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Dr. Neiman named Top Doc, Inside NJ! 

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See her link in Castle Connolly Medical.

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Our Weight Loss Professionals

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describe the imageDr. Deborah L. Neiman medical director

Step Ahead Wellness Center weight loss clinic was started by diet doctor, Dr. Neiman with the belief that we cannot “cure” your weight loss struggles but with the right approach and lifestyle changes, we can help you lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Dr. Neiman has been active in her local community and professional organizations to promote her weight loss approach to achieve a healthier and happier you!  She has been nominated by Castle and Connelly Top Doc for years and received her BS at Barnard College, Columbia University and her MD degree at New York Medical College. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and associated with many of the Bariatric and Obesity Societies  .



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Noëlle C. Lusardi, C.P.F.T. director of fitness

Noëlle is Step Ahead's fitness director where she provides fitness counseling and personal training services to clients. Additionally she manages/teaches the center's group exercise class programs and corporate wellness programs.  Noëlle encourages all clients to maintain proper diet and consistent exercise to lose weight and keep it off for good.  Noëlle has been certified and a member of the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) for more than 20 years, and serves as their NJ Professional Affiliate Coordinator. She also personal trains and teaches group exercise classes at Riverside Health & Fitness Center, Mansfield, NJ. See Noëlle’s 5 Fitness Weight Loss Tips

staff sari greavesSari Greaves, R.D.N. nutrition director

Sari trained as a registered dietitian through New York Presbyterian Hospital -Cornell and is a past national spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Sari focuses on providing personalized weight loss diets to our clients that help them lose weight fast.  As our registered dietititian she has been featured on the Dr. Oz show and dozens of news network programs for her expertise in weight management and disease prevention. She co-authored the Cardiac Recovery Cookbook (Hatherleigh Press, 2005 authored under maiden name: Sari Budgazad) and has written extensively on consumer nutriton topics. Read  more of Sari’s nutrition and weight loss tips in our blog!

Alyssia SaporitoAlyssia Saporito, Certified Yoga Instructor

Alyssia Saporito is a 200 hour Registered and Certified Yoga Instructor in NJ. Influenced by many styles, she primarily teaches vinyasa yoga classes, focusing on flowing movement with breath while practicing safe alignment. In each class she creatively crafts sequences that can be adapted to all bodies and levels of practice. Since completing her training in 2012 at The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, Alyssia has attended master classes with Seane Corne, Sadie Nardini, Phillip Askew, and many other talented yoga teachers in the area.