At the Dwares JCC, we are dedicated to helping you live a healthier, more active life… It does not matter what your fitness goals are; we will design a program to help you achieve your goals.

We believe in our client’s inner strength, and our job is to help awaken that strength. Fitness is not about running on a treadmill, doing pushups, or having someone yell at you. It is about guiding you on your personal journey and giving you the tools that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Whether you want to improve your shape, increase endurance, build bone density, lose weight, boost energy, increase coordination and balance, or simply look and feel better, our trainers will design a program specifically for you, motivate you, monitor your progress, and make sure your workouts are safe and effective.

To help find the right trainer for you, contact Rob Castellucci, our Director of Personal Training and Recreational Sports, at 401.421.4111, ext. 129, or rcastellucci@jewishallianceri.org.

Meet our trainers!

Rob Castellucci has been involved in the fitness industry for more than 15 years, and he works with an array of different populations including healthy adults, youth, athletes, and injured/rehabbing clients. Whether it is a bootcamp-style circuit class, strength/power resistance training, cardio, or mobility and stretching, he is qualified and ready to coach.

Rob graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in three years with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist and is certified in TRX training. He also has a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Certification. This TPI Certification has taught him how to assess common faults within the golf swing and administer a series of physical assessments that help him address mobility, stability and strength weaknesses within golfers of any age or skill level.

Rob has always been a sports fanatic and was a captain of his high school basketball, baseball, and football teams. With this athletic background, he has been able to work with many athletes, including youth, to combine specific strength and mobility training with skill drills relevant to their sport. In recent years, Rob has become quite focused on his own golf training, as well as helping others unlock the full potential of their golf swing.

Rob wants to help others realize that with a positive attitude and hard work, one’s goals can be achieved. Success comes from creating realistic goals, having fun, staying dedicated, and finding what works best for you. Click here to contact Rob.


Allie Tetreault has been in the fitness industry for more than 24 years. She is an American Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.

She is also a member of the American Aerobic Association/ International Sport Medicine (AAA/ISMA). Allie teaches a number of disciplines including yoga and kickboxing. She is an aquatics trainer and strength training coach as well as a Les Mills instructor. She is also certified to teach “Walk Reebok” techniques and is a Breast Cancer Wellness Coach.

Her passion for fitness has helped her to work with a wide range of people including millennials, baby boomers, military personnel, and anyone who just wants to get in shape. Click here to contact Allie.


Nikki Long is a health and fitness enthusiast with a passion for helping people live healthier lives both physically and mentally. Nikki graduated summa cum laude with Honors from the University of Rhode Island with her B.A. in Psychology. Since then, Nikki has assumed several positions in the mental health and fitness fields, while gaining experience working with different populations of adults ages 18-96. With her unique background in psychology, nutrition, and fitness, Nikki is equipped to approach everyone’s health and fitness goals holistically.

Nikki is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer, an indoor cycle instructor, and a Les Mills Instructor. She is also experienced with functional movement training for active older adults and completed the Wellcoaches Health Coaching course.

Some of Nikki’s favorite activities include rock climbing, hiking, and yoga. Her philosophy is to find an activity that is enjoyable and make it into a routine. Fitness is an individual experience and it should be fun! Nikki believes in making health and fitness a lifestyle change and inspiring everyone to get moving no matter where they are in their health journey. Click here to contact Nikki.


John Pecoraro is a fitness enthusiast who believes that exercise is key to living a healthy life. He believes exercise and movement can support positive mental and physical health outcomes. He works with people of all ages to improve their physical mobility and fitness.

John studied Latin American Studies at Rhode Island College and earned a master's degree in teaching Spanish. Throughout his education and fitness journey, John enjoys outdoor obstacle course training, full body bootcamp style workouts, and high intensity interval training. He believes that it is never too late to start a training program, and that all people can benefit from regular exercise.

John is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer, and a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the BioMechanics Method. His approach to training focuses on addressing postural deviation, flexibility, muscular balance, and physical strength to support regular daily life activities.

Whether to train for a sport, to address posture and mobility, or to improve cardiorespiratory function – John has the tools and experience necessary to meet his clients’ needs.

When not in the gym or in the classroom, John enjoys boating, spending time with friends, family, and his dogs.

Click here to contact John.


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