Our Team

At TEST Sports Clubs, each of our Personal Trainers hold a current, nationally recognized certification often from the National Strength & Conditioning Association and/or the American College of Sports Medicine. These organizations are among the most highly respected in the world. The TEST team also holds a variety of degrees ranging from exercise science to kinesiology to physical education and more! The diversity of our team guarantees a fresh, new and exciting workout every time you visit a TEST facility, all the while feeling comfortable that you are in the best care with highly motivated individuals.

Kevin Dunn 
Kevin Dunn, CSCS (Owner & CEO)
Kevin Dunn is a Rutgers University alumnus and holds a BS in Exercise Science & Psychology. As captain and MVP of RU's Swimming & Diving Team, he was formerly awarded Atlantic 10 and ECAC Diver of the Year. He is a current high diver reaching heights as high as 95 feet in his career and uses that experience to perfect human movement in athletes in the NFL, NBA and MLB. He holds certifications from every highly respected nationally recognized organization and has developed and implemented TEST’s internal Mentorship Curriculum. His experience in hospital based Physical Therapy settings and Athletic Training for intercollegiate athletics has given him the prospective from all sides of the rehab process. Kevin currently leads the research and development team and is on the cutting edge with human performance and biomechanical analysis. With his combination of knowledge and experience, he coaches flawless movement patterns in every sport and in the game of life to avoid injury and maximize genetic potential.
 
Ilze Kaneps 
Ilze Kaneps
llze has been avidly exercising for the last 25+ years and has specialized in body fat reduction and nutrition. In 1999, she completed in the EAS Body for Life Challenge and finished in the top 4% in the country. Ilze is certified by the World Instructor Training School and has been involved in business management for 20 years. Ilze holds certifications as a metabolic specialist and specializes in cardiovascular programs utilizing a portable metabolic analyzer, program design prescriptions, utilizes for TEST Sports Club members, college and pro Athletes. Ilze began at TEST in 2000 as a full time trainer, but due to her passion of fitness and helping others achieved their goals, she has combined her goals at TEST Sports Clubs as a full time trainers and membership director. Ilze is loyal to running, golf and cycling. She also enjoys taking clients on hikes and adventures into the mountains of Chimney Rock. You can always find her training for some competitive running event or just maintaining her motivated athleticism. Her most recent accomplishments include running the NYC Marathon for the past few years. Her high level of energy and contributions to the TEST experience are unlimited.
 
Iwona Grabowski 
Iwona Grabowski
Iwona is a great addition to the TEST Team with her strong and extensive background in Aerobics and Dance. Iwona graduated from the University of Poland with a degree in Exercise Science. She is an advanced AAAI Certified Aerobic Specialist and a certified choreographer. In addition to one-on-one training, Iwona leads several group-training programs here at TEST. Iwona also has experience in various health fields including physical therapy. In 1999 she sustained an injury to her ACL and learned what it takes to come back stronger than ever. She is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys teaching her clients proper exercise techniques in a fun environment. According to her loving clients, she is a tough taskmaster. Iwona enjoys keeping her classes fresh and interesting and is always working on new aerobic routines!
 
Skip Fuller 
Skip Fuller
Skip, a former strength & conditioning coach for football at Rutgers University was an all-around athlete highly recruited out of high school. Skip received a full academic/athletic scholarship to West Virginia University to play football. At WVU, Skip played in 3 bowl championships including the National Championship in 1988 against Notre Dame. Additionally, he earned three letters as a defensive lineman and the highest Mountaineer award in 1989. Skip majored in physical education and sports management at WVU, and in 1990 graduated with a B.S. degree in physical education, as well as various coaching/sports management certifications. Skip brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our club. If you have endurance, a strong commitment, are sports oriented and have the desire to train hard, Skip will make sure you achieve your goals.
 
 
Ed Yapczenski
Ed is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. He is a teacher at Plainfield High School and deals with many types of children and young adults. Ed has also been a personal trainer at a health club for several years with a very diverse group of individuals. He helped train people with a broad range of goals ranging from competing in marathons, participating in ultimate fighting competitions or just people who want to get a better physique or improve cardiac capabilities.
 
