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!

Carl Flotka instructs the following:
  • NGU50 ZONE
  • 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!

  • Strength Training
  • 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. 

  • NGU Strength Kickboxing
  • NGU Strength Kickboxing
    An intense, fast paced mix of kickboxing and self defense that allows you to track your calories and heart rate with MyZone. 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! NGU Strength Kickboxing is our new uptempo, hour long class, that combines aggresive fighting style techniques and strength exercises while your burn calories and learn how to defend yourself.
    You will learn how to punch, kick and defend yourself correctly, while also earning that physique that you've always wanted. The incredible interval training and circuits will allow you to move at your own pace as you compete against yourself. Make no mistake, effort is required and goals will be reached. Come enjoy a butt kicking class while having fun and punching through that daily stress!