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X-Force Philadelphia

X-Force Philadelphia

Located in the heart of Center City, X-Force Philadelphia exclusively features X-Force machines. The 5,000 sq. ft. facility is outfitted with custom X-Force equipment, brand-new executive shower and locker rooms and a lounge to recharge in after your weight-training session. The facility boasts high ceilings, expansive windows and new, modern amenities to enhance your X-Force experience.

Roger Schwab

Roger has been a pioneer in weight training for decades. He was college football’s first strength and conditioning coach (Penn State 1964-1965) and the man who introduced the Nautilus training and equipment system to Philadelphia in 1976. From 1976 to 2015, he was the owner and operator of Main Line Health & Fitness, recognized by Men’s Health as the finest workout in the United States. Roger was also named by the magazine as one of the top personal trainers in the U.S.

Roger trained both the U.S.A. Women’s Olympic Swimming and Field Hockey teams. He also trained Mike Mentzer for the 1978 Mr. Universe and the 1980 Mr. Olympia competitions, and served as Head Judge of the International Federation of Bodybuilders, Professional Division, from 1978-1982.

A nationally recognized leader in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports related injuries, Roger has conducted important research into the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries of the soft tissues of the lumbar and cervical spine. He is also the author of over 100 articles in national publications on strength training and bodybuilding, and published the acclaimed book, “Strength of a Woman,” in 1997. He was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame for excellence in Sports/Medicine in 2008.

In 2012, Roger introduced X-Force “negative accentuated” exercise in the U.S. He is currently the owner-operator of X-Force Philadelphia, and is a lecturer and featured speaker on the benefits of “eccentric” training in stimulating a systemic physiological effect.

Elanna Schwab

After owning and operating a successful health club in Tel Aviv, Elanna returned to Philadelphia, where she and Roger operated Main Line Health & Fitness, recognized as one of the top health clubs in the United States. The fourth recipient of Philadelphia’s “Fit Woman of the Year” award, Elanna is a certified personal trainer and spinning instructor, a champion Dragon Boat paddler and one of the first personal trainers certified to train clients on X-Force equipment.

Katie Sage

Turning her passion of health and fitness into a career three years ago was the best decision she made because it led her to X-Force! Katie was born and raised in Delaware County, oldest of two brothers and a momma to two kittens. Having been an athlete her whole life, strength and conditioning was always a part of her regiment but never know how she should be doing it safety and effectively. After shattering her kneecap and patella in a car accident, she found that negative accentuated training was the only thing she could do effectively without workout about injury. She is a true testament to being a strong woman, physically and mentally, striving to empower all women to see and feel being string is beautiful! When not training, she loves to be outdoors, read, quality time with family, friends, being a foodie and collecting all the craft beer she comes across.

Francesca Romani

Francesca was born and raised in West Chester. As a four-sport athlete in high school, Francesca grew up incredibly passionate about fitness. Her competitive drive and love for health and wellness grew stronger over the course of her collegiate career, where she continued on to play soccer for Penn State University. During that time, she realized that she wanted to make her a passion a career. Her first step was a degree in Kinesiology specializing in Exercise Science. After graduation, she continued on to be a personal trainer focusing on slow-motion training and eventually learned of negative accentuated training and she never looked back. Francesca’s main goal being a part of the X-Force family is to completely dedicate herself to helping her clients reach their strength training goals. While not training, she loves going to the beach, traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family.