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Company History
Be Fabulous Foundation, Inc. is a Non-Profit Fitness & Wellness Company .
It's founder Darlene Smith has been in the group fitness industry for seven years teaching private classes and as an independent contractor. Now, she is taking it to the next level and bringing in other fitness professionals that are Fabulous in their fields to help achieve a total mind, body, health connection.


DARLENE SMITH - Founder/CEO
Hi Everyone!
I am Certified Group Fitness Instructor. LICENSED TO TEACH: Zumba®, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Toning®.  I have always loved to dance for fun and now I can finally put my passion where my classes are! All AGES WELCOME. ZUMBA® HAS NO BARRIERS OR AGE RESTRICTIONS. I know you will be hooked once you try it!
Also holds Cancer Fitness Specialist P.A.C.T. for Life, Kickboxing, Aquatics Certifications & Pilates with IFTA, Silver Sneakers Certified in Range of Motion, Choerography Tools & Cardio Circuit, Senior Exercise Certificate from AFAA, Yoga Training Classes from AFAA, Drums Alive, Turbo Kick, Hot Hula Fitness, Reiki I & II.  TLS Weight Loss and Life Coach.

Sheryl Oleksak
E-RYT, 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified, teaches Vinyasa and Hot Yoga for all levels.  Certification was with Always-At-Aum Yoga School in West Babylon.  Additional training in Partner/Contact Yoga at Kripalu Center, Shriodhara Certification, PACT Fitness Certification (Physical Activity during Cancer Treatment and beyond), certified Yoga Ed K-8, Reiki Master, and other workshops.  She is also a Reiki Master, Piano & PACT Fitness Instructor, Yoga Columnist and has a Yoga Basics DVD for Herbal Destination.  She is also a former Zumba instructor (but still loves to dance).
Board Members
Darlene Smith - Graduated Nassau Community College, Employeed for 20 years at Wascomat a mulit-million dollar commercial importer of Electrolux commercial washing/drying equipment.  Served as Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and eventually
as Finance representative.  Since leaving pursued my career in the fitness industry . Hold various fitness certifications in Zumba, Yoga,
Pilates, Senior Fitness, Aquatics, and more!

John J. Hickey
- married father of four. Worked in Hotel Industry from 1979 - 2006. Union representative from 1989 - 2006, starting as business agent, hotel division director, vice president of Local 144 from 1989 - 1998, President of Local 758 1998 - 2006. Served on Executive Board of Local 144 - Member of International Foundation of Employee Benefit Fund (1992 - 2006) Chairman of the Board of Hotel Insurance and Pension Fund for Local 758 (1998 - 2006) Chairman of Board of Local 144 Federal Credit Union (1997 - 2006) Trustee of Hotel Trades Council Benefit Fund (1992 - 2006)

Tina Scalise
graduated LaGuardia Community college and studied at Baruch and Queens college. She has worked in many different industries and is currently working as a Project Manager on LEED projects. She is a Past Board Member of the Polycom User Group. Tina is involved in many volunteer activities - received an award for tutoring; Past Chairperson for the United Way Committee annual drive at her former employer; participated in food and clothing drives; she has previously participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the cure and will be leading a team of co-workers and friends at the Race for the Cure this year; participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies the last two years; donates blood and for the past two years has crocheted & donated eight blankets for patients in Jamaica Centers Palliative Care Program. Tina discovered Zumba a year ago and has been hooked ever since. She also loves to cake decorate and scrapbook.

Nora Hickey
AFFA certified Personal Trainer, with nine years experience in the fitness industry.  Specialized in one on one training and small groups.  Group fitness instructor and Aquatics instructor for Town of Hempstead.


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