance of nutrition and exercise.

PHYSICAL ACHIEVEMENT:
Being able to do full sit-ups with weights or a core ball, and being able to do lots of real push-ups

HOW YOU GOT STARTED AT CATZ
After 3 months of searching for a gym, I came across CATZ online and attended an Open House to learn more. Right away I could tell that CATZ was for “real people” looking to get healthy.


Getting to know Mickey

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORIABLE CATZ MOMENT?
The first time I was able to get through the entire warm-up without needing a rest!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES?
Favorite: Anything that uses a dumbbell
Least Favorite: Anything that has to do with running


FAVORITE FOOD?
Super crunchy Skippy peanut butter

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Rock-n-Roll and also Jazz/Blues

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Anything Sci-fi


DESCRIBE AN OBSTACLE YOU HAVE HAD TO OVERCOME:
Getting over the notion that I “couldn’t run or do anything physical”.

“The great thing about CATZ is that everyone here – the coaches, the nutritionist, the chiropractor, and most importantly, the members themselves, are all real
people. They all just want to get in shape and help us get healthy. CATZ has helped to improve my self-esteem and get me in great physical condition."

  - Mickey

Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Peter

Hometown:   Selden, New York
School:  Selden High School

Age:16

Height: 5’9”
Sport: Baseball


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To improve my core strength, endurance, and upper body strength to help my on the field performance.

HOW YOU GOT STARTED AT CATZ
I heard about CATZ from my baseball coach, and now I love it!

Getting to know Peter

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES?
FAVORITE: Med Ball Hip Toss
LEAST: Burpees


FAVORITE MOVIE?
iRobot

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Alternative

LITTLE KNOWN FACT?
I like learning about the Navy, Army and Marines


FAVORITE FOOD?
Sushi


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Yankees and Rangers

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My Dad


“I really enjoy the CATZ exercises and their ability to keep them exciting and different each time I workout. I have seen vast improvement in my strength and endurance since coming to CATZ. I also appreciate the comfort and friendship that my teammates and I share with our CATZ coaches."

  - Peter, age 16

Jr. Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete

Marielle

Hometown:   Commack, New York
School: Commack Middle School
Age:
 11
Height:  5'2"

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To get myself to be a little bit faster, and also to learn how to do a back handspring.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
Making the Honor Roll at Commack Middle School..

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My friend Sarah Riordan attended CATZ and she told me all about it.

Getting to know Marielle

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Mountain Climbers
Least: Burpees

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Science

FAVORITE FOOD?
Pizza

FAVORITE Movie?
Eclipse

FAVORITE MUSIC?

Pink and Katie Perry

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?
Fashion Institue of Technology

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Mom

“CATZ is a really great place for kids to workout and stay healthy. I enjoy doing the classes, and I have made such great friends over the years in the Youth Fitness program."

  - Marielle, age 11

Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Charlie

Hometown:   Hauppauge, New York
School:   Hauppauge High School

Age:17

Height: 6’3”
Sport: Football & Lacrossel


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

Reach the highest standards for the NROTC physical test and go to one of my top colleges with NROTC.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:
Running out onto the field at Stony Brook University for the Suffolk County Championship football game.

HOW YOU GOT STARTED AT CATZ
I started with my football team in 9th grade and have be coming ever since. CATZ has been amazing for me!

Getting to know Charlie

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES?
FAVORITE: The Spider Stretch
LEAST: Heel Walks


FAVORITE MOVIES?
The Dark Knight / Rudy

FAVORITE MUSIC?
AC/DC

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?
Villanova, Georgetown or Fordham


CAREER CHOICE IN MIND?
Join the ROTC and become a Naval Officer


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The J-E-T-S…..Jets, Jets, Jets…!!!

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My Dad and Andrew Dow


“CATZ helps you to become an extremely well-rounded athlete and gives you every opportunity to succeed on the field. It has helped my footwork, agility and stamina tremendously since I have been coming here.”

  - Charlie, age 17

Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Daniel

Hometown:   Kings Park, New York
School:   Kings Park High School

Age:15

Height: 5’4”
Sport: Baseball


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

Become the starting pitcher for JV baseball and get called up to Varsity for the playoffs.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:
Hitting a 2 RBI singe for JV baseball to win the game when we were down by 1 run.

HOW YOU GOT STARTED AT CATZ
My found out about it and I wanted to get stronger for baseball.

Getting to know Daniel

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES?
FAVORITE: Med Ball Wall Throws
LEAST: Plate Push.


FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Science & Gym

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Chris Webby and Wiz Khalifa

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?
Notre Dame or Syracuse


CAREER CHOICE IN MIND?
Sports Agent or Lawyer


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Yankees and Rangers

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My Dad and Mom


“At first it is hard, but then it gets easier. The people at CATZ are very nice and want to help you. It is worth it to put in the work”

  - Daniel, age 15

Adult - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Howard

Hometown:   Middle Island, New York
Age:47

Height: 5’5”
Sport: Golf


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I would like to reduce my body fat to below 19%

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
Had my longest drive ever at 270 yards and my lowest round ever (79) at Huntington Country Club.

HOW YOU GOT STARTED AT CATZ
I was seeking a place to do weight bearing exercises to improve my bone density.

Getting to know Howard

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My nieces Sarah, Lydia and Katy.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES?
Favorite: Med Ball Hip Toss.
Least Favorite: Side Shuffles


FAVORITE FOOD?
Spare Ribs

COACH'S NAME?
Eric & Kristin

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Godfather


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: New York Giants

DESCRIBE AN OBSTACLE YOU HAVE HAD TO OVERCOME:
Having 2 hips that need to be replaced. Working hard with the proper guidance has helped me avoid having surgery.

“Working hard and consistently will have you on the path to reaching the goals you set for yourself. The nutrition aspect is also important and the information
given to me by Michelle continues to be integral toward reaching my future goals”

  - Howard, age 47

Jr. Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete

Josh

Hometown:   Commack, New York
School: Commack MIddle School
Age:
 12

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

I want to get into better shape and continue to build strength and endurance. I would also like to make the middle school track team.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
Beating my previous best time in the mile run in Phys. Ed. by over 2 minutes

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My mom found out about it and we both started
working out together.

Getting to know Josh

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Sprints
Least: Burpees

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Social Studies

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
New York Mets

FAVORITE FOOD?

