About the Staff

April Yakaboski

April is the founder and owner of Aerial Fitness and Hot Yoga Studio. Fitness has been April's passion for her whole life. A native of the East End of Long Island, she would skip out of school early to attend Laura and Patricks famous Step II classes in Hampton Bays back in the '90's. Laura and Patrick were her first exercise inspiration. From there she pursued her passion for health and alternative wellness at Trinity College where she obtained her certification as a Traditional Naturopath. She attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City for certification as Holistic Health Counselor. She earned certification in TRX levels I and II and she is a Joschi Yoga certified yoga instructor. April studied Aerial Arts with Ivo Guervieve (a former Cirque du Soleil performer) at MMAC in New York City. Continuing her education in 2013 by completing 50 hours achieving her BROGA certification and her Personal Trainer Certificate in June 2013. April continues to keep A.F.H.Y on the cutting edge with her latest addition of Tava Paddle Boards designed specifically for her Paddle Yoga & Fitness on the water Classes! Paddle Board Classes & rentals offered from May- October to keep you in shape and having fun!.

Bringing her wellness, nutrition and fitness interests together, she founded Aerial Fitness and Hot Yoga. April wanted to create a special place that was innovative and fun, wholistic and cutting edge - something that did not exist before Aerial Fitness and Hot Yoga came to town. April teaches a variety of classes and is constantly cultivating new fitness and wellness programs. She brings her Naturopathic knowledge into her teaching for a well balanced curriculum that always keeps the whole body and mind in consideration.

Yoga

  • Christina Farrell, BS, LMT

    Christina is a licenced massage therapist in practice for 22 years. She is certified in Traditional Thai Massage and teaches an inspirational Vinyasa style yoga that incorporates both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. She draws on her deep knowledge of the body and its energy paths in her teaching. Her students benefit from the clarity of her explanations in class. Her restorative yoga class is a great foundation in the fundamentals of yoga that will leave you feeling energized and inspired.

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  • Jessica

    Jessica teaches a spiritually grounding practice of Vinyasa that ranges from a gentle to vigorous flow. She encourages the use of slow, consistent breath to move gracefully from one pose to the next and provides adjustments that allow for a safe practice and the opportunity for spiritual, mental and physical growth. She encourages her students to take the lessons they learn on their mat into their lives, and allows them space to explore themselves on a deeper level. Coming from an athletic (over two decades of soccer) and spiritual background, she provides a good balance for the mind and body. Jessica has been practicing and studying yoga for over 10 years and teaching since May of 2012. She feels blessed to have the chance to share the many amazing benefits of a Vinyasa practice with her students.

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  • Laura Single

    AFAA certified TRX Trainer. CEU in step, spin,yoga and more. Health and fitness is a passion I have enjoyed for over 20 years. Teaching and seeing people get results with mind and body, is the best achievement of my job.

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  • Lauren Fuhs

    Lauren teaches an approachable, yet invigorating style of Vinyasa Yoga that safely challenges the body and soothes the soul. She also teaches an energizing TRX Suspension class which Lauren agrees is a perfect compliment to yoga, creating long lean muscles. Her passion is to motivate people so they can work to the best of their abilities and achieve their individual goals while smiling and having fun doing it. She has been practicing and studying yoga for over 11 years and teaching since 2009. "...none but ourselves can free our minds." - Bob Marley

    Certified Yoga Instructor-200 Hour (Joschi NYC)
    Certified TRX Trainer-Level 1
    Certified Personal Trainer-ACE

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  • Ryan Farrell

    Ryan leads a practice that incorporates breath and muscle strength in an effort to revitalize the body and bring awareness back to one's movement. He draws upon his experience in martial arts as well as yoga to create a physical and active class in an effort to help students reach a remembered sense of well-being.

    Certified Yoga Instructor-200 Hour (Joschi NYC)
    3rd Degree Black Belt Certified by the Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Federation
    Broga Yoga-50hr Teacher Training I & II

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TRX and Cardio

  • Joan Mlodynia

    Joan is a certified TRX instructor, a full time elementary school teacher, mother of two sons and fitness enthusiast. For twenty years Joan has enjoyed life on the East End of Long Island making time for 5K runs, bike rides and anything else that gets her up and moving. She is a dedicated TRX instructor and believes in the power of suspension training, where your body becomes a machine. Joan's classes are energetic, challenging and upbeat. She strives to keep the muscles "confused" by using a variety of equipment to strengthen vital core muscles while burning calories and fat for a class that is never boring.

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  • Stacy Curcio

    Stacy is a proud mother of two beautiful young girls. She has over 14 years of experience with One on one training, team training and weight management. Stacy has held the National Level NPC Fitness Athlete for over 6 years. Stacy is Certified ISSA PT, Strength & Conditioning, Plyometrics & Power Trainer, Sports nutritionist, Certified YogaFit Yoga Instructor, among many of her other certifications and accomplishments. AF & HY is excited and welcomes Stacy to the Fitness family.

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  • Rachel Goodale

    Rachel is a certified TRX instructor that puts enthusiasm into her workout routines. She enjoys an active lifestyle; running, biking, scuba diving, standup paddleboarding, and anything else that keeps her moving. Rachel is a very health conscious vegetarian and loves to tend to her own organic vegetable garden. "The body is a mirror of how we live our lives."

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Pilates

  • Chris Picarello

    Chrissy is a certified Mat Pilates instructor and has been studying Pilates for over six years. She trained with Liz Gillies, master Pilates teacher, star of several videos and author of "100 Ways to Work Out on the Ball". Chrissy teaches the Hot Pilates and Pilates Mat classes at Aerial Fitness. She recently gave birth to her first child and kept up with her teaching and training until the final weeks of her pregnancy. She credits Pilates with her quick recovery from birthing and her general overall stamina. Chris brings her knowledge of anatomy to her classes and educates her students about their structure as they strengthen their cores. Her classes are fun and educational as well as a great workout.

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