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MEET THE TEAM
Introducing Velocity's Team Of Renowned & Accomplished Instructors.
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Gabe Bryant (Martial Arts & Fitness) Sensei Gabe Bryant is a black belt in the art of karate. As a competitor, he has represented top teams such as "Team DS" and "Team Straight Up." He is a national champion and was a top ranked competitor on the NASKA world circuit. He has been featured in movies, commercials, and MTV music videos. Gabe also holds a black belt in the art of Brazilian Jui-Jitsu, and is CPR Certified.
Eric Hung (Martial Arts & Fitness) A student of the martial arts for over 35 years, Shihan Eric Hung holds the rank of Shichidan (seventh degree black belt) in Kenpo Karate. A 6 time state and 8 time National Champion on the KRANE sport karate circuit Eric has also won National and World Championships on the NASKA circuit and is an inductee in the KRANE Hall of Fame. Eric has additional experience in the arts of Karate, Taekwondo, Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Capoeira, Wing Chun, and is CPR Certified.
Nicole Pelletier (Yoga & Indoor Cycling) Nicole is an accomplished runner and triathlete with 20+ years of teaching experience specializing with adolescents. A vinyasa yoga practitioner for 14 years, Nicole is also an indoor cycling instructor. In addition to fitness instruction Nicole is also a Boston school teacher and in her spare time leads a marathon club for her high school students. Nicole is also a cycling instructor and CPR Certified.
Franz Hackbarth (Martial Arts & Alternative Fitness) Sensei Franz with 19 years of training experience holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree) in the art of American Kempo. Franz is a graduate of The Univercity of Hartford with a degree in Science & Biology. A bio medical engineer by trade Sensei Franz has cross-training experience in Brazillian Jujitsu and Muey Thai. Franz is also an experienced Cardio Kickboxing Instructor and an avid soccer player.
Rocky DiRico (Martial Arts) With over 700 first place finishes and 100 grand championship wins, Rocky DiRico is the most successful senior professional competitor in the history of sport karate. He has achieved the NASKA, N.B.L. and P.K.L #1 world or national ranking over fifty times between 1990 and 2007. In addition, DiRico was KRANE champion from 1988 through 1997.
Joey Scrimshaw-Hall (Martial Arts) With 9 years of Martial Arts Training Joey holds the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt). Shodan Joey has participated in 2 international service trips with his local church helping the needy, and is a long time scout with the title of "Life Scout." Shodan Joey is also a former competitive swimmer and defensive soccer player, and is CPR Certified.
Charlie Donalds (Martial Arts) A former competitive track star Charlie holds the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) with 9 years of Martial Arts Training. Shodan Charlie has participated in 2 international service trips to help those in need through his local church, and is an avid cyclist.
Irada Djelassi (Dance & Yoga) Owner of MassMotion Dance Boston & Sturbridge, and co-owner of MassMotion Metro-West Irada is an accomplished dancer, teacher, choreographer, and Yoga instructor. Irada holds a BFA in dance and a 200hr Yoga certification.
Nicole Bodin (Group Fitness & Indoor Cycling) A talented fitness instructor, Nicole is a premier Spin Instructor with additional specialties and experience in HIIT Training, Bootcamp, and Cardio Kickboxing. Nicole is also a Personal Trainer and former Group Fitness Instructor for the Univercity of Maryland. Nicole also has youth camp experience organizing and instructing large groups with Camp Poconos Trail in Pennsylvania. Nicole also holds a BA in Communication and is CPR Certified.