MEET THE TEAM

  • Brooke Young Co-Owner


    Brooke Young, co-owner and a fitness instructor at Total Body Affinity Spa & Health Club, has devoted much of her life to physical fitness. As a graduate of Rhode Island College, Brooke was a member of the Rhode Island College Dance Company. She has continued to pursue her interest in fitness through dance as an instructor and choreographer at the Fusionworks Dance Academy. In addition to her extensive background in dance, Ms. Young holds a degree in Special Education and is currently employed by the Cumberland School Department as an elementary school teacher. Brooke is excited to help others actualize their fitness potential and inspire people to achieve their personal best at Total Body Affinity Spa & Health Club.

  • Christina DiBiasio Co-Owner


    Christina DiBiasio, co-owner of Total Body Affinity and Certified Personal Trainer, has been passionate about health and fitness from an early age. Ever since her first dance class at the age of eleven, Christina continued to pursue her interest in dance as a member of the Rhode Island College Dance Company and various other local dance troupes while obtaining her undergraduate degree in Health Education, Community Health and Dance performance. In addition to her full-time job as a science teacher at Classical High School in Providence, RI, Christina remains active in the dance community as a dance instructor at Fusionworks Dance Academy. Ms. DiBiasio also possesses her CPR Instructor certification through the Rhode Island Chapter of the Red Cross and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Brown University. Her primary focus is to assist and motivate others to achieve their ultimate health and fitness goals all of which can be attained at Total Body Affinity.

  • Michelle Soares Spa Manager – Aesthetician, Certified Cosmetologist, Lash Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer


    Michelle has been working in the salon industry since 2006 as a Nail Technician and Esthetician. She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the industry but says the two things that are most rewarding are, making clients feel good about themselves, and being able to create a personal bond with each and every one of her clients.

    Services that Michelle offers: Manicures, gel manicures, spa pedicures, facials, and full body waxing. Her specialties are Brazilian Bikini waxing and gel manicures.

  • Lauren Saccoccio Skin Care Manager, Staff Development Specialist- Aesthetician, Lash Pro, Makeup Artist
  • Ken Roy Gym Manager – Certified Personal Trainer


    Ken has over 15 years of experience in Personal Training and Fitness Management. He also has an associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assistance, along with national certification. He spent 4 years in the Marine Corp, which contributes to his “can do, never give up” attitude. His athletic background includes boxing, football, and basketball. He thrives on being able to adapt to whomever he is training. Whether you’re a 16 year old athlete or a 70 year old retiree, he has the ability to get the most out of his clients. He believes in mixing weight training, cardio, plyometrics and nutrition, while promoting a calming, balanced way of life.

  • Colleen Perry Fitness Class Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer


    Colleen is a certified personal trainer with a degree in Athletic Training. She holds certificates from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), from EFI Sports Medicine as a GRAVITY Instructor, and from USA Boxing as a Level 1 Boxing instructor. She has been working in the health and fitness arena for over 11 years designing personalized fitness programs that deliver maximum results for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Her specialties include weight loss/gain, body toning, strength, flexibility, balance, boxing, OCR training, and core stability. Her clients learn how to increase core strength, improve balance and athletic skills, and most importantly, feel better in their bodies. The key to success in fitness is not the method; it is the precise execution and consistency that gets results.

  • Meloiza Escobar Aesthetician


    Meloiza is a licensed Aesthetician in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is a Certified Laser Technician, studied here in RI at Empire Beauty School and furthered her career at the National Laser Institute in Boston, MA. She is also a 2004 graduate of Providence College where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science.
    Meloiza has a passion for the beauty industry, especially all aspects of skincare and makeup and is continually learning new techniques.
    She maintains the belief that one should always put their fresh face forward, as looking good always makes you feel good.

  • Lisa Kidwell Licensed Massage Therapist


    Lisa moved to Rhode Island in 2013 after graduating from Lexington Healing Arts Academy in Lexington, KY. She joined Total Body Affinity in 2013 and has loved being a part of the TBA team! She believes in the multiple benefits of massage therapy and has a strong talent for therapeutic and relaxation massage. Her massage style incorporates a variety of techniques that she uses to customize each session. Often, Lisa will combine Swedish style techniques with deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial work, movement and stretching to provide the most beneficial outcome for her clients’ needs. She has a passion for meeting new people and has really loved getting to know her regular clients. Lisa is always adding to her “toolbox” of professional skills by taking CE classes and learning from her fellow therapists. When outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her loved ones, visiting her hometown in Maryland, watching live music, taking trips to the beach and biking. She looks forward to taking care of you!

  • Lauren Tomassi Esthetician

    Lauren Tomassi is a licensed esthetician. Not only did she grow up in the industry but she developed her passion for skincare at the Aveda Institute. Lauren specializes in facials , body treatments, makeup applications and waxing, along with microdermabrasions and chemical peels. She has extensive experience with several product lines ranging from Aveda to OBagi medical and now Dermalogica!

  • Melissa Carvalho Yoga Instructor


    Melissa Carvalho, MA, RYT has been a group fitness instructor since 2000, a humble yoga student since 2001, and a yoga teacher since 2010. Her education is in counseling and she believes yoga is the perfect instrument to address your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Having been emotionally exhausted from our overworked culture in a former life, she is dedicated to using yoga as a tool to heal those who are in need of stress management and self-care. Melissa teaches a vinyasa flow style class which is inspired by her lifelong passion for dance. Class is enriched with inspirational quotes and hands on assists. Off the mat, Melissa is a devoted wife and mother, health coach, swing dancer, and lover of all things fitness.

