Our Staff

Fluid Fitness boasts two master trainers and an exceptionally experienced staff, most of whom trained directly with Juliu Horvath, the creator of GYROTONIC®. Our multi-lingual staff also speaks Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, French and Italian.

For more information about our staff, please see their biographies below.


Lisa DelSignore

Director

Lisa DelSignore owns and manages Fluid Fitness promoting health and wellness through GYROTONIC® training. As a dancer, she performed with several modern and tap companies, danced off-Broadway, in regional theaters, and on national and European tours. She began her GYROTONIC® work in 1989 while recuperating from a dance-related back injury. During this time, she studied with the creator of the system, Juliu Horvarth and master trainer Hilary Cartwright. In 2000, Lisa received her GYROTONIC® instructor certification. She is also certified on the Jumping-Stretching Board, Leg Extension Unit, Gyrotoner®, Ladder, Archway® and GYROKINESIS®. Lisa continues to expand her knowledge through periodic training updates and complimentary techniques.

In addition to GYROTONIC®, Lisa worked with Pino Carbone in Florence, Italy, teaching both his ArtForm system and GYROTONIC®. Lisa is a certified instructor for the ArtForm equipment in Fluid Fitness: Pegasus, Elvis, and Masterstretch. She is also a Certified Power Plate® Instructor.

Efe Alibo

Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis®

Efe was introduced to Gyrotonic in 2008, and was amazed at how much her body transformed within months of practicing. Efe is a certified GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS Instructor and is certified on the Jumping Stretch board and Leg extension unit. She has had the privilege to study under the creator of the Gyrotonic system, Juliu Hovarth, doing the Breathing Workshop and the Advanced Level 1 Music Course. Efe has also completed the Gyrotonic Applications for Dancers workshop 3 times! Most recently, she participated in Hilary Cartwright's Yoga for Dancers Intensive at the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center. Efe's aim is to guide her clients to achieve greater physicality in daily lives, through a deeper understanding of the unique mechanics of their own body.

Efe is a graduate of the New School University and has studied at the Alvin Ailey School independent certification program. As a dancer, She has been fortunate to perform nationally and internationally with different dance companies such as Michael Mao Dance, Pureelements Dance Company, Emancia Dance Company, DanceWorks Westchester and more.

Felice Amera

Gyrotonic®, Reflexology

Felice has studied and performed a variety of classical and social dance forms over the years, among them classical ballet, the Graham technique and lindy hop.  A graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts as a ballet major, Felice went on to pursue a B.S. in Physical Education and Sports Studies from Rutgers University, and became a NYS licensed massage therapist and certified foot reflexologist.  Completing her GYROTONIC® instructor certification in 2009, she is also certified on the Jumping-Stretching Board and the Gyrotoner.  Continually inspired by the intelligence and richness of this amazing modality, Felice very much enjoys guiding each client to a new awareness of their body, and watches as she or he starts to recognize and deepen the connections necessary to carry out healthy movement in a wide range of activities.

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Juergen Bamberger

Master Teacher

Juergen Bamberger, authorized GYROTONIC® Master Trainer, is an internationally recognized educator and pioneer in the GYROTONIC® field. Since 1991, he has trained countless GYROTONIC® instructors around the world. He holds a BFA in Dance/Dance Education and his teaching experience encompasses more than 20 years. It is infused with his background in dance as well as the many schools of bodywork and movement techniques that he has studied and practiced. Juergen was on staff at the original White Cloud Studio in NYC. He was one of the first Master Trainers to be appointed by Juliu Horvath. From 1993-1998, he worked intensively within medical clinics in Germany and NYC, applying GYROTONIC® as Physical Therapy. Juergen is based in New York City and conducts teacher trainings in all aspects of GYROTONIC® internationally.

