Our Team

Amy John, Owner/Operations

Amy has been a member of the gym since 2012 and been working out with Al ever since. Prior to owning Training House, Amy was the Executive Director for the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, an educational non-profit that supports underserved African American students in the Baltimore community. In 2011, Amy became a Weinberg Fellow in Non-Profit Leadership. In 2017, she started her own educational consulting firm, Amy John Advisory, that did project-based consulting for area independent schools and non-profits. A lifelong Baltimore resident, Amy’s passion is working with area non-profits to support their missions and helping elevate the lives of children in Baltimore.

Andy John, Owner

Andy has been a member of the gym since 2012 and in 2018 acquired Training House with his wife, Amy, and son, Michael. He was an accomplished wrestler and flag football player in the early days and is a lifelong lacrosse player/coach/fan. He played lacrosse at Denison University and continued to play until he turned 50. You can find him regularly working out at Training House or meeting up for an early morning walk with his daughter Katy and her dog Lulu. His full-time job is with Calvert Street Capital Partners, a local private equity and mezzanine investment firm.

Alfonso Balducci, Director of Programming

Al has worked with Training House for 15 plus years and has been in the training business for most of his life. He has worked with adults of all fitness levels and ages, both individually and in small group settings. He has also worked extensively with high school and college athletes. Al has trained several players for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was a strength coach for the Calvert Hall Varsity Lacrosse Team from 2007-2014. In his current role as Director of Programming, Al is responsible for programming the Board and overseeing all classes. He is also a strength coach for the Loyola University Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Team and was part of the coaching staff during the year Loyola won the NCAA Division 1 Championship (2012). His certifications include ACE and ISSA.

A Long Island native, Al is a huge New York sports fan (Giants, Yankees, and Rangers). His mom also makes a mean spaghetti.

David Manning, Director of Athletic Programming

David is a professional lacrosse player for the Philadelphia Barrage and also holds a Master of Science in exercise physiology with a concentration on nutrition and exercise. A Loyola Maryland alum, he played on the 2012 National Championship team and was a captain during Loyola’s 2016 Final Four appearance. David will be rejoining the Loyola Men’s Lacrosse team as the head strength and conditioning coach through Training House.

David has worked as a sports performance coach for Professional, College, High School, and Middle school teams and athletes. He has also been very involved coaching in the lacrosse community, most recently acting as the Director of Lacrosse for Cambridge High School in GA and prior to that as a two year assistant coach at Bridgewater College. The son of a nutritionist, David has always been fascinated by the importance of proper nutrition and training to optimize performance on the field. Along with strength and conditioning, David will be a sports nutrition resource for our athletes and teams affiliated with Training House. David also owns and operates Pure Performance Lab LLC, a sports performance resource for athletes and coaches. Outside of the gym, David enjoys coaching and playing lacrosse (obviously!), playing fetch with his dog Scar, reading the latest sports science research, and cooking.

Sam Udell, Personal Trainer

Coach Sam is not only a professional wrestler, but he is also a certified personal trainer and group class instructor at Training House! Sam is a lifelong athlete, youth wrestling coach, and bagel enthusiast. Sam is a tremendous motivator and has a background training youth athletes and anyone who wants to be better than they were yesterday!

Kenya Butler, Personal Trainer

Kenya is an ISSA and Precision nutrition certified trainer. He developed a passion for health and fitness after losing 180+ lbs and now wants to help others reach their fitness goals. He specializes in strength and hypertrophy training. His interest away from the gym include hiking , composing music and playing a variety of sports.

Angelo Levon, Boxing Coach, Sports Performance Trainer

Angelo was introduced to Training House during a boxing session with Coach Al. From there, he accepted a position as a front desk teammate and has been interning under Al’s guidance for almost a year. Angelo has been training in combative sports since he was 3 years old, starting with Taekwondo. Since then he has practiced BBJ, Boxing, Kick Boxing, and MMA. He quickly found MMA to be his passion and outlet for consistency and motivation in life. Angelo’s ultimate goal is to become a UFC fighter and take great care of his family.

Kelly Verbil, Member Relations

Kelly is a television host and professional wrestler, but she started her journey here in Baltimore at Training House as a front desk teammate. She can make a mean morning playlist and her passion for fitness has lead her to pursue a certification in nutrition (coming soon!). Kelly can be found around the gym to answer any questions you may have about memberships, payment, or general anecdotes about her cats. Trust us, it’s like she never leaves.

PJ Quarrie - Sports Performance

Former Collegiate Running Back At Bowie State University. PJ is from Baltimore MD attending Calvert hall for 3 years and then graduating from Dunbar High School in Baltimore. PJ has been training for 5 years now and has developed many athletes in Baltimore area from middle school to the pros. PJ has traveled for his knowledge and training methods, working with many NFL athletes in different States outside of Baltimore. working Coach PJ has developed a comprehensive system which has essential components to becoming an elite athlete. Key principles include stability, body control, motor skill development, speed, power, and agility.

Dr. Shannon Will, PT, DPT, CSCS, Will Power PT, Director of Sports Rehabilitation

Dr. Shannon Will, PT, DPT, CSCS is a sports physical therapist who has treated professional and collegiate athletes in sports including football, basketball, lacrosse, track & field, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer and boxing. These athletes work with Shannon to address post surgical rehabilitation, persistent pain or limitations, and to enhance overall performance.

In addition to physical therapy, Shannon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Sports Performance Specialist. She provides custom collegiate and high school team training based on speed and agility, plyometrics, power, strength, exercise capacity and active recovery principles. She is passionate about injury prevention for young athletes.

Shannon serves her Baltimore community through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, One Love Foundation and promotes healthy lifestyles through partnership with Pure Raw Juice and Juice Plus.

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