Our Fitness & Weight Loss Resorts Team

Ziporah Janowski – Founder & President

Ziporah JanowskiZiporah is an avid believer in living a healthy lifestyle. Wanting to bring Camp Shane’s formula for success to adults, Ziporah founded Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts with her husband David Ettenberg.

“I am so excited about our Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts program for adults. Our guests love it because they lose weight and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, while enjoying an incredibly relaxing time away from the stress of their everyday life.  Our guests meet new friends, and have a fun and affordable vacation.  And most important of all, we focus on changing habits so that the good lessons learned become a forever way of life.” Read more

Be sure to follow Ziporah on Twitter for helpful information about weight loss, fitness and health.

Harrison C. Davies – Administrative & Marketing Associate

Professional HeadshopA native to Florida, Harrison recently earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Media & Communication Arts at Pace University, Pleasantville.

Harrison served as the media relations, marketing, and public relations contact in numerous workforces including Higher Education, Television and Motion Picture, and most recently Collegiate Division II Athletics.  Along with his professional background and skills, Harrison brings to his role as Marketing & Administrative Associate at SDR his passion for leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Read more


Debbie Davis – Program Director & Fitness Coach – Texas

Debbie-Team-Photo_optDebbie Davis is excited to serve as Program Director and Fitness Coach for Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts program in San Antonio, Texas located at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort.

Devoted to the health and fitness industry since 1998, Debbie is a Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer, Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, Accountability Partner, and Instructor. Read more

Leah Landon – Program Director & Fitness Coach – New York

Leah LandonLeah Landon spent the first 10 years of her career in Los Angeles achieving her goals behind the scenes of the music and television industries. “Although I had outside success on paper, I was unhappy in mind, body and spirit (and fat – an un-recognizable fat)” says Leah.  She returned home to New York, and focused on transforming her physical body and emotional state. Her hobbies of food, yoga and fitness eventually became her business. She created a healthy food business on New York’s Upper East side peppered with prepared foods, catering and cooking workshops which led to the launch of a healthy children’s cooking school called Kitchen Little. From student to teacher, she continues to spread the message and share the tools that so generously healed her. Read more

Jackie Poplaski – Director – Program Development & Behavior Coaching /Fitness Coach – New York and Texas

Jackie PoplaskiJackie holds her coaching certificate from New York University and is a Sharecare Elite Trainer and Fitness Expert. In addition, she is a NASM certified personal trainer, AFAA certified group fitness and kickboxing instructor. Utilizing her vast education as well as her own personal experience losing and keeping off 100lbs, Jackie has been with Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts since 2010 and has coached hundreds of participants along their own journey of success by helping them recognize and change the behavior and thinking that has been keeping them from making permanent healthy lifestyle changes. Read more

Jules Aldaz – Fashion Stylist – Texas

Jules AldazWith more than 20 years experience in the fashion industry, Jules Aldaz is bringing her talents to Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts to conduct “The New You” Makeover seminars. She has styled models for print publications and in designer collections, actresses for television and screen appearances and is a columnist for fashion magazines in her native Texas. But it is her own personal struggle with weight that led her to combine her passion for fashion with her desire to help others. Read more

Catie Beaulieu – Behavior & Fitness Coach – New York

Catie BeaulieuCatie strives for wellness and has experienced the ups and downs of diets, exercise, and motivation. In addition to exercise and nutrition, she believes that healthy relationships, work, and community are all components that have allowed her to succeed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Read more

Debbie Birch – Guest Fitness Coach – New York

Debbie Birch is devoted to the health and fitness industry since 1985, Debbie is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, Instructor and Lecturer. She began her fitness training at North Carolina School of the Arts in Pilates while studying to be a professional dancer. She received her BFA at Denison University and then headed to New York. Read more


Kristina DiSanto – Registered Dietitian & Fitness Coach – New York

Kristina DiSantoKristina is a Registered Dietitian from Philadelphia, PA. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree with the completion of the Coordinated Program in Nutrition from LaSalle University, which included a variety of internships.  In college, she was a Division II club rugby player, during which time her team qualified for nationals and was ranked 10th in the nation.  Since then, Kristina has continued to stay active by joining and competing in both CrossFit and gymnastics as well as pursuing other fitness related hobbies.  She has worked as a nutrition educator for low-income children, and in long term care. Kristina is thrilled about the opportunity to combine her love of nutrition and fitness, as well as the opportunity to instill healthy attitudes in adults.


