Personal Training Professionals

Wilton

Our Team

Meet the qualified and caring health and fitness professionals who make Personal Training Professionals the best it can be!

Our personal trainers are certified and knowledgeable in the latest developments in exercise physiology. What's more, they possess a genuine concern for our clients' welfare.

Peter Zaffina Facility Manager/CFP

Peter is the manager and senior trainer at PTP of wilton. He received a degree in Exercise Science at Southern Connecticut State University, as well as minors in nutrition and wellness. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, he quickly began his professional career at PTP of wilton and has been there since 2011. He is also certified in TRX suspension training, basic cardio boxing and Kettlebell training. Peter has experience working with a wide variety of demographics through many fitness domains such as weight loss, strength and conditioning, speed and agility, injury prevention and even meal planning.

Peter has been an athlete his entire life, starting with soccer at an early age and eventually shifting to Rugby. Along with staying active on the field, Peter spent most of his time in the fitness center as well. Eventually, he began shifting roles from athlete to coach and is now highly involved with Wilton youth soccer and youth speed and agility training. Peter prides himself on working as hard as possible to help his clients achieve their goals in a safe and fun environment.

Alicia Calaway CFP

Alicia has dedicated her professional career to the health and fitness industry, resulting in over 27 years of extensive experience both in New York City and here in her home state of Connecticut.

After winning the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Ms. Connecticut Amateur Natural Bodybuilding Competition in 1994 she moved to New York and became one of Manhattan's elite personal trainers.

Alicia also worked closely with a national Fitness chain in both regional and national management roles. She is a recognized media personality who was a health and fitness reporter for WNYW- FOX 5 NEWS, a fitness correspondent for the Oxygen Network and a co-host for the ESPN anthology series, The World's Strongest Man and The World's Strongest Woman in South Africa.

As a spokesperson for Reebok, she made appearances and a national commercial which helped her become an integral part of their campaign "Women Defying Convention." Alicia is certified through the International Sports Sciences Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She also holds certifications for TRX, Rip Trainer and Kettle Bell training and is CPR & AED certified with the American Red Cross.

Zito Corte-Real CPT

Zito is a trainer at PTP. He graduated from Southern CT State University with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Performance. He interned at Ranfone Training Systems upon graduation, where he spent time as a strength coach working with athletes and clients of all ages. Zito is a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, as well as FRCms. (Funtional Range Conditioning, mobility specialist). -Click here for more information on FRC.

Zito has been an athlete his entire life. Playing soccer since the age of 5, he played youth and premier soccer for Beachside Soccer Club (Westport, CT) and eventually overseas for Sporting club of Portugal. He was sidelined with numerous knee injuries which eventually sparked his coaching career. He coaches youth soccer in Westport and has been a trainer at PTP for 4 years. He assists clients reach their goals, from weight loss to injury prevention, specific sport preparation and joint health.

Mary Luse CPT

I grew up in Wilton, Connecticut with my parents and my younger brother and sister. In 2013, I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Lasell College located in Massachusetts. While getting my degree at Lasell, I completed two separate internships, one at Emmanuel College working with the Strength and Conditioning Coach and the other at Athletic Republic working with the Sports Performance Coaches. I was able to learn about and gain hands on experience in regards to functional movement screens, corrective exercises, speed and agility drills, Olympic lifting, Plyometrics, and sport specific training. I currently am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and have been Personal Training for almost a year. I also teach group fitness classes, which include a BOSU Bootcamp, TRX, Belly Butt and Thighs Bootcamp, Tread Bootcamp (includes combining intervals on the treadmill along with Dumbbell/Strength exercises on the ground), and Small Group Training classes. When I’m not teaching or training, I like to spend my time shopping, getting together with friends, taking my dog for a walk, working out, and in the summer time enjoying a day on the beach.

Erik Soyland CPT

I graduated from Plymouth State University in the winter of 2014 with a Criminal Justice major and a Health minor. The fitness aspect of my life has been with me for roughly six years with a variety of different training methods. Weight lifting has always been what I'm most passionate about. I have my personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a Schwinn Indoor Cycling certification, and of course my CPR/AED certification. My philosophy is that there is always more to learn so I keep looking for new ways to train and become a healthier individual while helping others do so.

Patricia Moya Certified Pilates Instructor

Patricia Moya is a dedicated fitness educator, specializing in Pilates and the art of movement. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Wilton and part of the team at PTP Wilton. Patricia received her Authentic Pilates certification in 2002, under the tutelage of master teacher, Romana Kryzanowska, the protégé of Joseph Pilates. As a former professional dancer, Pilates conditioning was critical to her growth as an injury-free performer. Patricia’s innovative approach facilitates rehabilitation, rebalancing the body and managing chronic pain.

At PTP Wilton, Patricia brings over 20 years of experience practicing the Pilates Method. She blends in cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training, in order to help her clients achieve a mind-body transformation. Patricia thoroughly enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals, reduce stress and find freedom through movement.

Prior to moving back to Wilton, Patricia was an elite trainer at DLFit Pilates Wellness Studio in Soho, NYC, and taught group fitness and Pilates for Equinox Fitness Clubs.

In 2013, Patricia completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with Mitchell & Tracy Bleier of the former YogaPata, in Wilton. Patricia is a member of IDEA and maintains her CPR certification. Additional certifications include, Pilates Triadball Method, DLFIT Muscle Release Program, Pre & Post-natal fitness. Forever a student, she participates in continuing education workshops annually and teaches dance for the Walter Schalk School of Dance.

Patricia majored in Theatre/Dance at Smith College and completed a 2-year scholarship and certification program in Advanced Dance Studies at The Alvin Ailey School. Her dancing career included tours of Broadway productions, both nationally and internationally. Patricia is a vested member of Screen Actors’ Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.

Erica Chatting Certified Pilates Instructor

Erica has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years at various locations. She began taking classes and doing at home videos when she was in college and immediately fell in love. The many modifications Pilates offers makes every workout new and exciting even when doing some of the same movements. It is also because of it's modifications that makes your program specific to your body's needs. Erica is certified through STOTT Pilates and is certified to teach mat, reformer, cadillac, chair, barrels and apparatus. She has completed numerous workshops to further her knowledge and to better the wellness of her clients. Erica has been with PTP for 6 years now.