Health and fitness professionals in the spotlight

  • Bill Abramson is the new general manager of the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers. Prior to this new appointment, Abramson was general manager of the club's Field House. He is also first vice president of Chelsea Piers Management, executive director of the Chelsea Piers Camps and supervisor of human resources.

  • Club Fit has been switching things up at its Briarcliff Manor and Jefferson Valley, N.Y., facilities lately. The chain has announced management changes effective May 1.

    Bill Beck, who has been the general manager of Club Fit Jefferson Valley since 1993, will try a hand at being general manager of Club Fit Briarcliff. Also moving from Jefferson Valley, Diane Pullblank, director of personal training and specialty programming, will become assistant general manager in Briarcliff. James Stropoli will move from the role of assistant general manager to general manager of the Jefferson Valley Club, while Briarcliff's Fitness Director Felicia Gaglio will become the new assistant general manager at Jefferson Valley.

    Meanwhile, Terry Lanza, who has been with Club Fit since 1984 and started the aerobic dance program in Briarcliff, as well as served as membership director there since 1996, will now oversee membership sales and services in both Briarcliff and Jefferson Valley locations.