Ben Glassman received his Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Personal Training certification in 2011.
Ben's career pursuit is built out of a lifetime of athletic competition. A former high school tennis star and triathlete, there is no sport in which he will not attempt to excel.
Ben’s personal training philosophy is developed from his study and practice of Pilates, bringing a mind-body connection to every work out. Whether it’s gaining muscle, losing weight, recovering from an injury, or general fitness, Ben will work with you to develop the right approach and lead you on your way to a better body.
A licensed Coast Guard captain and avid sailor, his love of the ocean is equaled by his passion for fitness.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Connecticut, Ben has always considered New York home.
Bethany has fostered a love of fitness for many years, and has been teaching throughout Brooklyn and NYC. She is active in the fitness, running community, as well as outdoor cycling.
Bethany specializes in Indoor Cycling, Group Fitness, Pilates and Yoga. She fosters the belief that fitness is a complete experience that begins with nurturing the body, mind and spirit.
Bethany is an active competitor in the bikini division of the National Physique Committee (NPC) and is working towards a bodybuilding pro card.
Jennifer Owens Phillip has been described as an energizer bunny in the numerous gym classes she teaches a week. She has always been an active person but a few years ago realized that her passion is in group fitness. She enjoys the encouragement and excitement that occurs in a group fitness class. She does not discriminate and loves classes of all types. The more energetic the better!
Realizing her love of fitness, she obtained her AFAA Group Fitness certification and her Spinning certification. She also obtained her fitness instructor certification from Hunter College’s fitness instruction program. She currently teaches Spin, HIIT, Boot Camp and Body Sculpting.
Hello everyone, my name is Sean Greene. I've been in the fitness field for over 15 years as a Fitness Trainer and Instructor. I got into this profession because I'm passionate about helping others find happiness in life and feel great about themselves. That involves helping others see and experience what their bodies are capable of with just enough hard work.
Getting into fitness for me was a life changing experience. It helped me mentally and physically. I became strong, flexible, energetic and the best of all...healthy! I didn't want to be selfish and experience this just for myself but also for others around me. I have a heart for people who really want to get in shape but don't have the motivation or are clueless on what to do. That being said, I decided to put on my cape to save people who are lost in the dark when it comes to fitness.
Through my years I've experienced the changes I made in people's lives and boy it's one of the best feelings ever. I even inspired others to become instructors just by attending my classes because of my positive and exciting energy. Seeing I have that type of impact makes me love what I do even more and realize my purpose here is to change lives for the better.
Terrell is a former collegiate and professional European basketball player turned personal trainer. He received is Personal Trainer certification from National Council on Strength and Fitness.
Growing up he dealt with obesity and got into the fitness industry to help others reach their fitness and health goals.
Terrell likes to keep my workouts upbeat and current, no two workouts will be the same. He incorporates multiple body parts into each set of exercises. Terrell's Athletes Workout is inspired by the same training methods he's used for both amateur and professional athletes.
Victor Reyes is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association(NSCA) and certified through Precision Nutrition for nutritional counseling.
Victor's training focuses on weight loss, strength training and sports performance.
Victor also has speciality certifications in kettlebells, sandbags, and TRX suspension trainer.
Victor believes in working hard and having fun on the journey towards your results and goals.
Julia Arenson has been practicing Hatha yoga since childhood and has been a certified yoga instructor for 21 years.
She was raised in a family of yoga teachers and practitioners and was first certified through the Sivananda Vendanta tradition in 1997. She is also certified in “Anatomy and Breath-centered yoga” through Leslie Kaminoff of The Breathing Project, prenatal yoga through Janice Clarfield and Mommy and Me” yoga through Baby Om. She is a DONA-trained post-partum doula and specializes in prenatal yoga and Parent-Baby and kids yoga.
Her ever-evolving practice has also been inspired and influenced by the strong alignment principles of Iyengar and Anusara as well as the flowing Vinyasa style of Jivamukti yoga. Julia has had extensive experience in teaching diverse populations, body-types and levels. She has taught movement and Hatha yoga to people of all ages and body types including the injured and elderly.
Julia's classes are flowing, engaging, compassionate and restorative with an emphasis on proper alignment and the yogic principle of seeking both stability and ease within each posture.
She lives in Brooklyn with her 11 year old son. She is also a dancer.
I'm a former worry wart turned Yogini …now a peaceful warrior seeking deliberate stillness, peaceful edges and freedom to shine from the inside out.
I'm originally from Niagara Falls, NY. My Bhakti (devotion) at that time was at the Falls and my serenity was the Niagara Gorge. My connection to yoga started when I was 13 years old. I would stand on my head and talk on the phone … I didn't even know it was yoga … I just knew it felt right.
More recently, I followed my love and moved to NYC in 2003 and after six years of searching to find my peace, I finally found myself at Sonic Yoga where I completed my 200 Hour certification with Lauren Hanna, Johanna Aldrich & Will Duprey. Now laughing at myself and finding myself happy and free I joined the Shiva Rea tribe working on my advanced certification in the 500 hour Prana Flow program.
The child in me is silly and laughs and plays with our yoga practice, the Kapha in me enjoys melting and surrendering to the earth and the New Yorker I've become craves peace from the everyday hustle.