Vincent Balestrieri, MA, BCBA, ACE-CPT
“True victory is self-victory.” – Morihei Ueshiba
Vin is a school psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). He has 10+ years experience providing educational and clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities in both the public and private sectors. Vin believes that making fitness part of your daily routine is a key proponent to enhancing your physical, social and emotional well-being. Vin holds a master’s degree in educational psychology and professional diploma in school psychology from New Jersey City University. He also has a graduate academic certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of North Texas. Vin is an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT). His fitness interests include interval training, strength and conditioning work, as well as yoga and surfing.
Brandon Sierchio, MA, BCBA
“Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.” – Jerry Dunn
Brandon, a collegiate soccer player at Widener University, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 10+ years experience in the ABA space. He is also a pre-vocational instructor at a private school for students with Autism. Brandon helps prepare his students for opportunities in the work force by targeting technical, social, and navigational skills necessary to be a successful employee. He has experience providing home-based clinical services for individuals with Autism too. Brandon earned his BA from Thomas Edison State College and his MA in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. Brandon was a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) prior to becoming board certified. He believes that the use of fitness as a platform to facilitate communication and socialization improves the quality of life for our athletes and their families. Brandon’s fitness interests include soccer, golf, weight training, and surfing.
Nicci Balestieri, AA, FRC, CF-L1, USAW
“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.”
Nic is a certified functional range conditioning (FRC), crossfit level 1 (CF-L1), and USA weightlifting (USAW) trainer who works with athletes to improve speed, agility, strength and conditioning. Nic was a standout football player and sprinter at Manasquan High School, as well as a collegiate sprinter. He currently holds the MHS records in the 55, 100, and 200 meter sprints. Nic was a 2x state place winner in the 55m. During the 2008-2009 season, he was the Central Jersey Group II state champion and placed 4th overall at the meet of champions in the 55m. He has trained athletes of all abilities, from middle school through professional sports. Nic prides himself in his ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of athletic abilities.
In addition to Nic’s experience in the personal training space, he has worked as a paraprofessional in both a private school for children with developmental delays and home-based clinical settings where he assisted in developing individualized fitness programs for clients with communicative and physical challenges. Nic holds an associate of arts degree in the social sciences.
Nic believes that effective coaching is about bringing out the best in all athletes — not catering to top performers. Nic’s fitness interests include cross training, Olympic weight lifting, football and track.