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What our families think!

"I can only say wonderful things about Carmine and the difference he's made to my daughter Alex. He has taken a child with balance issues and helped her to walk with a better, normal stride. The exercises have also helped to  strengthen her core muscles,  again improving her posture.

Carmine is a dedicated trainer who had mastered his craft to help our children.  And,  he does so with kindness and a smile. Alex loves her sessions with Carmine." 

"Will has been working closely with his trainer Carmine LaManna for 2years and 3 months ( almost). My son love countdowns and schedules.  Carmine very skillfully uses Will’s passions to excite him and motivate him.  Carmine has not only taught Will about strength training and endurance but also valuable interpersonal skills with a side helping of self esteem.  Fit 4 all Abilities is so accepting of ALL and so excellent at tailoring a specialized workout  for every Ability!  If your new year’s resolution is to get in shape call  914-325-2832 for a consult today!  You won’t be disappointed."

Allan Houston

NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist


I’ve worked with Charles DeFrancesco and his team at THE ARENA over the last 2 years. The student-athletes that have participated in our foundation’s activities enjoy the direct feedback and measurement tools that The Arena provides.

The staff is engaging, qualified and knowledgeable with a high level of education and training in the field. The workouts are based on data and performance with set goals in mind.

The strength and conditioning program staff at THE ARENA is highly capable of helping you gather adequate information for your potential development.

Jenna Wolfe
Television Personality and Celebrity Trainer

As the Lifestyle and Fitness expert on NBC’s Today Show, I had worked with countless fitness professionals over the years. Very few compare to Charlie Defrancesco in experience and knowledge and even fewer in drive and spirit.

The training program he has built at the Arena is incredible. There is less concern for making a dollar and more concern for changing a life. They insist on the client always knowing why they are doing a certain exercise as opposed to blindly agreeing to the workout. The trainers there are as qualified as any I have ever worked with. It’s a different experience when you walk in there. They aren’t looking to sell you shiny equipment and the latest trends and fitness feds. They just want you to get healthier and stronger and thus happier.

John Wallace
Former New York Knick

Pure Fit Club has a tremendous staff of personal trainers who impressively worked with my son, Joey. In all my years of playing in the NBA and working with the industry’s highest level of trainers, I have never seen such a thorough evaluation or training program.They were able to pinpoint Joey’s movement deficiencies and correct them, and this enhanced my son’s performance on the court immediately. Joey had a lot of ankle pain, which hindered his ability to jump. After he started training at Pure Fit Club,his jumping mechanics improved, and his vertical jump increased, which both improved his performance on the court. Joey now has a full scholarship to play basketball at Southern Connecticut State University.

"All of the trainers are kind and truly proficient in their craft. However, my daughter's skill levels, endurance, and love of fitness has completely blossomed with her trainer, Frank. He's patient, sweet, and so good with my daughter who is now able to use the elliptical machine, treadmill, and weightlift at 9 years of age!!  I highly recommend the fitness program for kids of all cognitive and social abilities and specifically recommend Frank!"

"Fit 4 All Abilities is the best!  Carmine has helped my son channel his high energy into intentional movements to not only exercise, but also to practice listening to multi-step directions.  The positivity that Carmine spreads during sessions is highly motivating.  My son loves training with Carmine at Fit 4 All Abilities and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be a part of such a great group!"

"Our son Eli has been working with Carmine LaManna for 3 years. Carmine is an amazing trainer with such patience and enthusiasm in seeing Eli progress. He has helped Eli with his balance and core strength. When Eli first started he couldn’t even throw a ball. Now Eli can throw and catch a ball while standing on a balance trainer. Eli has build up so much strength while being at Fit4All Abilities. See This program is the best thing that has come into our lives. We couldn’t be more happier."

"My son has been working with Carmine for over a year and it’s been such a pleasure to watch him become physically stronger, more coordinated, but also more confident.  Together they have built a friendship and it’s been amazing to watch them work together over time.   I’m so happy Cristian has a great place to go to work with such a skilled and patient person!  I would recommend Carmine to any family that is looking for a safe and welcoming trainer to work with their child."


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