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Pioneers and obstacle conquerors.

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J.P. Van Alstyne

J.P. has his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Rhode Island were he primarily focused on exercise science and sports nutrition. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by The National Strength and Conditioning Association. His athletic background ranges from high school track and field to collegiate rugby where he was the URI Men’s Rugby Captain.


He has trained many different clients ranging from youth athletes, Division 1 athletes, amputees, military personnel and fitness enthusiasts. He has mentored under Dr. Frank Welling training philosophies at F.A.S. Training Inc. and now is full-time strength coach. He has also shadowed physical therapists and has been to multiple seminars to stay in touch with the evolving fitness industry. His main goal in training others is to give them an advantage among others in work capacity, mental toughness, nutrition and how to apply it to every aspect of life.


J.P. strongly believes that knowledge is gained from experience and to truly master something you must live it. Living by this code he has competed in multiple races such as The Toughmudder, Spartan Beast, GoRuck Challenge, 50 Mile Gore-Tex North Face Endurance Trail Run, Rev3 26hour Adventure Race in the Shenandoah Mountains, NYC East River Swim and trekked Mt. Elbert (14,439), Colorado in December during a blizzard.

 Frank Welling

Dr. Frank Welling

DC CSCS 50 years old is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Welling has summited Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet). He raised over $40,000 for Make a Wish Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project. He has competed in Rev3 26hour Adventure Race, Northface Challenge 50k, marathon, and half marathons. He has completed a 70.3 Ironman and numerous sprint triathlons. He trekked Mt. Elbert (14,439), Colorado in December during a blizzard. He has a Brown Belt in Russian Sambo, Blue Belt in Brazilian Ju Jitsu. He is a silver medalist in NAGA. He has more than 20 years of experience in fitness training. 



Steve Crandall

Steve Crandall

Steve is a 2010 cum laude graduate at the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Kinesiology with a focus on Health Fitness.  He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  His personal background in athletics extends from football, wrestling, grappling, and as of most recent rugby.  Steve has competed as a union rugby player in college and played as a semi-professional rugby league player out of Rhode Island.


Steve has shadowed, interned, and worked in many different settings in the fitness and wellness field; such as collegiate strength and conditioning and sports medicine, orthopedic medicine, physical therapy, and personal training.   His clientele has stemmed from ages 7 to 84 including professional and division I athletes to people with chronic disease and disability.


His goal for all people he works with is to use a movement based approach by obtaining mobility and stability from the ground up to build humans to excel as individuals.  With the right mindset on life, nutrition, exercise, stress, and self he believes anyone could achieve better performance and quality of life.


“First we are humans.  Before we are athletes, parents, laborers, or students we are humans.  I train humans.  I train humans to be more in tune with their mind and body by moving correctly, efficiently, and powerfully without pain.” 



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