The human body is an amazing machine, but desk jobs, hectic schedules, poor diets and bad habits grind the gears and slow it down. At PSNY, we aim to push you beyond what you thought you were capable of, but never farther than what your body is ready for, so you can look and feel better than you ever thought you could.

We don’t do sloppy reps that burn you out. Our classes are kept small so we can emphasize form, function and safety, making sure you don’t get hurt on the way to getting strong. And we support each other, cheer one another on, and laugh as hard as we sweat. 

Discover your Primal Strength. Let your inner badass come out and play…it’s been waiting a long time.



Our facility was founded on the belief that fitness starts from the inside out. It’s not all about bulging biceps and six-packs. It’s about training your body to be a stronger, more efficient machine by teaching it how to move better. Get in the right mental and physical space to do amazing things. Forming the good habits and muscle memory needed to combat chronic pain, aches and all the plagues of our sedentary lifestyle. And it’s about doing things right – no shortcuts, cop-outs, or bad form.

Feel ready to take on the world as endorphins surge through your veins. Feel the pride of achievement as your classmates celebrate every personal win. Feel confident, powerful—without the weight of insecurity, poor body image and physical limitations dragging you down.





A diverse range of professional backgrounds and a deep, passionate commitment to our mission of making our members feel the best they’ve ever felt, from physical peak to emotional high…that’s what sets the staff at PSNY apart. Find the fun in the journey to wellness in classes that unlock the joy in movement with some of the best instructors in the industry.


Head Instructor & Program Director

A relentless pursuit of knowledge is the key driver to Tristan’s reputation as a nationally respected “trainer’s trainer,” but it’s the combination of continuous improvement, boundless energy and unbridled passion for improving the lives of those around him that truly distinguish him in his 15 years in the fitness industry.

Tristan’s deep commitment to helping his clients reach a higher quality of life and standard of health is the sole reason he is so uniquely dedicated to attending strength training workshops nationwide on a regular basis, to better ensure that members receive nothing but the most ahead-of-the-curve instruction and benefit from all of the latest—and safest—developments in the fitness world.

The first trainer to receive Primal MoveTM certification in New York, Tristan has also been named an Original Strength Specialist, an elite designation for leaders in a powerful and growing movement emphasizing the restoration of natural mobility, resiliency and strength. In addition, he holds a fourth-degree black sash in kung fu, with expertise in advanced techniques and multiple weapons, and highly coveted RKC, SFG and CK-FMS kettlebell certifications, creating a diverse professional background that supports his mission of changing lives one inspirational workout at a time, bringing the joy back into movement.


Personal Trainer

The art and science of strength training has long fascinated James, who has dedicated his entire life to the optimization of physical movement and to learning voraciously about how to better the lives of those around him, from helping people build muscle and attain peak physical fitness to simply facilitating their day-to-day challenges.

He found his calling at only 19 years of age, and motivated by his desire to educate and help people, James achieved a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Adelphi University and quickly earned the title of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Fueled by passion, drive and sheer determination to excel in his field, he went on to attain certification in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), CPR and first aid. Now, in order to serve his clients even better, he continues to hone his skills and grow his knowledge by participating in various workshops throughout the region.

James’s doctrine of dedication, hard work and strength of will has served as an inspiration for those he teaches, while his education and emphasis on fine-tuning physical form ensures safety and effectiveness in every workout.


Personal Trainer

For Chris, training with weights has been a part of his life for the better part of two decades. However, what makes him so incredibly unique is that even beneath his confidence and wealth of experience, he remains ever humble and continues to seek further education from the masters of the fitness world in order to bring that knowledge back to his clients.

Chris’s dynamic and evolutionary approach to fitness is what led him to kettlebell training over six years ago, a method he is excited to share with the people whose lives he touches. Since he was introduced to kettlebells, he has become HKC-, RKC-, SFG- and SFG II-certified, all of which go hand-in-hand with his FMS (link to Functional Movement Screening page) and Primal MoveTM certifications. Plus, to further build on his elite qualifications, the near future also includes achieving certification for SFL and SFB.

Although Chris often seeks to be the student when among experts, he is also considered one of them. A part of the Original Strength movement, he has been invited to assist at Level 1 beginning in 2014, and will be instructing an SF Bodyweight Course this coming spring, sharing his formidable knowledge with fitness enthusiasts in New England.


A wide variety of classes, emphasizing and combining different workout styles and disciplines, keep your body guessing. Tap into your primal instincts with our fast-paced, dynamic Boot Camp one day, and then perfect your technique with a Fundamentals class. Graduate to the Intermediate level of Kettlebell Training, or challenge the limits of what you thought you could do with Tactical Strength. No matter what you choose from our flexible schedule, you’ll quickly be on your way to looking and feeling like a badass. And the best part? All of our classes are intentionally kept small, freeing up our exceptional instructors to focus on YOU.

We make sure to provide individual attention to encourage perfect form. To get to know you personally, making your goals ours. And to go the extra mile to create the safest, most effective experience every time you step onto our floor.



