EMPOWER was formed by a determined group of fitness professionals dedicated to keeping members of the Empire State Plaza workforce strong, healthy and confident all year long. As our name implies, our goal is to EMPOWER members to achieve their workout goals--whether that means getting stronger and healthier, maintaining current fitness levels, losing weight, or finding the right fitness path. We want to empower you to work hard, learn new things, and even have a little fun along the way!

Alana has been a fitness instructor for 20 years and holds certifications in Personal Training, Tabata Bootcamp, Kettelbell, Group Fitness and Yoga. Alana is passionate about helping others to reach their fitness goals, to gain confidence, and to improve their overall wellness in a safe and fun manner.  Alana is a whole food, plant based vegan trainer.

Kelley began her fitness career in 2003 as a Spinning Instructor, adding Group X Certification soon after in order to share her passion for high-intensity, strength-building workouts like Bootcamp, Tabata, and Body Sculpt. In "real life", Kelley is a web designer, mother of three awesome boys, and bench-press afficionado.

Lois has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and holds certifications in Personal Training, Group Exercise, Pilates, Tai Chi for Fitness, Sports/Exercise Nutrition, Weight Loss Nutrition and formal training in Kettlebells and Yoga. She enjoys teaching a wide variety of group exercise formats as well as working one-on-one with clients of all fitness levels to help them reach their goals. When she’s not at the gym, Lois enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Mark has been a Group X instructor for over 10 years. Although his favorite formats include Step and Hi/Lo, he also enjoys instructing Yoga and is beginning to explore workouts with kettlebells. Outside of the gym, Mark enjoys just about any activity that keeps him outside, including running, biking, hiking, skiing, swimming, and kayaking!

Jackey has been teaching group fitness classes for over 20 years and is currently certified as a Fitness Leader through the national YMCA. She was certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has taught a variety of classes in strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning. Currently, she is teaching yoga inspired muscle conditioning.
Jackey is also a hiker and avid skier, on both snow and water, and tries to spend as much time on the water and in the mountains as possible.

Lori received her license to teach Zumba® in January 2013 and her certification to teach Bokwa® in July 2014. She currently teaches Zumba® classes at locations throughout the Capital District. Lori enjoys volunteering for charitable organizations and spending time with her family and friends.

Elaine has been teaching fitness classes all over the Capital Region since 1990, when she started teaching in law school.  She has taught both high and low impact cardio classes, step, boxing, kickboxing, sculpt, weight training, and loves classes featuring plyometric movements.  In addition to her career as a fitness instructor, Elaine is an attorney, mother of two, and a community volunteer.

Tim learned Tai Ji in China. He has more than 30 years of practice and over 15 years of teaching experience.  The class is offered in a quiet environment with background music. Tim helps engage his students throughout class with verbal and visual cues.

I have always had an interest in fitness and sports, then found my niche in boxing. For me, boxing was a way to relieve stress, achieve a total body workout, and have fun. In order to reach my goals and move to the next level, I had to add strength training. From there, I began creating total body strength workouts. Through my fitness journey I discovered that I enjoyed helping others learn to box and strength train and to improve their overall health and fitness levels. I enjoy making creative workouts combining calisthenics, boxing, and strength training that are engaging as well as catered towards your physical abilities, needs, and goals.

Hours: 11:30am - 1:15pm Monday - Friday

Located in Rehearsal Room 2 of The Egg at the Empire State Plaza in Downtown Albany


Contact Us: empowerstateplazafitness@gmail.com