Cardio Club Trainers & Instructors!

Headshot 2015-2016Raegan Reed

Raegan Reed is an AFAA Certified Fitness and Dance Instructor, a 200-hour RYT, and was named the “Face of Fitness in Delaware County” by Upstate Life Magazine in 2013. She holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Dance Education from SUNY Brockport. She also hold’s an Associates Degree in Applied Science with a major in Business and Sales from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her other certifications include YogaFit, Cardio Kickboxing, Urban Rebound, Pound, CPR, Silver Sneakers, and she is trained in both Zumba and BOSU.

In December 2009 Raegan became a proud owner and the head of group fitness at The Cardio Club Gym & Delhi Dance Studio in Delhi, NY. In 2013 Reed purchased a building located at 17 Elm Street. Travis Reed Construction remodeled the building formerly known as the Powerhouse Youth Center and gave The Cardio Club & Delhi Dance Studio a new home. Raegan is also a Professor and Fitness Instructor at SUNY Delhi.

Reed has experience instructing people of all ages. Raegan has been a fitness and dance instructor for over 15-years and has had experience teaching Fitness and Dance at Fit For Her and World Gym in Saint Augustine, Florida, as well as at Crunch Gym and Club-H in New York City.

Raegan was the President of The Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce for 4-years, is currently the president and founder of C.L.A.S.I. (The Catskill Ladies Association to Support & Inspire) and a Co-Chair for the Delhi Children’s Christmas Fund. Raegan volunteers her time teaching fitness throughout the community and New York City. She has volunteered at the Relay For Life, the Delhi Senior Housing Facility, Delaware Academy, 4-H Camp and Self-Magazines, Workout in Central Park.

Raegan has appeared numerous times on the WB Morning Show, New York 1 News, WBNG News and other stations performing fitness and dance choreography and discussing health & Wellness.

She has studied and performed at NYU, Alvin Ailey Dance Studio, Broadway Dance Center, The American College Dance Festival, and Heidelberg New Music Festival. Raegan Reed was a featured dancer at the American Theatre of Actors (Off-Broadway) in New York City, where she performed in “Shirley at the Tropicana”. Raegan has written, produced, and hosted a Television Pilot entitled “The List” and has high hopes for its syndication. She has appeared on the WB Morning Show and on New York 1 News multiple times to demonstrate dance choreography. She has appeared on WBNG News twice in 2013 and has also been photographed for The Daily Star, The Delaware County Times, The Walton Reporter, The Watershed Post, Upstate Life Magazine, Jane Magazine and the New York Times.

Raegan hopes to be able to help more people in our community get fit!

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Gary Leahy

Certified Kettlebell Instructor! Gary Leahy has been training for about 40 years, starting with dips and pull ups for junior high school wrestling. He learned to train in an innovative and unconventional manner during his time in the US Marine Corps. Leahy has been a state trooper for over 30 years and is a senior physical fitness instructor for the State Police. He brings military and police style training to the Cardio Club, which includes his particular specialty, kettlebells. He has been trained in kettlebells , undulating ropes, suspension training and vintage style barbell and dumbell lifting by the Art of Strength in Providence, Rhode Island. He recently became a certified kettlebell instructor under Steve Maxwell.

Juliane Hillis

Juliane has been a part of the Cardio Club family for almost 14 years. In November of 2019, after being a part of the spin crew for nearly 4 years, she decided she loved it so much she would became a certified Spin instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics! She has been rocking it out and teaching at the Cardio Club ever since!

Julie is a high energy instructor that will help motivate you in your own personal health and wellness journey. With a passion for positive affirmation and whole body health and wellness, Julie focuses on encouraging each person in wherever they are at to reach their full potential. Whether you are new to fitness or training as an elite athlete, spin is a great workout for your mind, body and soul.

When not at the gym – she is often found spending time with her husband and their 4 school age children.

Christi Mack

Christi is a wife and mother of 4 energetic kids, who loves sharing her passion for fitness. She is a certified Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, SilverSneakers Instructor, SH1FT certified, and PiYo LIVE Instructor. Her specialty is helping women through their unique phases of life, such as prenatal/postnatal fitness, and addressing changes around menopause and post-menopause. She loves the outdoors, running, hiking, and participating in triathlons. Her goal is to help every client or participant feel accomplished and successful wherever they are in their stage of fitness.

