Is a sport and fitness coach. After not being involved in sports throughout middle or high school Jason became a first-time athlete in college. Through hard work and determination he became a long-distance runner for a Division 1 university, UT San Antonio.
This truly changed his life as he experienced first-hand the power of what improving your fitness can do for you. While in college it improved his intellectual performance (full-scholarship+stipend), self-esteem and yes his physique.
And now his mission is help others experience their own peak fitness.
He started coaching middle school through college athletes in 2000. Later Jason went on to work for a commercial gym, where he helped many with losing weight and running faster 5Ks to half-marathons.
Getting back to his roots Jason opened up Octane Athletic Performance, a fitness and sport training facility, for everyday people like us and athletes alike. Most are helped with the Strong in 7 or Fit in 50 weight loss programs.
Octane’s athletic programs focus on improving sport performance through developing speed, strength and injury prevention.
With a strong familial background of diabetes Jason has created fitness programs for the American Diabetes Association camp Power-Up, which helps improve fitness levels for at-risk youth Type 2 diabetes.
In addition Jason has contributed on the San Antonio Mayor’s fitness council.
Jason has also spoken to the San Antonio Business Journal on how to increase corporate wellness culture.
Speaking and writing
Jason has presented in person everywhere from local events to national conferences. He is also a sought after speaker on podcasts where he speaks about weight loss and sport performance.
He is a contributing fitness writer for San Antonio Magazine, The Washington Post, fitness expert advisor for San Antonio Business Journal and also CBS’s local show Great Day San Antonio.
His education and certifications include a B.S. in Biology, NSCA-CSCS, USA track and field, EXOS Mentorship, EXOS 0.1 difference certification and neuro-linguistic practitioner.
He is here for the long haul, ladies and gentlemen.
Jesse Medellin is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio. He served as an intern in the athletic department at UTSA before being hired as their undergraduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2011. Jesse has experience training athletes of all ages and skill levels, from youth football to intercollegiate athletics.
His training philosophy emphasizes ground based compound movements to improve general physical preparedness. Jesse is currently certified through USA Weightlifting as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and is working towards a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.