Elisha Voren - Director, Elite Training and Wellness MS, CSCS, FMS, NTC

Elisha Voren brings a wealth of experience to Savage Three. She has an innate ability to evaluate each client with pinpoint accuracy and frame a program around all of their goals. Elisha can train anyone at any level. Her background in Athletics, Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition make her a triple threat. Elisha's education and experience is exemplary and offers exactly the type of wellness coaching we want to provide our Savage Three clients. We are dedicated to building the best Independent Training Team in the world and Elisha will be an integral part of crafting a word-class squad. 

Qualifications & Achievements  

  • Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences, Florida International University
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, University of Miami
  • NSCA-CSCS (National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
  • Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant  
  • Certified Onnit Foundations Trainer
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified
  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified 
  • CrossFit Gymnastics      
  • CrossFit Mobility & Recovery
  • TRX Certified
  • USOC Olympic Training Center Strength & Conditioning Intern
  • Florida International University Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • World Taekwondo Championship Medalist
  • 2x World Collegiate Gold Medalist
  • US National Team Member -Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete
  • 4x US Collegiate National Team Member
  • 5x US Open Champion

You can follow Elisha on Instagram @elishavoren

BE. Shakti - Elite Coach, Yoga

Spiritually athletic in nature and practice, Be finds gratitude in movement, stillness, and transition. The Gemini in her is most clearly expressed through being an old soul, and yet maintaining a deep connection to her inner child. The balance of the two being currently explored as the sacred feminine: intuitive, loving, energetic, fierce, playful. She teaches sequencing that is traditional, spiritual and geometric with boundaries of line and space that do not limit, but rather guide and show oneself - to oneself. Exposing one's strengths, as well as one's vulnerabilities. Freeing the spirit, igniting the soul.

Be teaches in Brooklyn New York at the Brooklyn Yoga Project. As an ERYT she has completed advanced trainings with Manju Pattahbi Jois in the Primary Series of Ashtanga, Hala Khouri in Teaching Yoga to At Risk Adults and Youth, Allison Eaton in Reiki Master Training, as well as through personal one-on-one mentorship with Lauren Imparato of I.AM.YOU. 

Qualifications

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  • B.A in Human Wellness, NYU
  • 200 hour training Yandara Yoga Institute
  • ERYT Yoga Instructor
  • Certified TRX Instructor
  • Reiki Master
  • Lululemon Brand Ambassador
  • Do Sport Brand Ambassador

You can follow BE on Instagram @beshakti

Hiljin Sabangan - Elite Coach

Hiljin specializes in biomechanics, corrective exercises, and motor control, mainly working with adaptive, rehab and geriatric populations. Hiljin emphasizes that the pre-requisite to making any change starts with having the appropriate mindset. If one's mind is not conditioned properly, progression towards any goal remains at a standstill. Hiljin graduated from California State Dominguez Hills with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology emphasizing Pre-Physical Therapy and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Kinesiology. He became a Certified Fitness Trainer through the International Sports Science Academy as well as a Certified Spine Recovery Specialist with Project Walk.

Qualifications

  • BA Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy
  • ISSA - CFT
  • Certified Spine Recovery Specialist  
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist

You can follow Hiljin on Instagram @hiljin_sabangan

Renato Tagliari - Elite Coach

Renato Tagliari  was born and raised in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil.  He holds a Degree in Physical Education from one of the best universities in Brazil, Universidade Estadual De Maringá - UEM. Renato specializes in whole-body conditioning as well as adventure, combat and martial arts coaching. He also has a passion for Senior and Youth demographics, providing Savage Three clients with a unique balance and versatility in each of his programs.

Renato brings a remarkable energy to Savage Three. He has a strong background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a Professional Jiu-Jitsu athlete, training under 10-time World Champion Caio Terra and has worked with athletes like PRIDE and UFC champion Mauricio Shogun Rua. Renato is a dedicated warrior and human to his family, team, community and every client he coaches. His spirit and vitality are infectious. Renato lives and loves life to the fullest and will bring that same enthusiasm to every coaching session. OSS!

Qualifications

  • BA Physical Education
  • Power lifting (Levantamento Olimpico LPO)
  • Mobility Training
  • Certified Onnit Academy Foundations Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 fundamentals
  • Versed in specific training for Combat Athletes (MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo)
  • Senior Training
  • Youth Training
  • 2016 IBJJF World Champion - No Gi

You can follow Renato on Instagram @renatotagliarijj

Rich Thurman - Elite Coach

With over 15 years of experience as a coach, Rich's background includes working with all levels including athletes, collegiate and elite professionals. His foundational experience includes working in fields of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. He has experience working with Triathletes, Soccer Players and Golfers in Thailand and worked on offseason programming for Olympic athletes including Thai National Champion Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit.  Since returning to the United States, he has been contracted to various organizations to direct classes, conduct workshops and create tailored personal programs for all-levels of clientele.  Rich has a strong passion for and knowledge base around unconventional training and recovery and will be leading Savage Three's Mace Training and Kettlebell programs, among others.

