Our Staff

Meet Our Dedicated Team


Austin Longi

Performance Trainer

Austin Longi grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. He attended Greenwich High School where he was named All-Conference and All-State in Football and Track.​

He went on to play Division 1 football at Fordham University where he was a 4 year starter at Wide Receiver. While at Fordham, Austin was named First-Team All Patriot League in both his junior and senior seasons. Austin finished his career 5th in school history for receiving touchdowns and yards and 3rd in receptions.

After graduating from Fordham with a major in economics, Austin joined Neuberger Berman, a wealth management firm where he is currently employed.

Austin is a certified Personal Trainer with experience in nutrition, lifting, fitness, speed and agility. He has a passion of getting the best out of all of his athletes by understanding them individually and holding them accountable no matter the circumstances. Austin is on a mission of developing young athletes by training 1:1, in small groups, or through coaching youth football as he has coaches both the North Mianus Bulldogs and Putnam Generals.

Austin lives in Stamford with his dog, Otis.


Rodney Joyner

Performance Trainer

Rodney is from Norwalk, CT. He loves working with clients of all levels and watching them achieve their goals. Failure is his motivation. When not at The Ave, you can find Rodney coaching football, golfing, or at a vineyard. If Rodney could live anywhere, it would be San Diego. His hero is Kobe Bryant because of his mamba mentality and he's a #girldad. Rodney’s favorite sport to watch is football. His proudest accomplishment is his daughter Maya.

Fun Fact: Rodney hates full garbage cans.

Favorite Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys

Go-To Karaoke Song: Return of the Mack

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Chalon Lefebvre

Kinetic Response PT - Physical Therapist

With over 20 years of experience in the field, our physical therapist, Chalon Lefebvre PT, LMT, CSCS, is a highly experienced physical therapist who specializes in sports and orthopedic therapy, as well as providing geriatric in-home care. Her expertise has helped countless patients recover from a wide range of injuries, surgeries, and illnesses through personalized treatment plans.


Stephanie Allan


Stephanie Allan comes from Old Greenwich, CT, where she attended Greenwich High School, graduating in 2019.

She pursued her athletic and academic journey at Texas Christian University, competing in Division 1 Rifle for five years. Throughout her tenure at TCU, Stephanie consistently achieved Academic All-American status. Notably, in the 2021-2022 season, she earned First Team All-American Air Rifle and Honorable Mention All-American Aggregate accolades. Culminating her collegiate career triumphantly, Stephanie clinched the national championship title, securing 21st and 11th place in individual disciplines. Beyond collegiate competitions, she represented Team USA at the Rio de Janeiro World Cup in September 2023.

In May 2024, Stephanie graduated from TCU, earning both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Dietetics.

With over 1,400 hours of counseling experience across diverse settings, Stephanie harbors a strong interest in sports dietetics, seamlessly merging her passions for nutrition and athletics. Her overarching goal is to empower athletes at all levels with the knowledge to nourish their bodies effectively while relishing delicious and satisfying foods.


Zhaire House

Personal Trainer


Dani Fioretti

Personal Trainer


Natalie Pesantez

Marketing and Content Creation

Natalie was born and raised in Stamford CT where she went to Stamford High where she was a stellar student athlete, participating in both Ice Skating and Lacrosse. After graduating from Central Connecticut State University, Nat decided to pursue a career in social media and marketing, utilizing her photography and editing skills to build a successful career.