The TORQUE Tribe
Owner / Instructor
AAAI Spin Certified / Barre Certified / TRX Certified
Voted Philadelphia's Instructor of the Year 2020
Summer is a ball of energy from the moment she wakes up. Her zest for life, and gratitude for every moment of every day, is what draws people to her contagious spirit. She is a former gymnast, a seasoned athlete, and a certified instructor who puts all that she has into every move, every playlist, and every class. Her classes are fueled by upbeat music, heavy beats, inspirational words, and motivational speeches. Whether she has you tucking at the barre, sprinting on the bike, planking in TRX, or running your heart out in Tread & Tone, you'll be transformed both physically and mentally. Don't let those little legs fool you...They have speed and power! When Summer is not at the studio, you can find her spending time with her two little cuties, Avery & Parker, her girlfriend Kim & daughter Addie, & her friends & family!!
Barre / TRX Certified
Julie's positive energy radiates in the barre room! She knows and understands the importance of creating that positive mind and body connection as you hone in on each muscle group to achieve a strong & balanced body. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, she will motivate you, challenge you, and inspire you to break through the walls of your comfort zone to become the best possible version of yourself. Julie's playlists are the perfect pairing to your pliés & pulses with a fun & energetic mix of new hits and old favorites. In her class you will be encouraged to embrace the shake, the sweat, and the burn; and to do it all with a smile!! Guaranteed you will leave her class feeling strong, confident, and smiling - every time!!
AAAI Spin Certified / Barre Certified / TRX Certified
Kate brings her down to earth spirit to TORQUE. Her passion for music, fitness and helping others translates into high energy and motivational classes. Kate’s style is athletic but graceful, focused but fun, and challenging but inspiring. You will leave her class sweaty and smiling, feeling accomplished and ready to take on the day. You’ll find her playlists mixed with the latest hits, hip-hop, rap, EDM and plenty of old school remixes. Outside of the studio, Kate is a mom to two little girls and wife to her high-school sweetheart.
AAAI Spin Certified / Barre Certified
April began spinning in October of 2016 at TORQUE and instantly found a love for the spin room that turned into a genuine passion (or addiction🤣) for all classes TORQUE has to offer. She quickly learned the emphasis & importance of overall health + wellness, physically AND mentally. She learned that taking 30, 45, 60+ minutes of the day for yourself should be a routine priority!! April found that TORQUE is so unique from other gyms & studios because not only do you get a killer workout, but you also get to be surrounded by the most supportive people with the most incredible energy cheering you on!! April's goal is to reciprocate the energy that TORQUE has brought to her by motivating and challenging others to get to where they aspire to be, physically and/or mentally, while sweating, having fun, and conquering it all with a big smile on their face!!
April is a West Chester University Class of 2019 grad, a dog lover (or obsessor), and when she isn't in the studio, she loves spending time with family, friends, & traveling!
Music choice: variety of EDM, hip hop/rap, inspirational lyrics, old + new remixes, and really anything with a solid beat drop
AAAI Spin Certified
Steph’s passion for working out started while she was a sophomore at Penn State. While home for break, her friends convinced her to take a spin class and TRX 101 (which was no freaking joke) which then sparked her love for fitness and her journey at the studio. Since she began dancing at the age of 2 the beat drops, intensity of music and combo’s just flowed naturally! The energy and community that Torque brings brought her to believe that there is no better person than yourself and you are the better version of yourself, that you bring out in each class!
Steph believes that exercise is the best way to destress and to simply let go of anything you are holding onto. Her goal is to help others see that no matter what is going on in life, it is best to just let everything go and find yourself in each and every class.
Steph’s passion for helping others began when she graduated from Penn State in 2018, where she a received a degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services. While not teaching spin or tread & tone, you can find her at the studio taking classes or working the front desk. Outside of the studio, you can find her hanging out with friends/family at the beach and most importantly shopping!
It is so easy to feel uncomfortable, but start GETTING comfortable with being uncomfortable. So, close your eyes and let those beat drops start to take you away. So let’s sweat, dance and have some fun!
AAAI Spin Certified
Meghan believes that the further you push yourself out of your comfort zone, the better off you will be in life. As a former athlete she understands the need for a high intensity workout that challenges you both mentally and physically. She is a firm believer that making time for yourself is important and absolutely necessary! Her classes will be filled with fun, fast beats that will surely make you sweat, dance and recharge. When not spending time at the studio, Meghan, alongside her husband Rich, enjoy spending quality time with their three kids, Jack, Ava, and Leo.
AAAI Spin Certified / Barre Certified / UDA All Star Award Winner
"Though she be little, she is fierce…” Melissa is committed to living her life with love, with passion, and guided by the fire inside that makes her feel alive! Whether on the bike or at the barre, her overarching goal is to ignite physical, mental, and emotional growth in each person who shares in her class experience. Together, you will discover and believe in the beautiful power & strength already living inside of you. Melissa soul is fueled by music and the energy it creates, so you can always count on a playlist that will take you on a journey through EDM highs, spunky hits & remixes, and heavy beat challenges. Her effervescent personality will motivate you to push beyond your perceived physical & mental limits in an environment that is both incredibly challenging and also so. much. fun.
