Our Team

Introducing Our Highly Skilled Specialists

Through steadfast dedication to innovation and to our clients, Pure Conditioning has developed technological and procedural breakthroughs in exercise, nutrition, and detoxification science. These breakthroughs have led to superior results.

Our Specialists have diverse educational backgrounds and proficiencies. They are poised and prepared to guide you through a complete transformative process.


Exercise Physiologist

Daniel Pachter received his BS in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University and worked as an Assistant Strength Coach for 5 of Penn State’s Division 1 sports teams. He was a Personal Trainer for Penn State’s doctoral program at the Center for Sports Medicine during the “US Army Study”.

Daniel completed an internship in physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation followed by becoming an Exercise Physiologist & Corporate Fitness Director of Valley Cardiac Rehab, where he developed their first corporate fitness program.

Daniel completed Level 1 & 2 Superslow Exercise Certification, was appointed Master Superslow Instructor and has certified 12 people in the method. Daniel owns and manages ‘Pure Conditioning’ in Manhattan and has 28 years experience working as a personal trainer and nutrition consultant. He has written an exercise technical manual for instructors and numerous customized nutrition plans for his clients/patients.

His clients range from partners from the some of the most prestigious Investment Banking Firms, Law Firms, and Hedge Funds as well as patients with physical and medical challenges including Multiple Sclerosis, joint replacements, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Cancer.

Elena Iacob

Conditioning Specialist

I am enthusiastic about my journey through the fitness industry. Working at Pure Conditioning has fulfilled my passion for helping individuals in achieving their health and wellness goals. My academic background includes a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and a Master's degree in Sports Performance. In addition to my academic qualifications, I hold certifications in the Flexologist Training Program and a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, and 10 week apprenticeship with Pure Conditioning founder, Daniel Pachter. These certifications reflect my commitment to offering a holistic approach to fitness, focusing not only on strength and conditioning but also on flexibility and mind-body wellness. With 13 years of experience as a gymnast, I have developed discipline, precision, and a deep understanding of the importance of physical conditioning and flexibility. I have also leveraged my expertise as a gymnast to become a skilled gymnastics coach, accumulating over 10 years of experience. This coaching background has refined my ability to understand and work with individuals at various fitness levels, highlighting the importance of personalized training approaches. What truly sets me apart is my ability to connect with clients on a personal level. I invest the time to understand their motivations, limitations, and preferences, creating a comfortable and motivating environment for them to thrive in.

Phillipp Villhauer

Conditioning Specialist

Philly graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Psychology. He has experience working in physical therapy, orthopedic, and physiology lab settings. Philly believes that strength training and proper nutrition are two major keys in the pursuit of fitness, longevity, and quality of life. He is excited to continue helping people reach their fitness goals and push towards an even higher level of health and performance.

Harold Jezler

Acupuncturist/Dry Needler

Harold Jezler, MSAc, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist and trigger point specialist. With over a decade of experience, Harold utilizes various styles of acupuncture and dry needling to treat acute injuries and chronic conditions in both adults and children. He received his Masters of Science from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, where he studied Chinese and Japanese forms of traditional medicine, in addition to orthopedic sports medicine and Western trigger point acupuncture (dry needling). Harold has a strong background in classical Japanese martial arts, cranial-sacral therapy, and various meditation practices, which has provided him with a unique understanding of the body and its energy systems.