Meet our team

Our team of fitness instructors and nutrition manager are here to guide you and support you through your health & wellness journey! 
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Anna Carabetta

Anna began her journey in the health and wellness industry after the sudden loss of her father in the early nineties. As a young wife and mother, Anna’s formation led her onto her life’s journey. Her passion lies in advocating the importance of health and wellness in her community and beyond. So, she has placed great emphasis on faith, family, and fellowship and is inspired to help others.
She was mentored by several experts in the fitness, nutrition realm while working in gyms and raising her children. Anna specializes in a holistic approach to wellness. In October 2011, she opened STAR Studio. STAR is a center focused on promoting lifestyle changes that incorporate exercise and nutrition. Anna’s key goals are to empower one another. 
She has been an extremely effective and tireless volunteer to a long list of non-profit and community organizations. In her spare time, 
Anna enjoys cooking, gardening, crafting, spending time with her family and loves to travel both domestic and internationally.
Anna’s vision for all, “YOU are a STAR”
 Strength, Team, Agility, Respect

ANNA is a proud affiliate to the American Sports & Fitness Association – where their mission is to  provide you with the best materials possible to succeed, become certified, & start teaching!


What My Clients Say About Me

Anna Carabetta is STAR Studio! She has the ability to shine her love of fitness, health, & nutrition that will bring longevity to your life. As she has done for me, she will continue to do for you.
- Marta B.

Nancy verdolini

A proud mother of twin daughters, Nancy Verdolini has been involved in the fitness industry for many decades. For Nancy, it is a lifestyle. While on her journey, she reached out to people around her to share her passion and the fulfillment it gives in return. Nancy started her journey at STAR as a member, but quickly became an instructor. She enjoys teaching various classes such as, TRX, Piyo, Barre, & other HIIT Classes. 

Denise Nowakowski


Denise is a long time fitness enthusiast and believer that exercise is the key to maintaining balance both mentally and physically. She encourages others to join her as we keep each other motivated to feel strong and confident. 
Denise is certified for Insanity, PDF Kick, Kettlebell AMPD, AMPD Resistance, and AMPD Build. 
Outside of fitness, Denise works as a marketing professional, enjoys outdoor adventures, such as; hiking, biking, and snowshoeing. She also enjoys time spent with her family and friends. 
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Stacy is a registered nurse & Arbonne Independent Consultant. She has dedicated her life to helping others. Stacy’s passion is focusing on health, wellness, and prevention. 

As an Arbonne Independent Consultant, Stacy shares a holistic approach to healthy living inside & out, focusing on the mind-body-skin connection. She helps others create mindful habits that become a lifestyle by incorporating clean eating with nutrition supplements. 

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In 2019 Frank received his Black Belt from Head Instructor and original member of Team Nova Uniao from Brazil, Danilo Cherman Goltsman. Frank has trained with Danilo for 10+ years, in both Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Frank has debuted in many competitive tournaments in addition to appearances Mohegan Sun Reality Fight Nights. He has earned numerous Gold Medals in the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). Frank also has a Mixed Martial Arts record of 6W-4L. One of his greatest passions for the sport is teaching others the ability to use Jiu Jitsu in both real life & competitive situations. 

Even Haan


An Art Director/Designer – but #zumbaishersidehustle!

Eve likes to pack a whole lot of energy (and hair flippin’ fun) into class. She uses progressive cueing & loves to take it up a notch. 

No matter what state you are in when you show up – bad day, stress, anxiety, excited, complacent — you’ll leave with the kind of happy you can only get after releasing it from within. Eve lives for those moments of transformational bliss every class brings. The music starts, the adrenaline kicks in, the endorphins go crazy, and the laughter is unstoppable. Zumba is something she can always count on to get her through whatever life throws her way! 

Eve’s experience as a Zumba student spans 10 years. Her formative years include a LOT of ballet classes and countless musicals. She never thought she would find an outlet to dance again as an adult, and wowza – how glad she is that she was wrong. Eve walked into her first Zumba class in 2010 and couldn’t get enough, she was HOOKED!

In April 2021, Eve finally became an instructor, and she loves it! It is so much more than a workout. It’s a community. #StepintoHappy with Eve, she can’t wait to dance with you! 

Justine Mcgowan

Justine is an AFAA, First Aid, and CPR Certified Licensed Zumba and Zumba toning Instructor. She was trained by well know Zumba icon Tanya Beardsley, in Milford, CT. Justine has been an instructor since 2011. She discovered her love for Zumba Dance Fitness years ago after trying a class with her mother for fun! Dance and fitness have been a big part of Justine’s life. From dance classes, cheerleading, dance team, talent shows, to Zumba, music and dance have always been a part of her soul. Justine’s choreography is creative, her style – unique, making even the simplest of moves become dynamic and fresh. Since she began instructing, Justine has continued to value Zumba as a powerful means of building community and boosting physical, and mental health. Because of this, she is passionate about sharing her energy and love of movement. 

If you’re looking for a class to take you on an energetic full body experience, this is your girl! When Justine isn’t dancing, she is leading therapeutic groups as a psychiatric clinician for the young adult population.