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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #258: Derek Wohlers "Is Your Foundation Rock or Sand"


Derek Wohlers holds professional certifications as a personal trainer, sports medicine specialist and is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SCS). Prior to opening Life Performance Enhancement, Derek was an educator, coach, trainer and consultant working for athletic programs at the high school and university levels, sport instruction organizations and college recruiting businesses. An expert in human performance, in addition to his private clients, he has trained professional athletes in the MLB, NCAA, NAIA, USA Track and Field, and PGA.​

Derek has completed specialized continuing educational courses in: • Shoulder Performance • Weight Training for Weight Loss • Optimal Muscle Training • Strength Training Past 50 • Focus on Health, Fitness, & Body Composition • Performance Nutrition • Beginning Strength Training for Kids Private Gym in Upland, CA Private Training Facility Private Training Facility in Upland, CA Private Training Facility Private Gym for individuals and small groups Private Training Facility He is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association and the International Fitness Professionals Association. He coaches and consults for the Baseball Factory, a preparation program for college baseball players.

Derek currently oversees the pitching and performance training regimen at Bonita High School in La Verne, California. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, he competed as a member of the Cougars baseball program. Derek began his coaching career at his alma matter where he served as pitching coach and oversaw the year-round strength and conditioning regimen for five seasons. During his tenure there, the program made back-to-back appearances in the college world series in 2007 and 2008. Derek will complete his Masters in Theology degree from Veritas Evangelical Seminary. Derek and his wife Ericka attend Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Life Performance Academy.

  • His evaluation process.

  • What Seminary can teach you about being a S&C.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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