Melissa has practiced spin since 2002, began her dance background as a toddler, and has been teaching fitness classes for over 6 years. When she’s not at Torque, you can find her sharing life & love with her sweetie sons Johnny & Brady, her fiancé Steve and kiddos Addie & Chase, and her friends & family!
Instructor / Director of Tribe Communications
AAAI Spin Certified
Aly’s drive for new adventures led her right into the spin room. From the moment she walked into her first class, she was hooked. With her inspirational attitude she decided to set a goal for herself. That goal was to become a spin instructor. Aly’s love for TORQUE pushed her to achieve this goal. Her combination of high energy, positivity, awesome beats, and of course that infectious smile will leave you coming back for more. Her positive outlook on life will have you feeling inspired. Her passion for motivating others will push you to the best of your ability. She’ll ride with you as she watches you grow and become stronger. She’ll help you get lost in the rhythm of the music as you leave all of your stresses at the door.
Outside of the spin room, Aly received her B.S. in Nutrition at Drexel University. Due to Aly’s desire to live a healthy lifestyle, before she was accepted to Drexel, she received her Associate’s Degree in Exercise Science. Now, she is attending Rutgers University School of Health Professions where she will complete her dietetic internship and Masters Degree. Her biggest goal in life is to make a difference in the world. To have an impact on someone’s life that needs it, and she does that during every spin class!
Mad Dog Spin Certified / Barre Certified / TRX Certified
Kristin has been teaching group exercise for 20 years, and loves teaching because she is able to share with others the tools and teachings that she has found so transformational in her own life. Transformation to Kristin is so much more than a physical journey; it's a soul searching, spiritual, personal growth, transform every cell in your body kind of journey. With every class/format is a new journey, and with that journey she will bring you 100% dedication, passion, fun, great music, positivity, and a new challenge. Kristin's goal is to make you feel motivated, confident, proud, strong, and beautiful inside and out when you are in the studio, and more importantly in your personal life!
Instructor / Director of G.S.D. (Get Shit Done!)
Barre Certified / TRX Certified / AAAI Spin Certified
Alicia’s love of barre began as a dancer in elementary school and continued throughout college. After trying a variety of workout options post-graduation, she found her happy place the moment she entered the barre room. Her passion for fitness combined with her bubbly personality makes for challenging, upbeat, and energetic classes. She loves mixing small isolations with big ballet-inspired movements to create the perfect combination of cardio and toning. A firm believer that working out shouldn’t be something you have to do, it should be something you want to do, Alicia will push you to be the best you can be while having fun at the same time. When she’s not sweating it out at the studio, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and her crazy cat, Sandwich.
Barre Certified / AAAI Spin Certified
From the very first moment Molly entered the studio; she instantly discovered her passion for barre and spin. Molly quickly learned that barre was a fantastic, low-impact (but totally butt kicking) workout and she found her time in the spin room to be therapeutic – a place to just let herself go. Since she began spinning and pulsing at the barre, she’s seen a huge change in herself both mentally and physically. Now, she wants wants to pass along her passion and all that it entails to anyone and everyone. Come ready to push yourself to the limit, shake and sweat, and of course, jam out to 💥 beats!
AAAI Spin Certified / TRX Certified
Don't let Brooke's infectious smile fool you! She will build the internal heat quickly that stays with you throughout class. A martial artist and black belt trained in tae kwon do, Brooke draws out the warrior spirit in all of her members. She will celebrate your fitness successes and create new ways to challenge your strength, stamina and flexibility. Her indomitable spirit and years of experience as an instructor keep members coming back to classes that are fun, focused, and challenging. Overcoming knee reconstruction that was first seen as a setback has led her to fully embrace her mantra ‘do you’; and then her warrior spirit will ask you to do one more.
AAAI Spin Certified
Get ready to feel all the feels with this babe. Jill has ‘Torqued’ from day 1, an OG & Torques’ biggest cheerleader in every sense. Rider turned instructor, Torque has only helped to grow her passion for a great workout, breaking a killer sweat, living a balanced life & feeling good. Jill’s petite stature is deceiving, so don’t judge a book by its cover…her class packs quite the punch. It is challenging, to say the least, but her unbounded energy, positivity, and passion will have you feeling like you can do anything!
When she’s not tapping it back, she’s a busy momma to 3 amazing children. But, mommin’ ain’t easy & Jill quickly realized that Torque was not just her go to place for a kickass workout but her ‘happy place’. Spinning become her much needed ME time. Because of this, she hopes to inspire other mothers to take the time and do something for themselves. She strives to create a space where people feel accepted and connected to each other as well as themselves. So, show up, bring your happy, bring your sad, your good days and bad days. Walk in that dark room, clip in, disconnect, and let the adrenaline from the music and the movement take you to your happy place. Jill’s goal: allow riders to feel free to let loose, dance on the bike, have fun, and walk out of that room feeling proud & really freaking good! #SOOOOGOOD.