Raquel Pronesti Oechsner

Raquel has had an interest in fitness since childhood.

Thanks to her parents, she was involved in recreational sports such as ice skating and biking as well as team sports including basketball, softball, swimming and volleyball. Deciding to become a personal trainer was her way of combining her true passions: teaching and fitness. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Post Graduate Degree in School Administration. 

Fitness Certifications:

  • Personal Trainer through World Instructor Training School

  • Group Fitness Instructor through American Council on Exercise
  • Senior Fitness Specialist through American Council on Exercise
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist through American Council on Exercise
  • TRX Suspension Trainer through TRX


  • Medical Exercise Specialist  through the American Academy of Health, Fitness & Rehab Professionals (AAHFRP)
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist  through The Nationa­­­­l Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist  through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Personal Trainer  through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Health Coach  through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Nutrition Specialist  through American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists (AASDN)
  • Golf Conditioning Specialist  through GMP Fitness
  • Functional Movement Specialist through Functional Movement Screen (FMS)


Tony Books Avilez, MEs, CSCS, CES

tony has been recognized as staten island's best trainer. 

Since 1994 Tony Books Avilez has been performing his unique version of training and motivation on Staten Island. Having trained over 24,000 sessions and thousands of clients, Tony brings an unparalleled level of knowledge, experience and dedication to the service he provides. Whether you are looking for weight loss, fat loss, post-injury conditioning or medical exercise, Tony has a program customized for you.



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