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Parts-before-patterns training for athleticism, healthy movement, and feeling good.


At Elite Performance Systems (EPS), we know the body moves as a system—and a system is only as good as its parts. That’s why we ignore outdated training methods and use a modern method that starts with joint health and ends with moving better, surpassing limits, and resisting injuries. 


That method? Joint- and tissue-targeted training that develops better mobility, control, strength, and more. 


Whether you’re a competitor, fitness fanatic, retiree, 9-to-5-er looking for effective workouts, or exercise newbie, we help you put in the internal work for superior external results.

Meet Our Coaches

Rachel Calabrese

Rachel is the owner of EPS Athletes. She began as an athlete at EPS who personally experienced the surprising results of functional range training (like out-running and out-performing her younger self). She strives for every athlete to leave informed, empowered, and enabled to live a healthy life outside of the gym. 

Rachel is certified in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Functional Range Assessment, Kinstretch, and The Internal Strength Model. 


Felix Tepass

Felix brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. With over five years of coaching experience, Felix has guided clients ranging from 16 to 70 years old, including Division I, II, & III collegiate athletes. Dedicated to professional growth, he's participated in and completed rigorous studies in the strength and conditioning realm. Through his relentless pursuit of knowledge, he remains at the forefront of this ever-evolving industry.


Felix has a Kinesiology degree and a multitude of industry-leading certifications. He is also a distinguished long-time EPS athlete himself.

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Alex Strawderman

Alex knows the profound impact that physical activity has on physical and mental well-being, and she's dedicated to helping others through tailored training. With a background in medical research, Alex bases her programs on the body's physiology and mechanics to yield effective, sustainable results. 


Having worked in various gyms, Alex comes to EPS equipped with years of helping others achieve diverse goals. She is a NASM personal trainer and is pursuing her FRC certification. 


Stephen Calabrese

Steve embodies the spirit of determination and perseverance. Having a lifelong interest in staying active and pushing personal limits, Steve has conquered multiple marathons and pursued strength training for over a decade. In his continuous journey to being the strongest version of himself, Steve discovered a passion for integrating optimum mobility with strength training, and he's eager to share this ideology with the EPS family.

Steve is certified in FRC and teaches the 5:30 am group class. 


Kyle Whipple

Kyle is a former collegiate football athlete who joined EPS in 2016 while pursuing his athletic goals. EPS gave him the knowledge and tools to better adapt to physical and mental situations, and he's excited to help do the same for others.


Kyle has always enjoyed coaching and helping others throughout his athletic career, and this passion is why he's a coach here at EPS. 

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