Team Speed Fitness - Staff

If you have questions for any of our staff members, please feel free to contact us.

Dave DiFabio, MA, CSPS, CSCS, USAW - Founder of Team Speed Fitness and Consulting Services

MA & BS Exercise Science
Certified Special Populations Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Weightlifting Coach & Sports Performance Coach - USA Weightlifting
Certified CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor - American Red Cross
Member of the American College of Sports Medicine

As a National Accounts Manager for Polar USA, David consults with numerous Olympic, collegiate, and professional teams regarding the use of heart rate technology. Previously, Dave has also worked for his alma mater, Rutgers University, as a Fitness Coordinator, Personal Training Director, and Adjunct Professor. He has also worked in corporate fitness. His private training clientele includes collegiate and high school athletes, adults and children, and those with special needs or medical concerns. Dave earned his MA at Montclair State University, and holds multiple certifications with the NSCA and USAW. Dave has written articles for various publications such as the ACSM Certification Blog, Men's Fitness, The Fitness Expert Network, Men's Health, The Performance Menu, and He has also been a presenter at NSCA NJ State Clinics as well as the CSCCa National Conference.

Shawn Arent, PhD, CSCS - Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association
US Soccer Federation National Staff Member

Dr. Shawn Arent joined the faculty in the department of exercise Science and Sports Studies at Rutgers University in the fall of 2002 after completing his doctorate in Exercise Science at Arizona State University with an emphasis in exercise physiology as well as sport & exercise psychology. Dr. Arent also completed his MS at Arizona State and received his BA from the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the physiological and psychological determinants of adaptive responses to sport and exercise, with and emphasis on adolescents. He has received research funding from various sources, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Life Fitness Academy, and nutritional biotechnology companies. His research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, International Journal of Soccer & Science, and Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, and he has also written a number of book chapters. Such popular media outlets as Shape Magazine, Men's Health, Women's Health, Prevention, and Self have also recognized his work. In addition to teaching courses in exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, exercise testing and prescription, and research methods, Dr. Arent also serves as the Director of the Exercise Science and Sports Studies Honors Research Program, Director of the Rutgers University Human Performance Lab, and Research Director for the Youth Sport Research Council. Dr. Arent also provides performance enhancement advice for youth, high school, collegiate, & professional athletes in a number of sports, including soccer, football, wrestling, baseball, softball, gymnastics, and cycling.

Andrea Hope Forsman, EdD - Child Obesity Expert

Dr. Forsman is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey and holds a research position in the Nutrition Sciences Department at Rutgers University. Andrea has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Community Education from Montclair State University, a Masters Degree in Health Fitness Management from the American University in Washington D.C. and a Doctorate in Health Education and Behavior Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University. Andrea's professional experience includes designing, instructing, managing, and evaluating extensive health education and wellness programs for Sony Music Entertainment, NBC, Chevron Corporation, The United States Army Materiel Command, Campbell Soup Company, and Johnson & Johnson. Most recently she has been a Nutrition and Physical Educator for preschools, childcare centers, and elementary schools. The focus of her current research and interests are the different facets of childhood obesity prevention. Andrea was recently a panelist for Children's Health: The Need for Increased Nutritional & Physical Health in New York Schools. She is an avid runner and enjoyed success running the Marine Corps Marathon and more recently the Philadelphia Distance Run. Andrea is also a NAUI Certified scuba diver.

Kimberly Diamond, MS, CNS - Nutritionist

Health Fitness Corporation (HFC) Program Manager
Certified Nutrition Specialist
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
Johnny G Certified Spinning Instructor

Kim has over 17 years experience in the corporate health and fitness industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Movement from Boston University and a Master Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Kim is a member of the American College of Nutrition. She is on the development team and a master trainer for HFC's "Your Weigh...Together!" weight management program. Other professional experiences as a nutritionist include offering individual nutrition counseling, group weight management programs and nutrition seminars to Sony employees, being a member of Johnson & Johnson's Eating Tactical Team, being the nutritionist for the GE Women's Health and Wellness Tour at the NYC Marathon and contributing nutrition articles to Personal Fitness Professional magazine. Kim is also a volunteer with Health Corps, a school-based health promotion program, which educates children about wellness. Kim has completed HFC's Health Improvement Consultant and Health Coach trainings and is on the Health Coach development team.

Georgie Fear, RD - Nutritionist

Georgie Fear received her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition from Rutgers University, then completed a dietetic internship at Cornell University. As a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer, she has worked with obese children, high school athletes, and hospital patients, as well as healthy adults. Currently Georgie is working toward her PhD in Nutrition at Rutgers, researching berry phytochemicals and metabolic syndrome. Her love of food, nutrition and cooking is coupled with a lifelong passion for sports training and fitness. Georgie has been a Junior Olympic Track and Field medalist, marathon runner, and triathlete. She is an avid rock and ice climber, and enjoys endurance cycling events and anything else involving the outdoors.