THE FOUNDERS

GABE VALENCIA

Co-founder of Focus Personal Training Institute and FocusNYC

Gabe Valencia brings a wealth of talent and expertise to his role as co-founder of Focus Integrated Fitness. In addition to attending numerous continuing education courses, mentorships and clinics throughout the country, Valencia has received certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Council on Exercise, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and The American Academy of Health and Fitness Rehabilitation Professionals. As well as being a driven fitness entrepreneur, his specialties include corrective exercise, performance enhancement, conditioning, postural assessment and strength training.

Fads and celebrity hype are truly taboo for Valencia: he personifies that rare breed of trainer who approaches his profession as a science. This distinction has earned Gabe the respect of his clients, peers and the media; he has also been a fitness consultant for CBS-TV, WB 11; In-Style, Shape and Marie Claire magazines; Forbes.com, the Daily News, and I-Village Online.

A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gabe’s eclectic aesthetic and passion for excellence is a driving force in the growth and success of Focus Integrated Fitness

Education
B.F.A. - School of the Art Institute of Chicago ('95)
Certification
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT lapsed)
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
ACE Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT)
Pre/Post Natal Exercise
NYS Emergency Medical Technician-D (NYS EMT-D lapsed)

JOSEPH MASIELLO

Co-founder of Focus Personal Training Institute and FocusNYC

As co-founder of Focus Integrated Fitness, Joe Masiello has studied and implemented innovative programs ranging from weight loss strategies to strength and conditioning. Masiello first acquired a clientele as a personal trainer while studying at the University of Miami. He currently holds full certification from The National Strength and Conditioning Association, The National Academy of Sports Medicine and The American Academy of Health and Fitness Rehabilitation Professionals. An avid proponent of continuing education for trainers, Masiello has completed over 50 specialty programs, including core training, pre/post natal, heart rate training and athletic training. As a Medical Exercise Specialist, he actively collaborates with rehabilitation therapists, designing and implementing post-rehabilitation programs.

Masiello has been featured on CBS News and in The Daily News, I-Village Online, Our Town East Side, WB-11 News, Star Magazine, Fitness Magazine and Fox 5. As a renowned celebrity trainer, he was chosen as a contributor to Dr.Jana Klauer's New York Times bestsellers "How the Rich Get Thin" and "The Park Avenue Nutritionist's Plan".

Joe brings to Focus Integrated Fitness a heartfelt commitment to his clients and intensive expertise in every facet of fitness.

Education
B.S. - University of Miami
Certification
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer (AFAA-CPT)
Pre/Post Natal Exercise