About Us

EMAC is a Local, Family Owned, Small Business

Our family!

We are so grateful! As a family, we opened East Memphis Athletic Club in 2018. Since then we have been blessed with a staff and fitness community that supports each other and have been honored to be part of the vibrant East Memphis Community.   We are also in the process of expanding our award winning programs and services to the Poplar & Johnson Road area in Germantown with an expected opening date in early 2024.  


Josh - Owner & Personal Trainer

As an owner, I am proud of our EMAC team! We are 100% dedicated to our community and being the best coaches for each member. My mission is to ensure every member feels valued and excited about their workouts.

I'm constantly looking to enhance my 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 abilities. I am passionate about Olympic Lifting and devoted to the science and the execution of the sport and am always looking to build my knowledge and skills to supplement my BS in Exercise Science, my ISSA Personal Training Certification, and my Olympic Lifting, USAW Certification.

I was born in Rochester, NY but now call Memphis my home. During my high school and collegiate years, I played football and wrestled. One of my high school highlights was playing in the state championship football game in the Meadowlands ...  and winning!  Running out of the locker room and across the NFL logos in the end zone was amazing!

Natalie - Owner

Brian and I met in my Body Pump class. When we got married we mapped out our bucketlist, and at the top of the list, was owning a gym. When the opportunity arose for us to take over this club in East Memphis, we jumped at it!  And with our son's Josh's help, we did it!

My background is in psychology, special education, and school leadership. My favorite quote, "A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others."

Growing up, I danced competitively and played a number of sports. My body image has always been an issue. I have gone through fluctuations, gaining and losing weight many times. Owning our gym has given me the opportunity to share with our community my focus on building healthy habits and maintaining mindful eating. I am a certified Wellness Coach, and I love to work with others to get them excited about plannng their meals and finding the workout they love.


Brian - Owner

Being an owner of EMAC has been an incredibly satisfying time for me.  Being able to work with our East Memphis Community and see how folks can literally change their life is absolutely amazing.  

I graduated from Cornell Univerity with a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and then went on to earn a business degree from Northwestern University. In the past, I have worked for several companies as a COO and CTO.  

At EMAC, I love to focus on encouraging members to believe in themselves and show them how exercise can be fun. I also have a BLAST with coaching! I love to coach Spinning, Body Pump, and Bungee classes. In addition to Coaching,  I'm our CFO and resident handyman! 😉

meet our coaches


Director of Fitness / Personal Trainer



Personal Trainer 



Personal Trainer 


Personal Trainer 


Personal Trainer / Stretch


Personal Trainer 


Body Pump & Body Balance


Body Pump 


Body Pump 


Body Pump & Body Balance


Body Pump & Body Combat




TRX, Personal Training, & Spinning


Spinning & Bungee




Body Balance


Body Balance

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It's time to set up your 1:1 meeting to learn more about our memberships.

We can't wait to hear about your goals and show you around our Club and have you meet the folks in our Community!


Contact Information

 (901) 509-8905


  426 S. Grove Park Rd, Memphis, TN 38017

 9289 Poplar Ave, Suite 106, (Behind Paint-A-Piece), Germantown, TN 38138