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THE  IMPACT  TEAM

Our expert team has years of experience in elite sports performance training, strength & conditioning, injury prevention and rehabilitation. The Impact crew along with our partners Origin Media CoSynapse Physical Therapy, and Boulder Therapeutics have worked with athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, IHL, NCAA and US National teams.

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Rylan, originally from Grand Junction, was one of the first people involved with Impact. He started as a baseball performance coach, and worked his way up to the Director of Sports Performance, and ultimately, now, as an Owner/ General Manager. He is not one to shy away from an athletic challenge and has implemented many different athletic practices and modalities to the facility. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, hunting, and coaching his three kids, in their own respective athletic endeavors. His wife, Danielle Reed, is also one of the Directors and Owners at Impact Kids' Club. 

RYLAN REED
OWNER/GENERAL MANAGER
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KARI MULLEN

 Kari has been personal and small group training for 6 years and is currently an owner/director at Impact Fitness. Kari has always been an outdoor and fitness enthusiast. She was a competitive swimmer and runner through high school and college and has since competed and placed in many triathlons and endurance biking and running events.   It is Kari’s mission to help clients  gain strength, flexibility, mobility, and endurance so they are ready and able to compete, play, parent and keep up with life's busy schedules. She specializes in personal and small group training, weight loss, high intensity circuit training, strength training, and general fitness. She is dedicated to energizing, empowering and equipping clients and members for all of their passions and adventures. Kari absolutely loves people and she is all about creating a positive and motivating community!

Education: 

University of Colorado, Boulder- Elementary Education and Spanish Language and Literature 

 

Certifications:

  • ACE personal Trainer (9 years)

  • Fitness Nutrition 

  • Sports and Conditioning 

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer 

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer 

  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw certification

  • CrossFit Judge

Owner/Director/ Personal Trainer/ Group Fitness Instructor 

Kari@myimpactsports.com  |  720-229-8203

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KARI MULLEN

THE DIRECTORS

SPENCER GOODDING
JACOB STEINBERG
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SPENCER GOODDING

Spencer graduated from CU Boulder in 2016, and after completing two internships with Impact Sports, began his training career as a Personal Trainer and Sports Performance Coach. His passion for fitness started as a means to train for other sports, but soon realized he preferred the weight training to everything else. Spencer played rugby through high school but began competing in local Powerlifting and Strongman competitions in college and beyond. Spencer strives to see transformations in people through strength training and adopting fitness as a way of living, “because when you’re strong, everything else that life throws at you seems to be just a little easier.” Since beginning at Impact, Spencer has worked with everyone from all sports and backgrounds from youth and high school, collegiate athletes, weekend warriors, and the local firefighting community. 

Education: 

B.A. Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado - Boulder 

 

Certifications

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)

  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • FMS

Director of Sports Performance
TIM ATWOOD
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TIM ATWOOD

Sports Performance Coach 

Tim began training with Impact in the Fall of 2013 and has been training athletes ever since. During his 10 years he has worked with all ages and ability levels and eventually became the assistant manager for the facility. His passion is to develop power and explosiveness in athletes in the weight room and on the turf. Outside of training Tim enjoys time with his family, friends, and american bulldog.

Education: B.A. Health and Exercise Science- Colorado State University

 

Certifications:

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)

NSCA Registered  Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC)

USAW Level 2 Olympic weight lifting coach (USAW-2)

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JACOB STEINBERG

Jacob was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He moved to Colorado in 2017 for school and finished his internship at Impact in August of 2021. He comes from a youth sport and development background and truly enjoys working with young athletes. His passions for training include speed, agility, quickness, plyometrics, and mechanics. As a coach, he believes that a strong mind and character lead to an increased performance on and off the court or field. His strength programs focus on sport specific movements while maintaining and improving the explosive power components of a given sport. In his free time, Jacob volunteers for a local Boy Scout Troop, enjoys going out with friends, spending time outdoors, and his Traeger. 

