Powerstrike Instructors play a critical role in executing Powerstrike’s mission – to encourage everyday warriors to realize mental strength by pushing physical limits.

Ilaria Montagnani


Ilaria Montagnani is an internationally acclaimed fitness expert who founded Powerstrike in 1995. Inspired by the idea of pushing physical limits to build mental strength,  she combined her martial arts background with contemporary choreography to develop a groundbreaking approach to group fitness.

When she’s not teaching to packed studios in New York City, Ilaria travels the world sharing Powerstrike’s inspirational workouts. She has trained instructors and developed programs for facilities in the U.S, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Italy, and throughout South America.

Omar “The Titan” Sandoval holds Powerstrike certifications in Powerstrike Kickboxing, Bodystrikes, Impact, Forza, and Atletica and can be seen working out alongside Ilaria on several of the Powerstrike OnDemand videos.  Omar is extremely driven in his workouts, constantly challenging and encouraging class participants to achieve a higher level, both physically and mentally.  In addition to his work ethic, Omar possesses a unique energy, Latin sense of rhythm, and flamboyant personality, which combine to create a dynamic class environment unlike any other.





Elizabeth is certified in Powerstrike Kickboxing, Impact and Atletica.  She holds a Doctorate in Public health and is also President of Fitwell Group, LLC.   Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching gives her students the energy to push through her challenging workouts.  This girl from Havana will get you chiseled and sizzled!

Rocky is certified in Powerstrike Kickboxing, Impact and Forza.  She got her first taste of Powerstrike at a fitness convention in NYC and was immediately determined to become part of the team.  In addition to becoming certified in Powerstrike Inc programs Rocky is also perinatal and CPR/AED certified.  Rocky is currently the GF Manager at Equinox on Long Island.  But her greatest accomplishments so far? Her 3 fabulous kids!





Sabrina is certified in Powerstrike Kickboxing, Impact, and Forza.  She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as Kettlebell Concepts certified.  Sabrina grew up in Massachusetts and came to New York from Miami, where she received a Bachelors of Music from the University of Miami.   After moving to New York, Sabrina took up boxing and martial arts.   She competed as an amateur boxer, holding a title in her weight division.  Sabrina shows her students that they can achieve success the way she has: through hard work and perseverance.

Stephen holds Powerstrike certifications in Atletica, Powerstrike Kickboxing, Impact and Forza.  He holds a national personal training certification with NETA, a group fitness certification with AFAA and completed 180 hours with the Equinox Fitness Training Institute.  He has appeared or been featured on Martha Stewart, Nightline, ABC Morning News, Telemundo, NYTimes, Rate Your Burn and Running Caffeinated.   Stephen believes that a great workout embraces the principles of periodization, is infused with music and most importantly is fun!