The Instructors


Devon Descalzi

Devon, sister to owner Noel, is the Gymnastics Director at Work it Out Gym. She began her gymnastics career at the age of 3. She attended Eastern National Academy for 5 years. Her love for gymnastics led to her competing on an all-star cheerleading team right here in Hoboken! She then continued her gymnastics training out of Central Jersey All-stars gymnastics facility. With her degree in early childhood education and 2 years of experience as a Kindergarten teacher, Devon’s style of instruction is innate.

Tara Descalzi

Tara grew up following in her sisters’ footsteps and began tumbling around the house. At the age of 3 she was enrolled in Eastern National Academy’s preschool summer gymnastics program. She used her gymnastic techniques and skills to excel at competitive cheerleading along with her sister, Devon. She also continued her gymnastics training out of Central Jersey All-stars gymnastics facility. Tara is fun, loving, and her energy as a coach is contagious!


 Lex Petrizzo

Lex has studied gymnastics, dance, and acro training for over 20 years. She first started gymnastics when she was three years old at Devlin Gymnastics and continued training there until she was in high school and competing on Toms River High School North’s Gymnastics Team. She also began dancing and was competing in dance and acro by age 7. She danced competitively through high school and then was a part of Towson University’s dance team in college. She loves to have fun teaching technical gymnastics skills, instilling work ethic, and the love of dance and gymnastics to all her students.

Janina Rizzo

Janina grew up as a gymnast and then switched over to cheerleading at the age of 13. In college, she cheered for Montclair State University for four years and placed second in NCA Collegiate Nationals three years in a row. This is her third season teaching at Work it Out and truly looks forward to continue putting her love for gymnastics / tumbling to work by teaching all gymnasts at Work it Out of all ages.



Brittney Kilkenny

Brittney is a seasoned gymnast with 10-years of experience competing up to level 9. She has been a gymnastics coach for many years, teaching a variety of ages from 5 to 15 years old. Brittney joins the WiO Gymnastics Program instructing a variety of classes from Kiddie Tumblers to Advanced 1/2, feel free to say hi and introduce yourself!