Corrective, restorative movement is key at PSNY. All newcomers receive a complimentary FMS screening, a ranking and grading system that identifies your body’s limitations and asymmetries to make sure that the exercises we assign in each class are right for you.

bullet_point   Provides a functional baseline to mark progress and measure performance

bullet_point   Diminishes the need for extensive testing and analysis regarding limitations and physical imbalances

bullet_point   Identifies dangerous movement patters so that they can be addressed

bullet_point   Defines realistic goals for customized treatment plans

bullet_point   Increases body awareness and supports functional training and physical conditioning






PSNY’s required Kettlebell Introduction series lets our instructors focus on your alignment and posture so that you can get cut—not hurt.

Here, you’ll learn the basics of proper technique, from the right way to carry weight of any kind to pulling off a perfect plank. Once movements have been mastered, you’ll have the opportunity to test out and “graduate” to the Fundamentals classes.

*Calories burned vary based on weight and fitness level


This second level is designed to refine and build upon the exercises learned in the Introduction to Kettlebells series.

These sessions take your progress to a new level as you master goblet squats, deadlifts, kettlebell swings, Turkish get-ups, rows and loaded carries. Bodyweight exercises round out the program for a full workout that unlocks strength and builds power and grace in your movements.




As you become stronger and more experienced, you’ll earn an invitation to what is currently the most intense level PSNY offers.

Cleans, snatches, military presses and alternating one-armed swings make their appearances at this stage as you discover your own extraordinary strength and celebrate the progress you’ve made so far in this rewarding journey.


Unpredictable, fast-paced and above all, FUN.


Stay engaged as you replace fat with muscle. From battle ropes to weights and medicine balls to power squats, this total body conditioning will leave you breathless and exhilarated every time.

High-intensity interval training at its best, this class focuses on metabolic conditioning while incorporating elements of our certified Primal Move™ program and the Original Strength movement to help you retrain your body to move the way it’s engineered to while sculpting it to look the way you want.

bullet_point   Increases range of motion, flexibility, stability, balance and coordination

bullet_point   Melts body fat and inches, supporting the development of strong, healthy muscle

bullet_point   Achieve painless movement, rationalizing the operation of myofascial chains and integrating reflex-therapy




PSNY also offers a program for young athletes that supplements their competitive sports activities, as well as a children’s program that supports physical development and builds strength, balance and coordination. Both classes tap into the natural energy and dexterity of youth, and harness those gifts for increased power, performance, fitness and focus.

bullet_point Improves movement and increases strength for optimal athleticism

bullet_point   Development-oriented curriculum as fun as it is beneficial

bullet_point   Teaches attention, coordination, social interaction and leadership

bullet_point   Establishes proper movement patterns for a healthier future

bullet_point   Maintains flexibility and range of motion most young children exhibit


Children today aren’t moving the way they used to, and it’s no wonder. Their entire day is spent sitting in school, or sitting and texting, playing video games, or browsing the web when they’re out of class. Even student athletes spend most of their time sedentary. A direct effect of this lack of movement is a tight anterior chain, weak posterior chain, joint asymmetries, poor flexibility, and vulnerability to injury. The rise in ACL issues and torn meniscuses is directly related to this change in lifestyle, and we at PSNY address it.

bullet_point2   Improves movement and increases absolute strength for optimal athleticism

bullet_point2   Development-oriented curriculum as fun as it is beneficial

bullet_point2   Teaches attention, coordination, social interaction and leadership

bullet_point2   Perfects movement patterns, establishing proper movement for a healthier future

bullet_point2   Maintains the flexibility and range of motion most young children exhibit




Maximal strength, bodyweight strength and cardiovascular endurance are all tested in this tough program, where the rewards are endless and the feeling of invincibility utterly priceless.


Challenge yourself and join the PSNY team as we work toward becoming one of the most competitive Tactical Strength Challenge groups in the StrongFirst™ national network. Find out just how capable you are of amazing yourself as our close, tight-knit community cheers you on as you hit your maximum deadlift, pull-ups and kettlebell snatches … and beat them the week after.

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  • “If you’re looking for a different kind of workout, head to Primal Strength New York. The unique fitness program gets adults acting—and laughing—like kids again and gets their muscles and joints working.”

    — News12 Long Island —
  • “The kettlebell program at Primal Strength New York is amazing! This is NOT the kind of gym where you’re left on your own to create bad habits; in every class, the instructors work with every student individually to maximize each workout. If you are considering a fitness program, this is where you should start!”

    — Kristine H., Patchogue —
  • “This place is worth the drive. Every time I leave PSNY, I feel strong and invigorated. My posture, body shape, overall strength and confidence, coordination, balance and sense of well being, greatly improve with each class. Anyone looking to ditch the fitness rat-race and really learn how to strengthen their body should be at PrimalStrengthNY!”

    — Hanorah H,, Northport —




2201 5th Ave. Unit J
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

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