The best way to describe Vanessa Checchio’s fitness philosophy is in the words of William Shakespeare, “she may be little, but she is fierce.” Fitness has been a part of her life since day one and became even more apparent while studying at East Stroudsburgs University when she began working in the recreation center. Soon after, she started teaching all types of group fitness classes (Zumab too!), obtained her AFAA Certified Personal Training certification and, well, the rest is history. She’s been teaching and training in the Jersey City/Hoboken area for over four years now. She’s a force to be reckoned with and brings a vibrant energy to her classes that is seriously contagious.