Meet our World Changers 

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Founder / CEO 

James Gaddy

 James Gaddy is the founder and creator  of Ironertia. It has been his lifelong dream to create a company that enhances the lives of other people in leading them to reach ultimate success. James is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor  200-hour yoga instructor, and yoga sculpt instructor. He also obtains a Baptiste Power yoga certification and a trauma informed yoga certification. James has been teaching group fitness classes for over five years and loves to push his members to become the best version of themselves! James' classes are filled with upbeat positivity, leaving an imprint of quotes and affirmations that will stay with you forever. His motivation is contagious, the music is vibrant, guaranteeing you'll never forget his workout!


Valerie DePaul

Meet Coach Val! Val has been coaching strength and interval classes, instructing yoga, and personal training ever since she received her bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology.You can most likely find her cuddling with her dog or hanging with her family because she is a huge homebody! However, when she's not at home, you can find her in the gym plotting new ways to make you stronger and kick your butt! Her secret strategy to getting you to your goals requires a perfect balance of pushing you daily while putting a smile on your face! She believes the secret to success is working hard but laughing harder! Come check out her class to see exactly what she means!!

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Ed Wargus

Meet Ed! He is a part of the coaching staff in the IronNation. He has been working in the South Jersey community for about 10 years now. His coaching journey started when he was approached by an instructor

of a hybrid weight training/spin class and was asked if he was interested in becoming an instructor of his own.

He agreed and soon found how enjoyable and satisfying being a fitness instructor can be. One of the biggest satisfactions and encouragements Ed feels as a coach is when someone thanks him for helping them run a little faster, lift a little heavier or even jumps a little higher! When taking Ed's classes you can expect variety, as he likes to mix up the style and dynamic to keep members engaged and attentive!

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Social Media Manager/Yoga Instructor

Ria Curry

Meet Ria! Ria has been in the fitness industry for the past five years, obtaining a 200-hour yoga certification, trauma informed yoga certification and an indoor cycling certification. Her passion is guiding humans on their mat to tap into their inner being! She has recently taken a pivot into the marketing and media realm of expertise starting her own LLC, Maintaining Marialana & Media. She offers marketing services, social media management, and digital content creation. She loves creating content to promote business' and inspire others to join as well! Catch her behind the scenes and occasionally popping into class for a quick sweat & most importantly come flow with her to find your greatest potential!!