Eric Dorsey 
Eric Dorsey
Eric graduated the University of Notre Dame in 1986 with a major in marketing. He was a four year starter in football at defensive end and earned most improved and defensive player of the year as a senior. Eric was all-American and a number one draft pick (19th overall) for the New York Giants. He played on two Super Bowl teams and was defensive player of the year in 1988. In high school he was a four year letterman in football, wrestling, and track, and earned the honor of being the 29th greatest athlete in history (V.A.), set school records in shot-put and discus, third in state in wrestling, and two time All-American in football.
 
Geir Gudmundsen 
Geir Gudmundsen
Geir graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. As a captain for the football team Geir was voted 1-AA Mid-Major Performer of the Year…Named to 1-AA All American squads all four years… Played a vital roll in leading a unit that won back to back NEC Conference Championships… Finished his College career a four year letterman at which he made 44 consecutive starts. After an impressive college campaign Geir began his professional football career in 2005 with the Buffalo Bills. He also played in the Arena Football League. You may have seen Geir on the silver screen. He was cast with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the Disney movie “The Game Plan”. Geir is an accomplished artist. With his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Albany he set up a website to display his talent. You can see his work at www.g2-arts.com.
 
Karen Langner 
Karen Langner
Karen is a graduate of Rutgers University with a double major in Exercise Science & Sports Studies and Psychology. She was a four year member of the Rutgers Track & FIELD team, 07’/08’ Captain, two year Metropolitan champ in the pole vault, and also received Big East Academic Honors while in college. In the past she has served as a Track & Field and Pole Vault coach at a local track camp and Head Lifeguard at Rutgers. Karen’s interests include rock climbing, lifting, running, skiing, SUPing, and competing in triathlons. Her goal is for everyone to find enjoyment in exercise, whether it stems from trying something new and physically challenging, the ability to enjoy everyday activities pain-free, or the satisfaction of finishing a race. She has certifications in Lifeguard Instruction, First Aid, CPR/AED, Oxygen Administration, SCUBA and Belaying.
 
Lauren Thatcher 
Lauren Dunn, CSCS
Lauren is a graduate from The College of New Jersey with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science. She acquired her CSCS in May 2008 from the NSCA, one of the most well respected organizations in the industry. Her high school athletic career includes all-county and all-area honors as the varsity soccer goalkeeper where she was team captain, MVP, and broke her school’s shut-out record. She also earned all-county and all-area honors in winter/spring track for high jump and hurdles, was MVP and team captain. She was also the MVC and NJSIAA scholar athlete. She is CPR, AED, and First Aid certified. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and running marathons. Her life-long goal is to run a marathon (26.2 miles) in each state and one on every continent. Lauren loves to challenge her clients with fun, functional, and creative exercises that help them reach their own fitness goals.
 
Justin Brancaccio 
Justin Brancaccio
Justin Brancaccio is from Rockaway, NJ . He Attended Morris Knolls High School. In Football he was an All-Area, All-Morris county, All-Conference, and All-Group 4 selections. He was captain of the Morris Knolls football team in 2005 that went on to have an undefeated season and win the North I Group IV State Championship as well as being named Newark Star-Ledger Comeback Player of the Year. In Wrestling he was a Team Captain and an All-Morris County, All-Conference, All-Area selection at the 215 lb weight class where he also went to states and ended up top 16 in the state. After high school he took a football scholarship to the University at Albany a D-1 FCS program. He earned the starting job as a sophomore at inside linebacker and held that position for the remainder of his career as well as being voted to team council (4x) and team captain (2x). He was a 2x NEC conference champion, 2x All-Conference 1st team selection, 2x linebacker of the year recipient, earned NEC defensive player of the week and was also named to the NFLDraftBible & All-LunchBox team. He graduated with honors from the University at Albany with Bachelors in Communication and a minor in Business. He has an NSCA-CPT as well CPR/AED certification.
 
