Owner/Instructor, E.C.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer.
Stacy has been an ECITS Certified Personal Trainer for over 12 years in New York City. She worked at the New York Health and Racquet Club in mid-town Manhattan for 6 years developing a following of personal clients.
Stacy Papakostas currently holds certifications in Functional Body Weight Training, Sport Specific Exercise, Boxing and Kickboxing. She is committed to a lifetime of continuing education in the field of health and wellness.
“My unique approach will give you an edge on self-defense techniques in addition to muscle building, weight loss, life coaching and nutrition counseling.”
Stacy’s education and experience with pre-natal and post-pregnancy therapeutic exercise helps moms improve their health and physical appearance. She has proved that when expecting mothers incorporate exercise before delivery, they will have fewer baby-fat pounds to lose and are more likely to maintain a normal body weight after delivery.
Being a mother herself, she understands that establishing good habits and discipline now will make a more positive role model as the child grows. Her energetic and creative approach makes every session fun and effective.
The foundation of Stacy Papkostas’ practice as a fitness professional is built on encouraging positive thinking to boost self-esteem and a healthy body image.
Dr. John Spencer Ellis
Each week, over one million people enjoy a fitness program created by John Spencer Ellis. He is the CEO of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association), and the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching.
John is also the CEO of the Get America Fit Foundation, VP of Business Development for MyNutritionStore.com, and on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Super Mommies, Select Comfort (Sleep Number Bed), Irvine Valley College, Life & Leisure Television and Health Journal Television.
He is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners, the author of “How Badly Do You Want It? – Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness,” and a contributor to “Power of Champions” and ?Peak Vitality?
He created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp program in the world.
His TriActive America signature series of outdoor exercise equipment is used worldwide. John’s fitness programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and health clubs. He held the post of Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine, and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Reality, SPIKE, ESPN & BRAVO.
He hosts The Fit Show, PersonalTrainerTV.com, The OC Body and The Spencer Power Hour radio show. John is the Master of Ceremonies for the Ms. Fitness U.S.A and World pageants. He stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp & Kung-Fu Fitness , created fitness programs used by Cirque du Soleil and the U.S. Secret Service, and consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships). John was recently nominated for induction to the Fitness Hall of Fame.
John holds bachelors degrees in business and health science, an MBA, and a doctorate in education. He also completed doctoral level studies in naturopathy. He has fifteen certifications including massage therapy, plyometrics, self-defense, fitness kick boxing, fitness boxing, water fitness, exercise rehabilitation, golf conditioning, Pilates, personal training, clinical hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis, PACE circuit training and yoga.
He holds a 2nd degree black belt in kung-fu, has completed the Ironman triathlon, and finished 5th at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships. His medical training includes a license in radiological technology, a medical assisting certification, and training in McKenzie rehabilitation. John was nominated for the California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.
Stacy Papakostas & John Spencer Ellis – your NYC Adventure Boot Camp instructors