Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Chris Gradoville, Owner

Chris is co-owner of The Academy Of Sports Performance. He is also full body certified in Active Release Technique® at Spokane Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic.  ART® is one of the worlds premier soft tissue treatments that is found in the training rooms of most professional sports teams.  He is certified as a nerve entrapment specialist and is Ironman® certified with ART®. In the Academy, he specializes in working with athletes and teams to help develop their strength, speed, power and agility.  He also oversees a large majority of the rehab programs.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Chris attended Creighton University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  While attending Creighton he excelled as a member of the baseball team and was drafted by the Texas Rangers.  After completing his degree, he played four years in the Ranger’s organization, making his way as high as triple A and appearing in two big league exhibition games in Arlington, Texas.

Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and just about anything outdoors. He is also involved with Mt. Spokane Fellowship of Christian Athletes in which he thoroughly enjoys mentoring and leading teenagers. Chris also mentors a young man named Charlie with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Chris moved to Spokane after marrying his wife who he met while playing for the Spokane Indians Baseball Club. 


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Brian Mather, Owner

Brian Mather is the owner of Spokane Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic.  Dr. Mather is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician®.  He has been the team chiropractor for the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club for the past 16 seasons, and has been in practice here in Spokane for almost 20 years.  He was born and raised in Spokane, and graduated in 1996 from Western States Chiropractic College, with honors.  He has been nationally certified in Cox® Decompression Therapy, Graston® Instrument Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique, and does Kinesio Taping® as well. 

Dr. Mather served as chiropractor for the 2007 & 2010 U.S. Figure Skating National Championships and is a consultant to many of the areas semi professional and collegiate athletic teams in Spokane.  After 20+ years of treating athletes he is co-owner of The Academy Of Sports Performance, which specializes in the training and development of athletes to prevent injury. Between the clinic and The Academy, he has worked with many of the local high school and premier club sports teams and has seen those teams go on to accomplish great results.

While Dr. Mather’s area of specialty is the Sacroiliac joint and pelvis, and while he has a large sports practice, he is very good at treating all musculoskeletal conditions and treating patients of all ages and backgrounds.  He is married with 3 children and enjoys spending his free time with his family.


Tracie - Trainer

Tracie was born and raised in Spokane, WA. Tracie began teaching fitness classes at Oz Fitness and the YMCA in 2008. Over the last eight years, she's earned national certifications in: Cycling, TRX, Barre, Step Aerobics, Kickboxing, Pilates, Strength Training, and Core Training. In 2015, she also passed her Personal Fitness Trainer examination through AFAA. 

Since childhood, Tracie struggled with weight and eating issues. Being an overweight teenager and young adult was challenging, and has given Tracie insight into the difficulties involved with revamping her eating habits in order to maintain a healthy weight. 

In addition, Tracie is an eleven­ year uterine cancer survivor and she's been the victim of two severe car accidents. As a result of these events, she understands the struggle of battling back from injuries, pain and muscular imbalances. She knows how to modify exercises in her classes, in order to make sure everyone achieves a safe, quality and effective workout.

Tracie has two daughters, Grace and Sarah, and loves to spend her free time with them, and with her husband Lee. 


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Marissa - Trainer

Marissa was born and raised in Spokane. Graduated from Mead High school with honors in 2008.  She played varsity soccer all 4 years at Mead.  Marisa then attended the University of Illinois from 2008-2012 and earned a BA in Kinesiology.  She played soccer at Illinois for 4 years with NCAA tournament appearances in 2008, 2010, and 2011. 

In 2009, she became the head JV coach at Centennial High School in Illinois.  Life after college Marissa traveled and played soccer professionally abroad in Sweden and in the United States for the Bay Area Breeze.  Upon returning to Spokane, she coached with the Shadow soccer club, and worked at the Warehouse Athletic Facility.  In Marissa's free time, she enjoys spending time at her family's lake house.


Kaylee - Trainer

Kaylee graduated in 2008 from Mt. Spokane High school with honors.  She was a three sport athlete; soccer, basketball and track. Kaylee attended Spokane Falls Community College where she earned her AA. She was captain of the soccer team, won all conference and MVP "Bigfoot Award".  After SFCC, she attended EWU where she earned her degree in exercise science. While at EWU, she played soccer for a year before she suffered a career ending injury.

