Personal Trainers



Felix has been a trainer at Brown for over 6 years. His training technique consists of interval training with a variety of exercises from different disciplines while guiding participants through proper form. Felix's philosophy is that everyone should take care of their body and mind trough healthy eating habits and a consistent training regimen to be the best they can be. His goals are to make people feel stronger, healthier and happier at any age or any time. His certifications include AFAA for Primary Group Fitness, MADD dog Athletics for Spin And Crossfit L1.



Jeana has been a Personal Trainer for 25 years. She is also certified Nutrition Specialist, spin instructor, gravity personal Trainer, TRX and Bootcamp instructor. She works with people of all abilities and/or disabilities. One of her specialties is pre/post rehabilitation and working with physical and emotional handicapped. Jeana’s approach to training is challenge the body in a safe, effective manner. Whether looking to lose or gain weight, build muscle, increase endurance or just tone up, Jeana will help you achieve your goals, by continuously switching up your workouts to challenge your body and keep you motivated. Her knowledge, skills and experience have proven successful in helping others to reach their full potential.



Jill is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor with Specializations in TRX and Spinning. In the CCRI Physical Therapist Assistant Program her studies included Anatomy, Kinesiology and Physiology. She has competed in the Masters Division races in swimming, cycling and running. Jill’s ultimate goal is to design programs and classes that help others to discover and achieve their own personal fitness goals and learn the importance of technique and form. She believes these are the essential components to success in total body strength, flexibility and a lifetime of fitness.



Mike is a fulltime Information Technology Consultant who began his career in group exercise when a Group Fitness Administrator approached him after an indoor cycle class and asked him if he’d be interested in becoming a cycle instructor.  This offer was enthusiastically accepted and 14 years later the energy and passion of offering the best exercise class he can give is stronger than ever. With a never ending desire to grow, not only as an individual, but to also provide more substance to his cycle classes, Mike became certified by Mad Dogg Athletics' Spinning Instructor Program, earned his Personal Trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and soon after followed with Running Coach certification through the Road Runners Coaches of America (RRCA). Two of the most passionate programs Mike has recently been certified in is the Les Mills Body Pump and Les Mills Body Combat programs.


Roberta believes that in order to maintain an optimal personal fitness level, it is necessary to continually step outside of your comfort zone and cross-train with safe execution prioritized at all times. In each class, Roberta addresses various fitness levels by offering modifications and advanced options. Group classes challenge the body and mind while providing social benefits as well. Why workout alone? Please join us!

Certifications include: Les Mills™ BODYPUMP™ and BODYVIVE™ Certified, ZumbaⓇ licensed plus 7 Specialty ZumbaⓇ licenses. Personal Trainer Certified. Group Exercise Certified in Pilates, Yoga, Aqua Aerobics, Cycle, Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, Stability Ball Fitness, Core and Functional Fitness, Kickboxing, Myofascial Release Foam Rolling Therapy, CPR, and First Aid.




Serena is a positive, heartfelt and motivating coach/instructor. She is passionate about empowering her clients with the knowledge, skills, guidance and resources to inspire them on their journey to a healthier life. She has a dance background in jazz, salsa and ballet, and was the owner of a Personal Training business in Miami for 10 years.  She has 24+ years teaching a variety of fitness classes and is currently teaching Body Sculpting and personal training at Brown. She creates personalized exercise and nutritional solutions tailored to the individual client to achieve successful health goals. "It's important to customize the exercise to the person and not demand the person fit into the exercise." "Excellence Is Not An Act, It Is A Habit" -  Aristotle

Credentials: AAA/I Certified Personal Trainer, Zumba, Pyio, Pilates, Pole fitness, spinning, Kickboxing, Wellness Coach, Nutrition. CPR/AED, M.S. Education


Sheryl A. Marsland is Master Trainer and has been in the fitness industry for over 33 years.  Fitness is her life, her passion and her love.  She is certified through ISSA and holds 15 certifications including Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition, Group Fitness, Yoga, and TRX just to name a few.  She is very proud of her accomplishments in life.  She has been a successful bodybuilder and have placed first place in Miss RI, Miss MA, and Miss Gold’s Classic Championships.  She has also placed first place in competing against the American Gladiator’s.  She has also taught health and Physical Education at an all-girl Catholic High School for 8 years which taught her a lot about students growing up in today’s world which makes her feel very comfortable training at Brown.

She will motivate you and will help you achieve whatever you want to.  You will prevail.  Her first belief is to change one’s diet to a healthy one that works around their lifestyle.  Next, she likes to implement an exercise routine that works into their daily/ weekly schedule to achieve maximum results.

She believes that her job is very important.  She has trained over 1,000 men, women, and children with all different body styles for all different reasons.  She is a teacher as well as a counselor. Her clients learn about their bodies, themselves, and give them more confidence and more self-esteem which has a positive effect on their personal lives as well as their success in their jobs.  Accomplishing your goals is her only objective.  Your success is her success.


Tarsha brings to Brown over eight years of fitness/wellness experience. She is a certified Personal Trainer as well as a certified Group Fitness Instructor. Her certifications include, AFAA Personal Trainer, AFAA G.E.A.R. Cycling, Mad Dogg Cycling, AAAI/ISMA Cycling, and The Shaw Academy/Nutrition. Her specialties include Bootcamp, HIIT, Cycling, and Race training. Tarsha delivers high energy, interval-based workouts to all fitness levels. She also lives the lifestyle she promotes to her students. The best advice Tarsha can give, is that despite all of life's craziness, there is ALWAYS time for fitness. Make the time. "I've never completed a race or a workout and regretted it. Its just the opposite, I praise myself for doing it."