FANTASTICALLY FUN FITNESS
Equinox Fitness 2017 Instructor of the Year
Equinox Shine On Award - 2016 and 2017
Certified by the Athletics & Fitness Association of America & National Association of Sports Medicine
Positive Psychology Coach & Resilience Trainer
It's time to ignite your fitness potential, boost your mental and emotional
well-being and thrive!
An award-winning fitness instructor, CAROLANN VALENTINO has helped transform hundreds of people's lives with her unique approach to health and happiness. Her background in entertainment and comedy is the centerpiece for motivating the masses and the secret formula to how she's made waves in the fitness industry.
STUDENTS SING HER PRAISES: MORE THAN JUST A TEACHER
• Personalized & Unique
• Results Driven
• Private or with Workout Buddies at Your Level
• Virtual or In-Person Workouts
• Fitness & Fun for All Body Types
• Flexible Class Schedule
If you want to get fit, laugh while getting your ass kicked, and not get injured, then Carolann Valentino a.k.a. Big Mama is it. According to the Equinox app, she is my favorite instructor. She teaches it all! In May 2017, I took a fully loaded class with Carolann at Equinox Rockefeller Center.
I have always had difficulty with following directions, knowing my left from my right. I remember my first time taking it with her, I just stood there like a deer in headlights. Carolann came over to me and showed me the moves and she was just so kind and non-judgmental. I went back every Tuesday night. It took me a while but I finally got it. Carolann was so excited when I would finally get a ViPR flow.
Here is a picture of Carolann and my workout buddy Jane, visiting me at NYU-Langone after brain surgery.
Lawyer | Equinox Fitness Club Enthusiast
Carolann is a great example of everything an exceptional instructor should be: tough enough to get results, gentle when needed, personable and funny! She makes them sweat and makes them smile...everything needed to keep our members healthy and coming back for more. Not only are her skills in the studio impeccable, but she is dependable and willing to go beyond the call of duty.
Equinox | Group Fitness Manager
I met Carolann Valentino about 10 years ago when she was a Zumba instructor at a center I attended. Members would be looking at the windows in excitement, waiting for Carolann to come into the class. Carolann has transformed our bodies, our nutritional habits, as well as our minds with her motivational enlightenment. She is not only a fitness expert extraordinaire, she is a kindred spirit, a caring soul, and a talented, skillful and wonderful person.
Sylvia D. Mitchell
Financial Advisor | Writer
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Carolann for three years – both in-person and virtually – including currently for weekly HIIT and core (a highlight of my week). Carolann is a talented instructor whose energy, enthusiasm and positivity shine through every class, helping you achieve your goals and pushing you to be your best. In addition to creating customized endurance, cardio and strength-building workouts, Carolann is laser-focused on ensuring proper form to get the most out of your training and avoid injury. Working with Carolann has taken my strength and fitness to the next level – including being able to train harder and run faster.
Vice President | Finance
I have made more progress training with Carolann in a few weeks than I have in years on my own or with any other trainer. She is extremely intuitive and knowledgeable about fitness. Most trainers try to motivate you by stressing the importance of a strong body and commitment to working out; Carolann goes beyond that: she is focused on form and mental clarity. As a writer who also teaches, I stay seated a lot. Carolann is the reason for my joint mobility and mental stamina to tackle stressors of remote work during these strange times. Losing a dress size is just extra.