About Us

Here, Every Rep Counts.

We always say every rep counts. Each rep is a chance to make progress; each rep gets you one step closer to reaching your fitness or performance goals.

Our entire staff is trained—and certified—to provide the best instruction on sports performance and exercise science. 

Dean Bryan, Co-Owner / Sports Performance Coach

A true Pittsburgh native and former college football player, Dean has two decades of experience as a youth and collegiate athletic trainer. He'll push you hard. But with his humor and wit, there's no such thing as a boring session.

Favorite Exercise: Squat
Favorite Sport:

Chico Orlando, Co-Owner / Sports Performance Coach

As a tight end, Chico led Truman State University in touchdowns during his final season. Since Truman, Chico has leveraged his Exercise Science degree to become certified in physiology as well as strength and conditioning. When he's not at The Grind, Chico's definitely lounging at home with his little boy and girl.

Favorite Exercise: Bench Press
Favorite Sport:

Sam Bekemeier, Sports Performance Coach / Personal Trainer

Sam grew up as a multi-sport athlete in the Saint Louis area, playing sports
like baseball, basketball, golf, football and now is an endurance athlete competing in Ironmans. After receiving his bachelors in Health Sciences, he
wanted to become a personal trainer to help others better understand health and fitness.

Favorite Exercise: Pull-ups
Favorite Sport:

Harrison Brumley, Sports Performance Coach / Personal Trainer

Harrison is originally from Little Rock, AR. He played college basketball as well as 1 year professionally in the UBL. Harrison has coached basketball for 13 years and strength/conditioning for 4 years. He loves to help people reach their goals and discover their potential. In his free time, he loves to try and be good at golf. 

Favorite Exercise: Turkish Get-Up
Favorite Sport:

Jacy Cash, Sports Performance Coach / Health & Wellness Coach

Jacy grew up an athlete, as she swam year-round for 12 years and played basketball. She pursued her passion in fitness by earning a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She loves to help people become better! We all have things we are working on, so no matter where you are in your journey, Jacy is there to help you achieve your goals.

Favorite Exercise: Deadlift
Favorite Sport:

Taylor Froneberger, Sports Performance Coach / Nutrition Coach

Taylor, a Western North Carolina native, has been active her whole life - everything from youth softball, basketball, dance, track, and 20+ years of weight training. Coming from a health coach background, she decided to pursue fitness as a way to inspire people to feel more confident picking up the heavier weights. Taylor believes that freedom is found through gained strength, and she’s excited to help you rediscover yours.

Favorite Exercise: Hip Thrusts
Favorite Sport:
Aerial Sport

Andrew Kramer, Sports Performance Coach / Nutrition Coach

Drew’s background as a former competitive cyclist, now CrossFit level 1 Trainer and competitor has helped broaden his training experience and knowledge to best help his clients.

With a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and minor in Nutrition, and experience working with the Olympic BMX team, he will help guide you along your fitness journey having fun along the way.

Favorite Exercise: Crossfit
Favorite Sport: Cycling

Ashley Mann, Office Manager

Ashley has been a critical member of The Grind team for over four years! She's the glue, making sure our trainers, athletes, and clients are comfortable in an environment where they can succeed. From social media to customer service, Ashley has us covered.

Favorite Exercise: Squat
Favorite Sport: Hockey

Nick Niehaus, Sports Performance Coach / Personal Trainer

Nick competed in track and field at Centre College earning 10 All-Conference accolades and still holds the 400m hurdle school record. As the former head coach at Webster University, he brings seven years of collegiate track coaching and strength and conditioning experience to the Grind.  Nick is passionate about developing people and helping them reach their goals!

Favorite Exercise: Single Leg RDL
Favorite Sport:
Track and Field

Tyler Steinkamp, Manager

Simply put, Tyler is a technician. While at Lindenwood University, he competed on the Olympic Weightlifting Team. He also earned a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Fitness Management and Wellness. Need random trivia facts? Ask Tyler about Jurassic Park.

Favorite Exercise: Power Clean
Favorite Sport:
Olympic Weightlifting