"Learn what your body can do to enrich your health and enjoyment of life."

Shana Brady, Director of Training

Building Community… and Good Health

Shana is professional and personable and makes you feel like part of the group right away!

Kayoko M., Manhattan, New York


  • BS, Nutrition & Exercise Science • Queens College • 2006
  • Certified Personal Trainer • American Council on Exercise • 2006
  • Certified Health & Fitness Instructor • American College of Sports Medicine, 2007
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist • NASM • 2012

Exercise Philosophy

I love exercise so much I went to school for it. Training is all about learning what our bodies can do to enrich our health and enjoyment of life. I use my creativity, patient demeanor, and positive attitude to help others overcome any and all obstacles blocking their path to fitness and better health.

Most memorable fitness achievement

I started to do continuous double unders without really trying. I know it’s counter to most goal-oriented training regimens but that’s how I like to do it. Much less stressful! After one of my first long endurance skips (which was a goal-oriented training regimen), I stopped for a break to freestyle jump. I must have somehow tapped into some new energy source or I was on an “exercise high” because I started to do just a few double unders and then kept on going!

Quote to live by

“Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong” Psalm 37:1

or if you must have the King James version:

“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.”

Best live music experience

The Koffin Kats at Don Pedro’s in Brooklyn. This band has so much fun when they perform and the venue is like your friend’s living room. And of course having a song shouted out to Punk Rope was a thrill we hope to enjoy more often.

Favorite band

Black Sabbath