  • Gina Corvese Fitness Class Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer


    Gina has always been involved in fitness in some way. Growing up she played basketball, softball and dance. Deciding to pursue an active career she went to the University of Rhode Island and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Wellness. She then decided to get her certification in Personal Training. Gina has been a certified personal trainer since 2004 through American Council on Exercise (ACE). In 2006 she became certified in Gravity Personal Training and Gravity Group Class and has been teaching ever since.

  • Laura Sarlitto Group Exercise Instructor, Yoga Instructor

    A passionate instructor, motivated by self care and driven by love, Laura enjoys inspiring others to improve their wellness and commit to their personal long-term health and fitness goals by exploring edges and encouraging movement, dedicated to creating personal experiences for each person.  Classes with Laura can expect to be energetic and welcoming for all levels.  She has practiced varieties of dance over the course of 15 years and added yoga into her movement practice in the last 8.  Licensed as a Gold Zumba Instructor and a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification graduate, Laura teaches our dance fitness class on Tuesday evenings and our Flux and Flow Yoga Thursday evenings.

  • Kim Hunt Yoga Instructor, Power Vinyasa

    Kim first began her Journey with Yoga in 2000. After trying various classes she was introduced to the Baptiste Power Flow by “Yoga Jane”. She fell in love with the Baptiste Flow and was inspired by Jane’s teaching. While healing from a back injury and working with a physical therapist she realized that the stronger her core was, and the more she stretched her warm muscles the more she became stronger and her back was healing with no surgery. She learned it doesn’t matter what shape you are in or what age you are Every“body” can benefit from yoga and meditation. She wanted to become a teacher so she could share her love of Yoga and share with her students that they can start today, right where they are in this moment, and to love themselves in the process. She is a 200hr RYT graduate of Believe You Can 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training School under Jane Viscolosi and is a Certified Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance. She teaches a Power Yoga Flow. When she is not on her mat or busy with the 9-5 corporate world she loves spend time with her family, nieces and nephews and friends. The ocean is one of her favorite places to be and paddle boarding and Sup yoga has become a new favorite pastime.

     

  • Jesus Berrio Licensed Massage Therapist


    Jesus Berrio: Jesus is an avid runner, and has experienced firsthand the benefits of sports specific massage techniques. His style of massage addresses major muscle groups with a firm, directed pressure and an understanding of the kinesiology of the muscles involved in your particular activity. His massage training, experience, and relaxed, comfortable style speak for themselves, along with lifelong experience as an athlete. This enables Jesus to personally relate to the needs of his clients. He is delighted at their physical gains and achievements—and can deeply empathize with personal frustrations, delays and disappointments caused by injury.

    Jesus has a slow and steady approach which also contributes to client emotional and mental wellbeing. He is happy to say that he really enjoys his work. He has fun…and believes this is why his clients find it easier to relax and enjoy their massage sessions! He is very passionate about massage and bodywork, and considers himself very fortunate to be in this profession. He graduated from Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and been a licensed massage therapist for over 17 years in the state of RI. He specializes in all aspects of massage therapy techniques. He offers Swedish, deep tissue, regional and sports massage modalities.”

  • Mandy Cabral Licensed Massage Therapist

    Mandy Cabral – Mandy graduated Bancroft School Of Massage Therapy in Aprill 2011, specializing in Sports, Deep Tissue, Rehabilitation, Injury/Scar Tissue Relief and Myofascial Release Techniques. She is currently a memeber of both AMTA & NCBTMB and has been licensed within the state of Rhode Island since August 2011. Since then, she has expanded her work into the spa and medical field working alongside chiropractors, acupuncturists, hair techs, nail techs, estheticians and, until recently, personal trainers. She continues to expand her  knowledge in Crisis Prevention Massage Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, Reiki I & II, Facial Renaissance, 4 different certificates and specializations of Prenatal/Labor/PostPartum Massage Therapies and has begun additional courses in Reflexology.

  • Jamie DelSignore Buti Yoga instructor

    Jamie has been a certified Buti Yoga instructor since 2014. She stumbled upon this practice while trying to find the “right fit” for her mind and body. Since becoming certified she has since been teaching at Total Body Affinity where the word has spread about this unique form of yoga. This workout promotes a community of empowered women who support one another in their pursuit of health and happiness. Instead of linear movements, classes favor movements that challenge the body along all planes of motion- THE RESULT – long, lean muscle with sexy feminine curves. Besides instructing on the mat, Jamie is a wife, mom and seventh grade special education teacher.

  • Ali Licensed Massage Therapist

    As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Ali believes everyone can benefit from massage; all muscles need to take the time to relax, rejuvenate and heal. Ali’s mission in life is to help those in need of therapeutic release from the daily routine. She loves to help those in need find a place where they can heal their bodies through the benefits of massage.

    Ali dreams of taking her skills world wide to help those who are less fortunate. She wants to help others develop new skills to incorporate as part of their daily holistic methods. She feels honored to be working with such an awesome new team that knows health starts with you; inside and out!