Zero Gravity has built a versatile team of certified personal trainers and Pilates experts. At Zero Gravity, we pair you with only the best trainers for your personal needs. Meet and get to know each member of the Zero Gravity staff.
Toni is an experienced Pilates, Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor. She has worked with a wide array of clients among all age groups. Toni has trained professional athletes (golf, baseball, and track and field), amateur and collegiate athletes (golf, dance, tennis), clients transitioning from physical therapy to Pilates, and pregnant clients, with broad experience working with individuals healing from injuries or just getting back into fitness. She has worked in large gyms and small boutique studios.
Toni grew up in Massachusetts and holds a B.S. degree in Media Communications and was an Account Director at an emerging high technology public relations firm in Cambridge, Mass. In 2000, she moved with her husband and two sons to N. Virginia. When her youngest was diagnosed with autism, she began a second career in fitness recognizing that exercise helped manage daily stress.
Toni became an AFAA Group Fitness and Kickboxing Instructor in 2004, inspired to help others find balance, relieve stress, and live healthy through movement. Toni instructed weight training and cardio kickboxing classes before she was recruited to teach Pilates—that’s when she found her passion– to help others develop muscle balance and proper body alignment through mind/body movement. In 2007, Toni began specializing in Merrithew STOTT Pilates certifying in Mat and Reformer, then continuing her education in Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and Injuries and Special Populations.
Toni is also a 200E-RYT Certified Yoga Instructor/Yoga Alliance Member with 100-hour specialty in Yoga for Warriors (a therapy approach using yoga for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She is a trained Ariel Yoga, Ariel Yin, and Ariel Flips and Tricks instructor, as well as a certified Les Mills BodyFlow advanced instructor (a Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates blended format), Les Mills BodyCombat, and is TurboKick certified.
FRANCINE ARROYO SANTOWSKI
Francine has a vast experience in the fitness industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a strong background in dance. She is a NASM Personal Trainer, specializing in Corrective Exercises ( CES ) and fully certified through STOTT Pilates, where she is also certified in injuries and special populations. She is also a Neurokinetic and Active Isolated Stretching Therapist, TRX and Kettlebel certified. She is committed to teaching her clients to move better, get stronger, avoid injuries, and to adopt a healthy lifestyle improving their quality of life.
Her passion for movement and health has encouraged her to move from Brazil to New York where she could stay up to date to high level information and methods that she incorporates in her practice in order to bring the best results to her clients. She has been studying with some of the best professionals in the industry. She integrates methods such as Active Isolated Stretching, Neurokinetic Therapy , Functional Movement Screening , Applied Muscles Testing , Restorative Breathing and Biosignature to help her clients to reach their goals while promoting movement awareness for performance, injury prevention , quality of life and pain relief.
Francine is fluent in both English and Portuguese.
Marigel practiced classical ballet for more than 15 years and moved from Mexico to Orlando in 2004 to continue her dance studies. After studying with the Orlando Ballet School for 1 year, she joined Valencia Community College, where she received an A.A. in Dance Performance in 2008. Her love for dance, fitness and health lead her to find yoga and pilates. After completing a rigorous training, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher. Marigel has taught yoga, pilates and ballet in dance studios, hotels and gyms in the Central Florida area for the past 5 years.
She is currently pursuing her certification with Balanced Body.
Marigel is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Erin Murphy was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and started taking dance lessons at the age of 3, under the instruction of Abby Lee Miller. She has studied multiple dance styles including, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, acrobatics, and gymnastics. Immediately after graduating high school, her professional dance career began at Walt Disney World as a Kid of the Kingdom, where she was a swing for Disneymania! and Every Day’s a Holiday. She was fortunate enough to tour the world while dancing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and continued on travelling with Holland America Lines as a dance captain. After many years at sea, Erin decided to get her “land legs” back. She went back to Disney and performed in the Festival of the Lion King show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She is currently a dancer at Universal Studios in their Superstar Parade. While performing, she is currently studying pilates through Balanced Body.
