While working towards a physical therapy program, Carl graduated from the Lexington Healing Arts Academy, and earned his National Academy of Sports Medicine certificate. He will also be receiving his ACSM certification in June of 2017. During his five years of training, Carl has worked with clients of all ages and goals desired.
Carl grew up doing Taekwondo. During his 13 years practicing, he was able to achieve his second degree black belt. Carl also played various sports during high school and likes to keep his training similar to sport specific. He has competed in several power lifting competitions and is planning to run his first half marathon this June!
Carl is looking forward to working with the people of Manayunk and Never Give Up! Hoping to make our part of Philadelphia the healthiest, happiest and most fit around. He believes that science and safe based programs are the most beneficial while keeping it fun and entertaining!
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Leah worked full-time as a corporate fitness professional for a large government agency in the DC-area before relocating to Philadelphia in January 2017 to pursue her Master's in Sport Business at Temple University. Leah can't wait to get to know her participants at NGU Training: She finds herself continually challenged by her participants and hopes to inspire them to do what they think they can't.
WERQ® Dance Fitness Instructor (September 2016), SCW Pilates Mat Instructor (September 2016), NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (January 2016), American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid (November 2015), LesMills BODYPUMP Instructor (March 2015), ACE Certified Personal Trainer (July 2014), ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor (June 2014), Pink Gloves Boxing Pro Trainer (June 2013), Maddogg Athletics Spinning Instructor (March 2012)
She is a AAAI-ISMA certified Personal Trainer, AAAI-ISMA certified Cycling Instructor, and AAAI-ISMA certified Yoga Teacher.
Ann is excited to bring her lifelong love of fitness and health to the members of Never Give Up Training. She hopes to grow with her students as they travel on their fitness path towards their goals.
Macalla is not only an NGU Group Fitness Instructor, but also is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and can whip you into shape!
She holds the type of character that could be called contagious and exemplary. While Macalla brings with her to class a tremendously bright personality, a passion for fitness, an appreciation for life and a drive to always get better... She is also prepared and trained to perfection. She is always working towards her goals in whatever facet of life they may pertain to.
Macalla emerged as one of the most consistent competitors the Towson University gymnastics team has ever had, which is a testament to her ability to stay calm and focused under pressure.
What is most important, however, is Macalla the person. She is extremely passionate and dedicated. She has a great desire to continually gain knowledge and experience that will not only help to improve her own mentoring skills, but will also help those individuals she works with. Macalla is the type of person that pushes her and others to become better than they were yesterday, a belief that is embodied in the essence of the N.G.U. core. She will help push you to become the best person you not only want to be, but also will help push you through the battles in life and in training to become the person you may of never thought you could be.
OUR AWARD WINNING BOOTCAMP with the added bonus of MYZONE Heart Rate Monitoring. LIVE feed of your effort output, calories burned and fun competitions along the way. Your results will be available to you via smartphone App, email and of course live during class! For more information on MYZONE check out our website!
*** 2015 PHILLY.COM READER'S CHOICE WINNER FOR BEST BOOTCAMP IN PHILLY! *** NGU 50 is our signature Bootcamp style class offering a 50 minute, head- to- toe workout combining 50% cardio movements and 50% strength exercises for the best workout there is!
The invincible match between cardio and strength allows each athlete to work through these workouts at their own pace, while reaching their maximum potential and getting the most results out of their workout. Each class is constructed differently depending on the instructor, BUT every class will NOT differ in the general format: an interval and circuit training system that will have your heart pumping, using techniques such as (but not limited to) timed intervals and tabata style exercises.
The interval training and the weight circuits each athlete will complete will are designed to maximize fat burning, burn more calories and build the muscle and strength you want to reach your personal goals, whether that be gain muscle mass or simply tone it up!