laurie benenati

IG Handle: @benela39

Favorite Lagree Exercise: Dancing Bear

Why I Lagree: I love the high intensity workouts without the high impact especially since I have multiple knee injuries. I am able to challenge my body while quieting my mind. It is so inspiring and heartwarming to workout with my amazing team of instructors and dedicated clients.

You’ll always hear me saying this in class: Smile! You Got This!

Favorite Muscle Groups to Target: Obliques & Glutes

Fun Fact: I am obsessed with collecting passport stamps and want to step foot on every continent. Some of my favorite places I’ve been to include New Zealand, Thailand and Greece. I am scared to death of heights but have no problem skydiving!

Laurie grew up and currently lives in Queens, NY. She’s spent some time in Newport Beach, CA and Manhattan. Laurie graduated St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and worked for various media companies since then. She always knew she was meant to do something else in the field of fitness and service. In 2017, after taking a trip to Bali, she decided to jump ship, pursue a lifelong dream and opened lagreeny. Laurie has always been active and adventurous. She loves snowboarding, travelling and football.

Certifications: Lagree Fitness: Level 2, Balanced Body Pilates Mat & Reformer

eileen kielty

IG Handle: @ekielty

Favorite Lagree Exercise: Reverse Tailbone Angel

Why I Lagree: To feel strong and because I have never seen definition in my body in such a short amount of time or in the way I do after training on the Megaformer. Class makes me feel like a badass!

You’ll always hear me saying this in class: Change happens the moment you want to give up. Failure is a good word in this class, you want your muscles to fail, make the choice to be uncomfortable, you can do it!

Favorite Muscle Groups to Target: Outer Thighs & Triceps/Lats

Fun Fact: My husband and I met in an AOL chat room when we were 13 and 14 years old and were pen pals for 5 years before we met in person; the rest is history.

Eileen was born and raised north of Boston and grew up dancing. She found her love of cross training after working at her physical therapy office where she had been a patient for dance related injuries (at the time). She has an A.A. in Dance from Dean College (summa cum laude), a B.A. in Psychology from Lesley University (magna cum laude) and completed both The Ailey School’s Summer Intensive and Independent Study Programs. Eileen was the Lead Teaching Assistant for the Rockettes Educational Programs for five years, a member of BoSoma Dance Company and a founding member of SPUNKandCOmpany Dance. She became a Certified Lagree instructor in 2013 and is the former Director of Training and Curriculum and Instructor Trainer for AntiGravity Fitness. Actively auditioning for Broadway and writing an original show with a friend, Eileen is thrilled to be teaching fitness in Astoria, where she lives with her hubby and two cats.

Certifications: Lagree Fitness: Level 2, Antigravity Fitness: Level 5, 2-Star Instructor Trainer

andrea dusel-foil

IG Handle: @aduselfoil

Favorite Lagree Exercise: Spider Kicks

Why I Lagree: To feel strong in my body.

You’ll always hear me saying this in class: It’s gonna be fun. Are you breathing?

Favorite Muscle Groups to Target: Abs all day.

Fun Fact: I hate burpees.

Andrea was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming, and grew up dancing. After graduating high school, Andrea completed her BA in Dance Performance from UNC CHARLOTTE, the Professional Training Program at North Carolina Dance Theatre and the Independent Study Program at the Ailey School. Since then, she has danced with Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Ballet Mink, MCG Dance and The Coppola Rhythm Ensemble. Andrea began her journey into fitness as a form of cross training and rehabilitation. She started with Pilates and Yoga and followed with her Lagree Fitness Certification in 2013. She believes in working with clients in a supportive and non-judgemental manner and promises you, “It’s gonna be fun.”

Certifications: Lagree Fitness: Level 2, DK Bodybalancing: Comprehensive Pilates Certification, It’s Yoga International: 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga & 50 hr Rocket Yoga, NASM Certified Personal Trainer