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Trainer Bios

Our team of certified personal trainers create goal-based programs focusing on your needs to keep your workouts systematic so you are injury free. We want our clients to leave the J feeling fueled with motivation and satisfaction. Most importantly, we also want to make sure that our clients gain the knowledge and the confidence to continue their workouts on their own to live a healthy and balanced life.

Our Personal Training Packages include, but are not limited to:

  • Injury prevention, post-injury/surgery
  • Improving core to reduce back pain
  • General physical fitness
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sport specific (Martial Arts, bodybuilding, running, etc.)
  • Weight loss
  • Food and meal planning
  • Stress management
  • Mind, body, and spirit
  • Youth fitness training (ages 11-13)

Meet our Trainers 

Elin Kanchev, Personal Training Manager

Elin Kanchev is the JCCNV Sports and Wellness Director. He has participated in various sports. He finds his biggest passion in Martial Arts and all supporting sports. Elin is from Plovdiv, Bulgaria and currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia. He has been a group and a personal trainer since 2003. Currently, Elin is focusing on Strength and Conditioning for various sports, Track and Field, HIIT, CrossFit, Physical Fitness, Mindful Mediation, Nutrition, Health and more. His favorite thing about working at the JCCNV is the atmosphere of the Center and being able to help people of all ages reach their goals. 


  • NASM CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
  • NASM BCS (Behavior Change Specialist)
  • NESTA CPFC (Certified Personal Fitness Chef)
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Martial Arts
  • Physical Fitness
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Fit
  • Boxing
  • Stretching Techniques
  • Fitness and Bodybuilding

Matt Alvin, Fitness Facilities Manager

Matt Alvin has been in the fitness industry for more than 30 years and has been working in the JCCNV Sports, Fitness and Aquatics department since 1996. He is a certified Personal Trainer through AFPA, certified Kickboxing/Boxing Coach, and holds a 3rd Degree Blackbelt from the American Karate/Kickboxing Institute. What Matt most enjoys about working at the JCCNV are the friendly members and being able to share his love of fitness.  Matt specializes in fitness boxing training, kickboxing, strength and conditioning and injury rehabilitation. His training philosophy is “fitness is forever.”  



  • Certified Personal Trainer (AFPA)
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate Institute, Virginia)
  • 2nd Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate System, Michigan)
  • 1st Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate System, Michigan)
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Fitness Boxing Training
  • Kickboxing Training
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury Rehabilitation/ Post-Physical Therapy

Jane Hansen, Personal Trainer

Jane Hansen has enjoyed exercise and fitness through years of jogging and being a group instructor teaching Jazzercise classes. Jane has been with the JCCNV since 1992 as a certified Jazzercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, and she recently completed her degree in Exercise Science from George Mason University. What Jane enjoys most about working at the JCCNV is getting to know the members and learning more about the Jewish heritage and traditions.  Jane specializes in core training, weight training, adults/senior fitness and working with clients with osteopenia.


  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (GMU)
  • Certified Personal Trainer/Biggest Loser Pro (AFAA)
  • Certified Jazzercise, Piloxing, SilverSneakers Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Core Training
  • Adult Strength and Conditioning
  • Osteopenia

Lynne Maloney, Personal Trainer

Lynne Maloney has been a fitness professional for over ten years and has been an avid “fitness fan” since high school. She’s a certified Jazzercise Instructor and ACE certified Personal Trainer who likes to make exercise fun, whether working with clients one on one or in small groups.  The satisfaction of helping people reach and maintain their fitness goals is her greatest reward.  In fact, she recently left a long and fruitful career in the newspaper industry to focus on a full-time career in fitness. She enjoys the friendly and genuine atmosphere of the JCCNV.  “It’s a happy and healthy place to be!”


  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
  • Certified Jazzercise Instructor
  • CPR/AED certified


  • Beginner Exercise
  • Strength and Toning
  • General Health & Fitness

Tyler Nguyen

As a young member of the team, Tyler was born and grew up in Saigon, Vietnam. Tyler has been involved in JKA Shotokan Karate since he was 11 years old and received his 1st degree black belt. He moved to America at the age of 17 and trained Kyokushin, full contact Karate including weight lifting, since his senior year of high school. Tyler went through high intensity fitness and combat training to qualify as a U.S Army infantryman. He is now developing his bodybuilding and personal trainer career. In his spare time, he loves to cook, train, and help other people develop a healthy lifestyle. He has been inspired by John F. Kennedy’s quote, “...don’t pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.”


1st Degree Black Belt, JKA Shotokan Karate
5th Kyu Shinkyokushin Full – Contact Karate, USA Region
U.S Army Infantryman Training, Fort Benning, GA
CPR, AED Certified


Cindy Rosen

Cindy has been a member of the J community for several years, but recently joined our Personal Training staff.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Penn State University and was in the United States Marine Corps for 24 years before becoming a certified Personal Trainer through the National Personal Training Institute.  She has taught aerobics classes as well as swimming lessons, and has a wide range of fitness knowledge and certifications including kettle bells, TRX and much more making her a very well-rounded trainer. Cindy enjoys working with people and helping them reach their personal fitness goals. She loves it when her clients say “I never thought I could do this but now I can!” 


  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education (Penn State University)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NPTI)
  • Kettle Bell Certification
  • TRX Certification


  • Weight Loss & Maintenance
  • Flexibility Training
  • General Health and Fitness

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