About Personal Edge

Our Story

 

We are a Personal Training facility located in Madison, CT and have been in business since 2005. Our mission is to improve our clients' quality of life through personal training in an environment that is professional, focused and positive, with knowledge and expertise at the core.

 

We are Personal Edge. A fully-equipped facility that offers clients customized personal fitness programs by Certified Personal Fitness Trainers. By using safe, innovative, and creative techniques, we can help each client reach their training goals efficiently, effectively, and with enthusiasm.

 

We accomplish our mission by designing individualized, balanced programs based in knowledge and creativity that focuses on the client’s needs, goals, and desires. We pride ourselves in making each personal training session challenging, stimulating, safe, and fun!

 

We educate and motivate clients of all ages, from youth to seniors, in achieving higher levels of fitness, health, and wellness. We offer private, semi-private and small group personal training sessions.

Specialties

 

Circuit Training

Boot Camp Circuit

Pilates

Men's Classes

Diet and Nutrition

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Meet Our Trainers

The Personal Edge LLC is an elite personal training studio.  We believe in hiring only the most talented and dedicated trainers in Connecticut.  Our gym is outfitted with the best equipment and tools for maximizing the physical potential of our clients.  Come and see for yourself!

Deb Abrams

 

Deb Abrams, M.S. holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Springfield College, and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. She has been in the fitness industry for the past 32 years, working as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and nutritional consultant.

 

With her strong exercise physiology background, she has both the knowledge and confidence to work with the proper biomechanics to safely and effectively train each client. She has worked with all ages and levels, including teens, adults, and seniors, and enjoys using her creativity, focus, and expertise to guide her clients to their goals. Her training sessions and classes are motivated by her passion for fitness and helping people, with special focus on their form, posture, alignment and flexibility.

 

She is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a personal trainer, holds Pilates mat and reformer certifications, and is CPR-certified. She has been the owner of Personal Edge, LLC since February, 2005.

Michelle Bailey

 

Michelle has been a personal trainer since 2010 and has been in the fitness industry for over 18 years as a Group Ex instructor. Teaching classes is a great way to motivate the masses, but every one has individual needs and obstacles and Michelle loves working with people to push past obstacles and meet their goals. Being on the journey with people to celebrate both small success and end result is very rewarding.

 

Michelle focuses on MINDSET, getting out of your own way and positive MOTIVATION! When not training she is  a Motivational speaker and dance instructor. Michelle certifications include WITS personal training, YOGA, Les Mills, Body Pump, Body Step, Body Flow, Body Attack, CXWORX, GRIT, SPRINT, Body Combat, BARRE Above and Dance Masters of America teacher and examiner. Michelle also has her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration

Terri Testa

 

Terri received her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University, and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is also certified through NASM as a Women’s Fitness Specialist, and is experienced in training men and young athletes as well.

 

Her programs are designed to help each client reach their specific goals, specializing in weight loss, strength and muscle gains, overall health improvement, and increasing athleticism. She helps clients to push themselves to do the best they can in each workout. Fitness is an integral part of Terri’s daily life, and one of her goals is to help her clients discover how great they feel when they keep their bodies healthy and active!

Lorey O'Neill

 

Lorey will never forget her first experience in a gym over 20 years ago. She went to an aerobics class with a friend and chose a spot right up front. When everyone was moving forward, she was going backwards! She stayed there for the entire hour and survived, barely! She kept going, but stayed in the back of the class. After a couple of years, she was keeping up just fine, and thinking maybe she could even instruct the class.

 

Lorey became an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor in 1993 and spent over 12 years teaching aerobic, strength and step classes at various gyms and town recreation departments. Never forgetting her first class, she has always felt a special connection with people new to fitness and tries to make it less intimidating by really “teaching” fitness. In 2004, she became a NASM-certified personal trainer and enjoys teaching small (2-6 participants) group classes. Lorey is CPR certified.

Rudy Leandri

 

Rudy Leandri has been working in the fitness industry for the past 5 years. He has done it all from training, to desk work, to management, to fixing equipment. He has been personal training fully for the past 3 years.

 

Rudy is DotFit certified, Expert Rating Certified and has done multiple course on S.M.R (Self Myofascial Release) as well as A.I.S (Active Isolated Stretching) and is currently studying for his N.A.S.M certification.

 

His training style has a wide range & he truly believes each workout has to be client specific. Rudy is a big believer in M.C.P (the Muscle Confusion Principle) & applies it to his clients' sessions. The fitness lifestyle is what Rudy lives 24/7. He loves to help motivate others to want to make the decision to do the same.