southport 3023


Sylvia has been a member for 22 years, and a staffer since 1996. She made the move by combining her love of exercise and experience as an educator, and became a personal trainer and nutritionist.


A long-time Wilton resident, a mother and a grandmother, Sylvia enjoys the one-on-one interaction of personal training, as well as the instruction of larger yoga classes.


Likes: Dance 


Degrees & Certifications:
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Masters in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Certified Yoga Instructor, CPR/AED



Deb Friedman_copy


Deb is a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Group Exercise Instructor at Southport Athletic Club. She started as a member in 1997, and graduated to training in 2006.


"I take my job very seriously, as the value of improving one's health and wellness ultimately improves their lives."


Likes: Squats


Degrees & Certifications:
NNASM-CPT, NASM-CES, AFAA-PFT, AFAA-Group Ex Certified, Certified Mat Pilates Instructor, Certified MDA Spinning® Star 3 Instructor, Les Mills BodyPumpCertified, Powerstrike® Impact Certified, TRX Suspension and Rip Training Personal Trainer, Barre Cartified by Exhale®, CPR/AED




    Carrie is a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, who's been with the club since 2003.


    "I am consistently moved and inspired by the members. Even though I'm the instructor, I often feel as though
     the class participants are the ones motivating me."


     Likes: Squats


     Degrees & Certifications:
     AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Les Mills BodypumpCertified, Associates degree in Exercise Science from
     Norwalk Community College, CPR/AED, Certified Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative
     Nutrition-the world's largest nutrition school.



southport 3006


Another member turned trainer in 2012, Sean has over a decade of experience on the other side of the Southport Athletic Club fence. A confessed "gym rat," Sean now helps to motivate other members through personal training and class instruction.


A longtime Fairfield resident, and a swimming, running and biking fanatic, Sean has run 31 marathons and is living proof of the link between the Southport Athletic Club and the community.


Likes: Push-ups


Degrees & Certifications:
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Suspension Training Certified, Youth Certification, CPR/AED



southport 3024


A native to California, fitness and health have always played a huge role in Tracy’s life. Tracy played on the women’s soccer team for California State Long Beach and graduated with a BS in Health Science. She joined the Southport Athletic Club team in 2013, is a Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, specializing in Spinning, Rebounding and Barre. Being a busy mother of two young girls, she makes sure fitness and nutrition stay a priority in her life.


Likes: Burpees


Degrees & Certifications:

ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, Certified MDS Spinning®,Instructor, Certified Corebarre Instructor, CPR/AED