2014’s “Best of Philly” personal trainer, Marshall has a decade of experience helping people of all ages find the joy of expressing their personal agency through fitness. He believes in mastering, progressing, and constantly honing the basics; as well as cultivating a “think lifetime, act daily” mentality.
Marshall holds certifications from NASM, StrongFirst (level 2 kettlebell coach, SFL barbell coach), and the FMS (Functional Movement Screen). He has managed a staff of trainers at a New York City luxury gym, coached an all-women powerlifting team to new personal records, and believes that the proper strengthening and care of one’s physical body is a transformative act of self-worth.
He is a South Philly resident, total kitchen nerd, and will stop and pet a cat on the street under any and all circumstances.
Noah Maxwell CSCS, SFG TL has more than 20 years’ experience as a Strength and Fitness coach.
He has a BS in exercise science Temple University, Certified strength and conditioning specialist CSCS, Strong First certified Team Leader, Fully Certified Gym Jones Instructor, FMS II, FCS. He is a beast tamer, Sinister, and TSC champion.
With an extensive background in martial arts and strength training, Noah makes an effort to do everything he asks his students to do. Noah’s teaching style is to focus on the details of how each drill is done as it relates to all of human movement. The goal of each class is to move better, feel better, and be stronger in all that you do outside of class.
Noah teaches a class that is focused on educating the how and why of the drills and exercised worked on. His class is open to all levels of fitness with drills being scaled to the individual. Expect to work and to be challenged.
Amy began practicing yoga as a way to gain flexibility and reduce injuries in other athletic endeavors, and eventually came to learn and appreciate how practicing physical alignment illuminated the mind, body, and spirit. As a RYT-200 and RCYT Yoga Instructor, she strives to guide students of all ages and abilities to connect with their breath, embrace the individuality of their practice, and support healthy biomechanics for a sustainable practice.
Amy is also passionate about her other gig as a speech-language pathologist, actively competes in local softball and field hockey leagues, and thrives on learning new things to bring to practice.
Katie Gould is the founder of KG Strong and a lifetime resident of the Philadelphia area. She has been working as a personal trainer and Yoga instructor in Philadelphia for over nine years, building a community of strong, hard-working and caring students who now occupy her fitness studio at the BOK building.
Katie has been an athlete all her life and studied functional strength training and Yoga early in her career. She began training in Russian Kettlebells in 2013 and has since become a level 2 StrongFirst Girya certified instructor. As a lover of both mobility and strength, Katie appreciates the fluency between Kettlebell training and the physical Yoga practice and brings them together as a holistic practice at KG Strong. She is a seeker of adventure and challenge, who seems to always have a competition, trip to a foreign country, or party planned in the near future.
SFGII, FMS, NASM, RYT200
Cherie fell in love with fitness when she started running at age 14. She believes that proper alignment and engagement in every movement people make is so important in living a long and active life, and so that is what she focuses on. Helping others work toward their fitness goals and watching them make that mind-body connection and get excited about the process feeds her soul!
She loves to create her own “races,” such as bicycling 120 miles (Telford, PA, to Cape May, NJ) in 1 day (2016) and running the pemi loop (32 miles, 9800 ft elevation gain, 8 mountain peaks) in the White Mountains in 1 day (2017). Throughout the years, she has learned how important it is to have good form in whatever you are doing and that mind-body connection is the key to that. Cherie strives to continue making that connection stronger, always challenging her mind and body, by learning new activities and exercises from other fitness professionals.
Cherie trains people from all stages of life and from all levels of fitness. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer (2016), 200-hr Certified Yoga Instructor (2017), and Certified Strong First Kettlebell Instructor (2017).
Anna Claire is a NASM certified personal trainer and amateur competitive powerlifter. She fell in love with fitness by way of tractor tire flips, keg runs, and kettlebells, and trained in cycling, running, yoga, and bootcamp style classes, before devoting herself to barbells.
After years of personally experiencing the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical benefits of movement, she got certified as a personal trainer to create spaces where everyone in every body can feel comfortable getting strong and healthy.
Julie Read is a personal trainer, licensed massage therapist, artist, and writer living in Philadelphia. She has hundreds of hours of coaching and education to her name including being an OPEX Level 1 Certified Coach. Julie hand-draws muscle infographics for her Instagram, @itsjulieread, and enjoys sharing her life in her can’t-miss Instastories.
When she’s not working Julie enjoys exploring the Philadelphia food scene, traveling, and spending time with her teen-dog, Rosie.
Elaine DiFeliciantonio got into strength training as a way to continue to challenging her body after her athletic career ended. Soccer laid the foundation of endurance on which to build more power and strength and as she continued her training, the knowledge she gained about proper movement patterns and strength progression became a passion turned profession. As she embarked on the endeavor, she became a NASM certified personal trainer and a Strong First Level 1 instructor.
Her main focus is to connect people to their bodies and forge an everlasting bond between the two. Through continuing education Elaine wants to enhance her clients performance in the major movement patterns while unlocking the stability and mobility to make training a lifelong journey.
Her strength and endurance passions were fully realized when she was introduced to kettlebells. She is just as passionate about continuing to increase her strength and skills through Strong First certifications as she is about teaching them to her clients.