Instructor Bios

914 TRAINING CENTER INSTRUCTORS 

AN ELITE TEAM WITH TOP CERTIFICATIONS, AFFILIATIONS AND CRIDENTIALS TO GET YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
Sensei Greg Melia

Greg Melia (Partner)
Muay Thai & Krav Instructor  / Coach

Early Martial Arts Life
- Started his career in tradition martial arts (tae kwan do & Japanese jujitsu) at age 7
- First black belt at 14 - second black belt at 16 - third at 21 - fourth at 29 
- Started his Krav Maga training at 16
- Started his BJJ training at 17
- Started his Muay Thai training at 19
Teaching Career
- Started teaching kids at age 16
- Started teaching adults at age 18
- Certified Krav Maga Instructor at 18
- Won most inspiring instructor awards in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
- Won the KMWW fighting spirit award in 2007
- Founder/Head Coach of the Muay Thai Nation Fight Team
- Trained 8 champions since 2012
- Has taught programs in 5 different martial art styles and 3 different weapon styles Accomplishments 
- Has trained dozens of kids to the level of black belt
- Won numerous medals in BJJ tournaments
- Former Muay Thai champion at 155lbs.
- Has fought and won in Madison Square Garden
-Still an active Muay Thai/Kickboxing fighter with the most KO’s on the MTN Fight Team - Has one of the most winning fight teams in the state of New York
Adam Collarile

Adam Collarile
MMA & BJJ Instructor / Coach 

Early Martial Arts Life
- Started his Wrestling training in 2003
- Started his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training in 2008
- Started his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training in 2009
- Trained BJJ with BJ Penn in 2009-2015
- Trained and competed in MMA with BJ Penn from 2009-2015 
- Trained and competed under American Top Team in 2016
Teaching Career
- Started teaching adults at 22
- Started teaching kids at 25
- Co-founder of The Prodigy Wrestling Program in Hawaii
- Worked exclusively with the Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation
- Created his own Wrestling, BJJ and MMA programs for kids and adults 
- Trained dozens of competitive tournament grapplers to gold
Accomplishments
- All Section New York State Wrestling champion
- Undefeated armature MMA fighter
- Undefeated armature MMA champion
- Undefeated professional MMA fighter
- Defeated multiple top 10 fighters in the state of Hawaii in the first round
- Won expert level grappling tournaments
- Recognized and asked to compete in Invitation Only Pro BJJ Tournaments 

Dan White
Krav Maga & Kids Instructor 

Early Martial Arts Life
- Started his career in tradition Martial Arts (Karate) at age 7
- First black belt at age 12 - second black belt at age 20
- Started training Krav Maga at 14
- Started training Muay Thai at age 19
- Started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at age 19
- Trained and competed under top schools such as CSA, Easton gym and Gracie AC. 
Teaching Career
- Started teaching kids at 19
- Started teaching adults at 20
- Certified Krav Maga Instructor at 20
Accomplishments 
- Undefeated amateur Muay Thai fighter 
- Sparring partner for state ranked amateur fighters in California and Colorado 
- The #1 contender for the 140 pound Championship 
Marty Fareri

Marty Fareri (Partner)
Senior Instructor

Marty Fareri is in charge of our assessment & training program(s) for the MATURE Adult. This program will help the older generation become functionally active and Independent. Survive, Thrive, Live is our theme/motto.

Functional ability is the ability to handle every day functions, but are you improving the quality of your life, and will that impact your functional ability ten, fifteen, even twenty years from now? Our goal is helping people just like you achieve maximum function for the rest of your life. Our passion is for people who want to feel and look better, and get a blueprint in order to have a better QUALITY of life well into their 50's, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. A Functional Fitness Solution Program for the Mature Adult.

I am currently enrolled with the Functional Aging Institute where I will be completing my Functional Aging Specialist certification.

About the Functional Aging Institute:

The FAI was founded in 2013 by leading functional aging experts Dan Ritchie, PhD and Cody Sipe, PhD. For over 15 years, Dan and Cody have been at the forefront of developing innovative, effective and science-based training programs for their older clients. Over the past 8 years they have shared their unique philosophies, techniques and insights with tens of thousands of trainers around the world. During that time they reviewed almost every "senior fitness" certification program on the market and could not find any that met their high standards. They decided then and there to create high quality certifications that would help fitness professionals to be more successful with the fastest-growing client base in the world...adults 55 and over.
Karin Messina

Karin Messina
Fitness Instructor

Karin Messina is originally from the Bronx, NY and now resides in Eastchester NY with her husband and two daughters. Karin earned a Bachelors degree in Education and has spent 16 years as an English teacher working in the Yonkers Public School System. She also earned a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from Fordham University and a Professional Diploma in School Administration from the College of New Rochelle. After a rewarding career in the field of Education, Karin chose to be a stay at home mom to her two daughters. When her daughters started school, Karin pursued her life's passion for fitness and became a Personal Fitness Trainer and Cardio Kickboxing Instructor. Karin brings more than 10 years of experience in the fitness industry and has a passion for helping people reach their fitness goals.
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