Efren J. Alvarez is a Native New Yorker and has been part of the fitness industry since 2009. As a teenager, Efren practiced Shotokan Karate for over five years, earning his First Degree Black Belt. He has won several trophies and medals in both kata and sparring completions. In 2008, Efren decided to transition into the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer. Through his fitness career, Efren has worked for some of the most recognizable commercial fitness clubs both nationally and internationally as a Personal Trainer. He transitioned into group fitness and independent Personal Training by 2015. Efren is diverse in his teaching style, instructing Boot Camp, HIIT, Indoor Cycling, TRX Suspension Training, Kettlebells, Pre/Post Natal, and Barbell classes focused on Olympic Lifting. Efren is looking to enter physique competitions this year. He enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and discovering new music during his spare time.