Wayne Helms, Elite Krav Maga Training and Fitness Owner
From an early age, Wayne learned to spot a good coach. They were always consistent, extremely knowledgeable, and focused on development - not simply the end result. Because of his love of sports and competition, he signed up for Judo and met the first coach, out of many, that would change his life. After years of training, his Judo instructor encouraged Wayne to join the middle school wrestling team. The rest was history.
Wayne found great success in high school and college wrestling becoming a 2x Academic All-American and winning a National Title in Sambo. Once his college career was accomplished, it was a smooth transition to coaching high school wrestling.
During his time as a high school wrestling coach, he developed and mentored 2 State Champions, 10 Pennsylvania State medalists, and mentored/coached an athlete that was a resident at the Olympic training center for wrestling.
Throughout these experiences, Wayne always had a good judge of character. But it wasn’t until he started to learn more about himself through his ability and coaching experiences that his own character took full form.
He put himself through college, grew his network, and developed an obsession to learn everything he could about coaching and business. Early on, Wayne read dozens and dozens of books. He needed a new challenge and a way he could really honor the coaches who got him where he was then.
In 2008, Wayne launched Elite Training LLC., a personal training and sports performance company that helped student-athletes, from a variety of sports, attain their goals and stay injury free. In the end, he coached in nearly every high school and college sport available:
Numerous D1 lacrosse and baseball players
Strength and Conditioning for Widener University Football (2008 - 2010)
Rosemont College Lacrosse (2011 - 2013)
Bonner-Prendie High School Strength and Conditioning (2012-2015)
Harriton High School Lacrosse (2013-2017)
Penncrest High School Wrestling (2004-2007)
as well as many soccer, volleyball, and cheerleading teams.
In addition to the students Wayne developed, mentored and trained, the company attracted many adults wanting to get fit and improve or maintain a good quality of life. With all of his clients, it was important for Wayne to develop highly-customized training programs to achieve full success.
Then, it was time for a new challenge. Wayne trained rigorously in Krav Maga, became a Krav Maga instructor under Krav Maga Global, and his company evolved to what it is today: Elite Krav Maga Training and Fitness.
To schedule a Private Training Session
or to secure your spot in one of our great classes call: 610. 203. 1409 or email at
Richard Sheeran will also be joining us at Elite Krav Maga Training to offer his soft tissue Therapy. With a background as a private body guard and personal trainer, Richard has personal familiarity with the strain a physically demanding profession takes on the body. His education includes 650 hours at the Cortiva Institute of Muscle and Massage Therapy and countless hours since aiding the recovery needs of those all across the Delaware Valley.
Richard works in varying modalities including Sports Massage, Corrective Massage, Deep Tissue, Gua Sha, Cupping and Trigger Points.
With years of experience working with athletes, I am well aware that the constant physical demands take a toll on the body. Bringing in these highly qualified and respected soft tissue experts will benefit our clients immensely. Richard is available anytime with 24 hours notice.
For more information or to set up an appointment please check out the link belows
Throughout high school and college, Shelly took to running as an outlet for health; mentally, physically, and emotionally. However, as time went on and more startling news stories of attacks against women were released, she started to feel more vulnerable on the running trails and streets. What began as a type of meditation, running turned into a source of fear and stress.
That’s where Shelly’s journey in Krav Maga began.
As she quickly progressed through the ranks, Shelly began assisting in teaching the Krav Maga Beginners Camp. Increasing the confidence and strength in her students pushed her to join the Krav Maga Instructor Program at Elite so she could help more practitioners meet their goals. Fast forward a couple of years later, Shelly is now mentoring and coaching students in Elite's 8 Week Beginners Camp and Intermediate Class.
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Massage Therapist/Personal Trainer
All of Elite Krav Maga Training & Fitness Instructors and Assistant Instructors are certified through Krav Maga Global (KMG) and have been trained directly under Eyal Yanilov who is the highest ranking Krav Maga practitioner in the world and the KMG Global Instructor Team.
Also, all of our Fitness Trainers have obtained college degrees in related fields as well as hold nationally recognized fitness certifications.
Wayne (on the Right) Accepting his diploma for successful completion of the General Instructor Course part 3 from Albert (Expert 3) KMG International Team)
Wayne is certified by the following organizations:
West Chester University- B.S.
Krav Maga Global Instructor Graduate Level 2
TRX Certified, TRX Sports Medicine Certified
Certified Spinning Instructor
USA Wrestling Silver Level Coach
CPR/AED/1st Aid Certified
Over 26 years of Coaching & Training experience
Coached 2 State Champions-Wrestling
Sambo National Champion
Wrestling Academic All-American
Richard is Certified by the following organizations:
Cortiva Institute of Muscle and Massage Therapy
Instructors & Trainers
Krav Maga Coach: Shelly Hughes
Wayne (on the Right) Accepting his diploma for successful completion of the General Instructor Course part 2 from Marton Pinter (Expert 3) KMG International Team)
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