Ira Frank- Owner

Ira is ACE certified and has been involved in the fitness industry for more than two decades. Prior to starting Atlantis, he managed several health clubs on Long Island--including Hollywood Health Spa (now New York Sports Club). He has also been featured in Redbook Magazine, as well as News 12 Long Island. Ira is regarded as one of the premier trainers in our area and also holds various bodybuilding titles.

Debora Rappa 

Debora has been with Atlantis since the opening day on December 1st, 2000. She has been a personal trainer for 15 years and has devoted her life, both professionally and personally, to fitness.  She received her AAPT (Academy of Applied Personal Training) and Special Populations (Level 2) certifications from Hofstra University.

Mike Sitzman- Manager

Mike, who has been a personal trainer for 15 years, is certified through ECITS and Kettlebell Concept. He has competed in bodybuilding and martial arts events, and is highly trained in boxing, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Kali. He has also worked with national ranked high schools and college Athletes.  


Yoel Jacobowitz
Yoel has been into fitness and playing sports (particularly football) all his life, and played in the local leagues. He's been training for 6 years, and has been certified as a personal trainer by Nasm. He is a fitness nutritionist specialist, as well as a weight loss specialist. He has done Thai massage in Texas and Thailand and he was also a yoga instructor in Costa Rica.

Brian M. Blank

Brian is an ISSA certified personal trainer with over 20 years experience in fitness. He is a post rehab specialist, who focuses on improving clients strength, balance, cardiovascular conditioning, as well as self esteem. He is an avid runner and hiker, and a proud participant in the Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl swim. When he's not busy changing people's lives, he enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs.

Derek Silverman
Derek is certified as a Master Trainer from NPTI. He is currently a Personal trainer at NYSC in East Meadow. He has done physical therapy for 7 years, and was a recreation therapist at NUMC. He also has experience in Body Building&Muay Thai. His goal is to make sessions therapeutic, challenging, and entertaining by incorporating aspects of Recreation Therapy.

Jeffrey Jackson
Jeffrey, who has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years, was certified from NASM. Z-Health. He is currently involved with corrective exercise, and is a specialist (in progress) for performance enhancement. He has also been a fitness leader at Bally Sports&NYSC.

Alana Levy 

Alana has over 13 years of experience in the industry and holds NASM certifications in both personal training and neuromuscular stretching. She also earned an ISMA certification in pre/post natal fitness. She is currently a Corrective Exercise Specialist and a Post Rehab Specialist. 

Matthew Hurd

Matt has 13 years of experience as a personal trainer and is nationally certified through NASM. He is also an MMA Conditioning Coach and holds additional certifications in neuromuscular stretching, sports nutrition, boxing, and corrective exercise.


Dr. Vito A. Boits, PT, DPT, founder of V-FIT Functional Physical Therapy, received his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2010 from Touro College School of Health Sciences.  In 2004, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University.  Vito has worked as an Exercise Physiologist and a Personal Trainer for over 15 years.  He is currently working on a dual specialization in manual therapy through the Institute of Physical Art (IPA) and Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS). 

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