“G” is certified with the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is licensed through the state of Connecticut as a Certified Athletic Trainer. She is also a Certified Functional Strength Coach, Functional Movement Screen Certified, and a Training For Warriors Certified Coach. She graduated from Springfield College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a minor in Nutrition. She begins her 14th year as Head Athletic Trainer at Staples. Prior to Staples, she worked 5 years as the Athletic Trainer at Greens Farms Academy and at a physical therapy clinic. During this time, she also worked with Fairfield University’s Football, Men’s Lacrosse, and Rugby teams from 1999 to 2002. In the summer of 2002, she worked at Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning in Boston, where she had the opportunity to train many professional and Olympic athletes. Spending that summer at Boyle’s, inspired and motivated her to start her own sports performance business when she returned to Connecticut. She is the owner of Body Blast Sports Performance, specializing in pre-season team training, individual, and small groups.
Hi my name is TJ Hair and fitness and sports have been a part of my life forever. I have an athletic background in basketball, football, and track &a field. I started lifting weights towards the end of middle school which began my love for fitness. I have a BS degree in Sport and Leisure Management from Eastern Connecticut University and pursuing a degree in Kinesiology to become a Physical Education teacher from Manhattan College. I love working with people of all ages as well as kids from young to teens.
I found functional fitness through a friend and was lucky enough to have it as internship to really get the full benefit of it. I was hooked immediately and now I am 3 years in. My favorite part of coaching is working with so many different people and seeing these people succeed. The joy that comes from seeing people succeed is what makes it all worth. Breaking down barriers and seeing what we are made of on any given day is what it is all about.
My name is Nicole DiMeglio. I am 26 years old. I am a certified CrossFit Level 1 Coach and have been competing in this sport for five years. Starting Soccer and Basketball at the age of 7, these two sports became a huge part of my life and continued on throughout my high school career at Norwalk High. Being a varsity athlete for all four years in both sports, and becoming captain of both teams my senior year, I realized quickly that my passion has always been finding the most effective way of training my body and becoming a better athlete each day. After graduating with a Business degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2013, I found another passion of mine through weight training and became CrossFit certified. The experience of training people of all ages with different goals made me realize that I wanted to work in a physically active environment for the rest of my life. In May of 2017, I graduated from Manhattanville College with a master’s degree in teaching for Physical Education. That summer, I took on the role of strength and conditioning coaching with Body Blast Sports Performance’s summer high school program and the outcome was immeasurable. I continue to look forward to enhancing the lives of students and athletes by teaching them how to live an overall healthy lifestyle, not just physically, but also mentally!