Our List of Instructors and Trainers (click picture to read more about instructor)
*All Instructors and Trainers are Independent Contractors
Ben Glassman
Personal Trainer

Certifications:

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Personal Trainer

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.

Jennifer Owens Phillip
Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Cycling

Certifications

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer

Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Exercise Certification, Mad Dog Certified Spin Instructor

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.

Jon Gluckner
Cycling Instructor

Jon was born in Ohio. He attended Kent State University for musical theater, and has been performing professionally on and off for 12 years regionally, off-Broadway, and on cruise ships.

He's currently part of NYC3, a boy band that performs as a headlining Guest Entertainer for Celebrity Cruises. Jon, an avid reader, has lived in NYC for eight years, and was recently certified to teach indoor cycling by the AFAA.

Performing and fitness (and Britney Spears) are Jon’s biggest passions and he cannot wait to mesh them together and share it with you all! He wants you to remember that his classes are for YOU, not for himself. All he asks is that you show up for yourselves, work hard, ask questions, but most of all, HAVE FUN!

Jon welcomes feedback from anyone taking his classes.

Sean Greene
Group Fitness Instructor, Core Training, Strength Conditioning, TRX

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 Ray
Personal Trainer

Certifications

National Council of Sports & Fitness (NCFS) Certified Personal Trainer

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
Personal Trainer

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.

Leah Cravenho
Yoga Instructor

Leah is a native Brooklynite and currently lives in the Columbia Street community. She completed her yoga teacher certification with Heatwise Studio.

Trained as a professional ballerina, Leah loves the art of dance. She centers her classes around feel-good jazz-inspired tunes; moving in tandem to the beat.

Leah balances a meditative, introspective practice with playful flows designed to gently challenge the body and the mind. Understanding that yoga is so much more than the physical practice, Leah brings her authentic self to class and strives to make every class an experience.

Leah invites all bodies, at all levels to move in a way that feels good.

Elite Fitness Studio

111 Union Street (at Columbia Street)
Carrol Gardens, Brooklyn 11231

Tel: 718 596 0006

Monday through Thursday:

5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Friday:

5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Weekends:

7:00 am - 7:00 pm