Fitness Trainers

Matt Alvin
Fitness Facilities Manager

Matthew has been in the fitness industry for more than 30 years and has been working at the J since 1996. He is a certified personal trainer through AFPA, a certified kickboxing/boxing coach, and holds a 3rd Degree Black belt from the American Karate/Kickboxing Institute. What Matthew most enjoys about working at the J are the wonderful members and being able to share his love of fitness. In his spare time, he enjoys motorcycle touring across the United States, spending time with his wife and kids, and playing with his Boston terrier. His training philosophy is “fitness is forever.”

• Certified Personal Trainer (AFPA)

• 3rd Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate Institute, Virginia)
• 2nd Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate System, Michigan)
• 1st Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate System, Michigan)
• CPR/AED Certified

• Fitness Boxing Training

• Kickboxing Training
• Strength and Conditioning
• Injury Rehabilitation/ Post-Physical Therapy

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Sophie Borchers

Sophie has taught a variety of fitness classes over the last decade including, Barre, HIIT Interval, Spin and Pilates and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She completed her 200 e-RYT in Hatha Yoga and is a certified Zen Shiatsu Massage and Cupping Practitioner in addition to her Virginia Massage License. She is passionate about corrective exercise, mobility and alignment, and helping clients strengthen from the inside out so that they can move freely without pain in their daily activities. After a back injury in college that kept her from finishing her last year of D1 Swimming, she understands the mental and physical shifts needed to accept where our bodies are now and to move forward. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, van life and jumping into nearly every body of water.

Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)

• Certified Zen Shiatsu Massage Practitioner
• Certified Cupping Practitioner
• 200hr E-RYT Hatha Yoga

• Rehabilitative/Corrective Exercise (Post-Physical Therapy)

• General Health and Fitness
• Functional Strength & Flexibility
• Yoga
• Swimming Technique and Endurance

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Lisa Carome

Lisa graduated from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2021. She grew up swimming competitively but discovered her love for lifting weights at age 17. When she became a Cycle Instructor and Personal Trainer in college, her passion for fitness transformed into something she could use to benefit others.

Lisa mainly enjoys strength training through powerlifting, but also likes HIIT cardio and cycling. She will be able to help clients reach a number of goals such as weight loss/body re-composition, getting stronger, and most importantly improving quality of life.

For Lisa, fitness is about becoming the strongest and most confident version of yourself and hopes to empower her clients to feel the same way.

Outside of the gym she enjoys going to concerts and anything that can further her Spanish language skills. 

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
• ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
• CPR-PRO Certification

• General Health and Fitness
• Strength Training
• Sustainable Weight Loss
• Swimming Skills and Endurance

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Jane Hansen

Jane has enjoyed fitness through years of jogging and as a Jazzercise group instructor.  After raising four children, Jane returned to George Mason University and received her degree in Exercise Science in 2012.  Since then she has enjoyed working as a personal trainer at the Pozez JCC and teaching Jazzercise Strength 60.  When Jane is not at the J she enjoys continuing education in fitness, gardening with the Arlington Rose Foundation, DAR, and enjoying her three grandchildren.

• George Mason University, B.S. Exercise Science
• Certified Personal Trainer
• Certified Jazzercise Instructor
• CPR/AED Certified

• Core Training
• Adult Strength and Conditioning and Osteopenia

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Armando Luyando

Armando serves as both a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at the J. He is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with 7 years of experience. Armando graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Later, he worked heavily with the University of Richmond Strength and Conditioning department. Armando's main focus is helping his clients reach their goals through proper exercise execution, selection, and programing. When not at work, Armando enjoys spending time with his two dogs, eating Chipotle, and enjoying outdoor activities.

Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S. Exercise Science

• Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
• CPR/AED Certified

• General Health and Fitness
• Functional Strength & Flexibility
• Sports Conditioning
• Strength Training

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Cindy Rosen

Cindy has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Penn State University and served in the United States Marine Corps for 24 years before becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Personal Training Institute. She has taught aerobics and swimming, and has a wide range of fitness knowledge and certifications, making her a very well-rounded trainer. Cindy enjoys working with people and helping them reach their personal fitness goals — she loves it when her clients say, “I never thought I could do this, but now I can!” In her free time, Cindy enjoys cooking (healthy food!), working out, and spending time with her family!

Penn State University, B.S. Health and Physical Education

• Certified Personal Trainer (NPTI)
• Kettle Bell Certification
• TRX Certification
• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

• Weight Loss and Maintenance

• Flexibility Training
• General Health and Fitness
• Strength Training
• Race Preparation (Marathon, Century, and Triathlon)
• Boot Camp
• Swimming Basics and Endurance

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