Pizza

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Young Frankenstein

FAVORITE MUSIC?
The Grateful Dead

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Family

“I really like coming to CATZ. It has made me become stronger and faster. The workouts are hard but a lot of fun!”

  - Josh, age 12

Adult - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Lisa

Hometown:   Commack, New York
Age:43

Height: 5’6”
Profession: Physician Assistant


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To lose those last 20 lbs and continue to build my strength and endurance

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Raising my 2 amazing boys!

HOW YOU GOT STARTED AT CATZ
My neighbors Warren, Craig and Howie. I started with the fall challenge 1 year ago and was hooked from day one

Getting to know Lisa

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My parents and my husband

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES?
Favorite: Sprints & Plate Push.
Least Favorite: Burpees


FAVORITE FOOD?
Sushi and Lobster

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Alternative/Rock

FAVORITE MOVIE?
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest


FAVORITE HOBBY:Hiking and Skiing

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: New York Mets

“CATZ is unlike any other workout. The classes never get boring as they are always changing. You get the benefits of personal training with amazing coaches and the camaraderie and competitive aspects of a group environment.”

  - Lisa, age 43

Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Kaitlin

Hometown:  Smithtown, New York
School: Accompsett Middle School
Age:
13
Height: 5'0"

Sports: Lacrosse

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:
I want to improve my running ability and continue to get good grades.


ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
Making the LI Top Guns travel LAX team 2 years in a row.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I wanted to improve my speed in running and I really wanted to do something to help me stay in shape.


Getting to know Kaitlin

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
FAVORITE: Planks
LEAST: Dolly Tucks.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT?
When I placed 2nd overall in a lacrosse tournament the first time the LI Top Guns played as a team.

COLLEGE YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?

Northwestern University

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Blind Side

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
Northwestern Wildcats

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? My Paternal Grandfather

“I love coming to CATZ. I have improved a lot in my running ability. The trainers make you work hard, but they make the exercises fun to do!”

  - Kaitlin, age 13

Jr. Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Adult

Alec

Hometown:   Melville, New York
Age:9

School: Sunquam Elementary School
Sports: Football and Basketball


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I want to get stronger, faster and smarter!

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:
Scoring my first basket in my basketball game.

HOW YOU GOTT STARTED AT CATZ
My mom got me started here. I did my free trial and I
loved it. I’ve been coming ever since!

Getting to know Alec

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES?
Favorite: Careoka
Least: Inside Touches


FAVORITE MOVIE? The Karate Kid

FAVORITE MUSIC? Heavy Metal

FAVORITE FOOD?
Lamb Chops


FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Math

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: New York Mets and Giants


WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My Mom, Dad and Aunt Lauren

“CATZ has made me feel stronger and helped me become better at sports. It has really made me love exercise!”

  - Alec, age 95

Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Matthew

Hometown:  Brentwood, New York
School: Graduated The Hotchkiss School
Age:
19
Height: 5'10"

Sports: Ice Hockey

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:
I want to be a leading contributor on a Junior A Hockey
Team.


ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
Making teams in both the USHL and BCHL.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
Brian wouldn’t stop sending me e-mails to come check it out. I finally came in and I liked it a lot.


Getting to know Matthew

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
FAVORITE: Warm-up
LEAST: Bear Crawls.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT?
Scoring the game winner in OT against Avon my senior year. I have never beat them in my previous three years at school.

FAVORITE FOOD?
Steak and Potatoes

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Batman Dark Knight

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Hip Hop

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? My Parents.

“CATZ workouts are intense. They are like no workout I have ever done. The feeling after every day is like I became a little better and that’s what every Athlete wants.”
  - Matthew, age 19

Adult - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Adult

Danielle

Hometown:   Ronkonkoma, New York
Age:45

Height: 5’2”
Profession: Beverage Distributor


GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I want to continue working out, feeling healthy and toning up.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Finally understanding that learning life’s lessons the first time around is so much easier then when you repeat the lessons over and over again

HOW YOU GOT STARTED AT CATZ
I watched a friend workout and wanted to get back into shape!

Getting to know Danielle

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My grandmother.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE EXERCISES?
Favorite: Ladder.
Least Favorite: Burpees


FAVORITE MOVIE? The Blind Side

FAVORITE MUSIC? Hip Hop

FAVORITE FOOD?
Mozzarella and tomato


FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Bahamas

“It is a great opportunity to get healthy and fit in a fun social environment. No matter what your limitations are, even though your in a group setting, the trainer will adjust your workout to fit your individual needs”

  - Danielle, age 45

Jr. Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete

Jessica

Hometown:   Smithtown, New York
School: Hauppauge HS
Age:
 14
Sports: Cross Country & Softball

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

I want to continue playing Softball and Cross Country, as
well as keeping my GPA above a 95.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:
Coming in 4th place out of Hauppauge in a very important track meet.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My brother got a flyer through school and I decided I
wanted to try it out.

Getting to know Jessica

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Plank
Least: Burpees

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Social Studies and Science

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
New York Yankees

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Harry Potter

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Top 40

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?
Cornell
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Mom

“CATZ is a fun way to stay active and have fun while still staying in shape. It has helped me stay in shape during the summer while I haven’t been playing any sports. It’s a fun and healthy way to stay active!”

  - Jessica, age 14

Commack CHALLENGE Winners

Adults

1st Place-  Ana Nicou
2nd Place- Karen Budney
3rd Place- Julie Altman
4th Place – Lisa Morris

Rookie of the Year –Laura Sue Tuccillo

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!!

Youth
YOUTH FITNESS
1st Place-  Colleen Flynn
2nd Place- Giovanna Calderon & Kaylee Mercer
3rd Place- Lauren Wolk

SF/CA
1st place- Matt Schmidt
2nd place- Howard Svensson
3rd Place –Sharon Spinner

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!!

Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Joe

Hometown:   West Islip, New York
School: West Islip High School
Age:
15
Height: 5'8"

Sports: Wrestling

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:
I want to win the wrestling league championship
(Individual and Team).


ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
High Bo- Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and making the “A” Football team.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I heard about it through Razor Wrestling and came in for
my free trial.


Getting to know Nick

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Medicine Ball Slams
Least: Plate Pushes

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Social Studies

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS?
Philadelphia Eagles

FAVORITE FOOD?
Pizza

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Hangover

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Rock Music

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND? Hofstra

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? My Grandfather.

