At RTG Performance Academy we have assembled and are continuing to assemble a family of highly passionate, highly qualified trainers that care about one thing, and one thing only… HELPING YOU! We are out to help you become the best version of yourself possible on your ROAD TO GREATNESS!

Ryan Light BS, CSCS

Co-Owner – Sports Performance Coach, Personal Trainer, Baseball Coordinator

Ryan Graduated from Lindenwood University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Before entering college, Ryan was a three Sport athlete in High School, taking part in baseball, basketball, and soccer all four years. During his stent at Lindenwood he was a four-year starter on the baseball team while achieving LU Dean’s List honors. Ryan began his career in the sport performance/fitness world straight out of college in St. Louis, Missouri. Here he worked with athletes from the youth level, to elite Division 1 athletes, to Professional athletes, along with the general fitness population as well. Ryan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist which is recognized around the world as one of the top training certifications.

With a heavy athletic background Ryan has a strong passion for helping athletes become the very best they can possibly be. With that being said, his overall passion of helping people achieve their goals in an effort to lead the best, most healthful life possible is top priority!

Certifications & Achievements:

NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

American Red Cross – First Aid and CPR

All-MIAA Honors

Lindenwood University Dean’s List

Email: rlight@rtgperformanceacademy.net

Julian Perez BS, CPT

Sport Performance Coach, Personal Trainer

Julian graduated from The University of North Texas acquiring his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology along with a minor in business. Along with his degree he also is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Julian played soccer for a large majority of his life. He began playing soccer at the age of 5 into his twenties. He played competitively in club soccer, high school, and two years in college. Due to the high caliber of his soccer career, he has had to deal with a few injuries along the way. Because of those injuries, he understands how frustrating it can be. So one of his priorities when it comes to training athletes is injury prevention. Teaching athletes how to train properly will help his clients have a healthier career and post-sport life.

Julian has experience in weight lifting and has extensive knowledge in proper techniques. He loves seeing his clients/athletes reach their goals and surpass those goals. He enjoys helping others lead a happy and healthier life.

Certifications & Achievements:

NASM- National Academy of Sports Medicine

First Aid and CPR

Email: Jperez@rtgperformanceacademy.net

Maria Martinez RD, LD

Maria is a registered and licensed dietitian, originally from Dallas, TX. Maria received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX. She is also currently completing her Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Nutrition at TWU. Having been a ballet dancer for 10 years, a high school varsity cross country and track athlete, and a half marathon and marathon runner, Maria always knew she wanted to work with athletes and the active population. Therefore, she interned with the TCU athletic department and went on to obtain a role as a sports dietitian in a private dietetics company based out of Fort Worth. In this role, she worked with athletes of all ages, performance levels, and sports, aiding them in mastering the principles of nutrition. Moreover, she interned at an elite performance training facility, where she conducted comprehensive nutrition assessments, provided nutrition education, and completed menus for collegiate and professional football, baseball, and basketball players. Maria believes that, along with training, proper fueling and hydration will provide the tools necessary to excel in any sport. As an expert in nutrition, Maria knows that she can help all athletes achieve just that!

Certifications & Achievements:

Registered Dietitian (RD), Licensed Dietitian (LD)

Fluent in Spanish

Email: mmartinez@rtgperformanceacademy.net

ADDRESS

1404 W Hebron Pkwy 112
Carrollton, TX 75010

EMAIL

info@rtgperformanceacademy.net

PHONE

(469) 289-6656

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