It was not until the summer of 2012 where Jonathan realized he had a passion for health and fitness. After changing his major from pre-med to exercise science, the path became very clear for him. In 2015, Jonathan graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. During his time at Hofstra, the majority of it was spent working as a physical therapy aide at Corso Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy where he gained a great deal of experience working with special populations in a clinical setting. As of 2016, he obtained his ACSM personal training certification with goals of becoming a certified exercise physiologist in the near future. Jonathan’s fervor and enthusiasm is one of his defining qualities as a young professional in the health and fitness world. He will continue on with his education in Physical Therapy school where he will study to become a licensed Physical Therapist. His philosophy is to “always keep moving” because movement is key to enhancing our physical health.
Chris graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He interned at J.P. Verdisco Exercise Health and Fitness along with Sports and Fitness Performance where he applied medical fitness and functional movements to create individualized exercise programs At The Annex, Chris works with a wide variety of populations. He focuses on empowering others and helping them achieve results with functional movement. By identifying movement dysfunction, lifestyle demands and goals of the client, Chris helps them reach their goals safely and efficiently through exercise science, corrective and functional exercise, and coaching. His target populations are pain relief, degenerative disorders, and athletes. Chris has a zest for health himself and loves to stay active whether it’s going to the gym, surfing or playing sports, basketball being his favorite.
Exercise SpecialistIan Novick is our resident Yogi. He has a BS in exercise science from Hofstra University. Ian has been practicing Yoga for his entire life. He prides himself on his Yoga being a purely functional in style. Ian utilizes his additional knowledge on increasing mobility and flexibility from martial arts, powerlifting and working with a myriad of different athletes. He also focuses on teaching techniques that clients can apply on their own to increase understanding and awareness of their body and take control of their pain/discomfort. So, whether you’re looking to decrease pain and discomfort or increase mobility and flexibility Ian is ready to help. He offers one on one and Yoga class instruction.
Exercise SpecialistAlex graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Exercise science. During Alex’s time in Delaware he volunteered as a PT aide and studied subjects such as biomechanics, exercise physiology and sports healthcare. Alex has devoted his life to improving the well-being of others and moving forward he wishes to achieve his dream of becoming a physical therapist.