“CATZ has helped get me in the best shape of my life and helped with my athleticism . I recommend it to all my friends who are training for sports. I’m in better
shape than most of my opponents and can usually outlast them because of CATZ”

  - Joe, age 15

Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Nick

Hometown:   Smithtown, New York
School: Mt. Pleasant Elementary
Age:
10
Sports: Football & Basketball

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:
I want to make the “A” team in football, make the honor roll in middle school and make the travel basketball team.


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:
High Bo- Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and making the “A” Football team.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I was recommended by my football coach to improve my speed, agility and strength.


Getting to know Nick

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Medicine Ball Slams
Least: Russian Twists

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Math and Science

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS?
Miami Heat and the Tar Heels

FAVORITE FOOD?
Manicotti

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Mighty Ducks 3

FAVORITE MUSIC?
By Big Kid and Bon Jovi

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND? UNC

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? My Parents, my older brother and my little brother.

“The First day was grueling and hard but as time has passed I have gotten stronger, quicker and more balanced. For these reasons the workouts have become more manageable and I enjoy coming to CATZ.”

  - Nick, age 10

Jr. Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Jr. Athlete
Robert

Hometown:   Medford, New York
School: Charles E. Walters Elementary School 
Age:
9
Sports: Baseball & Basketball

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:
To get faster and stronger. I also want to get my white shirt!


MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:

Running a 60 yard touchdown down the middle of the field!


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:
I Improved my grades and I made the band for the spring concert.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My older brother Tyler started working out here and I wanted to try it.


Getting to know Robert

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Hoop Jumps
Least: Water Buckets

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Math

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS?
The Yankees, Giants & Knicks

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Yes Man

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Hip-Hop

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? My Dad

CATZ is a great place to work-out and get in better shape. The trainers are nice and helpful; especially Kristin!

  - Robert, age 9

Adult - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Gerry

Hometown:   Smithtown, New York
Age: 40
Height: 5’ 11”
Profession: CPA & Financial Advisor

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I want to improve my speed, stamina and I want to build
muscle. I also want to improve my tennis game.


GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
My family. My wife and two kids.


HOW YOU GOT STARTED WITH CATZ?
I drove by it every day on the way to work. I decided to check out the website and try it out. I started with 2x/week and moved up to 3/x after 2 months.


Getting to know Gerry

WHO ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My parents and my wife..

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Sprints.
Least Favorite: Reverse Bear Crawls

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM? New York Yankees

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Shawshank Redemption

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Aruba

FAVORITE FOOD? Italian

“I’ve worked out in various gyms my whole life, most of the time going through the motions of a boring workout routine. The CATZ workout is almost impossible to replicate in a normal gym. Each class is completely different than the next and it has helped improve my fitness level dramatically. I also like the group environment because it provides motivation and a competitiveness to the workout.”


  - Gerry, age 40

Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Athlete

Julie

Hometown:   Commack, New York
School: Commack Middle School
Age:
 13
Height: 5' 2"
Sports: Softball

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I want to make the JV softball team.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
I was a starting pitcher on a Williamsport summer
league team.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My Dad pushed me into going. I really didn’t want to at
first, but now I’m thanking him!


Getting to know Julie

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Planks
Least: Speed Lunges .

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Parents

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL? Math and Science

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Mean Girls

FAVORITE FOOD?
Baked Ziti

FAVORITE MUSIC? Nevershoutnever and We The Kings

SPECIFIC CAREER CHOICE IN MIND? I want to become an Architect.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM? New York Yankees

“The first few weeks I started coming to CATZ I hated it and thought it was too hard for me. Now, I see that it is not too hard, I just have to push myself. Also, my speed and strength have improved so much.”

  - Julie, age 13

Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Athlete

Nelson

Hometown:   Commack, New York
School: Commack High School
Age:
 15
Height: 5' 2"

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I would like to earn my gold shirt at CATZ and grow.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
My team and I have won state championships, the
North-Eastern Region Premier League and the Disney
Showcase.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My coach recommended I come and try it out.


Getting to know Nelson

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES? My favorite is the Viper and my least favorite is the push-up walk.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Father

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL? Global History

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Hangover

FAVORITE FOOD?
Mac and Cheese

COACHES NAMES? John and Charlie

SPECIFIC CAREER CHOICE IN MIND? Become a Physical Therapist

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM? Bayern Munchen

“It is a great workout that really gets the blood flowing. Also, speedball rocks!!!”

  - Nelson, age 15

Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Athlete

Julia

Hometown:   Commack, New York
School: Commack Middle School
Age:
 11
Height: 4' 11"

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To continue to increase my strength and my speed. I also want to make the soccer and lacrosse teams at my middle
school.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT:
I play travel soccer and lacrosse all year round!

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I came to a trial class with my older sister and loved it!


Getting to know Julia

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES? My favorite is the dolly tuck and my least favorite is the bear crawl.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Parents

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Social Studies

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Blind Side

FAVORITE FOOD?
Cheese Burgers

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?

Princeton University

SPECIFIC CAREER CHOICE IN MIND?
I want to become a lawyer

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM? New York Yankees

“CATZ is a great place to exercise at. It helps increase your speed,
strength and stamina.”

  - Julia, age 11

Jr. Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Blake & Josh

Hometown:   Smithtown, New York
School: Accompsett Elementary School 
Age:
8 and a half
Sports: Basketball, Baseball, & Football

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:

Blake- I was the only member on my team to score all
the points during one of my football games.
Josh- I ran the football down the whole field and scored
a touchdown in a football game!


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
Our Mom signed us up in the summer after our trial.
Dr. Germano introduced it to our mom and us!


Getting to know Blake & Josh

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Blake- Wall Sits Josh- The Ladder
Least: Blake- Water Buckets Josh- Sit-ups

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Blake- Math Josh- Math

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
Blake- Yankees Josh- Yankees

FAVORITE FOOD?
Blake- Steak Josh- Chicken Cutlets

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? Our Dad!

“CATZ has made me like to exercise and I look forward to coming to every class. It has helped me with doing better in my sports. I look forward to getting stronger!”

  - Blake, age 8 and a half

“When I started CATZ I really did not put a lot of effort into running. Since I started, my running has improved and I did so much better in football during my second season!”

  - Josh, age 8 and a half

Adult - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Darlene

Hometown:   Commack, New York
Age: 38
Height: 5’4.5”
Profession: Manager

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To be stronger, faster and leaner!


GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Having 3 beautiful children. At CATZ it would be finishing the challenge and not in last place or even close to it!


