Meet our staff

Vicky Ziolkowski

Owner

Vicky is a 2011 graduate from Bloomsburg University with a B.A. in Exercise Science and a concentration in coaching as well as Strength & Conditioning. She was a three year member of the Division II Women’s Soccer team as a goal keeper and served one year as a Student Coach. During her four years at Bloomsburg. She volunteered at Bloomsburg high school to enhance their gym classes and after school fitness programs for athletes and faculty. During high school, Vicky obtained the first team all county and all state awards. After graduating Vicky was the Operations Manager and Strength Coach at Williams Sport Training for three and a half years. In 2001 Vicky was the Assistant Coach for the Women’s Soccer team at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has also worked with college athletes, players from the U.S. Women’s National team, and professionals.

Professional Certifications:

NASM(PES)

CPR/First Aid

Parisi Speed School Level 1 and 2

National Council for Certified Trainers (NCCPT)

National Academy Sports Medicine (PES)

Coaching F License

Goalkeeper level 1 License

Vertimax Certified

John Novak

Coach

John is a 2013 graduate of William and Paterson University where he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. He also holds a B.A. in History from Montclair State along with his 10 years experience in retail before changing career paths.
Prior to college, he attended Chatham High School where he was a varsity athlete in both Track and Field and Football. He hopes to pass along his passion for strength and speed training to young athletes whom he trains.
John currently resides in Rockaway, N.J. with his wife Michelle.

Professional Certifications:
Parisi Speed School Level 1 and 2
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
First Aid-CPR/AED

Vertimax Certified

jnovak@parisispeednj.com

Hunter Silvernail

Coach

Hunter is currently a senior catcher on the Lafayette College Baseball Team, where he is studying Engineering.  During his time at Lafayette, he has engaged in self-research of sports performance, with an emphasis on rotational athletes and the catching position. 


Graduated in 2017 from Pope John XXIII Regional High School, Hunter was a three-year varsity member of both the Baseball and Soccer teams.  In baseball, Hunter was all-conference and all-county for 2016 and 2017, as well as a member of the NJ non-public team in 2017.  

After playing in the program for six years, Hunter now works at Hit n Run Baseball Academy as a head coach, personal trainer, and catching coordinator.  As in addition to this, Hunter has trained at Workhorse with Vicky and John for five years and is excited to coach where he has trained. 

Tara Brody

Performance Coach

Tara is a 2018 graduate of Wallkill Valley Regional High school where she participated in Field Hockey and both indoor and outdoor Track and Field.
 
Tara is a well-rounded athlete in Field Hockey she was named the second team all-league her senior year. Her true passion is in track and field where she was named first team all-conference, all herald, and  MVP for all four years. She also holds a state sectional title for long jump and the 55m.
 
As a senior, she obtained the athlete of the year award. Tara is currently a Jr. at Sacred Heart University and is participating in Track and Field. As a freshmen, she was named Rookie of the week. She is currently studying Health Sciences.