MJ was born and raised in Reno where he attended high school at Bishop Manogue. As a senior on the football field, he was selected as a Northern Nevada honorable mention at quarterback. However, his primary sport was baseball. He was named a 2013 Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American. MJ was offered an athletic/academic scholarship to play baseball at the University of Kansas.
At KU, MJ competed in the BIG12 Conference while performing at a high-level in the classroom. His playing time on the diamond was very limited, but that did not affect his work ethic or the leadership he brought to his team. He was a member of the KU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and the BIG12 Conference All-Academic Team every year at Kansas. MJ’s proudest accomplishment includes graduating in four years with a bachelor’s degree in human biology.
MJ managed the balance of athletics and academics very well and wishes to transfer his knowledge to Northern Nevada’s student athletes.
Lisa Allen is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher under Yoga Alliance with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. With almost ten years of student experience and two years of teaching experience, Lisa now focuses her time on teaching group yoga classes, private sessions, and complimentary yoga to personal training, cross training, and athletics.
Certified in Yoga Ed., Lisa offers family-based yoga classes, loves working with youth, and has experience teaching a wide range of students including the elderly, those interested in strength training, power yoga, gentle yoga and dynamic movement practitioners. Online guided meditations and videos are also offered on demand and by request.
Lisa is recently certified in Applied Functional Science and newly teaching Barre. Lisa also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Northern Nevada.
Jerome grew up in Los Angeles and participated in football, basketball and track for Dorsey High School. He then moved on to play fullback for both the University of Oregon and the University of Nevada. Following his collegiate career he had a stint in the NFL playing for the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants and the Arizona Cardinals.
Jerome returned to Reno and has been coaching local youth and high school football. He currently serves as Reed High School’s Varsity Linebacker coach and assistant Defensive Coordinator. At No Limit Jerome will assist in the training of our youth and prep athletes as they prepare for athletics beyond high school.
Jerome is a certified USA club coach, level 1 and holds a Liberal Arts degree from the University of Nevada.
After having low SAT scores, Antoine Verna was not eligible to attend the schools that were recruiting him: Virginia Tech, Maryland and Clemson. He was offered the option of a D2 school but instead decided to attend a Junior College, in Reedley, CA. After 2 years of JUCO, Antoine was being recruited by The University of Akron, Iowa State, Kansas State, Nebraska, Hawaii and Nevada. Upon visiting he was sold on Nevada where he finished his 4th year of football eligibility.
After two tough seasons, winning the cannon and falling short to conference champions, he was fortunate enough to play at the next level. Unfortunately, a predicted 5th round pick turned into going undrafted due to an injury that cost him 4 games during senior year. Antoine had a chance to prove himself at his first NFL camp and was successful.
After a season with the St. Louis Rams, he continued to play Arena football in Iowa, in an attempt to get back to the NFL. Now he’s back in town using what he learned during his football career to give back to Northern Nevada youth athletes.
Antoine currently plays for Reno’s newest Indoor Football Arena team the Reno Express.