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OUR COACHES

Spark Fitness member in a kettlebell training session with fitness coach Kevin Byrnes

KEVIN BYRNES - owner

In 2009, Kevin took a leap of faith and followed his true passion by enrolling in NPTI (National Personal Training Institute) to complete his NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Associate) certification.  During his training, he discovered the versatility of kettlebell training and pursued a Level II certification through the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF) as well as his StrongFirst SFG Level 1. Seven years later, he and his wife are taking another leap by founding Spark Fitness. Kevin started out primarily as a 1:1 Personal Trainer, where he honed his skills and developed a unique style, combining kettlebells with traditional strength exercises.   Now as Founder of Spark Fitness, Kevin is looking forward to providing his clients with first in class training focusing on kettlebell movements such as: strength and conditioning, agility, and mobility.   He is proud to still be working with many of the first clients who entrusted their wellness and fitness regime to him so many years ago. When Kevin isn’t at Spark Fitness, you can find him kayaking the Manasquan River with his wife, going for bike rides, home brewing beer, or walking their beloved bulldog Angus.

Spark Fitness team member in the fitness center

Coach Jessica Fuccello

Jessica comes to Spark Fitness with a background in sports performance, individual, and group training. She played Division 1 soccer at the University of Pennsylvania where she won several awards and was voted to the All-Time team. She continued to play at a semi-professional level while coaching and training kids ranging from pre-k to college level. As a competitive athlete, she always had a passion for fitness and wants to ignite that spark in other athletes and clients. While still training athletes and coaching soccer at Brick Memorial High School, she moved into individual and group fitness as well and has been leading classes for about a year now, earning the nickname “the silent assassin”. When she is not at Spark Fitness, Jessica can be found playing soccer, at the beach, or spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be a part of the Spark family!

Spark Fitness team member holding a kettlebell in the fitness center

coach Anita Alba

Anita joins Spark Fitness as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) and National Council of Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) Personal Trainer and NCCPT Weight Management Specialist. She began her career in fitness as a Group Fitness Instructor at the University of Delaware more years ago than she’d like to admit and returned in more recent years after having a family.

With her passion for movement (from Mobility to Kettlebell Training, Olympic Lifts and Calisthenics) Anita brings a unique perspective to light the spark within the everyone she works with. She enjoys helping people realize what they are truly capable of. When not in the gym, you’ll find her running, biking and playing with her husband and two young kids.

Coach Chris

Chris is a competitive Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete. His enthusiasm and passion for fitness and MMA started back in 2014 when he started his training and experienced the benefit it had on his own health and mindset. In 2016, he started teaching MMA to both children and adults. Shortly after, he had the opportunity to become a group strength coach in 2017 after completing CFSC - Certified Functional Strength Coach. Since then, he has successfully helped travel and high school sports teams, college athletes, and adults achieve their goals. With his background in MMA training and his focus on movement and functional strength for everyday life, he helps add another perspective to an already well rounded Spark team. He has a strong desire to help others and looks forward to helping you achieve your next fitness goals. When not at Spark, you'll find Chris training MMA, rock climbing, or drinking too much coffee.