Dany Holdstein is the motivating force at DTHW. Before opening his studio on Long Island, he studied with dance legends, Martha Graham, Pearl Lang, Madam Darvash, Rick Atwell and Luigi. He performed and choreographed throughout South America with the Pearl Lang Company. Dany, “a teacher’s teacher,” taught Master Classes in Europe, Israel and the U.S.A., served as an Adjunct Professor at C.W. Post College, and conducted dance workshops for the Annual State Conference of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
He is also Artistic Director of the contemporary Dany Holdstein Dance Company and most recently, added Producer of the Summer Dance Series At Morgan Park to his extensive resume.
Gail is the owner and CEO of the Bannister Method. She is a respected professional with an extensive background in all aspects of the fitness industry, inclluding teaching, management and programming. The workshops and lectures she presents are well attended by career fitness professionals from all over the world. As an educator provider for the (ECITS) East Coast Instructor Training School, Gail teaches aerobic choreography classes with the latest trends in moves and music that are just starting to make their way on to the fitness scene. Currently, Gail is the Flexibility, Core and Pilates coach for the New York Jets football team, Pro Hoops Basketball and hockey players for the New York Islanders. Her focus on skill sets is designed to help players improve in all areas of defense and offense. She holds certifications in several disciplines which reinforce her coaching abilities to the benefit of her athletes. Gail’s personality, professional expertise and enthusiasm are motivational incentives for professional athletes, aspiring instructors and group fitness participants. We are very proud to welcome Gail Bannister-Munnn to DHTW.
A partial list of Gail’s certifications include: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE, AFAA, EAST COAST INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SCHOOL DIRECTOR & EDUCATOR, YOGA FIT (300 hours), STOTT PILATES MAT, 1, 2, & 3
Gene is a Group Fitness Instructor as well as an ISSA certified personal trainer. His group fitness specialties are Xrcycle and cardio kickboxing. Gene is a martial arts enthusiast who enjoys teaching self defense.
Anthony is an accredited Certified Personal Trainer, and is also has an A.F.A.A. certification. He designed his Ultimate Body Workout class so that everyone, no matter what age or fitness level they are, can achieve maximum results. At C.W. Post College, Anthony was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2006 NCAA Division Northeast Semi-Finalist Softball Team, and the ECAC Division II Semi-Final Women’s Volleyball and Equestrian teams.
Besides being a certified personal trainer, Ernie is also a group fitness instructor. His goal is for “you to leave stronger and happier than when you walked in.” Ernie has a great sense of humor; nonetheless, he wants everyone to set goals and challenge themselves.
Felicia is a highly qualified experienced aerobic teacher. She is certified in several disciplines including, personal training, yoga and spinning. Her creativity can be attributed to her dance background. Felicia created signature classes exclusively for DHTW, “CARDIO GROOVE,” “SEXY BODY,” and “BURN.”
Pete is an enthusiastic interval step and kick boxing instructor, as well as a certified personal trainer He motivates his students to work hard and succeed.
Nathan connects with his students through his energetic creativity. His “Blake Experience,” and “Body By Blake” combine dance and workout for a unique exhilarating experience. Besides his dance based workouts, he also teaches his own stylized version of KickBoxing. Nathan is invited to teach his master classes throughout the United States.
For 10 years Lauren Antorino Griffin was the owner of Studio A Fitness studio. In 1997 Studio A and Two Worlds Dance and Fitness merged to form an all inclusive fitness and dance facility servicing the North Shore of Long Island. Lauren is one of the producers of “Better Than Before,” a fitness video designed for breast cancer survivors. One of her main objectives is to enable people to maintain a healthy fit lifestyle. Lauren is also the proud mother of two children. Lauren has a Master of Arts Degree in Sports Management from Adelphi University with certifications by A.C.E, A.F.F.A., Johnny G. Spinning, Realryder, TRX, AI Stretch and IDEA.
Lori is a certified cycling instructor. She enjoys motivating her adult, teen and tween classes to go that extra mile. When she isn’t in her Xrcycle room, Lori can be found keeping fit in the gym.
Lisa who grew up in Manhasset, NY is a certified cycling instructor. She is known for her amazing playlists that get her classes to another level.