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!”
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!”
In 2013, Nick graduated from Mehlville High School. Nick was involved with sports all throughout his childhood into his teenage years, which encompassed a state wrestling championship run. There wasn’t much of an off season for Nick, he played sports year round including his favorites: football and baseball. During his sports career, he also had the pleasure of playing for two selective baseball and soccer teams.
Since high school, Nick has earned his associates degree at St. Louis Community College. Following STLCC, he transferred to Wester University to pursue a bachelor degree in Exercise Science, graduating from that program in the spring of 2020. During his time at Webster U, Nick completed a certification in personal training from NASM. He currently has 2 years of personal training and nutritional guidance experience working with individuals and groups.
In his spare time, Nick enjoys hiking, running, swimming, and lifting weights. Out of the big three compound lifts, deadlifts are his favorite. Outside of fitness related activities, cars, motorcycles, firearms, and billiards are among his favorite pastimes.
Ian graduated from Rockwood Summit high school in 2013. He played football, wrestled and ran track. During his senior year he receive all conference honors in football and won the state championship in wrestling at 160lbs. He went on to play division 2 football in the hardest conference in the nation, the MIAA, at Missouri Western State University.
While at Missouri Western State University he was a 5 year football player and earned all conference honors as a senior. He also spent 400+ hours shadowing local gyms and the head strength and conditioning coach of the MWSU, Greg Carbin. While shadowing he helped program and coach collegiate athletes in soccer, volleyball and football. Ian Graduated from Missouri Western with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2017.
After Missouri Western, Ian enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Logan University. It was there where he gained knowledge about spinal biomechanics, nutritional biochemistry, human physiology and much more. He is currently attending a preceptor ship at the Scott Air Force Base Chiropractic clinic.
Ian also is a decorated power lifter. He has earned Missouri state records in the squat, bench and deadlift. While training and going to school he found time to train athletes. He has trained clients in the Saint Louis area for 2 years now and loves to share his knowledge in any way possible.
Krista graduated from Lindbergh High School in 2008 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from SLU in 2012. Growing up as a competitive gymnast and cheerleader gave Krista an appreciation for fitness and nutrition from an early age. After college, Krista went on to coach the Ladue Rams’ Varsity Cheer Squad as well as competitive squads and also has 14 years of experience coaching various levels of gymnastics for all ages.
Krista earned her ACE Personal Trainer Certification in 2014 and began training clients right away. She has since earned degrees in pregnancy and postpartum fitness through Fit4Mom and Oh Baby! through ACE as well.
Aside from individual training, Krista has experience as a group fitness instructor and has taught a variety of classes in a multitude of places – anywhere from a yoga studio, to a basic gym, to boutique fitness centers. Most recently, she has focused on furthering her knowledge in Pilates and Barre classes, which she loves teaching.
“I believe that health and happiness go hand in hand, so let me help you find your healthiest, happiest life possible!”