Meet The Team Fit Experts!

Liz Cort - Founder & President

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As a mother of 2 small boys, a wife and professional, Liz understands how important it is to juggle family, business and personal responsibilities. As a former collegiate scholarship basketball player, Fitness Competitor and Gym Owner, Liz's passion and dedication to fitness and nutrition will inspire you to comit to your goals and achieve your ultimate training level. Liz has coached and mentored thousands of women and takes pride in helpig women become more in life both physically and emotionally. Liz owns Fitness Fusion of the Hudson Valley Studio in New York. 

Liz's Credentials

  • B.S - The College of St Rose                            
  • MBA - Bryant University
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Group Fitness and Bootcamp Instructor
  • Nutrition Certificate
  • Certficate in Sports Nutrition, clean eating
  • Former Scholarship College Basketball Player
  • Coach to Hundreds of Women and Moms across the world
  • Owner of Fitness Fusion Studio 
  • AdvoCare
 

Tara Phelan — Director of Outreach

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Tara’s mission is in sharing the Team Fit Story and bringing the benefits of Team Fit to as many women as possible so they can venture on a journey of transformation, exploration, fitness and fun.  First introduced to the Team Fit Family in 2012, when Tara embarked on her own fitness journey taking her to the WBFF Stage (where she placed in top 10 Fitness Diva 35 and over,) to trekking 15.4 miles in the Killington Spartan Beast and embracing strength, confidence and new found fitness, Team Fit is part of her everyday life. 

A seasoned marketing professional with 15+ years of experience Tara has worked at the executive level capacity at publicly traded financial firms, fashion houses and with consulting groups. When Tara is not busy sharing the Team Fit Story she enjoys time with her husband and young son, traveling the world, cooking up meals for friends and family or planning her next fitness adventure with her Team Fit Tribe. 

 

Nutrition Experts

April Dearden — Nutritionist

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April’s number one role in life is as a mom.  Her son, Tyler, is her pride and joy.  She became a single mom when he was 10 years old.  Worked hard to provide him with the comforts and support he deserved.  Tyler has played baseball since he was 5 and now plays as a collegiate D1 pitcher at Marist College.  So all those hours, weekends and long trips were worth it.  Watching your child's dreams come true is just amazing.  

With a busy lifestyle of a full-time job and travel baseball (plus all the other responsibilities that come along with being an adult) April needed to learn how to create healthy habits for on-the-go living.  Living a healthy lifestyle was not just something that she wanted to do but needed to.  Diabetes runs in her family.  She watched her dad have 3 heart attacks (he survived them all, thank goodness) and take piles of medications to control his diabetes.  April didn’t want that for herself and certainly didn’t want that for her son.  So she decided to get a certification in nutrition to bring her education to the next level.  She’s a bit of an overachiever…lol.  Now she’s able to share her knowledge with others who want to create healthy lifestyles.  Teach them the “why” behind the choices they make.  Support and motivate while healthy habits are being created.  

Before she became an Independent Ambassador Coach with Team Fit she went through it herself.  On her first Phase I plan April lost 17 lbs and 5 inches in 10 weeks! 

At 48 years young, having gone through many stages of life, April rolled with the punches.  She learned that surrounding yourself with strong women who support and motivate you is half the battle.  “I love the Team Fit “Tribe” and visit the private Facebook page daily for motivation.”  

We look forward to what the next 48 years have in store for her!

April's Credentials

  • Certification in Nutrition
  • Certification in Corporate Wellness
  • Certification in bootcamp/group classes
  • Author of 8 Weeks to Your New Normal Lifestyle
 

Gisela Bouvier — Dietitian

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Gisela Bouvier is a bilingual Registered Dietitian with seven years experience offering nutrition counseling, clinical assessments, and nutrition recommendations to patients and clients to help them achieve weight loss, improved overall health, and prevention and treatment of disease. In 2014, Gisela received her Master's of Business Administration degree and has been focusing on reaching out to women in the U.S. and Latin America who are eager to achieve their health and fitness goals. Most recently, she also became a Certified Barre Instructor.

Gisela is a mother to baby Sofia Monet and wife to Richard. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida to a huge and loving Argentinean family and currently lives in Southwest Florida. Hobbies include exercising, dancing, meditation, and bargain shopping.

Gisela's life goal and purpose are to teach women that no matter what, they are beautiful. Having been a woman who struggled with an eating disorder for over a decade, which required intensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for years, she hopes to empower women that anything can be accomplished if they truly want it and that loving themselves and having confidence makes all things possible.

Gisela's Credentials

  • MBA - Master's of Business Administration from Saint Leo University
  • RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (by the Commission of Dietetic Registration)
  • LDN - Licensed in Dietetics and Nutrition (by the Florida Department of Health)
  • Certified Barre Instructor - by American Barre Technique
  • Certified Spanish Interpreter - by ALTA Language Services

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