Meet Coach Emily, MS, USAW
Founder of Relentless Athletics
Director of Strength & Performance
Adjunct Instructor at Temple University
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.