Emily Socolinsky (Owner and Starting Strength Coach)
Emily is a certified Starting Strength Coach since 2010, a USA Weightlifting certified Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, and cycle certified through Madd Dogg Athletics. Emily holds a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County. As a strength coach and mentor, she has helped many clients explore their true potential through hard work and persistence.
Emily was active as a professional dancer and teacher for over 20 years. During that time, she focused on strength training and a variety of cross-training methods that helped her grow and develop as a dancer and athlete. She began her dance training at the early age of 8 at the Baltimore Ballet and developed her training further at the Baltimore School for the Arts. She continued her dance studies at UMBC where she had the opportunity to study with a variety of dance professionals. Emily has performed with the Phoenix Dance Company, Nancy Romita and the Moving Company, Doug Hamby Dance, The Collective, Kinetics Dance Theatre and Deep Vision Dance Company.
Diego Socolinsky (Co-owner and Starting Strength Coach)
Diego is a certified Starting Strength Coach since 2010, USA Weightlifting certified Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, and has been training in a variety of disciplines for the last 30 years. His athletic background includes martial arts, rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, running and cross-country cycling.
Jay Mund (SSC and Senior Coach)
Jay earned his Starting Strength Coach‘s certification in 2012. He coaches at Fivex3 Training, a strength and conditioning gym in Baltimore. Jay has competed in wrestling, running, and weightlifting. He holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from The Johns Hopkins University and works as a Behavior Specialist for children with autism in his other life.