A native New Yorker, Yusuf holds a BA degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University. A former Division I Track & Field and Basketball athlete, he transitioned from a long career as a research assistant in cancer therapy and diagnostics to a full-time NASM certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. His passion for athletic-based training led him to develop and teach extremely popular sports conditioning, boxing, and small group classes in kettlebells and olympic weight lifting at New York Sports Clubs for 8 over years. USATF certified, Yusuf has been Head Coach of the Nightingale-Bamford High School Varsity Track & Field team that has competed at the state and/or national level for each of the 5 years that he has led the team—a first in the school’s history. TRX, Performance Enhancement, and Corrective Exercise certified, Yusuf believes in the transformative and psychologically liberating power of physical fitness and seeks to take his many years of experience as a Master Trainer/Instructor to further elevate the vision and class offerings of Tone HousTM.