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
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.