Dedicated to Lifelong Athletic Development

About Us

Who is Athlon and why should you even consider listening to us?

That’s important, right?!  Here’s the scoop:

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Athlon was originally created to fulfill the need for an “elite” level fitness and sports performance facility for athletes in San Luis Obispo and it’s neighboring cities.  A place where high level fitness and performance enthusiasts could trust they we’re getting the most up to date, scientifically proven training strategies.  We assembled a team of exercise physiologists, physical therapists, nutritionists and athletic trainers to ensure the methods being researched and applied were high quality and multidisciplinary.

The approach worked and Athlon quickly became known for turning out high level athletes who not only performed at the top of their sport but who also seemed to be very resistant to injury.  However, it quickly became apparent that not only athletes benefited from Athlon’s unique system but EVERYONE looking for a physical change, whether it be greater performance, better health, or just a little less body fat, would greatly benefit from the unique systems that had been developed.

We realized right away that EVERYONE IS AN ATHLETE… 

Maybe not everyone is trying to make the Olympics, (like some of Athlon’s clients), but everyone generally wants to perform well throughout their day, feel good and have energy leftover after.  And of course, EVERYONE likes having the lean, toned and fit body of an athlete…  So we began training EVERYONE!  Home-maker athletes, construction worker athletes, “key-board” athletes, older-adult athletes, desk-jockey athletes, EVERYONE.

Most people want to change their body, fitness and energy levels, health and vitality and overall well being.  The science and techniques behind athletic development CAN be applied to anyone at the right intensity level with the right coaching and they’ll see tremendous improvement in not only the way they perform but in the way they look and feel.

Don’t believe that?  Think athletic conditioning isn’t right for you?  Just look at our Testimonials Page and the many “athletes” we’ve trained from all walks of life.

We take immense pride in the education and experience of our staff and their ability to help our members and clients.  You won’t find a more knowledgeable, passionate, driven, ELITE  team of fitness professionals on the central coast… starting with the owner/founder, Ryan Joiner:

Ryan Joiner is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association a Certified Health Fitness Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine has a Club Coach Olympic lifting certification and is qualified in USA Weightlifting at Athlon fitness and performance in San Luis Obispo California Ryan active in the Community for a Cal Poly Football game Sports Announcing and commentating in san luis obispo Ryan Joiner is a mixed martial Arts fighter who specializes in kickboxing

Ryan is openly endorsed as the “go to fitness expert” in San Luis Obispo County.  He has been sought after to present his innovative fitness, wellness and rehabilitation topics to many large organizations in San Luis County, like PG&E, Morris & Garritano, The Family Care Network, French Hospital, Cal Trans, The Department of Social Services, Exchange Club, Rotary Club and Kiwana’s just to name a few.

Ryan’s client list reads like a “Who’s-Who” list of leading local as well as professional athletes, leading business professionals, and good ol’ “regular Joe’s” (like he claims to be himself).  And since launching Athlon in 2003 one could easily say that Ryan’s fitness and performance services and advice has improved the lives of literally thousands of San Luis County residents as well as other out-of-state (and out-of-country) residents that regularly seek out his informative reports that are offered for FREE on this website.

Ryan started Athlon because it was the obvious progression of his passion.  A black-belt in Shotokan Karate, he competed as a kickboxer achieving a ranking of #3 in North America by the International Kickboxing Federation.  He’s always loved competing and maintaining optimum fitness levels and loves helping others achieve their “elite” self too.

Ryan was raised on a farm here in California where the hard physical labor made him strong and athletic, and the typically long, farmer-life days developed his “hard-headed” work ethic.   He is a “never-say-die” kind of person and you’ll often find him working hard here at Athlon (either in the facility with a client or construction project, or in his office researching new fitness programs).

After high school he attended Cuesta College and got his AA and AS in general studies, then went to Fresno State for his Bachelors in exercise physiology.  After that he came back to SLO and obtained a Master’s degree from Cal Poly in Kinesiology with an emphasis in biomechanics and motor behavior.  Ryan maintains the four highest fitness certifications in the industry: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Health Fitness Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine, Movement Integration and Performance Specialist from Z-Health Performance Solutions, and Club Coach Olympic lifting certification from USA Weightlifting.

Ryan endeavors to be an innovator in the fitness industry and more importantly make a significant impact on the fitness and performance, and thus FreeConsult140x250lives, of our local San Luis Obispo County residents.  Bottom line:  he’s helped thousands of people improve their lives through achieving their own “elite” fitness – and he can help you too.

You can get started on your improved fitness and performance today by requesting your Complimentary Consultation (to the left).

Or, if you’re not ready to come in and meet with us yet, no problem!  You can learn more about us before you make that decision in our special free fitness and nutrition reports.

Please meet the rest of our “elite” fitness team:

Haley Daniel, ATC, CSCS

Haley Daniel is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification is Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is a certified American Red Cross Professional Rescuer and personal trainer at Athlon fitness and performance in san luis obispo california personal trainer Haley Daniel played collegiate level Soccer she is an Athlete who runs jumps and kicks the ball

Qualifications:

University of the Pacific, Stockton – 2007
Masters of Arts in Clinical Exercise Science

Park University, Missouri – 2005
Bachelors of Arts in Athletic Training

National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATA BOC) Certified – 2007

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

American Red Cross Professional Rescuer
Certified American Red Cross approved CPR First Aid Instructor Group Fitness Instructor

Personal Profile:
Haley Daniel grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where she received her Bachelors in Athletic Training from Park University. While attending Park, Haley competed in her lifelong sport of soccer all four years for the university. After finishing her Masters in Exercise Science at the University of the Pacific, Haley moved to San Luis Obispo where she worked as the athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher for SLOHS for the past three years.