Kristi Docwra – Fitness Coach- Texas

KDocwraKristi has known the struggle of being overweight.  She spent many years being not only the tallest girl in class, but also the biggest.  Kristi had to learn healthy habits early on in life, which helped her excel in soccer, cross country and track in high school. She played two years of college soccer at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN before deciding to move back to Arizona to attend Arizona State University in order to pursue her passion for health and wellness. A quick two years later Kristi walked away with her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.  Soon after graduation she decided to move closer to family in San Antonio, Texas and has found out that she is a Texas girl at heart.  Shortly after moving to San Antonio she decided to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio and received a Masters degree in Health and Kinesiology with an emphasis in Health Promotion. Read more

Jim Fiore – Guest Martial Art & Combat Fitness Coach – Texas

Jim-FioreJim has been a practicing Martial Artist for several years and holds two Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Jim is currently in training for his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and 2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do.  Jim holds a Master’s of Science Degree and is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist with National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Jim has over 2000 hours of teaching experience as the Head Instructor and CEO of American Martial Art Academy in San Antonio, Texas. Read more


Dianne Glover, MPH – Behavior Coach – Texas

Diane Glover HeadshotDianne’s own journey with health and wellness began when she was working as an actress in New York City.  She recognized that proper nutrition and physical fitness were the keys to maximizing her energy, so she became a certified aerobics instructor.  She later went on to graduate school and received a master’s in public health from UCLA.  Working in healthcare communications, Dianne discovered her passion to help people be proactive about their health and continued her education to become a professional certified wellness coach. Read More


 Alyse Herndon – Fitness Coach – Texas

AlyseAlyse describes herself as a small town, country girl who loves the big city. She discovered healthy living in 2005 and has made it her life. Alyse holds a degree in Kinesiology; Exercise Science, and a master’s degree in Fitness and Recreation Administration. Growing up she was active in many sports including cheerleading, basketball, tennis, and track. Read more

 Amber Ketchum – Registered Dietitian – Texas

Amber-Team-Photo_optAmber is a Registered Dietitian from San Antonio, Texas.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of the Incarnate Word, and later attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she completed her Dietetic Internship and her Master’s Degree in Dietetic Studies. Read more

Michael Manocherian – Fitness Coach – New York

Michael ManoMichael, or ‘Mano’, is very excited to be joining the Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts team as a Fitness Coach. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a BA in Psychology and is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. He is also a recent graduate of Focus Personal Training Institute. Read more

Liz Mitchell – Fitness Coach – Texas

Liz-Team-Photo_optLiz was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia. Known for never being able to sit still, Liz knew her career would involve living an active lifestyle. From an early age, she was accused of being far too energetic. She danced ballet for thirteen years, interspersed with soccer, basketball and powder puff football. Sports came naturally to her. When she entered high school, recognizing her love for everything active, she knew her career would be in the fitness industry and she never looked back. Read more

Sarah Richards – Nutrition Intern – New York

SarahSarah Richards is from Danville, California and is very excited to be joining the Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts team in New York as a summer intern. She is currently a senior at Johnson & Wales University where she will receive her Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Nutrition in the fall. She received her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in the spring of 2011. Sarah has an immense passion for developing and cooking satisfying and nutritious meals, and a love for fitness. She loves walking, hiking, swimming, and being outside along with group exercises like Zumba and Pilates. Sarah hopes to inspire people on their weight loss journey by encouraging them to cook healthier meals and snacks, find an active lifestyle they enjoy and take the time to care for themselves.


Cassie Shaw – Fitness Coach – New York

Cassie ShawEver since Cassie was young, she has been an avid tennis player and runner.  It wasn’t until recently, though, that she decided to take fitness to the next level. In November of 2012, she ran her first marathon in Mesquite, Nevada. A couple months later, Cassie became an ACE certified personal trainer, and now she is working toward obtaining her group fitness certification from ACE as well. Read more


Megan Ware – Registered Dietitian & Fitness Coach – New York

Megan WareMegan is a registered dietitian/nutritionist with a passion for helping others achieve their best self. She graduated from Ohio State University in 2009, earning her bachelor of science in dietetics. She completed a 9-month nutrition focused internship at Mt Carmel College of Nursing and worked as a clinical dietitian at Florida Hospital Orlando, specializing in gastro-intestinal and liver disorders. She has since started her own healthy living and weight loss practice, Nutrition Awareness, in Dallas, TX, where she helps clients achieve total nutrition and fitness turnarounds. She is an avid blogger, self-proclaimed foodie, wanna-be gardener and lover of anything outdoors. Megan has traveled to 18 countries and is excited to start a new adventure as a dietitian for the Shane team in New York. She will bring years of experience teaching group fitness classes, hiking, playing volleyball and softball. She is most looking forward to showing the guests that living a healthy lifestyle can be fun, rewarding and manageable.

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