Support a Great Cause at Brooklyn Wellness in the Park


Any and all members of the Brooklyn community, regardless of age and body type, as well as numerous local health and fitness businesses and vendors.


Brooklyn Wellness in the Park is a new health and wellness event this summer brought to you by the Global Autism Project. The goal of this event is to bring members of our communities together to exercise and learn how to get fit and stay healthy in their everyday lives. Participants who come to the wellness event will enjoy group workouts led by local coaches, as well as have opportunities to get more information about community fitness studios and wellness centers, sample both local and national health food products, and participate in exciting raffles and giveaways.


All proceeds from this event go to the Global Autism Project, a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization that is committed to empowering communities worldwide to address the needs of individuals affected by autism. The Global Autism Project implements new and sustains existing programs in the United States as well as in under-resourced countries abroad. The Global Autism Project believes in the importance of healthy minds and bodies, both within the scope of their organization and beyond it, so they are joining together with our community to promote the universal importance of health and wellness. For more information about the Global Autism Project, visit their website at


All you have to do is show up at Brooklyn Wellness in the Park for a day full of fun fitness classes and activities, great food, wellness education, and community bonding. The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to support the Global Autism Project’s national and international programs and future events like this one.

Join us at a FREE Health & Wellness Fair on May 14th

New Understanding LIVE
FREE Health and Wellness fair!
Saturday,May 14, 2011
540 President St btwn 3/4 Ave
1 block from the R train at Union street!

Join us along with some of Brooklyn’s best practitioners for this free event. Visit our booth where we’ll  be offering complimentary postural and body composition assessments as well as exclusive discounts for  attendees. We’ll be offering a free demo of our most popular fitness program The Formula at 10:30 am.

There will be a full day of free seminars and workshops for adults and the kiddies too! For more info and to see the full schedule click here.

We’ve Got Press! Check Out Our Recent TRX Class Review

Here’s a preview of the article “TRX:The Final Frontier” from

“Michelle Hobgood helms her class over at Brooklyn’s Body Elite Gym. Though Michelle teaches TRX out of the private gym, you don’t have to be a member to take her class. Sessions will run you about $25 and classes in the airy studio are small and personalized. Michelle is a certified fitness trainer, who in addition to TRX Suspension, also specializes in Mommy & Me fitness (which includes Mommy TRX). She is the founder of Fusion Fitness & Wellness where she coaches her clients to think synergistically about fitness, nutrition and overall wellbeing. In her care, you’ll find a kinder, gentler approach to TRX in a group setting. Make no mistake, Michelle will have you feeling the burn that comes with a Suspension workout, but she’ll also have you feeling like you’re a fearless kid on the playground, flying high and having fun. Her demeanor is disarming and if you walk in with any sort of self-doubt, she’s got the ability to melt it right off you.”

Read the rest of the article here

NEW! Mommy TRX Class Starts March 9th

Fusion’s founder and Certified Fitness Trainer, Michelle Hobgood is teaching the new MOMMY TRX class at Body Elite. Come find out how the TRX Suspension Trainer can help you get back into shape after pregnancy. Get a little“ME” time in, meet other moms, and feel great! Perfect for mothers with kids of any age (see childcare options on flyer below).

Join us for FREE DEMOS on Wednesday March 9th, 2011 at Body Elite, 348 Court Street in the Bococa section of Brooklyn. Space is limited so RSVP is strongly suggested.

  • 12:00 pm

  • 12:45 pm

  • 1:30 pm

Regular class begins Wednesday, March 16 at 12pm.

To RSVP for free demos and to sign up for classes please contact Body Elite at 718-935-0088.  All payment transactions for classes will be conducted by Body Elite. See flyer below for more details. Please contact us with any questions about this class.

Sample The Formula For Two Weeks

Join us for two free weeks of our most popular fitness program, The Formula. Share the calorie torching and bring a friend! Visit The Formula page for more info and the exact schedule. Runs from Tuesday February 22nd to Thursday, March 3rd.

RSVP required.

New Class-TRX Suspension Training® Starts Saturday Nov.6th

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to get in shape? Want to switch things up with your current fitness routine?

Starting Saturday, November 6th, Michelle Hobgood will be teaching a TRX Suspension Training class at Body Elite Health Club in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, New York. Perfect for all levels!

NEW Class-The Formula, Starts Monday, Sept.27th

As a Personal Trainer,I’m frequently asked what kind of fitness routine I follow to stay in shape. After years of being blessed with an awesome metabolism, the 30’s came in with a bang and tried to spoil the party. I had to come up with a routine  that included everything I felt was necessary to challenge my metabolism, have loads of variety, not take up too much time and most of all, keep producing results. I called it my formula and now I’m sharing it with you.

Check out the Formula here. It’s replacing the Ultimate Body Boot Camp but never fear, it’s just as good if not better!


Alive & Well,Brooklyn’s First Health & Wellness Fair, Sept.26th

Leading a healthy lifestyle involves constantly being exposed to new and exciting ways to maintain it. Check out Brookyln’s first health and wellness fair. It’s FREE and taking place on Sunday, September 26th @ the Textile Arts Center from 11am-5pm.For more information on this awesome event click here.

Be sure to grab a goodie bag while you’re there to get a special discount from Fusion Fitness & Wellness!

A Day For You-FREE Event Sunday, Sept.19th

Come out and see what Fusion is all about. Don’t be shy because this day is all about “you”. Take a free class or two or three! A little birdie told me that the first prize for the raffle will be one free month of our newest program,The Formula. Check out the event schedule and get more info here.

Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk, Sept 26th

When a client of mine, told me she wanted to get in better shape for this run/walk, I decided to not only train her but join her as well. I’m so proud to be taking part in the 2010 Tunnel to Towers Run hosted by the Firefighter Stephen Siller’s Children Foundation. What better way to give back then to support a worthy cause such as this one?

A Hero’s Story*
Stephen Siller, beloved husband and father of five, was a firefighter from Squad 1, Park Slope Brooklyn. On 9/11, he was off-duty, and on his way to golf with his 3 older brothers.

When Stephen heard on his scanner that the World Trade Center had been hit, he turned his vehicle around and headed towards the site. When his truck was prohibited from entering the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, typically of him, he raced on foot towards the site with his gear strapped to his back.

He was last seen alive on West and Liberty Streets where he, more than likely, went looking for his Squad, all of whom perished. The Tunnel to Towers Run retraces Stephen’s footsteps on that fateful day.

In running along his path, we honor the memory of all the Firefighters, Police, and EMS workers who performed their duty that day. In running this race, we are reclaiming still another part of the city for all our heroes and for all of those who died on 9/11.

Follow the Footsteps of a Hero
The Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk is 5K/3.1 miles and draws upwards of 20,000 people from kids to adults. This event takes place on Sunday September 26th and is only $50 if you register before September 22nd, 2010. Please click here for more information and to register.