The Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp Team
All About Ariane
Ariane created the Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp in 2008 with the intention to kick New Yorker’s butt with a view. She wanted to offer an effective, yet fun workout that changed bodies quickly, without the monotony of the gym. She also wanted to create a community of motivated New Yorkers who pay their enthusiasm for health and fitness forward to their friends and family.
Today it is often referred to as “New York City’s toughest workout.” It has been featured in Vogue Magazine as “Best Winter Outdoor Workout”, Self Magazine voted it among “The Top 33 Hottest New Workouts in the US”, and Lucky Magazine called it “Best Bikini Boot Camp”. The workout has garnered International media attention and has been featured on Japanese, British, Brazilian, Italian and many German TV programs and in magazines and news papers. Ariane has been featured in Shape Magazine, the New York Times, W Magazine, Woman’s World, Life & Style, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, Running, Women’s Health and many others for her workout creation and provides expert advice on fitness, nutrition and motivation.
Her month-long intense fat loss program, “Slim & Strong” has been selling out month after month for the past 5 years. It has enjoyed immensely positive feedback from its more than 10,000 participants. Her Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp DVD has become a popular at-home workout and she is currently producing a series of workout videos for German and American websites for boot camp fans who can’t make it to the Brooklyn Bridge. Additionally, Ariane offers boot camp retreats in Costa Rica, corporate workshops, and creates detox programs for the NutriBullet Company.
Ariane believes in strong bodies and sound minds, and stresses the importance of balanced nutrition, effective exercise, and a positive sense of self. Ariane stays away from quick fixes and fads, and instead endorses a clean, healthy diet and lifestyle. Her blog “Slim & Strong” (www.slimandstrongblog.com) has been called “Best Fitness Studio Blog in NYC” and provides fat loss information, recipes, workout videos and advice one the most effective ways to go from flab to fab. She specializes in fat loss and health conditioning and draws from a diverse background in fitness, nutrition, psychology, hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
All About Brandon
Brandon Acevedo has been a trainer for more than ten years. He has taught Bootcamp, Kickboxing, Body Sculpting and Posture and Core Workshops. He has a degree in Exercise Science and multiple NASM certifications ranging from Corrective Exercise, Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement. Additionally, he has studied Jeet Kune Do martial arts, performed as a freestyle dancer and has competed as a natural body builder.
Brandon infuses his classes with his wealth of knowledge and experience making for work outs that are creative, integrative, dynamic and progressive. In his words, “my aim is to create functional bodies that are beautiful, streamlined and balanced, enhancing wellness, self-image actualization, self-awareness and a zest for life!” He strongly believes health and fitness are the key to successful living allowing the individual to make the most of their mind, body and character. However, exercise must be performed properly and safely; otherwise muscular skeletal problems will arise, which defeats the purpose. So come join his class and train to be straighter, stronger, leaner and longer.
All About Jessica
Jessica has been a certified Personal Trainer for 10 years and has a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology, the science of human movement. She helps clients reach their full exercise potential with her extensive knowledge of the human body and her contagious enthusiasm. Ever wonder where trainers come up with some of the moves they ask you to do? Jessica’s strength is her ability to create fun and effective routines that get clients to their goals while keeping them motivated. Don’t say you can’t do the last 10, she’ll be doing them with you!
No stranger to a hard workout herself, prior to moving to New York city in 2010, Jessica trained athletes and participated in mixed martial arts competitions throughout America and Brazil. Here in the big city she’s expanded her passion to fearlessly assist in beauty pageants and training moms to be. In 2011 Jessica was the official trainer for our very own Mrs. New York and prepared her for her competition in the Mrs. America pageant. In 2012 Jessica inspired boot campers by instructing through the majority of her pregnancy – showing us that fitness and pregnancy can and DO look good together. Jessica’s versatile and extensive experience helps her clients more than halfway by educating them on the optimal course to take while getting them to their best possible self.
All About Caitlin
Caitlin Venedam comes to us from Brooklyn by way of the Jersey Shore. A triathlete with a background in martial arts, Navy ROTC and comedy. She specializes in bodyweight training, endurance training and BUTT-KICKING!
Caitlin’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious! She accepts nothing less than your 110% and she always leaves you with a sweaty, accomplished smile.
All About Myrna
Myrna is a certified Personal Trainer with a unique back story in that she has undergone a radical physical transformation—she’s lost upwards of 65 pounds—as well as completely redefined her lifestyle—going from sedentary to drill sergeant—in just over a year.
After watching the scale creep past 200 pounds, Myrna decided to give her diet and exercise regime a complete overhaul. She joined Slim and Strong (as a participant), where, as the weeks went by, she started noticing that not only was she getting stronger, leaner, and more fit, but that she was actually good at this exercise thing. In a classic Karate Kid, student-becomes-teacher type plot twist, Myrna’s hard work, perseverance, and positive outlook led her to eventually become an instructor at BBBC and as of recently the manager of Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp.
Keeping with this pattern of reinvention, Myrna recently left corporate HR to make a career out of elevating HRs! Life as a fulltime trainer has been a good one (have you seen the guns on this woman?), but the best part of the job for Myrna is fulfilling her passion of helping others change and improve their lives through fitness.
Seeking inspiration, along with a good-for-you beat down? Catch Myrna (if you can!) on the Brooklyn Bridge.