Our Team

Kevin Dean, Owner/MANAGER

A U.S. Air Force Veteran, Kevin has held many top certifications specializing in human movement and sports performance, including National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist.

Kevin oversees the growth and training of the CORE 4 team and is the leader in developing our programming. He also coaches some of our on-field team trainings and adult group fitness classes and is in charge of CORE 4's relationships and finances.

-20 years of experience in the fitness industry
-Creator of the Core4 Strength and Conditioning System
-Owner of Fit4U Training Facilities
-Previous Training Director of WOW! Fitness


Contact Kevin at kevin@core4strength.com


Andy comes to us with a wide variety of experiences, from Division-I weight rooms, commercial gyms, and private training facilties. A CT native, Andy played football and lacrosse at Masuk High School and continued his football career at Southern Connecticut State University where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. From there he landed an assistant Strength Coach position at Yale University where he worked with the Football and Men's Lacrosse teams. Andy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

Andy oversees our Athletic Development programming, while also coaching some of the adult fitness classes. 

  • B.S. - Exercise Science, Human Performance
  • USA Weightlifting - Level 1 

Jay Kral, Trainer

Jay is self-taught in all things fitness and nutrition and extremely passionate about helping others reach their best self. 

Jay coaches our adult group fitness classes and programs and trains both youth athletes and adults with different goals. 
-Played football for 13 years (including one year at CCSU)
-Has been bodybuilding for 10 years
-Explored various training styles in bodybuilding and powerlifting
-Self-taught in nutrition, has been writing own diets for 7 years
-Trained for a year at WoW! Fitness working with Gen Pop

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