 

Education: B.S. Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University

Certifications: FMS Level 1, CSCS (in progress)

Assistant Director
KELLY MCELHINEY
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KELLY MCELHINEY
Strength and Conditioning Coach/ Group Fitness Instructor

Kelly is 26 years old and  grew up out in Bettendorf, Iowa and discovered  her passion for sports and training out in the cornfields of the midwest. Kelly was involved in any and all sports activities at a young age ranging from gymnastics to golf, but settled her sights on a lengthy career in soccer, basketball, cross country, and track. Because of her multiple sport background, Kelly has also encountered the injury side of sports many times and has developed a STRONG passion for understanding how to address these issues. Her main focus as a trainer is to combat past and current injuries as well as create a proactive approach to potential injury. Kelly had the pleasure of developing her  sport training background in Division 1 weight rooms at Iowa State University and the University of Colorado-Boulder. There she was able to work with all athletic teams, trainers, and coaches as well as learned the requirements of what it takes to be a next level athlete. Her specialties include: mobility and flexibility training, recalibrated movements, general strength training, sport strength and speed training, and sport conditioning. 

Education: 

B.S. Kinesiology- Exercise Science from Iowa State University

Certifications

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS

CARISSA CRUTCHFIELD
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CARISSA CRUTCHFIELD

Personal Trainer/ Sports Performance Coach/ Professional Basketball Player Development Trainer

Carissa is from a small town in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  She recently moved from California to Colorado to take on the outdoor adventures and bring her experience and knowledge from her athletic career to help people reach their goals. Carissa played many different sports in highschool including softball, track, and golf. However, basketball gave her the chance to play on the collegiate and professional level. Carissa played Division I basketball at Oklahoma State University before transferring to University of Arizona where she graduated and finished out her collegiate career. She then took the opportunity to play professionally in Russia, Turkey, Israel, Spain, and Portugal. She loved traveling around the world doing something she had a passion and drive for; and gained even more knowledge from the diversity of people around the world,  different styles and techniques of training.  Carissa is now loving to help drive people to their goals. Personal training from youth to adults, athletes to your everyday individual, she wants to motivate you, and help YOU through the process of what you are wanting to achieve.

Education: 

B.S Social Behavior and Human Development -  University of Arizona

Certifications

  • NASM CPT/PES - Personal Training and Sports Performance

ROBERT GARRISON
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ROBERT GARRISON

Robert comes to us as a Certified USA Boxing Coach, originally from Los Angeles, with 30 years experience with 47 amateur bouts including the Golden Gloves. His boxing life started as a very young man at Rocky’s Left Hook, which is famous for being the gym where Sylvester Stallone trained for the film Rocky.  In his US Navy days, he added 4 years experience fighting in Smokers and special events where he was an exhibition boxer and competed in Judo. Robert fought in Bridgeport, CT rising through the ranks all the way to the Golden Gloves in 1986.

Ultimately, Robert became a Personal Trainer with a specialty in one of his greatest loves – boxing. When he learned how much his clients also needed body work to accompany their training, he studied to become a Certified Massage Therapist with a specialty in trigger point modalities and deep tissue sports massage, later putting his skills to work in physical therapy and chiropractic offices. Later he became certified as a “Stretch to Win” Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST).

Certifications

  • Certified USA Boxing Coach

  • Certified Massage Therapist 

  • Fascial Stretch Therapist

Boxing Coach/Private and Semi Private trainer 
NATHALIE FLORES
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Nathalie Flores 

CrossFit Coach/ Sports Performance Coach

Nathalie is from Venezuela and came to the United States in 2021 to  continue pursuing her dream of being a CrossFit coach and personal trainer. She moved from Georgia to Colorado in September of 2022 to start working with us!

She was a gymnastics competitor as a kid, then she started to practice and also compete in Karate when she was a teenager. In college, she took up CrossFit as a hobby, but in just a few months, it became everything for her and she ended  up being a full- time CrossFit coach and competitor. Within the years, she has worked as a strength and skills coach for top level athletes, and she has gained so much experience and knowledge working with elite trainers in different areas as well, that now she’s ready to share everything with us and grow together.

 

Certifications:

CrossFit Trainer Level 1

CrossFit Gymnastics Course

ANDREA RENDON
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ANDREA RENDON

CROSSFIT Coach & Personal Trainer

Originally from Colombia, Andrea found her first Crossfit gym when she came to the United States in 2011. Coming from a background in a variety of sports (Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Rugby), she was looking for something fun but that would keep her healty, active, and competitive. After a short time, Andrea realized Crossfit offered so many challenges in different aspects of fitness that it was exactly what she had been looking for.  This realization opened the door for a new found passion of helping others through fitness. For the past 7 years Andrea has worked as a Crossfit and Nutrition coach, both with group classes and tailoring programs to individuals who have more specific goals. The enjoyment she has helping people improve and reach their goals is just as exciting as reaching her  own.

