Sterling’s Team Speed is committed to offering state-of-the-art training learned by continuing education while always keeping the heart of our training based upon tried and true best practices.
Education: Southeastern Louisiana University
Certifications: AAAI/ISMA Personal Training, Continuing education with NASM, ACE, AFAA, ISSA, NSCA, and ACSM, Voted Highlands Ranch 2009 Best Trainer, Continuing Education Training hours: over 100+ a year.
Training & Experience: Recognized as the South Metro Area foremost authority in Sport Performance and Youth Athletic Development, Sterling Joseph provides an innovative approach to sport-specific training that has elevated performance in many of the South Metro Area's finest athletes, including those that have gone on to participate in the Olympics, compete in college, win state titles and achieve personal bests.
Training all ages and levels, Sterling gains results for those individuals serious about their personal fitness while helping them achieve their goals. Sterling is known for being truly invested in his clients. He works with kids to not only better their performance but also their lives. Sterling builds confidence in his clients and their ability to compete!
Sterling has vast experience in assisting with athletic rehab in conjunction with the athlete’s doctor and physical therapist. He is particularly experienced in helping return to play following ACL surgery.
Focus: Emphasizing functional training, using multi-joint movements, innovative exercises, and exercise related to sport or lifestyle is important in improving performance. I like being innovative in selecting and varying exercises in order to keep things challenging and exciting for my clients. Sterling’s favorite quote: It’s training time!
Education: BS in Fitness & Exercise Science; Metropolitan State College of Denver, MS in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine; Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Training & Experience: Kira is a true Colorado trainer! Kira took her experience as a personal trainer since 2009 to become the Wellness Coordinator for Vail Resorts, sitting on the committee that developed their Fit to Ride program. Additionally, Kira’s previous experience a licensed acupuncturist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and sports injuries gives her greater insight into the body to help you achieve your own training goals more effectively.
Focus: Kira primarily focuses on training adults to help them function to their own best potential. Utilizing Functional Movement analysis, Kira is able to help identify “weak links” in the body and improve performance, while decreasing the risk of future injury. Kira’s warm spirit helps her clients know that she is truly there to be a partner in their training and help them meet their goals.
Education: BS in Sports Administration; University of Cincinnati
Training & Experience: Born and raised in the Highlands Ranch area, Matt joins Sterling’s Team Speed staff as a highly energized, committed, and results-oriented personal trainer/coach. Matt has trained under Sterling’s direction since he was 13 years old. Over these 10+ years with Sterling, Matt has been exposed to and benefited from a wide variety of techniques, tools and knowledge that he incorporates in his trainings today. As a youngster, Matt grew up playing many sports; but, excelled at the highest level in club baseball and soccer. His ultimate passion is soccer which resulted in a powerful and successful soccer career. Matt played his youth soccer with an elite local club and continued his NCAA Division I soccer as a ‘Bearcat’ at the University of Cincinnati.
Focus: As a high caliber soccer player and overall strong, conditioned athlete, Matt focuses not only on developing an athlete physically, but mentally as well. Matt also believes in making an impact in the athlete’s life inside and outside the gym in their everyday lives. He recognizes that fitness is the key to a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. Matt refers to one specific quote spoken by the great N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano that drives him through life and makes him the successful person, trainer and coach that he is today: “Don’t give up; don’t ever give up.” – Jimmy V.
Education: BS in Human Performance and Exercise Science; Youngstown State University
Training & Experience: Joe came to us all the way from Youngstown Ohio, with a lot of experience in sports performance training for athletes of different ages and abilities. Joe previously worked as a strength and speed coach in Columbus, OH training young athletes as well as collegiate athletes with backgrounds in various sports.He grew up participating in wrestling, baseball, football, and basketball. Eventually, Joe chose to direct all of his focus and dedication toward wrestling.
Focus: Joe plans to use his knowledge and experience in sports performance to provide athletes with the tools necessary to reach their full athletic potential. According to Joe, the most satisfying thing, as a coach, is to see the development of each athlete and how progress leads to achieving goals.
Education: BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching; University of New Hampshire, MS in Kinesiology and Sport Studies; University of New Hampshire.
Certification: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
Training & Experience: Born and raised in the state of New Hampshire, Jake utilizes his diverse educational and professional experience to optimize his training method. With his Master’s studies focused in coaching and motivation, he works hard to connect with and motivate each individual he works with by taking a friendly and energetic approach. Jake earned his BS in Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire, and his MS in Sport Studies from University of New Hampshire as well. Jake’s training background has been primarily focused in a Post-Rehabilitation and Sport Performance setting. He has experience working alongside doctors and physical therapists to help athletes return to sport after injury, with a special interest in helping ACL repairs return to sport. Jake’s athletic background as an NCAA Division I Hammer Thrower, along with his experience as a trainer, have helped establish his knowledge of Olympic and Powerlifting techniques. Jake’s experience allows him to identify imbalances and deficiencies that he works to correct through a comprehensive and functional training approach.
Focus: While Jake enjoys working in a performance setting, he also enjoys working with individuals to help them reach their general fitness, weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals. Jake also runs half-marathons recreationally and enjoys working with other runners to help optimize their performance and reduce the likelihood of injury. Jake works hard to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and looks forward to the opportunities he has to improve the lives of others.
As a coach, Jake utilizes a creative training approach, emphasizing specific exercise selection, appropriate progression, and program design to reduce injury risk while improving aspects of strength, endurance, mobility and motivation to help individuals of all fitness levels and athletic abilities reach their goals.
Education: BS in Exercise Science; Liberty University
Certifications: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, ACSM, EP-C
Training & Experience: Jonathan was born and raised in Minnesota where he played a variety of youth sports including baseball and basketball. In high school, he was a two-time captain for his varsity basketball team and helped lead his team to back to back conference championship appearances. Jonathan then went on to earn his B.S. in Exercise Science from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. While at Liberty, he worked as the head team manager for the men’s basketball team his junior and senior years. On top of managing the team, he also worked as an intern strength and conditioning coach for the men’s basketball team his senior year. Following his education Liberty, he worked as an intern performance coach at APEC in Tyler, Texas. At APEC, he worked with a variety of athletes ranging in age and ability from youth recreation to professional athletes.
Focus: His biggest passion is helping athletes of all ages and skill levels fulfill their true potential by implementing cutting edge training strategies and instilling a champion’s mindset in every individual he has the opportunity to work with. Jonathan is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA as well a certified exercise physiologist (EP-C) through the ACSM.
My name is Bentley and I am the mascot at Sterling's Team Speed. My Dad is Sterling and we are co-owners of Sterling's Team Speed. I regularly train at Sterling's Team Speed by walking the floor and playing ball. I am extremely proficient with soccer balls, as I am the goalie of Sterling's Team Speed's team. In addition to playing ball I do strength training to keep myself fit. I welcome everyone into the Sterling's Team Speed facility and appreciate being acknowledged and pet. I do take naps on the treadmill or in my Dad's office, as he trains me hard and I need to get my rest. I'm proud to say that I've been nominated several times for Athlete of the Month. I look forward to meeting you at Sterling's Team Speed!