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Jesse Branham MS, USAW, FMS, DN

I was born and raised in Grand Junction, CO. I love fitness and I have been involved in the health industry for over 30 years, first in Physical Therapy specializing in sports medicine and neurology. I recently finished my MS in Kinesiology with a major focus on human movement. I involve evidence-based programs to help each individual client reach their goals. I further my learning each year by taking continuing education courses to help improve my level of knowledge and understanding. I am certified in Sports Medicine TRX, Functional Movement Screen level 2, USA Weighting, USA track and field, Kettlebell and CrossFit. I offer recovery options such as Normatec Recovery Boots, Class IV laser, Dry Needling, Graston and Cupping.

Molly Johnson

Hey all, I’m Molly. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. I attended Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO where I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts and a Minor in Personal Training. I have my Certified Personal Training Certification from NSCA, and recently earned my USPA Coaches Certification. While in Grand Junction I pursued bodybuilding, then last year switched over to powerlifting. In my free time I love to workout! Pushing myself and hitting new numbers is my happy place. I am apart of our Junkyard Training powerlifting team and I am beyond happy, blessed, and proud to be apart of this amazing group! Photo of Matt Rutlege Personal Trainer

Matt Rutledge

Matt Rutledge is a Prior Service Marine Sergeant with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology. He is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and NAS Power Certified Powerlifting Coach. Matt enjoys Powerlifting, Snowboarding, Camping, and Hunting.

David Veikune

Former Denver Bronco and Cleveland Brown. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Extensive training experience of NFL prospects. Able to teach clients of all skill levels.

More in depth background: David has 20 years of football playing experience. He played Middle linebacker, Defensive End, Outside linebacker and Defensive tackle. He currently trains NFL prospects and Colorado’s top high school recruits and has done so for several years. Additionally, He has coached young athletes in several youth clinics throughout the nation. He knows the game and knows what it takes for players to reach their full potential.

Positions I coach: Linebackers and defensive line
Specialties: catching, blocking, footwork, tackling, special teams, pass defense and hand placement

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