Ann Donohue Bicknell

Ann’s teaching career began in the Greater Boston area when she was 16- while dancing, choreographing, and competing both locally and nationally.  While obtaining her BFA (cum laude, 2001) in Dance Performance at the Boston Conservatory, she spent 4 years training 8 hours a day in Classical Ballet as well as the work of the early Modernists: Jose Limon, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Ana Sokolow, and countless others.  During this time, she spent a summer at Alvin Ailey, digging deep into Horton, Dunham and Graham techniques.  At BoCo, she filled her teaching toolbox with Anatomy, Dance History, Composition, Pedagogy, Alexander Technique and Classical Pilates.  Upon graduation, she headed to NYC to start her own company, and made a home at Williamsburg Art NeXus (WAX).  Ann Donohue Dance performed all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even Martha’s Vineyard.  She also did many freelance gigs and waitied on many a table.  When injury brought an end to Ann’s performing, she became Comprehensively Certified to teach Pilates.  She moved to Los Angeles where she taught Pilates at Malibu Fitness, and taught Ballet, Modern, and Tap at Malibu Academy of Dance.  Ann also began playing and writing music while out west. Those Malibu winters were rough, so she moved home to Boston (via the Northwest, and also NYC again…)where she taught at several studios, while working on her solo record.  She met her husband at her dear friend’s recording studio in Woodstock, and spent the next few years back in NYC becoming a Teacher Trainer for Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates.  Her husband’s shop opened a second location in Treadwell and they jumped on the opportunity to live up here in paradise.  Ann is so grateful to have the honor to teach your amazing kids in this incredible community!

Ailisa Boyer

Ailisa Boyer is a Dance/Movement Therapist living in and loving the Catskills for over a decade. She earned her bachelors degree in Psychology and Dance at Manhattanville College. After experiencing the power of the arts in mental health, she went on to earn her Masters Degree in Dance /Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch University. Ailisa has choreographed, performed, and taught all over NY State including NYC and Capital Repertory Theater In Albany, NY. She is the creator of Nautilus Dance Arts and offers creative movement opportunities for children and adults. Ailisa is excited to be teaching Modern I at the Cardio Club this year!

Maya Ashley

Maya has been a dancer and performer since age 3. Studying ballet, tap and jazz as well as vocal lessons, she kept busy on stage with both local and off-Broadway performances in Miami, Florida.

Moving to North Carolina in her teenage years brought her new dance experiences with American Dance Festival, Carolina Ballet and the Charlotte Ballet Academy. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from University of North Carolina in Charlotte and immediately moved to NYC dancing at the Alvin Ailey School and as a soloist for American Youth Dance Theater, while also practicing and working as a children’s dance teacher at Steps and with the Youth Ballet.

Eventually dance moved from profession to hobby as Maya began practicing and teaching Yoga. She is currently a 500hr eRYT as well as certified to teach prenatal and postpartum yoga and she worked as an adjunct professor in Los Angeles, Ca. She has taught Yoga all over the world and to all ages from elementary school children to an 87 year old private client.

She is excited to be back in the dance world and to share her love for classical movement with the students here in Delhi.

Christina Boice

Christina Boice has been part of the Cardio Club Family for the past 13 years. She is a gym member, fills-in in the office, runs the Kids’ Summer Camp and teaches Creative Movement. Christina has been teaching Creative Movement for over five years. She is a teacher at Delaware Academy, for over twenty years.

Brittany Mondore

A Delhi native, Brittany holds a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education, with a concentration in English studies. Brittany attended Herkimer Community College and went on to further her education at SUNY Oswego. Brittany has been taking dance classes with Raegan Reed at The Cardio Club for over a decade and danced on the Herkimer Dance Team for 2 years. Between Brittany’s passion for dance and working with children, she found a love connection when she began teaching Hip-Hop six years ago. Brittany currently teaches Hip-Hop and Jazz at The Cardio Club and Delhi Dance Studio. During the day, Brittany is the Forestry Program Executive Assistant at the Watershed Agricultural Council. In her spare time Brittany also bakes and decorates custom sugar cookies for her thriving cookie business called Britt’s Sugar Bites. 

