- Vinny Torre
- Abby Vander Veer
- Antonella Mckeon
- Marni Gliklich
- Steve Jankowski
- Marco Garcia
- Christina Knapp
- John Annillo
- Justin Ross
About Vinny TorreVincent Torre is the owner, program director of Beautiful Bodies Boot Camp. He is a Crossfit Level 1 (CF-L1) Trainer and Personal Trainer certified by the National Academy for Sports Medicine (NASM). Beautiful Bodies was founded by Bergen County local Vincent Torre, who is also a seasoned Jersey City Firefighter. After his first rescue on the job, Vinny’s passion for helping people was sparked. In his years as a firefighter Vincent quickly learned how being healthy and physically fit was not just a way of life, but a necessary part of his job. He began physically and mentally training his in-house firefighters for triathlons and other sporting events, as well as helping to prepare them for job related tasks.
Abby Vander Veer
About Abby Vander VeerWhat got me started in fitness? I have lost 60lbs and 8 dress sizes since my journey began in August 2009. I started my journey just to fit in my wedding for Oct. 31, 2009 and to get out of the category of being obese per my doctor and it has become a complete lifestyle change. I had found a love for Zumba and I started taking that 5-6 times a week. I loved it so much I became a licensed instructor. As I was teaching; I was also going through my transformation. [···]
About Antonella MckeonAs a teenager I always struggled with my weight until I was 18 and started to go to the gym. As I started to loose weight I took interest in becoming an instructor. I started my fitness career when I was 20 and been teaching for now for 22 years . As an instructor I love working with members in guiding them and watching them achieve their goals. But most of all I love to make it fun and exciting for them so they make exercise as part of their life and daily routine. I’m certified with the International Fitness Association as an aerobic instructor and personal trainer, step-kickboxing and group exercise. My specialty is kickboxing but I also teach boot camp, body sculpting, Bosu and absolution. I have been with BBBC for 3 years now and love every minute I spend with the members and staff. Being an Instructor is my passion!
About Marni GliklichMarni graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Nutrition/Dietetics and is currently on track to become a registered dietitian. As a former competitive gymnast, she has always had a passion for fitness. It was this passion that motivated her to become a NASM certified personal trainer, which she accomplished during her junior year in college. Marni has been a member of Beautiful Bodies Boot Camp for over a year and a half, and is a firm believer in its values and its members. She loves motivating people and helping them reach their goals and potential!
About Steve JankowskiI credit my father for motivating me into exercising. I played sports in high school and always kept an active lifestyle. I’ve wanted to be a firefighter my entire life and I knew I had to be in shape for it. I had never considered being a trainer until I met Vinny of Beautiful Bodies Boot Camp. He inspired me into the coaching side of training. Seeing other people achieve results is something that keeps me motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I hold an IFA certification as well as Training for Warriors Level 1 and 2 certifications.
About Marco GarciaMarco has been with BBBC for about 4 years. He started with Bootcamp classes then ended up changing to the TFW program. He lost around 85 lbs thanks to the supportive and inspiring trainers and members at BBBC. Now, Marco wants to help others in their fitness goals. He became personal trainer certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also Training for Warriors Level 1 certified. His main purpose is to help others help themselves in their fitness and health journeys though coaching, dedication, motivation, and inspiration. Marco has also completed a Spartan Trifecta and Tough Mudder.
About Christina KnappMy passion for fitness goes back to my days in college where I was a competitive rower. Post college I still maintain my competitive edge through half marathons as well as biathlons multiple times a year. Through all this, I’ve utilized the great training method of spin. I like to bring that competitive edge into my classes and motivate people to find it in themselves. It helps brings them closer their fitness goals. Inspiring people through an incredible workout is my goal.
About John AnnilloJohn Annillo has dedicated his entire career to the fitness market. With experience in many different subfields, he brings a wealth of knowledge and positive energy to the Beautiful Bodies Team. He’s worked everywhere from the corporate gym in NYC to the Strength and Conditioning Department at Ohio State University; from helping someone lose over 100 lbs. to helping athletes get to the NFL. John spent the last 4 years traveling the world with Training for Warriors (a program we offer here) certifying trainers and growing it to over 200 locations in 26 Countries and 35 U.S. States. He’s also created: TopFitnessApps.com, FitTag (iOS App), and consulted with major fitness companies. His work has been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, LiveStrong.com, and Shape Magazine.
About Justin RossJustin comes from an extensive background in film production, marketing and advertising. Having owned a production company for many years specializing in projects for digital and broadcast purposes, he’s had the privilege of building long working relationships with corporate clients such as Estee Lauder, Ford and many major national advertising agencies. He spent 2 years as a Creative Producer for Adweek and the Clio Awards where alongside collaborating with top editors he was able to communicate the brand’s positioning as being the pillar for recognizing top works in advertising around the world. Helping brands and people convey their passions and what they stand for has always been a passion of his. With this experience, coupled with Justin’s longstanding personal dedication to a fit and healthy lifestyle, he channels his expertise in helping Beautiful Bodies Boot Camp be the source for fitness results.
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Beautiful Bodies is a game changer for me. I’ve lost 24.8 lbs and 13% body fat with the guidance of their highly skilled instructors who do more than just motivate. Each instructor is equally committed to their students as they are to the classes they teach.
Not only are the classes always changing and challenging, the trainers are friendly and motivating. They know just how to encourage me and push me to get the most out of every exercise and class.
As a wife and mother, I focus all of my attention and time on my family but Beautiful Bodies serves as my one hour a day that I get to do something for myself. Any day I walk into BBBC stressed, I always leave feeling accomplished and energized to deal with whatever life throws at me. The mental benefit of working out outweighs the physical benefit.