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.