Meet Our Trainers
Morit Summers has been a Personal Trainer since 2007, defying industry standards with her abilities and inclusive approach. She holds many certifications including NSCA and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Summers began her career at the State University of New York at Cortland, and from there moved onto Equinox Fitness where she progressed to a Tier 3+ trainer, and over time began teaching incoming classes of trainers.
In 2016, she launched her own business, Morit Summers Personal Training. At her personal training studio, clients range from individuals just beginning their fitness journeys, to seasoned athletes, as well as celebrities. Aside from personal training, she is an expert fitness consultant. She has been featured in Shape, Health and Fabuplus Magazines, Good Day New York, and various health and fitness podcasts and campaigns including Lane Bryant's LIVI Moves and Calia by Carrie Underwood’s #StayThePath. Summers strives to constantly further her education and contributions to the health and fitness industry. With the right tools and motivation, she believes that anyone can live a healthy lifestyle and achieve their fitness goals. The proof is in her own story, which has fueled her passion for the health and fitness industry.
Francine Delgado-Lugo is a NCSF certified Personal Trainer, USAW Level 2 Coach and Crossfit Level 1Trainer. She holds certificates in pre/post natal exercise, kettlebell training, running and corrective exercise.
Francine’s true pursuit of fitness began in 2010 as a 35 year old new mom who sought to lose 65 lbs of post pregnancy weight. She had been an overweight child who preferred reading books to running around. Most of her family members struggled with obesity and metabolic diseases, and physical activity was never a priority. In her mid 20’s Francine developed a daily yoga and running practice, mainly to “stay thin”, but also to manage the stresses of her demanding career. She maintained this practice into her 30’s but sidelined herself from these activities during pregnancy, fearful that exercise would hurt her baby. Francine proceeded to gain 85lbs, and after giving birth, she embarked on a mission to shed the remaining 65lbs.
Francine was no stranger to diet and weight loss culture—she had been dieting her entire life! So she figured that a retreat to strict dieting and an intensive running program would get her back to the goal weight she had arbitrarily picked. After 4 months of minimal results, Francine decided to hire a personal trainer. And with that experience, she was introduced to a life of heavy lifting and a focus on good movement. Easily fascinated by the science and mechanics of movement, she soon began to read everything she could on the topics. By 2011, Francine had lost an additional 30lbs, but weight loss was no longer the primary focus. Her experience with her trainer had been transformative, and she wanted to share her new found passion and knowledge with other women.
In 2012, Francine joined the ranks of certified trainers at Equinox in Brooklyn Heights, where she was able to hone her new skills and gain real life experience training others. She quickly worked her way up the ranks, developing a strong client base and training practice. By 2014, she was managing a team of 50 trainers, and by her departure in 2018, Francine had over sight of multiple clubs, with an influence over more than 150 trainers. While she had thoroughly enjoyed her management and leadership experience at Equinox, Francine longed to be back on the training floor with clients. Her greatest passion is to help people find their bodies and to conquer their mental and physical fears through weight training and movement.
Over the years, Francine was introduced to Obstacle Course Racing and Crossfit, and quickly fell in love with the sport of weightlifting. She continues to participate in each of these activities, with a primary focus in Olympic lifting as a Masters Level athlete. Francine and her husband Joey and son Malachi are avid Spartan Racers, with more than 40 races between them.
As someone who believes that everyone regardless of your starting point should be active and moving in some capacity, Jowan Ortega’s ultimate goal is for her clients to feel better leaving the gym then when they came in. Jowan has been a personal trainer for 7 years— beginning her career at Equinox Brooklyn Heights. In 2012, she worked to become a Tier 3+ Trainer. She holds a MS degree in Exercise Science with a focus in Strength and Conditioning and Sports Nutrition along with multiple certifications including: CSCS, PES, PN Level 1, Pre/Post Natal, and USAW Level 1 Coach—which qualifies her to work with a range of people from athletes to anyone who wants to move their body.
Jowan has been an athlete for the majority of her life and strives to help her clients find happiness through movement. She played Division 1 basketball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City during her collegiate career and professionally for Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National team over the course of a 5 year period. Her passion for sports and helping others influenced her decision to take an active role in coaching. Doing so, Jowan focused on strength and conditioning at LIU-Brooklyn where she coached multiple teams.
Whether it's a lifestyle change or preparing for a life event, Jowan takes a realistic, person-centered approach to her client’s fitness journey. She offers both 1 on 1 and small group training as well as online programming. When she is not working she thrives on the chance to explore the world; a wanderlust for travel and cultural exchange.
Katherine Maxwell is an ACE nationally accredited Personal Trainer with over 6 years of experience in NYC. Formerly an Equinox Tier 3+ PT, Maxwell now works in a private practice with additional certifications including Precision Nutrition, CPR/AED and Pre/Post-Natal Fitness Specialist. Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Kennesaw State University (2012). Outside of the gym, Katherine is a professional dancer, choreographer and the founding Artistic Director of the Brooklyn-based dance company. Hivewild. As an artist, Maxwell been featured in VICE's The Creators Project, selected for Art Zealous’ 2016 “30 Under 30-ish” and has presented work across public and formal performance spaces including Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Atlantic Terminal-Barclays Center and Triskelion Arts. Katherine focuses on functionality, mobility and body weight training as a starting point to strengthening the body. Maxwell prioritizes training for life while maintaining a balance between cardio, strength, circuit training and recovery.
It is a true pleasure to be a part of the Form Fitness family!
Hey guys, I’m Davis, a movement coach hailing from the island of St. Lucia. I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 5 years. I’m a former fitness competitor turned movement enthusiast whose goal is to educate and help people reach their fitness and aesthetic goals through good movement whilst also improving health.
Certifications: NCSF, Pre/Post-Natal, Kettlebells Level 2, Animal Flow
- aesthetic goal and weight loss through good movement and nutritional mentoring
- improving running/gait pattern for runners, triathletes and various specific sports training
- athletic performance and conditioning
-behavior change/ mindset approaching to training and goal setting
- building strong physical and knowledge foundation that stay with you the rest of your workout life
-breathing coaching and mobility training
Saysha Heinzman has been a highly sought-after strength coach, educator, writer and consultant in NYC since 2005.
Growing up in Detroit, MI in a blue collar family, she was mostly a shy indoor kid with a passion for the arts and a secret skill of immense strength. She first realized her natural lifting abilities while working on an auto assembly line while paying her way through college.
After touring as a professional actor, she ended up in NYC. A lifelong fascination with movement and transformation drew her to the fitness industry. She first picked up a barbell in 2008 and began competing in powerlifting in 2011. She is fully convinced of the transformative power of barbells and dedicated to teaching proper technique to all bodies in a simple and accessible way.
Saysha teaches barbell-focused and goal specific training sessions that are both focused and fun. She encourages all of her clients to explore different ways to express their individual strength. In addition to one-on-one sessions, she also offers remote consulting services online. When not teaching others or training for her next competition, she plays bass guitar in a rock band. She also enjoys reading, exploring ancient cultures, playing D&D with her friends and cooking enormous amounts of food.