YMCA Strength and Conditioning

YMCA Performance Strength and Conditioning trains athletes to make them faster, stronger, perform longer, and decrease their chance of injury. We use current research and training principles to maximize the athletic potential of each athlete and/or team. By increasing the strength, power, speed, mobility, and stamina of our athletes we improve their athletic performance and decrease their risk of injury.

What We Do

Our training programs are “sport-specific” and specially developed for each athlete and/or team. We consider the biomechanical and physiological demands of the sport and the timing of competitions to ensure our athletes are prepared to achieve peak performance at the desired time.

With our partnership with Mariner’s Physical Therapy, our athletes can receive the rehabilitation services needed to keep them healthy and physically prepared for the next competition.

Whether you are a youth athlete, elite competitor, or full athletic team, we are here to enhance your athletic ability to help you take your game to the next level!

On-Site Training Available

Interested in bringing this professional training program to your athletes? Fill out the contact form below to get started!


Services also available at these YMCA locations:
Huntington Beach Family Y (714) 378-4784
Newport-Mesa Family Y (949) 642-9990

Summer Strength & Conditioning Camp

Our 3 week sessions will prepare your young athletes (ages 11-17) for the demands of their sport by improving athletic performance and decreasing risk of injury.  Available at the Newport-Mesa and Huntington Beach Family YMCA’s.

Mariners Physical Therapy

In partnership with Mariners Physical Therapy, we emphasize the importance of injury prevention and correction in addition to performance enhancement. We desire to not only train the athletes, but to educate them on
the best way to take their game to the next level.

Meet the Coaches

Katie holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. Throughout her Master’s program Katie worked extensively in the Varsity weight room, training NCAA D I athletes from a variety of sports including, but not limited to: tennis, dance, track and field, and soccer. She has also worked with professional athletes including UFC fighters and hockey players. Her passion for training stems from her personal athletic background. While attending CSUF, Katie competed in track and field and cross-country at the NCAA D1 level. She continues to compete in obstacle course races at the elite level. Katie believes in a science-based approach to training. She believes optimal results for athletes begin with scientific findings, which are then customized in training to fit each individual athlete’s needs. Her constant goal is to create a training environment which translates best to on-field performance.

Ryan is currently earning his Master’s Degree from California State University, Fullerton in the field of Kinesiology and Strength & Conditioning. He is currently serving as a lab director in the Center for Sport Performance at CSUF and the head of Program Design for Huntington Beach Performance here at the YMCA. He has been a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association since 2013 and earned his CSCS in 2014. He has worked extensively as a strength coach with athletes of all ages and skill levels at multiple private facilities. This includes a spectrum ranging from female youth volleyball athletes to collegiate football players and just about everything in between. His own athletic background includes playing football throughout his youth and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu later in life, competing in several tournaments. He employs an evidence-based approach to his both programming and coaching and believes in using science to maximize safety and efficiency to reaching specific goals.

Whitney earned her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning at California State University, Fullerton. She served as the 2015-2016 Director for the Human Performance Lab at CSUF. Her experience includes working in the athletic weight room at CSUF with the men’s and women’s soccer team and the discus and shot put throwers. During her time at Fullerton, she was one of the women who helped start and coach the first ever CSUF Weightlifting Club. She currently teaches as a part-time professor for CSUF’s Kinesiology and Health Science Department; while also developing courses for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Whitney uses science based principles to create, train and develop athletes and individuals to meet their individual goals.