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. Her thorough understanding of the body’s mechanics is the foundation of ELITE GIRYA’s focus on fitness through proper form and safe, yet challenging workouts.

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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