our team

Dr. Charles J. Marino
Owner & President

Dr Marino is a licensed chiropractor with 15 years of experience in rehabilitation and sports medicine treating high school, collegiate, and professional athletes:

  • Bachelor of Science, State University of New York
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine, New York Chiropractic College
  • Post Doctorate Certification in Rehabilitation Medicine, Southern California University of Health Science
  • Under Armour Combine360 & Combine Training Level 3 Certified Trainer
  • Major New York Guard and Chief of Physical Medicine at Camp Smith Army National Guard Base, Cortland New York

Matthew G. Cascioli
Co-Owner, Fitness & Performance Coach

Matthew has 10 years of experience working in physical therapy, rehabilitation and sports medicine treating high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.

  • Bachelor of Science, Pace University
  • Master of Physical Therapy, Chapman University
  • Certified Instructor, Progressive Fighting Systems
  • Competitive Martial Artist & Hockey Player

Guy Massi, SSC, SCS
Managing Partner/General Manager and
Director of Athletic & Curricular Development

Coach Massi has been developing athletes of all ages, sports and skill levels for over twenty years. He has decades of Athletic Development experience and is a certified Specialist in Strength & Conditioning. (Sports Conditioning Specialist) He has served as a staff resource for many organizational programs and joins our staff possessing a wealth of Sports Performance and Fitness knowledge.

  • Undergraduate Studies at SUNY Westchester
    & Cortland State University
  • ISSA certified Specialist in Strength & Conditioning
  • Adaptive Agility & Keiser ® Sports Movements Specialty
  • Various Phases of Football, Baseball and Hockey coaching & playing experience
  • Martial Artist & Creator of Awareness & Preservation Training © (A.P.T.)
  • Creator and keynote facilitator of Independent Suspension Training© (IST), Sudden Urgent Response Generated Explosiveness© (SURGE), Strictly Speed© and the Playing Dynamically Quick© (PDQ) agility progression system.

Craig Machado, CFT
Assistant General Manager, Fitness Director
& Sports Performance Coach

Coach Machado is a Certified Fitness Trainer and competitive Mixed Martial Artist. He spent six months in Thailand training with and learning from various sports, fitness and MMA colleagues. Craig has worked closely with doctors and physical therapists in rehabilitative and sports medicine treating high school, collegiate and professional athletes. He has also spent an intensive internship in our Strictly Speed ©, Sudden Urgent Response Generated training (SURGE) ©, Independent Suspension Training (IST) © and Playing Dynamically Quick (PDQ) © agility progression system programming and now applies the methodologies to our clients and systems.

  • ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
  • Mixed Marital Artist & Kickboxing Instructor
  • MMA Featherweight Champion
  • Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Belt Holder & Instructor
  • Sports Movements Level I Certified

Marissa Fleury, CSCS
Softball Academy, Fitness & Sports Performance Coach

Coach Fleury is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds a degree, license and certification in Athletic Training. She is a NCAA America East collegiate softball champion, two-time America East All-Conference first team player and member of the “200-hit club”. She also serves as an Athletic Trainer for an area High School and engages in the recognition and treatment of sports related injury. She also provides hitting, fielding and throwing instruction in both softball and baseball.

  • Bachelor of Science, Stony Brook University
  • Licensed & Certified Athletic Trainer
  • NASM Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • World Softball Symposium
  • Co-chair Softball Conditioning Clinics & Seminars

Nicole Fernandez, B.S.

Coach Fernandez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences & Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut. She was also a scholarship field hockey athlete to Salisbury University in Maryland. Additionally she has both played and coached Ice Hockey and Lacrosse. Coach Fernandez has spent the past few years working in the physical medicine field with Doctors and Physical Therapists working on athletic rehabilitation methods.

Matt Petrone

Coach Petrone played his high school ball at Mahopac High School earning All-Section and All-Region captain and MVP honors. Matt went on to play on scholarship at DI New Jersey Tech being named to the All-Rookie New Jersey team as a freshman. He then transferred to Gilford Tech., Carolina for a record-setting season and earned All-Region NJCAA honors. After Gilford Tech. he went on to finish his college career at National Powerhouse - Conference Carolina, Mount Olive College where he hit lead-off with a .358 average and an OBP of .488 earning All-Conference team selection honors. Matt is now a contracted professional baseball player within the PECOS league and seeks to move up in the professional ranking system. In the offseason Matt performs baseball instruction, fitness and sports performance activities with Performax.

Mike Avolio

Coach Avolio has developed hundreds of baseball and softball players of all levels from youth – pro. He is one of our leading primary staff scouting resources and works closely with Performax to monitor identified prospect progress. He played AAA equivalent independent ball and remains active in competitive fast-pitch softball today. He has received numerous coaching honors and recognitions and is an industry recognized catching, hitting and game strategy specialist. Mike is as avid in fitness and sports performance as he is a student (and teacher) of the game.

Our Staff Standards

In addition to consistently demonstrating personal, professional, community and industry excellence and in a proactive effort to remain current, relevant and continue to set new cutting edge industry standards, our staff members are directed to maintain all or any specified combination of the following criteria;

  • Ongoing professional review

  • Staff development programs

  • Annual credit earning units for industry relevance and license/certification renewal

  • Points and/or a combination in education, degree, commensurate experience, license and/or certification

  • Forums of peer review

  • Popular and peer review publication submissions

  • Subject to creation and review of fitness and athletic development programming

  • Continual development of new training progressions and related protocol strategies to provide unparalleled service to our clients

Would you like to speak to our Certified Sport Performance & Fitness Coaches?

Stop in or give us call 845-621-FITT (3488) or use our contact us form below and we'll get back to you with answers to all your questions.

Performax Fitness | 155 Rt 6, Unit 9, Mahopac New York | 845-621-FITT(3488)
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