HOW YOU GOT STARTED WITH CATZ?
By watching my daughter do her performance class ,I decided I’d rather be doing the class and not just watching.


Getting to know Darlene

WHO ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My family, husband and my children.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Anything with weights.
Least Favorite: Running

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM? New York Rangers

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Beaches

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Florida

FAVORITE FOOD? Home-made chicken soup
“CATZ is a great workout. It is always changing so it never gets boring
and it continues to push your limits!!!”


  - Darlene, age 38

Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Athlete

Brendan

Hometown:   Bay Shore, New York
School: Bay Shore High School
Age:
 17
Height: 6' 1"

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I want make All-County and get stronger.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:
I Scored the winning goal in the playoffs against Middle-Country last season.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My Friend, Shae Mullins, recommended that I come and try it out. I did and I loved it.


Getting to know Brendan

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES? My favorite is the plate push and my least favorite is the push-up pyramid.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Dad and Mom

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL? Physics

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Usual Suspects

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?
U.S. Naval Academy

FAVORITE FOOD?
Steak

SPECIFIC CAREER CHOICE IN MIND? Naval Aviator

FAVORITE MUSIC? Dave Matthews Band

“Training at CATZ gets you in a lot better shape than you could ever get yourself in. If you go consistently you will definitely see a noticeable improvement!”

  - Brendan, age 17

Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Athlete

Bridget

Hometown:   Greenlawn, New York
School: Harborfields High School
Age:
 15
Height: 5' 2"

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I want to receive all-county honors in girls lacrosse and
make the Empire State lacrosse team.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:
I made the varsity lacrosse team at my high school as an
8th grader.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I came here three years ago with my Yellow Jackets lacrosse team.


Getting to know Bridget

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES? My favorite is the plate push. I don’t have a least favorite. I like them all!

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Parents

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Biology and AP World History

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Seabiscuit

FAVORITE FOOD?
Ravioli

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?

Johns Hopkins University

SPECIFIC CAREER CHOICE IN MIND?
Go tomedical school

FAVORITE MUSIC? Jazz

“CATZ is an excellent program because it combines strength training with speed and agility. It always prepares me for lacrosse pre-season in the spring. I love the personalized coaching and the encouraging environment.”

  - Bridget, age 15

Jr. Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Giovanna

Hometown:   Commack, New York
School: Commack Middle School
Age:
 12
Height: 4' 10”

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To become healthier and to be in better physical shape .
I also want to have more strength and stamina.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTT:
I was just elected to student council at Commack Middle
School and I am on the high honor role with a 92.6 average.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My parents thought I should exercise more. They signed me up for CATZ and I loved it!


Getting to know Giovanna

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES? My favorite exercises are ones where we work with weights and my least favorites are the warm-up exercises.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT?
I scored the winning goal at soccer camp!

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL? RLA

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?
NYU or St. John's

FAVORITE FOOD?
Arroz con Pollo

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? My parents!

“Here at CATZ I was introduced to new exercises. I love coming to CATZ. Before I never liked to work-out. Now, I have my own weights and I love to exercise! I also have a great trainer, Kristin!”

  - Giovanna, age 12

Adult - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Christine

Hometown:   Nesconset, New York
Age: 39
Height: 5’2”
Profession:  Investigative Auditor

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To run a half-marathon and to run a 5K under a 9 minute mile

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Raising 3 wonderful children who are 11, 8 and 6 while my husband and I work full time.


HOW YOU GOT STARTED WITH CATZ?
MY BFF Josie told me I should come to class-It was fun and a great workout. I have been coming for almost a year now and almost never miss a class. I love it!


Getting to know Christine

WHO ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My parents, my husband and my children.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Ab work and ladder/cone workouts.
Least Favorite: Plate pushes

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM? New York Giants

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Sound of Music

FAVORITE MUSIC?
80's Anything

FAVORITE FOOD? Eggplant Parmigiana

“I have always exercised on and off and have never in my life been anything close to athletic! Training at CATZ has allowed me to start running road races and overall has made me feel the best I ever have!!!”


  - Christine, age 39

Adult - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Peter

Hometown:   Northport, New York
Age: 38
Height: 6’0”

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I want to continue to inprove my health and increase my strength.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
My wife and kids


HOW YOU GOT STARTED WITH CATZ?
I was passing by, saw the sign and checked out the website. I took the free trial class and was hooked.


Getting to know Peter

WHO ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Parents

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
My favorite is push-ups and my least favorite is reverse bear crawls.

DESCRIBE AN OBSTACLE YOU HAVE HAD TO OVERCOME?
I have damage in both knees. I have learned to build the muscles around the knee to be able to continue to exercise and ski. CATZ had helped a lot!

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM? New York Jets

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Caddyshack

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Blues/ Rock and the great music Eric selects for our workouts.

“CATZ and the group training experience has been great. No two workouts are ever the same. You just show up and do what you’re told. Everyone is friendly and the trainers are excellent."

  - Peter, age 38

Athlete - Commack

Competitor of the Month - Athlete

Billy

Hometown:   Hauppauge, New York
School: Pines Elementary
Age:
 10
Height: 5' 0"

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

I want to increase my overall speed, strength and agility.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:
I Scored the winning goal in a lacrosse tournament to win the division.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I took an introductory class and I enjoyed the class and instructor, so I asked my parents to enroll me for the winter.


Getting to know Billy

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES? My favorite is the plate push and my least favorite is the plank exercise.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Family

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL? Social Studies

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Blindside

FAVORITE FOOD?
Steak, Corned Beef and Subway

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM? Texas Football, Duke Lacrosse and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

FAVORITE MUSIC? Pop, Rap and Rock

“I have enjoyed the classes and instructors and I feel that going to CATZ helped me Improve as an athlete!”

  - Thomas, age 10

Jr. Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Lauren

Hometown:   Commack, New York
School: Commack Middle School
Age:
 13
Height: 5' 2.50”

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To get into all honors classes and continue doing well at CATZ.

ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTT:
Running a mile in 9 and a half minutes at school.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I did a trial class with my sister and two friends and we loved it and decided to join.


Getting to know Lauren

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST-FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES? My favorite exercise is mountain climbers and my least favorites are push-ups and burpees.

SPECIFIC ACADEMIC GOALS OR CAREER CHOICES IN MIND?
I want to be a lawyer.

