About Fit Academy
In the spring of 2014, Fit Academy started out as one of the cities most organic fitness groups in the Art Museum area. Owner and Co-founder Osayi Osunde started it within his personal network of friends within the city who wanted to train “like an athlete”. It began with 8 friends, a set of resistance bands, agility ladders, cones, and the “Rocky Steps”. Since then, Fit Academy is now the most dynamic fitness company in Philadelphia. The workouts are the perfect balance between sports driven exercise, full body plyometrics, cardio, and high intensity interval training. All of this is packaged in an environment that promotes having fun, networking and sharing fitness experiences!
THIS IS WHO WE ARE: FIT ACADEMY X TEQUILA HERRADURA: LUCK IS EARNED
Here is a bit more about our coaches!
Osayi Osunde MS, ACE, TRX, NPC, LTS
owner and Co-founder: Fit Academy
Osayi Osunde is the Owner and Co-founder of Fit Academy, American Council of Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer, 3X Best of Philly Trainer (Philly Mag, Philly Current, Philly Happening Mag) Red Bull Opinion Leader, (NPC) competitor, nationally published fitness model for Under Armour, NFL, a former captain of the world champions Team USA IFAF National Football Team, former NFL Football player for the Green Bay Packers, and captain of the 2009 Villanova University National Championship Football Team. He focuses his training sessions on engaging his clients, connecting people, and motivating them through a variety of fitness modalities that are fun yet challenging. Osayi believes fitness is both mental and physical and lives by the moto, "Think Fit/ Live Fit".
Fun Fact: Childhood nickname is Fatz and hes met President Barak Obama
Favorite exercise: Bench press
Osagie Osunde MBA, NPC
Co-founder: Fit Academy
Osagie Osunde is currently Co-founder of Muscle Gauge Nutrition, Running Back coach and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for West Chester University, USA Weight Lifting sports performance coach and national level physique competitor. He has been a nationally published fitness model and has been featured in Men’s Health, Muscle and Strength, Bodybuilding.com, Muscleandstrength.com, GNC and other nationally recognized publications. He has an extensive background in strength and conditioning as well as nutrition and regularly helps inform and guide thousands through his efforts from Muscle Gauge Nutrition. His passion for health and fitness has taken him around the world as he shares the message of "Live Fit".
Maria is a recent addition to the Philadelphia area, locating from Northern VA/Washington D.C a year and a half ago. During her time in D.C., she became well-known across many local Gold's Gyms as being the "hardest sports conditioning instructor" around, racking in high attendance to her weekly classes and outdoor bootcamps. Being a competitive cheerleader from elementary school through her time at Penn State, Maria enjoys high performance, athletic training and incorporates many conditioning and agility drills and circuits throughout her full-body, kick-butt workouts! Training with Maria will definitely leave you feeling sore today, but stronger tomorrow.
Fun fact: Maria holds her "pro card" as a fitness competitor in the "bikini" division.
Favorite exercise: Maria has a love/hate, but mostly love, relationship with burpees!
Nicole Raglan NASM, LTS
Nicole is currently a senior at Temple University studying Kinesiology, concentrating in Exercise and Sport Science. Originally from New York, she has been involved in a variety of sports throughout high school. Nicole also has experience competing collegiately in track & field and nationally in cheerleading. She holds her personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She believes that fitness is about pushing yourself through any mental and physical limitations you place on yourself. As a coach, she loves to see clients reach their goals all while having fun!
Fun fact: Nicole is terribly afraid of butterflies.
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts, Deadlifts, Deadlifts!
Marko is a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) and is Les Mills GRIT certified. His focus is on a combination of functional movements, high intensity training and weight lifting to mold stronger, fitter, more mobile clients. His fitness journey started when he lost nearly 100 pounds with hard work and clean eating to create long lasting results and healthy habits. He looks forward to helping you live fit!
Fun Fact: Marko moved to the USA 5 years ago from Macedonia and can speak 5 languages.
Favorite Exercise: Hex Bar Deadlifts
Sara Brams Miller
Sara is another member turn Fit Academy coach. Our resident rower, Sara moved to Philadelphia to make an elite rowing team in 2007! She competed right on boathouse row before putting down her oars and picking up a bicycle. She raced bikes on a few different teams in the tri-state area and down to Washington D.C. She is also an avid runner, and did Crossfit for a while. Sara is 100% all about being a part of a team. You can pretty much guarantee that there will be a rowing machine involved in one of Sara's classes, even though she does not hide her love/hate relationship of them. Sara is currently studying for her NASM certification.
Fun Fact: competed in the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel as a cyclist.
Favortie Exercise: pull ups
Jordan is originally from Pequannock, New Jersey, and has lived in North Carolina the past 6 years. She graduated from East Carolina University December 2017 with a degree in Public Health: Concentration: Worksite Health Promotion. This past year Jordan interned with NC Cooperative Extension working with the Farm and Food Council, the Pitt County community garden network, and nutrition education. Jordan is working towards becoming certified as a Health Professional and maybe one day in the future, a certified personal trainer.
Fun Fact: Jordan's favorite thing to do is hike and camp
Favorite Exercise: Push ups
We're looking for talented, engaging, and dynamic certified fitness professionals to become a part of Fit Academy. We have a team mindset in our approach to work. Everyone can help each other as we all work towards our common goal of building a diverse fitness community! If you are interested in joining our team, send us a message with the subject, "Become a Fit Academy Coach", and we will reach out to you.
We are looking for coaches who:
- Live the Lifestyle (In great shape, Social, and Positive mindset)
- Have an engaging personality, great communication, and be passionate about helping people
- Certified through an accredited institution (ACE, NASM, etc)
- Must be active on social media and enhancing the brand
- Have experience doing both group training and personal training
- Must be continuously learning something new (not just fitness)
Coach - Certified personal trainers with experience with multiple fitness modalities from functional movement, sports training, group fitness, kettlebell, TRX, Yoga, and HIIT. Other specialties will also be considered.
Intern - Our catch all position getting a first had experience of small business entrepreneurship. Focus will be on sales, marketing, operations, event planning, etc!
Receptionist - Responsible for being one of the main faces of the company! Always smiling and having a positive attitude. Responsibilities include customer service, sign in, managing the MindBody software, facility management, etc.