Judy Torel

Website Link:  www.judytorel.com



Bachelor of Arts Degree from State University of New York at Albany, Communications/Philosophy, 1984

Masters Degree, State University of New York at Albany, Counseling Psychology, 1997

PhD (currently on leave), State University of New York at Albany, Cultural Anthropology, Dissertation interest:  Ultra Endurance Sport as Practice for Spirituality comparable to Native American Vision Quests



USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, Level 1, current

American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health and Fitness Specialist, current

Healthexcel, Certified Metabolic Typing Consultant, Level 1 (dietary consulting based on metabolic typing), current

Precision Nutrition, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Level 1

Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor, 200 hour level/Anusara Style, current 


Athletic Accomplishments:

20+ time marathon finisher

6 Ultra Distance 24 hour running races, placed 1st masters female, 2012; 3rd over-all female 2013

7-time Ironman finisher including Ironman Lake Placid, Ironman Wisconsin, Ironman Florida and Ironman Kentucky

Many shorter distance running races, triathlons, bike events, aerobic competitions



30+ year group exercise instructor including but not exclusive to: indoor cycling, cardio kickboxing, yoga, fusion classes, step, high-low impact, body sculpting and meditation

Owner/operator of Judy Torel’s Sweat Shop a 7500 sq ft gym and exercise center, 1987-2006

Current owner/operator of Judy Torel’s Coaching and Training Services



Albany Chamber of Commerce, Business Woman of the Year 1997

Metroland Best Gym, multiple years

Metroland Best Personal Trainer, multiple years

Voted Capital Regions Top 3 Personal Trainers, 2017