John Breen


John Breen, our founder, is a sports physiologist and an elite multi-sport coach and athlete. He currently coaches rowing, paddling, Crossfit, and dragon boating at every level – including: high school, college, national team, masters as well as breast cancer survivors. His athletes have medaled at the world championships, competed at the Olympic Trials, and raced internationally. As an athlete himself, John Breen is a former collegiate All-American powerlifter, pro-Am track cyclist, member of the US National rowing and dragon boat teams, and a multiple world medalist; he continues to compete in Crossfit, paddling, rowing, dragon boating, cycling, and powerlifting.





Dr. Sidra Ghafoor

President & Co-founder

Dr. Sidra Ghafoor completed an accelerated 7 year B.S./M.D. program at Villanova University and Drexel University College of Medicine.  She is completing her Psychiatry residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ where she is the Chief Resident and an active member of the House Staff Council and the Wellness Committee. Dr. Ghafoor treats dual-diagnosis patients at The Wedge Medical Center two days a week. She also works with the eating disorders population at the Renfrew Center three half-days a week. After completing her residency in June 2019, she will be specializing her training with an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.




Marta Fritz

Director of Development

As Director of Development, Marta is responsible for further growing the organization by attracting new participants and donors and organizing events with members and the community.  Marta is proud to champion Fitness In Recovery’s mission of supporting and empowering people in recovery from addiction by offering them an opportunity to rebuild and maintain their fitness and develop a sense of community, camaraderie, and teamwork.  

Marta works as a Regional Vice President at a Manhattan-based talent consultancy that utilizes behavioral science to improve how people think and perform at work.