CT Essentrics Instructors

Dyan DeCastro

Dyan DeCastro

Dyan DeCastro is a certified Level 4 Essentrics instructor and certified personal trainer. In 2009, she discovered Essentrics, which combined her passion for fitness, music and movement. She is dedicated to teaching others how to re-balance, tone and strengthen their bodies through Essentrics®. Her intention is to help students become stronger, healthier and more energized so that they may enjoy all their favorite physical activities. She teaches group classes in Shelton, Fairfield, Easton and Westport at the Center for Senior Activities and the Westport YMCA. For more info contact Dyan at: dyan@essentricswithdyan.com and/or go to www.essentricswithdyan.com

 

June Bird

June Bird

June earned a master’s degree in dance and has been teaching it for more than 30 years. She has taught dance movement in a variety of venues. She is a certified Level 3 Essentrics instructor. She chose to teach Essentrics as it offers great benefits to maintaining better health and wellness for adults and the fact that is it fluid and dance-like. June teaches group classes in New Canaan, Norwalk, and  Westport YMCA. For more info contact June at essentricswithjune@gmail.com.  

 

 

Debbie Trovato

Debbie Trovato

Debbie Trovato

Debbie is a Level 2 certified instructor who lives in West Simsbury with her husband, Gene, who is a Level 1 instructor. Debbie began Essentrics after knee surgery in 2008 and was amazed by how it helped her recover and also change her body for the better. She loves doing classes with her grandkids who say it really helps them with their many sports! They teach group classes in Avon, CT. Contact info: Debbie Trovato, essentricswithdebbieandgene@yahoo.com, or eccentricswithdebbieandgene.com  

 

Gene Trovato

Gene Trovato

Gene Trovato

Gene Trovato was a runner who had no interest in a “stretching” program.  When he finally began the Essentrics program he was amazed by how rewarding it can be to add the strengthening to the stretching. His results: significantly lower cholesterol, went from “pre diabetes” to “significantly low risk” of diabetes, reduction in blood pressure, weight loss and increased flexibility. Plus he plays better golf than ever before! He teaches group classes in Avon, CT. Contact info: Gene Trovato, essentricswithdebbieandgene@yahoo.com, or eccentricswithdebbieandgene.com  

 

Rebecca Armstrong

Rebecca Armstrong

Rebecca Armstrong

After retiring from her marketing position with MasterCard, Rebecca took up yoga and began to explore other forms of movement as well, inspired by how much better she felt once daily exercise was firmly back on her schedule. As part of this journey, Rebecca became a fan of the Classical Stretch by Essentrics® program on PBS, and found her way to the Essentrics website, eager to learn more about this unique full-body fitness program. She teaches in Madison, Guilford and Branford, CT. Contact info: info@essentricswithrebecca.com or www.essentricswithrebecca.com  

 

Diane Laurent

Diane Laurent

In addition to being a certified Essentrics and Barre instructor, Diane holds certifications as a specialist in exercise therapy and fitness trainer. Her career in healthcare spans more than thirty years where she served in executive management positions for managed care companies and software firms providing unique services for high risk pregnancy and chronic disease management. Today Diane splits here time between managing a top-ranked risk adjustment product, teaching therapeutic exercises for balance, strength and flexibility, including group and individual Essentrics classes. For more info contact Diane at dianelaurent@live.com.  

 

Maureen Reen Bellmay

Maureen Bellmay

Maureen Bellmay

Maureen has been a healthy living enthusiast all her life. She was a fitness instructor in 1982, and has been a student of yoga off and on for over 35 years.  When she saw a program about Essentrics on CPTV she knew she had to try it.  Maureen is now a Level 1 certified and is excited to bring this healthy method of exercise to everyone.  My students have already found many health benefits from this program as have I. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. Essentrics will benefit yogis, runners, cross fitters, cyclist or the new to exercise person, to re-balance their body in a healthy and efficient way. Maureen teaches classes in Thomaston, CT. Contact info: mbellmay@yahoo.com or 860-601-1714.

 

Misty Beyer

Misty Beyer

Misty Beyer

Misty is a Level 1 instructor who teaches in Fairfield, CT. She loves Essentrics because it has improved her posture and balance. She also loves the fluid movement and interesting choreography. She feels the centering exercises have improved her tennis, skiing, biking and running. Her clients love how it relaxes and energizes them. “After a day of sitting at a desk in front of a computer, my clients crave this Essentrics workout that loosens the joints, frees the hips and lower back, opens the chest and gives them a sense of balance and calm.” Contact info: mistybeyer@optonline.net.

 

Karen Smith-Gattuso

Karen Smith Gattuso

Karen lives in New Canaan and is a Certified Level 1 Essentrics Instructor. Fitness has been her main focus for over 20 years not only training but teaching. She has been fortunate to acquire a broad background in many areas such as running, weight training, aerobics, boxing, spinning and recently Essentrics. Martial Arts has also been a big part of Karen’s background. Through training and teaching she obtained the rank of Certified Second Degree Black Belt… Contact Karen at 203-243-0263.