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL? Spanish and Math

COACHES NAME?
Kristin Godfrey

WHAT COLLEGE DO YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?
NYU

FAVORITE FOOD?
Ice Cream

WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? My mom, dad, sister and friends

“CATZ is a great place that lets kids and adults have fun and enjoy exercising. You get to learn new and fun activities. I love coming to CATZ!”

  - Lauren, age 13

Athlete - Commack
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Alexa

Hometown:   Commack, New York
School: Commack Middle School
Sports:
Soccer and Lacrosse
Age:
 11
Height: 4' 8.25”

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To make my school soccer and lacorsse teams, to work towards my Gold shirt at CATZ, and to become an even better athlete.

MOST MEMORABLE SPORTS MOMENT:
Becoming undefeated Division 1 champs in soccer, and also meeting my favorite hockey player in the world, Henrik Lundquist.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I won four free Performance classes in the Commack Lacrosse raffle and I have been coming ever since!


Getting to know Alexa

DESCRIBE AN OBSTACLE THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME
I fractured my pinky and also had tendonitis in my knees. I learned that I have to properly train, prepare and rest my body for all sports.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My mom, my dad, Derek Jeter and Henrik Lundquist

COLLEGE YOU HOPE TO ATTEND?
Northwestern College

FAVORITE MOVIE? Kicking and Screaming

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Pop, Rock and Country

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
New York Rangers

FAVORITE FOOD?
My Aunt's homemade crumb cake

“CATZ is a fun way to increase your athletic ability and get yourself in-shape for your sports. I find it relaxing and something that I always look forward to each week. I also find CATZ very good for my mind and of course, my body.”

  - Alexa, age 11

Adult - Levittown
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Maria

Hometown:   Wantagh, New York
Age: 32
Height: 5’4”
Occupation: Domestic Diva

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To improve my overall fitness level and to run in a half marathon.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
My son of course!.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
A good friend of mine told me about the program and took me to my first session. I’ve been hooked ever since! Thanks Jamie!


Getting to know Maria

WHO ARE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Family

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Russian Twists, and Planks
Least Favorite: Burpees and any animal crawls

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Rope Ladders
Least favorite: Bear Crawls

FAVORITE FOOD? Lobster and Baked Clams

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Some Like it Hot

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Anything from Classic Rock to Dance and Hop-Hop

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Disney World and Italy

“Training at CATZ has been terrific. Brenda Hager is not only supportive but she also helps push me to achieve fitness levels that I didn’t think were possible for me. I can honestly say that for the first time in my life, it’s not about a number on a scale or on a clothing tag, rather it’s about feeling stronger and feeling great. Thank you Brenda and CATZ!

  - Maria, age 32

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Wendy

Hometown:   Fort Salonga, New York
Age:  42
Height: 5’ 5”
Occupation: Teacher

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To improve my conditioning to the point where I can fully complete the Cow Harbor Day run.


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Of course…my kids!.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
After watching my son workout at CATZ for over a year, I decided that I wanted to get in shape and be part of the experience too!


Getting to know Wendy

MAJOR OBSTACLE YOU HAD TO OVERCOME?
Lyme disease, as it taught me to enjoy life one day at a time.

LITTLE KNOW FACT ABOUT YOU?
That I might actually just be “a little” neurotic.

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Rope Ladders
Least favorite: Bear Crawls

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Kindergarten Cop

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Billy Joel / Elton John

FAVORITE FOOD?
Lobster and Baked Clams

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Nevis

“What can I say? CATZ is addicting…! It took a lot for me to finally step-up and try my first class, but once I did, I was hooked! I strongly suggest that if you are even remotely interested in getting in shape, push yourself and take the trial class…it is so worth it!”
  - Wendy, age 42

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Wendy

Hometown:   Fort Salonga, New York
Age:  42
Height: 5’ 5”
Occupation: Teacher

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To improve my conditioning to the point where I can fully complete the Cow Harbor Day run.


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Of course…my kids!.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
After watching my son workout at CATZ for over a year, I decided that I wanted to get in shape and be part of the experience too!


Getting to know Wendy

MAJOR OBSTACLE YOU HAD TO OVERCOME?
Lyme disease, as it taught me to enjoy life one day at a time.

LITTLE KNOW FACT ABOUT YOU?
That I might actually just be “a little” neurotic.

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Rope Ladders
Least favorite: Bear Crawls

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Kindergarten Cop

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Billy Joel / Elton John

FAVORITE FOOD?
Lobster and Baked Clams

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Nevis

“What can I say? CATZ is addicting…! It took a lot for me to finally step-up and try my first class, but once I did, I was hooked! I strongly suggest that if you are even remotely interested in getting in shape, push yourself and take the trial class…it is so worth it!”
  - Wendy, age 42

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Robert

Hometown:   Ridge, New York
Age:  34
Height: 6’ 1”
Occupation: IT Director

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

Increase my muscle mass and lower my body fat, and to also continue improving my Triathlon and road race times.


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Finishing my first 70.3 Half Ironman – and completing any race with my wife and kids waiting at the finish line.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
Our office heard about the “Power Lunch” back in October of 2008, and I have been going 3x a week ever since!


Getting to know Robert

DESCRIBE AN OBSTACLE HAD TO OVERCOME?
I crashed on my bike around mile 20 of 56 in my first Half Ironman. Fortunately, my bike and my bones were good enough to continue the race. I learned that you shouldn’t give up and can almost always get “back on the bike” and keep going to the finish.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT YOU?

I climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa with my wife in 2006

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My wife and my children

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Disney World with the family

FAVORITE MUSIC? Phish

FAVORITE MOVIE? Iron Man

“I have finally found a workout that is diverse enough to improve my fitness and makes me want to keep coming back for more. I liked it so much that my wife and kids are now hooked too! The great staff, terrific athletes and amazing workouts make CATZ a homerun for everyone.”
  - Robert, age 34

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Victoria

Hometown:   Queens, New York
Age:  46
Height: 5’ 7”
Occupation: Law Enforcement / NYPD

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To lose 25lbs, to reduce my recovery time in between each exercise, and to retire in October 2010!


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Raising two happy, healthy and well-adjusted teenage boys in a “Gotta Have It Now, Me First” society.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My son was working out here in Lacrosse performance training classes, so I decided to give the Adult class a try.


Getting to know Victoria

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Planks / Least Favorite: Bear Crawl Suicides

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My mother and other strong women just like her.

