Meet the Trainers

MARK FISHER

Ninja Master, Co-CEO, “The Franchise”

Hometown: Barnegat, NJ

Patronus: Brian Patrick Murphy

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.

aYSE Billi

Ninja Trainer, Queen Quadzilla

Hometown: West Babylon, Long Island, NY

Patronus: The Phoenix Dragon

Fitness Credentials: NASM CPT, B.S. in Fitness Development

Quick FitTip: It is not necessarily the smoothest trip and mess-ups do not define you or your success potential. All you have to do is keep going, keep learning, and believe!

Favorite Thing About MFF: The unwavering love and support through community

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.

geoff hemingway

Ninja Trainer, Mr. Wonderful

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.

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.

staci Jackson-langworthy

Ninja Trainer, Duchess of Nutrition

Hometown: Clearwater, FL

Patronus: A mermaid

Fitness Credentials: FMS I & II, HKC, NASM, and ACE Group Fitness.

Favorite Thing About MFF: I LOVE that MFF is a tribe, a supportive community of incredible people that are actively creating their best life day by day by exploring what it means to be authentic, vulnerable, playful and strong all while getting 1% better.

Quick FIT TIP: Find joy in the whole process; embrace the baby steps, the triumphs, and the mistakes because they are all part of getting 1% better while on the journey of creating your health and hotness.

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

 

michael Littig

Ninja Trainer, Jesus of Unicorpia

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Patronus: Anthony Bourdain

Fitness Credentials: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, HKC, FMS, and a Fulbright Scholar

Favorite Thing About MFF: MFF is more than a gym, it’s a Grand Unicorn Experiment. It’s a genuine brother/sisterhood where we challenge each other to be better humans, change the world, and defy gravity together. <cue epic Wicked music>

Quick FIT TIP: Just show up. Stop over thinking everything and just show up. Just show up and it will be worth it.

laura MÅrtensson

Ninja Trainer, Hell’s Kitchen Fitness Manager, 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!

brian Patrick Murphy

Ninja Trainer, Sales Manager, The Minister of Belief

Hometown: Marion, IL / Oxford, MS

Patronus: I AM a Labrador puppy dog

Fitness Credentials: SFG

Favorite Thing About MFF: The community. The tribe. The humans that look into each others eyes and see each other.

Quick FIT TIP: Show up. Every single other thing comes after showing up.

AMANDA TING

Ninja Trainer, Bowery Fitness Manager, 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

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.

miguel Alemar

Part-Time Ninja Trainer, 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!

molly jackson

Ninja Trainer-in-Residence, Molly Electro

Unicorn Name / MFF Title: 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.

Sam Strasfeld

Ninja Trainer-in-Residence, Kaizen Padawan

Unicorn Name / MFF Title: Kaizen Padawan

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

Fitness Credentials: NASM-CPT, PN1 (in progress)

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(in progress), and soon my RKC and TRX certifications. So happy to be here learning from the other trainers AND Ninjas!!! Sometimes I also perform on Broadway.

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