WB20 creates an accessible and inclusive environment for our clients that nurtures their health and wellbeing by delivering innovative, efficient and effective fitness solutions through skilled, supportive trainers and coaches.
Daphne Mustafa is co-founder of BE FIT Technologies, a company formed to bring technology and fitness together to produce services and products that help shift the focus from treating disease to promoting wellness. The company’s first offering is a new to the US fitness technology called Whole Body Electrical Muscle Stimulation (WB EMS). She is very excited to deliver WB EMS powered personal training by certified fitness trainers in her new private fitness studio WB20 in Ashburn Virginia.
Daphne has a degree in Health Administration. As a health information management professional, Daphne spent many years working with hospital systems from discovery to go live on projects of transition; from paper to digital medical record keeping. Prior to her career in healthcare, Daphne was a technical sales executive for Sprint. In that role she partnered with large companies to ensure the best data network solutions were in place to ensure the success of her clients.
She feels fortunate to now be in business with her family, who all share a passion for fitness. Her husband Bernard is co-founder of BE FIT Technologies and her grown children have various talents that contribute to the venture; from master trainer to sports psych. This collaboration gives her an opportunity to work closely with her family on a different level. She is excited to work with them on achieving business goals, getting to know her Loudoun family better, making a positive impact on her community. She also sees the new business as a way to mentor new to the industry fitness trainers by offering a new niche technology and fostering their entrepreneurial spirits.
Bernard has been a gym rat his entire life. Due to a rotator cuff injury and operation, he loss strength in right shoulder. He was introduced to Whole Body Electro Muscle Stimulation (WB EMS) with the promise of strengthening his shoulder without undue pressure on his rotator cuff. It worked! Bernard was able to strengthen his shoulder and can now do pushups without shoulder pain. Bernard recently became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer.
For 17 years prior to BE FIT, Bernard was the CEO of PVBS. February 2018, Bernard and his partners sold PVBS to XTIVIA Technologies and March 2020 he retired from XTIVIA. Prior to joining PVBS, Bernard was President of Copia Enterprises which provided financial and technology consulting services to federal government agencies and commercial clients. Before that, he was the COO at Standard Technology Inc., Director at the American Express Tax & Business Service. Bernard also was the Director of the Chemistry Division and Finance and Administration for Corning Hazleton.
He believes in public service. Bernard is Chairman of the Board at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and honorary trustee of the Loudoun Education Foundation. In 2015, Mr. Mustafa was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Board of the Center for Innovative Technology and is retired as the Chairman of the Board. He is also Chairman of Loudoun County Economic Development Authority Board.
Additionally, he has served in numerous local and national organizations including Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, NAACP, National Black MBA Association, National Association of Black Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants and Greater Washington Society of CPA’s.
Bernard received his B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Baltimore and an MBA from Morgan State University. He is a Retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Mr. Mustafa served in the United States Army and is a Vietnam War Veteran.
Born in Silver Spring Maryland, Bernard grew up loving adventure, animals, and riding BMX. As an adult Bernard quickly discovered that when jumping out of planes, motorcycling, deep sea fishing, and adventure sports are passions, injuries are par for the course.
In 2014 while giving up smoking Bernard fell in love with health and wellness. Adopting a healthy lifestyle changed his life. He learned as much as he could about exercise and nutrition and acquired fitness certifications from NFPT, NASM as well as multiple EMS certifications. The idea of helping people transform their lives for the better appealed to him.
In 2019, after returning to the D.C. Metro area Bernard discovered Whole Body Electric Muscle Stimulation training. The value of a 20-minute workout that does not place a lot of stress on joints and soft tissue yet delivers a very intense muscular contraction was ideal for the fast-paced busy world we live in. His vision is to create a wholistic fitness solution that integrates technologies like wearables, artificial intelligence, hormone testing and movement science to give people a data driven health and wellness journey. The idea of penetrating the US market with a new innovative FDA approved technology that is widely accepted abroad appealed to his analytical mind and fit into his vision.
