About Us

ATP Fitness was founded in 2014 by Angila Berni. We offer private personal training, small group classes, meal planning, massage therapy, aerial fitness, obstacle course training, and Physical Therapy (Inside Out Physical Therapy- with Caroline Keeler).

The intent of the gym was to create a community feel with a safe environment where people could come together and learn how to become healthier. The small group classes provide individual attention to each member while ensuring their safety. The name came from the energy molecule (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate = ATP) found in the human body. Angila is a science nerd and loved the play on words. We are now focusing on Private Personal Training and outside classes to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Safety is our number one concern.

Our “Why”

Our purpose is to help others reach their goals and do things they never imagined possible. The joy our clients feel when they achieve a goal gives us an indescribable sense of fulfillment.

We want to help and support others, build a community for all to feel safe and secure, and elevate and empower our fitness family to become the best version of themselves.

Angila Berni, M.S., SFGI, SFGII, CPT, 200HR-RYT,

TRX Suspension and RIP Trainer Qualified, Muscle Driver Olympic Lifting, Attitude Nation Level 1, Level 1 Track and Field Coach

Angila founded ATP Fitness in 2014 after finding a passion for fitness. She wanted to create a community-feel where everyone becomes more like family versus a typical gym feel. Angila finished her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology at A.T. Still University, with a concentration in Sports Conditioning and Orthopedic Rehabilitation. Her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science was attained from UNCW, where she is currently teaching courses part-time. She is also a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran with more than 22 years of service. She has a variety of certifications and loves to be creative when programming sessions and classes with her clients.

Angila really likes to implement a variety of workout styles including bootcamp, kettlebells, barbells, bodyweight, yoga, and much more. She has won Wilmington’s Best of the Best Trainer in 2019 and 2020 from the Star News. She absolutely loves her job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

“My favorite aspect of being a trainer is seeing the smile on my client’s faces when they achieve their goals. It is an indescribable feeling to know that I had a small part in their success.” “I absolutely love my job, and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

Mike Reidy, CSCS, SFGI, Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Level 1

His passion for fitness and specifically coaching fitness started at Dominican College in Orangeburg, NY where he got his degree in Athletic Training. Now having a background in rehab and athletic development led him to work with athletes of all levels and general population people looking to move and feel better and avoid injuries and improve their quality of living. He has worked in conjunction with a nearby country club where he was a content writer on fitness for golfers and tennis players and overall liaison of fitness for that country club. Mike loves using all kinds of modalities especially Kettlebells, various types of resistance bands, and bodyweight exercises to teach students how they can improve their fitness and movement quality. He loves the journey of fitness and is constantly learning more everyday. His passion is to pass that knowledge onto others.

Erica Sloan. RYT, CPT, Aerial Instructor

Once a basement-dweller/couch-potato, turned into a flying yogi, Erica understands a bit about change. Change can be intimidating, and the process may seem daunting; she is a firm believer in baby-steps, and celebrating the little victories. Her passion lies in educating her clients on hoe to listen to, and communicate with their body, understand movement, and find comfort within their own skin. Primarily through yoga and other body-weight exercises, Erica is determined to help her clients embrace the power they hold within.

Matt Secrest
CPT (NASM), Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Movement Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Weight-Loss Specialist, Physical Preparation Specialist, Level 1 Reflexive Performance Reset

Matt is obsessed with helping people move better and live a happier, healthier, stronger life, His journey in health and performance really began during his time serving in the United States Navy. He learned everything he could to be prepare himself and two friends to play college football after his service. He did end up playing college football and during that time realized that his true passion had been the time spent training and sweating, helping himself, friends, and teammates to push themselves. When his time as a college athlete came to an end, Matt decided to pursue a career as a strength coach. He has now spent the last three years as a full time strength coach and personal trainer working with athletes and anyone dedicated to improving their health, strength, and wellbeing. His goal is to help as many people as he possibly can push towards their true mental and physical potential through training while continuing to learn and grow himself so he can best carry out this mission

Dakota Kappel
Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Recently graduated form UNCW with her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Dakota looks forward to helping others reach their fitness goals. Her focus is to make getting in shape as accessible as possible for everyone! She offers personal training and partner training if you and a friend or family member want to get in shape together.


“These guys know what they are doing. Nice, kind, devoted and well trained! They make sure you are doing things the correct way to prevent injuries. Love this little piece of heaven!”

Nancy J.

“Awesome classes and instructors. I highly recommend checking ATP Fitness out if you are willing to commit to a little bit of pain a few hours a week to be the best “YOU” you can be.”

Jennifer G.

“ATP Fitness is excellent. Small classes, great instruction, cohesive fitfam. Give it a try, it is affordable too.”

Julie B.

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