1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Ph: 908-889-8800

Meet The Fitness Staff

Matt Bansch, Director of Fitness and Wellness
Matt is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer with over ten years of personal training and wellness leadership experience. He earned his BA from Montclair State University in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. He’s also CPR /AED and First Aid certified. Matt works with clients of all ages and skill levels to help them reach a variety of goals. This includes, but is in no way limited to: weight loss; becoming lean and healthy; gaining strength and lean muscle mass; improving flexibility, balance, aerobic and athletic capabilities.  Matt is a huge believer in incorporating wellness and fitness into one’s overall lifestyle - not just those few hours a week you spend at the JCC! His passion and experience is reflected in his clients’ customized workouts which are fun, safe, effective and based on state-of-the-art research. He is blessed to help make a difference in the lives of others every day.

Deborah Price, Fitness Director
Debi has worked in fitness for over 25 years, 13 of which have been here at the JCC.  Certifications include: ACE, Spinning™, Punk Rope, HIIT, and Pilates.

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Vincent Costantino, Personal Trainer
Vincent is a certified personal trainer of World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) and has certifications in G ball training. He is also certified in CPR/AED, Red Cross for adults, children and infants and has a bachelor’s degree from Bloomfield College, NJ.  Vincent feels exercise should be a life time commitment: challenge yourself using good form and body alignment and keep it fun and enjoyable. Vin also enjoys teaching a walking club for Active Adults and Seniors at the JCC.


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Mindi Samer, Personal Trainer
Mindi is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer. Mindi is also a certified group exercise instructor as well as an advanced Pilates instructor. Mindi carries the American Red Cross CPR/AED and first aid certification.  She enjoys working with children and introducing them to the benefits of exercise. Mindi is a spin instructor for children as well as adults.



Armando Cruz, Personal Trainer
Armando graduated from Kean University with a B.A. in Adult Fitness and a minor in Health. Currently he is completing a his Master’s in Exercise Science at Kean University. Armando holds a Personal Training Certification with NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness) and CPR, AED, and First Aid certification with Red Cross.  Armando encourages his clients to commit, work hard and stay with it. He is confident that everyone can benefit physically, mentally and spiritually from exercising regularly. The key is to make it fun and make it count! Armando believes that if you “take the time to take care of your body, it will take care of you.”