Emily Morris – Fitness Director and Head Strength Coach
Emily helped create and build the Inside Edge Fitness concept within the Ashburn Ice House and has been working since 2011 to grow the business and educate athletes and fitness focused individuals about the importance of strength training. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Prior to taking the position with the Ashburn Ice House, Emily was worked for Athletic Republic New Hampshire. She trained athletes in all different sports and people from all different backgrounds. She spent 2010 living and working at Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Fairbault, MN. Emily was the girl’s prep hockey assistant coach and the figure skating strength and conditioning coach. Prior to Shattuck, she volunteered as a coach with the St. Anselm women’s hockey team in Manchester, NH.
Emily is a 2008 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A hockey player herself, she was steady presence on the blue line for the Badgers for four years. In her senior season she served as the team’s captain and helped lead her team to the National Championship game for the third time in four years. Emily was awarded the Jeff Sauer Award, which recognizes the most dedicated player, by her coaches and teammates. She was a member the 2007 USA Women’s Hockey U-22 team. In 2007 and 2008, Morris was a back-to-back National Champion, WCHA Tournament Champion and WCHA Regular Season Champion. In her sophomore season, she was named to the WCHA All-Tournament Team. As a freshman, her team named her Rookie of the Year.
Having been a competitive athlete herself, Morris understands the physical and mental stresses of sport. She aims to build injury free, stronger, faster athletes and is committed to helping clients reach their goals.
RJ Goubeaux – Strength Coach
RJ earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from George Mason University while playing for their nationally ranked Division I volleyball team. After graduating, he went on to train with the US National Volleyball Team and has played professionally in Italy, Switzerland, Norway, and Austria. His senior season at GMU, he led all Division I players in blocks per game and was selected to the First Team All-EIVA. RJ says, “Playing all over the world has really broadened my horizons as a strength coach. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the top coaches and can now translate what I’ve learned on the court into the weight room. This program will incorporate exercises you can’t find anywhere else.”
Amber Ortolano – Strength Coach
Amber joined the Inside Edge training staff in December 2012. Her background in teaching is a huge asset to our coaching practices here at IE. Amber attended SUNY Cortland where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a Masters in Health Education. She is currently is a Health/PE Teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School, Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at LBSS and Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach at Paul VI Catholic High School. Amber was a member of the SUNY Cortland softball team and helped lead her team to two D-III College World Series appearances.
K Latham – Strength Coach
K is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and USA Weightlifting (USAW) Certified. He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2012 with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. He played defensive tackle at The College of New Jersey (DIII), as well as competed in the shot put and hammer throw. He was three year varsity letter winner in both sports. K served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of TCNJ Football, Women’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams during the 2012 seasons. He also was an Intern Strength and Conditioning Coach for Rutgers University Football, Temple University Athletics, and St. Joseph’s University Athletics. K is currently a strength and conditioning intern for the Washington Redskins.
Jamil Pugh – Strength Coach
Jamil was born and raised in Hampton Roads, VA. He recently relocated to the Northern Virginia area. Jamil earned his B.S. in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 2008 and his M.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness from Old Dominion University in 2012. He also holds a CSCS from the NSCA. Following his undergrad studies, he began a 4-year stint working as a rehab technician in outpatient physical therapy. He worked directly with athletes of all ages, civil servants and military personnel implementing programs for their return to sport and full duty status at work. His academic interests include human motion analysis and injury prevention, specifically of the ACL and hamstrings. As a former multi-sport high school and AAU athlete, Jamil suffered numerous injuries that limited his performance. Understanding the mental and physical anguish associated with time away from sport, he is committed to helping others avoid preventable injuries, make efficient recoveries and improve overall athletic performance.