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COACHES

Dustin Hassard

Head Coach & Owner

Dustin Hassard is a nationally-certified strength and fitness coach with multiple certifications in TRX, Functional Movement, Bodyweight Training, Kettlebells, Olympic Weightlifting, and more.

As important as the workouts themselves, Dustin coaches people to form habits that fit their lifestyle and allow fitness to be consistent, sustainable, and enjoyable for the long-term.

His endless passion for fitness education grows daily along with his desire to share his knowledge. His mission is to teach everyone about the benefits of strength training and the proper technique needed to ensure safety and results. Dustin takes a zero-compromise approach to form and movement quality.

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Lindsey K. Yacobush

Coach & Nutrition Director

A modem dancer turned personal trainer & fitness enthusiast!

I first began personal training in New York quickly after I graduated Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in dance performance. As my training career grew, I found myself more eager to be in the gym than in the dance studio. At that realization, I hung up my “dancing shoes” and I fell face first into fitness.

Over the years, my clients’ successes, lives, & stories have enriched & positively challenged my role as a trainer. Watching them struggle and grow in and outside the gym has been my main inspiration for LKYfit, adopting multiple aspects of health, wellness, and fitness to ease with the stresses & tribulations of everyday life.

Along with fitness, cooking has always been a huge passion of mine. Sharing health conscious recipes and preaching the “eat real food” mantra comes second to my training. It’s no mystery that exercise and nutrition go hand in hand; I coach on both these topics to create an overall healthier and fruitful lifestyle.

When I’m not in the gym you can find me perusing the goods at the local farmer’s market, chasing down a cat to pet, preparing my next delicious dish in my kitchen, or harvesting my imaginary garden in Brooklyn.

To get all the “juicy” details about Lindsey's life, check out her blog hart & garnet!

Credentials

  • BFA Dance Performance - Marymount Manhattan College
  • NCSF Certified Personal Trainer - National Council on Strength & Fitness
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 - Precision Nutrition
  • Kettlebell Level 1 Training - Kettlebell Athletics
  • Pre & Post-Natal Training - Annette Lang
  • CrossFit Athlete
  • Equinox Fitness Training Institute
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Martin Rooney

TFW Founder

Martin Rooney is an internationally recognized pioneer of strength and conditioning for the martial arts. He holds a Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Furman University.
Martin was a four-time All Conference, and four-time MVP performer in Track and Field at Furman and a member of the United States Bobsled team from 1995-1997, 2000. Following his exposure to MMA in the mid 1990s, Martin began training with Renzo Gracie and started training fighters shortly afterward. Since the foundation of the TFW system, Martin has traveled around the world to train, compete, and conduct seminars and help prepare world class athletes for competition. Martin has been the martial arts consultant to the NY Giants and the NY Jets for over 5 years and a coach on the IFL World Team Champion New York Pitbulls. Martin is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under UFC fighter Ricardo Almeida and a black belt in Kodokan Judo under Olympian Teimoc Johnston-Ono.

Martin has lectured for the American College of Sports Medicine, the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, the Finnish Coaches Association, American Fitness Professionals and Associates, Perform Better and has been commissioned by Nike to run speed testing camps at a number of major universities. Martin has also presented for numerous companies on leadership and teamwork including Fortune 500 companies such as Marriot International and Hasbro.

Martin has been featured on ESPN, ESPN2, Spike TV, Sports New York, Fox Sports Net, Fox Fight Game, the NFL Network, HDnet, NBC.com, Bodybuilding.com, tmuscle.com and in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, The Sporting News, Stack Magazine, FIGHT!, Fight Sport, Fighters Only, Grappling and Sports Illustrated for Kids.

He has written seven books called “Rooney’s Rules”, “Train to Win”, “Success Patterns”, “The Team Renzo Gracie Workout”, “Training for Warriors”, “Warrior Cardio” and “Ultimate Warrior Workouts”, the latter three published by HarperCollins. Martin is also on the editorial council of Brazil’s Gracie Magazine and a regular contributor to Men’s Health and FIGHT!.

In addition to training many world champion martial artists, Martin has also been a speed and conditioning consultant to the New York Giants, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona State University, University of Alabama, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, Montana State University as well as other athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA and numerous top Division I colleges across the country. He has also trained numerous Olympians including one gold, four silver medalists, and one US Olympic Trials champion. His TFW system has also been implemented by the Army Rangers and Army Airborne Division.

As a partner with the Parisi Speed School, he has also developed one of the top NFL Combine training programs in the country producing the fastest athlete at the 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006 NFL Combine and first place finishers at ten different positions, including five all-time records. 130 athletes Martin has trained have been drafted to the NFL including the #2 pick overall Chris Long in 2008.

Now Martin’s mission is to spread the TFW System around the world to help any person to Bring Out The Warrior Within.

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