About Us

TrainerDiva, Inc. was set in motion in 2008, as TrainerDiva, Inc.’s founder and owner, Elena Ciccotelli, completed her senior year at Marymount Manhattan College as a BFA dance major. As her love for fitness transformed into a passion, Elena turned her attention to the health and wellness industry. She now focuses on helping other women overcome their own body image issues by increasing their confidence through fitness.

After working as a personal trainer in the corporate fitness industry immediately after graduation, Elena encountered numerous instances of sub-par client relations, not uncommonly found in many personal training franchises. In response to this problem combined with an intense passion for fitness and helping others, Elena was inspired to create TrainerDiva, Inc., an in-home personal training company in 2009. Over the years, the company has evolved into a cutting-edge in-home personal training company for adults of all ages and fitness levels that focuses on providing outstanding service at reasonable rates. Throughout TrainerDiva Inc.’s growth, the company continues to be dedicated to offering the most competitive pricing model and superior instruction while maintaining integrity and stellar customer service.


Elena Ciccotelli (Founder/CEO of TrainerDiva, Inc.) Elena graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance. During her college career, Elena had the unique opportunity to work with many prestigious arts organizations such as Buglisi Dance Theatre and 321 Theatrical Management. Her teaching credits include ballet, lyrical, and jazz instructor for The Dance Academy in Cherry Hill NJ, creative movement and modern instructor for The Philadelphia Dance Academy, and strength training and modern instructor for Fusion School of Dance, Music and Acting in Cherry Hill, NJ. Upon graduation Elena received a Personal Fitness Trainer Certification from the American Aerobic Association International & International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA) and began her career as a personal trainer. Elena is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and was also named one of Cambridge's Who's Who for Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
Alison Buchman (Certified TrainerDiva, New Jersey) has been a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer through the American Aerobic Association International and International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA) since 2009.   Alison is also certified in Adult CPR/AED.  She is currently studying to obtain additional certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Alison enjoys challenging herself by competing in different events.  In 2009, she became a member of the Anti-Drug Athletes United (ADAU) and competed in two competition bench press events.  She won first place trophies in both events along with setting a New Jersey State powerlifting record.  She also coached and trained her youngest son to compete.  A fitness enthusiast himself, he holds three first place trophies and also set a New Jersey State powerlifting record.  In August 2013, Alison competed in her first amateur National Physique Committee (NPC) bikini contest and placed second in the Masters Division and third in the Open Division.  Alison plans to compete in other local events this year.

Alison hopes to continue to inspire and motivate women of all ages and fitness levels to set goals and work hard towards achieving them.   Using learned techniques to overcome her own personal struggles, she teaches clients to overcome obstacles and achieve success.  Alison believes anything is possible with the right coaching, exercises and safety techniques.


Jenelle Thompson (Certified TrainerDiva, Philadelphia) is a certified IFA (International Fitness Association) Aerobics instructor and Personal Fitness Trainer. Jenelle has also been featured as a model for several magazines and has graced many runways from Washington DC to Philadelphia for over 15 years. Jenelle joins TrainerDiva with a passion for health and fitness and is fueled by her mission to help as many women as possible feel confident in their own skin. Her motto is "being healthy is what we should all be striving towards!"

Sara Wiacek (Certified TrainerDiva, New Jersey) is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Business Administration. Sara is now in graduate school (UMDNJ) and is pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  She is so excited to be working in the health and fitness field and looks forward to being able to bring happiness through fitness to her clients.  In order to be successful with any fitness program, Sara recommends eating right, staying active, and always thinking optimistically about future goals. Sara's motto is "positivity is the key to overcoming obstacles."



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