Staff List


Joe Fay
Owner
N.A.S.M CPT
Joe's passion for an active lifestyle started at a young age with his enthusiasm for outdoor sports. He excelled at both water and alpine skiing. Growing up in NY state he was a Class 1 slalom water ski instructor at the YMCA in Lake George, NY. Joe made his move out west, where he was a member of the Special Events Race Department Team at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Joe made his way back east and still has the need for speed and has been working in the fitness industry for 15yrs. He believes in leading a healthy lifestyle by empowering yourself, go after what you want and make no excuses.  Joe is the toughest and most trusted personal trainer on the shoreline. Joe has helped hundreds of people find success in their fitness goals inside and outside of the gym. He stays fit by lifting, running and yoga. 

Joe's Personal Achievements:

Voted Best of The shoreline Personal Trainer: 2016, 2017

Voted Best of The Shoreline Gym & Specialized Gym: 2015, 2016, 2017

COMPLETED 1/2 MARATHONS:
San Diego Rock & Roll 2015

COMPLETED OCR:
Tough Mudder, NJ 2012
Spartan Beast, VT 2013
 

 
Kati Papoosha
Owner of Iron House Fitness
Founder of Iron House Multisport
N.A.S.M CPT 
Behavior Change Specialist (BCS)
Associates degree in Radiology 

Kati has been an athlete all her life where she participated in many sports, Field Hockey being her main focus. She knows what it takes to be consistent, determined and to fight for any goal you have your eye on. Setting goals and crushing them as Kati says is nothing you can put a price tag on, self empowerment is one of the best feelings in the world and helping people feel that is what Kati lives for. She believes in taking the approach about teaching people that fitness is a journey not a destination. Taking care of your body from the inside out is a priority to a happy healthy life. Her passion and enthusiasm translates into her Bootcamp and Cycle classes where she takes you to the edge and pushes you past it! Kati continues to better her knowledge as a personal trainer/instructor by attending continue education classes and reaching out into new territory. Kati stays Iron fit by lifting, swimming, cycling and running. She believes in taking no time off but quick recoveries to allow your body to become stronger, faster, better!

Kati's Personal Achievements;

Voted Best of The Shoreline Personal Trainer: 2012,2013, 2014,2015,2016,2017
Voted Best of The Shoreline Gym & Specialized Gym: 2015,2016,2017

Wattie Ink Ambassador: 2016,2017
Wattie Ink is a brand focused and committed to the sport of triathlon

Branford Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2015: 1989 & 1990 Field Hockey Championship Team

COMPLETED 1/2 MARATHONS:
Fairfield, Newport, Providence 2x, Iron Horse, Jamestown, San Diego Rock N Roll 

COMPLETED OCR:
Tough Mudder, NJ
Spartan Beast, VT

COMPLETED RELAYS:
Ragnar New England 2010,2011
Ragnar Trail MA 2015

COMPLETED TRIATHLONS:
Madison 2003,2013
Branford Hammerfest 2003,15
Nantucket 2013,15
Shamrock Duathlon 2016
Ironman70.3 Maryland 2016
Litchfield Hills Olympic 2016,17
Niantic Bay 2016,17
Quassy Half Aquabike 2017
Ironman70.3 Lake Placid 2017
 
 
 
 
Mark Fullerton
 Mad Dogg Spin Certified
- Spin instructor and cycling enthusiast
Mark has been teaching spin for 20 years. He has taught over 4,000 classes. Mark's style of teaching can be described as working out in a nightclub while bringing out your athletic side! Mark has one of the most popular cycle classes at Iron House! Mark's full time job is a Transportation Engineer. He resides in Old Saybrook with his daughter India and his son Calvin. He is single and ready to mingle!
Janelle Soleau
Spin Instructor

Degree in Sport Science with an emphasis in Exercise Science

Collegiate Track & Field at University of Kansas
 
 




Kat Luby
Guest Services/Front Desk
An active and healthy lifestyle have always been important to Kat. She grew up playing every sport from basketball to field hockey to gymnastics to softball, and eventually going on to play basketball at Drew University where she graduated with a Business Studies and Spanish degree. While in college, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Spain where she was bit by the travel bug. Following graduation, she moved to Thailand for 6 months to teach English and then to Argentina where she taught for another 6 months. After living in four countries and traveling to more than fifteen, she has found her way back home and is pursuing a career in Real Estate. Kat continues to make fitness a priority in her life and others’ at Iron House. You’ll find her working the front desk or in a bootcamp class!
Steve Dare
Spin Instructor
Mad Dogg Spin Certified
-Spin Instructor and Cycling enthusiast
Steve is an experienced BMX and Mountain Biker. His sense of adventure and enthusiasm sets the atmosphere for his classes and his training style. Steve's Monday evening session is a great way to kickstart your week! Steve resides in Old Saybrook and is an established builder/carpenter.

Lisa Simiola
Schwinn Spin Certified
NASM Certified Trainer
Lisa’s love and passion for helping individuals feel their best radiates during every spin class, boot camp, yoga or individual training session. Lisa is a graduate of Lyme-Old Lyme High School and was an All-State soccer player as well part of the Saint Michael’s College varsity soccer team. Being an athlete her whole life has heightened her love for health and wellness as well as what is best for the body outside of the gym. Lisa is an Advisor in AdvoCare, a world class nutrition company that specializes in innovative nutritional, weight-management, and sports performance products. “Most people have NO idea how good their body is designed to feel”. Lisa stays fit by lifting, spin class, boot camp, yoga, running and hiking. She is always ready for adventure so plan your next hike with her today!
Mark Young
Personal Trainer/Bootcamp Instructor
ERC Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED Certified
NASM Certification Pending
Gym to gym, trainer to trainer, everything and everyone tend to blend together; similar certifications, similar backgrounds, similar promises. However, what separates Mark from the rest of the group, what makes him stand out above all that is, HE HAS BEEN IN YOUR SHOES. Growing up through high school Mark was 60 pounds overweight, he was a developing athlete, and most importantly, he understood the challenges each possess. Senior year of high school he dropped the weight and went on to play football at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst which ultimately led to his passion of studying Exercise Science at the University of Connecticut. Through experience and study, Mark is a diverse fitness coach with his specialties in weight-loss, athletic strength and conditioning, mud-races and Bootcamp. His welcoming personality mixed with his regimented coaching style make for a fun, but structured session. He’ll make you feel comfortable in a new environment with RESULTS as the top priority.