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.


Ben Frey, Head Strength Coach at Grad Hospital

Ben was first introduced to strength training while playing high school football and went on to play college football at Bloomsburg University where he received his degree in Exercise Science. It was during his college years that he really gained experience in the gym and developed his skills as a coach.

Prior to graduating, he enrolled in a semester long university athletics strength and conditioning internship, helping coach nearly all varsity teams in the weight room at BU. This experience with great colleagues proved valuable in his coaching development.

Ben’s strength sport interests include Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting, especially Supertotal. He also enjoys discussing and learning about field sport athletic development. Ben seeks common ground between coach and athlete, as he finds people are usually more similar than different. He believes those who truly understand complexity can make it simple. When not coaching or training, Ben spends time with his life partner Chelsea and their cats. He is an avid music listener and loves to cook.



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. 

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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. 

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