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About 

 

 

meet Serena

Serena is an international health and wellness professional; having over 10 years in the industry as both a coach and an entrepreneur, she's impacted hundreds. 

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A Connecticut girl at heart, she started soccer at the age of 4, graduated to lacrosse and swim team at Farmington High School and later got into running races and bodybuilding to not only enhance her overall athleticism, but to challenge herself in new ways, after she graduated George Mason University in 2007.  Sports and recreation has always been her lifeblood, fueling her desire to influence others through SerenaFit, established in 2008. 

Since she started her business, she's traveled the world as an entrepreneur, learning about business operations from various start up communities, connecting, growing and leading together with global figures who innovate and want to change the way we live. It's about making an impact, for her. 

After spending ten years in Washington, DC Serena moved to Philly in 2015 and loves meeting like minded business owners and locals who  think outside the box. It's all about community and friendship for her, living for the experience and adventure of it all. Travel, great wine, family, Saturday mornings, good conversation, fresh pressed juices & pilates are a few of her favorite things. You can find her power walking the city, most days of the week, in-between meetings and sessions! 

Highlights:

Benjamin's Desk member and supporter - Philadelphia based co-working and innovative space

Summer 2016 Be Well Philly Bootcamp feature workout

Fall 2016 + Spring 2017 Philly Current Magazine Feature

Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center Partner

BodyBoss  + Sweetgreen + Athleta Partnerships

MANNA + Sunday Breakfast Mission + Lutheran Settlement Supporter

Certifications:

Current | NESTA Fitness & Nutrition Coach, Bariatric Exercise Specialist 

Enrolled | NESTA Fitness & Lifestyle Management Coach

Past | NASM-CPT

AFPA Trainer of Special Populations

 AFPA Functional Exercise Specialist

High School Women's Lacrosse 

 

 

The SerenaFit Story 

 
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SerenaFit was launched in November of 2008, in Arlington VA with the intention to help people get healthy.


As time went by, the company evolved and became a well known resource within the local community. In 2011, SerenaFit won the Face to Face contest, hosted by British Airways and was featured in NYC + London with 250 other start up businesses, and innovators. This was the turning point for the company, and things started to grow on a larger scale. The intentions started small; now they were on a fast track to reach more clients and create collaborations from all around the world. 

SerenaFit traveled to Spain + Italy with Refuga to mastermind with 20 other international entrepreneurs in retreat homes for 10 days at a time. This experience shifted the brand yet again and SerenaFit now had the intentions to provide an online wellness platform for women not only in the US, but for women who don't necessarily have the exposure or resources to be healthy, in other countries. 

Having worked with hundreds of groups, clients, companies and thought leaders from all over the world for over 8 years, the brand knows what the pertinent health challenges are for most busy, working adults and is out to provide the solution on a platform that is easy to understand, utilize and engage with.  SerenaFit will change the way you look at online wellness, and has paired up with like minded brands to provide users with nothing but exceptional, relevant, useful, real - life information that will assist you in custom creating a life you want to wake up to, everyday. 

 

Meet The Serenafit team

Meet the lovely team members behind SerenaFit!

 
 
 

Ilana Ostrin - Online Coach

Ilana Ostrin is a former Division I NCAA athlete who is completing her certifications in classical mat and POP! Pilates this spring. She'll also receive her certification in HAWT Pilates later this year. She was introduced to Pilates 15 years ago to address some muscular imbalances and has been hooked ever since. In addition to supporting SerenaFit clients, she is apprenticing in the DC area.

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Olivia Neely, RDN, LD - Top Pick!

Olivia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at the University of Houston. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Philadelphia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She provides her expertise to The Moday Center through weight management and healthy lifestyle programs, personal health assessments, personal shopping assistance and nutrition consultations specific to individual dietary needs. 

Olivia provides individualized dietary therapy focusing on biologically appropriate diet principles to aid her clients in weight management, increasing energy levels, and pursuing continued health, happiness and longevity. Please get in touch with her to start you nutritional analysis at www.modaycenter.com

 

Tracy Simmons - Online coach

Tracy is an ACE certified personal trainer, as well as a certified group fitness and spin instructor, who has been active in the Philadelphia fitness community since 2010. As a former social worker, Tracy’s passion for helping people shows through in her approach to training. She loves learning about each client’s specific goals and lifestyle to design a program that fits their individual needs and works within their everyday routine. 

 

Sally G. - Online coach

Sally G received her brown belt in Karate at age 12. Since then, she's been a karateka, practicing traditional karate (Shotokan) a few times a week. An avid traveler, Sally has lived all over the world, including in Tehran, Istanbul, London and now currently in Washington D.C. It was during her stay in Iran in 2001 when her journey in Hatha Yoga began. The practice of yoga is now in her daily life routine, as she avidly practices on a daily basis. Sally is now offering two yoga classes (Vinyasa and Slow Flow) on the All Access monthly subscription. RYT200 + CPR Certified!