Who We Are
The vision of Urban Athlete began in June 2005 collectively by Pamela MacElree and Jason C. Brown. Its conception was based around a style of training that didn’t fit inside a traditional gym setting. In order to provide our clients with the best training style that produced the goals they were expecting from a gym setting, Urban Athlete opened its doors in beautiful Mt Airy, Philadelphia in January 2006.
Urban Athlete has always had a very unique feel, not only its workouts and training style but also because of the members that make up the family-like community. Please meet the staff below, who are a large part of the unique atmosphere that you will experience as a member of Urban Athlete.
Pamela MacElree MS, owner Urban Athlete, NASM-OPT
Pamela MacElree holds a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Science in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania. Pamela is owner of Urban Athlete. She holds the National Academy of Sports Medicine – Optimum Performance Training certification and the Level 1 International Youth Conditioning Specialist.
Additionally, she has worked as an independent contractor for one of North America’s largest pharmaceutical companies, supplying health and wellness education to its employees. Recognizing the value in quality programs and their applications Pamela has also collaborated on delivering the most comprehensive Kettlebell training certification for Fitness Professionals in the United States and Germany. She holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and spends the majority of her free time with her rescue dogs.
Dillon, Urban Athlete Coach, NASM-CPT
Dillon is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and is a certified Kettlbell Coach through Kettlebell Athletics. He played hockey for 16 years finishing out his career in the AJHL. He also enjoys lacrosse, downhill mountain biking, and swimming. Dillon has been a member of the Urban Athlete community since 2008 and a trainer since 2011. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking healthy, reading, trying new things, and writing your workouts.
Ryan, Urban Athlete Coach
Andy, Urban Athlete Coach, NASM-CPT
Andy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainers and is a certified Kettlebell Coach through Kettlebell Athletics. Andy was a nationally ranked goal scorer while playing DII soccer for Chestnut Hill College and continues to play at a competitive level in the ICSL, as well as playing baseball in the GPMABL. Andy also enjoys Football, Golf, and Snowboarding in their respective seasons. He enjoys any form of team or individual sport that offers a challenge through movement and views athletics as an opportunity to learn and grow through fitness.