Our Trainers

Carol Burke


Carol Burke holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from California State University Northridge. She is a certified fitness trainer with multiple training certificates and a contributing fitness writer for Gem Magazine. She spent her first two years training in Los Angeles CA before relocating with her family to Northport, NY. Carol comes to Power-of-One with a specific vision. As a mother of five, Carol’s passions include creating healthy lifestyles for both adults and children and making a difference in children’s lives through age appropriate exercise routines, particularly for those who are not pursing formal sports/athletics. Carol is an active volunteer of the American Diabetes Association, and sits the board for two Long Island based organizations; BiasHelp and LINCS. She is known to her clients, friends and family as a strong role model and motivator for personal growth and success.

Michael Kaplan


Mike Kaplan holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the State University of New York at Brock port, where he was Brock port’s starting point guard for four years. He, along with his team, had the honor of reaching the NC AA tournament twice, where they made Elite 8 and Sweet 16 appearances. He is a certified personal trainer and is the Varsity girl’s basketball coach for Huntington High School. He particularly enjoys strength and conditioning for all athletes of all different levels and ages.


Chris Vu


Five days before the Vietnam War ended in 1975 and at age of fourteen, Chris Vu, along with his family, fled Vietnam. They relocated to California and then eventually settled in New York. Chris went on to achieve a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the State University of New York at Brockport, New York. While at Brockport, he played Division III soccer for the Brockport Eagles. He is a certified personal trainer and boasts over fifteen years in the business. His successful yet grueling strength training sessions with adults, both in the gym and through private workouts makes Chris one of the most sought after personal trainers on Long Island. He resides in Bayshore with his wife, Laurie and three children.

Jay Wierzbicki


Jay Wierzbicki holds a bachelor’s degree in social and behavior science from Marist College where he played Division I volleyball. His smile and pleasant demeanor is not only contagious but what makes Jay so unique as a certified personal trainer. His charismatic personality is what keeps the clients coming back for more. His passion is making a difference in battling the obesity epidemic in youth through youth specific training sessions that will jumpstart a child’s love for exercise and healthy food choices. He is newly married and resides in Stonybrook with his wife, Heather.


Salvatore Caravella, M.D.
Salvatore Caravella is a board certified pediatrician with an extensive background as a neonatologist. For the past twenty years, Salvatore Caravella has been in private pediatric practice in Huntington, Long Island. His personal exercise routines, his high school athletic experience and his experience as a basketball coach for his children has helped to generate his passion for creating healthy lifestyles for children. He spends countless hours teaching children and their parents the importance and value of exercise and healthy food choices. He provides medical expertise to Power-of-One in the realm of nutrition, appropriate exercise routines for children, strength and conditioning programs for young athletes and prompting a lifelong commitment to health.

Monica Diamond-Caravella, R.N., M.S.N., PhD.
Monica Diamond-Caravella earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Master’s degree in Oncology Nursing from Adelphi University. She holds a Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Earlier in her career, she worked predominantly in mid-level management overseeing oncology nursing care. Over the past 22 years, Monica has worked as the Health Care Director of a large local day camp on Long Island and currently works for both Farmingdale State College and Molloy College as a clinical nursing adjunct instructor. Her passion for exercise and nutrition was jumpstarted by her own personal experience with strength training and exercise along with her commitment to provide a healthy lifestyle for her own children. Monica enjoys a consistent yoga practice as well and believes that the combination of a variety of exercise routines is effective in maintaining strength, balance and flexibility. She is tied to several local voluntary organizations and loves working with the staff of Power of One on new ventures. Both Salvatore Caravella and Monica Diamond-Caravella have three children and currently reside in Huntington.