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)


Becky Mason

CPT, RKC
Certified Personal Trainer

As a busy mother of four, wife, and fitness professional I understand how hectic life can be. There are no shortages of duties and distractions that vie for my time. Like many, I had spread myself too thin and needed to adjust. By making my own health and fitness a priority, I've found that I can take care of others better. While I adore my active family, lifting weights and swinging kettlebells are a welcomed break. Keeping fit is good for both mind and body, as well as a great example to my daughters who are learning that exercise is important.

A healthy life is about balance and I work with my clients to help them find that manageable place so they can reach their fitness goals. My style could be described as "fun with a focus" and I train with results in mind. I feel my best when I am strong and look strong. You will too!

I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Some of my other credentials include Dragon Door Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC), TRX® Suspension Training Qualified, and TRX® Rip Training Qualified. I am currently training for the Dragon Door Level II Russian Kettlebell Certification.

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

Credentials:
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (2013)
TRX® Suspension Training Qualified (2013)
Dragon Door HardStyle™ Kettlebell Certified (2015)
TRX® Rip Training Qualified (2016)
American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified
Dragon Door Russian Kettlebell Certified (2018)
Pilates Suspension Method 2.0 Certificate (2018)

"I started working out with Becky Mason 10 months ago and she inspires and motivates me to keep at it every week! I'm stronger, leaner, and healthier than I've been in a very long time and I thank Becky for that!! We do total body workouts and my favorite is the TRX classes."
- Michele

Nick Sweet

MS, CSCS, CPT, USAW-L1SP, CES, PES, HKC
Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist

Nick has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2014. He has worked as a Physical Education Teacher, Health Education Teacher, and Personal Training Manager. Nick has also worked with high school football, track & field, and basketball teams and as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Union College.

Nick has trained a wide range of clients including the beginners who have never stepped foot into a gym to Division I college athletes. He is passionate about continuing his education and staying up to date on the latest training techniques and scientific research and uses his numerous credentials to help his clients meet their individual fitness goals. He is currently training for the Dragon Door Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC™).

Credentials:
B.S. Physical Education, Sage College of Albany (2012)
TRX® Suspension Training Qualified (2012)
P90X® Qualified (2012)
M.S. Physical Education, Sage Graduate School (2013)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist (2013)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Speed, Agility, and Quickness Course (2013)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer (2014)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist (2014)
Dragon Door HardStyle™ Kettlebell Certified (2015)
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2015)
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Level 1 Coach (2016)


Adina Lawton-Varrone

RN, CPT

Adina found her passion for fitness in 2009 after the birth of her first daughter. Like many women, she realized that she had been caring for others but neglecting her own wellness. She credits group exercise classes for inspiring her and helping her look and feel better than she did in years. She wanted to help others accomplish what she had and she became a Certified Group Fitness Instructor in 2012. While attending nursing school at Memorial College of Nursing, she earned several more credentials including yoga and SPINNING® certifications.

Adina became a Registered Nurse in 2015 and started her lifelong dream of working as a Woman's Health Nurse. Because Ishe couldn’t imagine her life or career without fitness, she decided to fuse her two passions and become a NASM Certified Personal Trainer in 2018.

Adina maintained her active lifestyle throughout her second pregnancy up to and including the week she gave birth. She credits her training to a natural, unmedicated delivery and short postpartum recovery time. Her personal experience has empowered and inspired her to help other women do the same and has enhanced her specialization in perinatal fitness.

Adina's goal is to help clients of all fitness levels and life stages improve their physical health while helping them find their inner strength. Her work as a Registered Nurse allows her to see the whole person and how all the body systems work together. This also gives her the ability to work with a broad range of clients, including those with special concerns, while using a holistic health approach.


Credentials:
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (2018)
GRIT Series H.I.I.T Training, Les Mills (2016)
SPINNING® Instructor (2015)
YogaFit® Level I (2014)
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Certified Group Fitness Instructor (2012)
American Heart Association, BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR/AED


Grace Scheffler

Certified Personal Trainer

Grace fell in love with fitness while attending college at SUNY Cobleskill. As she tried different varieties of exercise her enthusiasm for health and wellness increased. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in 2013 she decided to pursue a career in fitness.

In 2014 Grace became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and began working as a kickboxing and small group instructor. She learned how to work with a broad range of clients with varying abilities and strengths.

During this time Grace’s father, previously a very active man, was suffering from three herniated discs in his lumbar spine. At one point he could barely walk and tried everything to improve his condition including cortisone shots, physical therapy, and acupuncture. He began to feel relief when he started pilates, which strengthened his core and realigned the discs in his back. Not only did pilates help him feel better, it changed his mindset towards exercise and influenced more purposeful movement. Her father’s injury and recovery inspired Grace to grow even more as a fitness professional.

Grace is eager to develop as a Personal Trainer and has continued her professional education by earning several credentials including the TRX® Suspension Training Qualification, Beacon Pilates Mat and Comprehensive Pilates Certificates, and two Pilates Suspension Method Certificates.

Grace’s latest passion has been caring for her eight month old son while juggling her career and her own personal fitness. She stayed active throughout her pregnancy, still exercising into the week she delivered her son. She credits her pain free pregnancy and quick recovery to a healthy and active lifestyle both before and during her pregnancy.

Grace wants to share her knowledge, skills, and the healing power of movement with other men and women and teach her clients how important selfcare truly is. Her goal is to inspire her clients and help them achieve their dreams and to be the strong example for the generation to come.

Grace is currently studying for her Advanced Comprehensive Pilates Certificate.

Credentials:
American Council on Exercise (ACE), Certified Personal Trainer (2014)
Beacon Pilates, Beginner and Intermediate Mat Pilates Certificate (2016)
TRX® Suspension Training Qualified (2016)
Beacon Pilates, Beginner and Intermediate Comprehensive Pilates Certificate (2017)
Pilates Suspension Method Certificate (2018)
Pilates Suspension Method 2.0 Certificate (2018)
American Red Cross AED/CPR Certified


"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.