Owner, Head Coach
Favorite Workout: “Death by Back Squat” and anything involving heavy deadlifts.
Favorite Meal: Meat, Eggs, and Potatoes
Specialties: Powerlifting, Strongman, Middle Distance and Sprint Running, Strength and Size Gain, Tactical Performance.
Bio: A former Army officer, Rich graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009. He served five years in the Infantry, completing Air Assault, Airborne, and Ranger Schools as well as a combat tour to Afghanistan, where he led over 120 dismounted patrols and earned the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge. After his service, Rich obtained his Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the NSCA and his Master’s Degree from Arizona State University. While he continues to train the tactical community, he has also worked with numerous amateur and professional athletes including record-holding powerlifters, beach volleyball players, and multiple NFL players. Rich has been published in NSCA Coach and currently serves on the NSCA Arizona State Advisory Board. He is the founder, owner, and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Liberty Performance Training in Phoenix, Arizona.
Colton served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years immediately after graduating high school. While enlisted, he found his love for strength training which led to him pursuing his Bachelors Degree in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State and acquiring his CSCS from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is an avid practitioner and coach of Olympic lifting, seeing firsthand the way they augmented his performance while playing rugby for 6 years. Colton has experience working in the corporate wellness field, where he confronted numerous issues and improved his coaching skills with a huge variety of people. He is currently pursuing entry into a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and has ambitions to provide futuristic health solutions to the American populace.
Sports Massage Therapist
Bio: Quinn Schoenewald is one of the top sports massage therapists in the state of Arizona. He is certified and licensed in many different advanced massage techniques, which have helped enhance recovery time. Quinn has worked with numerous professional athletes, entertainers, media personalities, and coaches over his young career including Tyrann Mathieu (NFL), Adrian Wilson (NFL), Anaso Jobodwana (Olympics), Giles Smith (USA Swimming), and Johnny “Hollywood” Case (UFC).
Testimonial: “I felt like a new man after that session. Definitely feeling better.” – Arizona Cardinals Tyrann Mathieu while rehabbing torn ACL
Bio: Caitlin comes from an athletic background, having competed in track and field, soccer, and volleyball. She fell in love with bodybuilding back in 2016 and is now a nationally qualified competitor. She is excited to share her love for fitness and help as many people as possible achieve true mental and physical transformation.
Social Media and Marketing Representative
Bio: Nick graduated from Lake Erie College in 2011. He was involved in Strength and Conditioning in the private sector before he began working in high school and youth sports. Nick now helps small companies in business development by improving their digital presence and evaluating strategic partnership opportunities. When he is not working or watching sports, you can find Nick in the weight room. He lifts 3-4 times per week and is thrilled to join the Liberty Performance Training team.
"Rich is the most attentive trainer I have worked with. He helped me well beyond my expectations!"Josh L. - "