A graduate of CBC HS in 2003 Brad was a multi-sport athlete playing baseball and basketball. Upon graduation, he went on a baseball scholarship to Quincy University in Illinois where he received all-conference honors all three years and was First Team all-Region and an All-American as a Junior.
Drafted twice, in 2005 by the Houston Astros in the 31st round and again in 2006 by the Florida Marlins in the 12th round. He played for 6 years including two at AAA New Orleans before retiring after an arm injury.
For almost two decades Brad has been a private pitching instructor in the St. Louis area and a strength coach since 2012, owning his own business since 2015. He has worked with hundreds of athletes from the high school, college, and professional ranks. He has also helped coach with Bishop DuBourg High School during their state championship season as well as Webster University and St. Mary’s High School.
In the weight room, Brad has over 20 years experience on both sides of the equation, as a coach and a client. Having been an athlete for most of his life he has had access to some world class coaching. These opportunities to learn from the best in the business have helped him formulate his personal philosophies and create the foundation for his career as a strength coach.
“My unique perspective, having been a client and a coach, allows me to see all sides of the equation. I know what works to be motivated and pushed as an athlete as well as what needs to be done as your coach. Having been a client allows me to understand the day to day struggles real people go through and how to help push through the tougher days!”
Selina graduated at Barrington High School in 2013 and immediately enlisted in the US Army after one semester at SIUC majoring in Psychology. She is currently on her sixth year with the Army National Guard and is a part of the Military Funeral Honor Guard program. After enlisting in 2013, she was inspired to train to compete. She hired a trainer who eventually inspired her to become a personal trainer herself. There she found her true passion revolved around empowerment and personal strength.
Starting out at Gold’s Gym in Marion, IL, she earned a Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification. Having outgrown southern Illinois, she moved back up to Chicago and worked for Fitness Formula Clubs. Finally, she moved to St. Louis, seeking a smaller city, and started working at lifetime Chesterfield in 2018.
All together she’s been training for about 5 years and has been a Fitness Nutrition specialist for about 4 years. She specializes mainly in strength and functional training; but she is proficient in correctional, kettlebell and mace, and composition training
In 2006, Matt graduated from South Tech High School and during his time, played rugby for the St. Louis Hornets.
In 2007, Matt enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he served four years and was deployed for two combat tours; Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Promoted to Corporal and honorably discharged after receiving several campaign and service medals.
Matt has a background with NASM Personal Training and the Poliquin Training Group and involved in the fitness industry for the past 5 years. When Matt is not helping clients, he spends his weekend working as a nurse in the Emergency Department at a Level 1 Trauma Center.
“I believe in pushing people outside of their comfort zones. Really seeing what people have and watching them give it their all during their training sessions. I believe balance is important and training can go a long way, mentally and physically. Lets get to work!”