"If you're going through hell, keep going." -Winston Churchill

Allison Ekonomakos

My story is messy and long, yet far from finished. The one unwavering certainty that's remained, however, has always been exercise. It saved my life, and continues to teach, heal, and propel me through my journey. If I can motivate and inspire just one other person to appreciate the process of their journey, my goal as a personal trainer will have been reached. I'm excited and honored to accompany the members of the Goal Mine community on their journeys to health and wellness!

  •     Favorite Artist: Kanye West (Pre-Kardashian)
  •     Favorite Music: Hip-Hop and R&B
  •     Favorite Superhero: Loading...

"If you have no confidence in yourself you are twice defeated in the race of life. But with confidence, you've won before you started."
-Marcus Garvey

Robert Asare

Robert's journey to fitness began at 10 yrs old when he started karate. The discipline to keep fit for karate propelled him to the gym. His love of fitness began. The road to becoming a fitness instructor was not easy. In West Africa where he grew up, fitness instruction was not taken seriously. It was not until he became an aerobics instructor for the morning Breakfast Show on National TV, did people start to see fitness as a way of life. To further his education in fitness, Robert moved to South Africa where he attended The College of Fitness in Johannesburg. Though he has many certifications and diplomas in all areas of fitness, his favorite equipment will always be the human body itself. His goal is to "condition" the planet through strength based training and aerobics. Through fitness a diabetic can be insulin free; A hypertensive can soon throw away his medication. That's the true power of fitness. Through hard work and perseverance, fitness can and will, change your life!

  •     Favorite Artist: Buju Banton
  •     Favorite Music: Roots Rock, Reggae

“The best way to Predict the future is to create it”
-Peter Drucker

Daniel Bochicchio

Health and Fitness has always been an important aspect in my life. I believe exercise can turn a bad day into a good one and a good day into a great day. Aside from being a great outlet, exercising has taught me discipline, sacrifice, patients, focus and dedication which are all tools that are applied in everyday life. Which brings me to Goal Mine, part of my journey is to help pass on my knowledge and passion to others looking to build a healthier, better and stronger version of themselves.

  •     Favorite Artist: Trey Songz or Bryson Tiller
  •     Favorite Music: EDM/ Hip Hop
  •     Favorite Superhero: batman

Rodely Italis

Rodely’s areas of interest include weight management, functional training, sports conditioning and special populations (young adults, cardiovascular and conditions, skills, boxing, running, etc). He is a strong advocate for self-health, training with a purpose and wellness. Rodely believes that there must be a balance between exercise and nutrition in wellness programs in order to combat health risks. He believes that creating a healthier body takes a commitment to making lifestyle adjustments.Rodely’s goal is to help clients make that adjustment

One of the most important things as a trainer is helping someone learn proper health and fitness techniques and how to incorporate exercise into daily life. Rodely believes that making each routine functional for clients is key and will help them remain successful in the future, no matter what their goals

  •     Favorite Artist: Tupac Shakur, David cook, Tim McGraw, Canaan Smith
  •     Favorite Music: Everything
  •     Favorite Superhero: Batman

“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid,”
-Goethe

Cate Minall

My high school life looked great on paper – I was near the top of my class, varsity volleyball captain, and a member of student government. Few people knew that I was dealing with a severe eating disorder coupled with depression and anxiety. By the time I graduated college, I had developed full-blown alcoholism, and I put everything – including my heath – on the back burner.

I got sober at 23 and, with the support of my family and recovery community, my mental and emotional wellbeing became a priority. But as I celebrated one year sober, I was crippled by anxiety, a stranger in my own body, and had a terrible relationship with food. One night my anxiety was so bad that my body buzzed uncomfortably with energy. Unable to sit still any longer, I laced up my sneakers and went running for the first time in years.

That one night changed everything. After my run, with my mind strangely quiet and peaceful, I realized that the progress I’d made in my emotional and mental recovery wasn’t matched by my physical health. Over the next few weeks I continued running, joined a gym, and started working with a trainer.

In the years since then, I’ve learned that I cannot compartmentalize my health. I am happiest when my physical fitness, mental health, and emotional wellbeing are working together. The time and effort I put in at the gym is more than repaid with the energy that exercise gives me, allowing me to show up in every other area in my life.

My passion is empowering others through fitness. By taking the time to understand a person’s unique challenges and motivations, I can work with the individual to create an integrated wellness plan. Whatever your goal is – whether you want to run a marathon or be in control in the boardroom – it starts from a place of feeling energetic, powerful, and confident.

  •     Favorite Artist: Salvador Dali
  •     Favorite Music: Tropical house

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