Ryan Beckwith owner of A3 Sports Performance

Ryan Beckwith


Ryan Beckwith is the owner/operator of A3 Sports & Wellness, Inc. and has helped thousands of athletes achieve their goals in sport (and life) over the last 20 years as a coach and educator. His specialties are biomechanics, speed and power, weightlifting for athletes, and developing the holistic athlete.

Ryan was a three-sport athlete in high school and received a full football scholarship to California State University, Northridge where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. He also competed in track and field. He transferred to the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where he competed in track and field while earning his Master of Education degree in Sport Management.

Ryan began his career at the University of Georgia as he served as the Associate Director of the Georgia G-Club as well as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, where he assisted in the teaching of Speed Mechanics to the UGA Football Program. He then moved back to the west coast to work at UCLA and served as the Head Strength Coach for various teams including Soccer, Tennis, and Track, Rowing, and the Assistant Strength Coach for Football and Basketball. While at UCLA, Ryan also served as a guest lecturer for Exercise Science with UCLA Extension. After several successful seasons, Ryan accepted a position as the first-ever Director of Speed, Strength, and Conditioning at the prominent Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, CA, where he was also the Sprint Coach for Varsity Track. Ryan later served as the Assistant Track and Field Coach and Strength at Conditioning Coach for Basketball at the College of San Mateo, in addition to being an Adjunct Instructor. He has also been a personal fitness trainer at an elite sports club and a Director of Athletic Performance at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After 11 years on a career path, Ryan made the difficult decision to pursue his long-held dream of competing in the Olympics as a Decathlete. He committed to training full time as a professional athlete. He continued to train and compete after meeting his wife and moving to Bakersfield. Once living in Bakersfield, Ryan accepted the position as Director of Athletics at Bakersfield College and “retired the spikes”. After two years as a college administrator, Ryan greatly missed having a direct impact on student-athletes as a coach and returned to doing what he loves most. Ryan founded A3 Sports & Wellness, Inc. in 2013, and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Athletes’ Advantage Academy, Inc. became official in 2014. Both allow him to live out his passion for coaching and developing student-athletes.



Alex Raya is a Performance Coach, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and USAW Level 1 Certified Coach. He also has expertise in working with clients with special needs. Alex has a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology.

He was a Division 1 college athlete competing in both Track & Field and Cross Country. Alex is a jack of all trades and also specializes in coaching running form and helping endurance and distance runners excel. Alex has been a Cross Country and Track & Field coach at the high school level. He also holds a Kettlebell Certification and Indian Club & Mace Certification from Agatsu Fitness.
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Allison is a Strength & Performance Coach and Softball Specialist. She has her B.S. in Kinesiology and two Masters degrees including one in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Strength & Conditioning. She began her coaching career at Fresno State and has coached high school and travel softball for over 20 years.

Allison was a Valley Championship Coach for softball in 2016. She has been a high school teacher for years and recently transitioned to Jr. High.



Andrew Suter is a Speed, Strength and Performance Coach. Andrew has two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Kinesiology and one in Biology. He's coached athletes for over 10 years, which started with coaching soccer teams and athletes. Andrew is also pursuing his secondary teaching credential and is a substitute teacher by day.



Ariana is a Performance Coach and certified Barre instructor. She has a degree in Psychology and minored in Kinesiology. Ari played club and high school volleyball. Ari coaches Barre, VRT, and Strength and loves helping empower athletes and adults to become their best selves.

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Carlos is the Head Coach of A3’s Shafter Fit program. He earned his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from CSUB with an emphasis in Exercise Science and is currently working toward his Masters of Kinesiology. Carlos has coached football, soccer, and track at the high school level and wants to pursue a career as an Athletic Trainer.



Jasmin Dixon is a Performance Coach and Basketball Specialist who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Master’s Degree. She played basketball for four years at CSUB and earned All-League and All-Area as a high school player. She’s also a full time long-term substitute teacher.