When not in the gym Andrea spends most of her time in the water playing and competing in Underwater Rugby and Underwater Hockey.

-Certified Crossfit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)

-USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

-Precision Nutrition L1 

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Originally from Colombia, Andrea found her first Crossfit gym when she came to the United States in 2011. Coming from a background in a variety of sports (Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Underwater Rugby), she was looking for something fun but that would keep her healty, active, and competitive. After a short time, Andrea realized Crossfit offered so many challenges in different aspects of fitness that it was exactly what she had been looking for.  This realization opened the door for a new found passion of helping others through fitness. For the past 7 years Andrea has worked as a Crossfit and Nutrition coach, both with group classes and tailoring programs to individuals who have more specific goals. The enjoyment she has helping people improve and reach their goals is just as exciting as reaching her  own.

When not in the gym Andrea spends most of her time in the water playing and competing in Underwater Rugby and Underwater Hockey.

-Certified Crossfit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)

-USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

-Precision Nutrition L1 

andrea@variant.fitness

AIMEE BALKENENDE
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AIMEE BALKENENDE

Personal Trainer/ Sports Performance Coach

After dancing for various companies in Chicago, Aimee  found that her passion for fitness was the perfect transition from performing.  She is a Master Trainer for Barre Intensity, providing training and support for barre instructors nationwide, and personally brings the Barre Intensity format to the Impact studio. You can also find her leading HIIT and general adult fitness classes.  Aimee believes we should make time every day to move our bodies, and embraces the possibility to create a mind-body connection experience through fitness.  She strives to create a positive, yet challenging environment for each of her clients, encouraging them to embrace their own personal strength and stamina to drive change.

 

Certifications:

Personal Trainer (ACE)

Group Fitness Instructor (ACE)

Barre Intensity Master Trainer

Pilates: Mat, Reformer, Suspension Method

Certified Group Instructor: TRX, Schwinn Cycling

 

aimee.balkenende@gmail.com

EMILY COYLE
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EMILY COYLE

Peronal Trainer

AIMEE BALKENENDE

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Emily has lived in 6 different states, but is proud to call Colorado home since moving here with her husband and three children in 2017. Emily has always enjoyed being active and exercising, but discovered CrossFit in 2019 and never looked back to her old fitness routines. Emily fell in love with CrossFit because of the challenging and effective workouts, but also because of the incredible community she has found within CrossFit. She is passionate about CrossFit’s methodology and feels strongly that movement is medicine and that the benefits of CrossFit extend well beyond the hour of the day spent training in the box. She is excited to share this passion with others.

A former elementary school teacher, Emily is thrilled to combine her passion for fitness and a health with her love of working with young kids as a CrossFit Kids coach. If Emily isn’t working out at Coal Creek, chances are she is spending time with her family, petting her dog Steve, or day dreaming about being on a beach.


Education
Colby College, BA in Biology and Education

Certifications
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Kids

Josh Dolan 
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Josh Dolan 

Performance Coach 

Education:   B.S. Exercise Science from DePaul University (2020)

 

Josh was born and raised in the Chicagoland area just making his move out to Colorado and starting at Impact July of 2022. Growing up Josh played over 15 years of competitive hockey all the way through college. He has enjoyed working out and fitness since he was a teenager and is eager to show the benefits and enjoyment of a good workout routine. His first internship and job in sports performance was under the supervision of the Chicago Blackhawks strength and conditioning coach. Josh has worked with clients that ranged from first timers in the gym to professional athletes. Josh now continues his own fitness journey by preparing for and competing in bodybuilding competitions. 

 

Certifications: NASM Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

AIMEE BALKENENDE
PAUL LUNDKVIST
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PAUL LUNDKVIST

Personal Trainer/ Sports Performance Coach

Hello, my name is Paul Lundkvist, trainer and coach since 2001. I've trained people in LA, Chicago, Stockholm, Sweden, the USVI, and now in Colorado. My primary goal is to get people healthy and fit! In addition to that, I help boxers with their strength and conditioning. 

