Embark on your fitness journey, with experienced trainers who not only teach technique, but help you understand your fitness potential, set goals, and motivate you to crush them!
Located less than one mile from Downtown Cincinnati,
our fitness programs are designed to offer new and exciting workouts every day.
Emily Wagner, Owner / Trainer
With a passion for this type of fitness, sport and business, it was never Emily’s dream to own a gym. Now, she can’t imagine her life without it. The members are family! She thrives on getting to know them personally, kids, professional careers, workout abilities and goals, and many times even their social lives.
The atmosphere that Newport Fitness provides allows the building of personal connections and it’s the connections that make her career so rewarding. She loves seeing her members meet their goals, whether it’s losing weight, gaining a new skill or fitness level, or hitting a new personal record.
Emily takes building a strong training program and the safety of her members seriously. All trainers continue to make her proud with their dedication to our gym, it’s members and the fitness industry. The members at in our gym community – well, it’s family!
After watching CrossFit from afar for more than a year and constantly talking to anyone who would listen to me about it, one day one of my coworkers finally got fed up and told me to “Shut up talking about it and go try it.” I searched the internet to find the closest box to me and NewCov CrossFit popped up.
After trying one of the Free Saturday Noon classes I was hooked. That was August 2011; in late 2012, I elevated my knowledge and took it to a training level. In 2013, the birth of my son took me away from coaching, but not my personal fitness for a while. Now, I’m back in the gym and enjoy breaking down the elements of our skills for our members.
August 2016, I earned my CrossFit Level 1 certification.
To this day, I am motivated to continue on my fitness journey not only so that I can stay healthy and active but because I want to always set a good example (now as a father). I focus to ensure I am demonstrating and practicing the same techniques that I require of our members.
It is an honor to have the members of NewCov entrust me with helping them reach their fitness goals one hour at a time. I love breaking down the movements for them and seeing them reap the benefits of learning how to do each movement correctly and efficiently. It’s also great to see them take those correct and efficient movements and use them to see just how far they can push themselves mentally and physically. NewCov is a great community and I am proud to be a part of it.
CrossFit Level 1
Collegiate Athlete (Football and Baseball – Union College, 2008)
Crossfit Regionals Team Competitor (2013, 2014)
Aly Malkowski, Trainer
My Dad introduced me to CrossFit my junior year of high school (2012). Before CrossFit, we had participated in bootcamps for four years. Being an athlete (basketball, cross country and track), I worked out to enhance my abilities in these sports. When CrossFit came into my life, I was hooked!
I started out every morning before school at the box with my dad, attempting to figure out the different lifts, kipping pull ups and rope climbs. Hating the strength and weightlifting part most; this is funny because that is now my favorite. I’ve now been consistently crossfitting for two years, and I absolutely love it.
The NewCov community is by far my favorite part; I love watching people hit goals and PRs. The friendships I have made throughout this journey are incredible.
Coaching wasn’t something I was excited to do; however, when Emily asked me to teach the CrossFit Kids and Beginner classes, it actually intrigued me, so I decided to go for it (and I love it)!
Outside of CrossFit I am a 4th year student at the University of Cincinnati studying Middle Childhood Education. I also lead YoungLife, which is an outreach ministry to high school students.
CrossFit Level 1
Crossfit Regionals Team Competitor (2016)
Megan McDonald, Trainer
Megan’s drive is to inspire the desire in all people she meets. The desire to be more active, to lose weight, to gain muscle, to eat healthier, to put it simply, to overcome whatever obstacles you face that keep you stationary in your health journey. Because that is exactly what it is, a journey, not a destination. You have to FOCUS on the CHANGE to get the results, you can’t focus on the results and expect change.
Certified Personal Trainer (International Sports Sciences Association)
Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition (University of Cincinnati)
Culinary Arts Certificate (Midwest Culinary Institute)
John Pasquale, Trainer
Coming off a second ACL surgery, I was lying in bed watching ESPN when the CrossFit Games aired. I was instantly hooked!
Playing college baseball at Northern Kentucky University and Mount St. Joseph College, I always enjoyed athletics and training as an athlete. With pure enjoyment from competition and a team atmosphere, specifically at NewCov, my passion grew quickly! After graduating with a degree in Marketing, my passion continued, leading me to get my CrossFit-L1 certification and begin training.
As a coach, I enjoy creating an environment where I help others succeed. Whether it surrounds doing a workout faster, setting squat PR’s, or finally getting a technique down, I love to help people improve. As a NewCov member, I enjoy the competition against yourself and friendly competition with others. With all the different movements, I feel strong and conditioned to drive myself to be the best I can be, while inspiring others!
In my spare time, you will find me with my dog, Parker, exploring Cincinnati or playing golf (badly). I also love traveling and dropping in at other CrossFit gyms. My future goals include: improving my personal CrossFit skills, developing / striving as a coach, and continuing to push my limits and the limits of our members.