LITTLE KNOW FACT ABOUT YOU?
I ride a motorcycle

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Beaches

SPORTS TEAM?
The New York Mets

FAVORITE FOOD?
Sushi

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Hawaii

FAVORITE HOBBY?
Gardening

“I have worked out at many other gyms and with other trainers before coming to CATZ, and they all fall short of the workout I get here. Eric and the other Coaches know a million and ten different exercises, so even with my limitations, I know that I am still able to get a completely exhausting and beneficial workout.”
  - Victoria, age 46

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Jon

Hometown:   Commack, New York
Age:  48
Height: 5’ 10”
Occupation: Vice President of Software Sales

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To lose another 10 lbs and continue to tone and build better muscle definition.


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Helping to raise 2 wonderful daughters.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I have known Eric for a number of years from another facility and he convinced me to give the CATZ workout a try. I had my first trial workout and haven’t stopped coming here since!


Getting to know Jon

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Anything that involves weights
Least Favorite: Bear Crawls (but of course!)

DESCRIBE AN OBSTACLE YOU OVERCAME?
I have had both of my hips replaced over the last 6 years and I am now in the best shape of my life. Lesson learned is that hard work will usually get you over a challenge and help you to accomplish your goals.

SPORTS TEAM?
New York Jets

FAVORITE FOOD?
Steak

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Any Caribbean Island

FAVORITE HOBBIES?
Cooking

LITTLE KNOWN FACT.
I’m a good baker - brownies are my specialty!

“You will always be surprised at what you can accomplish if you just try. The CATZ Adult Fitness program is rigorous, but it can be adapted for different levels of fitness and for limitations due to previous injury. If you push past your inclination to say “Oh, I have a bad knee or bad back”, you will surprised at what you are able to achieve. CATZ Adult Fitness has been terrific!”
  - Jon, age 48

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Diane

Hometown:   Commack, New York
Age:  48
Height: 5’ 7”
Occupation: Bookkeeper

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To eat better, cook healthier for my family, and of course, keep up with my CATZ workouts!


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
In life: raising my beautiful girls
At CATZ: being able to do regular push-ups!


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I saw the “Where Athletes Train” sign out front, and as a former athlete, I decided to stop in and give it a shot.


Getting to know Diane

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: A tie between any running exercise and Planks.
Least Favorite: Burpees

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My entire extended family of 16!

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Pop and Country

SPORTS TEAM?
The New York Mets

FAVORITE FOOD?
Pasta

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Aruba

FAVORITE HOBBIES?
Watching "The Biggest Loser"

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT YOU?
I love to meet my friends our for drinks.

“When I took my first trial class I thought I would never be able to keep this up for the long-term. Now almost a full year later, CATZ has brought me to a level of “fit” that I feel very good about at age 48. Thank you Eric and CATZ!”
  - Diane, age 48

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
John & Lorraine

Hometown:   Smithtown, New York
Age:  John: 54 / Lorraine: 38
Height:  John: 5’ 8” / Lorraine: 5’ 7”
Occupation: John: Drywall Contractor / Lorraine: Mom

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

John: To help coach Hauppauge Youth Wrestlers and teach them about values, hard work and team spirit.
Lorraine: To get my kids more active in sports and exercise.


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
John: Being happily married and providing for my family.
Lorraine: My family.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
We were signing our son up for Performance classes and noticed an Adult Class going on at the same time.


Getting to know John & Lorraine

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: John - Working with Weights / Lorraine - Bear Crawls & Wall Sits
Least Favorite: John - Burpies & Reverse Bear Crawls / Lorraine - Burpies

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT YOU?
John: I really hate to work out!
Lorraine: I was a Personal Trainer for 5 Years.

FAVORITE HOBBY? John: Golf / Lorraine: Volleyball

FAVORITE FOOD? John: Everything bad for you / Lorraine: Pizza & Beer

SPORTS TEAM? John: NY Jets / Lorraine: Buffalo Bills

VACATION SPOT? John: Las Vegas / Lorraine: Lake George, NY

“I have been working out my whole life but never experienced a workout that was so intense, yet so much fun at the same time! I really enjoy working out with my husband and other people - I never get bored."
  - Lorraine, age 38


“I never thought a gym could get me as healthy and in-shape as I was while wrestling in school. However, after my first workout at CATZ I knew this was for me! With help from a nutritionist and working out at CATZ, my cholesterol has improved and I lost 22 lbs!"
  - John, age 54

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Karen

Hometown:   Smithtown, New York
Age:  35
Height:  5’ 8”
Occupation: Assistant VP, Purchasing

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To continue working out at CATZ as much as I have been
over the last nine months.


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Having my two children 18 months apart and “surviving”!


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My sister kept telling me I had to try CATZ – but I was scared to death! I finally told myself I had to get out there – and after my first workout, I was immediately hooked!


Getting to know Karen

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Bear Crawls
Least Favorite: A tie between Lunges & anything that goes backwards

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My husband, my immediate family and my in-lawsc

FAVORITE MUSIC? I listen to a little bit of everything

FAVORITE MOVIE? Super Troopers

FAVORITE FOODSc? Italian and Sushi

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
I haven’t quite found it yet

FAVORITE HOBBIES?
Snowboarding

“The CATZ workout is truly the best I have ever experienced. Going to other gyms I could never push myself (or be pushed) like I am at CATZ. To be able to
experience Eric’s training style is really amazing. He knows everyone’s strengths and weaknesses & pushes you right to your max. I couldn’t imagine going to a ‘regular’ gym ever again."

  - Karen, age 35

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Richard

Hometown:   Melville, New York
Age:  45
Height:  5’ 10”
Occupation: Physician

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To continue building on my core strength and increasing my endurance and mobility.


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Finishing many long years of school & training, getting married and having two great kids.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I was referred by a friend.


Getting to know Richard

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: A tie between Chest Press and Push-ups
Least Favorite: A tie between Burpies and Wall-sits

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My wonderful wife Lisa and our two children.

FAVORITE MUSIC? Classic Rock

FAVORITE TEAM? The New York Giants

FAVORITE FOOD? Dark Chocolate

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
On any nice beach in the Caribbean.

FAVORITE HOBBIES?
Playing a lot of tennis, and also reading.

