Spartan Performance Academy
Aside from offering physical benefits, regular exercise is a proven stress reliever and can be a great confidence booster for teenagers. It can also inspire in students a positive mindset towards school and life, and encourage them to habitually pursue the best version of themselves — that is the philosophy of the Spartan Performance Academy.
Their mission is to use exercise to coach students of all levels of athleticism through physical and mental obstacles in the weight room and to show them that perseverance through struggle can lead to growth and success. They also work to dispel common myths about health and fitness that kids encounter online and in social media today.
The Spartan Performance Academy is a third-party organization that works with Solebury School. Their certified strength and conditioning coaches oversee the weight room in our Athletic Center on a daily basis. They also run our Fitness for Beginners after-school activity, as well as our Strength Training for Athletes after-school activity, and they develop the strength and conditioning programs for our athletic teams — all at no charge.
Students who would like a more individualized program can opt for the Spartan Performance Academy after-school activity (available all three trimesters) for a fee; it includes a full biomechanical risk for injury assessment, and a fully individualized program.
- Individual Training
- Small Group Training
- Team Training
- Nutrition Programs
- Athletic Credit Training
- Weight Loss/Gain Programs
- Boot Camps
- Summer Camps
Meet the Coaches
They're available in the gym Monday through Friday and often at night and on weekends (Coach Anthony Morolda is a Solebury School dorm parent who lives on campus).
Anthony Morolda CPT, CSCS
"Living on campus and being a dorm parent allows me to get to know the kids really well. I've seen some incredible transformations in the weight room both physically and mentally — kids who were struggling with self-esteem or anxiety who found confidence, and kids who simply got stronger and found a love of health and exercise. My goal is to create an atmosphere in the gym where everyone feels comfortable and uses this space to help better themselves in all aspects of their life." —Anthony
A graduate of Rowan University with a degree in Health and Exercise Science, Anthony was a three-sport athlete in high school (baseball, basketball, football) and played football in college. He broke his leg at 19 years old, but after six months of intense rehab, he was able to get back on the field. This experience led to his career in working with athletes, helping them prevent and come back from injuries.
Alana Asch CSCS
Alana grew up a multi-sport athlete, and has always loved what exercise has given her, both physically and mentally. After becoming certified as a personal trainer, she went back to school to purse a graduate degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado. The 2018-19 school year is her first at Solebury School.
"I am so excited to be here, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with everyone at Solebury School. I hope to make the gym a comfortable place for all students, parents, and faculty. I believe the gym is place for people to get stronger physically, as well as as mentally, and have that impact be carried outside the gym." —Alana
The Spartan Performance Academy works with faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. If you have any questions about their services, or you're interested in working out with them, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.