Jessie Moore

Jessie Moore has been a part of The Cardio Club family for more than a decade! Jessie has been taking dance and performing for many years! Jessie completed her Aerial Yoga Teacher Training in 2021, through Bonnie Fiore, of Fit to Be Tied Yoga Studio. Jessie is also an ER nurse at Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville, NY.

Sondra Gielskie

Sondra (Hijordi’s) is a fusion belly dancer, an accomplished sword dancer and instructor. She began her journey in 2010 and has certification in sword dancing and teach-er training. Sondra (Hijordi’s) enjoys working with stu-dents to help them understand their bodies to become better dancers. She offers group and private classes locally and online. Sondra (Hijordi’s) has performed and competed all along the east coast and is available for performances. 

Tommy Hunsinger

Tommy Hunsinger first tried karate as a teenager in the early 1980s.  Then in 2017 he tried karate again as an adult and has since become a dedicated karate-ka under Sensei Brooke Chilson in the art of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai at Oneonta Genbu-Kai Dojo in Oneonta, NY.  Mr. Hunsinger’s dedication has motivated and inspired him to progress through the kyu level ranks of karate.   He currently holds the rank of 1st kyu brown belt and looks forward to testing for his first black belt ranking (Sho Dan Ho) in 2022.  Mr. Hunsinger’s favorite karate techniques are punches and roundhouse kicks, and his favorite katas (forms) are Kusanku Dai and Wanshu.  In addition to his karate training, Mr. Hunsinger trains in the art of Kobudo (Okinawan Weapons).   He currently trains in the following weapons:  Nunchuku, Bo, Kama, Sai and Tekko. He also has some experience in the art of Batto-Do (Japanese sword).  

Brooke Chilson, Head Instructor

Dove Karn

Dove Karn is returning to teaching Spin classes after a 2 year hiatus and is so happy to be back. She has been a part of spin for over a decade as well as a Piyo instructor and is grateful to bring her experience to The Cardio Club. Dove is a mom of 4 adult children, grandma, a Family and Consumer Science and Health Teacher at Margaretville Central School. When not at school or The Cardio Club, Dove can be found hiking with her dogs, Lexi and Willow.

Sabrina Elmaliah

Sabrina Elmaliah is the Creatrix behind Yoga Soul Medicine, RYT 200 in the discipline of Raja Yoga. Hailing from the sunny side of California, she is committed to bringing the ease and flow of the ocean into her Gentle Yoga classes. She is known for weaving the physical movement of deep restorative stretches with ancient yogic wisdoms and breathwork for a dynamic, fulfilling class that brings participants into clear tranquility and communion.

Bonnie Fiore

Bonnie (ERYT-500)  has been teaching yoga since 1993. She has studied with David Swenson, Beryl Bender Birch, Tom Birch and Manju Jois (all Ashtanga teachers). She has taken workshops annually with interdisciplinary teachers such as David Williams (Ashtanga), John Friend (Anusara yoga), Lilias Folan (Hatha yoga) & Glen Black & Judy Brick-Freedman (Iyengar yoga). Bonnie continues to study independently with various teachers through books and media, such as Paul Grilley (Yin yoga), Rodney Yee & Patricia Walden.

Bonnie is a Reiki Master and has studied with Libby Barnett, Bonnie Strange, Shawn Dargee and Rosemary Volpone. She has been practicing Reiki since 2003.

Coach Ben

A competition-style brown belt, Coach Ben always looks to bring his high level of energy and technique to the mats. Having tested techniques and a warrior spirit has helped Ben accomplished his goals!

IBJJF PAN AM 185 Masters Championship Blue Belt

Multiple-time NAGA GI & NOGI Medalist

Number 1 185lbs Master Purple Belt for Grappling Industries Globally

Inaugural Emerald City Invitational Veteran

Coach Heather

One of OJJA’S first female purple belts, Coach Heather is a staple of the local Womens Jiu-Jitsu Community. Self-Defense is one of Heathers strongest skills and has been refined over the years, through Oneonta Jiu-Jitsu’s Womens self-defense program.