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, and ultimately expertise in soccer training. 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; Colorado Mesa University
Training & Experience: Alex was born in Mexico, but moved to Colorado shortly after and spent the greater portion of his childhood in Vail, Colorado. Growing up, Alex played club soccer for his hometown team, Vail Valley Soccer Club. In addition to playing for his club team, Alex also participated in the Olympic Development Program (ODP), played for Rush Academy and for his high school, Battle Mountain. After high school, he continued his competitive soccer career as a Maverick at Colorado Mesa University. While at Colorado Mesa studying Kinesiology, Alex was able to participate in multiple internships with a variety of incredible sports performances coaches. Some include: Coach Linsacum at Colorado Mesa University and coach Isaiah at Metro State University. Throughout these experiences, Alex has been able to work with a wide range of clients from collegiate athletes to the elderly. He feels very passionately about coaching and training athletes of all ages and fitness levels.
Focus: As a coach, Alex aims to motivate individuals striving to excel in his/her respective sport and ability level. He plans to focus on the small details that not only help an athlete get bigger, faster, and stronger, but also aid in the prevention of injury during their competitive season.
Education: BS in Sport and Exercise Science
Certifications:AED/First aid/CPR certified, ASEP (American Sports Education Program), working on CPT
Training & Experience: I was born in Oklahoma city, OK, and moved to Longmont, CO when I was 3. I am 22 years old, and I graduated from UNC in Greeley, CO with a BS in Sports and Exercise Science. Throughout my life I have played many sports, the two I played the most were soccer and baseball. Other sports I played were basketball, football, fencing, swimming, and rugby. In college, I participated in dodgeball, flag football, and softball intramurals, I enjoy staying active and also having a chill day at home watching shows. I'm very passionate about fitness and will always willingly talk about how to increase strength and muscle mass.
Focus:Strength, Power, Hypertrophy and Speed
Education: Kellogg Community College, Olivet College
Certification: NASM CPT, PES
Training & Experience: Although being a Michigan native, Mike has found a new home at Team Speed. He has extensive knowledge in a plethora of physical activities, his favorites are Volleyball, Soccer, and Baseball.
Mike was a standout outfielder as well as center-back defenseman for his High School soccer team. Both baseball and soccer teams were represented multiple times at the Regional tournament level. Football, and strength and conditioning are also areas Mike is well versed in. In college Mike was able to play Men’s Soccer for Kellogg Community College as well as Men’s Volleyball for Olivet College. He still plays volleyball, actively pursues PR’s, and dabbles in Jiu-Jitsu.
Focus:Mike is passionate about making you better at whatever your craft is. He brings high energy and unique training methods to each session.
Education: BS in Athletic Training, Metropolitan State University of Denver. MA in Public Administration, Randall University, Moore, OK.
Certification: BOC– Athletic Trainer; NSCA-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist; NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist; American Heart Association- Basic Life Support
Training & Experience: Nick returns to the Denver Metro Area after two years as the Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach for Randall University. At Randall Nick established the Athletic Training program, working with all of the athletes including men’s basketball who won the NCCAA National Championship in 2018. Prior to Randall University, Nick was the Head Athletic Trainer at Hinkley High School in Aurora and Assistant Athletic Trainer at Ponderosa High School in Parker. While in college, he spent 4 years as an Athletic Training Intern with the Denver Nuggets and a summer interning with the Denver Broncos. In Nick’s words – "My professional goal is simply to be the best coach that I can be. When I was younger, I had a person that I looked up to tell me that every night when you go to bed you should think of everything that you learned that day, if you could not come up with anything then you failed that day. I feel that this has motivated me throughout the entirety of my life to learn everything that I possibly can."
Focus:Nick uses his training and experience to aid athletes in their return to sport after injury, to work on injury prevention, and ultimately enhance sports performance. Nick’s ultimate focus and goal is to help guide athletes to college scholarships.
Education: BS in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Certification: ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (working on NASM CEC)
Holly was born and raised in Shawano, Wisconsin where she ran cross country, and played tennis and soccer throughout middle and high school. Her athletic career was cut short, however, when she developed chronic, exertional injuries. This is what inspired her to pursue an education in exercise science; enabling athletes to not only improve their athletic ability, but to also train them to prevent future injury. Since then she has put her focus into her own strength training, utilizing the techniques and skills she’s learned from her classes and from working with the strength coaches at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse to increase her strength while also preventing further injury.
Focus:Increasing strength and speed, and incorporating corrective exercise to improve muscular imbalance and prevent future injury
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!