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meet the pros

health services team

Jenna Calabrese-Vaeth – DPT

Jenna graduated from Marymount University in 2002. The setting at Hive enables Jenna to provide one:one skilled therapy and affords patients the opportunity of transitioning to a independent fitness program once completing physical therapy.

Beeta Fernando – MS, RD, CDE

Beeta received her Master’s degree in Nutrition from D’Youville College, with a focus in weight loss, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from McMaster University. Beeta has recently earned her Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate in Adult Weight Management. She is also a nationally Certified Diabetes Educator.

coaching team and instructors

Nick Bendixen – PES, CES, NASM-CPT

With over eight years of industry experience Nick holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT), NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA) Kickboxing, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Partner Assisted Stretch and American Institute of Fitness Educators (AIFE) Senior Exercise Specialist.

Courtney Cox – BS, ACSM-CPT

IMG_5185A graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a BS in Fitness and Wellness Leadership Courtney is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). While attending the University Courtney played on Plattsburghs NCAA DIII Lacrosse team and was team captain in 2014.

Chloe Dean – Barre


Nicole DeSimone – MS, Baptise Level 1

Nicole graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelors in Occupational Science from the University at Buffalo. She has completed her Level One Training through the Baptiste Institute. Nicole believes that yoga is universal, and that anyone of any size, shape, age, or ability can benefit from the power of a yoga class. Nicole shares her practice to help students become aware of how amazing and capable their own bodies really are. She encourages them to come into the present moment and push themselves to their own personal edge.

Elizabeth Ehman – BS, ACSM-CPT

Elizabeth graduated from University at Buffalo with her Bachelors in Exercise Science and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Kathleen Granchelli – BS, NASM-CPT

Kathleen Spree
Kathleen earned her Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Integrated Science from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.

George Hackford – Mad Dogg Certified

George is passionate about cycling–and enjoys sharing his passion with other. He is a Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor. He is also an active member of the Buffalo Triathlon Club and a competitive triathlete.

Marlo Jarmusz – BS, Balanced Body Pilates

Meaghan Kelsey – BA, Mad Dogg Certified

11099997_10152827029067887_6954058508462646361_nMeaghan is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo and holds certifications from Mad Dogg Athletics (Spinning), Surfset Tier 1 Trainer, and TRX.

Kendra Kramer – BS, CES, NSCA-CPT

Kendra received her Bachelors in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association NSCA-CPT . In addition Kendra holds certifications from Mad Dogg Athletics (Spinning), dotFit, and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Sara Kumpf – CES, NASM-CPT

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Karla Manzella – Ed.M, AAFA Certified

Karla received her BA in English/writing arts from SUNY Oswego and her Masters in English Education from the University of Buffalo. In the early 1990s, she earned her national certification from AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and has been teaching some form of fitness (dance, aerobics, body sculpt, yoga) since 1986.

A competitive soccer player and distance runner for more than 20 years, Karla got into yoga after experiencing a major knee injury and realizing maintaining flexibility and core strength are keys to aging gracefully.

A high school English teacher by day, Karla loves educating people of all ages on the benefits of Vinyasa Yoga to the body, mind and spirit. She also continues to improve her overall fitness level by training with Hive’s outstanding personal trainers.

Maria Marcantonio – NFPT-CPT

Maria is an NFPT certified trainer, a Fitness Competitor Coach, a sponsored Figure Competitor. She has experience training a wide range of individuals with different needs and goals.

Patrick Moltane – BA, RYT 500

Patrick is a graduate of the Red Lotus Yoga School Teacher Training Program under the direction of Brian Granader. He recently completed his 500 level training with a specialization in Yoga Therapy at the Ananda Seva Mission in Modesto, CA. He is also a lululemon ambassador.

Sarah Steiner – MS, AFAA Certified

Sarah has a BS from Ohio State and a MS from Buffalo State College. She holds her Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Group Exercise Certification. Sara brings a strong background in dance and ballet to our Barre fitness classes, as she danced from age 5-17.

Meredith Carswell-Sheline – BA, Mad Dogg Certified

IMG_3838An avid cyclist, Meredith combines her love of the sport with her interest in music to create a spin profile that is fast-paced, challenging and reflective of an outdoor ride. Meredith is an endurance rider, often covering 60-100 mile stretches across western New York several times each week.

Ashley Torgalski- BA, ISSA-CFT

Ashley11Ashley earned her Bachelors degree from the University at Buffalo and is a Certified Fitness Trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Also, as one of the dotFIT Certified Fitness Professionals at Hive Ashley is able to share her experience as a competitive figure athlete and passion for health and wellness with her clients.

Julie Vaccarella – MS, Mad Dogg Certified

Julie earned her Bachelor of Science in Health & Wellness from Buffalo State College. In addition, she has her Masters in Education from Medaille. Julie is also a certified Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor.

Emily Wyse – BS, CES, PES, NASM-CPT, Stott Pilates

Emily is a graduate of Buffalo State College where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Health & Wellness. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the industry leading National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT) and successfully completed their Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES) programs. Additionally Emily is a Stott Certified Mat & Reformer Instructor.

Jon Yepez – BFA, Barre

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