Instructors

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

JOSHUA “POLVO” AMARELO //

OWNER / PARKOUR / NINJA WARRIOR / CAPOEIRA

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 NADEAU //

PARKOUR / NINJA WARRIOR

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!

JOEL “TABAREU” PASIAN //

CAPOEIRA

Contramestre Tabareu of Grupo Ondas, a Rhode Island based capoeira group, has trained the martial art for over 20 years under a number of mestres. His passion for the sport is equaled only by his love of teaching the various aspects of history, music, dance, acrobatics, and self-defense that embody capoeira. Tabareu has traveled as far as Brazil, where capoeira originated, to train and teach the martial art, now bringing his expertise and flowing style to Massachusetts to spread the knowledge of the art that he loves. Outside of capoeira, Tabareu is a loving father and husband who enjoys house music and being upside-down. Come find your balance, flexibility, and groove with Contramestre Tabareu!

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