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Alyssa Buckheit

Owner & Founder, Certified Personal Trainer

Born and raised in nearby Ridgefield, CT, Alyssa is a 29 year old fitness enthusiast who has grown up living an active and healthy lifestyle, starting in sports from a young age. After creating her own training plan that lead her to completing the 2015 Nashville Half Marathon and 2017 Boston Marathon, she took her passion for fitness to the next level. She is now an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and a previous Fitness Coach at Orangetheory Fitness in Kingston, MA. In 2014, Alyssa completed a Spinning Certification that she actively held for two years, which trained her in class design, bike mechanics, riding form, and coaching tactics. Alyssa holds a B.A (Cum Laude) in Communications, Business Operations from the University of New Hampshire in 2012.

Melissa Streaman

Certified Group Fitness Coach

Melissa first began teaching fitness classes in 2012 while working at a local gym. In 2016 she continued her fitness coaching journey and became certified through AFAA and began teaching multiple formats of group fitness classes. Melissa lives in Bethel with her son Grayson, husband Matt, and Australian Shepherd Sadie.

Nas Amarah

Certified Personal Trainer

Nas has an extensive background as a personal trainer, fitness coach, and exercise instructor of over 2 years. He has spent nearly 10 years focusing on fitness, and his education extends from knowledge of various forms of exercise and equipment, to nutrition, to injury prevention. Nas focuses on making exercise safe and effective, while encouraging a love for fitness. As an ever-growing expert, Nas will deliver a great experience that can only get better as time goes on. He is certified through NSCA and as completed continuing education certifications in battle ropes and TRX.

Jessi Ruotolo

Certified Group Fitness Coach

Jessi has taught fitness for 11 years, beginning with Les Mills Bodypump. A lover of all things fitness, she enjoys teaching functional fitness, HIIT, Tabata, mommy and me, stretch, and myofascial release. She also specializes in prenatal and postnatal fitness. She believes fitness is for everyone and strives to ensure that all participants feel welcomed and comfortable in her classes no matter their fitness level. She is originally from Guilford, CT, and recently moved back to Newtown, CT after 10 years living around the world with her Air Force husband. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys family time and being outdoors with her husband Joe, son Hunter, and new baby daughter Noelle. Jessi holds a BA in political science from Wake Forest University.

Kristina Desimini

Certified Personal Trainer

Kristina was born and raised in Carmel, NY and is a wife to her college sweetheart, a mommy to her son, and has an all-around love and passion for empowering and helping others on their wellness journey. She worked in Public Relations for over 10 years and decided to change careers in 2019 and become a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer after her and her husband lost 90 lbs. combined. She completed her first half marathon in 2019 at the Faxon Law Fairfield Half Marathon, loves being silly and making memories with her family, enjoys running on her free time outside and living a balanced lifestyle with her family. Kristina holds a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Advertising from SUNY Oneonta in 2008.

Emily Murphy

Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutritionist

Emily grew up in Wappingers Falls, NY and graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Creative Writing degree. She worked in several fields, including the veterinary field, until she ultimately decided to get her NASM certification in 2017 right after her daughter was born. Emily is prenatal and postpartum certified, and is experienced in balancing both her mom and fitness life. She also hold her Fitness Nutrition certification, which goes hand in hand, when it comes to obtaining fitness goals. In her spare time, Emily enjoys writing, reading, nerding out over videogames, superheroes, and Harry Potter. She is a proud fur mom 3 dogs and 3 cats.

Dena Laursen

Certified Personal Trainer

Dena is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, lover of movement and encourager. Exercise has brought tremendous healing to her life, and her passion is to help others find mental and physical healing through movement. Dena has a contagious love for teaching and supporting others on their fitness journey and enjoys seeing others get physically and mentally stronger.

Kayla Roach

Babysitting / Front Desk

Kayla Roach is 21 years old and grew up in Bethel, CT. She is currently in her third year at Western Connecticut State University studying to be an elementary school teacher. She has a passion for helping children grow their heart and minds, fitness, health and spreading kindness. A couple of fun facts about Kayla is that she lived in Los Angeles for 6 months where she modeled, and she is left handed.

Anna Amorando

Babysitting / Front Desk

Anna is 21 years old and is currently in the process of studying to become a certified personal trainer and health coach. Fitness and nutrition has been a passion of hers for her whole life. Anna is excited to help people achieve the goals they’ve always wanted through health and fitness. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, going to the gym, doing yoga and going on walks with her dog molly.

Melissa Lucas

Babysitting / Front Desk

Melissa is 24 years old and has been around fitness her entire life. She has been on several dance teams as a child and cheerleading teams throughout high school and college. She enjoys going on hikes and spontaneous adventures in her spare time with her fiancé, and dogs Nemo and Pewter. Melissa has a passion for working with children and has a background in childcare and babysitting. Her long term career goal is to become a Physical Therapist for dogs.

Carlo Fenaroli

Babysitting / Front Desk

Carlo Fenaroli was born and raised in Newtown, Connecticut and has found a passion for fitness at a young age through sports and lifting. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and nephew and is very excited to be part of the FluxFit team!