Chris Semick, Co-Founder, Head Strength Coach at Grad Hospital, Director of Programming
Growing up in a small beach town, Chris spent his formative years skateboarding and immersing himself in music and art.
Chris's path led him to Temple University, where he pursued a track in exercise science. Throughout his 15-year career, Chris has been mentored by some of the industry's most influential figures. This invaluable experience has honed his skills and expanded his knowledge, enabling him to become a well-rounded and respected strength coach.
Chris's clientele has been diverse as it gets, having worked with individuals ranging from NFL athletes to those embarking on their first fitness journey.
Chris's ability to tailor training programs to suit individual needs and goals has earned him a reputation for delivering exceptional results.
Chris is a lifelong learner and outside of his coaching and athletic endeavors, Chris finds joy in being a devoted father and husband.
Caolan Burke-Prior, Head Strength Coach at Northern Liberties
Caolan got his first exposure to training through martial arts growing up and fell in love with the feeling of pushing himself as well as the positive impact it had in all aspects of his life. He discovered strength training as a teenager and shortly thereafter discovered his love for teaching and helping others grow and break through perceived barriers. This led him to pursue his bachelor’s in kinesiology at Temple University.
Through an internship here he met Chris and Jaclyn, instantly resonated with the Warhorse training philosophy and became a coach shortly thereafter.
Simultaneously during this time point he served as the president of the Temple Powerlifting Club for two years and led the club to massive growth and members to national stages. Caolan takes a holistic approach to training, combing sharp technical coaching and programming with adaptability and a client centered coaching style. In his free time he competes in powerlifting himself and enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Jane as well as his cat Theo.
Wylie Belaski, Head Strength Coach at Grad Hospital
For over 10 years, Wylie Belasik has been working as a Coach to help individuals build the strength to confidently lead active lifestyles.
After injury and burnout derailed his path to being a professional long-distance triathlete, Wylie turned to strength training as a means to build longevity and never looked back. His passion is now helping people answer similar questions, using strength to support their passions outside of the gym.
Wylie has certifications in Olympic Lifting, Nutrition, Breathwork, Endurance Training and more. He also owns Clever Coyote Coaching, specializing in custom program design for individuals returning from injury or with specific training requirements. You may find him planning adventures via foot or bike in his free time.
He’s married to his much faster wife and has two English Bulldogs.
Mike Tumminello, Head Strength Coach at Grad Hospital
Mike is a Certified Personal Trainer with over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. His career has been diverse, including roles as a trainer and manager in hospital-based facilities and group fitness gyms across New Jersey.
What truly drives Mike is helping his clients achieve their goals, whether it's building strength, losing weight, improving mobility, or boosting self-esteem. Mike is dedicated to empowering individuals through fitness and witnessing their incredible transformations.
Mikes own fitness journey began in the world of bodybuilding, where I competed as a Men's Physique athlete in my early 20s. This experience provided me with a solid foundation in muscle development and becoming a stronger, healthier person.
Fast forward a few years to 2015, Mike and his wife Samantha had their first child which changed his approach to how he viewed fitness.
Mike is still a huge advocate for traditional strength training. Although now he specialize in kettlebell training, ground-based animal flow exercises, and pre- and post-rehabilitation movements, all aimed at helping clients not only feel better but also move better. Mikes approach to fitness is holistic, and his commitment is unwavering in improving the lives of those he serves. .
Beyond Mikes professional life, he is a loving husband and proud father of four children. This perspective gives Mike a well-rounded view of the importance of health and fitness in daily life.
Dr. Joel Gyimesi
Dr. Gyimesi has been a practicing Sports Chiropractor in the Philadelphia and Main Line region for over 10 years. He is dedicated to providing a high quality experience where client care is first. This is done by arming the clients with the tools they need to obtain their goals through education, empowerment, and accountability.
Emma Collier, PT, DPT
Emma is a lifelong learner and has a passion for helping every person confidently navigate injuries with focus on their capability, resilience and commitment to wellness. Emma has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and her Bachelors degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Psychology. She has several years of experience treating a wide range of patient types. She is certified in dry needling and pelvic floor physical therapy with special interests in sports performance and strength and conditioning.