5th Element Combat Fitness | Fort Lauderdale
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Crossfit, & Fitness Coaches - 5th Element Combat Fitness

Looking for a great coach? Our diversified team has you covered from crossfit workouts to taekwondo! Our fitness coaches include Certified Personal Trainers, Body Builders, Elite Athletes, and active military members.

Meet Your Fitness Coaches

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Womens Bootcamp Coach & CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Jeanine is originally from New Jersey. She went to college at Drexel University where she studied Mathematics and played soccer. She manages the Marketing for the gym and creates the programming for the Women’s Only Bootcamp, CoreFit, and BootyFit classes. She coaches CrossFit, CoreFit, BootyFit, and the Women’s Bootcamp classes. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist. She is a Strength and Conditioning Coach for elite athletes and her forte is in designing programs for specific sports based on the athletes needs.

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Crossfit level 1 trainer


Coach Willie is a Fort Lauderdale native and Crossfit Level 1 Trainer. He has been training in various CrossFit boxes over the last 5 years aiming to exemplify the methodologies, mechanics and  principles of the program. With the belief of a strong nutritional foundation, sound technique, and mental growth; he serves to provide a learning environment where our members are prepared for life inside and outside of the gym.

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Personal Trainer & crossfit Level 1 trainer


Keegan is a certified personal trainer and bodybuilder. Since a child, exercise has been his passion and athletics always came natural to him. He started playing soccer when he was 5 and since then he tried a wide variety of sports including martial arts and occasional weight lifting. In 2013, he focused his attention in body building and discovered his true passion. In 2014, he became a certified physical trainer and body builder by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).  He loves helping people achieve the benefits of a healthy lifestyle including an amazing looking body.


CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CRossFit Mobility, Strongman, and Olympic Lifting Certified Trainer, USAW SPC Certified Trainer


Originally from San Antonio, Tx Shelby was involved in sports and fitness from a young age. After personal training for almost a decade at a globo gym Shelby was introduced to CrossFit. There was no looking back, after doing CrossFit for 2 years he got his first CrossFit cert and has continued with his education with health and fitness. His passion is empowering people with knowledge to help them live their best lives. Seeing how fast CrossFit  helped people he knew he had made the right choice. 




Jordan is originally from Israel and is a CrossFit level 1 certified trainer, certified personal trainer, special needs trainer, massage therapist, and sports therapist. Jordan has been training in CrossFit for over 4 years and  has played basketball most of his life. Jordan served in the Isreali military from 2010 - 2013 in a field intelligence unit. Jordan loves to help our members improve their mobility, strength and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

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Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Efrain  "E.J."

Efrain "E.J." is currently a Captain in the US Army Reserves and has been serving for 14 years.  He has trained in Tae Kwon Do (2nd Degree Black Belt), Soo Bahk Do (Green Belt), and Army Combatives (Level 1).  Efrain gained his CrossFit L1 Certification in 2016, and continues to hone his coaching and training skills by visiting other boxes when he is traveling for the Army or work.  On his off time, Efrain enjoys playing sports, staying active, and spending time with Fiance Danielle and their dog Riley.


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Originally from the Bronx, NY but calling south Florida home for over 10 years. Studied sports medicine and psychology at Florida International University. Always an active child practicing dance, music, gymnastics, and karate; I found my calling when I started CrossFit in 2012. Combining my friendly competitive nature and desire to help my friends and family achieve their goals, I received my L1 certification hoping to change the lives of others.

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Shelly has been involved in fitness and athletics for more than 20 years. She started as an athlete (softball, basketball, powerlifting, bodybuilding, roller derby, American football and Highland Heavy Athletics) then became a personal trainer and a strength and conditioning coach. She is also a licensed attorney, but please don’t hold that against her.

 Shelly holds certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Titleist Performance Institute. She is also currently pursuing her formal education with an end goal of a PhD in biomechanics. Certifications and education are cool, but they don’t take the place of real world experience. Luckily, she has that covered too. She has been helping people from all walks of life, from stay at home moms to Olympic-level athletes, build better bodies for more than a decade. Shelly can help you too!

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Professor


Eduardo is our resident Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu professor. Eduardo is from Brazil and holds a competition record of 45-1. 


Yoga Instructor


Amanda grew up in Miami, FL and always had a passion for health, animals, and medicine. In 2014 she discovered the yoga practice and was amazed by how easily anybody could get into the practice if they set their minds and commit to it. She started out by watching Youtube videos and practicing on a daily basis and eventually became a member at a studio near her home. In July of 2016 Amanda completed her RYT 200 training and became a certified yoga instructor recognized by the National Yoga Alliance. Apart from loving her yoga practice, she also enjoys her day job working as a veterinary technician and partaking in dog training in her spare time. While she is working and going to school at the moment, she aspires to open her own yoga studio in the future and still work with animals on the side.