CrossFit Level 1
Raquel Theodosopoulos, Trainer
It was in 2015, when I was deployed to Norway with the U.S. Marine Corps when I was introduced to CrossFit. A friend and I had decided to try out a class and after the “filthy fifty,” that was it – I was addicted.
After a 15-year career as a soccer athlete, I joined the Marines, then after four years, I decided to pursue a degree in Health Ed- Exercise and Fitness at the University of Cincinnati.
Fitness has been my whole life; I love every sweating second of it. CrossFit makes you an athlete, no matter your skill level. You have joined a community that decided average will not suffice. You compete with yourself everyday.
I love this gym. I love this community. I love coaching. Nothing is more rewarding than the high fives, the jumping and the cheering of excitement after helping YOUR athletes overcome their expectations everyday. In CrossFit, you are not here to push your limits. You are here to prove you never had any.
CrossFit Level 1
Alicia Wagner, Trainer
In September 2009, her sister, Emily, begged her to come try CrossFit, and after a month’s worth of nagging, she finally did. Like most people, she was instantly hooked; the 7-minute workout exhausted her more than a two-hour session had done previously.
Having a competitive spirit, CrossFit was the perfect outlet to exercise (pun intended). Pushing herself to limits that seem so tough with a triumphant finish challenges and excites her.
In 2010, Alicia earned her Level 1 certification and started to coach others. Seeing the members conquer the same fears that she had as a “newbie,” is not only inspirational but rewarding. There is nothing more joyous in the gym than seeing someone reach a new goal, especially after a back and forth battle of self doubt. The evolution of a person’s journey is truly why she loves the fitness industry.
Her intentions at first were to improve her physique, build strength, improve skills, compete in local competitions, make it to CrossFit Regionals, and to compete with a NewCov team at the CrossFit Games. Having now competed in six (6) regional competitions, the drive to work hard and keep pushing to achieve all of her goals is thanks to the love and support of the Newport Fitness / NewCov family.
CrossFit Level 1
The Outlaw Way Training Camp
Crossfit Regionals Team Competitor (2011-2016)
Steven Mavrolas, Trainer
As an avid sports fan, I had always seen the CrossFit Games on ESPN and thought “that looks great” but never realized where I could take part of the action.
John Pasqaule had joined NewCov and always told me how much fun he was having doing CrossFit. I had been going to my local gym almost every day for years and felt like I needed something new. I went to a few community classes (even tripped while doing a box jump!) but instantly knew this was for me. After playing college baseball I was always looking for something to scratch that competitive ‘itch’. CrossFit was the perfect outlet for both. I was so excited to come back to the gym each day because there were so many new movements and skills to practice while competing with others.
Initially, coaching was never my intention but after a few years of training an opportunity arose and thought it would be a great next step. I wouldn’t have guessed how enjoying and rewarding it has been. Whether it’s teaching technique to hit a snatch or clean and jerk PR or even getting a first kipping pull-up or stringing toes to bar together, I love helping others improve.
Outside of the gym, I am still that same sports fan, but I try to remain active as possible. I play softball, golf, snowboard or any other activity available. I have been traveling a lot in the past few years and always enjoy dropping into other CrossFit gyms.
CrossFit Level 1
Will McClanahan, Trainer
CrossFit Level 1
Erin Wolfe, Trainer
Coming from a background in marathon running, I never considered weightlifting, gymnastics, or anything that had to do with CrossFit. However, after I broke my fifth bone due to the stress running had on my body, my doctor told me it was time to find a new sport.
I stumbled into NewCov over four years ago and have been calling this my home ever since. Although I spent some time away living in Los Angeles, every time I made it back home I would stop in to see my NewCov family. This community is the most welcoming and supportive group of athletes I’ve ever known.
While in LA, I began to really work on my skills in order to take my fitness to the next level. I decided I wanted to pursue coaching, and obtained my CrossFit L-1 certification in 2016. From there I coached all over Los Angeles, while simultaneously training to become a better athlete. I was so happy to have the opportunity to coach at NewCov when I returned back to Ohio.
Although I absolutely love teaching the various skills, techniques, lifts, etc. that CrossFit offers; my most favorite part of it all is the athletes. Watching a beginner who struggles to lift the barbell transform over time into an athlete who competes in local competitions, the Open, and even onto Regionals is unbelievably rewarding. I love to think about the first coaches that I had at NewCov (Hi Emily and Alicia) and how much they shaped my life without them maybe even knowing it. I can only hope that someday I am able to do the same for someone else.
When I am not training or coaching, I am working at UC in the College of Medicine, or am leading worship on Sundays at Rivers Crossing Community Church in Mason, OH.
I also might be eating, I eat a lot.
CrossFit Level 1
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