Determination and grit.

It’s what we’re made of.

You won’t find any bad attitudes or B.S. here. We’re a team of expert Strength & Performance coaches dedicated to your success.

Josh Mason and student athlete

Our Story

From the very beginning, Founder Josh Mason’s mission was clear: to provide developing athletes in the NEPA area with the expert training and supportive mentorship needed to achieve their full potential.

It was during our humble start as an underground gym in a warehouse that our motto, “Get Your Mind Right” took root and our movement was born. Over the years, we’ve worked relentlessly to become the NEPA’s premier Sports Performance Gym by investing in the right people, processes, and our community.

Our unwavering commitment to excellence and results-driven mindset has led to the expansion of Fame Strength to multiple gym locations and the opportunity to train hundreds of adults and athletes of all levels. Our journey has not been easy, but our passion, dedication, and drive to be the best have guided us every step of the way.


Strength is both physical and mental. We know that it takes both to be truly strong and we work to nurture that in our clients and ourselves every day.


We do what it takes. It’s through hard work, loyalty, and our commitment to being the best we can be that defines our success.


We are real, rugged, and raw. Our supportive environment allows our clients and coaches to be their authentic selves and perform at their best.


It’s at the heart of everything we do. From mentoring youth to raising funds for our athletic scholarship, we put the NEPA community first.

Giving back to the youth that inspired it all.

The Fame Strength Scholar-Athlete Scholarship was established in 2017 to honor student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership in sports, school, and their community. Since then, we’ve awarded more than $15,000 to well-deserving athletes.

Each year, a Fame Strength high school or collegiate athlete receives funds raised through our events to use towards further their college education.

Josh and team at Fame Day
Josh Mason

Josh Mason

Founder of Fame Strength & Sports Performance Specialist

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Josh was heavily involved in sports and set many records throughout his athletic career. During his time as a Division 1 collegiate football player for the University of Rhode Island and Temple University, Josh realized that if playing in the NFL was not in his career path, then helping other athletes achieve their dreams would become his mission.

After graduating with a degree in Exercise Science/Sports Management, Josh set out to learn as much as he could about athletic performance and strength and conditioning. Through internships with the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers, Velocity Sports Performance, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Yankees, Josh gained a wealth of valuable experience and athletic knowledge.

In 2011, Josh founded Fame Strength to provide developing athletes in the NEPA area with the expert training and supportive mentorship needed to achieve their full potential.

Meet the Team

Matt Flanagan

Co-Owner (Dallas), Facility Leader(Dallas), Director of Speed & Agility Programming, Advisory Board Member

Bill Lavan

Director of Adult Programming/Client Experience/Charities & Events, Advisory Board Member

Theron Solomon

Legal Counsel & Advisory Board Member

Jordon Mason

Digital Media Coordinator

Khalil Lewis

Strength & Performance Coach

Morgan Briggs

Director of Training, Strength & Performance Coach

Kelsey Drozda

Facility Leader(Forty-Fort), Nutrition Coach, Strength & Performance Coach, Advisory Board Member

Abbey Rodway

Strength & Performance Coach

Gina McCloe

Strength & Performance Coach

Carlo Mercadante

Strength & Performance Coach

Gus Turonis

Strength & Performance Coach

Gary Masters

Strength & Performance Coach

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