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Coach T


Theresa “Coach T” Pettigrew

Theresa Pettigrew, affectionately called “Coach T” by her athletes, is a veteran strength coach with over twenty years of training experience. Her passion for strength training started at a very young age lifting her older brother’s barbells and mismatched dumbbells. Her passion continued to grow and by age eighteen was working in a commercial gym as a certified trainer with a strong client following. In her tireless pursuit of education and understanding human movement, Coach T has studied under highly renowned clinicians, therapists, and strength coaches. Her many years of experience and education have allowed her the privilege of working with hundreds of clients at all levels, from youth to professional athletes. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition, and a TPI Golf Performance Coach. She has specialized training post-injury rehab and low back disorders. Coach T realized her long time dream when she started Training Ground Athletic. As the owner and head coach, she feels truly blessed to work with such a committed group of clients. Her mission is to inspire and help them become the strongest, leanest, and most conditioned versions of themselves. In her free time, she loves to research cutting edge training techniques, train with her extremely strong and supportive husband Dave, and compete in local powerlifting competitions. She likes to practice what she preaches!!!

“When you are as passionate about training and coaching as I am (and doing it for as long as I have), you develop a sense of what works and what doesn’t. You ride out the fitness trends… You see through the fads…You stick with the basic training principles that get RESULTS. As a caring coach, my single purpose revolves around my athletes getting RESULTS.” ~Coach T

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