Meet The Team

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Kate Georgiadis

General Manager

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Kate has been in the fitness Industry for more than 10 years. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and obtains a Masters Degree in Specials Education. She is a professional Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Player. She is working with a range of individuals from youth to the elderly. Her experience working with athletes (volleyball, basketball, soccer, tennis players) and children with disabilities has helped her develop the training methodology she brings to working with general population clientele.

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James Lafaro

Co founder of Hype Gym

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James is a NASM certified, Tier 3 Elite Master Trainer with over 20 years of experience. His expertise ranges from kettle bell training, speed and conditioning, Olympic lifting, pre and post-natal care, weight loss and body sculpting. James specializes in developing customized programs for individuals to achieved and succeed with their fitness goals. He has developed programs for everyone from athletes to first time gym goers. James focuses on injury prevention, measurable improvements and results.

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Dr. Pat Davidson

Director of Education

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Pat Davidson, Ph.D, is an exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and traveling lecturer. Pat started out in the fitness world as an athlete who was looking to find any training and nutrition tool possible to make him the best he could possibly be at sports. This passion for training knowledge ultimately led Pat to pursuing a Master’s in Science in Strength and Conditioning, and a Ph.D in Exercise Physiology. Pat has worked as a Professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College and Brooklyn College, along with being the Director of Continuing Education and Training Methodology at Peak Performance in NYC.  Pat was a competitive baseball athlete as well as a nationally ranked strongman competitor.  He currently regarded as the leader in biomechanics based training and lectures all over the globe on the topic.

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Ben Yanes

Coach

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Ben is a personal trainer and powerlifting coach who began his career in the fitness industry coaching collegiate athletes at Gettysburg College in PA, where he earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences. Ben specializes in human anatomy and biomechanics and mentors individuals in learning how the body moves. Ben currently works with over 40 strength athletes through online coaching and consulting and plans to create an online mentorship program to teach advanced biomechanics to individuals worldwide. 

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Anya Rosen

Nutritionist

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Anya is finishing her M.S. in Clinical Nutrition at NYU, and she’s on track to becoming a Registered Dietitian. Anya completed her B.A. in Math and Computer Science at Dartmouth College. She initially worked in tech and management consulting while independently studying nutrition and fitness. Today, she’s a Certified Dietitian Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and a Registered Yoga Teacher. Anya has helped clients optimize their diet in order to build muscle, lose fat, and improve everyday functioning.

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Danielle Decker

Licensed Massage Therapist

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Danielle is an LMT and new grad RN, dedicated to using her professional skills and divine gifts to empower others to take charge of the regenerative side of their health. She is trained to help clients achieve a higher level of performance, wellness and living by coordinating care between clients, their trainers and other healthcare practitioners. By combining manual therapy with movement and training techniques, she hopes to  evolve therapy and training into a new hybrid of whole body care and performance. Danielle offers a customized manual therapy treatment catered directly to the client’s requests and needs based off of physical history, training goals, postural assessment and orthopedic special tests. Each treatment consists of a blend of modalities including myofascial release, stretching, trigger point therapy, sports and deep tissue massage to help relieve built up tension and correct imbalances in the body so you can feel and perform better.