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Gabriella Miceli; Certified Personal Trainer

Gabriella has been in the Fitness and Wellness Industry since 2010. She started her journey at the University of New
Haven as a fitness attendant and quickly gravitated toward the studio. She became a fitness instructor and personal
trainer soon after. Her passion for the industry led her to attain a MS in Recreation, Event and Sports Management at
the University of North Texas, where she was the Fitness Graduate Assistant of Research for their campus recreation
department. Her research on student recreational staff cohesion directed her to start a Ph.D at Texas A&M University in
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Science, with a concentration on mindfulness concerning youth. Throughout her time in
Texas, Gabriella was also the Manager of two Anytime Fitness Clubs, where she also trained and ran small group classes
and programs. A surprising call from a former supervisor at the University of New Haven in the winter of 2015 changed
the trajectory of her life to come back to the east coast. Since spring of 2016, she has been the Assistant Director of
Fitness and Wellness for the Campus Recreation Center at the University of New Haven and has recently begun to
oversee Adventure Rec program as well.
Gabriella’s approach to training and teaching is to focus on the whole person, not just loosing those extra 10lbs.
Conquering what barriers there are to achieving a healthier lifestyle and crushing them by gaining confidence, self-
awareness, self-care, motivation and true inner and outer strength is key to lifelong wellness.

Her passion for mindfulness and youth have led her to obtain her Yoga Certification from Kripalu-Center for Yoga and
Health. She continually goes back for more education and trainings, as such courses like, Wise Women in Nature, Shake
Your Soul Teacher Training, Living a Spiritual Path and more.
Below are her current certifications, licenses and education:

  • CPR PRO/AED/First Aid
  • ACE Personal Trainer
  • ACE Health Coach
  • AFAA Personal Trainer
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor
  • 200HR Register Yoga Teacher (Kripalu Certified)
  • NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist
  • Zumba B1, Sentao and Step
  • POUNDFit Pro
  • Nirvana Fitness Instructor
  • Shake Your Soul: The Yoga of Dance-Level 2
  • Aromatouch Technique-doTERRA Essential Oils
  • Usui System of Reiki-Level 2
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • University of New Haven-Bachelors of Science: Criminal Justice, concentrating on International Justice and Security
  • University of North Texas-Masters of Science: Recreation, Event and Sports Management
  • Texas A&M University-Ph.D: Recreation, Parks and Tourism Science (3 years, transferred out)
  • Western Connecticut State University-Masters of Science: Counseling Education, concentrating on Clinical Mental Health (In Progress)