“Young people need models, not critics.” – John Wooden
CHAMP FUSION FOUNDER
“Coach Toni” is a life-long advocate for young children, world champion athlete, former childcare center director, and is committed to creating mutually supportive, highly engaging, and intelligent sports programs to develop and advance children of all abilities.
As the founder of Champ Fusion, she and her team have served more than 1000 children annually by fusing education, life skills, and sports fundamentals into fun programs specifically designed for the early years.
Coach Toni is best known for her encouraging, upbeat & developmentally appropriate coaching style. Her extensive training in developmental psychology, nonviolent communication, emotional intelligence, interpersonal neurobiology, and bringing the fun is evident in her relationships, the sounds of the children yelling her name as she walks past, or the sounds of little feet running to hug her.
🇺🇸 25+ Years Child Care Experience
🇺🇸 2022 Team USA Safe Sport Certified
🇺🇸 2022 First Aid & CPR/AED Certified - American Red Cross
🇺🇸 2022 CDC Concussion Training Certified
🇺🇸 2022 USA Judo National Coach
🇺🇸 2022 USA Judo Junior High-Performance Committee
🇺🇸 2022-2016 Project Play Advocate
🇺🇸 2019 USA Judo Develop Advisor
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2015 World Master Champion
2015 New York Open Champion
2015 Chicago Open Champion
2015 Boston Open Champion
2015 Bahia, Brazil Champion
2022 USA Judo National Level Coach
2012 World Team Athlete
2012-2005 National Judo Competitor
8x National Medalist
NCJA College National Champion
North American Champion
East Coast Champion
New Jersey State Champion plus more...
Softball | Multi Time MVP
Softball | NJAA 1st Team ALL Collegiate
Softball | NJCAA 2nd Team ALL Regional
Softball | U-Gals MVP
YOGA | MINDFULNESS
YOGI Shana here and i'm a devoted mother, yoga & meditation teacher, sound healer and holistic wellness coach- specializing in pre-natal and child centric Yoga. I live my life in accordance with yogic practices and principles and I'm passionate to share the benefits of doing so with all of our families.
I have spent over a decade studying, practicing and teaching yoga and meditation with a focus on supporting women through prenatal and postpartum yoga. My son and I journeyed through all phases of development with yoga on deck. From Baby & Me Yoga, Toddler & Me Yoga and then Children's Yoga classes together I can't with to share my teachings with you!
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS: William Paterson University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2008. Institute for Integrative Nutrition: Holistic Health Coach Certification 2017. Integral Yoga Institute: Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour RYT 2009, Intermediate Level Yoga Training 2010, Prenatal Yoga Teacher training 2010, Gong Master Training w. Don Conrouex 2014. Karma Kids Yoga, Postnatal Baby & Me Training w Jyothi Esther Larson 2011. T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies: Plant Based Nutrition
ART | MATH | ENGINEERING
HI, I'm Ms. Nikki and I can't wait to create with you! I have always had a great love for anything to do with the arts, being creative and using my imagination!
As an art teacher for children, my goal remains to bring creativity to this platform in a fun, safe, and positive environment to aid in the growth of all children at home during this time of change!
My in-depth knowledge of accommodating different styles of learners and incorporating effective methods to meet student’s unique needs should make these classes easy breezy for all children alike!
I understand the importance of establishing a connection between the myself and the classroom, while fostering an exciting and engaging atmosphere to teach fundamental skills and now we will go on a virtual journey together.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts from William Paterson University