The award winning Personal Training Staff at KCSS is made up of the top trainers in the midwest. Each trainer was carefully selected by KCSS due to their character, knowledge and passion for helping others reach success. Each personal training staff member has a deep background in exercise science in which they are able to pass along to their personal training clients.
Brad Cottam – BS, CSCS
Brad has spent the last 15 years learning from and training with the top personal training experts in the country. He brings his experience as a professional athlete, who literally took care of his body for a living and shares it with his clients. His main focus is to help you achieve your goals while preserving and growing current healthy life aspects. He has trained all ages and ranges from youth athletes to senoir citizens with individualized plans that cater to each person’s strengths. Any fitness goal can be accomplished with a PLAN, knowledge, and a little motivation. Brad sets everyone up by establishing individual or group goals and follows a short term and long term plan, where progress can easily be tracked.
Brad spent the past 15 years of his life performing and studying under some of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the United States. As a tight end on the University of Tennessee football team, Brad spent 5 years working with legendary Strength Coach Johnny Long. Growing up, he participated in a number of sports including baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. During his college career, Brad excelled both on the football field and in the classroom. A 3-year starter on the Volunteer football team, Brad was named to the All-SEC Academic Team on 3 occasions and served as a team captain. He also played in the SEC Championship game, the Outback Bowl, and the Senior Bowl.
In the 2008 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted Brad in the 3rd round. During his professional career, he worked with 2012 NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Cedric Smith (now with the Houston Texans) and Mike Clark (now with the Chicago Bears). After suffering a career ending neck injury, Brad has continued to rehabilitate and work with elite strength and conditioning programs. He is now devoted to passing on the skills, techniques, and knowledge he has obtained to the youth of Kansas City. Brad has a Bachelor’s degree in business from UT. He is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition to being a co-owner of KC Speed and Sport Academy, Brad also works on individual performance training.
Nate Bruns, MS , ACSM
Nate is the owner of Nate Bruns Fitness, LLC where he has been personal training for more than 9 years. He has trained all types of personal training clients with differently fitness levels, from professional athletes to elderly individuals in their 80’s. He believes that fitness is the fun way to living a healthy life. If you are willing to put in the hard work required for success, you will have fun along your quest to a healthier you. My goal for my personal training clients is to help them be as efficient and effective with their workouts as possible, while still enjoying their time in the gym.
“When my personal training clients tell me that their workouts with me are the highlight of their day, I cannot tell you how great of a feeling it is to hear. The only thing I can even remotely compare it to goes something like this…it’s like kicking back on the beach with a Corona in hand taking in the beautiful views while a Jack Johnson song plays in the background. Now that is tough to compete with!” – Nate Bruns, MS, ACSM
Nate graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. He decided to attend grad school so that he could develop a thorough knowledge of the body in exercise to help in his personal training career. He wanted to learn EVERYTHING about exercise, physical activity, muscles, the energy systems, nutrition, personal training, etc. Those 2 years in graduate school opened his eyes to how incredible the human body truly is. It also showed him how deep you must dive in order to fully understand all of the material related to exercise. He also received my Bachelor’s Degree at KU in Business Management and Leadership with a concentration in Sport Management. Nate has been personal training for more than 9 years.
Visit Nate’s website to find out more about him.
Austin Womack, BS, NSCA
Austin recently graduated from Hendrix College (Conway, Arkansas) where he obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. While at Hendrix Austin was a 4 year member of the baseball team. Taking advantage of his athleticism and versatility Austin played 5 different positions during his time at Hendrix, including shortstop, second base, third base, left field, and right field. Austin finished his career as the Hendrix College school record holder in stolen base percentage. He was also named to the All-SAA Academic Team twice in his career.
Austin is dedicated to helping his personal training clients reach their full potential and improve in every facet of health and fitness. He is constantly researching and studying exercise and nutrition journals so that he can provide his personal training with the latest proven strategies in the field of exercise science. He takes a scientific yet practical approach to personal training and takes each clients’ individual needs and goals into consideration when evaluating and prescribing them exercises. Austin has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2013.
Areas of Personal Training Expertise
- Weight loss/Fat Loss
- Strength Training
- Muscle Gain
- Sports Performance
- Athletic Training
- Sport Specific Training
- Low Impact Training
- Balance & Stability
- Body Control
- Core Strength
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