Our Team of Experts
James Pratt is the owner of Pratt Performance Systems and has been a trainer since 2008. He graduated from Kean University with a degree in Physical Education/Adult Fitness. James started PPS in hopes of solving the issues of overpriced Personal Training and a one size fits all group class.
Trainer and Programmer
Collin graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Exercise Science in 2014. He began working at TEST sports club in the same year and was the first employee at Pratt Performance Systems in 2017. He moved into the role of PPS of Director of Programming and is an expert coach on the training floor.
Trainer and Director of Business Operations
Kyle graduated from Ramapo College of NJ with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management. Kyle played for the Florence Freedom of the Frontier Minor League Organization in 2017 and spent spring training with the Black Sox Pro Baseball Organization in 2018.
Kyle has been with Pratt Performance since 2017 and works as a Trainer and Director of Business Operations. He thoroughly enjoys the process of assisting and seeing people grow, reaching their full potential. The environment at Pratt Performance Systems creates this every single day.
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Sidney graduated college with an Athletic Training degree in 2017. She then went on to work at Kean University as an athletic trainer while receiving her Masters in Exercise Science until 2020. During this time, she interned at Pratt Performance Systems and became a full time member of the PPS team in October 2020. Sidney loves the positive impact she can make every day with all of the PPS members as she helps them reach their goals.
Trainer and Manager
Jon decided eight years into his previous career that he wanted to work in a field that he had more passion for. Despite having a young family, he took a leap of faith and quit his full-time job in 2018. He completed his personal training certification through NASM at this time.
After spending a few years in the fitness industry, Jon realized that Pratt Performance Systems had a unique product and an incredibly talented team that served people’s fitness needs better than any other gym. He has been working full-time for PPS since 2019 and loves what he does!
Jayme received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kean University in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. He has worked as a certified, licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of New Jersey for the last ten years.
Prevention and rehabilitation of injuries have been key to Jayme in developing successful programs for his student-athletes. He now gets to use those same principles of safety, hard work, and progression for every member he works with at PPS.
While his career path has changed, his passion for helping others, developing confidence, and having fun has only grown!
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Coach Chris is thrilled to collaborate with a team of exceptional trainers, considering it an honor to work alongside such talented individuals. With 11 years of experience in a physical therapy setting, Coach Chris specializes in pain management of the low back and post-back surgery programming. From conducting soccer clinics aimed at injury prevention to providing strength and conditioning support for women’s basketball teams, Coach Chris is dedicated to enriching the community with a wealth of expertise. Notably, Coach Chris has rehabilitated and trained an Olympic Judo wrestler and boasts a collegiate soccer background, having played Division 1 soccer for 2 years at Rider University.
Coach Sam feels deeply grateful and fortunate to be a part of the PPT team, attributing her rewarding journey to the supportive Pratt community. With a keen eye on growth alongside the team, Coach Sam is committed to assisting members in their endeavors to shed fat, enhance strength, and foster a love for the gym. Sporting a background in various sports like soccer, volleyball, and martial arts since childhood, Coach Sam pursued a Health Science degree from Caldwell University, graduating in ’21. Throughout her academic journey, she garnered valuable experience in Physical Therapy and furthered her expertise by obtaining certifications in Phlebotomy and Electrocardiography. A fascinating tidbit about Coach Sam: she entered the world on Halloween.
As head of marketing, Dave is in charge of spreading the good word about how we change people’s lives. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Information Systems in 2008, and got his MBA from Texas State University in 2012. While in school he fell in love with fitness and has been a trainer and gym owner until 2020 when he decided to join the Pratt team. If there’s someone on the staff that’s obsessed with note taking apps….it’s Dave.
A seasoned coach in Olympic lifting, Ana thrives on seeing individuals hit new milestones. She cherishes the rewards of her profession, from broader life achievements of her clients to leading athlete sessions. Ana is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to health and wellness and all things sleep, stress, and energetic healing!