Jayson Thomas


Jayson Thomas is a Strength & Performance Coach who has 25 years of weight room experience and has been coaching for well over a decade. He even started the CSUB Powerlifting Club! Jayson also has years of experience doing personal training with athletes to increase strength and power as well as mental performance coaching.

He’s also coached soccer, youth and high school football, and track and field, and has spent 20. years of his career in a leadership position in Environmental Protection in the Oil & Gas industry. Coach Jayson will graduate with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology in spring 2024.



Joel Iriarte is a Performance Coach and Boxing Specialist who has years of experience coaching kids and athletes in the sport of boxing. He’s a seventeen time national boxer and is an international gold medalist. He’s won three Boxer of the Year awards. In 11 years training as a youth and professional boxer, Joel has an immense understanding of elite training, strategic planning, nutrition, recovery, quality coaching, and working toward specific targets and goals.



Kevin Larson is a Performance Coach, USAW Level 1 Certified Coach, a Baseball Specialist, and Personal Trainer. He specializes in helping baseball players - specifically pitchers - improve their skills and performance. Kevin is a former D1 Collegiate Baseball player. He graduated from Fresno State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Physical Education.

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Kyle Ferreira is a Performance Coach and Basketball Specialist. Kyle was a collegiate basketball player at Cal Lutheran where he pursued a degree in Kinesiology and then earned his degree in Business Management. Upon his college career, he played professional basketball in France.

Kyle is a middle school P.E. Teacher by day! Kyle came up through the A3 system as an athlete and comes to us from Sports Academy (formerly Mamba) in Thousand Oaks. He loves impacting athletes and is pursuing his Master’s Degree for a future in Sports Administration.

Luisa Brehmer


Luisa Brehmer is a Youth Performance Coach, certified Pilates instructor, and Adaptive Fitness Level 1 Certified Coach (In Progress). She began with us back in 2017 as a high school athlete and she describes how she "lived here" and loved it! Luisa was a competitive soccer player and pole vaulter through high school. She's ad avid surfer, hiker and fitness enthusiast.

Coach Luisa graduated from the University of Hawaii and is certified in Pilates. Luisa’s body movement knowledge, her own athletic experience, and her love of helping kids develop makes her an exceptional Youth Performance Coach at A3 as we build athletic foundations AND confidence in kids! Luisa is also skilled at Mobility sessions and personal training for athletes and adults of all ages.

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Luke Parviainen is a Performance Coach, Speed Coach and USATF Level 1 Coach. He’s the Head Coach of A3’s Track & Field Club. He was a collegiate track and field athlete (sprinter) at Chico State University, where he graduated with his degree in Economics.

His passions are in teaching proper biomechanics to optimize performance, minimize injury, and develop more athletic movement patterns. Coach Luke is also a high school Math teacher by day!



Molly Thompson is a certified Barre instructor and has two Bachelor’s degrees (Biology & Psychology) and a Master’s in Performance Psychology. She’s a mama, wife, a former college athlete (XC), and also the ACE (Athlete & Client Experience) at A3 where she helps propel our athletes and clients toward bigger and better PRs!

Molly offers athletes valuable advice to assist their mental performance skills for competition, their mindset, and their motivations. She competed in Cross Country and Track & Field at Mount Mercy University and was a 7-time NAIA national qualifier.


Member Concierge

Gracie Ramos provides exceptional support to A3’s athletes, clients, and families as Member Concierge. She’ll be one of the first faces to greet you and helps keep our team running smooth and organized so that we can do what we do best - coach others to achieve their goals! Gracie began as a soccer athlete and A3er looking to enhance her success with performance training.



Kalli Beckwith is the CEO at A3. She doesn't make claims to being a coach or an athlete but loves witnessing the journeys of so many of them, and definitely relies on an A3 Coach to keep her accountable to her own high-performing goals! In addition to her expertise in business operations, marketing and finances, she's also a credentialed School Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Kalli's favorite role is being a mom though, and she's passionate about growing healthy food and urban farming, and is pursuing her Nutrition Coaching and Women's Health Coaching Certifications.

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