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Ruth Gillespie is a certified Athletic Trainer and NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist. She got her Athletic Training degree from Stony Brook University, where she ran cross country and track. She has a Masters degree in Exercise Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her specialities include injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, sports specific training, strength and flexibility/mobility training, boxing and kickboxing coach.

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Renzo Mendoza is 39 years old and has 8 years of training experience. He holds a record of 1 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw in amateur bouts.

From Renzo: "Born and raised in Peru I always loved contact sports and martial arts, but once I tried Muay Thai for the first time, it was all I wanted to do. Keeps my mind sharp and in my body in good shape. It gives me a better view of life and whenever I find obstacles in my path ...I know all I have to do it’s try harder and keep pushing forward. I love what I do and do what I love, training others has also helped me understand a little better the techniques and I want to make sure they learn technique before anything else while having fun and enjoying the work out. Working out hard doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.

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My name is Ricardo Jimenez and I have been doing mixed martial arts for 15 years, and have been a martial arts instructor for 10 years. I have taught all different ages, and I am well versed in both one-on-one training as well as running seminars.

I have a 2nd degree black belt in tae kwon do and Nashid system. I'm a BJJ purple belt, and I am an active fighter in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA. I'm a current champ in a league called Dead Serious MMA, as well as in the World Kickboxing Association.

Martial arts has taught me how to be a better person, and it now is allowing me to pursue a career in something I am truly passionate about. I am excited to meet all my students!

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A West Indian native from the Spice Island of Grenada, Dwight is an all around athlete and academic with AS in Math and Science, BS in Biochemistry, and is also working towards a MS degree in medicine. In his early years, Dwight’s love for fitness and sports originated with soccer, then evolved into dominating track and field events, and playing high school and college football. His knowledge of combat fighting and training was taught by active members of various armed services. He has endured extensive training with Special Forces, such as the USMC SOF RANGERS and SEALs, and was able to hone his skills and expertise. Dwight also holds numerous fitness certifications including Level 2 CrossFit coach, and LA Boxing/UFC Muay Thai, kickboxing and boxing instructor. He has competed in several Crossfit events, including national Regionals and local competitions.

With his years of education and training, Dwight uses his knowledge and understanding of the human body and it’s mechanisms, functions to provide his clients and members with truly personalized training.

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From an early age, Jordan Miller has been drawn to the pursuit of physical fitness, self defense, and competition. From his father (Karate Black Belt; US Air Force Veteran) training him in martial arts, to his success in Wrestling (multiple MVP, Silver medalist in NYC championship, 2010), he has always been familiar with hard work and dedication.

Additionally, Jordan has amassed an extensive knowledge of body mechanics and training styles over the course of 13 years. He excels in physique sculpting and strength building through dedicated weight training regimens.

As a personal trainer, Jordan has found a passion that extends beyond himself, and he is eager to help as many people as possible achieve their goals!

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Steve Andrade graduated from WCC with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, and went on to graduate from Lehman College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.

He is a ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and currently trains NYC Models such as Rafaelly Xavier, Gabriela Lima, Felipe Santos, Key Maisonet, Valerie Klein, Katy Corella, Nanette Orellana & more. Steve specializes in Strength & Conditioning as well as Weight Management.

He also offers a 12 Week Transformation Program! Here's what he has to say on this program:

Every program is designed differently but all serve the same purpose, To take your fitness journey to new heights! I frequently get asked “what if I'm Vegan or Vegetarian”. My response is always the same. “It doesn't matter”... Each program I create for a client is Tailored to that Individual. What does the 12 Week Transformation Program consists of? Each Program contains a comprehensively structured Workout, Cardio & Nutrition Regimen. Ranging from & not limited to achieving Goals such as (Getting Lean, Building Muscle, Boosting Performance or Overall Health).

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