Ed Wietholder is the founder and President of Strength Fitness and Speed, Inc. which opened in 1998. Previously Ed consulted for Workouts by Wietholder from 1990-1998 while a Perfusionist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Ed has trained thousands of clients from the Pittsburgh area. In addition, many have benefited from his routine design and consultation across the United States.READ MORE
Jake graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He received his doctorate of Physical Therapy at Mount Union. Coach Jake's ability to connect with our athletes and vast experience training athletes for over 6 years makes him a valuable member of our team. In addition, Jake has been trained as an athlete by our staff for over 12 years. His ability to use this experience in conjunction with the latest training methodologies and corrective exercise modalities are his strongest abilities. Jake also is in the top 5 in many categories of athleticism in SFAS history.
Chris is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who received his doctorate from The University of Pittsburgh’s Number 1 ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Pitt in 2018. Throughout his life, Chris played basketball, volleyball, and football, though eventually found his niche in the weightroom, now competing in powerlifting competitions across the country. He boasts lifts of a 555 pound back squat, 355 pound bench press, and 615 pound deadlift and uses his strength and athletic background to better train athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Coach Bill has been with us at SFAS for over 4 years. He coached locally in the Union Finley football program for many years. Bill played his college football at California University and is a student of the game. Bill is known for his persistence and toughness and will get the most out of every athlete that he trains. Coach Bill is our resident Olympic Lifting expert and has taken athletes’ lifts from novice to skilled smoothly and efficiently.
Coach Drew has a unique position in that he was a client here during his high school days. He knows our system very well since he has experienced it firsthand. Drew played football, basketball and did track locally at South Park High School. Drew was an accomplished collegiate athlete at Monmouth and Slippery Rock and competed in the Pole Vault. He is now also a PE Teacher in the North Hills. Coach Drew gets the most out of every athlete that he trains. Coach Drew is certified through the NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Anthony is presently attending California University and is a pitcher on their baseball team. He has spent many years as an athlete training at SFAS and is a student of the strength and Sports Performance game. Anthony knows the value of earning every mph through smart training be it his bat or throwing arm. Coach Anthony gets the most out of every athlete that he trains.
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS.
Let common sense and solid, scientifically designed exercise routines and dietary changes work your miracles. We can take your physique and tone it and shape it to the extreme or any fraction of extreme that you like. Small, consistent improvements are
our goal since they are more permanent
and healthier for you as well.
OFF THE BENCH
AND INTO GAME.