Meet the Trainers

MARK FISHER

Ninja Master, Co-CEO, “The Franchise”

Hometown: Barnegat, NJ

Patronus: Anthony Bourdain

Fitness Cred: NASM-CPT, FMS, HKC, KFC

Favorite Thing About MFF: People pursuing personal excellence via kindness, discipline, and silliness.

Quick FIT TIP: Do shit you like! There are lots of ways to be healthy and hot. Find something you genuinely enjoy, because it’s the only thing you’ll do sustainably.

Jen Bullock

Fitness Director / Jenerys, Mother of Unicorns

Hometown: New York City

Patronus: The Orca: like a dolphin but edgier

Fitness Credentials: ACE, NCSF, DVRT, HKC, FMS, TRX

Quick Health & Hotness Tip: Do something every day that supports your health and hotness. Some days it’s a PR, other days it’s drinking a glass of water.

Favorite Thing About MFF: The constant learning and self-improvement

Here’s a Little More About Jen: Outside of the Clubhouse, my most important job is being a mom to my 2 year old daughter, Brooklyn. She has taught me new levels of compassion as well as the importance of being present and ready for action. I bring these skills with me everywhere.

harold gibbons

Ninja Trainer, The Steward of Strength

Hometown: Oceanside, NY

Patronus: Oooh, a Thestral from Harry Potter. Or Shadowfax from Lord of the Rings? Or possibly a grizzly bear, if we’re being realistic.

Fitness Credentials: B.S., CSCS, NSCA-CPT, WGAF-TNTP

Favorite Thing About MFF: MFF is the meta safe space. We create opportunity for growth for each and every Ninja and Team member, and the personal development that we each practice each day helps each and every one of us grow as people while nailing our fitness goals. Best life for sure!

Quick FIT TIP: All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

Pup Bader Ginsburg

Ninja Trainer, Dissenter-in-Chief

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Patronus: An elegant lace jabot

Fitness Credentials: BA, JD

Favorite Thing About MFF: The commitment to continued progress and evolving with the times.

Quick FIT TIP: The most important thing is to show up! Even when I’m working all night on a case doing my best to save the free world, I always make time for my workouts. You can too!

geoff hemingway

Ninja Trainer, Mr. Wonderful, Nutrition Coach

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Patronus: A handsome sea otter

Fitness Credentials: NASM CPT, SFG Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor, CFSC, TRX

Favorite Thing About MFF: The community. New York is a tough city, and I love we have a group of like minded individuals, who meet in the center of the city and practice strength. We hold each other up when we are down, and we cheer each other on as we grow.

Quick FIT TIP: Find something active you love to do, and do it EVERY DAY.

Mallory HewEll

Ninja Trainer, Mealprep Maven

Hometown: Port St. John, Florida

Patronus: Elephant

Fitness Credentials: CFSC, FMS, NASM, Pn1, Animal Flow (in progress)

Quick Health & Hotness Tip: Trust the process.

Favorite Thing About MFF: The opportunity/encouragement to get better and the permission to be exactly where you are.

Here’s a Little More About Mallory: I discovered my love for fitness while on tour and getting to visit different gyms around the US. What began as an infatuation turned into a career change and here I am today! I love helping people step outside their comfort zones and watching them do things that once seemed impossible. A day in my best life would include: A twerk contest to a remix of “Hedwig’s Theme” where the top prize is a lifetime supply of bacon.

kyle jackson-Langworthy

Ninja Trainer, The Beast

Hometown: Garner, NC

Patronus: Batman

Fitness Credentials: CSCS, FRC-ms, CES, PES, HKC, KBC. Currently pursuing a PRT through the Postural Restoration Institute.

Favorite Thing About MFF: The tribe, the Ninja Army, the spirit of the greatest community of people in the world!

Quick FIT TIP: Your mind is your greatest asset for change. Change it, change your world.

molly jackson

Ninja Trainer, Molly Electro

Hometown: Somerville, MA

Patronus: Robyn

Fitness Credentials: NASM CPT, AFAA GroupEx

Quick Health & Hotness Tip: Stop giving f*cks about how others view you. Do you. Go hard. Be a warrior. Be a badass.

Favorite Thing About MFF: That it’s a group of super intelligent people who love to let their freak flags fly.

Here’s a Little More About Molly: Born and raised in Boston, went to school in Philly for dance and stayed there for 8 years, then came to NYC 5 years ago to see what this city could offer me. I’m still an active dancer, primarily video work and gogo dancing (haay). I started my fitness career as a cardio dance instructor and a few years ago, became obsessed with functional training, smashing heavy stuff and crawling around like an animal. Now I’m a trainer, teach a variety of classes (spin, cardio, HIIT) and partner with various organizations as a dance fitness teacher.

Tim landicho

Ninja Trainer, The Party Animal

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Patronus: Panda. I love to eat. I love to sleep. Repeat. (The inflatable T-Rex meme is a very close second choice.)

Fitness Credentials: CSCS, CES

Quick FitTip: Consistency > Intensity. Doing something (anything, really, to inch you towards your health and hotness goals) beats doing nothing at all when you can’t achieve “perfect.” Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. Sustainability is king.

