Fitness Team



Noel Pagan
Lead Trainer

Noel Pagan has been with the Chicago Mudcat organization since 2005, beginning as a Summer Camp Instructor and making his way to his current roles within the organization including Director of Player Development, a Head Coach for Boys’ Baseball program and Lead Trainer for Mudcat Fitness. In addition to his Mudcats responsibilities, Noel is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Lane Tech High School Boys Baseball teams.

Noel’s baseball career started at an early age and led him to Lane Tech High School where he was a Varsity catcher for three years and a member of three conference championship teams. Noel continued playing ball in college, both catching and pitching, at Oakton Community College and Judson University.

Noel is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT) and began his personal training career at Dave Barton Gym (River North) in 2014. While at Dave Barton Gym, Noel not only worked one-on-one with Personal Training Clients, he also led group workout classes including spin and cardio. Noel is also AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certified.

In 2015, Noel, along with Mudcats Founder and General Manager Justin Stringer, initiated Chicago Mudcat Fitness, which provides both adults and youth with an array of fitness training options.

Noel’s expertise as a trainer includes performance enhancement, weight loss and fat reduction, hyperthyroidism, sciatica, and disk degeneration.

To Book a Personal Training Session with Noel, click here or call 773.559.0356


Mathew Legg
Athletic Trainer 

Mathew Legg joined Mudcat Fitness in March 2016. Mat, a native of the Northwest side of Chicago, attended St. Patrick High School in Chicago and graduated in 2009. In high school, Mat was a two-year starting Linebacker for the school’s varsity football team. After being named team captain his senior year, Mat went on to play college football for Elmhurst College in 2009. Mat later transferred to McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois where he also played football for the Division Two team, and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Performance.

After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree, Mat worked at Athletico Physical Therapy before joining the Mudcat Fitness team. 

Mat’s expertise as a trainer includes rehabilitative exercise for clients with sciatica, knee injuries and lower back pain. 

To Book a Session with Mat, click here or call 773.401.6661


Sarah Meyer

Sarah Meyer, a native of Chicago, joined Mudcat Fitness in the Fall of 2017 after working with our Fitness Team as a personal training client. Sarah has been involved in the world of fitness since a young age. Through grade school and high school, Sarah she was a multi-sport athlete, finishing her high school career with three years of varsity track and field at Nazareth Academy. As a competitor in shotput and discus, after high school, Sarah gravitated towards weightlifting with a focus on proper form and began working with a strength coach. After seeing her discipline and dedication to the program, he asked her to try something new - boxing. Sarah has trained with some of the top Chicago-area boxing programs including: UFC Gym; Title Boxing Club; Oakley Fight Club; and ILoveKickBoxing. Additionally, Sarah has had the opportunity to work with some of the area’s masters of boxing including Steven Harris, lead MMA trainer of Lifetime Fitness; Robbie Cole of UFC; and Fernando Luevano of UFC. A barber by day, Sarah is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (200-hour certificate) from CorePower Yoga with a focus in vinyasa practice. Utilizing her knowledge of anatomy from yoga practice with her many years “in the ring”, Sarah offers clients a well-rounded fitness experience.

Sarah’s expertise as a fitness instructor includes strength training, boxing and yoga.

REGISTER HERE for Mudcat Boxing 

REGISTER HERE for Mudcat Mudcat YogaFit 

Interested in joining the Mudcat Fitness Team? Please click here for more information.