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.
At Pinnacle Fitness & Wellness, we work hard to provide a natural alternative for improving our clients' overall health. Recognizing that our clients have many different needs and goals, we offer a wide array of services, from Kettlebells to Pilates to Massage Therapy, all tailored personally to help each individual client reach their full fitness and wellness potential.
Everybody’s needs are different—from improved cardiovascular health to increased muscle tone, our approach is not simply to act as a “trainer” but as a guide, helping you to understand your own body in order to see your desired results in a safe and timely fashion. No matter where you are on the spectrum of fitness—whether you are just beginning your quest for a healthier life and better body, are a regular gym-goer who wants to push yourself to the next level of physical discipline, or are an athlete in search of an extra edge in your regimen—we pride ourselves on an approach that is studious, rigorous, and which yields quantifiable results. Three examples of different types of clients on the spectrum (but not limited to such clients alone) (note that each aspires to the next level):
Some examples of the many different types of clients we work with…
"Regarding Stephen Flam and Pinnacle, I have a very simple statement to make: He has literally changed my life. I am in the best shape of my adult life and, as a result, enjoying my life more. Stephen is both intuitive and scientific at the same time. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about training regimens from cardio to weight training to Pilates to nutrition, which he tailors for each specific client. Each session is customized, and I can say I have never had the same session twice in over 6 months of working out with Stephen. He introduced me to Kettle Bells and has brought me to a level of proficiency that I never dreamed possible. By combining the weight training with Pilates movements aimed at strengthening my core, I have dropped 4 inches from my waist and added lean muscle mass throughout my entire body. We burn 750 to 850 kcals a session but never feel overcooked in the routine.
Stephen is a godsend. The best trainer I've ever had bar none. My highest recommendation!"
"Stephen has been my trainer for about a year. He has a 'take charge' approach, he is very energetic and motivating. When I started working with him, I had bad posture, no muscle tone to speak of and the list goes on. Training with Steph twice a week with kettlebells, weights, and low-impact aerobics has changed all that. My posture has improved tremendously, my core is stronger than it has ever been, and I have good muscle tone all over my body. Most importantly I feel good, and I am very happy! I am always looking forward to my twice-a-week exercise routine with Steph."
"I started training with Stephen Flam 13 years ago when I was in my early 50s. Stephen's exercises involve multiple areas of the body at the same time so that they are more like what we experience in real life. They may involve standing on an unsteady surface or on one leg, or sitting on an exercise ball while using resistance bands. He mixes things up to keep them interesting and fun. Stephen advised me what exercise equipment I needed to buy so that we can do my workouts in my home. We sometimes do in-person workouts but we are equally effective working remotely. Stephen also connected me with nutritionist Carly Feigan who helped me lose a significant amount of weight. I am now in my mid-60s, and I feel like I am well positioned to stay strong, healthy, and balanced as I age."
- Sharon Lowenheim