You can follow Rich on Instagram @Coach_rt3

Qualifications

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  • BS, UCLA – Physiological Science  
  • MA, USF – Sports Management  
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer  
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist  
  • ONNIT Academy Foundations  
  • ONNIT Academy Durability Specialist  
  • ONNIT Academy Steel Mace Specialist  
  • ONNIT Academy Kettlebell Specialist  
  • TRX Group Trainer  

Marco Lopez - Elite Coach, Tools

We are excited to add Marco Lopez, to our roster of Elite Coaches. He is our mobile Tool Expert at Savage Three. He  started his career as an athletic coach nine years ago in the United States Marine Corps where he served honorably. Marco has obtained several certifications and has been taught by top professionals in the fitness industry. He is an Onnit Foundations and Durability certified coach. He is also certified in Kettlejitsu a unique system of kettlebell training for combat athletes. Under the guidance of Unconventional Republic Master coaches he has been trained extensively in Bulgarian Bag, Steel Mace, Steel Club, Indian club, and Bodyweight workouts. While enlisted he obtained his brown belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program later assisting master instructors with their advanced curriculum. He has completed two years of advanced massage therapy training focusing on athletic rehabilitation. This is an integral part of his durability or recovery programming, where clients are taught to self heal using MFR techniques.

The tools and methods utilized in his system are intended to teach the client to be self reliant on their own body mechanics, not on the use of stationary machines. This focus on form limits injuries while emphasizing coordination and fluidity of movement. The core principles of the training he offers are to integrate the mind, body and spirit with movements designed for functional strength.

Qualifications

  • ONNIT Durability Certified
  • ONNIT Foundations Certified
  • Kettlejitsu Certified Coach
  • Unconventional Republic Brand Ambassador
  • USMC

You can follow Marco on Instagram @tacticalmethods

Arttu Takala - Elite Coach

At an early age, Arttu developed a strong passion for sports and competition that continues to play an integral part of his everyday life today. At 5 years old, Arttu began karate classes with his father in his hometown of Finland before moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with his family two years later. He spent  ten years there, participating in his school’s competitive rugby, volleyball and  kickboxing clubs while traveling around Asia to compete. He also acquired an interest in boxing and kickboxing, which soon became his number one passion. 

Arttu continued through his University years in Australia under Arslan Magomedov, 4x World Muay Thai Champion while pursuing a degree in Sports Management and Athletic Coaching.  He began his coaching career working with amateur and professional kickboxers, and continued to study through several different sporting organizations to become a certified strength & conditioning coach, personal trainer and CrossFit coach.

Arttu furthered his education in the field of nutrition for performance and longevity  and takes a holistic approach in teaching people human movement, proper nutrition, management of outside stress factors and living a well-balanced life. He writes several individualized training programs for competitors and for anyone who wants to take their fitness to the next level - whether you’re looking to improve your athletic performance as an Elite Athlete or simply move better, live a pain free life Arttu has is skilled at developing specific programs for optimum success.

Qualifications

Human Performance Centre – Certified Personal Trainer  
Human Performance Centre – Sports Performance Nutritionist  
Human Performance Centre – Certified in Sports Supplementation  
Precision Nutrition – Certified Exercise Nutritionist  
Poliquin Group – Biosignature Practioner  
International Sports & Science Association – Certified Strength & Conditioning  Coach Crossfit Level 1 & 2 Certified  
CrossFit Mobility & Recovery  
Crossfit Olympic Lifting Level 2 Certified  
CrossFit Powerlifting Certified Coach  
Crossfit Regionals Competitor

Todd Duffee - Elite Coach

Professional mixed martial artist currently signed with the UFC. Over 12 years of professional training in Martial Arts, Plyometric Training, Mobility, Power Lifting, Functional exercise tools along with a focus of low impact exercise.  

Qualifications

  • Onnit Durability Certification
  • Onnit Mace Specialist
  • ACE certified Functional Movement Screen
  • Certified XPE Academy Certification
  • TRX Certification  

"Training smart is training hard. I have had the opportunity to train under some of the greatest trainers in the world in many different disciplines and look forward to sharing the knowledge I have learned."  - Todd Duffee