Hoover Location

Hoover Location

|  The Facility

The Godspeed Campus was designed and built with Purpose. To equip each individual with the educational, communication, training, and recovery tools to help each individual achieve their fitness and athlete performance goals.

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I have found the last year and a half at Godspeed to be an exciting adventure of learning and taking fitness to a whole new level.


Sandy Murphy
Godspeed Active Life Athlete

|  The Coaches

Lance Rhodes

Founder / Owner

Blake Prime

Director of Active Life

Sean Thompson

Active Life Coach

Danae Lloyd ACSM CPT

Active Life Coach

Jeffrey Stanford

Active Life Coach

Mark Green

Athlete Performance Coach

Brad Bowen NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa-SCCC, USAW-Level 1

Athlete Performance Coach

Jack Jasinkski

Athlete Performance Intern

LANCE RHODES

FOUNDER / OWNER

lance@godspeed.org | insta: @godspeedesa

 

HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL

Hoover, AL | Hoover High School

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED/GRADUATION/DEGREE

University of Alabama-Birmingham – BS (2006)

FAVORITE VERSE

“Brothers and Sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14 | NIV)

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM

All teams that have athletes who train at Godspeed and the UAB Blazers!

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2000 – Alabama – High School Player of the Year – Football – al.com
  • 2001 – Signed Letter of Intent to Arizona State University – Football
  • 2003-2005 – Letterman – University of Alabama-Birmingham (WR/QB)
  • 2000 – Alabama – 6A – Single Season Total Touchdown All-Time Leader (57)
  • 2008-09, 2012-14 – USAW National Championships & American Open Qualifier
  • 2004 – Hawaii Bowl Member of UAB only Bowl Game – 5 rec/1 TD

CERTIFICATIONS/COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • NSCA-CSCS
  • USAW – Advanced Sports Performance Coach
  • NCAA Athletes: 100’s of Athletes across all sports

PURPOSE OF WHY YOU ARE A COACH

God created the human body with a tremendous ability to adapt. As a high-school athlete desiring to get faster, quicker and more explosive, a passion sparked in me to learn and educate myself on the ability of the human body to respond to stress, especially within the context of human performance. As I progressed into college academia and athletics, my physical skills became secondary to my desire to understand how the human organism through training stresses altered itself to better respond to the affecting stressor. While at UAB, one of my Professors, Dr. Gary Hunter (UAB –Distinguished Professor in Exercise Science), encouraged further reading in weightlifting mechanics, power output, sports physiology and testing. After graduating in 2006, I began to take my education in Exercise Science and apply my understanding on how the Human Body adapts to training.

BLAKE PRIME

Director of Active Life

blake@godspeed.org | insta: @godspeedcrossfit

 

HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL

Hoover, AL | Hoover High School

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED/GRADUATION/DEGREE

  • University of Alabama-Birmingham – MBA (2009)
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham – Biology (2006)

FAVORITE VERSE

“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”  (Isaiah 53:5)

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM

Boston Red Sox / Washington Redskins

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 4-year Letter Winner UAB Football
  • CrossFit Regional Competitor (individual) 2011
  • CrossFit Regional Competitor (team) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

CERTIFICATIONS/COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • USAW level 1
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFitLevel 2
  • 2017 UAB Excellence in Business Winner (Godspeed)
  • Lululemon Ambassador 2013-14
  • Crossfit Endurance

PURPOSE OF WHY YOU ARE A COACH

As Christians we are called to model our daily walk to emulate that of Christ. Each day provides us with a new opportunity to grow in our Faith through our walk with Him. One thing that is evident all throughout scripture is our call to disciple. The word disciple means to teach,and I have found a deep correlation with the word disciple and my job as a coach. Coaching is a transformational process that allows individuals to redirect behavior and support change, helping them discover a better way and move forward in their lives. At Godspeed this parallels with our mission to improve individuals Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength. Helping individuals set, reach, and surpass their goals is a true passion of mine and something that I am blessed to be a part of every day at Godspeed. I absolutely love coming to work each and every day, challenging our clients to discover true strengths on our journey together. Here at Godspeed we have more than just a gym, we have a family, and that holds special meaning in my heart.

SEAN THOMPSON

Active Life Coach

sean@godspeed.org

 

HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL

Hoover, AL | Spain Park High School

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED/GRADUATION/DEGREE

Samford University – Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine (2012)

FAVORITE VERSE

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND/ACHIEVEMENTS

College Athlete: Football, 2011 Team Captain

CERTIFICATIONS/COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

American Sport and Fitness Certification

PURPOSE OF WHY YOU ARE A COACH

I coach to aid in improving people lives. The mom who can’t get down on the floor and play with her kids because she has knee pain due to being 50 pounds overweight. The husband that works long hours but doesn’t have the energy to put time and attention into his marriage, due to the fact he hasn’t worked out in years. I don’t coach people so they can hit new PR’s or take home the gold medal in a local competition. I coach people so they can live the life they truly want to without any physical limitations. Once they realize they can change physically, then they have the confidence and the courage to change spiritually. That is the reason why coach.

