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Carly Brown -RYT 200

Carly hopes that people taking her classes will find the experience both harder and easier than they expect. Harder because she challenges her students to stretch beyond what they think they can do — both literally and figuratively — and easier because she supports and cheers them on throughout the process.

Carly earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Buffalo, and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She maintains a private legal practice, with a specialization in divorce mediation. Carly received her yoga certification through an intensive, internationally recognized program in Costa Rica. She is RYT200 certified, and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Her personal practice is a synthesis of a variety of yoga styles.

Chloe Dean – Barre

Exercising has always been a huge part of Chloe’s life. She has been dancing since she was two years old, but besides dance she also enjoys practicing yoga and Pilates. Her fitness guilty pleasure is doing the High Ropes Course in Ellicotville during the summer months.

Kathleen Granchelli – BS, NASM-CPT

Powered by coffee and crop tops, Kathleen’s energy lights up the club. A competitive runner and creator of the HiveFIT team training programs, Kathleen has made helping others increase performance and build the body of an athlete her specialty.

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. In addition Kathleen holds certifications from Mad Dogg Athletics (Spinning), dotFit and volunteers as a run coach for lululemon Athletica Buffalo and Girls on the Run.

George Hackford – Mad Dogg Certified, TRX

The classic rock bike jock! George encourages his clients to set goals, create and follow a program, build your tribe and always keep it fresh. The relationships George has built over the past 10 years are the most special to him. “I love my fitness family. All my fellow trainers, gym goers, cyclists, runners and endurance athletes, you know who you are. Each and every one of you continue to motivate and inspire me”

George is a Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor a certified TRX instuctor and is our Ride For Roswell Team Shickluna Bikes|Hive captain.

Brian Harper – ACSM-CPT

The best part of your day every day, Brian brings good vibes, crazy energy and serious motivation to his workout party. A firm believer that every client needs a goal, Brian practices what he preaches.

Brian is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-CPT)

Meaghan Kelsey – Mad Dogg Certified,TRX

Meaghan encourages her clients to give their best each and every class. She was a competitive runner and Irish dancer, placing 5th at the Irish Dance World Championships. A hip injury landed her in her first spinning class, and the combination of intense effort and great music kept her coming back for more. Her goal is to encourage clients to push their physical and mental limits each class, broadening the limits we set for ourselves. Class, and life, motto: You are stronger than you think you are!

Meaghan earned her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and her Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo. She is an Associate at Cohen and Lombardo, P.C., with a specialization in Trusts and Estates, Matrimonial, and Family law. Meaghan is a Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor and a certified TRX Instructor. Additionally, she owns a granola business known as SALT wellness™.

Eric Morganstern – MS, ACSM-CPT, NASM-CES

Eric brings his personal passion for Spartan Race training to each and every session. Known for his big lifts and a big personality, Eric’s workouts focus on both power, strength and functionality without the mud and dirt.

Eric is a graduate of SUNY Brockport where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. He then completed the masters program at California University at Pennsylvania in Health and Wellness Promotion. Eric holds two of the fitness industries top level certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM-CES).

Chloe Pettit – NFPT-CPT

Beast mode ON. Chloe’s sessions are power packed with a strong emphasis on form and technique. But beware, her passion for fitness is infectious and will have you living the sweat life in no time.

Chloe is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT-CPT)

Jesse Puscheck – BS, ACE-CPT

Eat, sleep, move, repeat. Jesse preaches the importance of balance when striving to reach personal fitness goals. He reminds his clients that each journey is unique and that there is no one size fits all solution. I “love the spirit” of many of the current fitness fads says Jesse, but many stray far from the science of exercise.

Jesse is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council On Exercise (ACE-CPT) Jesse attended Canisius College where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness and a minor in Strength and Conditioning. While at Canisius, Jesse was a member of the D1 Baseball Team.

Angela Ragusa- BS, Mad Dogg Certified

Angela is a graduate of State University of New York College at Buffalo where she earned her Bachelors degree in Health and Wellness.

Meredith Carswell-Sheline – BA, Mad Dogg Certified

An avid cyclist, Meredith combines her love of the sport with her interest in music to create an indoor cycling profile that is fast-paced, challenging and reflective of an outdoor ride.

Meredith is a Mad Dogg Athletics Certified Spinning Instructor and is an avid cyclist, often covering 60-100 mile stretches across western New York several times each week.

Jenna Schlagenhauf – BA, NFPT-CPT

Let’s face it, butts are in. And, to achieve that perfect backside look no further than Hive Personal Trainer and booty transformation specialist Jenna Schlagenhauf. Prepare to get your booty kicked – Jenna will help you step out of your comfort zone and unleash your inner athlete. With a focus on reshaping and functional training her workouts will have you loving your assets.

Jenna is Certified Personal Trainer through the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT-CPT) and is a graduate of Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Team throughout her college career.

Shane Dugan – BS, NASM-CPT

Shane is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Outside of academics, he spent most of his time in the University’s Yoga Club. With just the right amount of flow, Shane will provide you with a challenging and innovative workout focusing mostly on improving your muscular strength.



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