Manhattan Plaza Health Club, 482 West 43rd St., NYC, NY 10036
212 563-7001
Personal Trainers

At MPHC, our entire staff is dedicated to making each and every visit to our facility the best experience possible. Not only do we provide friendly, helpful service, we are also home to some of the most accomplished personal trainers in the city!  Looking to lose a few extra pounds, or build up rock hard muscle? Schedule a customized personal training session with any of our certified personal trainers! They’ll use their experience to maximize your results.

Not sure who to go with? Below, you will find the personal bios of our staff of trainers. Find the person that fits your needs and make an appointment today!

personal training manager | Elite

Pedro Granados

HOMETOWN: New York, NY
CERTIFICATIONS: NASM, AFFA Group Exercise, AFFA Kickboxing, TRX, Mad Dogg Indoor Cycling
SPECIALIZATION: Weight Loss, Circuit Training, Functional Movement, Core Stability, Strength Conditioning, Threshold Training

FUN FACTS:
Has a fraternal twin
Always wearing green
Want to see his happy face? Bring him apple pie!

 “It’s not about what you’re capable of, it’s about what you are willing to endure”

email:pgranados@mphc.com

Personal Trainer | Master

Cassie Bednall

HOMETOWN: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
CERTIFICATIONS: NASM, ACE Group Fitness, STOTT Pilates, TRX
SPECIALIZATION: Functional Fitness: How to feel and move better in your daily life, Deep Core Conditioning, Joint Stability and Mobility, Sport Specific Training, Rehabilitation and Recovery

Teaches Pilates at MPHC on Thursdays and Sundays. She would love to see you there!

FUN FACTS:
Professsional Dancer
Avid Rockclimber
Mediocre but “oh boy this is fun Tennis Player
An Aussie by birth, Vegemite is a staple in her cupboard

    “And one day she discovered that she was fierce. And that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.”

Personal Trainer | Master

Sara Hirshman

HOMETOWN: Key West, FL
CERTIFICATIONS: NASM, CPY, FNS, GF, Animal Flow, level 1, Russian Kettlebells Dynamics, FMS Level 1, ViPR
SPECIALIZATION: I specialize in functional fitness designed to create long lean muscles through resistance training and mobility/flexibility drills. Come talk to me about my new mobility programs for increased performance without pain.

Fun facts:
Studied History and Ballet at the University of Florida.
I learned to free dive when I was 10.
I spent 1 year traveling the world and visited 16 countries.

“Well behaved women seldom make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt”

Personal Trainer | Master

Ryan Palmer

HOMETOWN: Lisbon, CT
CERTIFICATIONS: ISSA
SPECAILIZATION: General Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength Building, Athletic Conditioning

FUN FACTS:
Played five years of semi-pro football after high school.
Wanted to be a Donut Maker as a child
Is a country boy living in this Big City

“Today is a good day to have a good day”

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Personal Trainer | Master

Lisa Riehle

NAME: Lisa Riehle
HOMETOWN: New York, NY
CERTIFICATIONS: American Council On Exercise (ACE)
SPECIALIZATION: Strength Training, Flexibility and Corrective Exercise, Senior Fitness,  Prenatal Fitness, TRX

FUN FACTS:
Makes the best mac n’ cheese
Favorite movie: Rocky
Happy place: the beach

“Change your results by changing your actions”

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Personal Trainer | Master

Emanuela Villorini

HOME COUNTRY: Switzerland
CERTIFICATIONS: NASM: Personal Training and Corrective Exercise. IIN: Institute for Integrative Nutrition. CATA: Passive stretching,  FMS: Functional Movement Screening. TRX. ACE: Ace Sports Conditioning Workshop
SPECIALIZATION: Corrective Exercise, Posture and Alignment, Core and Flexibility, Strength and Toning, Passive Stretching.

Fun facts:
Always on the go to learn new things!
She is patient with an edge!
Bring her outside and she’ll fly!

“There are always possibilities, no matter what!”

Personal Trainer | Pro

Daniel DiRico

HOMETOWN: Queens, NY
CERTIFICATIONS: American Council on Exercise (ACE), CPR/AED, Nutritionist (DTR)
SPECIALIZATION: Core Stability, High-Intensity Interval Training, Strength Training and Conditioning, Nutrition Counseling and Meal Planning, Weight Management

Fun facts:
Received a black belt in Taekwondo at the age of 10!
Lived the Mediterranean lifestyle for a semester in Italy.
Loves movies, music, and theme parks.

“If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything”

Personal Trainer | Pro

James Hull

HOMETOWN:Bronx, NY
CERTIFICATIONS:ISSA
SPECILIZATION: General Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength Building , Athletic Conditioning, Anaerobic Training

FUN FACTS:
Addicted to collecting comic books.
Blue Rays fan!
Loves everything pop culture.

“Nothing is impossible as long as you work hard at it”

Personal Trainer | Pro

Bradley Matthews

HOMETOWN: Queens, NY
CERTIFICATIONS: NASM
SPECIALIZATION: Core Stabilization, Circuit Training, Strength Conditioning, Weight Loss

FUN FACTS:
Also works as a paraprofessional for public schools.
Love German Shepherds
Can jog through Central Park

“When you feel like giving up remember why you started”

Personal Trainer | Pro

Michael Jackson

HOMETOWN: Bushkill, PA
CERTIFICATIONS: National Gym Association
SPECIALIZATION: Weight Loss, Circuit Cardio, Strength Training, Rehabilitation, Sports Training

Fun Facts:
The real Michael Jackson
Mike once’s owned a horse named Tyson
Has To Perform one for, of exercise before bed

“Don’t have the mountain in front of you moved, just build up the strength to climb over it”

 

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Personal Trainer | Pro

Julius Jamison

HOMETOWN: Miami, FL
CERTIFICATIONS: FPTI Masters, CPR/AED
SPECIALIZATION: Strength Training, Corrective Exercise, Weight Loss, High Intensity Interval Training, Nutrition, Functional Movement

Fun facts:
Served over 10 years in the Army.
Terrified of spiders.
Passionate about creating a prosthetic line for wounded veterans.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

Personal Trainer | Pro

Adam Palmer

HOMETOWN: Mansfield, England
CERTIFICATIONS: ISSA
SPECIALIZATION: Lower Ab Development, Abs and Core Strength, Summer Body Toning Program, Advanced Lean Muscle Gain, Glute Isolation Training for Women

Fun facts:
5% Body Fat
Ballroom Dances
10 years of Weight Training for Aesthetics

“Step out of your comfort zone and conquer your fear”

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