To provide athletic performance enhancement services to individual, group and teams committed to improving or maintaining current levels of performance and achieving full athletic potential. To not support gimmicks, fads, or quick fixes, but to provide a platform of integrated and balanced strength and conditioning programs based on up to date methodology and supported by the very latest in scientific literature. To see to it that clients are educated and empowered beyond expectations and to base success on detailed assessments, goal setting, sound program design and a relationship established by hard work, dedication and commitment.
To base our training philosophy on life balance. "An athlete represents an exceptional multidimensional blend of the physical, mental, spiritual, motivation, professionalism, intellect, emotion and drive that transcends the physical. An athlete exists in all arenas of life that tests our human potential. A jock is purely physical and one-dimensional". Our professional goal is to develop and enhance the athlete in all of us.
The body is always adapting. Our focus is to provide stimulus for positive adaptations to produce a mind and body necessary to compete under stress.
Kirk Bradshaw MATm, ATC, CSCS, PES
- Founder Athletic Training institute 2004 to present
- Mastery Muscle Activation Techniques specialist 2012
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 1995
- Certified Athletic Trainer 1993
- Performance Enhancement Specialist 1997
- Graduate in Athletic Medicine BS Biology pre-physical therapy, Washington State University 1993
- Founder Advanced Fitness 1994
- Head Athletic Trainer, Kamiak High School 1994-97
Jenny Miller BA, MAT
- 2012 – current: Director of Pilates, Athletic Training Institute, Bellevue, WA
- 2001 – 2012: Owner and Certified Pilates Instructor, Vajra Pilates, Redmond, WA
- 1999 – 2001: Pilates Instructor, Balance Within Movement Studio, Redmond, WA
- 2012 – 2013: MAT (Muscle Activation Technique) Internship, Bellevue, WA
- 2011: MAT Jumpstart, Bellevue, WA
- 2011: RTS (Resistance Training Specialist) 123, Bellevue, WA
- 2004-2006: Meditation Teacher, The Way of Seeing, Seattle, WA
- 2000: Certified Pilates Instructor. Certified through Balance Within Movement Studio’s 600 hour Teacher Training, Redmond, WA
- 1984: BA Physical Education/Parks and Recreation, Western Washington University.
Arash (Aj) Ranjbaran ATC, MATs
- Graduated Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University, BS in Athletic Training
- Certified Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist (MATs)
- Athletic Trainer and rehabilitation developer under Randy Boswell MS, ATC
- (Collegiate wrestling head trainer, and multiple Worlds and Olympic tours as an ATC for wrestlers)
- Studied Strength and Conditioning with Emil Verbovski, former Bulgarian Olympic School Trainer
- Work with multiple professional fighters, Including former world heavyweights in Mauy Thai, and MMA
- RingDemon AC Affiliated Instructor
- Former Professional Fighter, Jiu Jitsu Instructor, and current HS wrestling coach
Dan Zeller MATs
2005 to Present:
Athletic Performance Specialist with a focus on explosive athlete development including professional level speed, agility, strength, power, and plyometric sports specific training.
2010 to Present:
Muscle Activation Specialist
Academics / Athletics:
2006 & 2007 Academic All-American overall 4.0 GPA
2007 Orange County Football Hall of Fame Inductee for Scholastic and Athletic achievements; highest GPA in its 40+ year history.
2007 2nd Team All League Honors – Ranked as the #5 OLB overall in the Mission Conference, Southern California
2006-2007 Golden West College Football Participant, Huntington Beach CA
2005-2006 Saddleback College Football Participant, Mission Viejo CA
2004 Olympic Weightlifting Washington State Champion 77kg Class
2004 Olympic Weightlifting Junior Olympic Qualifier
2004 Snohomish County Football Hall of Fame Inductee for Scholastic and Athletic achievements
2003-2004 Army National Guard Scholar Athlete of the Year Award
2003 Olympic Weightlifting 2nd place in Washing State 77kg Class
Muscle Activation Techniques 2010-Present
Kinesiology BS Western Washington University 2008-2010
Attended Golden West College, Huntington Beach CA, 2006-2007
Attended Saddleback College, Mission Viejo CA, 2005-2006
Darren Coben MATs
Certified Martial Arts Instructor from 1998-2006
Graduated from the Fitness Specialist Program at Mesa College, San Diego, Ca 2001
ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified 2001
Trained at Bally Total Fitness from 2002 to 2005
Trained at Executive Portable Health from 2005 to 2007
WITS (World Instructor Training School) Certified 2007
Opened, Owned, and operated Define Fitness Studio from 2007 to 2013
Consultant for 10 More Strength & Conditioning from 2011 to 2013
Completed the MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) Internship 2012-2013
Continuing MAT education 2012 to present
Athletic Training Institute Coach from January 2013 to present
Sports conditioning and injury prevention experience includes training motocross riders, fencers, martial artists, baseball and softball players, football players, volleyball players, skiers and snowboarders, tennis players, and preparing law enforcement, military, and fire fighter personnel for physical testing requirements.
General Population experience includes working with people of all ages and fitness abilities, from couch potatoes to weekend warriors, and helping them learn proper movement mechanics, injury prevention strategies, and help them regain optimal muscle function.
Ben Dragavon MATs
Muscle Activation Specialist
Current Coach for Seattle Sounders FC U-23s
Current Coach for Seattle Sounders FC Academy
Current Coach for Seattle Reign FC
5 year Professional Soccer Career (see below)
- BS in Exercise and Sports Science/Pre-physical Therapy, Western Washington University 2002-2006
- Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist
Whatcom Ranger Soccer Club, Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Trainer Bellingham, WA. 2002-2006
Western Washington University Soccer Camps, Goalkeeper Trainer 2002 – 2007,
Whatcom Community College, Assistant Coach/ Goalkeeper Coach Bellingham, WA. 2006.
