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 in digital advertising, 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: Caro by Bad Bunny

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

Erin Wheatley, Head Yoga Instructor

About: As a Cranford native, Erin grew up with a very active lifestyle and always loved exercising as a tool to serve her mind and body. After years of running and various injuries, she turned to yoga to energize her body in a new way. After falling in love with this practice that had such a powerful effect on her, she completed her 200 Hour RYT training. She believes that yoga is for everyone and that we all have the potential to grow in this practice.

Certifications/Credentials: RYT 200, LMSW

Specialties: Yoga for Mental Wellness

Favorite Pose: Wheel

Favorite Power Yoga Song: The Rising by Bruce Springsteen