“When the melody plays, footsteps move, heart sings and spirit begin to dance.” - Shah Asad Rizvi


Eileen bastien

Formerly trained in Modern and Jazz Dance as a young girl, it was perfectly natural for Eileen to pursue music and movement her whole life and blend it into her health and fitness career. She always believed that fitness is about a lifestyle, more than anything. Walking to places, taking the stairs, being up early in the morning, embracing outdoor activities and putting real effort and passion in the workouts. "I am passionate about helping women feel good about themselves. I know that being healthy will not only make you look and feel better but it can do amazing things to your self-confidence."

During the day, Eileen is a senior administrator at a University in New Jersey. She teaches fitness and wellness workshops part-time. Eileen utilizes her fundraising experience to promote good health and fitness by hosting fitness fundraisers each year and feels this is a great way to keep giving back to the community. Today, she is the founder of the Rising Brave Movement and the Positivity Club podcast, empowering others to embrace their greatness.


Paula Castro

Paula was a NYPD Police Officer from July 1989 to July 2009 and retired after 20 years of service. All of which were as a patrol officer in Harlem’s 28th Precinct. After retirement Paula & her husband joined a gym and found the world of fitness. She went on to become a Zumba instructor and is certified in several Zumba programs. She then went on to become a Les Mills Body Combat & Silver Sneakers instructor. Paula also teaches weight training classes & was a fitness coordinator at a local gym. Paula’s easy going style and personable demeanor make her a favorite among gym members. Paula will be joining our fitness team as a Zumba instructor.