Tony Vacharasanee

Tony (Piya) Vacharasanee

Hometown: Queens, New York

Certifications: NASM-Certified Personal Trainer; ACSM-Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer; Training For Warriors-Level 1 & 2; Kettlebell Athletics-Level 1; Modern Kettlebell Sport Trainer-Level 1; Functional Movement Systems-Level 1; Progressive Calisthenics Certified Instructor; Pre- and Post-Natal

Favorite Gym Tool: Competition Kettlebells & Pull Up Bars

Top 3 on my playlist: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ludacris

Favorite Motivational quote: No Hesitation, No Holding Back, Do What Needs to Be Done

Location: New York City, NY


As a survivor of childhood leukemia, Tony has never been one to take his health for granted. Believing that proper exercise and nutrition serves as the best preventive medicine, he strives to continually learn so he can better help others prevent avoidable diseases and conditions. Initially working in the healthcare industry, Tony eventually found that he wasn’t able to shake the itch of wanting to do something more physical with his career. Believing that one should live life to its fullest, Tony took the leap and switched fields. Throughout his adventures in life, including becoming an ordained Buddhist monk, participating in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, Kettlebell Sport competitions and collecting Obstacle Course Race medals, Tony is always looking for fun ways to let loose and see how far he can take his mind and body.  When Tony gets to have down time, he is probably running around on dad duty and experiencing the world through the adventurous eyes of a child. Whether it is his friendly energy in (semi) private training or his enthusiastic approach to group classes, Tony finds a way to bring out the energy in everyone to help them finish the session stronger.

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