Brett completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Exercise Sports Science and Exercise Physiology at Texas Tech University. While a student, Brett advanced his knowledge of the science involved in appropriately testing and training for physical fitness by working at the Texas Tech Exercise Sports Science Department as well as the Covenant Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic. After completing his formal education, Brett worked under Dr. Terry Shepherd in Columbus, Ohio, learning advanced metabolic and VO2 Max testing as well as advanced training principles. This experience contributed to the development of HIT Center Austin. Brett is certified as a Health/Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM HFS) and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He designs and develops the protocols for HIT Center programs. He enjoys training elite professionals from various sports as well as those individuals, both young and old, who simply want to feel and look better by being physically fit.
Jason began his fitness career while serving his country in the Air Force. While not his main duty, Jason expressed his interest in fitness by administering Air Force fitness tests. After separating from the military in 2001, he attended Lubbock Christian University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Upon graduation, Jason worked as an exercise specialist at a Physical Therapy clinic, where he bridged post-physical therapy patients to safe exercise routines. This experience allowed him to use his exercise knowledge to help injured athletes get back in their games with confidence.
After working several years with post-rehab clients, Jason helped open HIT Center Austin where he has honed his skill of training athletes. Jason has trained a great number of athletes from middle school to professional level in a variety of sports. His latest clients include 400-meter Olympic Gold Medalist and four-time World Champion Natasha Hastings, who recently scored a bronze medal at the Indoor World Championships in Turkey. Jason’s style of training is very calculated and motivating. He believes everyone can achieve a higher level, and trains every client with that expectation.
Jason is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Marcus received his B.A. in Exercise Science from the University of Texas at Austin, where he played free safety for the football team. As a student, he worked at Pinnacle Elite Fitness, gaining experience with general fitness and post rehab clientele. Marcus pursued a higher level of knowledge and experience by interning at HIT Center Austin, continuing his education in athletic development with some of the highest level trainers and equipment available in Austin. HIT Center provided an atmosphere where he could work with the highest caliber of athletes, applying his skills to individual training, group classes, post rehab, and weight loss clientele.
Marcus joined the HIT Center Austin staff full time in 2011. Recently, he coupled his education and experience in volunteer mentorship programs to fight childhood obesity by building a youth fitness program at HIT Center Austin. Marcus continues to evolve a unique style that allows him to effectively develop strategies for clients of all fitness levels.
Clemente received his B.S. in Kinesiology and Health from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 but has been a Strength and Performance Coach with HIT Center Austin since 2009. First joining the team as an intern, he began developing his craft as a trainer and expanded his knowledge through HIT Center’s revolutionary training techniques. Upon completion of his internship, Clemente was offered a permanent position as a Strength Coach for HIT Center Austin, where he has worked with hundreds of athletes ranging from middle school to the collegiate level. Combining his lifetime involvement in sports with his desire to learn, he has developed a great understanding for the body and what it takes to achieve total fitness. This has also prepared him to work with clients from a variety of backgrounds and fitness levels.
In addition to personal training, Clemente runs HIT Center Austin’s Athletic Development Training classes. He has a knack for creating a great rapport with all his athletes and has seen exponential improvements from those participating in the ADT program. Clemente strives to help every client reach fitness goals in the quickest, safest way possible while emphasizing the importance of sustaining those results after the training is over. As he reminds his athletes: “It’s not a race, it’s a lifestyle. Train like there is no finish line.”
Chase Fishback comes to The HIT Center Austin after being on staff at the University of Texas at Austin for four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach under Assistant Athletics Director for Strength and Conditioning, Jeff “Mad Dog” Madden, Director of Olympic Sports, Donnie Maib, and Head Football Strength Coach, Bennie Wylie. While at UT Chase assisted in programming and administering strength and conditioning programs for several NCAA teams including football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, and spirit squads. Chase worked with an incredible staff and players that produced 30+ NFL draft picks (2 BCS bowls), 10+ national/professional volleyball players, and several Olympic swimmers. In 2011, Fishback was promoted to Assistant Internship Coordinator and was responsible for many facets of the internship program and practicums.
Chase was a four year football starter (2001-2005) at punter for Abilene Christian University earning All Lonestar Confernce Team Honors and was invited to the CFL’s Ottawa Renegades football camp.
Off the field, Fishback was also a two year stuntman for the TV show “Friday Night Lights” and an athletic performance specialist for Helix Elite Training in Austin. Chase is a current member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and resides in Austin.
Chase received a B.B.A. in Business Management from Abilene Christian University (2006) and a M.S. in Sport Management from Texas Tech University (2007) while working in the athletics department at both institutions.
In conjunction with his education and experience with many different levels of athletes, clients at The HIT Center will be able to take full advantage of Chase’s knowledge base. Additionally, those who choose to train at The HIT Center will benefit from his wealth of experience and passion in helping others to perform at their highest level.
Jem earned his Masters in Physical Education from Texas State University. He is a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. He boasts a rich experience in coaching middle and high school athletic teams as well as weekend warriors. His education has empowered him to implement effective, intensive protocols to improve agility, reaction time, hypertrophy, and forms. He also enjoys educating clients on the importance of nutrient timing and supplementation.
After personally experiencing physique transformation on his journey to better health, Jem developed a special interest in helping clients seeking to reshape their bodies. He understands the proper assessment techniques, program design, and motivational skills to help clients adhere to their programs and continuously challenge them through different stages of physical fitness. He also provides nutritional consultation to explain root causes of clients’ health and fitness issues. Aside from personal training, Jem writes extensively in his personal blog, and has published numerous training and nutritional articles through Examiner.com.
Mathew received his B.S. degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied Exercise Science and also minored in Education. Student teaching and coaching at local schools while attending Texas helped Mathew develop a foundation of instruction, coaching strategies, and understanding of the learning process. As an intern strength coach for the Texas Football program he expanded his experience working under Master Strength Coaches Bennie Wylie and Donnie Maib implementing conditioning programs, managing nutritional plans, and building rapport with the athletes.
Upon receiving his degree, Mathew joined the HIT team as a strength coach in the summer of 2012. Mathew is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.