Push Colorado Coaching Staff
DJ is the Owner and Director of Push Performance. He played college baseball at Metro State University. He has his Performance Enhancement Specialist and United States Weight Lifting Certification. DJ has developed many programs for a wide range of elite athletes. He uses his knowledge in corrective exercise, flexibility limitations and biomechanics to develop personal programs for each client. He has developed the Elite Baseball Program and has had 11 Colorado baseball players drafted including three in the top three rounds. DJ also works with a handful of professional baseball athletes out of state in the Push Performance Satellite Program. He has worked with a over 100 baseball players at all levels in this program. DJ has also worked with multiple NFL and college football athletes. DJ not only works with high level athletes but he works with active adults and the general fitness population.
Director of Performance
B.S. Exercise Science, TPI Certified, ISSA Personal Trainer
Grant started playing golf when he was eight years old and has had a growing passion for the game ever since. As a high school athlete in Greeley, he played baseball and golf and was captain of the 2005 State Championship golf team. Grant graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in spring of 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and minor in Nutrition. Grant is a certified personal trainer through the International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA), and has a Specialized Fitness Certification for Golfers from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Working in the fitness and nutrition industry for the past six years and studying Exercise Science at Metro State University has made Grant passionate about driving people to best their best selves through health, fitness, and performance development.
“The golf swing is powerful and explosive that requires stability and mobility. Developing these attributes in a golfer and staying injury free is the goal for all my athletes.” – Grant.
Director of Performance
Born in Denver, Colorado. Chris graduated in 2013 from Metro State University with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. Chris has a passion of helping athletes reach their full potential and perform at the highest level. Throughout the years, Chris has participated in several sports including baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, and cross-country. He was also a competitor at an NPC competition in the Men’s Physique class. Chris has worked with athletes of all ages focusing on improving speed, agility, and biomechanics while increasing strength and power.
Director of Remote Training
Joe is a former minor League Baseball player with the Minnesota Twins Organization. He played at 3 different schools in college, including Siena College, Lamar Community College, and Washington State University. Over his playing career, Joe has acquired pitching mechanic, strength, and baseball knowledge from coast to coast. Joe uses his background to create corrective exercise programs, transfer progress in the gym to the field, and build relationships with athletes for the better.
Tanner is far and away the strongest guy in the gym. And the shortest
Born in Denver Colorado. Graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a degree in Exercise Science Corporate Fitness. NCSF certified. Former collegiate and professional Right handed pitcher. During college was awarded First Team ALL KCAC. Brandon has been coaching for the last 5 years, working with athletes of all ages and talents, ranging from youth to professional level.
Born in Aurora, Colorado, Emily was a dual-athlete at Rock Canyon high school lettering in Soccer and Basketball. She then went on to play basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska; graduating with a B.S. in Athletic Training with a coaching minor. She is a BOC certified Athletic Trainer and a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. Emily has always had a desire to work with athletes to help improve their sports performance in all aspects. Over the years Emily has worked with all fitness levels from youth to 65+, helping them achieve their goals and reach their greatest potential. She was also a NPC bikini competitor with having competed in 2 shows in her career and helped train other athletes with their show prep. Emily’s passion is to simply help others in any way that she can.
- BOC certified ATC
- Licensed AT in CO
- NASM CPT
- B.S. in Athletic Training with Coaching Minor
- Soft tissue work, corrective exercises, fascial stretching, PNF, cupping and scrapping
- Injury rehab
- Sport specific training