Paul Hafner

Owner & Head Coach


  • StrongFirst II
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach
  • Underground Strength Coach
  • FMS (Functional Movement Screening)
  • PT Instructor, Personal Trainer
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
  • IYCA Youth Nutrition Level 1
  • High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist


Physical Training Instructor for over 20 years (Police Recruits)
Mixed Martial Arts training over 12 years
Kettlebell Instructor over 7 years
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

Coaches Aspirations

I am always looking to acquire knowledge that I can pass on to my fellow instructors and students. It is my goal to make training with us an enjoyable, rewarding and challenging experience.

Favorite Quote

“A life without strength is a sorry proposition at best,” – Bernard McFadden.

Best Advice to Members

“Consistency is the key to success. There will always be peaks and valleys in your training. Stay consistent and you won’t have to struggle to find your way back.”

Carolyn Card


About Me:

Born In? Staten Island, NY

What Does The Trident Culture Mean To You? A place where I can be successful achieving my goals

What Is Your Favorite Exercise? Single Leg Dead Lift

Least Favorite Exercise? Knee Complex 

What do you do when you are not coaching at the gym? Educating myself for the next adventure in life, spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Who Do You Look Up To? Why? My father.  He never quit under any circumstances and taught me I can achieve anything I put my mind to.

Guilty Indulgence? Pizza.. Pizza.. Pizza and maybe some more PIZZA

If you could be a superhero who would it be? Why? Ironman (woman), love the shield of armor and the technology behind the suit.  I would also like to fly and to be known as one of the smartest people on the planet.

Favorite Quote

Excuses don’t explain and explaining doesn’t excuse.

Ellie Lomauro


About Me:

Born In? Neptune, raised on LBI (Long Beach Island)

What Does The Trident Culture Mean To You? Family, Support,Success

What Is Your Favorite Exercise? TGU

Least Favorite Exercise? Rotational Split Press

What do you do when you are not coaching at the gym? Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Baseball, Hanging out with my family.

Who Do You Look Up To? Why? My boys, they make me want to be a better Mom and person every day.

Guilty Indulgence? Almond Butter, Guacamole

If you could be a superhero who would it be? Why? Aquaman, because I love the ocean, and he hangs out with turtles.


Kettlebell Instructor since January 2014
Over 4 years experience as the Movement and Music Instructor at Manahawkin Methodist Preschool
Over 8 years experience as a Manager at Extreme Gymnastics School
Over 2 years experience as the Preschool Gymnastics Director – Extreme Gymnastics

Coaches Aspirations

I want to make kettlebell training available to everyone. My goal is to take the intimidation factor away from this type of training so that everyone can achieve their own level of success. Kettlebell training has been the most complete and effective type of training that I have ever participated in and I want to share my experience with others.

Favorite Quote

“Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.”

Best Advice to Members

Start small and stay consistent. Set goals that are reasonable and then move on to bigger goals. Most importantly; if you mess up, forgive yourself and start again.

Pablo Matos

Sports Performance Coach

About Me:

Born In? Puerto Rico

What Does The Trident Culture Mean To You? It means being part of more than a gym. It’s being part of a family that allows you to be yourself and invests in you, so that you can reach your maximum potential!

What Is Your Favorite Exercise? The Deadlift!

Least Favorite Exercise? I’d have to say burpees… Yea definitely burpees

What do you do when you are not coaching at the gym? Aside from coaching, I enjoy watching movies, surfing, and deadlifting.

Who Do You Look Up To?  Why? Tony Gentilcore. Aside from being one of the funniest coaches out there. He’s also one of the most respected coaches in the industry and one of the first coaches I was exposed to when I first started.

Guilty Indulgence? Austin Powers movies. I can’t get enough of them!

If you could be a superhero who would it be?  Why? Batman, because he doesn’t need anything to fight crime but his fists and his really cool batmobile and gadgets. That, plus he’s a billionaire.


Maplezone Sports Institute, Garnett Valley, PA.

University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

The Training Room, Garnett Valley, PA.

Coaches Aspirations

Prior to working at Trident Fitness and Performance, Pablo was also fortunate to work under Rob Rabena, an Eric Cressey intern and Director of Sports Performance at Maplezone Sports Institute in Garnet Valley, PA. During his time with Rob, Pablo was able to work with athletes from the youth all the way to the professional level. In his internship, Pablo learned that the goal of training is to optimize movement and function while improving overall performance. Pablo continues to study and learn from the top coaches in the industry.

Victoria Bruschi


About Me:

Born in? Sellersville, PA

What Does The Trident Culture Mean To You? I wake up everyday looking forward to getting back to Trident to train/coach, with people who I truly enjoy being around. We leave our problems at the door and focus on our goals! Weight loss, health, strength to name a few. Fellow coaches and students have become an extended family to me, helping to give me support to continue to become the best version of myself.

What Is Your Favorite Exercise? Hack squat

Least Favorite Exercise? Rotational split press

What do you do when you are not coaching at the gym? I have a wonderful husband and 2 amazing little boys in which I spend most of my time with. We enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and try to live a healthy lifestyle.

Who Do You Look Up To? Why? I look up to my Trident coaches, they have all equally affected me in different ways. I cannot thank them enough. They have helped me improve my life in so many ways. Outside of Trident, I would say the person I looked up to the most from a young age was my Grandfather. He was the strongest, most hard working, generous man I have ever known. If I am half the person he was, I could feel accomplished. I have always hoped and strived to be someone he would be proud of.

Guilty Indulgence? Pizza and/or chocolate covered bacon

If you could be a superhero who would it be? Why? I would be Ironman, or Ironwoman😉! He had to use the resources he had available to him to create and become Ironman, and continues to use experience and resources to become stronger and more versatile.




















Lori Ann Pascarella


About Me:

Born in: Lakewood, NJ (Raised in Manahawkin)

What does the Trident culture mean to you? Family, Friends, Fun

What is your favorite exercise? Renegade Rows

Least Favorite exercise? Rotational Split Press

What do you do when you are not coaching at the gym? Spend time with my daughters and granddaughter.

Who do you look up to? Why? My parents, they are both hard working, honest, supportive people, who have always given and guided all their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Guilty Indulgence? Wine

If you could be a superhero who would it be? Why? Wonder Woman

She is an Amazon princess, she has superhuman strength, speed, stamina, reflexes and agility. And she has amazing accessories like her truth lasso, indestructible bracelets, tiara and cant forget about her awesome boots!

Experience: ISSA Personal Training Certification