Pinnacle Fitness & Wellness works hard to provide a natural alternative for improving our clients' overall health.

Each client receives a fitness assessment and program design that is guaranteed to be safe and effective. We offer a range of exercise options to benefit virtually every individual, including KettleBells, Pilates, and Olympic Lifting. But exercise is just one part of what we do. We also offer massage therapy, a practice that, when incorporated into a training regime, can speed the process of recovery and help our clients reach their goals faster.

At Pinnacle, we recognize that our clients have many different needs and goals, which is why we offer a wide array of services that will be tailored personally for each of our clients. We invite you to contact us to learn more.

We look forward to helping you feel the best you can be!

Stephen FlamABOUT STEPHEN FLAM
LMT, ACSM, NSCA, USAW

OWNER


Stephen Flam is a graduate of The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences based in New York City. He is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of New York and South Carolina. His massage specialties are deep tissue, sports, medical, Shiatsu, Swedish and trigger point therapy. Stephen also has an extensive background in exercise science and is nationally certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Pilates Sports Center (PSC). Stephen is also a Level II certified Kettlebell instructor under Kettlebell Concepts and an Olympic lifting coach under United States of America Weight Lifting (USAW). Combining massage therapy and exercise science together and with over a decade of experience, Stephen finds himself very comfortable working in the rehabilitation setting with special populations as well as athletes. Being a native New Yorker, Stephen has worked in many of the health and fitness clubs in the area such as Reebok Sports Club and Equinox. Stephen has also served as the U.S. team massage therapist in Athens, Greece at the 2004 Mixed Martial Arts World Cup. Currently, Stephen is pursuing further education in Acupuncture. Stephen attended Woodward from 1983-1985, where he trained and competed.

CHRISTINA GLOGERABOUT CHRISTINA GLOGER
PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Christina Gloger is a full-spectrum fitness maven. Her knowledge of the body comes through intense study, numerous certifications, and, most importantly, over a decade of successful practice and instruction. She began her career in dance, studying at the Martha Graham School for Contemporary Dance in New York City, before her introduction to Pilates in 1996.

As a Pilates instructor, Christina holds the gold standard of expertise: in 2001 she was personally certified by Romana Kryzanoska—one of the few remaining disciples of Joseph Pilates himself. Since then she has been teaching Pilates in studios, private residences, and fitness clubs both national and international. While Christina has over a decade of experience teaching group classes, her profound knowledge of physiology and anatomy has enabled her to successfully teach a diverse clientele, adjusting her program to accommodate virtually anyone—including athletes, pregnant women, children, and even post-operation patients. Christina’s program is tailored to the individual to ensure results.

Starting in 2005, Christina began training clients at Sports Club LA in Rockefeller Center and was soon promoted to Advantage Trainer and then Master Trainer in Pre/Post Natal Exercise as well as Master Trainer for Breathing, before being nominated Trainer of the Year in 2007. She remained on staff at SCLA as a top trainer before taking her practice to Velocity Sports Performance in 2011.

Christina is certified in the following:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM): Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit: Christina is a certified CrossFit Coach as well as competitive CrossFit athlete.
  • USA Weightlifting: Olympic Lifting instructor
  • Titleist Performance Institute: Golf Fitness Instructor

In addition to her voluminous resume, Christina has made professional appearances in Glamour Magazine, Page Six Magazine, as well as on Channel 7 news, numerous DVDs (including the Classical Pilates Studio Equipment series), as well as several infomercials.

ANGIE BEISABOUT ANGIE BEIS
TRAINER

Angie Beis received her Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Hunter College in 2002, then went on to earn a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Columbia University in 2004. She was Master Personal Trainer at New York Sports Club from 1999 to 2004, and has worked at Velocity Sports Performance in New York City from 2004 to the present.

Angie’s personal training career has been based on helping others to achieve maximum health and fitness regardless of age or physical condition. She has trained NFL and NBA sports stars, celebrities such as chef Mario Batali and Channel 7 news anchor Robin Roberts, and everyday folks who want to get the most out of their workouts. Angie's training regimen begins with an in-depth assessment, including a discussion of the client's medical history and fitness objectives. With a profound knowledge of their needs and abilities, her multi-tiered, multi-faceted sessions are tailor-made to maximize an individual's potential.

