Employees of the Month- August 2015

Group Fitness Instructor

Keri Elkin

Personal Trainer

Alice Candaras

Personal Trainer Alice radiates enthusiasm about fitness. She earned her personal training certifications from the National Council on Strength and Fitness and the World Instructor Training Schools. She is a certified senior fitness specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine; a cycling instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics; and Group Fitness instructor through Les Mills. She is CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross.

Alice’s passion for fitness began three decades ago when she quit smoking and ran the NYC Marathon two years later. She transitioned her career to the fitness industry where she worked in a variety of fitness and health settings as trainer, instructor, and manager.

A caregiver by nature, Alice especially enjoys working with the Center’s senior population. She has a unique understanding of the aging process and its results (or perceived results) on the body. With a safe approach, she takes her clients to the next step in increasing strength and functionality. Of course, Alice is happy to work with all populations, regardless of age or skill level.

Her hobbies include designing and making jewelry, freehand painting, vegetable gardening, studying horticulture, rock climbing, and playing/hiking with her dog Abby. She loves the beach, adventures, and vacationing in the islands. Alice prides herself on her fundraising efforts for MS, which include an annual 110-mile cycling event. She enjoys cooking and dining out; sushi with brown rice is a favorite meal, along with fresh fish and ceviche. Fun fact: As a teen, Alice rode a unicycle.

Alice strives to help each member settle for nothing less than his/her personal best.