As an enhancer by nature, Bernard got into personal training because he loves helping facilitate healthy change in others. He now teaches and certifies other trainers, has trained multiple success stories, and is thrilled to continue enriching lives.
Paula has always been passionate about sports, however she fell in love with fitness and wellness in college, where she was introduced to proper weightlifting, nutrition and meal prep.
Being a world traveler, Paula has experienced different cultures and found innovative ways to boost her performance as a professional basketball player. With having to prioritize her nutrition, she became vegan and turned it into a passion. After dedicating her life to fitness and wellness, not only she lost over 20 pounds but gained confidence in many pillars in her life. Paula is determined to help people and their journeys, therefore she recently became a personal trainer and nutrition coach. Paula was first introduced to EMS in Poland, and when she heard about WB20 she felt like it would be a great opportunity.
“I’ve never been the biggest fan of implementing machines or devices in my workouts, until I tried EMS. After applying EMS to my workout routine I started to see many changes within my body. My strength, mobility, balance and body fat percentage have improved and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I can’t wait to show you that you can also achieve your goals, by making EMS workouts a part of your lifestyle.”
Jerome moved to Northern Virginia in 2002 with his aunt and uncle. Growing up he loved being outside and playing games with his older brothers. He played football for AYFL until he went to highschool. Freshman year of highschool Jerome wanted to try a new sport and got into track and field. Sophomore year of highschool he had to have knee surgery for an osteochondral defect. He competed that season and for the last two years of highschool.
After high school Jerome attended Old Dominion University and attended their ROTC program. Due to personal issues he had to leave ODU his first year. Prior to that he really found his passion in martial arts. Jerome took classes in a few different martial arts before being offered a job at a taekwondo studio in 2015. During this time Jerome got to work with people of all different backgrounds. In 2020 the studio he was working in closed due to Covid.
Jerome took this opportunity to join his family’s newly founded business. Whole body EMS was completely new to him. After training with the whole body ems he saw that he could grow muscle around his knee without putting a lot of strain on the joint. Excited to help people with similar issues to his own, he got an EMS certification. Jerome received his personal training certification from ISSA.
Corinne Safille began her fitness journey in Miami, FL after graduating from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production and Theater Performance. She was one of the first instructors to introduce pole fitness and striptease in South Florida during a time when little was known of this fitness style.
When she moved to California, she got certified as an AFAA Fitness Instructor along with other certifications such as Zumba, Ripped, Pound, Pole, Striptease, Yoga, and PiYo. Corinne also created a unique business model for a mother-child fitness studio for lower-income communities that she co-owned. In this studio, she also designed a variety of inclusive and distinctive classes not available in other studios. These classes included Metamorphosis, Boot Camp Vixen, Salsa Aerobics, Rock Hard Body, Aerial Striptease, and Trampoline Vixen.
During some of those years, she was also a co-owner of a traveling burlesque show which she choreographed along with a business partner. Together they created over 20 different dance performances to a variety of music genres. She also managed and worked for her own company PoleXotic which taught women all around Southern California pole and striptease moves and choreography. Through that company, she was also able to choreograph dances for several independent movie projects.
During her younger days, her career fields ranged from a published author in several educational books while working at the University of Miami, to Special Events Makeup Artist for Clinique, Casting Director Assistant, and lastly, Actress.
Corinne is a vegan mother and an advocate for animal rights. She loves educating on the benefits of eating plant-based meals and the importance of healthy eating and exercise. She is a writer for two blogs where she helps her readers discover clean, vegan/plant-based, and cruelty-free brands and products. She is a loving mother to three beautiful daughters and four adoring cats. She loves to work out every day with her husband through strength training and aerobic exercise.
Her new venture as a WB-EMS instructor is one she is accepting with enthusiasm and a commitment to bettering the lives of her clients. Let her show you how you can change your body’s endurance and strength in just 20 minutes at WB20.