Meet Coach Emily, MS, USAW

Founder of Relentless Athletics 
Director of Strength & Performance 
Adjunct Instructor at Temple University

"I truly want to create a type of environment where these girls can be BAD ASS while also building one another up in the process. Being STRONGER really is a beautiful thing, and the more female athletes I can share that with, the better!"

"I truly want to create a type of environment where these girls can be BAD ASS while also building one another up in the process. Being STRONGER really is a beautiful thing, and the more female athletes I can share that with, the better!"

Emily holds a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Temple University and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Drexel University. Through this education, Emily values her ability to coach athletes with a perspective that is grounded in biochemistry and human physiology. Outside of the classroom, Emily has experience coaching and programming at the Division I Collegiate Level working as the assistant strength coach for Temple University’s Women’s Rugby team. In addition, Emily holds her USAW Sport Performance certification and values her ability to coach athletes using “Olympic” Weightlifting. Emily is extremely passionate about the sport of Weightlifting, not only for the competitive nature of the sport, but also for the application of the lifts as a tool in the strength & conditioning field. Through these lifts, Emily has been able to develop athletes that range from grade school to nationally ranked athletes in sports such as lacrosse, field hockey, and weightlifting.

During her years in the class and weight room, Emily came to realize that most female athletes never get exposed to strength training until much later in their athletic careers compared to their male counterparts. She realized most females strayed away from the weight room due to intimidation of a predominately male environment as well as fearing that lifting will get them too “big” (a misconception that has been around for WAY too long).

Emily developed the idea of Relentless Athletics as a means to educate female athletes, parents and coaches on the necessity of strength training and sports nutrition education to optimize performance and reduce injury risks in the female athlete population.

Emily is also an Adjunct at Temple University, instructing a course on the development of female athletes.

 Meet Coach Julia, M.S., CSCS, USAW

Director of Sports Nutrition

“Through Relentless, my goal is to spread the knowledge needed to help establish STRONG foundations necessary for females to excel in both nutrition and strength training”

“Through Relentless, my goal is to spread the knowledge needed to help establish STRONG foundations necessary for females to excel in both nutrition and strength training”

Julia holds a M.S. in Sports Science and Coach Education from East Tennessee State University and a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from Temple University. During her time at ETSU, Julia worked as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Women’s D1 Volleyball team and headed their sports nutrition. She also worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at a local college in Tennessee for their Track & Field team.

Julia’s main passion is bringing an evidence-based approach to training and nutrition practice. Her time spent around collegiate athletes highlighted the gap between real-world practice/understanding and science; enter Relentless Athletics. After working with a variety of athletes and online diet clients, Julia knew there was a hole that needed to be filled – specifically for females. She saw that there was an absence of reliable sources for these individuals to gather information to help develop their athletic ability. Relentless offered the perfect community for Julia to spread her knowledge and help build STRONG foundations for females through nutrition education and training.

In her free time, Julia competes in powerlifting and weightlifter recreationally. She holds the Pennsylvania Junior State Record in the bench press in the 72 kg weight class.

Meet Coach Jillian, MS, LAT, ATC, USAW

Coach

“As a female athlete myself, and a knowledgeable Athletic Trainer, I want to help female athletes recover from injuries by not just treating the injury, but by optimizing movements to help correct the CAUSE of the injury. With Relentless, I can help females get back to the sport they love while helping them understand WHY the injury happened in the first place, and how to reduce the risk of it happening again!”

“As a female athlete myself, and a knowledgeable Athletic Trainer, I want to help female athletes recover from injuries by not just treating the injury, but by optimizing movements to help correct the CAUSE of the injury. With Relentless, I can help females get back to the sport they love while helping them understand WHY the injury happened in the first place, and how to reduce the risk of it happening again!”

As a lover of sports and having a deep passion for helping others, it was only natural that Jillian chose a career in Athletic Training. As a standout division 1 collegiate track and field athlete at the University of Delaware, she knows what it takes to get to the top of an athlete’s game, winning two conference championships and breaking a 30-year-old record in the javelin throw during her career. Her experiences as an NCAA Division 1 athlete combined with the knowledge of exercise science from her Athletic Training degrees make her a valuable resource to athletes looking to rehab injuries and enhance their performance- in the gym, on the field, and in life.

Jillian graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2012. She spent a year in graduate school at the University of Georgia before finishing up her Master’s degree in Athletic Training at East Stroudsburg University. During this time, she worked at the high school level, gaining experience as an Athletic Trainer with a wide range of skills in not just acute injury rehabilitation, but also with performance enhancement and injury risk reduction, especially for female student-athletes. Jillian has spent the past 5 years as an Athletic Trainer at Arcadia University, helping collegiate student-athletes return from injury stronger, faster, and more powerful than ever. She has learned that optimizing movement and correcting the cause of dysfunction, rather than just treating a single-joint injury, results in better outcomes in the long term. Jillian also holds the USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Certification.

Jillian continues to work to be a high-level athlete even though her track and field days are long gone. She found Olympic weightlifting after graduation and believes her greatest successes are yet to come. She has consistently placed in the top 7 at national-level USA Weightlifting competitions since 2016, placing as high as 4th at National Championships in 2017. Most recently, she earned a spot on her first international team for the IWF International Open in March 2019. Jillian believes her own experiences make her an invaluable Athletic Trainer and coach. She knows what it takes to work hard, eat properly, manage injuries, maintain optimum recovery, and balance other aspects of life. 

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