Ray Bernardo, Coach - Adult Novice Program
Ray first picked up an oar at Bishop Neumann HS in Philadelphia, PA. From that point on, Ray began a successful competitive and coaching career that includes experience at clubs across the northeast US and Florida. Ray rowed at Atlantic Community College as well as Temple University in Philadelphia, then went on to row and coach with Viking Rowinc Club in Ventnor, NJ for nearly 20 years. Ray discovered NPBRC in 2013 and has been coaching and rowing with us ever since. Ray has extensive experience coaching adults as well as middle-school and high-school aged kids and, off the water, serves as a volunteer youth counselor. Ray’s rowing accomplishments include gold medals at some of the east coast’s most prestigious regattas at the scholastic and master levels. Ray is a founding member of the Masters Rowing Association. At NPBRC, he is passing on his love of the sport by coaching our adult novice groups and learn to row classes.
Beth Eisenman, Mental Performance
A lifetime athlete, Beth was a two sport varsity athlete in college and a competitive bodybuilder for 10 years, finishing her career at the top of the amateur ranks. She qualified to represent the United states at the World Bodybuilding Championships in 2001. Beth is a certified personal trainer who also has 20 years in the martial arts, attaining the ranks of 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, blue belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, and level 2 in Krav Maga. She has delivered talks on the importance of stretching, nutrition and technique, and training smarter, not harder. She shares her personal insights on mindset, focus, attitude, goal setting, and commitment to program, team and self.