 

Continuing education is extremely important to me and is a part of my daily routine so I can make sure to meet the needs of the client no matter who they are.

 

You're welcome to contact me at Paul@myimpactsports.com

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JORDAN WASSON

Sports Performance Coach 

AIMEE BALKENENDE

Jordan is a Superior, CO native  and grew up playing  many sports. He has an extensive  background in competitive  swimming since he competed  at the national level through high school and college and has experience with the best swim program in the nation at UT Austin…Hook ‘Em!  Jordan understands many sports really well and is able to provide tremendous value with his training sessions. His sessions are tailored to the needs of each  individual and provide frequent opportunities to improve  personal bests, boosting confidence and motivation.  At Impact, Jordan works with athletes, adults, and local firefighters. He  enjoys anything water related: swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and paddling boarding!

 

Education: 

M.Ed. Kinesiology: Movement Rehabilitation Science -  University of Texas at Austin

B.S. Kinesiology and Health Education -  University of Texas at Austin

Certifications: 

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Functional Movement Systems FMS Level 1

USA Swimming

 

jordan@myimpactsports.com

T ROE
THOMAS ROE

aka - T Roe 

Personal Trainer

T.Roe is a Former D1 Football player and current competitive endurance athlete, triathlete, Spartan and cyclist.  After sustaining 2 neck surgeries to repair herniated disks in his cervical spine - Thomas was told he might never walk again if he returns to the grid iron and continues playing football. This sidelined his dreams for the NFL but not his desire to compete. 

T.Roe understands the road to accomplishing your dreams and fitness goals are going to be challenging but worth it. His focus and commitment is your end result - period. Whether you’re looking to drop the weight, train and compete in an endurance race at any level or reach for the athletic scholarship, T.Roe holds you accountable every step of the way until your goal is accomplished. 

Education - San Diego State University

B.S.B.A. In Marketing & Advertising with a Minor in

 

Certifications:

NASM: Personal Trainer

YAS - Yoga for Athletes

Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach

NICK ROEHRICK
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MAX SHAW
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MAX SHAW

Personal Trainer/ Sports Performance Coach

Education: Montana State University - B.S. Human Health & Performance with a focus in Kinesiology

 

Max graduated from Montana State University in May of 2020 with a B.S. in Human Health & Performance with a focus in Kinesiology. While attending Montana State he gained experience as a physical therapist aide,  and  interned with the Montana State Sports Performance Program. Max joined the Impact team after completing his internship under Tim Atwood. He has experience in working with older adults, youth athletes, and populations with special needs. Max lived an active lifestyle growing up in Boulder, Colorado. He grew up playing football, running track, water skiing, and alpine skiing.  When Max is not at Impact he channels his active energy into training, fly fishing, water skiing, alpine skiing, and golfing. Max has a passion for helping people live an active life and reach whatever training or fitness goals they may have.

SYNDEY HULSE
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SYDNEY HULSE

Personal Trainer

Sydney is a Colorado native and a former professional dancer and cheerleader for both the Denver Nuggets and Denver Broncos. Sydney has trained with some of the top trainers the NBA and NFL have to offer. She grew up in competitive dance through high school and college before pursuing her passion for dance on a professional level. Sydney found Impact Sports Performance and Coal Creek CrossFit after she retired from dancing and reignited her passion for fitness and health. She specializes in mobility and flexibility training and wants anyone who comes to her class to improve their range of motion, prevent injury and recover from the hard work they put in at Impact. When she is not coaching or getting her workout in at Impact, Sydney is a full-time Realtor in the Denver Metro area as a part of The Monarch Group at Compass.

COREY KOHN
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Corey Kohn 

Performance Coach

AIMEE BALKENENDE

Education: B.A. in Communication and Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Corey was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. He moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2012 to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder. He joined Impact Sports after completing his internship in September 2022. 

Corey is passionate about assisting individuals in return-to-sport programs following an injury or procedure. He strives to increase function and performance with individuals in return-to-sport programs.

 

His specialties include: mobility and flexibility training, mobility assessments, speed, agility, plyometrics, and mechanics training. In his free time, Corey likes to go on hiking and camping trips, shoot hoops, and plan his next world adventure.

 

Certifications: NASM CPT, CES, PES, Nutrition Coach (in progress)

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