Having a positive impact on people.
Accountability at the end of day is answering to the person in the mirror if you gave 100 percent today.
Have the ability to build rapport with our clients.
1. “Where the Streets Have No Name” – U2
2. “Stricken” – Disturbed
3. “Blood on Blood” – Bon Jovi
I played semi-professional rugby league.
Chocolate chip cookies
Always give 100%!
Making athletes better!
My family inspires me but also knowing that what we do at WST is a positive influence in someone’s life. When clients say they love coming to WST or they got onto the team they wanted or share how one of our trainers really made a difference to them, that always makes my day. When I’m having a rough day, I think about one of those times and it keeps me going.
Make good choices.
Mother’s Day Part 2. I pretty much get to do what I want (sleep in and go to the gym) and Mark cooks for ME!
Be flexible and ready to work hard. Some days it’s crazy in here, but it’s always fun.
1. “Boys of Summer” – Don Henley
2. “Bad” – U2
3. “Born To Run” – Bruce Springsteen.
This is a tough one. I like to talk so something people don’t know about me? I love touring houses (especially old ones) and I enjoy going to open houses just to be nosey.
Red wine and Skittles. I love Skittles but they really are terrible for you.
Exercise should be a lifestyle, not a way to lose 10 pounds. Do some physical activity everyday even if it’s only for 15 minutes. Also, females should not be afraid to lift heavy weight.
The staff who make Williams Sport what it is and the clients who make us who we are.
Director of Sports Performance/Social Media Coordinator
My upbringing, my family, my adversities, and knowing that every day I have an opportunity to be more than I was yesterday.
Any exercise that makes my shoulders and pecs look bigger.
Teaching the world that every day should be a holiday.
1. To workout: “Dreams and Nightmares” – Meek Mill
2. To chill “Saturday Nights” – Khalid
3. To have fun: “Show Me Love” – Robin S
I was a great youth rec soccer player.
Bark thins & gummy bears.
Make the sacrifices necessary.
The ability to genuinely connect with our athletes at a level that goes beyond just training.
Hearing that someone benefitted from something that I took the time to learn.
Don’t take your foot off the gas pedal &
Just be you. You’re ready.
Scrambling up rocks in time to see the sunset from the top of a mountain
Celebrating the ability to meet new people through being active outside! Just imagine…a week-long celebration of hiking, biking, kayaking, backyard volleyball, spike ball, corn hole, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, all with new friends from all over the world and great healthy food!
Come with passion and ideas and remember that every day we have the incredible opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of each and every athlete that walks through our doors. Make a difference. Don’t just show up.
1. “Wake Me Up” – Avicii
2. “My Lighthouse” – Rend Collective
3. “If Today Was Your Last Day” – Nickelback
I studied abroad in Seville, Spain and love speaking in Spanish!
Chick-Fil-A waffle fries with Chick-fil-A sauce!
Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialest (CSCS) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
The people! I love being in an environment where relationships and accountability are the foundation for everything we do. It is so fun to hear parents and athletes come in with stories about how their training is helping them outside in sports and in life.
Sports Performance Coach
Helping others get the most out of themselves even when they believe they can’t.
No matter how difficult and frustrating things may seem in the moment, work hard and everything else will take care of itself.
Having school/work canceled for the day.
Always make sure that you are radiating positive energy to our athletes, because that goes a long way with younger athletes, especially if they are struggling at accomplishing something.
1. “Lose Yourself” – Eminem
2. “First Date” – Blink 182
3. “2nd Sucks” – ADTR
I’ve been to more than 15+ cities in the US because of soccer.
Always be the hardest worker in the room
“The overall atmosphere of people trying to better themselves, day in and day out.”
Sports Performance Coach
The idea that we are always learning and improving.
Control the controllable. For everything else, just breathe.
A big celebration with lots of food.
Love what you do.
1. “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen
2. “Every Time We Touch” – Cascada
3. “Float On” – Modest Mouse
I love Hans Zimmer.
Fruit by the foot.
When you think you’ve worked hard enough, go one step further.
The people. Everyone from the staff to the athletes are all so fun to work with.
Goalkeeper Coach/Personal Trainer
I am inspired by individuals that accomplish impossible things, helping me believe in the impossible.
Wherever you are, be there.
Detaching and unplugging and going outside.
The best sessions are the ones that everyone brings energy to.
1. “Send Me On My Way” – Rusted Root
2. “Everywhere” – Fleetwood Mac
3. “Lover of the Light” – Mumford and Sons
I have gone swimming with sharks.
Salt and Vinegar Kettle Cooked Chips
When you’re tired and think you’re done. Do one more.
The teamwork aspect of the staff – bouncing creative ideas off one another and everyone always being willing to help out.
Derek Lipton, a registered dietitian, brings years of experience helping collegiate and youth athletes improve their game-day performance and optimize every workout. He has worked as a sports dietitian for IMG Academy, the University of Georgia, and most recently for the Duke University men’s soccer team. Using the unique skills he has developed at the NCAA Division I level, Derek helps Williams Sport Training athletes reach the next level of competition!
Serving both WST locations, Derek is available for on-location and virtual nutrition counseling and we are excited to welcome Derek to our growing team.
My two children are the most inspiring things in my life. They are an unconscious reminder every day that every decision I make affects not only my life and future, but theirs as well. They make me want to be better, reach further, and aim higher.
Don’t be upset if things don’t go as planned…it’s just the beginning of a new plan.
Chasing the ice cream truck down the street so that my children stop crying. The end result is ice cream, and that IS the best part of the exercise!
Get to know our athletes and their parents. They are more than just clients. They each have their own goals, dreams, and desires that we want to help them reach. Don’t be afraid to ask them how they did at a game, or how they did on the geometry test that they were worried about.
This is so impossible…I’ve been around for a long time, you know! “Everlong” by Foo Fighters is a definite. “Today” by Smashing Pumpkins would also make the cut. I know a Nirvana song would absolutely be number 3, but I can’t possibly choose a favorite. I grew up in the middle of the 90s Grunge and Alternative Rock era.
I actually have never really played soccer. My mom signed me up for town rec in 1st or 2nd grade because all my friends signed up. I was the goal keeper. I stood in the goal area picking dandelions. Soccer just wasn’t for me.
I have seen every single episode of The Walking Dead. I’ve actually watched the entire series (9 seasons going strong) multiple times and met Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Tom Payne (Jesus).
It’s not all physical, it’s mental too. You can train every day but if you don’t believe in yourself and have confidence, your performance on the field won’t be up to par with your athletic abilities and talents.
That’s easy! “My” WST kids. Those kids that come in every week, after a while they are mine too. I love hearing about and being able to share the happy moments in their lives. It doesn’t matter what it is. Maybe they got an A+ on their history final, are celebrating a victory against an undefeated team, getting their license, saved every ball from the net in a game, committed to a college, or made the Varsity team as a freshman. They bring so much pride to my life. I love being able to share the lives of so many amazing kids every day.