Kaylee's coached premier soccer for 9 years; Spokane Sabers, Spokane Shadow and Soccer Edge Academy. She's helped coach Mt. Spokane varsity soccer team for 3 years. In addition to coaching soccer, life after college consists being a Young Life leader at Mt. Spokane H.S. and enjoying  time outside with her friends and family.


Crystal - Trainer

Crystal has been teaching group fitness since 2007 and has earned certifications in: Nordic Walking, Barre, WholyFit Pro-Platinum (Christian alternative to yoga), Cycling, Resistance Training, TRX and Core. In 2011, Crystal earned her Personal Fitness Trainer certification through AFAA and has completed Precision Nutrition Level 1.

Crystal has competed full and half marathons as both a runner and Nordic walker. In 2015 she placed 2nd and 3rd in three divisions as a Figure competitor at the Night of Champions physique competition. 

While remaining active, Crystal struggles with the effects of life-long hip dysplasia and the complications it entails. Due to her complications she understands the importance of modifications in her coaching and training.

When Crystal isn't training, she loves spending time with her 3 children and husband. She enjoys the outdoors, reading and spending time in her kitchen. She's also devoted to serving in her church.


Naomi - Trainer

Naomi graduated from North Seattle Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2001, her mother was tragically injured in an auto accident and severed her C5-C6 spinal cord. As a result of her mom's injuries, Naomi become her primary care provider and it was through this that she started discovering her love of fitness. She met many professionals along this journey, who inspired her and encouraged her to explore her desire of fitness. 

Naomi brings a wide variety of fitness knowledge both in certifications and experience. Naomi started her fitness journey shortly after moving from Seattle to Spokane in 2003. She carries her national certification in group fitness, as well as, certificates in cycle, barre, yoga, Insanity, P90X and beginner TRX. 

Naomi finds her drive by watching her clients get stronger and make progress. 


Laura - Trainer

Laura is a mom of three children, ages teen to twenty, and has been a fitness trainer since 2003. She believes group fitness classes are FUN & EFFECTIVE places where we give and receive energy, motivation, safe instruction, and grow together! There's a place for everyone, with acceptance, challenge, and joy along the journey!

Having been on her own road of injury and recovery, she is cognizant and attentive to meeting clients where they are when they come in and enjoying the journey together from there, to reach goals and healthy, functional longevity! A former athlete, coach and seasoned instructor, she loves the group dynamic & training at ASP. 


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Amy - Trainer

Amy was born in raised in Spokane. After graduating high school she attended Eastern Washington University earning her bachelors degree in Human Biology and her Masters in Physical Therapy. Exercise and fitness have always been a part of her life. Amy has completed several half marathons, STP and Ironman 70.3 in 2016. She is a mother of three active children and enjoys watching them compete in their own sporting events. 

Having recently recovered from spinal fusion she appreciates and understands the challenges and modifications necessary to maintain a healthy active lifestyle. 


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Tessa - Trainer

Tessa was born and raised in Spokane and graduated from Mead High School in 2015. She was injured her freshman year of high school due to a shoulder injury and Chris Gradoville helped her gain recovery. She has been working out at the Academy for over 2 summers now and decided to join the team. She believes fitness is something everyone can do and enjoy. 

When she isn't in the gym, Tessa is in school at Eastern Washington University. She also loves to hike, fish and be at the Lake. 

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Thea - Trainer

Thea graduated from University high school in 2010, where she competed in both track and gymnastics. She then went on to Spokane Community College to earn her AA. After SCC, she attended school at Eastern Washington University earning her Bachelors degree in exercise science. She did an internship with The Academy of Sports Performance last year and was excited to join the team after graduation.

She believes group fitness is a great place for anyone to gain confidence, motivation, and strength, all while working out with a group of friends!!  When Thea isn’t working, she enjoys being outside at the lake or in the mountain. Hiking, snowboarding and snowshoeing are some of her favorite activities. She also loves to spend time with family, friends, and her golden retriever.