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Coaches

Kenny Santucci
Alex Silver-Fagan
Gregory Nieratka
Andrew Mariani
Heather Farmer
Brandon Lazercheck
Sofia Leguizamon
Blair Jost

Kenny Santucci

Creator and Director of Body by SOLACE
Crossfit Coach

Follow Kenny! @kennysantucci

Looking for a challenge? Kenny is a dynamic leader who encourages clients through his no-bull approach to training. When taking Kenny’s Body by Solace class, expect plenty of tough-love. He nicknames his class ‘Team Beautiful’ because he encourages members to exude positivity in all facets of life. Fitness is just one pillar to personal happiness. The way we talk, act, and treat others adds to an overall beautiful life.

Website: kenny-santucci.com

Certifications, Training and Licenses:

  • CrossFit L2
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • NASM-PT
  • CPPS
  • Kettlebell Certified
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • TRX Certified
  • Reebok Ambassador
  • FitAid Host and Ambassador
  • Triathlete & Ironman
  • Greg Everett Weightlifting Seminar
  • Steve Swistak Weightlifting Seminar
  • Dmitry Klokov Weightlifting Seminar
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Alex Silver-Fagan

Body Coach/Yoga Instructor

Follow Alex! @alexsilverfagan

Alex began her journey into fitness with bodybuilding and then transitioned into functional training. With a background in a variety of movement styles, Alex refuses to train simply to check the “workout” box on her to-do list and is dedicated to having her clients feel the same. Her relatable approach to fitness asks you to dig a little deeper, push a little harder, and unlock your true potential. All you have to do is trust yourself, and simply flow into strong. 

Certifications, Training and Licenses:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • KBA 1 Kettlebell Certified
  • Functional Movement Screen Certification
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)
  • 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher
  • TEAM Bodybuilding.com Athlete
  • Performix Sponsored Athlete

 

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Gregory Nieratka

CrossFit, Body, Body Elite Coach

Follow Greg! @coach_greg_nyc

Greg is a lifelong athlete, and has competed in too many races to count: half-marathons, marathons, aquathalons, biathlons, and triathlons. He was introduced to CrossFit in 2014, and has been hooked ever since. In addition to fitness, Greg is a music junkie, says please and thank you, and is a serious cookie monster (Levain Bakery gifts won’t be turned down).

Certifications, Training and Licenses:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CrossFit KettleBell Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

 

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Andrew Mariani

CrossFit, Body Coach

Follow Andrew! @Andrew.Mariani

Coach Andrew Mariani hails from central New Jersey. A lifelong athlete in multiple sports, he chose to play lacrosse in college, where he enjoyed success at the national level making it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Tournament twice and finishing in the top ten 3 times. Andrew has been coaching since college, where he worked with his lacrosse team’s strength and conditioning coach on training programs. Using his experience as a collegiate athlete, Andrew worked with local teams after graduation. For each of the last three seasons, he has worked with the Stevens Institute of Technology’s wrestling team. Further relevant experience consists of:  HIIT Coach at Intrepid Gym in Hoboken, Crossfit Coach at Hudson River Crossfit in Hoboken, and trainer at Focus Integrated Training in NYC.

Certifications:

  • CF-L1
  • First Aid
  • CPR

 

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Heather Farmer

Body Coach

Follow Heather! @olyfarmer

I want my students to gain real results over time, not just break a sweat for today.  Strength is a main focus of mine, because in strength comes confidence and with that we will begin to challenge ourselves to a greater capacity.

I hope to inspire those I work with. I have dedicated a lot of time and been through many trials in my personal fitness pursuit.  I will offer a positive, upbeat environment always, to help others recognize and reach for their own potential!

Certifications, Training and Licenses:

  • USAW Coach
  • ISSA PT

 

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Brandon Lazercheck

CrossFit, Body Coach

Follow Brandon! @bigtimeblaz

Train smart, know your body, and take real rest days. That’s Brandon best advice for athletes at Solace. When you’re in class with him, whether it’s the CrossFit WOD or Body class, Brandon wants you to feel energized and motivated to go for that PR, get another rep or two in the metcon, and to leave it all on the floor. Brandon has been coaching since 2014, when he helped open DownState CrossFit in Westchester. A former Division III college basketball player, Brandon loves being surrounded by competitive and supportive athletes, and finds a natural home in CrossFit to push himself to train with excellence.

Certifications, Training and Licenses:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR & AED

 

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Sofia Leguizamon

Body, CrossFit Coach

Follow Sofi! @sofizamo

From professional dance training, to Crossfit, and currently a graduate student – Sofi Leguizamon know how essential overall wellness is to our daily life and the discipline it all requires! Sofi’s passion is to train people in becoming a better and healthier version of themselves. Originally from Miami, Sofi has found a new home in New York City at Solace as she completes her nursing degree.

Certifications, Training and Licenses:

  • CF L1
  • CF L2
  • CF Gymnastics
  • CF Advance Gymnastics
  • CF Kids
  • RX Smart Gear Jump Rope Trainer
  • Power Monkey Fitness
  • CPR & AED

 

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Blair Jost

Body Coach

Follow Blair! @thebeez3

Coach Blair hails from the small State of Delaware where she grew up swimming, playing softball, basketball, and field hockey.  In college, Blair played rugby at the University of Delaware. Although she grew up active, her passion for fitness didn’t truly develop until she found CrossFit.  Blair Became a CrossFit coach in 2013 and does private training as well, but coaching Body at Solace will always be her favorite.

Certifications, Training and Licenses:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • SFG Kettlebell
  • SFB Bodyweight
  • TRX Certified
  • AED/CPR

 

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