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.

Mark Truffer, NASM-CPT PES - Director of Operations

Mark has been training since 2018 and has been working in gyms since 2015. He has a real passion for the overall health and wellness of others as he grew up a three sport athlete in Anne Arundel County. He believes fitness should be a priority for everyone in some capacity. His specialties are functional strength training and sports performance. His clientele spans from 9 and 10 year old athletes to 70 year old seniors trying to spice up their fitness routine and everything in between. Trust him with your fitness journey and you won’t be disappointed!

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.

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.

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.
Training House Shannon

Dr. Shannon Will, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW

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 partnerships with Under Armour, Pure Raw Juice, and Juice Plus.

Dr. Gabrielle Griffin, PT, DPT, CMTPT, CMPT, CSCS, Sports Physical Therapist

Dr. Gabby Herman, PT, DPT, CMTPT, CMPT has an extensive background in sports rehabilitation and manual therapy for high-level athletes. She recently worked as Pipeline Soccer Club’s in-house physical therapist. She is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) and Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT), who pairs skilled hands-on treatment with functional movement-based exercises.

In addition to physical therapy, Dr. Gabby is a PT consultant for SI-bone, where she provides education and training to doctors, so they can accurately and efficiently diagnose sacroiliac joint dysfunctions. She has 8+ years of teaching group fitness classes with concentration in indoor cycling and strength training.

Training House Trainer Maddie

Madeline Kuciapinski, M.S., CSCS

Maddie is originally from Philadelphia, PA . She has had a passion for athletics and overall health and wellness her whole life, and wants to continue that passion through her work. Maddie grew up playing soccer and running track, but has an interest in a lot of different sports. She got her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Exercise Science, and her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Georgia Southern University. She is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. Maddie currently works for Loyola University as a strength coach for their men’s and women’s rowing, tennis, and cross country teams. She has previously worked for Clemson University in their strength and conditioning department, working with a variety of different sports. Outside of training athletes and working out, she enjoys traveling, and spent 4 months living and studying in Florence, Italy. Maddie enjoys cheering on her favorite Pittsburgh teams here in Baltimore.

Training House Jonathan

Dr. Jonathan Furrs PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT

Dr. Jonathan Furrs PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT is a sports physical therapist and Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. Jonathan has experience treating the injured athlete across the lifespan specializing in hip, knee and ankle pathology. Utilizing the best available evidence within the one-on-one treatment model, Jonathan’s approach is simple: Purposeful training produces powerful results. Having experienced injury himself, he has a strong interest in readiness to return to-play and the agility and strength metrics that determine it.
Outside of physical therapy, Jonathan is an avid soccer and tennis player, and a recreational runner. He also is involved in education efforts at the University of Maryland Baltimore teaching the next generation of physical therapists, where he anticipates adjunct faculty status.

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