“The CATZ Adult Fitness program has really helped me with my endurance and mobility on the tennis court. When I first started at CATZ, I thought that I was already in pretty good shape. Well, now I know what a REAL workout is!”
  - Richard, age 45

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Marguerite Leamey

Hometown:   Dix Hills, New York
Age:  42
Height:  5’ 4”
Occupation: Accountant & Pilates Instructor

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To complete a sprint distance triathlon.


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
Having 2 talented, bright and kind children.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
I saw an advertisement, took a trial class, and have
been completely hooked ever since!

Getting to know Marguerite

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: A tie between Sprints and Dollies
Least Favorite: Burpies


MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My wonderful husband Scott inspires me everyday.

FAVORITE MUSIC?
80’s Disco

FAVORITE TEAM?
The New York Yankees

FAVORITE FOOD? My mom’s stuffed artichokes.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Bermuda

LITTLE KNOWN FACT?
I make the world’s best eggplant parmesan.

“No other workout compares to a CATZ class! Every session is intensive, different and even more fun then the last one. The classes are tailored to each individual’s needs, which in turn makes CATZ something that just about any adult can do successfully.”
  - Marguerite, age 42

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Jennifer Adelberg

Hometown:    Saint James, New York
Age:   35
Height:  4’ 11 ¾”
Occupation: Domestic Diva / Audiologist

GOALS FOR THIS YEAR:

To continue building up my strength and endurance.


GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS:
Having my 3 children - Jacob, Maya and Mason.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED AT CATZ:
My good friend told me about CATZ, so I tried a class and immediately loved it!

Getting to know Jennifer

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: A tie between Planks and Wall-Sits
Least Favorite: Bear Crawls


FAVORITE MOVIE?
Breakfast Club

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Almost anything from the 80’s

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
The New York Yankees

FAVORITE FOOD?
Chinese / Pasta / Salads

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Anywhere in the Caribbean

LITTLE KNOWN FACT:
I can drive a stick-shift!

“If you love being an athlete at absolutely any level, CATZ is the place to workout. It is very rewarding, and the workouts make you feel stronger and more confident in everyday life. Also, the coaches really get to know and understand your abilities, and push you every step of the way.”
  - Jennifer, age 35

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Norman Eng

Hometown:   Commack, New York
Age:  43
Height:  5’ 9”
Occupation: Engineering Director

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To lose another 25 lbs and continue building up my core strength.


HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ?
My two youngest children started training with CATZ last year. I knew that I needed to lose weight and get in shape, and with the encouragement from my wife, I decided to give CATZ a try for myself.


Getting to know Norman

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: The Big Finish (as long as it doesn’t have any of my least-favorite exercises in it!)
Least Favorite: Lunges and Pull-ups


FAVORITE MOVIE?
Patton

FAVORITE TEAM?
The New York Yankees

FAVORITE FOOD?
Sushi

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Italy

“You definitely don’t have to be in shape to start working out at CATZ. The Adult Fitness session have adults with a mix of skills and conditioning levels. Eric Albala is a highly skilled Coach and Trainer who is very friendly and also extremely encouraging. He designs training sessions that are suited for those Adults with different abilities and goals. I really enjoyed the varied routines, as not one single workout has been the same since I started. I have already lost 30 lbs and I have CATZ (and my wife) to thank for it!”
  - Norman, age 43

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Ana Nicou

Hometown:    Dix Hills, New York
Age:   30 Something
Height:  5’ 5”
Occupation: Full-time Mom, Part-time Dental Hygienist

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To continue making exercise a priority and to build-up my cardio endurance.


GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS:
Being happily married and a mom to my 4 beautiful daughters!

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED AT CATZ:
Took a trial class with my friend Susan Petrusa.

Getting to know Ana

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Bear Crawl
Least Favorite: Push-ups


WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE BAND?
The Bare Naked Ladies

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Latin Music / Club Music

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
The New York Mets

FAVORITE FOOD?
Paelha

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Maui

FAVORITE HOBBY?
Reading

LITTLE KNOWN FACT:
I am fluent in Portuguese

“Since starting with CATZ I feel much stronger and have so much more energy! Eric makes every workout fun and different so you never feel bored. He helps everyone work at their own pace so they can strive to achieve their own personal goals. For me, CATZ is a fun and structured place to meet-up with my friends and get an amazing workout at the same time.”
  - Ana, age 30 Something

Adult
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Stacey Persky

Hometown:    Setauket, NY
Age:   38
Height:  5’ 8”
Occupation: Project Director

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

Get back into sprint triathlons and run at least one next year. Also, I’d like to lose that lingering 5 pounds and get back my “pre-kids” abdominals.


GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS:
Playing in the NCAA Final 4 four years in a row for Division III Woman’s Soccer at the University of Rochester. Finishing the NYC Marathon in 4 hours. And most importantly, having my 2 children.


Getting to know Stacey

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Anything to do with working on my abdominals
Least Favorite: A tie between Bear Crawl and Decline Push-ups


WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE BAND?
The Bare Naked Ladies

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Game

FAVORITE FOOD?
Sushi and Chocolate

FAVORITE HOBBY?
Skiing and Working Out

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ?
I hate spiders…!

“CATZ is addictive! I travel 17 minutes to make the 6am class, which means I am up at 5:20am, call me crazy! After the first few classes I was so sore that I could not sit down without pain – but it was a ‘good pain’ that makes you want to go back for more! Eric is such a phenomenal Coach – he is so in-tune with each person no matter the size of the class. You always feel like he is your personal trainer pushing you to the max. The camaraderie is also amazing between all of the fellow 6AM-ers!”
  - Staci, age 38

Competitor of the Month - Adult
Ken Lysak

Hometown:    Commack, NY
Age:    44
Height:  5’ 10”
Occupation: Licensed Funeral Director

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To lose 10lbs and get a 6-pack on my stomach


GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS:
Building two successful businesses and breaking
80 on the golf course.

HOW HE HEARD ABOUT CATZ:
I worked out at another facility and felt stagnated. I knew Eric already so I tried CATZ and became hooked.

Getting to know Ken

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: Anything to do with the chest
Least Favorite: A tie between Pulls ups and Bear Crawl


FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
80s Rock – Van Halen, etc.

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Rocky (The first one!)

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
The New York Mets

FAVORITE FOOD?
Porterhouse

FAVORITE HOBBY?
Golf

“The CATZ workout never gets old – and it also never gets easy! I’m amazed at how the Coaches juggle people of different strengths and abilities, while still giving everyone an awesome workout with terrific results. ”
  - Ken, age 44

Competitor of the Month - Adult
Patty Berardi & Karen Baltera

Hometown:    Both Live In Commack, NY
Age:    Patty 47 / Karen 45
Height:   Patty 5’ 5” / Karen 5’ 3”

PATTY'S GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To lose more weight & get in the best shape of my life.