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Alexandra Berger

Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis®

Alexandra Berger came to New York City to pursue her BFA in Dance, which she received in 2003 from The New School University in conjunction with the Joffrey Ballet School. She was introduced to GYROTONIC® through her teacher, David Howard, and credits it with not only revolutionizing her dance technique but with reinforcing and enhancing her daily life. In addition to teaching at Fluid Fitness, Alexandra continues her dance career with Dušan Týnek Dance Theater.

Beth Brandt

Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis®

Originally from San Antonio, TX Beth graduated with a BFA in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University in 2003.  Since moving to NYC she has studied the Gyrotonic® Expansion System extensively. Eventually earning the privilage to become a pre-trainer in both Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis.  Her passion for movement began at a very early age with dance and she hopes to inspire that same joy through the Gyrotonic® Expansion System in all of her clients.

Ben Brown

Gyrotonic®, Massage Therapy

Ben Brown is a Licensed Massage Therapist certified by the Swedish Institute. He is also a certified GYROTONIC® instructor. Ben has extensively studied anatomy, physiology, Eastern evaluation, advanced Western techniques, and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Ben has also volunteered his massage services for the U.S. Tennis Association, Beth Israel Jacob Perlow Hospice, Camp TLC - Joey DiPaolo Aids Foundation, H. Ling Therapeutic Clinic at The Swedish Institute and the New York City Marathon.

Ben's massage modalities include: Swedish, Sports, Myofascial, Deep Tissue, PNF techniques, Reflexology, Certified Pre and Post Natal, Five Element Shiatsu, Thai Yoga, and Hot Stone Massage. He also privately trains GYROTONIC® clients.

Hilary Cartwright

Master Teacher

Co-founder, with Juliu Horvath, of the White Cloud Studios in 1984, teaching both GYROTONIC® and yoga. Ms. Cartwright was formerly a soloist with the Royal Ballet England and subsequently their Ballet Mistress. She went on to positions as the Associate Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Director of the Netherlands Dans Theatre II. Currently, she works closely with American Ballet Theatre's JKO School. She is also an international guest teacher in ballet, yoga and GYROTONIC® and practices Energy work for injury prevention using flower essences.

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Maryanne Chaney

Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis®, Power Plate®

Maryanne Chaney has studied GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® since 2000 and in 2004 became a certified GYROTONIC® instructor. As a dancer and choreographer, she has studied many forms of movement including ballet, modern and Irish dance as well as yoga and Alexander technique. She is continually inspired by GYROTONIC® and enjoys uniting all of her movement knowledge and experience into teaching.

Soo Kyoung Jung

Gyrotonic®, Shiatsu

As a former professional dancer, Soo K Jung has some experience with injury and recovery which led her to the principles of the GYROTONIC® system.  Soo now has a passion for teaching those who have sustained injuries how to stretch and strengthen the correct way, in order to heal their bodies.  Her clientele ranges from dancers to athletes and non-athletes alike. 

Born in Seoul, Korea, Soo earned a BA in Modern Dance from Ewha Women's University in Seoul and has performed with numerous dance companies including Doug Elkins, Darrah Carr and Eun Me Ahn Dance Company in New York, Jacob's Pillow Dance in Massachusetts, as well as, Universal Ballet Company and Tam Dance Company in Seoul.  She later earned her MFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.  While earning her MFA, Soo sustained some dance injuries, and thus began her inspired journey into founder Juliu Horvath's GYROTONIC® system, becoming certified in 2000.  In 2002, Soo began training with Pino Carbon, founder of the BodyCode System®.  Pino helped Soo discover the root of her incorrect movement patterns, which propelled her to also become certified in the BodyCode System®.  All of these experiences also led Soo to take an interest and become certified in massage, to get an even better understanding of the body.  She incorporates principles from medical massage, reflexology massage, Shiatsu and oriental acupressure in her work. She believes that the right massage techniques, which focus on alignment and releasing tension, are a great compliment to the GYROTONIC® and BodyCode System® workouts. 

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