Velocity FC, Associate Head Coach, Seattle, WA, 2008
Seattle Sounders Soccer Camps, Seattle, WA 2006-2008
Greater Renton Football Club, Goalkeeper Trainer, Tukwila WA 2007-2009
Seattle Sounders FC Youth Development Program, Goalkeeper Trainer, Tukwila, WA 2009
Washington Rush, Goalkeeper Trainer, Everett, WA 2008-present
Federal Way Soccer Club, Goalkeeper Trainer, Federal Way, WA 2012 - present
Seattle University, Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach, Seattle, WA 2010-2011
Seattle University ID Camps, Seattle, WA 2010-2011
Western Washington University, Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach, Bellingham, WA 2012-2013
Seattle Sounders FC U-23 Goalkeeper Coach 2012-present
Seattle Sounders FC Academy Director of Goalkeeping 2012-present
Seattle Reign FC Goalkeeper Coach 2013-present
Western Washington University (2002-2005) Great Northwest Athletic Conference
(GNAC) Freshman of the Year (2002), GNAC All Conference (2002-2005)
PSSA Skagit Rapids PCSL, (2002-2004), PCSL All-Star 2003, 2004
Seattle Sounders USL (2006-2008), USL Champions 2007
Milwaukee Wave Draftee, MISL (2007)
Major League Soccer (2009)
Seattle Sounders FC (US Open Cup Champions 2009)
Colombus Crew (2009)
Toronto FC (2009)
Austin Aztex USL (2010)
Tacoma Stars, PASL (2011)
Terry Wilson L/AT, MATs, MPE
Athletic Training Institute
Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer
Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist
Performance Training Specialist
Washington State University 2002-2005, Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology & Athletic Training. Working with WSU's Women's Tennis, Women's Crew, Women's Soccer, and Men's Basketball. --Holiday Bowl vs. Texas, Rose Bowl vs. Oklahoma
Washington State University 2005-2006, Intern-Athletic Trainer, WSU Football
Athletic Training Institute Observer/Intern 2004-2006
Woodward West X-Games Training Facility, Summer Athletic Trainer 2004, 2005
Woodward West X-Games Training Facility, Head Athletic Trainer 2006
Boise State University 2006-2008, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Master's Degree in Exercise Science & Athletic Administration. Working with BSU's Football, Wrestling, and Men's Basketball. Provided multiple research papers for BSU Athletic Department for implication into Boise State University's 'Athlete Handbook' --Fiesta Bowl vs. Oklahoma, #3 NCAA National ranking, Hawaii Bowl vs. East Carolina, PAC-10 Wrestling Championship, Multiple PAC-10 Wrestling Champions, top 10 NCAA Wrestling team ranking.
Seattle Seahawks Intern Athletic Trainer 2008-2009
Muscle Activation Techniques Intern, 2009-2010. Continuing MAT course work 2010-present
Woodinville High School Head of Sports Medicine Programs & Athletic Training 2009-present
Seattle Seahawks Athletic Trainer & Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist 2010-2012
Athletic Training Institute Coach 2009-present. Specialties include Basketball, Football, Mixed Martial Arts athletic development, & Dance injury management (ballet, hip hop, breakdance, Bboy), and Wrestling. Other sports include: Soccer, baseball, softball, Track & Field-Shot, Javelin, Multiple X-Games events
Multiple Nike Crossfire Soccer events 2009-2012
Rotary Girls Basketball 2010, 2013
LFW School of Dance Injury consultant 2009-present
Harper & I dance company injury consultant 2012-present
Rick Emerson MATs
1987-1990 personal trainer PacWest gym.
1989-1992 AVP beach volleyball player.
Central washington University Fitness Sports Management with emphasis on Sports Psychology 1993-1995.
1995-1997 internship and graduated to full time Renaissance Back Restoration therapist trained in MedX.
1997-1998 trainer Bellevue Place Club.
1997-2000 sponsored tri athlete.
1998-2000 regional fitness director and trainer Gold's Gym Western Washington.
2000-2002 trainer and fitness director Iron Works Gym
2001-2003 sponsored 5k runner.
2003-2007 fitness director Getty Images
2004-present coach and MAT jump start practitioner Athletic Training Institute.
2011-present MAT specialist.
2013 currently participating MAT Rx
Master Muscle Activation Techniques Specialists. Since 2008
Assistant in mastery classes in mat
Foot, lower body, upper body, trunk and spine. 2013
Specialize in treating foot disfunction
Specialize in joint mechanics
Assistant in mat prescriptive rules (RX).2013
Mastery Resistance Training Specialist (pending).
National Strength and Conditioning Association personal Trainer. Since 2000
American council on exercise personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Since 1995
American college of sports medicine health and fitness instructor and personal trainer. Since 1998
Loren Gardner-Young, MATs
Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist (2016-Present)
3-Year Collegiate Baseball Athlete (2010-2015)
California Academy of Baseball Instructor (2011-2013)
Specialize in Athletic Development
Specialize in Speed and Agility Training
Specialize in Baseball Emphasis
Muscle Activation Techniques (2015-Present)
Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology, Lewis Clark State College, Lewiston ID (2013-2015)
Associate of Science - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sierra College, Rocklin CA (2011-2013)
University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV (2010-2011)
Austin Hall, MATs
Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist (2016-Present)
2-year letter winner in baseball at Mount Si High School (2012-13)
Shoreline Community College baseball (2013-2014)
Exercise Science at Linfield College (2014-2015)
Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist Internship (May 2015- January 2016)
MAT Mastery level courses (2016-present)
Speed, agility, quickness training