5th Element Combat Fitness | Fort Lauderdale
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Meet Our Martial Arts & Fitness Experts - 5th Element Combat Fitness

Meet your head coaches. They do more than sit behind computers, they are fitness experts, martial arts masters, and military veterans. Their backgrounds have prepared them to take you to the next level.

Meet Your Fitness Experts


President of 5th Element

Karina Engle

Karina manages the day-to-day operations, as well as being the Head Coach of our Cross Training and Bootcamp programs. She is an accomplished athlete, avid CrossFitter, a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and has awards for physical fitness excellence from the US Army. Karina grew up in Fort Lauderdale and is an alumni of Saint Thomas Aquinas. 


Head Coach for the Combat Arts, including Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing

Jeff Engle

Jeff is a veteran of Army Special Operations, an accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, and champion of both American Nationals and the NAGA Pan American Championships. He has trained in Muay Thai, Modern Army Combatives, the USMC Martial Arts Program, and many other combat arts, as well as a CrossFit Level 1 trainer.