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, 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.
Matt grew up playing competitive ice hockey, but while in college, he fell into a routine of poor eating habits. After school, he committed himself to improving his nutrition and began an exercise regimen because he realized health was a driving force in many aspects of his life. After being a run of the mill “gym rat” for years, he realized that high intensity training was more his speed. He developed a passion for intense physical activity paired with human interaction, which led him to becoming a group fitness coach. Outside of coaching, Matt lives in Penn Valley and is a real estate manager by day. He still plays ice hockey, and he believes that if you’re healthy, you can accomplish anything in life.
Eliza was a multi-sport athlete in field hockey, indoor track, and rowing at Harriton High School. She then went on to receive a rowing scholarship at Philadelphia University where she became an NCAA Division II All-American. She has been nationally ranked and has placed at the National level for 3 consecutive years in the Woman’s Lightweight 4+ Division. Under the tutelage of John Breen, she competed at the 2016 Olympic Trials in the woman’s lightweight double division placing in the top 10 doubles in the country. She is currently earning her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and is a competitive multi-sport athlete in rowing, paddling, cycling, running, and CrossFit.