KAREN'S GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:
Get in better shape, lose weight and have more energy.

HOW THEY HEARD ABOUT CATZ:
We both saw the CATZ advertisement in Entertainment This Week and thought we should give it a try.

Getting to know Patty & Karen

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Patty’s Favorite: Weight Training
Patty’s Least Favorite: Bear Crawl
Karen’s Favorite: Using the Weights
Karen’s Least Favorite: Bear Crawl


PATTY’S GREATEST CATZ MOMENT:
During my third workout, I sprained my ankle and passed out! You would think I wouldn’t want to go back, but instead it became a fun joke within our group and made the workouts even better!

KAREN’S GREATEST CATZ MOMENT:
When I was finally able to lift the 20lb dumbbells!

“CATZ helps Karen and I bond even more as friends, feel good about ourselves, and we are seeing terrific results!”
  - Patty, age 47


“The CATZ program is tough, but worth it! It makes me keep pushing hard, and I know I will benefit greatly in the long-term!”
  - Karen, age 45

Competitor of the Month - Adult
Anita Santasier
Hometown:    Amityville, New York
Occupation:    Physical Therapist
Sports:    Running, Basketball, Golf
Age:    47
Height:    5’8”

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To continue coming to CATZ and to achieve a sub 8-minute mile for an upcoming 5K run.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:

Running the NYC Marathon in 1990, getting married in 1991, and giving birth to my son in 1992. My trilogy!

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ:
My friend works out here and she invited me for a trial

Getting to know Anita

FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Favorite: running through poles and cones
Least Favorite: Bear Crawl


INFLUENCIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My mother

FAVORITE FOOD?
Lasagna

FAVORITE HOBBY?
Hobby? Who has time for a hobby!?

FAVORITE MUSIC?
Jazz

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?

Montana


“CATZ is so much fun because the workouts always vary and there is no time to get bored. I always hated lifting weights, but using them while running or lunging helps me focus and stay interested. The other athletes in the class are great company, and the Coaches help keep me motivated.”
  - Anita Santasier, Age 47

Competitor of the Month - Adult
Dominic & Denise Spada
Hometown:    Huntington, New York
Occupation:    TV Camera Man / Teacher
Sports:    Lacrosse
Age:    Dominic 45 / Denise 39
Height:    Dominic 6’4” / Denise 5’8”

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

Dominic: Stay Fit and be Healthy
Denise: Lose 10lb

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:

Surviving Parenthood!

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ:
Saw the CATZ booth at a Long Island Lizards game.

Getting to know Dominic & Denise
FAVORITE / LEAST FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISES?
Dominic:
Favorite is Bear Crawls/Least Favorite is Warm-up
Denise:
Favorite is Calf Stretches/Least Favorite is Sumo Walk

FAVORITE FOOD?
Dominic: Lobster & Steak / Denise: Pasta

FAVORITE HOBBY?
Dominic: Firefighting / Denise: Photography

LITTLE KNOW FACTS?
Dominic: Has had (35) Red Hot Jawbreakers in his mouth at one time! Denise: Is a Certified Scuba Diver


“Working out together in the same program has helped us to encourage and motivate each other to reach our goals. We think that the CATZ workout far surpasses any other gym experience we have ever had!”
  - Dominic and Denise Spada
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Jeff Miller
Hometown:    Smithtown, New York
Occupation:    Plumbing Contractor
Sports:    Ice Hockey, Skiing
Age:    47
Height:    6’0”

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To build-up my endurance and lose 5-10 pounds.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:

Raising a family and running my own business.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ:
Saw the construction going on and came in to check it out. Did my trial and signed-up right away.

Getting to know Jeff
DESCRIBE AN OBSTACLE YOU HAD TO OVERCOME AND WHAT YOU LEARNED FROM IT?
Beating cancer and learning to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle

FAVORITE FOOD?
Alaskan King Crab Legs & Lobster

FAVORITE HOBBY?
Riding my Harley

MOST INFLUENCIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My Grandfather


“CATZ workouts are very strenuous but well worth it. The staff here is very friendly, knowledgeable, dedicated and help you push yourself more then you would otherwise."
  - Jeff, age 47
Competitor of the Month - Adult
Shashikanth Sevanan
Hometown:    Kings Park, New York
Occupation:    Business
Sports:    Tennis, Karate
Age:    49
Height:    5’5”

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

To get my black belt in Karate and get into shape.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:

Training for karate and receiving my brown belt.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ:
My son’s high school coach recommended CATZ, and watching him train motivated me to join.
Getting to know Shashikanth
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PRO SPORTS TEAM?
The New York Yankees, Miami Heat

FAVORITE MUSIC?

Beatles, Andrea Boccelli, Barry White

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?
Aruba

INFLUENCIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
My parents and my wife.


“CATZ offers an excellent program for adults to stay in shape and be in good health. A very good cardio and weight program which helps every part of your body. A total body workout I really enjoy.!"
  - Shashikanth, age 49


Competitor of the Month - Adult
Cynthia Orendach
Hometown:    Hauppauge, NY
Occupation:    Accountant
Sports:    Fitness Training
Age:    46
Height:    5’6”

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR:

I’d like to increase my speed and become stronger. Oh yeah, I’d like to continue wearing a two piece bathing suit for just a few more years – I need to continue to work hard.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:

Being the mother of a very bright, athletic and beautiful young girl named Christina.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED WITH CATZ:
My former trainer/manager at my previous gym transferred to CATZ and suggested I give it a try. I never went back to my old gym again.
Getting to know Cynthia
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PRO SPORTS TEAM?
The New York Giants

FAVORITE CATZ EXERCISE?

Working my abs with the “Ab Dolly”

INFLUENCIAL PERSON/PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
Hands down, my Dad!


“Too many times in my past, I would become bored and uninterested in my workout routine and lose that edge that everyone gets when you start a new exercise program. From the very first time I completed a CATZ workout, I knew that this intense and exciting workout was for me. Your workouts are always changing, they are always intense and you are always challenged. The trainers continuously give you positive feedback you need to stay focused and maintain that edge. For me, CATZ is where I need to be!"
  - Cynthia, age 46


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