Ben Ilaria, Founder & Head Strength Coach

About: Ben has an extensive background in personal training, from years of privately training college students, to training people of all ages at luxury gym, Equinox. Ben has dedicated much of his time as a strength coach to help refine people’s form and technique to ensure he is keeping you safe while exercising. He also works as an Account Executive at a digital advertising agency, and hosts a weekly podcast called “Can We Talk About This?”

Certifications/Credentials: Certified Personal Trainer & Strength Coach (National Council on Strength & Fitness), Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Specialties: Functional Training for General Fitness, Postural Health, Mobility Training, Sports Performance: Golf/Tennis/Baseball, Functional Independence for Older Populations, Powerlifting

Favorite Exercise: Barbell Front Squat

Favorite Pump Up Song: Stir Fry by Migos

Paul Cassaro, Founder & Head Sports Coach

About: Paul lives and breathes sports and sports training. From state competition-level track athlete, to college rowing, to powerlifting and marathon running, Paul has not only developed himself into a well-rounded athlete, but has helped high-school track and field, football, and lacrosse athletes improve form and performance. Paul is also a 6th grade teacher in the Elizabeth School System.

Certifications/Credentials: Certified Personal Trainer & Strength Coach (National Council on Strength & Fitness), Adult Pediatric CPR

Specialties: Sports Performance: Track & Field/Rowing/Football/Basketball/Cross Country & Distance Running/Lacrosse, Functional Training for General Fitness, Powerlifting

Favorite Exercise: Rowing/Erg

Favorite Pump Up Song: Best of My Love by The Emotions