Our Coaching Staff

  • Joseph Rouse

  • Owner/Coach

I am a local guy. I was born in new Bern, NC and moved to Wilmington when I was 5 years old. The most important aspects of my life are God and my family. I have a beautiful wife Melody and a perfect son, Aiden. Outside of God and my family, I have devoted my life to learning about health, fitness, and the human body. Through this dedication to learning I feel that I have obtained an education of the highest quality to serve you. I completed my undergraduate studies locally at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Health with a Concentration in Exercise Science. Since graduating, I have continued my education through completion of my Master of Science degree in Kinesiology. I have also completed nationally accredited certifications as a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Level 1 USA Weightlifting Coach, and I am a Master Instructor for Kettlebell Concepts.

  • Silas Perreault

  • Lead Performance Coach

I grew up in Northern Michigan in a small town called Harbor Springs. I attended Alpena Community College where I had the opportunity to play basketball and earn my Associate’s of Arts degree. I then moved to the great state of North Carolina, where I located to Wilmington. I finished my undergrad at UNCW in 2012 where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Upon graduation, I became certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). In 2014, I have gone through testing to become a Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Coach (HSSCC) as well as a Level 1 USA Weightlifting Coach. I have experience with a wide range of clientele from kids, high school/collegiate athletes, to the older adult. In my spare time, I enjoy being active whether it is surfing, hiking, or lacing up the Nike’s to play some basketball!

  • Blake Shepard

  • Performance Coach

Blake grew up as a competitive gymnast in Winston-Salem, NC for 20 years. He enrolled into East Carolina University and received an Exercise Physiology degree in 2009. During his time in Greenville he was a head coach as a tumbling instructor for a Gymnastics and Cheerleading school, eventually participating in The Cheerleading World Championships. He began work in an Outpatient Physical Therapy clinic for 6 years, gaining experience and knowledge with proper exercises and rehab protocols with individuals coming out of serious injuries and surgeries. Blake moved to Wilmington, NC Dec 2014 to begin a new profession as a Wellness Coordinator at Cambridge Village Wellness Center. He holds certifications as a Functional Aging Specialist, Kettlebell Concepts Lv 1 coach, and USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach. He loves the outdoors, biking/swimming/surfing and has a niche for getting creative in the kitchen.

  • Shawn Reece

  • Performance Coach

Shawn received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Promotion from The University of North Carolina at Asheville. He currently holds certifications in Exercise Physiology through American College of Sports Medicine, USA Weightlifting Level 1, Kettlebell Concepts Level 2, and USA Swim Coaching level 1. He has 3 years of personal training experience with athletes of all ages and skill levels. Shawn also has 5 years of swim coaching experience. His passion for training and energetic mentoring skills makes him an exciting trainer to work with.