PAIGE VOLPER ABOUT PAIGE VOLPER, LMT
LMT

Paige Volper has been a practicing, licensed Massage Therapist since 1995. She has immersed herself in a wide variety of styles which has allowed her to assist an equally diverse roster of clients with different needs, including those with chronic conditions, repetitive injuries, pre-and post-surgical patients, power lifters, and professional athletes. Paige customizes her practice according to the individual, and sessions typically begin with a conversation to determine what a client wants, then assessing what their body needs, before integrating different techniques from her rich background to create a therapeutic massage experience that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Paige is a practitioner of the following techniques:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Structural Integration
  • Thai
  • Swedish
  • Pressure Points
  • Reflexology
  • Pre-Natal
  • Cranio Sacral
  • Reiki

Gilbert Chiropractic OfficeABOUT DRS. FRANK GILBERT & DANA WALTERS
CHIROPRACTIC

We offer the complete Pettibon System for rapid pain relief and proven spine and posture optimization, along with classical chiropractic care. We also offer spine and disc decompression protocols for rapid relief of pain associated with bulging/herniated discs. In our practice, it is never "one size fits all." What sets us apart is that each patient is analyzed in such a way as to determine exactly what they need to do to "fix" or optimize their own neck, spine and posture. In this manner, they are empowered to care for themselves and do not become dependent upon us. Since 1979, we have helped tens of thousands of adults and children with neck and back pain, bulging/herniated discs, chronic headaches and migraine, pain into the arms and legs, deteriorating posture, scoliosis, asthma, colic, chronic ear infections and general poor immune response.

Wellness Warrior StefaniaABOUT STEFANIA
WELLNESS WARRIOR

Exercise, fitness and being healthy have always been the cornerstone of Stefania's life. She took her fitness to the next level when she began competing in all natural body building and fitness competitions from 1998-2001. During that time she became so inspired that she resigned from her full time job as a financial consultant and became a certified personal trainer. She then went on to become certified in mat pilates, kick boxing and yoga. When she found yoga she knew it was her calling and it transformed her life from the inside out. Since then she has been inspired and compelled to teach what she herself has learned. She now teaches workshops specifically geared toward healing your back and your life through yoga. Besides yoga Stefania firmly believes in a balance of her CORE FOUR: yoga, weight training, cardiovascular exercise, and meditation. She has competed in 2 sprint triathlons over the last two years and continues to challenge herself to grow and learn. Her business is a natural evolution reflecting her own growth as she has overcome many obstacles in her life, including six herniated disks. Stefania is passionate about sharing her life journey and helping people become the best that they can be. Her philosophy: "Your attitude determines your altitude in life...never stop learning, never stop growing and never stop having a sense of humor through it all!"

Yoga SaskiaABOUT SASKIA
YOGA

Saskia grew up in the Northern German Countryside where she spent most of her days being active. Early on she started horseback riding, playing team handball, running, and spending most of her time with activities outside. From early childhood on to this day the bicycle is her number one method of transportation. She was introduced to yoga in 2003, practicing on & off initially. After moving from countryside to New York City in 2006 yoga became an essential & substantial practice helping her to find stillness, peace & clarity in this big city. She completed the firstSarva Yoga Academy teacher training at Go Yoga with teachers Lilia Mead, Michael Hewett & Matthew Lombardo. Saskia has studied various lineages of yoga, the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, Indian Yoga, & the Fourth Way. She was also certified as a Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner by Cheri Clampett & Arturo Peal at Integral Yoga & is a certified Reiki Practitioner of the 2nd degree. Most recently, she got certified as a Chair Yoga Teacher byLakshimi Voelker in the program „Get Fit Where You Sit“ at the NY Open Center.

For Saskia yoga is not a physical practice but rather a combination of mind, body & spirit, and the healing powers of the unity of these elements. Saskia teaches both Therapeutic & Restorative Yoga & Vinyasa Flow, in which she aims to combine the inner & outer methods of healing simultaneously in motion.

 

New York Nutritionist CarlyABOUT CARLY
New York Nutritionist

Carly Feigan is a native New Yorker, trained as a clinical nutritionist and certified herbalist in New York City. Carly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and is RD eligible and is working towards recertification in Lifestyle and Weight Management. Carly has maintained a thriving practice in midtown Manhattan for 15 years.

Carly has written nutrition columns in various health publications such as Natural Health, Fitness magazine, and To Your Health newspaper. She uses a holistic approach to weight management, integrating the body and the mind. Formerly with Equinox Fitness, Carly Feigan has motivated hundreds of people to reach and exceed their nutritional goals… naturally.

Carly has inspired large groups of people to change their lifestyle by changing their attitudes and awareness about health and wellness.

Carly presents to groups on various topics:

  • Learn How to Indulge without the Bulge,
  • Holiday Survival Kit: 10 Tips on How to Eat, Drink and Stay Healthy During the Holidays,
  • The Sweet T(r)ooth: Demystifying the World of Sweeteners,
  • 3 Simple Steps to Optimum Health and Wellness,
  • 10 Tips to Mastering Your Metabolism