Forged Staff

Donna Natosi
Chief Content Creator

Donna has her hands in just about every aspect of Forged Fitness. She coaches the Youth Muay Thai program (her favorite way to spend Friday nights!),  fills in for her coaches when needed teaching the adult classes and is proud to be the only active amateur female fighter representing the gym. She also creates and …[Read More]

Joel Schlieman
Owner

Joel brings a range of experience to Forged Fitness. Joel has been working in some capacity or another since age 14 and has done everything from running day camps for kids to running after criminals as a Raleigh Police Officer. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate (JD) from Campbell University. …[Read More]

Ted Leiner
Muay Thai Instructor

Ted has been training in Muay Thai for 20 years and has been teaching Muay Thai at Forged Fitness since the very beginning, a little over 9 years ago. He has trained numerous fighters for competitions and has fought at the amateur level himself. Ted’s classes focus on solid technique and perfect practice.

Alan Moore
CrossFit Coach

Alan has over 10 years of fitness experience, which include road races, military type endurance events, and other fitness competitions. His experience provides a wide variety in his teaching methodology, but his area of expertise is to push physical fitness and help develop the mental side – the combination of which generally results in vast improvements in …[Read More]

Billy Dowey
Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Billy Dowey is a reputed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt under Royce Gracie. He started training back in the mid-90s and competed in submission wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu for several years. Billy has fought MMA as both an amateur and a professional. He is also known for training soldiers on base at Fort Bragg for about ten …[Read More]