Yas Parr, Bsc
Website – coachyasparr.com
Yas has been in the health & fitness industry since 1996 and has been a strength & conditioning coach since 2005. He has a BSc in Sports Performance (Hons) and many certifications in Strength & Conditioning, fitness and nutrition. Experience includes training trainers, royalty, executives and athletes from child to adult Olympic and professional. He did his degree at an Academy of Sports Excellence in the UK under the tutelage of Professor Ian Jeffries PhD which enabled him to not only gain academic knowledge but also the experience of working with elite athletes on a day to day basis while learning from world class coaches. In 2006 Yas flew to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to take USA Weightlifting’s ‘Sport Performance Coach’ certification.
He currently is lucky enough to travel the world teaching for the Poliquin Group.
John Odden, BS, SFGII, CSCS, CEP, FMSII
Website – EmpoweredStrength.com
John’s background includes 15 years of personal training, strength coaching, and clinical experiences in physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation settings for St. John Hospital in Longview, WA.
During his career with St. John Hospital, he successfully created a system wide weight management, employee group fitness, post rehabilitation and high school strength and conditioning programs. John holds a bachelor of science from Central Washington University, is StrongFirst Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP), FMS- Level 2 Practitioner, and Kettlebell Strong – Double Kettlebell Course with Geoff Neupert.
As an athlete, John was a former Highland Games Professional Athlete, previously #1 world ranked Scottish Highland Games in Lightweight Class, and a competitive Olympic Lifter in 94KG Masters Class. As Lightweight Highland Games competitor he holds 3 World Records. With StrongFirst he has achieved the “Beast Tamer” status and is a Tactical Strength Challenge Elite Class Competitor.
Website – capscavestrength.blogspot.com
Josue Cano talks to lifters to developing their mind, psychology, and spirit to create a stronger version of themselves, not just through the weights but through their souls. He’s a plant based eater vegetarian for over 10 years. His compassion for animals inspires him to eat plants instead of meat. His goal is to get an American Weightlifter into the Olympics and to promote plant based eating across the USA.
Gold Medal NOMAD Weightlifting classic LWC Championships Long Beach open class
Gold Medal Festival of Strength Camarillo Ca 77kg class
Gold Medal PHAT Elvis High Voltage National Qualifier Burbank Ca 77kg class
Gold Medal Cal State Games 77kg class
Gold Medal American Masters Championships 77kg class
Silver Medal LWC Southern California Championships 77kg class
Silver Medal Pan American Masters 77kg class representing TEAM U.S.A.
Gold Medal Cal States Games 77kg class
Gold American Masters Championships 77kg class
2013 RECORD HOLDER American Masters Clean and Jerk