The Team

Stephen Pizza, BS, M.Ed., CSCS/NSCA


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With over ten years of experience in the science and administration field of Exercise Science and Physiology, Stephen has advanced knowledge of biomechanics, kinesiology, human anatomy and physiology, with emphasis in muscular development and injury prevention. With his previous experience working with and progressing athletes at the collegiate and professional level, he specializes in strength and conditioning programming and individualized training for groups of all sizes and ages. His training protocols are devoted towards injury prevention, functional movement, joint stability, core strength, full body strength, rehabilitation, weight loss, conditioning, body composition and much more.


  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah
  • Masters of Education in Education Administration from the University of Hawaii
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA/CSCS
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Utah for 3 years
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Hawai’i for 3 years
  • First Assistant of Strength and Conditioning football at the University of Hawai’i
  • Teacher, Olympic and Power lifting at the University of Hawaii
  • 2 of 4 teams that were trained by Stephen finished with Top 5 national rankings
  • Trained multiple athletes who earned All American Honors at the collegiate level
  • Several athletes trained by Stephen have won gold, silver, and bronze metals
  • Over a Dozen athletes that have trained with Stephen have reached the professional level


Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Originally from Manchester, England, Luke’s experience in Strength and Conditioning and his desire to educate as he coaches attract what many people are looking for. His time spent as a Division 1 Football Strength and Conditioning Coach taught him the importance of communication, expert instruction, and enthusiasm which works synergistically to bring custom individualized training. Luke strives to help all who he works with identify their weak points and turn them into strengths. His focuses are on strength and power development, corrective exercise, and proper movement and stability coaching.

Luke’s passion for exercise and training continues to grow as he endeavors to share his knowledge with others, and help them meet their performance goals while engaging in work that creates progression in all areas of life.

Luke strongly believes that participating in competitive or rigorous pursuits do not need to end after one is done with high school or university sports. In his free time, you can find him backpacking local trails, fly-fishing, hunting, and competing in local Strongman and Highland Games which Luke has podiumed numerous times (yes, he wears a kilt).


  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Science, Brigham Young University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA/CSCS)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-PT)
  • Certified Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC)
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach – Football, Brigham Young University
  • Head Strength Coach – Men’s Cross Country, Brigham Young University
  • Strength and Conditioning Student Assistant – Football, Brigham Young University
  • Worked one-on-one with multiple high-level athletes who currently play in the NFL.
  • Managed training and development of incoming Division 1 Football recruits, many of whom were key players, one being named “Freshman All-American” and later “All-American” Candidate.
  • Strength Coach of the 2016 NCAA 7th Place Men’s Cross-Country Team

Spencer Schultz, BS, MBA, CSCS/NSCA

Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Spencer is joining the team with just under five years of strength and conditioning experience where he coached at Winona State University, Boston University, North Dakota State University and most recently, Thomas University. Spencer has experience working with athletes from numerous sports such as soccer, softball, baseball, track & field, cross country, football, hockey, field hockey, swim, golf, flag football, volleyball, and wrestling. Currently, he holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Winona State University and Master’s in Business Administration from Thomas University along with being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through NSCA and USAW Level 1.


  1. Bachelors of Science – Exercise Sciences
  2. Masters of Business Administration
  3. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  4. USA Weightlifting Level 1


  1. Winona State University (DII – MN)
  2. Boston University (DI – MA)
  3. North Dakota State University (DI – ND)
  4. Three Rivers Performance (Private Sector – WI)
  5. Thomas University (NAIA – GA)

Worked with professional NHL Players Torey Krug, Charlie McAvoy, Matt Gryzelcyk, Noel Acciari, Craig Wyszomirski, Gavin Bayreuther, Jason Megna, Jordan Greenway

Derek Reasch, BS, MSK, CSCS/NSCA

Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Derek joins our team with three years collegiate strength and conditioning experience where he was most recently the Head of Powerlifting and Strength and Conditioning at Missouri Valley College. He also worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Texas A&M and an Intern at Utah Valley University early on in his career. He has worked with various collegiate athletes in the sports of baseball, softball, wrestling, volleyball, beach volleyball, soccer, cheer, lacrosse, golf, basketball, tennis, track and field, football, and powerlifting. Derek holds his Bachelors in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University and his Masters in Kinesiology from Texas A&M, along with being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ( CSCS) through the NSCA.


Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University
Master’s of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University- Kingsville                                                          Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA
Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
CPR/AED Certified


  • Head Strength Coach and Head Powerlifting Coach at Missouri Valley College
  • Assistant Strength Coach at Texas A&M University- Kingsville – oversaw women’s basketball,
  • indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, softball, track and field, and football.
  • Intern Strength Coach at Utah Valley University – assisted with baseball, softball, women’s
  • volleyball, men and women’s soccer, and men and women’s golf.

Danielle Miller,

Office Assistant

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Danielle was born and raised in Utah. After spending two years in California earning an Associates Degree in Fashion Design, she decided to move home to be closer to the mountains.  Danielle and her husband, Ryan, started training at SLC Strength & Conditioning not long after it opened and have loved being a part of the community. In her free time you’ll find her chasing a toddler, laughing at her husband, sewing, or adventuring in the mountains.

Kristy Pizza, BS

Co-Founder | Business Administration & Operations

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Experience in healthcare, diagnostic stress testing, and education with an extensive background in direct patient care, patient education, human physiology and anatomy, and more recently, technical education, development and implementation. Kristy gained the necessary skills and knowledge in the Exercise Science and Physiology field through her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and previous employment at Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah Healthcare, and continues to practice her expertise in employee training, development, and implementation at Myriad Genetics Inc. She currently holds advanced certifications through the American Heart Association, the National Board of Respiratory Care, and Training.


  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah
  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist through the NBRC
  • Credentialed Trainer, Epic and University of Utah Healthcare
  • Certified ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) through AHA
  • BLS/AED Certified through the American Heart Association
  • First Aid Certified

Work Experience

  • Medical Assistant, Intermountain Healthcare Medical Group
  • Exercise Specialist, University of Utah Healthcare
  • Quality Manager, Training, Myriad Genetics Inc.

Kristy developed a passion for educating the community on the importance of exercise and nutrition early on in life and earned her Gold Award with the Girl Scouts of Utah for a community outreach program that she was able to implement in several elementary schools in Utah. She also won First Place with the Health Occupation Student Association for a similar educational program that was implemented in several middle schools and high schools throughout Utah.

Patrick Thompson, HBA/BA


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Pat has worked with numerous companies and organizations on both their video needs and to help build and improve their websites. While pursuing filmmaking throughout college and beyond, he’s remained intrigued about the power of web technology. He’s always up to experiment with the newest technology or help companies create the video content they need. Pat has experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, WordPress, Video Editing and FX, and the Adobe Creative Suite. He’s currently learning Java because why not? We’ll see how that goes…

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