Haley is extremely excited to be a part of the Athlon Elite team where “pain is your friend”! Her passion for athletics, health and competition has driven her to further enhance other people’s lives. She loves the outdoors, sunshine and her precious cat. Convinced she was a full-bred Californian in a previous life, Haley is determined to discover everything the west coast has to offer.

Cory Johnston, BS, CSCS, USAW, Pn1

Cory Johnston is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Powerlifting specialist and has a degree insports nutrition Nutrition he is a personal trainer at athlon fitness and performance in san luis obispo Cory Johnston working outside of the gym with Dumbells and chains doing a weighted Farmers Carry

Qualifications:

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – 2010
Bachelors of Science in nutrition with a concentration in Nutritional Science, Biology Minor

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

USA Weightlifting
Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

Precision Nutrition
Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach

Personal Profile:
Hailing from the college party town of Chico, California, Cory decided to attend Cal Poly and major in Nutrition, especially its effects on sports performance. Cory was a baseball player all of his youth and through High School. He always had a strong determination to be in the best shape for the start of each baseball season which ultimately sparked his interest in sport specific conditioning and nutrition. During his time at Cal Poly he worked as an Exercise Room Assistant at the Cal Poly Rec Center and loved the various types of people he would come across in that fitness setting, (young athletes to retired faculty). Cory enjoys following the sport of bodybuilding and fitness contests and wrote his senior project on Creatine Supplementation and Athletic Performance.

He loves helping people reach their goals and being a positive influence in their life. He also likes staying active and playing softball to scratch that baseball itch. Cory believes in hard work and a consistent nutrition program to get fitness results and he’s ready to help people achieve that.

Angela Martin, BS, ACSM-CPT

Angela Martin is a Certified Personal Trainer by American College of Sports Medicine works with athletes and Group Fitness and personal training   personal trainer in san luis obispo Angela Martin is doing a Chinup and having fun working and working out at our new state of the art facility

Qualifications:

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 2011
Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology

American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer 2011

Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certified

Group Fitness Instructor

Personal Profile:
Angela grew up loving the sun and the sand in Ventura County, CA. Her interest in an active lifestyle began at an early age when, due to excess energy as a child, she was enrolled in gymnastics. She progressed through competitive levels for upwards of nine years. It was after this sport career (and the injuries that came with it) that she became interested in the world of coaching, athletic training and physical therapy.

After high school, Angela was accepted into her top choice school, Cal Poly, in her favorite vacation town of San Luis Obispo. She thrived in their Kinesiology program and truly developed a love for all things exercise and movement related. Her last quarter of college allowed her the opportunity to intern at both Mott Gym working with the Cal Poly Strength and Conditioning coaches, training athletes and with Ryan Joiner here at Athlon Elite! She graduated with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a minor in Sports Nutrition in 2011. Shortly after graduation, she set forth a plan to move up the ranks here at Athlon and became an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer later that year.

She now likes to think of herself as a “jack of all trades” in this facility and considers herself lucky to be working with and learning from such a well educated team. On any given day you can see her answering phones and giving sales tours, instructing group fitness classes such as Cross-Spin, Bootcamp, Pilates and more, training Athlon Elite group programs and clients of her own!

She loves creating new and exciting ways to make exercising fun and likes to think of her enthusiasm for fitness as contagious. She is incredibly curious of peoples’ likes and dislikes inside and outside of the gym and strives to be friendly and approachable. So if you spot her in the gym, feel free to seek her out for any sort of exercise advice, nutritional counseling or just a good old fashion chit chat!

Ashley Fittz, MS, CSCS

Ashley Fittz is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) he is also National Strength and Conditionins Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and personal trainer at Athlon fitness & performance in San Luis Obispo Ashley Fittz was in a Marathon race locally and achieved his goals

Qualifications:

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – 2010
Masters of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Science and Health Promotion

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – 2004
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Clinical and Worksite Health Promotion

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS)

National Strength and Conditionins Association (NSCA)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Personal Profile:
Ashley was born and raised in Santa Maria Valley and is currently employed by Athlon Elite and San Luis Sports Therapy.  He also works as a consultant for outside companies and volunteers on the Active Aging Task Force and serves on the Board of Directors for the Senior Nutrition Program of San Luis Obispo County.  Among his many accomplishments are recieving a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo and working as an instructor where he taught classes to both children and adults.

His diverse fitness experience includes working at an exclusive retirement  community in Montecito, California, Casa Dorinda, where he was responsible for assisting with health, fitness, and safety programming for resident and employees.  Ashley is also certified and an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, where he continues to further his knowledge and skills in the areas of excercise science and health promotion. He is constantly searching for innovative and cutting edge ways to deliver results.

 

Jim Glinn, PT, DPT, OCS

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Qualifications:

University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL – 2005
Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA – 1994
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Bachelors of Science in Life Sciences
Alumni Award Recipient

Personal Profile:

James E. Glinn, PT, DPT, OCS is the Founder of the Movement For Life Team (of which Athlon is affiliated) with locations in Arizona and California. He shares responsibility for the leadership, strategic planning and operations of the multi-facility organization, while heading up the wellness and lifestyle programming for the Team.

Jim is a graduate of the medical center at Loma Linda University, and he completed his doctorate in Physical Therapy through the University of St. Augustine and the North American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Glinn serves as faculty for the EIM and Northeastern University Doctoral programs. Currently, James serves as the Vice Chair for the Physical Therapy Business Alliance. In both his personal and professional experiences, Jim has coached and rehabilitated All-Americans, Olympians, Amateur and Professional athletes.