DANAE LLOYD ACSM CPT

Active Life Coach

danae@godspeed.org | insta: @danae.llyod

 

HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL

Abington, MA | South Shore Christian Academy

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED/GRADUATION/DEGREE

University of Massachusetts Boston – BS in Exercise & Health Science

FAVORITE VERSE

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16 | ESV)

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM

New England Patriots

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • High school softball
  • High school basketball
  • High school varsity soccer

CERTIFICATIONS/COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

ACSM CPT

PURPOSE OF WHY YOU ARE A COACH

As a believer and a young coach in the ever-expanding fitness industry, I have found wisdom in 1 Timothy 4:12. To be a coach is to spur others on toward excellence through my own passion for exercise so that they can walk out of a grueling training session with a smile on their face and pursue the same kind of excellence in other areas of their lives. My words should direct and encourage, my actions should reflect integrity, and my attitude should be full of compassion because that’s what Jesus did for me. I coach because God gave me the desire and prepared me to do so, and I don’t want to waste what He has given me.

JEFFREY STANFORD

Active Life Coach

jeffrey@godspeed.org | insta: @jeffstanford31

 

HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL

Birmingham, AL | Westminster School at Oak Mountain

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED/GRADUATION/DEGREE

  • Auburn University – Marketing
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham – Marketing, Exercise Science

FAVORITE VERSE

Acts 20:24

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM

Globo Gym Purple Cobras

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Basketball All-County Team 2011
  • High school track
  • 4-year letterman in baseball
  • High school soccer

CERTIFICATIONS/COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • TRX Level 1
  • HITT Combat Fitness Instructor Level 1 & 2
  • Crossfit Level 1 Seminar
  • USAW Level 1

PURPOSE OF WHY YOU ARE A COACH

As a follower of Christ, I am first and foremost called to serve. I believe that in the arena of coaching, I am best equipped to serve and positively invest in the lives of others. I genuinely find joy in helping and seeing someone achieve their personal goals.

MARK GREEN

Athlete Performance Coach

mark@godspeed.org | insta: @mark_green_23

 

HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL

Birmingham, AL | Oak Mountain High School

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED/GRADUATION/DEGREE

The University of Mobile – BS in Human Performance & Exercise Science (2018)

FAVORITE VERSE

1st Timothy 4:6-16

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM

Manchester City

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 4-year Oak Mountain High School varsity soccer player
  • 4-year colligate soccer player

PURPOSE OF WHY YOU ARE A COACH

I coach because I have the knowledge to instill a mindset into people that gives them the ability to change their life. I have watched Lance Rhodes, owner of Godspeed Elite Sports Academy, coach with passion and heart for the past seven years. He started a fire inside of me to understand the body and the many different mechanisms that make it up. As my coaching career begins, it is my goal to help others understand that we train for a higher purpose. I want to create an atmosphere that challenges athletes to become better on and off the field by pursuing Christ first and foremost. Helping athletes become stronger, faster, and more powerful is just a bonus to what I do as a coach. Godspeed has given me the platform to live this dream out and for that I am so grateful.

BRAD BOWEN NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa-SCCC, USAW-Level 1

Athlete Performance Coach

brad@godspeed.org

 

HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL

Gardendale, AL | Gardendale High School

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED/GRADUATION/DEGREE

  • Auburn University – BS in Fitness Conditioning & Performance
  • Auburn University – M.Ed. in Adult Education, Minor in Sports Management

FAVORITE VERSE

Romans 8:37-39

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM

Auburn Tigers & Atlanta Braves

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 3 years high school state qualifying wrestler
  • Competed in high school cross country and baseball
  • Competitive Olympic weightlifter

CERTIFICATIONS/COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • NSCA – CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
  • CSCa – SCCC (Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified)
  • USAW – Level 1 (Sports Performance Coach)
  • Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (Auburn University, 2016-2018)
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (Auburn University, 2018-2019)

PURPOSE OF WHY YOU ARE A COACH

I coach because I learned a lot about myself and about life through athletics. I believe I can serve God and love others through providing athletes the same guidance I have received from sports though athletic performance training.

Jack Jasinkski

Athlete Performance Intern

info@godspeed.org

 

PURPOSE OF WHY YOU ARE A COACH

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