Gina Pizzino-Varrone

CPT, SNS, RKC II, FMS
Owner, Dynamic Fitness & Nutrition
Certified Personal Trainer, Nutritionist

Gina earned her first Personal Training Certification in 2008 while completing her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science. She began her training career at a local Gold's Gym® and quickly became interested in using more than just traditional exercise equipment. She wanted to challenge herself and her clients with more options other than simply adjusting the resistance and seat position of an exercise machine.

Eager to give her clients a more versatile and engaging training experience, she earned her first TRX® Qualification in 2012. While preparing for her first marathon she added functional training to her own program to avoid suffering from common running injuries in addition to incorporating kettlebell training to strengthen and protect her lower back. She quickly realized her clients could also utilize the strength, endurance, and mobility benefits of this nontraditional training style and her programming continued to evolve. Always looking to continue her education, professional development, and knowledge of the most cutting edge techniques, she trained for and earned her Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC™) in 2014.

Gina opened Dynamic Fitness & Nutrition in the Spring of 2014. Her goal was to create a comfortable training environment where clients work with highly qualified fitness professionals who have earned industry leading credentials. Since then she has twice expanded her facility and has earned numerous training and nutrition credentials. In 2016, Gina earned the prestigious Level II Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC™), making her the area's most qualified RKC™ Instructor and one of only four in the state of New York.

In addition to providing personal and group training services, Gina's numerous fitness and nutrition credentials allow her to offer comprehensive custom weight management programs; an option that is out of the scope of practice for a Certified Personal Trainer without a nutrition degree. She aims to educate her clients on the importance of healthy, balanced, and mindful eating behaviors and the dangers of the diet-binge cycle.

To this day Gina continues to maintain her high standards for excellence and professionalism. She is known for holding her clients and team of trainers to the same standards, offering educated and honest feedback to ensure long-term success.

Most recently, The Albany Times-Union recognized Gina as one of the Capital Region's "Favorite Fitness Trainers."

Credentials:
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer (2008)
B.S. Nutrition Science, Russell Sage College (2010)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (2010)
TRX® Group Training Qualified (2012)
Dragon Door Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC™) Level I (2014)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Sports Nutrition Specialist (2014)
TRX® Functional Training Qualified (2015)
TRX® Rip Training Qualified (2016)
TRX® Suspension Training Qualified (2016)
Dragon Door Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC™) Level II (2016)
American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
Functional Movement Screen™ Certified (2018)


"My name is Bob Meneeley, I'm 75 years old and feel like I'm 39 again! I've been training with Gina since 2013 and can honestly say I've never felt better. My strength, balance, and overall confidence in my physical conditioning is at its highest level ever. Dynamic Fitness is the perfect name for Gina’s training facility. Every training session with Gina is thoroughly planned, has a purpose, and I'm always learning something new. This year, I'm mastering the kettlebell swing and the get up and I'm driving the golf ball longer than ever."

Bob M.