MEET TEAM A3
Ryan Beckwith - OWNER
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.
Our Professional Coaches
Alex Raya was a Division 1 athlete (Track & Field / Cross Country) and is a CSUB graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. Alex's passion for athletics goes deep. At A3, he uses his knowledge and expertise to help educate and train clients on proper form, biomechanics (especially distance running), and techniques to avoid injuries in the future.
He is a coach who is thoughtful, attentive, dedicated, and a quiet force to be reckoned with! Alex has coached Cross Country and Track & Field for a Division 1 high school and was a Track & Field coach at Wonderful Prep Academy. He completed an internship of 10 weeks in Senior Fitness and Wellness and is the Head Coach at the Shafter Fit program for senior citizens. He holds a Kettlebell Certification and Indian Club & Mace Certification from Agatsu Fitness. Alex is always looking for a new challenge, new skills to learn, and opportunities to give back to the community. Athletes love how Alex quietly challenges them to improve and then coaches them so that they can reach those challenges.
Briannah Mariner is a former D1 Volleyball athlete and graduate of California State University Bakersfield with a degree in Kinesiology and emphasis in Exercise Science. Her success on the volleyball court has led her to many opportunities both athletically and academically and she loves coaching young athletes across Bakersfield. Briannah has been coaching for more than 6 years.
Her passion to make everyone around her better has been a goal for her every day and she thrives in helping athletes reach their fullest potential. She welcomes all who seek to live a healthier lifestyle and educates athletes on proper technique and form, strength and performance, speed and agility, and volleyball skills.
Martin Espinosa is a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and 10-year Veteran of the United States Navy. After his career in the Navy, he realized he had two passions: fitness and training. Martin attended the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) in Santa Monica and obtained his Certified Personal Trainer and Youth Exercise Specialist Certifications from National Academy of Sports Medicine.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. As a Field Training Officer in the Navy, Martin was responsible for training and evaluating individuals and groups for a myriad of different Law Enforcement/Security skills, procedures, and qualifications. In the Navy and at NPTI, Martin discovered the key to training is understanding; understanding the material and understanding what motivates the trainee. Martin’s experience in training the most diverse work force has equipped him to proficiently communicate and train recruits, athletes, adults, and youth!
Miles Burditt is a Performance Coach and Soccer Specialist. He is a former collegiate soccer player for San Francisco State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Science. He has been an A3er since 2015 and loves helping athletes reach their next level and their collegiate athlete goals just as he was able to.
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 received her BS in Kinesiology from Fresno State and began her coaching career there. She has coached high school and travel softball for over 20 years and is a Valley Championship Coach for softball in 2016.
Allison has also coached high school basketball for 6 years as well as girls tennis and cross country! She comes to us from Reedley, CA where she was a dual-sport athlete and played softball at Reedley College before focusing on her academics at Fresno State. Allison relocated to Bakersfield for a teaching opportunity at McFarland High as a PE teacher and began her internship at A3 in October of 2020. Allison has a passion for helping athletes become better overall athletes and giving them the tools they need to succeed in their specific sports.
Kevin Larson is a Performance Coach and Head Coach of our Youth Development Program. He also 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.
Corben is a Performance and Strength Coach and a certified Weightlifting Coach by USAW. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from CSUB and grew up competing in a multitude of sports. He has a passion for coaching athletes to become strong and technically sound to stay healthy and injury-free.
Kyle is our Athlete Success Coordinator and also a Youth Coach. Kyle was a collegiate basketball player at Cal Luther 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.
Luke is a Performance Coach and Speed Coach. He was a collegiate track and field athlete (sprinter) at Bakersfield College and 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.
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.
Molly is the Development Coordinator at A3, in which she offers athletes valuable advice to assist their mental performance skills for competition, their mindset, and their motivations. She has her Masters in Performance Psychology and strives to integrate these practices and skills into our everyday lives to enhance performance and lead a fulfilling life.
Andie was a soccer athlete and successfully achieved her goal of playing soccer for California State University Bakersfield. She's currently working on her Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Andie might be the first face that greets you at A3 as she holds down the front desk!
Kalli Beckwith is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who provides behavior modification support to enhance athletic performance, motivation, and success toward athletes' and clients' goals! She's also the Keeper of the Garden, CFO, and Media Director.