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Meet The Trainers


Cory Cannici

Owner/Personal Trainer

Owner Cory Cannici has been a performance coach and personal trainer since 2010.  Opening his business, Evolve Training & The Parisi Speed School in 2013, he became the youngest owner among over 90+ Parisi franchise locations. With a passion for helping others gain control of their health through proper exercise and nutrition, he takes great pride in the progress of his adult clients and young athletes who train at our facility.

Education and Certifications:

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A. in Communication Arts

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer

  • American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid


Heather Nelan

Personal Trainer

Heather has been a trainer since November, 2015, following a 4 year stint as a physical therapy aide and director of a physical therapy step down program, which brought patients to the next level of recovery with personal training. A former gymnast, Heather’s dedication to perfecting the movement of everyone she works with, whether adults or athletes, sets her apart.

Education and Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Kinesiology

  • American College of Sports Medicine, Personal Trainer

  • CPR/AED certified


Khalil Harrison

Personal Trainer

Khalil has been in the fitness realm since 2008 when training for high school wrestling. After 5 years of competitive wrestling and being under a barbell, Khalil began to coach as a sports performance coach and personal trainer. Khalil also is a certified USA Olympic Weightlifting coach as well as a national level athlete in the 67kg weight class. 

As of fall 2019 Khalil is continuing his education at CUNY Lehman College in their Human Performance graduate program. 

Education and Certifications 

B.S. Exercise Science CUNY Lehman 

NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach 

USAW Level 1


Mike McLoughlin

Personal Trainer

Mike has been learning first hand what is takes to build a strong foundation of strength since an early age. After multiple surgeries of his own, he became intrigued with the proper comeback to the sports he once loved. A way to regain a life of constant pain-free joy.


He pursed his curiosity, studying Fitness Development at SUNY Cortland, to gain a true understanding of how to make our bodies work optimally, no matter the circumstances. He now finds himself passionate to share his knowledge with others, so that they too can enhance their daily lives, and get back to living a pain-free, healthy life.


Education and Certifications

B.S. in Kinesiology - SUNY Cortland

Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid


Rachel Duffy

Personal Trainer

Two years ago Rachel decided to transition from working in a physical therapy office to becoming a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach. Being an athlete all her life playing soccer, running track, and being a competitive cheerleader, health and fitness has always been a passion of hers. She just recently obtained her Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Coaching, combining that with her experience in both strength and rehabilitative training.

Education and Certifications:

  • West Chester University, B.S. Exercise Science

  • Montclair State University, M.S. Exercise Science

  • CPR/AED Certified


Matt Ryan

Nutritionist and Personal Trainer

Matt is available for nutrition counseling, weight management and personal training. He’s been practicing nutrition counseling since 2001 and personal training since 2005.

In addition, Matt has run over 35 half marathons and has completed 13 Marine Corps Marathons since 2010. He is currently gearing up for his fourteenth in the Fall!

Philosophy on nutrition: “Eating the right number of calories and the proper amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat can help achieve ones’ fitness goals. Although they are all essential, the key is incorporating them into the daily diet, developing consistency and balancing them with YOUR lifestyle. That’s where the REAL POWER lies.”

Military, Education and Certifications:

  • United States Marine Corps Reserve (1996-2002)

  • Montclair State University, B.S. Foods & Nutrition (2001)

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine; Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist & Weight Loss Specialist

  • Certifications include: Parisi Performance Coach, TRX Suspension Training, Pregnancy &
    Post -Partum Training, Apex Fitness, dotFit Nutrition, e3 Weight
    Management and ServeSafe; Food Handler

  • CPR – AED Certified

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