Strength Training


This class is taught by:

Carl Flotka

Carl flotka is a fitness instructor and personal trainer at Never Give Up. He is currently working towards getting into a physical therapy program. Originally from Michigan, with stops in Louisville and Lexington, he currently lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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!

Empower and Improve!

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.

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!!

Strength Training. Work those muscles to the max with high intensity, low impact strength movements. All levels welcome and can fit any goal! 
 
MYZONE MONITOR- if you have one, great! You can get your results on your APP. However, no in- class display is present for Strength Training. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Oct 20 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Carl Flotka
  • Tue Oct 24 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Wed Oct 25 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Lamar Patterson
  • Fri Oct 27 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Carl Flotka
  • Tue Oct 31 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Wed Nov 01 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Lamar Patterson
  • Fri Nov 03 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Carl Flotka
  • Tue Nov 07 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Wed Nov 08 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Lamar Patterson
  • Fri Nov 10 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Carl Flotka
  • Tue Nov 14 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Wed Nov 15 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Lamar Patterson
  • Fri Nov 17 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Carl Flotka
  • Tue Nov 21 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Wed Nov 22 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Lamar Patterson
  • Fri Nov 24 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Carl Flotka
  • Tue Nov 28 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Morgan Dowd
  • Wed Nov 29 6:15 am - 7:00 am with Lamar Patterson
  • Fri Dec 01 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Carl Flotka
  • Tue Dec 05 5:15 am - 6:00 am with Morgan Dowd