Five Points Academy

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At Five Points you will find a friendly and supportive team of serious professional athletes, weekend warriors, and health-minded individuals dedicated to improving their strength, skill and athletic performance. All in a fully equipped multi-level training center that is the cleanest facility you're likely to encounter.

Gym Owner / Operator Professional Background

1. StrongFirst Qualifications
StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor/StrongFirst Elite

2. Affiliate Qualifications
FMS 1, GFM 1, Flexible Steel 2

3. Other Qualifications
National Federation of Professional Trainers — CPT Arjan (Master) Muay Thai under Grandmaster Chansadeth Chantanao US Muay Thai Federation Team USA Coach, 2018 and 2019 Retired top 10 ranked professional muay thai fighter with multiple titles Trainer of state, regional, national and world champions
Lead Instructor (if different from owner / operator) Professional Background

1. StrongFirst Qualifications

2. Affiliate Qualifications

3. Other Qualifications
Assistant Instructor Name(s) and Professional Background

1. Instructor Names and Backgrounds
Emily Bearden (BFA in Dance, SFG 2, SFL, TRX Level 1, retired professional muay Thai fighter and 2x World Champion) Ian Huelke (StrongFirst Elite) Ray Yip (SFG)

2. StrongFirst Qualifications

3. Affiliate Qualifications

4. Other Qualifications
Additional Information

1. Training modalities / disciplines in use at your gym currently
We are a martial arts academy with an international reputation in muay Thai, as well as respected pekiti tirsia kali, judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu programs. Originally implemented to support these programs, our StrongFirst strength training program is now also a stand-alone reason that students train at Five Points Academy.

2. Programming in use for private or group classes
Our martial arts programming follows the teaching of the organizations and masters we have studied under. Our strength training follows StrongFirst principles for kettlebell, bodyweight and barbell in both group and private instruction.

3. Listing of services / classes offered at your facility
A full course listing is available at AcademyFivePoints.com/schedule. As a general idea, each week we offer 40+ muay Thai, 15+ BJJ/Judo, 7 kali, 35 strength training (primarily kettlebell, but also barbell, bodyweight, TRX, sandbag, Indian Clubs) group classes. We also provide personal training in all modalities.

4. Demographics of gym users
We have students as young as 5 years old, as old as 70. Our population is comprised of people of all ethnic backgrounds, races, orientations, vocations, genders -- it's New York City:)

5. Ideal students
Anyone who wants to learn to be stronger and healthier, who wants to improve at their chosen training modality.
Training Equipment at Use in Your Gym Currently

1. Kettlebells (brands, sizes, quantity)
Kettlebells (RKC, Perform Better, Lifeline, Ader, Kettlebell Concepts): 48 kg:2/44 kg:2/40 kg:6/36 kg:6/32 kg:7/28 kg:6/24 kg:32/22 kg:2/20 kg:17/18 kg:2/16 kg:25/14 kg:4/12 kg:12/10 kg:17/8 kg: 6/4 kg:6

2. Pull-up bar (yes / no)
Yes, 10

3. Barbell Equipment (bars, weights, racks, etc.)
Barbells: 6 + trap bar. Bumper Plates: 45 lb:12/35 lb:2/25 lb:4/10 lb:4 Plates: 45 lb:18/25 lb:15/10 lb:20/5 lb: 10/2.5 lb: 10. Racks: 4 Wall Mount Rogue Power Racks, 2 Titan Squat Racks. Dip Station. Dumbbells from 5 lb - 100 lb. Sandbags from 15 lb - 120 lb. TRX Stations: 7

4. Other Equipment
Assorted medicine balls and elastic bands. Jump ropes. Precor Dual Tower Cable Station. Cybex Leg Press. Cybex Leg Extension. Powertec Lat PullDown Tower. 15 Hanging Heavy Bags. 2 Wall Mount Uppercut Bags. Boxing Ring.

Gym Specs

Leader: Steve Milles
Established Date: 7/31/2017
Phone: 212-226-4474


148 Lafayette Street, Front A
New York, New York 10013
United States


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