Meet the Team

Our Age Performance Specialists are educated and experienced to work only with older adults. Each trainer is instructed in the Age Performance methods which ensure a safe, challenging and comprehensive program to achieve optimal results.

Paul Holbrook, MA, CSCS

Paul Holbrook, MA, CSCS

Paul has a Masters degree in Gerontology from the Fischer Institute for Wellness at Ball State University. He worked as an intern at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University under the direction of Dr. Maria Fiatarone and Dr. Miriam Nelson. In addition, Paul also studied the social and psychological aspects on aging in relation to health. He was involved in increasing muscle strength and mass through resistance training in older adults at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, in Boston, MA.

Paul is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has worked as a personal trainer for over 20 years with over 40,000 personal training hours. He is also certified in the Functional Movement Screen. Paul is also on the advisory board for the Functional Aging Instutute. Paul has been a Zen practitioner for 20 years and is currently working toward his Big Mind Zen certification from Zen Master Genpo Roshi.

In 2005, Paul founded Age Performance which is a human performance training center for adults 50 plus where he develops comprehensive strength training programs to improve their physical function and human performance. Paul gives frequent seminars and workshops on older adult physical performance at fitness centers and senior housing developments. He currently competes in Master Track and Field meets participating sprints. He won three gold medals and one silver medal at the Intermountain Masters Track and Field meet in Colorado in 2008. He currently medals in the Huntsman World Senior Games in the 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m track events. Paul is married with two children.

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Brian DeedeeBrian Deede, MA, CSCS, USAW

Brian has over fifteen years of teaching and coaching experience. He has spent thousand’s of hours honing the cerebral and physical talents of high school student-athletes in the upper Mid-West. After a brief sojourn selling medical devices in the Trans-Mississippi West he realized his true calling: encouraging people to be active stakeholders in their own wellness.

Brian grew up near Milwaukee, WI and was fortunate to earn a football scholarship playing NCAA Division 1 football. When he is not at Age Performance, Brian is carting his children to too many activities he loves to attend.

Bret LucasBret Lucas, ACE, CPT

Bret has twelve years of experience as a personal trainer, including eleven years at the wellness center in Arlington Heights, Illinois. After graduating from college with a degree in the arts, he renewed his interest in athletic pursuits that he first developed in his cross country and track. Over the years Bret has finished 6 Ironmans, including the 2012 Ironman Canada in Penticton, British Columbia. He has competed in many marathons in many locales (Chicago, Indiana, Cincinnati, Wisconsin and New York) and will be competing in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon this spring. He has also enjoyed touring the United States and Canada by bike.

As a triathlete, Bret has developed many exercise classes specifically directed toward triathlons; he has headed race-training classes and running classes and has led a Master-swim program. He has also trained many people interested in losing weight and getting in better physical shape and has inspired them to improve their fitness-lifestyles. Not only have many met their goals, but many have developed an interest in an athletic pursuit and/or discovered a life-long way to live a healthy life. As a trainer Bret has taken a special interest in joint stability and proper joint function. Bret has experience training people of all ages and abilities and loves to help people discover their capabilities.

Bret relocated to Salt lake city in 2013 in order to live near the mountains and enjoy the outdoors.

Mike BrownMike Brown, BS

Mike has spent the past decade splitting time between coaching in the gym and on the field. After earning his B.S. from the University of Utah in 2009, he began coaching under world renowned strength coach, Dan John. Mike believes that training should support the activities and lifestyle you love. His primary goal is to provide you with the tools, path, and knowledge to take control of your own health and fitness journey.

Mike’s philosophy is based on improving joint mobility and increasing lean muscle through the progressive mastery of fundamental human movements. Each day you will strive to move well. Once you move well you will want to move more often. Most importantly, training will be FUN!

Eleni SaltasEleni Saltas, BS, ACSM

Eleni has always been physically active, competing in sports and races her entire life. Her interest in physical health led her to pursue a degree in Exercise Sports Science, graduating from the University of Utah in 2014. While still in school, Eleni interned at Age Performance, and grew so fond of the unique training offered here that she turned her internship into a job, and now has been working as an Age Performance specialist since 2014.

Eleni sees first hand the importance of the work she and the other Age Performance trainers do with every client each day. Eleni's philosophy is to improve the quality of daily living through mobility, strength, and overall mental wellbeing. She knows every client is unique in what their body needs, and gives clients with what they need first as well as what they want, and while working together each goal will be met. Eleni wants to help YOU move better so you can move more often outside of the gym. And you will!

Bryn BinghamBryn Bingham, BS, CSCS

Bryn has worked in the health and exercise industry for over 16 years. Coaching and training is a huge passion of hers. Bryn has a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Utah State University where she played on and assisted coached the USU Womens’ Rugby team. Bryn began her studies at the University of Utah where she played Division One soccer and received Academic All-Conference honors.

Bryn is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve the highest level of functioning and well-being. Bryn works with clients of all abilities and focuses on helping her clientele achieve their ultimate lifestyle goals through proper movement and exercise. Functional training, injury rehabilitation, weight management, muscular balance and postural correction are some of Bryn’s areas of expertise. Bryn enjoys helping her clients improve their functional movement and strength so they can pursue their passions outside of the gym.

Bryn is an avid mountain biker and skier. She likes to spend her time in the outdoors with her husband, young son, and friends.


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