We had the good fortune of connecting with Brian Jordan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brian, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Strong Work Ethic
Connecting with people
Attention to Details
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I grew up in a small rural town on the coast of Maine. My father was a lobster fisherman, so finances were lean at times. While I did have a great childhood growing up in Maine, I knew at an early age that I wanted to go and do different things with my life. So my first opportunity came by way of attending Springfield College. I was fortunate to be able to play baseball during my time at Springfield and graduate with a degree in Applied Exercise Science.
Once my collegiate athletic career ended, I wasn’t sure what my career path looked like but what I did know was that I wanted use my degree to stay involved in athletics. So, I was able to do several strength and conditioning internships. One was at the United States Naval Academy and the other was with the Detroit Tigers Professional Baseball Organization. From those opportunities and experiences, I found my passion to help train and develop athletes. Fortunately, I then was given the opportunity to become the Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator as well as go onto be the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Colorado Rockies. A time span that covered 15 years with the organization.
While I thoroughly enjoyed my time in professional baseball, the demands of that job was not conducive to raising a young family. So in 2014, I decided to start my own sports performance training business called Elite Peak 303. I wanted to be able to help train and develop young athletes here locally in Colorado. Today, I’m proud to say that we are living the mission to help young athletes of all ages, gender and sports. We train and develop youth, high school, college and professional athletes. Our nearly 7,000 square foot facility conveniently located just outside Denver, has a weight room and recovery area; open turf space for sprinting and agility training; and two retractable batting cages for baseball and softball athletes.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Summertime -Concert at Red Rocks or Fiddlers Green
-Brunch at Breakfast on Broadway Cafe
-Lunch at Las Potrancas Mexican Restaurant
-Paddle boarding at Bear Creek Lake Park
-Dinner at Shells and Sauce
-Golf at Arrowhead Golf Course
-Garden of the Gods
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My wife and kids for their love and support. The Colorado Rockies Organization and NSF for the opportunity grow, lead and learn.