About Me

Grace DeSimone is the National Director of Group Fitness for Plus One Health Management, an Optum Company in New York City. She has over 30 years experience in the industry and holds a degree in Dance Education. She is an ACSM certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Grace is the Ed... more less
BA Dance Education, City University of NY
Years Experience
16-20 years
ACSM - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM - ACSM Certified Group Exercise Leader®
American Red Cross
American Red Cross
Fitness & Wellness

Grace's Locations

Ethos Fitness Spa for Women - Trainer/Instructor
85 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432
www.ethosfitness.com | 201-251-4500
Plus One Health Management - Trainer/Instructor
75 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038
www.plusone.com | 212-791-2300

Additional Information

contact me for rate info
Payment Methods
Personal Checks
Awards & Accomplishments
Finalist - IDEA 2014 Program Director of the Year
Languages Spoken
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Client Reviews/Comments

8 reviews
Bonnie McCarthy
On Sep 27, 2012
I always look forward to Grace's class. She brings the very best of what a great teacher should be. She is humorous, impressively knowledgeable on physiology, a stickler for correct form and always offers modifications to complete an exercise without compromising the benefits. Not only is Grace personable, she is also nonjudgmental and makes everyone feel they can they can do it. I know I should try more classes at the gym, but I keep going back to Grace's.
arlene springer
On Sep 23, 2012
It is a pleasure to have Grace as our instructor. She always greets us with a warm smile and welcomes everyone with her professional wisdom. Her knowledge and motivation has put all of us on the right path to a healthier and stronger body. She is always observing, focusing on form and teaches us how to prevent injury to ourselves.She humors us along the way and when all is done you feel MARVELOUS!!!!!!You rock Grace!!!!!!!
Arlene Springer
Paula Rice
On Sep 19, 2012
Grace consistently delivers an great workout for everyone at all fitness levels. She succeeds in addressing the needs of beginners while making sure the experienced gym rats get the challenge they're looking for. She always educates the class on proper form, so you know you're being safe. And she is funny!!
Sue gaston
On Sep 19, 2012
I love going to Grace's classes. She always starts off by getting you in a happy place, reassuring you that everything outside of the gym will wait. She slowly builds her class and when I am done I always think " wow, I just did a complete and awesome workout". Grace teaches proper form and is always walking around the class making sure, adjusting if need be or encouraging students so we get the most out of each exercise. She let's you know to work at your best level and that level can change day to day. At the end of a class with Grace, I always know that I have just had an awesome work out and can feel great about my time at the gym
Christa Leonard
On Sep 18, 2012
Grace is a teacher in the truest sense of the word. She runs her classes with enthusiasm, a sense of humor and a well grounded knowledge of the field. Grace not only tells us what to do and how to do it correctly but also how we benefit from it while always offering modifications. She gives us analogies applicable to everyday situations ("you're picking up a big box at Costco") that stick and I often find myself repeating them to myself outside of class. She can motivate me to work harder than just about any other teacher. I am a big fan of Grace, her classes are a priority.
On Sep 18, 2012
Grace is a great instructor. She knows how to challenge a class and still keep it interesting. I love her classes she is mindful of all who have old injuries and helps to adjust exercises to meet their needs. She is helpful and understanding. I love her classes they keep me going, just when I think can't do it. I realize that working out with Grace makes it all posssible, like doing the twist at an aniversary party we went to. That sure surprised my kids and husband. LOL. When I leave her class, I know and feel I had a great workout.
-Marivel Stella
Donna Watts
On Sep 18, 2012
Grace constantly motivates me to keep coming back for more. Between her extensive knowledge, kind and understanding personality and fun/challenging classes, I always know I will get an amazing workout. Even as I get better and stronger, Grace will continue to challenge me. If I have an off day or something is bothering me, Grace will show options to modify. She really and truly cares about the people she is teaching and training. She cheers me on and always asks how I am doing. I met Grace over two years ago when I was more than 100 lbs more than I am now, and she never judged me, nor made me feel like I didn't belong. She guided, supported and motivated me. I always look for classes that Grace is teaching. Donna Watts, Ethos Member
Allison Guerra
On Sep 17, 2012
Grace is just awesome. She is gifted with the ability to motivate a class whose energy level is at zero and get them to the boil. Her classes are such that if I miss her workout on a Monday, I do not feel as motivated to get to any other class during the week. Her technique is very effective and upon completion of a class one will feel that their targated goal has been accompolished.

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