Founded by husband and wife Josh and Elyse Buchbinder, the mission of B-Strong Athletics, LLC is to improve the overall quality of life for those recovering from alcoholism, addiction, and mental health conditions.
Persons in early recovery who integrate a proper fitness and nutrition program enhance their sobriety by decreasing symptoms of depression/anxiety/bi-polar, elevating overall mood, reducing chronic pain, developing a sense of community, improving body image and self-esteem, lowering instances of self-harm, and reducing cravings. B-Strong Athletics uses science-based methods to get clients real-life results and help them maintain their sobriety.
Originally from Maryland, Elyse received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Salisbury in 2010 and her Associate Degree in Nursing from Howard County Community College in 2012. She is a Certified Nutrition Coach and a Russian Kettlebell Instructor. She also regularly writes for “Baltimore Outloud”, Baltimore’s LGBTQ Newspaper in the Fit For Life column. Elyse is currently pursuing her masters in human clinical nutrition and upon completion will be a licensed nutritionist.
Josh received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Towson University in 2005. He has coached Martial Arts and acrobatics before becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. He has also earned certifications in Corrective Exercise, Functional Movement, Kettlebell Training and Performance Enhancement. In 2013, Josh received his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania with Highest Honors. Both Josh and Elyse have previously worked for several large fitness companies and have learned the importance of incorporating a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition in their own individual personal journeys of recovery.