MEET OUR TEAM
Marc Madison - Founder, Exercise Specialist, President Ridgewood Physical Therapy
Marc’s career in the fitness industry began in 1987 in Englewood, NJ, where he founded Fitness 1-2-1. After years of success, he expanded his business to Livingston and eventually Ridgewood.
Marc has over 25 years experience in training, during which he has instructed individuals from as young as 10 all the way up to 92 years of age how to move, feel, and perform better. His clientele, amongst others, includes professional athletes and entertainers. Marc was also responsible for training and mentoring countless personal trainers.
As an entrepreneur, Marc designed and implemented corporate fitness centers for Anheiser Busch in Newark and Academy Bus corporation in Hoboken. He also created an after-school fitness program for the Wayne School District.
A former high school football player, Marc competed in power lifting in his 20's and 30's, but currently focuses on refining his golf game.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer
Favorite Sports/Activities: Golf, Skiing, Football, Baseball
Hobbies: Traveling, Spending time with his family at the beach
Dave Lipari - Exercise Specialist
Dave was a Division I baseball player at Boston University, featured at both third base and in the outfield. After graduating college, his focus shifted to a career in the fitness industry, where he has spent the past 20 years perfecting his craft.
Dave is experienced in the corporate fitness and physical therapy industries, giving him a unique perspective when working with clients. Whether hitting the bag, slamming ropes, or lifting weights, you're guaranteed to get your sweat on when working out with Dave!
Outside of training, Dave's true passion is competitive bass fishing, which he travels all along the eastern seaboard to participate in. He is also lead vocalist in his band, and has been known to produce some truly special sounds from his harmonica.
As a family man, Dave enjoys spending time with his two teenage sons and young daughter. Over the years he has coached both boys in various sports and looks forward to doing so for his youngest as she grows up.
ACSM Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
AFAA Certified Kickboxing Instructor
AFPB Post-Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist
Favorite Sports/Activities: Hockey, Baseball, Bass Fishing, Vocals
Hobbies: Smoking and Grilling Meats, Hanging with His Kids
Derek Azcuy - Exercise Specialist
Derek is a versatile trainer who has worked with men and women of all different abilities, ages, and fitness levels. His passion for fitness began at a young age, when he realized that his will to outwork the competition would overcome any size disadvantage.
Derek studied exercise science at Manhattan College and has been training since 2007, helping athletes as young as ten to adults well into their seventies improve their performance and achieve their goals.
Although his style of training is always morphing, what remains constant is his understanding that one method is never the answer. Moving efficiently, being strong, and having the endurance to sustain physical activity, he believes, are keys to longevity.
Derek enjoys being in the kitchen, creating dishes that please the palette and nourish the body without breaking the budget. He plays recreational basketball year round and is an automotive enthusiast.
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Favorite Sports/Activities: Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis
Hobbies: Cooking, Juggling
Evan Azcuy - Exercise Specialist
Evan studied communication in design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and identifies an overlap between art and exercise form. Although his current style is derived from ten plus years of experience, he credits his older brother as a major influence on his training career.
Evan is a strong believer in corrective training, allowing clients to reach their goals within the confines of safe and well designed programs. He believes that success and safety are not mutually exclusive.
Outside of the gym, Evan expresses his creativity through cooking and embodies the notion that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. He encourages people to step outside their culinary comfort zone to experience the benefits of diverse cuisines from around the globe. Good nutrition, regular exercise, and self-determination are a solid foundation for any individual to achieve success.
Evan participates in tabletop gaming, where his love of art and fantasy worlds intersect. He can be found sculpting, painting, and creating vast armies and diverse landscapes on weekends and late nights.
NFPT Certified Personal Trainer
Favorite Sports/Activities: Powerlifting, Hiking,