 
Steve Barrasso
Steve is a graduate of Montclair State University. While at Montclair State, Steve was a varsity running back on the football team before incurring a career ending knee injury. During this period in time Steve learned a tremendous amount about rehabilitation and how physical training can enhance the body. Upon graduation, Steve taught Physical Education in the Newark school system before discovering his true passion, personal training. His hobbies include playing basketball, watching sports, and exercising. He is certified as a personal trainer by the World Instructor Training School. His goal at the club is to better serve you and your fitness needs through proven rehabilitation and sports training techniques.
 
Jared Mazzetta 
Jared Mazzetta
Jared Mazzetta, a graduate of Virginia Tech, has an undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education and a Graduate degree in Health Promotions and was a member of the Virginia Tech Football team where he played Tight End from 2000-2004 and was captain of the 2004 ACC Championship team. At present, Jared is a Health and Physical Education teacher at North Hunterdon Regional HS where he is also the Head Strength and Conditioning coach and assistant football coach. He is a certified personal trainer, National Academy Sports Medicine (NASM) and is also a certified CPR/First Aid instructor through the American Heart Association (AHA) as well as a member of the New Jersey Strength and Conditioning Association (NJSCA).
 
Lenny Carida 
Lenny Carida
Lenny holds a degree in Exercise Science from Lander University and has been a strength and conditioning coach for over 30 years. Coach Carida is sole owner of Scientific Strength Coaches LLC and has a partnership with TEST Sports Clubs. As part of his partnership with TEST Sports Research and Development team he had the opportunity to be part of their 3 year mentorship program with Athletes’ Performance in Tempe, Arizona. He is the Head Strength Coach for the Centenary College Wrestling Team and organizes and runs his own Youth Summer Training Camps out of Hackettstown, NJ. His resume also includes a stint as an Adjunct Professor of Exercise Studies at Union County College in New Jersey.
 
Lynda McHugh 
Lynda McHugh
Lynda has been teaching fitness classes for over 25+ years. During that time, she worked for a large corporation as the Director of Training and following that, purchsed a franchise where she taught children. In 2008, Lynda created R.I.S.e FITNESS to continue her growth in the fitness industry. Lynda teaches a variety of group fitness classes and indoor cycling.

Credentials:American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Instructor & Personal Trainer, INSANITY, willPower & Grace™, Real Ryder Indoor Cycling, Johnny G cycling, CPR/AED & First Aid. Lyda holds a MA Degree in Administration/Training and a BA Degree in Finance/Economics. Lynda enjoys running, sports, and the beach.
 
  
Scott Rankin
Scott Rankin is a graduate of William Paterson University where he obtained his degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. Scott brings with him over 10 years experience in the fitness industry.

Scott rejoins the TEST team with over 6 years experience as a strength and conditioning specialist at TEST Sports Clubs in Bedminster NJ. While working at TEST Scott was part of their elite 3 year mentorship program with the “world class” Athletes’ Performance in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to training in athlete based setting coach Rankin also obtained experience as an exercise specialist with Saint Joseph’s hospital where he specialized in exercise programming for a clientele with high incidence of exercise limitations.

Scott also brings with him 3 years of experience as a middle school Health and Physical Education instructor and over 7 years of experience as a football and track coach. His coaching background includes head freshman coach and assistant varsity coach at Wayne Valley High School in Wayne NJ.
 
James Pratt 
James Pratt
James graduated from Kean University with a degree in Physical Education/Adult Fitness. He played football at Kean and started at Center for 31 games. He has worked in different fitness facilities dating back to high school. After seeing positive results in his athleticism and playing ability that developed through an intelligent and vigorously planned training program; he established a passion for sports performance.

James began his training career at TEST in May 2012 and has expanded his passion into training multiple populations. He specializes in strength and power development, along with speed, agility, injury prevention, and fat loss. Starting in June of 2013, James became Director of the Parisi Speed School where he continually stresses the importance of proper biomechanics, running form and multi-directional movement techniques in youth athletes ages 7-18.