Matt Phelps
As the founder of Metabolic Meltdown in 2008, Matt has assisted thousands of clients in their quest to lose weight, gain energy, and build strength. With fitness as his lifelong passion, Matt has a relentless drive to improve, an intense training style, and an authentic concern for his clients (particularly those who went to his alma mater, Siena College), all of which make him one of the top trainers in the Capital Region. Clients at the gym have a “love-hate” relationship with Matt, as many of them hate him during the workout, and love the way he makes them feel when they are done!
Lynsey Ciraulo
Known around the gym for her positive attitude, words of encouragement, and contagious energy, Lynsey is a sneaky trainer that will “kick your butt with a smile”! After spending years in the world of competitive cheerleading, Lynsey arrives at the gym at 4:30AM each morning to help setup for the day, and to teach our early morning classes. Those who have worked with Lynsey know that it is her genuine compassion for other human beings that make her a truly remarkable trainer.
Drew Smith
A former collegiate football star at the University at Albany who spent some time with the Buffalo Bills, Drew has been able to translate what made him into a great athlete, into a great trainer. Possessing an old school “lunch pail” work ethic to go along with a million dollar smile, Drew has a knack for making every client in his class feel welcome and appreciated. Drew is also known around the gym for being the best “DJ” of the bunch, and has the gym rocking with great music, making his classes full of energy and lots of fun!
Brian Abbele
An extremely well rounded trainer, Brian is in tune with his clients' needs and knows just the right buttons to push to get the most out of them. A fitness fanatic who has completed triathlons and a variety of other endurance events, Brian certainly practices what he preaches when he is not participating in one of the Metabolic Meltdown classes himself! Brian will always welcome you with a friendly greeting, and is sure to motivate, inspire, and guide you through an outstanding workout.
Gina Tedesco
A longtime Metabolic Meltdown client before becoming an instructor, Gina has a calm, positive demeanor that allows her clients to feel welcome, at ease, and encouraged through each session. Gina trains with an incredible amount of discipline and effort, and transfers this same work ethic into her own classes.
Will Harris
A master motivator, Will brings a ton of energy, intensity, and positive encouragement to all of his classes. After a long career of playing D1 and Professional Basketball overseas, this proud father of 2 takes great pride in bettering his mind, body, and soul with Metabolic Training. As Will always says, “say ‘NO’ to fatigue” and try one of his classes…you will be glad you did!
Christopher Fasano
We have all hear the terms “Renaissance Man” or “Jack of All Trades”, and Chris certainly fits that bill; to our knowledge, he is the only Director of Business Development who moonlights as a DJ, and has a Ph.D in Neuroscience, in the country. Chris began working out at Metabolic in September 2015 and believed in the program so much he has come on board to help the Metabolic Meltdown business grow across the Capital region and beyond. Chris will assist Matt in steering and growing the business, as well oversee and direct all of the marketing efforts. As we said, Chris is also a DJ in his off time, so you just might see him at a Metabolic near you spinning live for everyone working out!
Kirstie Harris
Kirstie is a critical component of our team; as our Business Manager, she is responsible for all of account management, while also serving as a liaison to the general public, answering emails, phone calls, and social media inquiries about our program. As Matt’s younger sister, Kirstie is also the most senior member of our staff, as she has known Matt since he was 3 years old!
Cara Phelps
Every team has a “glue person” that holds it together, and without a doubt, Cara holds that role. As the Director of Operations, Cara is the backbone of the entire operation. Cara makes sure that every location is equipped properly, and has everything it needs to operate at an optimal level for our clients. In addition to her responsibilities within each facility, Cara is also our Director of Apparel, and produces all of the trendy new gear for our clients to workout in!
Kate Parsons
A former record setting hammer thrower at SUNY-Oneonta, Kate brings the same intensity she brought in Track & Field, to her classes. Kate is a workout fanatic, and would spend the whole day training if she could! You will want to work hard for Kate, as she provides a ton of energy, motivation, and great music at all of her classes.
James Wilson
We only hire trainers that genuinely care about our clients, and the results they get; James Wilson embodies this and then some. As a former collegiate point guard at The College of Saint Rose, James was known for his relentless work ethic, unselfish disposition, and for making his teammates better. James has not changed a bit since his playing days, and when you take one of James’ classes, you will sense his passion for your success, whether you have never worked out a day in your life, or are a professional athlete.
Jordan Martin
You will not find a bigger fitness fanatic than in our youngest staff member, Jordan Martin. Displaying a maturity beyond his years, Jordan is known around the gym for his love for fitness, whether it is performing one of his incredibly difficult callisthenic exercises, or helping others get the most out of their physical ability and reaching their goals. A gifted motivator, this former collegiate basketball player has a focused intensity in his coaching style hat will make you “get one more”.
Kelsey McDonald
Kelsey is a competitor, and this former Union College basketball player shows the same fire in her coaching that she did as a player. We often teach our trainers to “not accept anything less than the client’s best” and Kelsey has taken this to heart. Whether you are a professional athlete or a grandparent, Kelsey will extract the best of your ability during each training session. It is her attention to detail, and her passion to help others that make Kelsey’s classes a terrific fitness experience.
Rhakeem Wiggins
Passion. Energy. Enthusiasm. These are qualities that Rhakeem embodies as a person, and carries over into his training style. A former sprinter and football player at the University at Albany, if you take a class with “Rocket,” you will have fun, laugh at his unique motivational phrases, work hard, and can be ensured that you are using the correct technique on every exercise. The ultimate team player, Rhakeem truly cares about every member of the gym, not only as clients, but most importantly, as people.
Manny Hernandez
When we make hires to our staff, we always ask if applicant are “bout that life”. Manny is a workout fanatic, and whenever he is not sharing his passion with our Metabolic Meltdown community, or taking class himself, he is “clanging and banging” in the weight room, or reading about anything related to fitness. A former star basketball player both at Lynchburg College and in the professional ranks in Mexico and Germany, Manny has a blue-collar work ethic that becomes infectious to everyone around him.
Tyler Hammett
One of the things that make Tyler a great trainer is that his heart is as big as his wingspan. This former Molloy College basketball player displays an enormous desire to help others learn proper technique, work hard in the gym, and improve self-esteem. As a staff, we like to say we are only as strong as our weakest link; with more “links” like Tyler, we can be rest assured that the Metabolic Meltdown chain is growing stronger than ever.
Josh Swearingen
Josh comes to us with an extensive background in private training. Always greeting clients with an enormous, warm smile, Josh is known for his ability to implement proper training technique in his classes. This Alfred State graduate plays Rugby is his free time, and is passionate about all things related to physical fitness. When you are in this Central New Yorker’s class, you can be rest assured that you will leave the gym feeling better than when you walked in the door.
Shauna Alderman
Every team has key components behind its success, and Shauna fits that bill on our team. Putting her Master’s Degree in Organizational Management to use, Shauna serves as our Account Manager for our Colonie and Delmar locations. Shauna is extremely passionate about fitness, hip hop, and Harry Potter movies. A diehard Giants and Yankees fan, Shauna is excited to be part of a company that is improving the quality of people’s lives.

