Coaches

Danny holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University. He has worked in the fitness field for over 20 years as a trainer, coach and a PT in an outpatient clinic dealing with sports injuries, pre/post-surgery rehab and movement dysfunction. During this time, Danny has broadened his skills and knowledge to better serve the people he has helped and trained. His experience in both fitness and rehabilitation settings has provided opportunities to serve clients with a wide range of progressive training.

As a six year member of the Delaware State Beach Patrol, he was instrumental in designing the fitness program for all lifeguards on the Ocean Rescue Team. During his 10 year tenure as a wrestling coach for Salesianum School, Danny worked with athletes in achieving their competitive goals including individual state championships and Division 1 wrestling scholarships. That experience afforded him a greater understanding of the dedication, discipline, and satisfaction of achievement. Danny is grateful to have the opportunity to share his knowledge with the members he works with at CoreTen.

My favorite part of working at CoreTen is:
Working with a client or member and helping them achieve a fitness goal or PR they never thought was physically possible.

Favorite Workout:
A HIIT based routine that incorporates full body plyometric explosiveness and cardio-respiratory conditioning.

Favorite CoreTen smoothie:
Banana Nut

Hobbies outside of fitness:
Hiking, Rock/Mountain Climbing, Running, Playing Guitar, Writing Music

Certifications:
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Training Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Balanced Athlete Level 3
CrossFit Level 1
Bulgarian Bag Instructor Level 1

 

John has been a personal trainer for over 25 years. He uses his deep knowledge of multiple types of fitness methods to design fitness programs tailored to each individual’s specific goals. He keeps his clients motivated by varying exercise routines and utilizing unique training techniques. Throughout his career, John has trained hundreds of individuals with complex needs. He believes exercise should be fun and rewarding and that it is a key contributor to maintaining an overall healthy, balanced lifestyle.

My favorite part of working at CoreTen is:
The CoreTen team.

Go-to Workout Song:
Rob Zombie – Dragula

Hobbies:
Spending time with family, Board Games, Reading, Archery (English Longbow), GeoCaching.

Favorite Book:
Lamb by Christopher Moore

Certifications:
IFA/CPT Senior Instructor
Balanced Athlete Level 2

Stephanie believes that with a positive attitude and a willingness to succeed anything is possible. She has a passion for helping others achieve their goals, improve their quality of life and stay fit and motivated. Her life was forever changed when she started working with a trainer many years ago and she wants to help others do the same. Fitness allows you to be fully immersed in the moment, to forget about everything else going on outside of the gym and to do something good for yourself. “Fitness is my way of seeing how far I can push myself mentally and physically” says Stephanie. She believes that constantly challenging yourself is the best way to fight aging, build confidence, stay humble, continue learning and to build character.

Stephanie has experience with many different forms of exercise and specializes in high intensity training, strength training and CrossFit.

My favorite part of working at CoreTen is:
Having the opportunity to help people stay fit and healthy.

Favorite workout:
DT

Go-to Workout Song:
Andy Mineo – Coming In Hot

Favorite CoreTen smoothie:
Matcha Mint Chip (C’mon March!)

Hobbies outside of fitness:
Hiking, Cooking, Traveling and Beaching

A recent graduate from the University of Delaware, Imani’s passion for exercising, health and wellness is evident from the moment you step into CoreTen. She has been a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2015, the same year her excitement for the fitness world was just beginning. Throughout her life sports and physical activity have always been a centerpiece. In high school she was a three-season varsity athlete who broke a few records along the way; in college she participated in a variety of activities including ballet, yoga, the women’s rugby football team and strength & conditioning classes.

Through employment at the University of Delaware’s fitness center Imani’s love for teaching individuals and group classes skyrocketed. This coupled with her experience coaching middle school track and working at a baseball company have made her knowledgeable and eager to grow while developing a strong desire to help individuals and cater to their specific fitness needs. Once Imani has her mind set to something there isn’t anything she can’t do! She is grateful to be part of the CoreTen team and for the opportunity to design complete, unique, and challenging workout plans for people of all fitness levels!

My favorite part of working at CoreTen is:
Working out in the Group Exercise/CrossFit Room.

Go-to Workout Song:
A$AP Ferg – East Coast (Remix)

Favorite CoreTen Smoothie:
Tropical Oasis

Hobbies:
Practicing Vee-Jitsu, Painting, Coloring, Going to the beach.

Certifications:

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
University Of Delaware Health & Wellness Minor
CardioSport Instructor
MMA Conditioning Specialist
Integrated Core Training Specialist
Mental Toughness Specialist

Gina has been a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2011 and is currently working towards becoming a NASM Master Trainer. Gina received a bachelor’s degree in Health & Exercise Science with a concentration in Fitness Management from the University of Delaware.

Gina believes exercise should be enjoyable and not viewed as an obligation. She has experience working with a variety of populations and has a genuine desire to help clients achieve their goals in a safe, effective way. Gina has an intense passion for fitness that is exemplified in her training and her own active lifestyle. Whatever the goal, Gina tailors her training to each individual and challenges clients to seek fitness to not only improve physically, but also build confidence.

My favorite part of working at CoreTen is:
Helping clients achieve their goals and teaching them new exercises.

Favorite Workout:
Kris Gethin’s DTP

Go-to Workout Song:
Bloc Party – Hunting For Witches
Pearl Jam – State of Love and Trust
Slipknot – Before I Forget

Hobbies:
Playing with my two giant dogs, Hiking, Cycling, collecting and listening to vinyl records, Drawing.

Certifications:
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Weight Loss Specialist
NASM Fitness & Nutrition Specialist

 

Payne first discovered his love of fitness while playing football, basketball and running track in high school. He has experience with most exercise styles but high-intensity work is his specialty. Payne believes that hard work produces the best results but having fun while working out is what will develop good habits and influence consistency. Fitness is not a job or obligation, it is a lifestyle and a fun, personal challenge that will help you EARN an even better version of yourself.

My favorite part of working at CoreTen is:
Working hard with our awesome members to fight through some intense group fitness sessions.

Go-to Workout Song:
M.O.P. – Ante Up (Remix)

Favorite CoreTen Smoothie:
Banana Nut w/ Cinnamon & Chai

Hobbies:
Martial Arts, Music Production, Coding/Web Design, Handyman work.

Certifications:
Associates Degree in Exercise Science