New York’s Best Personal Trainers

All of our trainers are NASM certified, which means they’ve been trained in anatomy, and physiology. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to get fit at the right pace.

Darryl W.


Specializations: Corrective Exercise | Functional Training | Sport Performance

Darryl Whiting is a Queens native, former Tennessee Titan, and a Fordham University Graduate. His desire and dedication for overall health and wellness were first born from physical injuries he sustained during his football career. Seeking to improve his physical ability via corrective exercise and functional training he realized dysfunctional movement was not simply physical. He grew conscious and aware of his mental and emotional wellbeing via meditation, kinesiology and began incorporating mind and body exercises, like Pilates to his studies. His passion for helping others is second to none and he has a commitment to helping others on their journey of life succeed.

Eric C.

Specializations: Functional Training | Strength & Conditioning | Senior Fitness

Eric is a certified PT who has 5+ years of diverse experience in the training field. Eric’s primary inspiration for fitness sprouted since his childhood years of practicing martial arts, eventually building his passion into his pursuit of collegiate level football. He has a variety of experience not only training others but also maintaining the healthy lifestyle for himself consistently every day, thus is able to help adapt, customize and motivate training programs that can apply to any individual personality. Not only is he passionate and disciplined in his physical practice, but is also a seasoned vegan and a strong believer in building a sound foundation of flexibility and full body awareness to ensure quality in your lifelong journey with fitness. He aims to create an atmosphere that enhances the longevity of the body while customizing workouts to fit your lifestyle and goals.

Sulaiman M.

Specializations: Sport Performance | Boxing/MMA | Corrective Exercise

Sulaiman’s style of fitness incorporates the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of the human body. He strongly believe that if all dimensions of a person are align when training, the individual will perform at their best. He was introduced to the world of fitness via Martial Arts at the age of 7 and been hooked since. He has a background in Hapkido, Fuji-Ryu Ju-Jit-su, and amateur boxing. My style of training consist of calisthenics, athletic training, boxing, and functional training. He is a calm, attentive, and instructional coach. Sulaiman’s motto with fitness is “Aim and strive to be the ultimate you!

Laurence J.

Specializations: Basketball Training | Conditioning | Youth Fitness

Laurence is a Manhattan College Alum and former Overseas Basketball Pro. After a small stint in France and Denmark he played 3 years in Italy. Currently he trains youth, Pros and Joe’s on and off the court to experience the same joys the game provided him. While utilizing his knowledge in exercise science and basketball he encourages people to be great at all the components of fitness and to live a balanced life.

Recovery Team

Bull By The Horns Fitness is committed to your fitness success. We have a team of highly skilled medical experts ranging from Chiropractors, Nutritionist and Acupuncturists to help you reach your fitness goals.

Richard Hazel

In his studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Richard has received a Master of Science in Acupuncture–Orthopedic and Sports Medicine.

The combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture with the knowledge of sports medicine, muscle imbalance, referred pain patterns, injury rehabilitation strategies and Myofascial Release Acupuncture was the perfect combination to prepare me to help athletes and others to reach their mobility and strength training goals to live pain free.

Dr. Robert Morrison

Dr. Robert Morrison graduated from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, Oregon in 2001. In the same year he relocated to Italy where he gained experience treating thousands of patients in both private practice and in health care facilities throughout the country. By 2009, Dr. Morrison achieved Diplomate status in Applied Kinesiology (D.I.B.A.K.) and became president of the Italian chapter (ICAK Italia).

During his tenure he earned acclaim as an international lecturer and published the authoritative textbook “Applied Kinesiology Manual Muscle Testing.” A year later, Dr. Morrison became a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Diplomate of the Board of Clinical Nutritionists. In 2014, after 12 years in Europe, Dr. Morrison returned to his hometown New York City where he currently resides and practices.

Dr. Rodrigo Imaña

Dr. Rodrigo A. Imaña grew up in La Paz, Bolivia and is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West. He practices using the NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) chiropractic technique along with Meditation.

He believes that humanity is evolving towards greater understanding that health and the full expression of life comes only from within. The beautiful expression of love and life is innate to our existence. This is maximized by being in a constant state of inspiration which can be experienced by a sustained NUCCA adjustment.


LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine combines both standard and alternative medical practices with state-of-the art and time tested fitness modalities and programs.

LA PALESTRA has been created and is committed to being actively involved in the definition of a new generation of health care based on prevention. Founded in 1993 by Pat Manocchia, LA PALESTRA pioneered a unique and integrated methodology for medical diagnosis, treatment, and health maintenance programming. As a center for preventative medicine, we are staffed to provide 360 degrees of integrated health service to our members.

Our staff is comprised of physicians and professionals in the fields of internal medicine, orthopedics, nutrition, psychology, clinical social work, physical therapy, chiropractic care, cardiology, acupuncture, massage and therapy.