The Team

Geoffrey Steinbacher – Owner, Head Coach, Masters Nationals Champ

BIO:
Geoff has 10 years of experience in the field of human performance. In 2012 he began working with the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) as a Strength and Conditioning Coach within the THOR3 Program, at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS) at Fort Bragg, NC.  He has also held roles as an Exercise Specialist, Athletic Trainer and Performance Specialist throughout his career at Syracuse University, Vanderbilt University, University of Rochester as well as with the NSCA as an Intern working with 10th Special Forces Group. Geoff is the Head Coach of Grounds & Pounds Weightlifting Club, who has competed at the 2015 & 2016 American Opens, as well as winning Masters Nationals in 2016 and finishing 3rd in 2017 (-85kg).

CERTIFICATIONS:
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
NATA Board of Certification Athletic Trainer
CACWC Level 1 (Catalyst Athletics Certified Weightlifting Coach)
USA-Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach / Club Level Coach
USA-Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Certification

EDUCATION:
BS in Athletic Training, State University of New York at Cortland
MS in Exercise Science, Syracuse University

WEIGHTLIFTING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
2017 Masters Nationals – 3rd Place
2016 American Open – 45th
2016 North Carolina State Championships – 1st Place (Masters)
2016 Masters Nationals – 1st Place
2015 American Open – 61st

PUBLISHED RESEARCH:
Duffield R., Steinbacher G. & Fairchild T. (2009) The Use of Mixed-Method, Part-Body Pre-Cooling Procedures for Team-Sport Athletes Training in the Heat. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 23 (9), 2524-2532.  Read ABSTRACT

IN THE PRESS:
Carter, D. SSG USASOC PAO. (2013) New SOF: Special Operations Fitness. Tip of the Spear. January, 14-15. Read ARTICLE online or Read PDF

Lisa – Owner, Coach, Financial Manager

BIO:
Lisa has been exercising for years but first began doing CrossFit in 2012 with a friend. Through CrossFit she was exposed to Olympic Weightlifting and found her new passion! She is a Senior Level USAW Athlete and the Co-Founder of Grounds & Pounds Weightlifting Club. She also works currently as a Respiratory Therapist. Lisa also is a big fan of coffee and kittens!

CERTIFICATIONS:
CACWC Level 1 (Catalyst Athletics Certified Weightlifting Coach)
USA-Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Certification

EDUCATION:
AAS in Respiratory Therapy at Fayetteville Technical Community College

Holly – Coach

BIO:
Holly comes to us with 9 years of competitive swimming experience. She first found CrossFit in 2014 after years of encouragement from her husband. Since joining GPS Human Performance, Holly has made Olympic Weightlifting a priority in her training. Healthy eating is a passion of hers and one of her favorite pastimes is to take everyday foods/desserts and make them paleo friendly. When not in the gym or the kitchen, you can find her out hiking with her dogs or writing a novel she never intends to publish. Holly is a big fan of Game of Thrones and plans to visit Westeros in the coming year.

CERTIFICATIONS:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification
American Red Cross – CPR/AED Professional Rescuer Certification

EDUCATION:
BA in Political Science at Armstrong State University

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at (910) 222-8200, stop on in or email us at gpshumanperformance@gmail.com, we look forward to working with you.

What our past members are saying...

"I’ve been a member at this gym since the beginning and I honestly have to say that the one thing that keeps me coming back is the excellent coaching that is provided. Geoff and Lisa are very helpful in observing and coaching you through your lifts to make sure your form is on point and you don’t get injured. Another great thing I love about this gym is the great friendships I’ve made. Everyone is super friendly and very welcoming to new comers. Best gym in the Fort Bragg area for sure!" - Andrew