After a long career as a research scientist, Yusuf followed his passion for athlete-based training to become a personal trainer and instructor. A native New Yorker and former collegiate-level Track and Basketball athlete, Yusuf still loves to compete in road races, play football recreationally, and have fun with a basketball. A NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Yusuf has been the 5-year Head Coach of an HS Track & Field team that has produced national elite level runners. He believes in the transformative and psychologically-liberating power of physical fitness. You can always expect quality training session that build you up in a high energy and fun atmosphere.