ELITE GIRYA | Cheryl Christie, Founder
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Cheryl Christie, Founder

ELITE GIRYA is privately owned and operated by Cheryl Christie MS PT ATC CSCS.


Cheryl has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer.  She uses her combined experience as a therapist, athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist to asses movement quality and muscular imbalances.  Cheryl’s thorough understanding of biomechanics forms the foundation of ELITE GIRYA’s focus on optimizing performance through proper form and safe, yet challenging workouts to guide her students 

Crediting kettlebells with helping her with her own fitness journey, you will often find Cheryl teaching the kettlebell classes!



Bachelors in Physical Therapy – SUNY Health Science Center – 1993

Masters degree, specializing in Sports Medicine – Illinois State University – 1989



– SFG II – StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor – Level 2
– SFL – StrongFirst Barbell Instructor

– NYS licensed Physical Therapist

– FMS Certified

– SFMA Certified

– Precision Nutrition Certified – Level 2




Cheryl also operates PARAGON Physical Therapy, a manual therapy practice. 

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