Dave Paladino

Strike-Zone CEO / Master Instructor

Dave Paladino is a fitness expert, celebrity trainer and the creator of STRIKE ZONE, a sports performance and MMA training program. He is also the former Fitness Director at C.O.R.E. The Center Of Fitness for over 15 years. A Master Certified personal trainer with the I.F.P.A., he is one of New Jersey’s elite health and wellness professionals. He also is a certified martial arts instructor and holds a 4th-degree black belt in Goshin Do Nagai Ryu Kempo karate, Samurai Nagai Ryu Jiu-Jitsu under Grand Master Bob Long and Master Brian Long; a first-degree black belt in Shukokai karate under Chief Instructor Kimura; and has been training for over 20 years in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie and Gracie affiliate schools. From training celebrities to conditioning athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages, Dave brings an unequaled passion and intensity to his work. He’s been profiled in Men’s Health, People magazine, Muscle and Fitness and many more health related publications.

Shihan Brian Long

Strike Zone Instructor

Master Brian Long holds the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt Kudan Master Instructor, in Goshin-Do Nagai Ryu Kempo Karate and Samurai Nagai Ryu Jiu-Jitsu. He is the chief instructor for Grand Master Bob Long and has lent to the development of many top students. Master Long has an extensive history in the martial arts as he began his training at the age of 5.

His background consists of competitive Full-Contact Karate, Judo, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is one of the area’s top tournament fighters and self-defense competitors.

Aga Maciejewski

Strike Zone Instructor

Aga has over 6 years of experience in various combative martial arts styles, boxing and fitness. She has trained in Muay Thai, western boxing, brazilian jiu jitsu, grappling, wrestling and mixed martial arts. She has obtained instructor level status in Muay Thai as well as boxing. Her personal combative arts training includes: over two solid years of tutilage under professional boxers, two years with Professional fighter, Jamal Patterson, in brazilian jiu jitsu, grappling, and mixed martial arts.

Artie F. Kreutzer

Strike Zone Instructor

I’ve been coaching and training clients since 1994.  My passion is helping others achieve their goals. I always say you are only as good as your toughest client. I don’t make promises, but make it my purpose to always over deliver. If there is anything I can help you with, it will be accomplished.

B.S. Exercise Science (Concentration in Exercise Physiology)

Certifications: CFST Level 3 Specialist, ACSM Group Exercise Instructor, Corrective Exercise Instructor, Crossfit Level 1 Coach, Flowfit, Lifestretch Instructor, Olympic Weightlifting, Kickboxing, Certified Speed and Agility, Kids Fitness Coach, Pilates,Yoga and Spinning.

Matt Errichiello

Strike Zone Instructor

Matt graduated from William Paterson University with a B.S. in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and certified personal trainer through the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). He is also certified in first aid, CPR, and AED by the American Heart Association.

Strike Zone Instructors

All instructors are certified by Dave Palaino who has over 25 years of experience in martial arts and in the fitness industry as a master trainer, owner and operator. Each instructor will undergo an intense certification program along with their existing credentials. All classes are given by qualified experience certified STRIKE-ZONE instructors who pay close attention to technique, form and execution of technique and that is the difference!