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Paul Hafner

Owner & Head Coach

Favorite Quote

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

Coaching 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.

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.”


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

  • 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
Staten Island, NY
A place where I can be successful achieving my goals
Single Leg Dead Lift
Educating myself for the next adventure in life, spending time with family and friends and traveling.
My father. He never quit under any circumstances and taught me I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
Pizza.. Pizza.. Pizza and maybe some more PIZZA
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.

Carolyn Card


Favorite Quote

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

Ellie Lomauro



  • Personal Trainer
  • Pink Ribbon Program Certified
  • Cancer Exercise Specialist
Neptune, raised on LBI (Long Beach Island)
Rotational Split Press

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Baseball, Hanging out with my family.

My boys, they make me want to be a better Mom and person every day.
Almond Butter, Guacamole
Aquaman, because I love the ocean, and he hangs out with turtles.

Lakewood NJ

Rotational Split Press

Spend time with my daughters and granddaughter

My parents, they are both hard working, honest, supportive people, who have always given and guided all their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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!


Lori Ann Pascarella



  • NASM Personal Trainer Certification

Frank Kellogg



  • AAAI-ISMA Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer

Favorite Quote

“Don’t think, feel.” – Bruce Lee
Plainfield, NJ
I appreciate being able to learn about everyones unique walk of life. Everyone is at a different level with their fitness, but we always encourage progress. Love seeing progress in the transitional fitness program.
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • 6 years of yoga experience
  • Other martial arts & self-defense including: Krav Maga, Brazilian Jujitsu, Kickboxing, and others.
  • Obstacle Course Racer
Roundhouse Kicks & Rotational Split Presses
Anything that doesn’t get me swole.

I run self-defense seminars at colleges, fitness studios, and yoga studios on occasion. I speak occasionally to high school and college students about the “real world” and business. I like to hike through the pinelands and north jersey whenever possible. I workout frequently and research new training methods. Enjoy life with family and friends as well!

My martial arts instructors because they have been dedicated to their craft for a long-time. They’ve chosen their path and stayed with it, through good times and tough times.

Cereal, lots of cereal!

Goku… He can fly, shoot fireballs out his hands, and is super strong. But is super open-minded and will meet any challenge no matter what. Also eats like a beast.

Robin Morris is a Jersey Shore native who started training with kettlebells in 2011 as a means to cope with personal stress and body image anxiety. Having been a competitive tennis player her whole life, seeking solitude through physical means felt natural to her. From day one she became humbled and hooked. She learned to listen to her body, and how proper nutrition and nourishment can greatly enhance or inhibit physical performance. Robin began coaching with the mission of building confidence, good movement, and strength in every client she works with. She believes that all strength and mobility training should be treated like a skill- with practice and patience!

Point Pleasant, NJ
Trident is a place that fosters growth. Whether you’re growing knowledge, growing STRENGTH, growing confidence, growing as a person- it’s all about growth!
That’s a hard one. Because I know that the exercises I hate the most are the ones that I need the most. I do hate mountain climbers very much, though.

When I’m not coaching at the gym I’m training at the gym! I also am a huge yoga lover. And I cook a lot. And I read a lot. Basically I am a big nerd.

Serena Williams. She is my spirit animal who defines discipline and shows the power of will power.
I just love craft beer and chips and guacamole so much.
Spiderman. I want to know what it’s like to be able to scale a wall. That’s pretty much the only reason.

Robin Morris



  • Certified as an FRC Mobility Specialist
  • Certified SFG Level 1 kettlebell Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach