MEET OUR TEAM

WE KNOW ATHLETES

Athletic Republic’s certified performance trainers have the passion and sports-science knowledge to safely improve your athleticism. Our performance trainers are constantly furthering our proven methods to help athletes reach their goals.  Because we believe developing athletes is best done in small groups, we provide a trainer-to-athlete ratio of 1:5.  This allows the trainer to customize a program for each athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses.

Kyle Ballew

Lead Trainer


Kyle comes to Athletic Republic’s Park City center by way of the University of South Dakota, where he obtained both a BS and an MA in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Science. His experience includes work as a fitness trainer, and as a strength and conditioning coach for cross-country and track and field athletes. In fact, he is an accomplished pole vaulter, having earned a Junior National Champion title in the pole vault in 2010. Kyle is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with NCSA and a Level 1 USA Track and Field coach.

Liz Myers
Sports Performance Trainer


Liz graduated with a Kinesiology degree and a concentration in exercise science from James Madison University. Liz has experienced performance training as an soccer and snowsports athlete, and as a strength and conditioning intern. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with CSCS, and specializes in resistance strength training, core development, and peak conditioning. Liz has been training clients for over 5 years focusing on individual and group training, boxing fitness classes, yoga, and athletic performance training. When Liz is not in the training center, she enjoys playing in the trees, and action sports like mountain biking, rock climbing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and freeskiing.      

Taylor Fletcher
Sports Performance Trainer, Sponsored Athlete  


Born in Steamboat Springs, CO, Taylor learned to ski early and was active in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club by the age of four. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, he became involved in the sport of Nordic Combined. He progressed to the point where, in 2009, Taylor was named to the Nordic Combined National team, and after successes on the World Cup circuit, he was named to the 2010 Winter Olympic Team in Vancouver, Canada. With a number of podiums under his belt, he continues to race on the World Cup circuit. When he’s not traveling for races or training, he will be working with young athletes at Athletic Republic. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and golfing.

Jack Drain
Sports Performance Trainer  


Jack graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, where he competed in downhill mountain biking with multiple National Championship podiums. Upon the end of his time at University, Jack decided to pursue his first love of football with the official East-West CFL (Canadian Football League) tryouts, which ended in finalist honors after running a 4.55 40 yard dash and holding his own against other D1 athletes. Jack continues to race downhill mountain bikes with the aim of making it to World Championships this year in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada. When he is not traveling to races, he will be working with athletes at Athletic Republic. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, and surfing.

Kasey Janes

Sports Performance Intern

Kasey is currently a student at the University of Utah working on a Kinesiology major with a minor in Nutrition. During her last year at Park City High School, she attended Athletic Republic to help her achieve her exercise and fitness goals. Kasey is a 3rd degree black belt, so when she’s not studying or working with athletes at Athletic Republic, she can be found teaching at Bobby Lawrence Karate in Park City.