NGU50 ZONE


This class is taught by:

Morgan Dowd

Morgan is a NGU Group Fitness Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and graduate of Saint Joseph's University. Growing up she was constantly active as a gymnast & competitive cheerleader, until an ankle injury ended her college cheerleading career at Rutgers University. It was at that point that she became extremely conscious of her body & weight which ultimately spiraled into a nearly fatal eating disorder. After 4 years in recovery, she consciously chose to turn her unhealthy obsession with exercise into a healthy outlet to manage stress and anxiety. She believes that getting that second chance at life has only fueled her passion to inspire wellness through exercise. Morgan has a passion for continued education in functional training and nutrition in order to provide the best for all of her clients and classes.

Lisa Gomez

Lisa is extremely passionate about health and fitness. She graduated from Cabrini College and received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Sports Science. She has always been an active individual but throughout her college years she grew a greater interest in the field. Fitness became her way of life and with this mindset she was determined to share what she knew with her family and friends. Lisa’s interest is total body conditioning, functional training, muscular strength and endurance training. She has experience working with different special populations and is determined to provide fitness to any individual regardless of their limitations.

Andy Bonner

Andy has been involved in health and fitness for more than a decade. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport and Exercise Conditioning from East Stroudsburg University, he is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is in the process of obtaining his Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has more than seven years experience coaching Cross Country and Track & Field at the high school and college level. He currently coaches at Philadelphia University.

He ran track and cross country in high school and college and has significant experience in other sports including basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, cycling, boxing and more. He has over twenty years of competitive racing experience in track and cross country.

His wealth of experience in the fitness industry has allowed him the opportunity to work with individuals of all demographics and fitness levels, from 14 years old to 85 and national caliber elite athletes to people that simply want to improve their longevity and quality of life. He always insures that his workouts are science-driven and will gladly explain why he does what he does to anyone that is interested.

His favorite facet of health and fitness is watching the people he works with achieve their goals, and finds it very rewarding to help anyone that has a goal they wish to reach.

Lamar Patterson

Lamar has been active in sports and fitness for over 20 years, with experience in high school and simi pro athletics ( basketball, track, baseball and boxing). Lamar attended Berean Institute for computer science, later transferring to Community College of Philadelphia for a degree in education where he found his true passion for Health and fitness. While attending CCP Lamar was Certified as a Personal Trainer through W.I.T.S
(World International Training ) later attaining certifications through PTA Global and Dotfit.

Philosophy: Fitness Training geared to all levels of performance, specializing in Strength and Conditioning, while teaching and promoting a healthier lifestyle.

Fitness Specialties: Plyometrics, weight lose management… strength and conditioning

Quote: All things can be accomplished with hardwork and dedication, Hardwork and sacrifice!!

Macalla Curtis

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.

Leah Callovini

Leah recently relocated to Philadelphia from Washington, DC, where she began her fitness career five years ago. Leah participated in team sports in high school, but never really found her home in fitness until college. She fell in love with group fitness while studying at George Washington University. She began teaching Cycling classes in 2012 for the university's Campus Recreation program, which helped her realize her passion for helping others live their healthiest lives by developing healthy habits. After graduating from GWU with her BA in Psychology in 2014, Leah missed studying so much that she then self-studied and obtained both her ACE Group Fitness and ACE Personal Training Certifications within one month of each other. Her group fitness manager convinced her to sign up for the LesMills BODYPUMP Instructor Training program in 2015, which changed her life forever. Leah loves the energy and physical challenge that comes with BODYPUMP's continuous tension training and can't wait for her NGU participants to feel the burn!

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.

 

Certifications:
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)

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!


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon May 01 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Mon May 01 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm with Lisa Gomez
  • Tue May 02 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Andy Bonner
  • Tue May 02 6:45 pm - 7:35 pm with Lamar Patterson
  • Wed May 03 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Macalla Curtis
  • Thu May 04 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Jenn Espada
  • Thu May 04 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm with Morgan Dowd
  • Fri May 05 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Leah Callovini
  • Sat May 06 8:30 am - 9:20 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Sun May 07 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Leah Callovini
  • Mon May 08 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Mon May 08 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm with Lisa Gomez
  • Tue May 09 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Andy Bonner
  • Tue May 09 6:45 pm - 7:35 pm with Lamar Patterson
  • Wed May 10 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Macalla Curtis
  • Thu May 11 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Jenn Espada
  • Thu May 11 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm with Morgan Dowd
  • Fri May 12 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Leah Callovini
  • Sat May 13 8:30 am - 9:20 am with Lisa Gomez
  • Sun May 14 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Leah Callovini