Athletic development specialists dedicated to the art and science of excellence in movement


Allan Phillips

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Allan Phillips is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and co-owner of Pike Athletics.  A former college golfer at Emory University, Allan was later introduced to triathlon more than a decade ago while in law school in San Diego.  He has since become a USA Triathlon Level I Coach and a Level II Coach with the American Swimming Coaches Association.  

Not limited to the endurance sport world, Allan has pursued additional education with the leading methodologies in the strength community.  He is a certified kettlebell instructor and bodyweight instructor with StrongFirst.  He is also certified in the Functional Movement Screen and with Titleist Performance Institute.   

Allan and Pike Athletics are staunch advocates for disabled athletes and the Paralympic movement.  His Paralympic athletes have won multiple national championships and represented the United States in several international competitions, including the 2012 London Paralympic Games. 

Allan has written extensively in the strength and conditioning field.  In 2013, he coauthored the Swimming Science Troubleshooting System.  He is a weekly contributor for the Swimming Science website and is an Editor of the Swimming Science Research Review.   His work has also been featured by Sports Rehab Expert, StrengthCoach.com, Functional Movement Systems, Swimmer Magazine, Swim Swam News, The Active Network, and Livestrong.  

In addition to his competitive background in triathlon and running, Allan is a top ranked player on the Speedgolf International Tour.

  • Strongfirst Level II Kettlebell Instructor (SFG) and Strongfirst Bodyweight Instructor (SFB)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F)
  • Functional Movement Screen Specialist
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Level 2
  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Level 1
  • American Swimming Coaches Association, Level 2
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer

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Katherine Phillips

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With more than twenty years of national and international competitive experience as a gymnast, runner, and triathlete, Katherine offers her athletes an umatched commitment to excellence.  She holds an undergraduate degree from California State University at San Marcos, where she competed on the track and field and cross country teams under Steve Scott, former American record holder in the mile. 

Katherine has served as assistant coach for track and field and cross country at Johns Hopkins University and Central Arizona College.  At the collegiate level, she has coached multiple national championship qualifiers in both distance and sprint events. In addition to coaching with Pike Athletics, Katherine has served as a Consultant to USA Paralympic Cycling and the USA Triathon Collegiate Development Program. Katherine is presently enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Southern California University of Health Sciences and is pursuing a diplomate in clinical neurology through the Carrick Institute.  

As an athlete Katherine represented the United States at two International Triathlon Union (ITU) Junior World Triathlon Championships.  She has captured both overall and age group titles USA Triathlon's Aquathlon National Championship and is a member of Team USA for the ITU Aquathlon World Championships.  Additionally, Katherine has coached her childhood sport of gymnastics and served as a volunteer coach for Better Than Ever (the running group at the Arizona Cancer Center).  A former Level 10 gymnast, Katherine has also trained and competed in masters diving.  

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Functional Movement Screen Specialist
  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach, Level 1
  • USA Triathlon Certified Youth and Junior Coach
  • USA Track and Field Certified Coach, Level 1
  • USA Cycling Certified Coach, Level 3
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Level 1
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer