Meet Our Trainers
Owner, NASM, NSCA, AFA, and ACE
Certified Personal Trainer
Owner, Alex Rosenstrach brings experience, passion, and commitment to the community with the opening of the ClubLife. Certified with NASM, NSCA, AFA, and ACE, Alex has had great success as a personal trainer at such venues as New York Sports Clubs and Equinox and has developed successful programs ranging from kids, to police and fire departments, to celebrities such as Ravens running back Ray Rice.
Alex's passion for making a difference is not limited to exercise as he is a certified New York State paramedic who has worked with the FDNY as a rescue medic and firefighter in the South Bronx, Port Chester, and Scarsdale, NY.
A former professional football player, Alex’s extensive fitness background and commitment to staying active are the basis for the vision of the entire campus. Alex’s accomplishments as a football player are lengthy. An All American High School player, Alex spent time with the Arena Football team New York Dragons as well as earned a try-out with the New York Giants.
Yet of all his accomplishments and passions, Alex’s greatest joy is family and the ClubLife campus reflects his passions. “I welcome the opportunity to bring a destination center to the community for families to enjoy. Growing up in the area and now being a father myself, I’ve realized the community deserves a facility like the ClubLife Campus and I am ecstatic to deliver it.”
Alex welcomes the community to the campus of ClubLife and is dedicated to making the experience of every participant an exceptional one.
IFPA Advanced Certified Personal Trainer
Melissa is an IFPA Advanced Certified Personal Trainer and has been in the industry for 12 years. She also has a Certificate in General Nutrition and is currently working on an Advanced Sports Nutrition Certification. She has worked with all populations -- people who wanted to lose weight/gain lean muscle, gain muscle mass, improve flexibility and balance, rehab from surgical procedures and day-day functional improvements. Melissa is also a Professional Bodybuilder with the NMA and has coached clients through posing and preparation for physique competitions. She is married, has 3 children and is very honored when someone trusts her with their goals for improved health and wellness.
Congratulations to Melissa! She has been chosen as IFPA's trainer of the month for April 2018!
CPT CES, Fitness Coordinator
Catie Farrell, CPT CES is our Fitness Coordinator. She has been a trainer in the Capital District since 2016. She is a graduate from Daemen College with a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Natural Science/Health Science. Catie also works with collegiate athletes, as well as assists with the Girls Varsity Basketball program at Ichabod Crane. She specializes in functional mobility, corrective exercise, and sport performance.
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Michael LaCasse CSCS has been a personal Strength Coach in the Hudson Valley since 2012. He is a graduate from Sage College of Albany with a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in human biology/pre-physical therapy. At Sage, Michael studied balance intervention in the elderly population through exercise and education.