Our Story & Our Team


 

 

Our Story


EMAC looks to make Connections. We strive to build a caring and collaborative environment in which all members are connected to instructors, trainers, classes, and programs that fit their needs and goals.

We also look to Challenge our members because NO CHALLENGE, NO CHANGE! Through goal setting or competitions, we encourage our members to work outside of their comfort zone to embrace change and achieve new levels of success.

Most importantly we Care. We care about our members and our East Memphis community.

 

Locally owned

Meet The Team

Brian Rooney

Owner 

Natalie Rooney

Owner

Josh Laclair

Owner/ General Manager / Head Trainer

Staff Dietician

Emily Faquin

personal TrainerS

 

Josh LAclair


Josh is constantly looking to enhance each of his clients' workouts by having them set clear goals, monitoring their progress, and empowering them to achieve their fitness goals by designing workouts that meet their needs and ability. Josh is a certifed Olympic Coach, he is passionate about Olympic lifting and has devoted himself to the science and execution of the sport.  Josh has his BS in Exercise Science and his ISSA Personal Training certification and is continuously immersing himself in the latest in exercise research and techniques. 

 

Emron


Emron enjoys working with people who are committed and wanting to make a change in their lifestyle through fitness. Whether it is weight loss, building strength or just being fit. He is determined to help you to be the best YOU that you can be!

He is a great motivator and always pushes you to work hard and get the work done.  Emron has a strong background in track and field.

 

Alan


Alan's favorite workout is Team Training. He believes there is nothing more fulfilling than to see a client achieve the unthinkable in their workout journey and reach their full potential.  Alan has his personal training certification from NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine) and ASFA (American Sports Fitness Association). He is also certified in CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Rowing, and CrossFit Endurance

Lillian


Lillian strives for every participant that enters her TEAM session, small group and personal traning sessions to leave feeling empowered, confident and accomplished. Her deep passion for wellness and beliefs that "movement is medicine" motivate her to share her love for health with everyone who crosses her path! Lillian loves to incorporate functional movements, creativity and fun in order to provide a challenging workout that can always be modified for all levels! Lillian has her Master's in Health Promotion, NASM Personal Trainer certification, ACE group fitness certification and CrossFit L1 certification. 

 

Cornelius


Cornelius truly enjoys working with members on weight management and building their endurance so that they build healthy habits that allow them to maintain a fit lifestyle.  On the personal side,  Cornelius puts his philosophies into practice as a professional body builder who competes regularly. He is also passionate about Kickboxing, martial arts and Tae Kwan Do. Cornelius is a certified Personal Trainer from FiTOUR

 

Katie L.


Katie was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Her early life was spent as a dedicated basketball and tennis player. She further familiarized herself with fitness through pursuing an education in exercise science. With this background, Katie has not only established herself as wellness coordinator for assisted living, exercising the foundational tools necessary to carry out effective training, but also understands the business behind this lifestyle that keeps on giving. As a personal trainer and Les Mills Body step instructor, Katie is ready to make you feel your best.

Class Instructors

Billy


Spinning

Brian


Spinning | Body Pump

Brittany 


Body Flow

Carrie B.


CORE | Body Pump

Carrie W.


Body Pump | Body Flow

Denise


Body Pump

Jenn


TONE | CORE | Body Flow | Body Combat | Body Step | Body Pump  

John


Spinning

Julie P.


Spinning

Kate L.


Body Step

Karen


Body Pump | Spinning

Nadiyah


Spinning

Natalie


Yoga | Spinning | Body Pump | Body Step | Body Combat | AFAA Group Fitness

Stephanie


Body Pump

Susan


Spinning