Our team draws from an array of training backgrounds, experiences, athletic competition and coaching. Each brings their own unique approach to fitness, wellness and training. All are focused on teaching proper form and technique to help you optimize your training and get you in the best shape of your life.

Collis Spann

Collis is a graduate of Hofstra University and earned his Masters of Science in Exercise Science & Health Promotion, with a concentration on Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania. As a fitness professional since 2009, Collis has earned a variety of certifications to enhance his personal training and strength coaching skills. These certifications include the following:

  • NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • USAW - Advanced Sports Performance Coach
  • Level 2 Certified Speed Specialist through the National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE CSS II)
  • Level 2 Certified Kettlebell Teacher through the International Kettlebell Fitness Federation (IKFF CKT 2)
  • Member of the NSCA Coaches Editorial Review Panel
  • CrossFit Level One (CF-L1)
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • CPR & AED Certified

Furthermore, Collis was a fitness model for Human Kinetics in the following books: Developing Speed, Developing Core, and the upcoming 4th Edition of the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning for the NSCA.

As a strength coach and fitness manager in Colorado, Collis trained athletes seeking to improve specific skills for their desired sport. Some excelled at the collegiate level and are taking the next step to the professional level in the near future.

While studying abroad in South America during the summer of 2007, Collis first encountered the art of boxing and was coached under the guidance of professional boxer Richard “Chocolate” Torres at the “Guantes de Oro” gym in Arequipa, Peru. He continues to be an avid fan of boxing, and is very active in coaching and teaching the unique techniques and mechanics of the sport.

Along with football, basketball, and all other major sports, Collis has a knack for taking athletes to the next level in their speed, agility, quickness, and strength. Collis enjoys not only living an active lifestyle but a healthy one as well. When he is not learning new techniques or sharing his never-ending knowledge, Collis constantly pushes himself to new heights. He frequently challenges himself by competing in powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, strongman, and kettlebell competitions. Collis is a competitor and never turns down a challenge.

Throughout his life, Collis has faced many obstacles regarding his health, but it wasn’t until he reached his teens that he was able to see the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle as a means to overcome these hurdles. Now, as a trainer and coach, he thrives on helping people achieve their optimal health and fitness potential. He has guided clients with many different health issues such as obesity, diabetes, low cardiovascular fitness levels and thyroid problems. The myriad of medical and physical challenges clients are faced with motivates Collis to help them begin their journey to a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Devin Vuong

Devin graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science Applied Kinesiology. During his tenure at the university, he worked for the Division I football program in the athletic training office. There, he learned and got to experience many things that carry over in his training at HIT. From sports performance to cross-training, Devin is able to help you meet your goals and make you feel like you're on top of the world.


Hakim Bryant

In 2014, Hakim "The Dream" Bryant turned pro after a successful run as one of the top amateur fighters in New Jersey. He has an extensive knowledge of boxing, fitness and running. Hakim attended Brookdale Community College and received an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, combining his passion for fitness and his love for food.

Hakim trains MMA fighters and boxers as well as adults of all skill levels. He also works with kids and supports anti-bullying programs at schools.

  • 2010 New Jersey Golden Gloves semi-finalist
  • 2009 New Jersey Diamond Glove Champion
  • 2009 Houston Golden Glove Champion
  • 2007 Dallas Golden Glove Champion
  • 2007 Ringside World Champion
  • United States Olympic Committee (Team USA) - SafeSport Training
  • Tough Mudder

Lauren Hanson

Lauren is passionate about fitness and takes a personal interest in ensuring her clients achieve measurable results. She is also an avid runner and has conquered all of the major mud runs and challenges.

  • Montclair State University - BA in Communication and Public Relations
  • American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified
  • TRX Certified - Suspension training
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Metabolic conditioning
  • TRX/body weight conditioning
  • Kettlebell training
  • “HIT” trained
  • Two-Time Tough Mudder

Mark Holmes

Mark is a former Manalapan high school letterman in baseball and basketball. He attended Wagner College on an athletic scholarship as a starting pitcher for the NCAA Division 1 baseball program and had a short stint in independent Professional Baseball. Mark helps his clients achieve maximal potential by addressing their individual needs through stability, flexibility and strength techniques while specializing in programs designed to increase speed, power and agility. He is currently studying for a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science.

  • World Instructor Training Schools (WITS): Personal Trainer Certification
  • USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach Certification
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Certified
  • Sports Specific and Speed and Agility Training
  • Strength and Metabolic Conditioning
  • Power Lifting and Total Body Training


Kim Vernaci

Kim’s training style is an asset to the HIT squad. She applies scientific knowledge to train her clients for the primary goal of improving their performance. She designs and implements safe and efficient strength training and conditioning programs and is able to provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.

Kim’s strength and conditioning expertise provides the essential tools to build your body into the powerhouse that it can be! As an AFAA certified fitness trainer, she is intensely trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics. Kim has been helping her clients achieve their fitness goals since 2007.

  • AFAA Certified - Aerobic and Fitness Association of America
  • TRX Certified -  Suspension training
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Power lifting
  • TRX/body weight conditioning
  • High intensity training
  • Metabolic conditioning
  • TRX/body weight conditioning
  • Boxing and kickboxing
  • Three-Time Tough Mudder

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Joe DeSantis

Joe is a graduate of Castleton University with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. While at Castleton University, Joe played football and club soccer along with interning at one of the top powerlifting gyms in the country. He worked for Castleton University's strength and conditioning department, directly supporting the school's athletes.

One of Joe's many hobbies is running Spartan races where he has done nine including two Beasts throughout the United State and two in Sydney, Australia.

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Joe Serpe

Joe has been a personal trainer since 2014, working with a wide range of clientele with different fitness goals, needs and purposes. His clientele is comprised of athletes, competitors and people looking to improve their overall health
and wellness.

Joe has trained Division 1, 2 and 3 college athletes as well as middle and high school athletes from various sports such as soccer, baseball, football, lacrosse, tennis, swimming, golf, and track and field. Focusing on strength and mobility, he works with clients of all ages and fitness levels. Additionally, Joe has experience with powerlifting and Olympic lifting techniques. He has developed training programs ranging from strength and endurance to recovery/ROM/flexibility.

Joe is currently and exercise science student with the hopes of pursuing graduate school for physical therapy.

  • World Instructor Training Schools Certification: Level Two Personal Trainer
  • Powerlifting
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Kettlebell training
  • ROM training
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate, New Jersey State Championship - 181 Raw Modern Champion
  • War at the Shore Triathlon - Olympic Distance 2:03:35

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Caleb Hunt

Caleb Hunt is a certified youth fitness specialist, personal trainer, and sports performance coach. A true fitness enthusiast and former college football athlete at Kean University, Caleb is strongly dedicated to helping individuals of ALL AGES reach their fitness goals and athletic performance.

Through his experience, including directing an indoor sports and fitness program for kids, Caleb’s training philosophy integrates fun with “muscle confusion” movements and techniques.  Caleb's workouts are equally matched by his infectious energy and positive attitude that is inspiring and motivating.

Committed to a “fitness” lifestyle, Caleb is consistently challenging himself in the gym as well as through sports and hobbies. His strong passion for fitness is instrumental in helping clients reach their full potential, mentally and physically. With every workout offering its own unique signature, Caleb delivers result-driven training sessions.