Briana practiced classical ballet for seven years with the Orlando Ballet School and received many awards for her artistic and technical ability, including the prestigious Hope Award at the largest international ballet competition, the Youth American Grand Prix. After suffering from a hip injury that required invasive surgery, Briana utilized Pilates to help her through her recovery. She went on to get her Pilates certification with Polestar Pilates, a curriculum rooted in physical therapy and rehabilitative methods. Through her experience, she has developed a passion for helping people of all ages experience the benefits of recovery and whole-body conditioning that Pilates provides. She is currently pursuing a degree in the field of health sciences.
Neta Wall began her fitness lifestyle as a competitive gymnast and dancer growing up in Central Florida. She has taught all levels of gymnastics, dance, and aerial arts. For the past 20 years Neta has maintained a professional career in entertainment as a dancer, aerialist, and stunt performer, working for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, The Holy Land Experience, Anti-Gravity, and Metropolis Productions. Neta has also performed internationally in Paris, Germany, and Dubai.
Neta is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and Injuries and Special Populations. Neta specializes in sports specific athletic conditioning and training, pre/post-natal, senior wellness, injuries and post surgery rehabilitation, private and group classes.
She enjoys using her dance, gymnastics, and aerial background to help her clients focus on perfecting their technique, which creates a more effective workout with more profound results in a shorter amount of time. Her style works equally well across her wide range of clients, including everything from pre-professional to professional athletes and professional entertainers to busy executives and busy stay-at-home moms!
Matthew Lowe was born and raised in Stuart, South Florida. While growing up, Matthew played athletics and excelled in football. After graduating high school he enlisted into the U.S. Army in 2008. It was in the military that he gained his passion and love for fitness. Matthew quickly turned his new found passion for fitness into a driving force that helped him excel in scoring very highly on his Army physical fitness tests. Soon after, he began helping soldiers in his unit do the same. Many of these soldiers were coming off of service related injuries, or just wanted to reach a higher level of fitness. Also, during his service Matthew played on multiple Army installation sports teams while serving in the States and overseas. After five and a half years of military service he was medically discharged from the Army with lower lumbar degenerative disc syndrome and patellar tendinitis. At first, this was difficult for him because of his passion for the military and fitness, but Matthew was determined to gain his drive for fitness back. He would later take the knowledge he learned from physical therapy and combined it with a callisthenic, lower back, core, and stretch routine that he created. After 4 months, Matthew saw a great improvement in his pain management, flexibility and overall range of motion. After seeing how he was able to help himself get back to a high level of fitness, Matthew wanted to do the same for others. In 2015 he became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Youth Exercise Specialist. During his career as a personal trainer he has had the honor to train people from all walks of life from professional athletes, business professionals, military and law enforcement personnel, youth, and clients recovering from injuries. Matthew is highly experienced in the areas of calisthenics, flexibility, strength and conditioning, TRX, group fitness, weight loss and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). He prides himself in making his client’s goals his own, and motivating them to accomplish any goal they are willing to work hard for.
When Matthew is outside of the gym he enjoys spending time with his family, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, coaching high school football and surfing.
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In 2013, Anthony was at a crossroads in his life. Anthony was not sure the direction he wanted to go. One day, he questioned what he was passionate about. He enjoyed Fitness and helping people. He made a decision that turned out to be the best decision ever. He wanted to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Anthony attended National Personal Training Institute in January of 2014 and graduated in April 2014.
Since getting a job at the end of April 2014, Anthony has not worked a day since then. The energy and passion that Anthony brings into a room is rare. Not only does he enjoy Fitness, but nothing makes him happier then seeing people reach their goals. He enjoys not only helping people physically, but more mentally. He enjoys seeing people start to believe in themselves and surprise themselves when they did not think they could do something.
Anthony graduated from the BEST Personal Training School in the world at NPTI. He holds many certifications ranging from: Osteoblast Training, Speedblast Training, KettleBell, TRX, Youthfit, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Sports Performance Coach.