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Elie Cossa

Elie holds the following certifications: ACSM Health & Fitness Instructor; CET Cancer Exercise Trainer and NCPAD Inclusive Exercise Trainer; ACE Clinical Exercise Specialist; Lifestyle & Weight Management, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor; and AFAA Aerobic Instructor and Step Aerobics Instructor. She is the Membership Administrative Manager and Staff Trainer for City Fitness. In addition to personal training, she teaches group fitness classes at City Fitness and its corporate sites and leading fitness education, continuing education workshops and master classes. A main focus in her teaching and training is injury prevention and post-rehabilitation work.

During her 17 years as a teacher and trainer, she has worked with breast cancer survivors, post-rehab clients, seniors and other special populations, as well as the general public. Elie helps direct and is a lead trainer for Fit Physique’s educational programs including Core Fitness Professional (CFP), Quality Instructor Training (QIT+), Quality Personal Training (QPT+), and Samayama Yoga (SYT) programs. As a co-teacher for Project F.I.T., she worked in conjunction with the International Women’s Democracy Center to provide fitness instructor training programs for women in public or assisted housing. She is also a former Adjunct Professor in American University’s Health and Fitness Department.

Elie has a background in music, theater and education, and in her free time she enjoys dancing of all kinds, travel, and playing in an English handbell choir.