Our Staff

Our Staff

Matt Phelps
Owner / CEO

Matt Phelps

@Metabolicmatt

Lynsey Ciraulo
Head Trainer- Clifton Park NY

Lynsey Ciraulo

@Lyns778

Drew Smith
Head Trainer- Green Island NY

Drew Smith

@Dgsmith10

Jordan Martin
Trainer- Delmar, NY

Jordan Martin

@Airjordanfit

Kelsey McDonald
Trainer- Green Island, NY

Kelsey McDonald

@Kelsmcdonald

Gina Tedesco
Trainer- Colonie, NY

Gina Tedesco

@Ginaa_t

Tyler Hammett
Trainer- Clifton Park, NY

Tyler Hammett

@Thammett_20

Will Harris
Head Trainer- Delmar, NY

Will Harris

@Willharris2323_

Kate Parsons
Account Manager, Green Island and Clifton Park

Kate Parsons

@Kate_pars

Josh Swearingen
Trainer, Delmar, NY

Josh Swearingen

@Swearingenfitness

James Wilson
Head Trainer- Colonie, NY

James Wilson

@Coach_jwil

Kirstie Harris
Macro Account Manager

Kirstie Harris

@Kirstielp9

Cara Phelps
Director of Business Operations and Apparel

Cara Phelps

@Caraann82

Christopher Fasano
Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Fasano, Ph.D.

@metaboliclife

Shauna  Alderman
Account Manager- Colonie and Delmar, NY

Shauna Alderman

@Shhaunna

For Information About Business Opportunities: email: chris@metabolicmeltdown.com

Metabolic Meltdown, LLC.

20 Lower Hudson Avenue
Green Island, NY 12183 [directions]

Contact

Phone 518-860-9299

For Inquires Regarding Green Island and Clifton Park Email kate@metabolicmeltdown.com

For Inquires Regarding Colonie and Delmar Email shauna@metabolicmeltdown.com