Coaches

DJ Edwards

Owner
DJ is the Owner and Director of Push Performance. He played college baseball at Metro State University. He has his Performance Enhancement Specialist and United States Weight Lifting Certification. DJ has developed many programs for a wide range of elite athletes. He uses his knowledge in corrective exercise, flexibility limitations and biomechanics to develop personal programs for each client. He has developed the Elite Baseball Program and has had 11 Colorado baseball players drafted including three in the top three rounds. DJ also works with a handful of professional baseball athletes out of state in the Push Performance Satellite Program. He has worked with a over 100 baseball players at all levels in this program. DJ has also worked with multiple NFL and college football athletes. DJ not only works with high level athletes but he works with active adults and the general fitness population.

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Grant Suggs

Director of Golf Performance
B.S. Exercise Science, TPI Certified, ISSA Personal Trainer

Grant started playing golf when he was eight years old and has had a growing passion for the game ever since. As a high school athlete in Greeley, he played baseball and golf and was captain of the 2005 State Championship golf team. Grant graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in spring of 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Minor in Nutrition. Grant is a certified personal trainer through the International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA), and has a Specialized Fitness Certification for Golfers from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Working in the fitness and nutrition industry for the past six years and studying Exercise Science at Metro State University has made Grant passionate about driving people to best their best selves through health, fitness, and performance development.

"The golf swing is powerful and explosive that requires stability and mobility. Developing these attributes in a golfer and staying injury free is the goal for all my athletes." – Grant.

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Chris Adams, CSCS

Sports Performance Coach
Born in Denver, Colorado. Chris graduated in 2013 from Metro State University with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. Chris has a passion of helping athletes reach their full potential and perform at the highest level. Throughout the years, Chris has participated in several sports including baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, and cross-country. He was also a competitor at an NPC competition in the Men’s Physique class. Chris has worked with athletes of all ages focusing on improving speed, agility, and biomechanics while increasing strength and power.

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Bobby Layburn

Director of Soccer Performance
Bobby graduated in May 2009 from Lees McRae College with a B.S. in Sports Management and a Minor in Business. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and received his certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has played soccer at a high level both in college and in a semi-pro league. In addition he has attended specialized world class soccer training in Argentina.

 

Megan Casey

Trainer/Nutritionist
I was born and raised in Colorado. Growing up, I found myself through sports. I primarily focused on basketball and track and field. Track ended up being my true passion, which I competed in through the college level at the University of Northern Colorado. After graduating from college, my heart still had the desire to compete. I started off in boxing, but did not find joy in that. I then began running 5k/10k, which eventually led to a marathon, and multiple half marathons. I also competed in the obstacle course races such as the Tough Mudder, Spartan, and Warrior Dash (which I won my age group in). I have also recently found the sport of body building, and have competed in two shows in the women's physique category. I have a strong passion for fitness and competition, and love this lifestyle. I am currently finishing school for nutrition and dietetics, and am the Nutrition Director at Max Muscle South Metro. I have been personal training for the last 5 years as well and absolutely love the enjoyment of helping others reach their goals.

 

Brandon Monahan

Trainer
Colorado born and raised. Kansas Wesleyan university graduate with degree in exercise science corporate fitness. Was a 4 year college starting pitcher with accomplishments from team captain to first team all conference and ranked top 10 in the nation for many pitching categories. Playing experience also at the professional level. Played in the NBC World Series 3 times, Certified personal trainer through NCSF, and also intern of push performance and also previous client of push performance. What made me go into training was being an athlete my whole life, I knew my home was a weight room, gym, or the baseball diamond, and that is where I wanted to be everyday. I want to be able to help athletes of all ages get better and thrive in tier sport and hopefully teach them something new and wish I would have learned when I was younger. I've Worked with kids of all ages for pitching lessons individually and coaching at the high school level. Offer video analysis during training and pitching lessons for further break down of movements to create optimal function, efficiency and prevent future injuries.

 

Max Pavel

Trainer
Colorado native. Max is a Cherry Creek HS alum and graduated in 2009. At Cherry Creek he played Baseball and Golf. He went on to play baseball at Phoenix College in Arizona. He compiled over 130 innings on the mound during his two years there as a starting pitcher. In 2012 he graduated from Phoenix with an Associates Degree. From there Max continued his education and continued playing baseball at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. In the first game of the season he tore his UCL and had Tommy John in 2013. Since that day his focus has been about mechanics and movement patterns to help younger players get better and stay healthy. During TJ recovery Max coached Varsity baseball as Bear Creek's Pitching coach. He then returned to field for the Roadrunners and finished his degree at Metropolitan State University. Max majored in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. He is currently working on getting his CSCS. Pav is currently the Varsity Pitching Coach at Mountain Vista HS.
"I love the game of baseball and everything that goes with it. Play the game hard and play the game right. You only get out what you put in."