Meet the people dedicated to bringing you the very best in training, education, and marketing.
Founder and Owner of Compound Performance. Formally a National Director of Services and Education, Training Director, District Manager, Facility Manager, and Coach based out of NYC.
I've worked with clients in all training environments, from general population to high level athletes at the professional level. From a leadership perspective, I've overseen teams and departments ranging from ten to fifteen hundred, while also being a national education and hiring director.
More importantly, I’m a husband and Father. I’ve been married to my best friend Sarah and we have two boys, Greyson and Hollis, and 12 puppy named Bowser.
I am a powerlifter and strength coach. I've been in the fitness industry since 2012, where I started at a large globo-gym. After moving up to management, I decided that facility management was not for me, and moved back to in person coaching.
I've worked with all sorts of clients from general population to high level powerlifters, and am passionate about building trust and communication with my clients.
Sahmura is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) and certified personal trainer in NYC. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and completed her Integrative Health Coaching Professional Training at the Department of Integrative Medicine at Duke University. Within her first three months of becoming a personal trainer, Sahmura established a full book of clients, training over 40 hours a week, and she created a six-figure business within her first year. Over the eight years that Sahmura has spent in the fitness, health, and wellness industry, she has trained and coached over 15,000 sessions and worked with hundreds of clients with a wide variety of goals and abilities. She enjoys a good jigsaw puzzle and has way too many plants in her apartment.
Gerard Friedman, MS, ATC, A-CFHC is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Personal Trainer, and Functional Health Coach. Gerard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, and is a certified Functional Health Coach through the ADAPT Functional Health Coach Institute.
Gerard has spent over 15 years in the fitness industry, and has seen countless trainers make the same mistakes regarding lifestyle and behavior coaching. He has witnessed too many clients fail to achieve their goals, and trainers struggle to retain clients over the long run. Gerard is motivated to raise the bar of the industry, and help trainers communicate with their clients in a way that leads to client success, fulfillment, and a long standing, professional relationship.