Trainers

Owner & Performance DirectorChris Dellasega, MS/CSCS

Owner & Performance Director

Chris Dellasega, earned his Master’s degree in Exercise Science in 2011 and has been a strength coach for eight years working with athletes in a variety of sports from the high school, collegiate (Division 1) to professional level of competition. Additionally, Chris is a former rugby player and competitive bodybuilder.

Education

  • Master’s of Science in Education – Exercise Science – University of Kansas, 2011
    • Kansas Athletics strength and conditioning intern – 2009-2010

Certifications

Experience

  • 8 years of industry experience
    • Professional athletes from the NFL & PGA
    • Amateur competitive athletes
      • Mixed martial arts and triathletes
      • Firefighters
    • Collegiate athletes – Division 1
      • Baseball
      • Track & field
      • Basketball (men’s & women’s)
    • High school athletes
      • Baseball
      • Basketball
      • Soccer
      • Swimming
      • Tennis

Strength Coach and Assistant Course Instructor – Poliquin Group

  • Taught fundamental and advanced strength training techniques to strength coaches and personal trainers from all over the world
  • Worked under numerous coaches who have worked with high-profile professional athletes and Olympic medal winners
  • Authored numerous articles for website publication

High Performance Director – biomechanical analysis company

  • Interpreted precise biomechanical data as it related to individual athlete’s and their sport
  • Developed injury prevention & rehabilitation strategies and training regimens based on the results of their biomechanical data
  • Consulted with professional athletes on their training programs based on their biomechanical data
  • Authored numerous articles for website publication

Director of Exercise Science – private training facility

  • Screened new clients for strength imbalances, faulty movement patterns, and flexibility limitations
  • Helped establish training progressions to restore proper movement patterns and improve flexibility
  • Helped educate staff on appropriate exercise selection, training program design, and proper exercise progression

Awards & Recognitions

  • 3 years of collegiate level rugby
    • Playing wing, fullback, and outside center
  • 10 years of competitive (drug free) bodybuilding
    • 1998 – 2nd place: Teen – Natural Bodybuilding Championships (NGA)
    • 1999 – 1st place: Collegiate – Southern States Classic (NANBF)
    • 2000 – 1st place: Novice – Gold’s Classic (NANBF)
    • 2005 – 5th place: Collegiate – Gold’s Classic (NANBF)
    • 2008 – 2nd place: Collegiate – Southern States Classic (NANBF)
    • 2009 – 3rd place: Collegiate – Southern States Classic (NANBF)

Jordan Helms Kansas University Rower Jordan Helms

Trainer – Jordan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2017. She has worked with athletes in a variety of sports from the high school, and collegiate. Additionally, Jordan is a Division 1 rower for the University of Kansas.

Education

Experience

  • 2 years of industry experience
    • Collegiate athletes
      • Soccer
      • Basketball
      • Baseball
      • Track & field
    • High school athletes
      • Baseball
      • Basketball
      • Soccer
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Track and Field

Awards & Recognitions

  • 4 years of Division 1 rowing
    • Competed in the top boat
    • 5k School Record Holder

Hanna Kallmaier Jayhawk Soccer Hanna Kallmaier

Trainer – Hanna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and her Minor in Psychology in 2016. Additionally, Hanna was a Division 1 soccer player for the University of Kansas.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education – Exercise Science – University of Kansas, Dec. 2016
  • Minor in Psychology

Experience:

  • 1 year of industry experience: self-employed as personal trainer (High School level)
  • University of Kansas Women’s Soccer Team, 2012-2016
    • Served as a team captain for KU Women’s Soccer Team, 2015-2016
  • FC Bayern Munich Club Soccer Team, 2008-2012
    • Served as a team captain for the U-17 Bayern Munich Team and achieved second place at Nationals in 2011
    • Won the U-17 championships of South Germany twice as a member of the Bayern Munich Soccer team
    • Played for Bayern Munich 2nd Women’s Team, 2011-2012
  • Bavarian State Team, 2005-2012
    • Won the Lander Tournament, a national tournament for all of Germany’s state teams, in 2008 and 2010
    • Captain of the Bavarian State Team, 2009-2012
    • Named most outstanding player after U-16 Bavarian state team won a 2009 international tournament in Prague
  • German Youth National Team, 2008-2012
    • Four-year member of the German Youth National Team
    • Member of Germany’s U-17 National Team that finished third at the 2011 U-17 European Women’s Championship.

Awards & Recognition:

  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, 2012
  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team, 2013-2016
  • Earned Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, 2015
  • Named to All-Big 12 Second Team, 2016