Favorite Thing About MFF: The commitment to making this a place and community where anyone and everyone can find a seat at the cool kids’ table.

rog Law

Ninja Trainer, Hugasaurus Flex

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Patronus: Nancy Newell

Fitness Credentials: NSCA – CSCS

Quick FitTip: Do something today – no matter how small – that your future self would be proud of. Focus on just the tip and, before you know it, the whole thing is in.

Favorite Thing About MFF: The infectious positive attitude

Lindsey Mader

lindsey Mader

Ninja Trainer, The ABdominator

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Patronus: Cera the Triceratops from The Land Before Time

Fitness Credentials: NASM CPT (soon to be HKC certified as well!!)

Quick Health & Hotness Tip: It starts in your noggin! Think healthy positive thoughts. If you think it, you can do it.

Favorite Thing About MFF: The unique and awesome experience of being with extraordinary humans who dedicate time out of their day to surround themselves with the weird, wild, and extreme badassery of Ninja training. 

Here’s a Little More About Lindsey: I found my love of fitness after moving to NYC and learning and struggling with how to live a healthy happy life in such a wild city. I found that strength training not only made my physical body feel better and stronger, but my emotional and mental well-being followed suit. I love having the opportunity to share that journey, that daily 1% betterment, with other humans.

laura MÅrtensson

Ninja Trainer, The Kettle Belle

Hometown: Watertown, NY

Patronus: Gazelle

Fitness Credentials: NASM, SFG, CFSC, Animal Flow

Favorite Thing About MFF: The incredible community. The Ninja Army!

Quick FIT TIP: Show up and have fun!

Sam Strasfeld

Ninja Trainer, Kaizen Padawan, Nutrition Coach

Unicorn Name / MFF Title: Kaizen Padawan

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Patronus: Wolverine (5’3″ version) / Luke Skywalker

Fitness Credentials: NASM-CPT, RKC, PN1

Quick Health & Hotness Tip: Show up. Do things that make you uncomfortable. Embrace challenges and obstacles, they look so much better from the other side. And breathe! Breathing is underrated.

Favorite Thing About MFF: The NINJAS!!! Learning something new every day. The TRUE scalability of every workout. You truly run your own race here (but you always seem to go a little faster than you thought you could, right?).

Here’s a Little More About Sam: I’ve been studying and teaching movement in various forms for over 20 years but it wasn’t until I joined the Enchanted Ninja Clubhouse of Glory and Dreams that I realized what I’d been missing! It started me on a journey to get my NASM-CPT, PN1, RKC and soon my TRX certifications. So happy to be here learning from the other trainers AND Ninjas!!! Sometimes I also perform on Broadway.

AMANDA TING

Ninja Trainer, Twerk Team Captain

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Patronus: Trina the Baddest

Fitness Credentials: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Favorite Thing About MFF: My favorite thing about MFF is the dedication the Ninjas have to the community!

Quick FIT TIP: Give 100% of what you can every day! And twerking is an acceptable and preferred form of cardio.

AMANDA WHEELER

Ninja Trainer, The Original Scissor Sister of Strength

Hometown: North Branch, MI

Patronus: War dog

Fitness Credentials: C.S.C.S.

Favorite Thing About MFF: The community.

Quick FIT TIP: Small habits compound exponentially over time. Doing the little things, consistently, will put you on the path to your healthiest and hottest self.

BRITTA WHITTENBERG-KAsPRZAK

Ninja Trainer, Velociplanktor, Nutrition Coach

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Patronus: Dolphin / Meerkat

Fitness Credentials: NASM-CPT, PN1 (in the making)

Quick Health & Hotness Tip: Go outside. Move in some way every day. Eat right. Sleep tight. Think good thoughts! Okay, so that was several tips.

Favorite Thing About MFF: MFF creates a tribe where everyone is free to be their weird ass self and feel empowered through movement!

Here’s a Little More About Britta: I have a burning passion for physical and mental health. My husband and I are total foodies. I love learning something from everyone I meet. I believe that if we all embrace our true weirdness, we will save the world.

CHRIS CROWTHERS

Part-Time Ninja Trainer, Master of the Universe

Hometown: Hamilton, OH

Patronus: Flamingo! Pink and they stand in passé!

Fitness Credentials: AFAA Group Fitness

Favorite Thing About MFF: Who doesn’t want to walk out the doors feeling like superhero and where else is YAAAAS, showtunes, and twerking a regular thing!?!?!

Quick FIT TIP: Plan, plan, plan….and most importantly HAVE FUN!

miguel Alemar

Nutrition Coach, El Capitan

Hometown: New York City

Patronus: Ellen Ripley

Fitness Credentials: BSc Hons, ACSM-CPT, PICP2, CPPS, PN L2, FMS 2, HKC, ABC, 123

Quick Health & Hotness Tip: The crappiest exercise program done consistently will always yield superior results when compared to sporadic efforts. You will be surprised how far you can get just by “showing up.”

Favorite Thing About MFF: The staff has this inclusive energy that makes you feel welcome, it’s something I have consistently felt anytime I have met anyone from MFF. The community and genuine love for one another shows and is really infectious. Fellow sailor mouths are welcomed with open arms, I found my tribe!

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