TRAINERS

Chris 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

  • Eight 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

  • Worked directly under renowned strength coach Stephane Cazeault
  • Taught fundamental and advanced strength training techniques to strength coaches and personal trainers from all over the world
  • Taught how to thoroughly assess clients/athletes and how to design appropriate training programs based on those assessments
  • Taught basic nutrition principles and how high quality supplements can improve health and performance
  • 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

  • Three years of collegiate level rugby
  • Ten years of amateur competitive 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)

Jake Buchanan, BS (Exercise Science)
Strength Coach

Jake Buchanan, is working towards a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and a Minor in Business at the University of Kansas. Additionally, Jake serves as the President of the Exercise Science Club and Treasurer of the Pre-Physical Therapy Club.

Education

  • Associate of General Studies  –  Johnson County Community College, 2017
  • Associate of Science  –  Johnson County Community College, 2016
  • Associate of Liberal Arts  –  Johnson County Community College, 2016

Experience

Johnson County Athletics

  • Track and Cross Country  – 2014 – 2017
    • Track Team Captain – 2016-2017
    • Cross Country Team Captain – 2016-2017

Shawnee Mission North High School

  • Track & Field – 4 years
  • Football – 3 years
  • Basketball – 2 years
  • Cross Country – 1 year

Awards & Recognitions

  • President – Exercise Science Club – University of Kansas
  • Treasurer – Pre-Physical Therapy Club – University of Kansas
  • 3x Scholar Athlete Award Winner – Johnson County Community College
  • 3x NJCAA National Qualifier – Johnson County Community College
  • 2x Men’s Cross Country Academic Award Winner – Johnson County Community College – 2016, 2017
  • 2x Indoor All-Conference Long Jumper – Johnson County Community College – 2014, 2016
  • 2x Outdoor All-Conference Long Jumper – Johnson County Community College – 2015, 2017