Instructors

Get to know AMP Academy’s instructors by checking out their personal bios, which detail their qualifications and say a little about who they are outside of teaching.

JOSHUA “POLVO” AMARELO //

OWNER / PARKOUR / NINJA WARRIOR / CAPOEIRA / STUNT & FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY

Polvo, founder and owner of AMP Academy and WFPF Certified parkour trainer, was born and raised in Fall River, MA and trains capoeira, acrobatics, ninja warrior, and parkour, focusing his training on building strength without sacrificing agility. An experienced instructor with both children and adults, Polvo’s passions outside of health and fitness include finding ways to help strengthen the Fall River community and make the city a better place to live, beginning with the inception of AMP Academy.  A design engineer before opening the gym, Polvo enjoys creating something from nothing, making dreams become reality, taking ideas and making them physical. He also loves creative writing and has published three short stories to the Amazon Kindle.  Come check out Polvo’s classes and take your skills to a whole new level!

BRYAN “GYRO” NADEAU //

PARKOUR / NINJA WARRIOR / TUMBLING / TRICKING

Bryan, a self-taught traceur from right here in Fall River, primarily trains in parkour and freerunning with a strong focus in tricking and tumbling. He started training parkour in 2009 and has since competed in various ninja warrior and parkour competitions across the country. Outside of training and working with kids, Bryan is a family man who enjoys the outdoors, whether it be hiking, camping, fishing, and any other activity he can do with his wife and son. Bryan brings with him over a decade of skill and experience and we’re proud to have an instructor of his calibur teaching our students how to be awesome! Come build your strength, agility, and aerial awareness with Bryan!

NEWELL “LOTUS” ROBERTS //

PARKOUR / NINJA WARRIOR / TUMBLING / TRICKING

Newell, born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, a trained cheerleader, gymnast, diver, and self taught tricker has been training parkour and freerunning since 2010. Participating and competing for cheerleading organizations like East Coast Envy All-Stars, Newell focuses on safety, conditioning, and flexibility when training various forms of acrobatics. Outside of instructing, he studies Health and Physical Education at Rhode Island College intending to promote health literacy in children and young adults. Newell brings his knowledge of preventing injuries while safely practicing various forms of movements to create unique blended style of acrobatics. Learn new tricks and how to preserve your acrobatics for the long haul with Newell!

ERIN LINEBARGER //

AERIAL SILKS

Erin has been training in aerial silks and other apparatuses, including sling, lyra, and pole, since 2014. She is also trained in contortion-style flexibility and loves to help people of all ages and levels improve their mobility, and she brings this background to her aerial silks classes. Outside of teaching, she programs robots and plays with drones on the weekends. She is passionate about helping others find their aerial strengths and learn to incorporate a dance aesthetic into their aerial movement.

READ ABOUT OUR CLASSES //

Each of AMP Academy’s various classes has a different focus. This page is a great way to help you decide which AMP Academy class is just what you’re looking for.

NEED SOMETHING? //

Do you have more questions?  Reach out and let us know! We can’t wait to help!