Our Instructors

Brian Moran

Brian Moran

Hi, my name is Brian Moran. I am the owner of B & B Sunoco on Rt 37 and proud father of 3. I am also a 15-time Ironman finisher. I have been competing in triathlons and marathons for 26 years! Come to my class and you will be training like an Ironman!

Mackenzie Moran

Mackenzie Moran

Hi, my name is Mackenzie Moran. I'm 22 years old. I work full time at B&B Sunoco and I also work as an Assistant Manager at the Essex & Sussex in Spring Lake. I am also a fitness instructor here at Superior Fitness! Working out is my passion. I want to motivate people to achieve their goals!

Stephanie Lauren

Stephanie Lauren

Stephanie Lauren is an award-winning fitness and education leader. Stephanie has used her evolving sense of safely optimizing exercise to create her fitness system PLYOGA (A hybrid 4-part training system using accelerated and fundamental yoga as an effective active recovery for plyometric intervals). PLYOGA is taught throughout the USA and abroad and is accredited by the largest exercise science education organizations in North America.

  • Stephanie competed NCAA Division I in Gymnastics and Track & Field, and is a current Towson University Record Holder in Long Jump.
  • Stephanie has 2 young children and understands using fitness with precision for any age.
  • Extended Biography
  • BS in Education- Towson University
  • Certified Continuing Education Provider in Group Exercise for ACE, AFAA, ISCA, NASM, SCW, and canfitpro.
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer. ACE Group Fitness Trainer. AFAA Perinatal Certified. YogaFit Certified
  • ANBF Physique & Figure Pro
  • 2017 NYC MANIA Fitness Presenter of the Year
  • 2017 NYC MANIA Innovative Program of the Year
  • Featured with Jillian Michaels on Sweat Inc.
  • Star of 60 featured workouts on Brazil's BodyTech Fitness App
  • Featured in the best-selling PLYOGA Workout Series (2015) & PLYOGA Express (2017)

Thomas Ascough

Thomas Ascough

Thomas Ascough is a co-founder of PLYOGA Fitness, CASE Method and Stephanie Lauren Athletics, as well as the owner of Savvy Fit Soaps by TASCOFit.

Thomas is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and uses his background in National Sales Management to help his classes, clients and fitness event participants understand how their influence and potential in fitness correlates to general success in life for themselves and others. Thomas guarantees his services to make major impacts and exceed goals and expectations.

www.PLYOGAFitness.com - www.TASCOFit.com

Kristin Harris

Kristin Harris

Kristin Harris is new to the area, but certainly not to fitness! She's been a certified personal trainer for over 12 years and holds too many other certifications to name. She's taught many formats and disciplines, but loves a good circuit workout. She's into endurance sports and enjoys running the 10 mile Broad St race in Philly every year. She's also a two time Ironman 70.3 finisher! Kristin's background is in musical theater and her true passion is dance. You'll probably see her dancing around the gym and always reminding you to BREATHE! She'll also encourage you to sing along to your favorite song because it'll help regulate you're breathing, burns calories, and is FUN! When she's not doing something fitness related, you can find her at Genevieve's in Seaside Heights where she's the front
of house manager. Kristin is SUPER excited to be part of the SUPERIOR family and hopes to see you in class soon!

Jenny Conklin

Jenny Conklin

My name is Jenny Conklin. I am a registered nurse who encourages others to live a healthy lifestyle. I have been in love with exercise & fitness since the age of 18. I was an avid runner and frequented the gym to take classes and weight train. This brought me to my decision to become a certified group fitness instructor in 2006. I enjoy the enthusiasm and dedication in the group fitness atmosphere. I teach Real Ryder, Superior Strong & Superior Core. I enjoy pushing people beyond their comfort zone to achieve their goals. I believe exercise should be a way of life and encourage those around me to make the commitment.

Diane Kinoian

Diane Kinoian

I fell in love with fitness when I was 18 but it quickly became a very unhealthy obsession that stemmed from hating my body. Since that time My relationship With a healthy lifestyle has gone through ups and downs. It ultimately led me to want to become a trainer myself, so I could help people who may face these challenges, too.

Now I work out in gratitude as a way to honor my body for all that is capable of doing. I do it for my life, not so I can look good for one season or for a special event. I understand that it is a relationship, that it takes effort and hard work to form a healthy lifestyle, and that it will go through cycles. I also know that working out is something that I have always used as an outlet, it is something in life that has always been there for me when I really needed to release anger or when I felt lost.

One of my greatest joys in life is helping people! I hope that I continue to have the ability to help others strengthen their relationship with health and fitness and that they can feel confident and strong as they walk through life, too!

Carly

Carly

Carly is a certified spin class instructor, high school teacher at Donovan Catholic, and part-time mermaid. She teaches Psychology and Women's Fitness and also coaches Cross Country and Swimming. Carly has been an athlete for all of her life mostly through swimming and yoga, and eventually finding a passion for running. Carly also holds a certification in mindfulness and strongly believes in the importance of a strong mindfulness practice as part of a healthy and happy life.
Her husband Casey is the lifeguard captain at Ortley Beach and their son Liam loves the Superior Teens class. Carly is the owner of Jersey Shore Mermaids - a paddle boarding company offering lessons rentals and activities all summer long.

Tara Chencharik

Tara Chencharik

My name is Tara Chencharik and I am a mom, wife, 6th grade teacher, and fitness instructor. I have been an avid fitness goer for as long as I can remember and decided to take it to the next level and become a fitness instructor. I teach Superior Stamina and love being able to share my passion for fitness. My class will help improve your cardiovascular strength and staying power while having fun in the process!

Ginger Stockton

Ginger Stockton

My name is Ginger Stockton and I've been a group instructor for over 35yrs. I truly love every day helping people get fit. My passion for fitness feels like it has always been a part of me, along with 31 years of teaching Health and Physical Education, coaching various teams, skills and age levels. Helping people get into a healthy, conditioned fitness level is such a rewarding job. We all know what a Healthy Fit Body gives besides feeling good about ourselves, conquering, achieving, improving and inspiring.
I was an avid marathoner...23 Starts 23 Finishes and two over 4 hours and 10min (not a fun ride home). PR 3:31. My favorite marathons were Boston and Anchorage. Sadly I learned a very important life lesson; "Too Much of Anything is Not Good." My running high mileage and not enough off days lead to 5 spinal surgeries. I've learned one important piece of advice and fact about fitness...LISTEN to your body, you need to take 1 to 2 days off weekly.