At 11athletics we have assembled some of the best trainers in Columbus, Ohio. Our training staff of degreed and certified professionals will tailor every program for each individual. No matter what your trying to achieve we have a trainer that can help meet and exceed your goals. When it comes to training it is all about YOU and our trainers take pride in helping you grow in your fitness journey.
Hello I am Brian Saunders BS, MBA, AT, CPT and I have been involved in strength and conditioning for over 20 years. I am a proud owner of 11athletics and past owner of an athletic fitness magazine. I have also coached multiple sports, served as an Athletic Director at a private facility, and Operating Director at a community center
I graduated with a bachelor of science in sports medicine and began my first job as an athletic trainer for a high school in Dayton, Ohio. With this knowledge of rehabbing and working to prevent injury and I developed my true passion training to improve performance and enhance movement.
I have trained over 100 professional athletes throughout my career from sports such as football, basketball and hockey. I really enjoy helping athletes and other clients reach their potential and help improve their quality of life.
I grew up playing competitive baseball almost year-round. In middle school, I started going to a personal trainer who helped improve my performance on the field. From that moment on, I fell in love with exercising and the progress I was making. My senior year of high school, I tore the labrum in my throwing arm. I rehabbed for a year and returned to the diamond. However, I never played at the same level during my collegiate career. My passion switched from sports to fitness. I decided to hang up the cleats and start pursuing my fitness career. I quickly became passionate about helping others make lifestyle changes to improve their health.
In college, I was able to obtain my CPT certification and began my training career. I also had the opportunity to work with the baseball team, as their strength and conditioning coach. I take pride in helping people find their personal path to better fitness and positive life-long habits.
I gained my Personal Training Certification while pursuing my degree at The Ohio State University, and have been working as a Trainer for over 8 years. I have been fortunate enough to train people from all walks of life, and in doing so have developed a specialty in working with people with low back pain and shoulder injuries, as well as those struggling with their cholesterol levels.
My training philosophy is to push people beyond their comfort zone. What I have learned to love about this concept is that it's different for everyone. True growth happens outside of the lines. If you are content, stay home. If you are curious, come find out what you can do.
"The devil dreams on an idle horse"