Building Athletes Igniting Potential
Heres What we Believe In
Having top quality, highly educated coaches
Customized programming to the athlete relevant to their sport(s)
Strength training is not only safe, but critical for injury free sports participation
Teaching athletes skills for life and to be set up for success at the next level
Well rounded training: power, speed, strength, conditioning, mobility & flexibility, and nutrition education
Having fun! Our athletes deserve a safe environment to learn and develop new skills and enjoy themselves while doing it
We are confident we can take your athletes' performance to the next level, but don’t just take It from us...
Naomi (14) is a soccer athlete for Eastside FC who joined us at the beginning of the summer looking to get faster, more explosive, and prevent injury! She’s trained hard and consistently all summer on top of her club soccer schedule! Naomi has the most fun attitude towards training, always willing to learn and improve, and always kind to other athletes in the gym. It’s been such a pleasure to see her fall in love with strength training.
To top off the summer, Naomi played with the Puerto Rican U14 National Team in the Caribbean Football Championships and her team swept the championship going undefeated with the help of some amazing goals from Naomi!
Vy (10) is a soccer athlete for Seattle Celtic and an SSP legacy and legend – both of her parents train with us as well! Vy is a rockstar striker but wanted to work on being faster and stronger to improve her soccer game and prevent injury!
From Vy’s dad:
“Thanks to SSP coaches, my daughter Vy has significantly improved her overall strength, agility, speed and endurance. She has become a different player on the field, fending off tackles more confidently, and scoring a lot of goals. Thank you so much!!”
Our programs include mobility, power, speed/agility, strength, and conditioning training to help our athletes in every aspect of sport and are customized to the athlete to progressively build higher levels of athleticism. We start our youngest athletes by teaching proper fundamentals and movement patterning to begin building coordination, stability, and strength. Our oldest athletes focus on building both power and strength while improving their speed and agility. Not only do these skills improve performance in team and individual sports, but the way we train at SSP builds comfort in an athletic weight room environment so our athletes are prepared and ready for the next level.
Meet Our Coaches
Natalie is SSP’s YA lead coach and Program Design Specialist and works with our youth populations in all of our YA classes and personal training! Natalie was a softball and basketball athlete back in the glory days and always wishes she had learned how to strength train earlier. Natalie is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has a Masters degree (MS) in applied Physiology and Kinesiology.
Chris is the owner of SSP, having opened the locations in Queen Anne in 2020 and Phinney Ridge in 2022. He started the YA program in early 2021 because he understood the tremendous benefit that training can have on our youth athlete population to both improve performance and decrease risk of injury. Chris has a Masters degree (MS) in Exercise Science and is a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-PES), a Functional Movement Systems L1 Certified Coach (FMS-L1), Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), and a Level II Certified Speed Coach through NASE.
Alex started playing soccer at the age 9 and through her first 3 years in college. After missing her senior season and back-to-back shoulder surgeries, Alex took a yearlong athletic training internship - which led her to the question, "How do we prevent injuries instead of waiting for one to happen?". That's when she found the world of strength and conditioning and obtained her NSCA CSCS certification.