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Founders

Coach Almon Gunter
Almon Gunter is the CEO/President of Almon Gunter Motivates, Inc. He is a highly acclaimed and sought-after motivational, inspirational speaker, author, and consultant, as well as a two-time U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier in track & field for both the ’92 and ’96 Games. He is the author of the self-help book Focus on the Final Seconds and Win the Game of Life, a how-to book on achieving both mental and physical fitness to use for success in the game of life.

As a world-class athlete, Almon ran the qualifying times to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at 200 meters. At the height of his career, Almon was ranked the 13th fastest runner in the world for 200 meters and competed internationally in over 15 countries. Almon uses his past experiences and success on the track to help others reach their maximum velocity performance in the game of life.

Coach Gunter is the conditioning coach and training consultant for many sports organizations in the Jacksonville, Florida area including: the First Coast Soccer Association; Yulee High School’s football and track teams; the Episcopal High School’s track, lacrosse, wrestling, softball and baseball teams; Stanton College Prep’s football team; the Bolles School lacrosse and girl’s soccer teams; Port St. Joe High School’s football and basketball teams; and the Chiefland High School’s football team. Coach Gunter also conducts NFL Draft Day Combine training programs. Some of the notable elite athletes who have been trained under Gunter are Carli Lloyd, Heather Mitts, Hope Solo, McCall Zerboni and Fred Funk, a PGA Senior golfer. Coach Gunter was recently hired to train the Atlanta Beat, a team in the Women’s Professional Soccer league.

Coach Gunter is a life coach that focuses on mental and physical fitness. He helps individuals to make the quantum leap both on and off the field by providing specialized instructions in back to basic independent thinking. At the heart of everything that Almon does is his passion for life. His background in training and development, senior management, and athletics provides a unique perspective on activities found in daily life. It is Almon’s belief and wish for all individuals to possess the desire, dedication, and determination to succeed in achieving their goals. His formula for success involves die-hard dedication, never-ending enthusiasm, hard work, heart and hustle, with the end result of becoming a MVP in the game of life.

Coach Eric Bass

Coach Bass holds a combined coaching and athletic career that can only be rivaled by few. He has successfully coached athletes in speed and strength training from the youth to professional levels. Many of his athletes have gone on to win national championships, Olympic medals, earned All-Pro status, gained NCAA and Hall of Fame Honors in professional football, and track and field, swimming, basketball and other sports.

As a high school athlete, Coach Bass played football and ran indoor and outdoor track for Central Bucks West High School located in Doylestown, PA. By the end of his junior football season, Bass was one of the most highly recruited running backs in the country. He chose and accepted a full athletic scholarship to Penn State University and played for Joe Paterno on two undefeated, nationally ranked teams. Bass is in the Central Bucks West High School Hall Of Fame for both athletic and coaching achievements.

His understanding of developing athletes of all ages and the art of excellence in coaching started early. As a young player, he was coached in a community that prided itself on teaching the right way to technically play sports, building a strong foundation in athletics. Under the tutelage of legendary coaches Mike Pettine, Sr. in football and Marty Stern in track & field, Bass experienced first hand the art of superior coaching. Later in his career, Bass served as an assistant coach to Stern at the college level and Pettine at the high school level and as co-director of summer football camps with coach Pettine. Stern was 6 times NCAA Coach of the Year at Villanova for track & field/cross country and Pettine is the winningest coach in Pennsylvania high school football history for the biggest schools.

Bass invented, developed and patented the Aqua Ark®, a conditioning and rehabilitation modality that revolutionized physical therapy and conditioning for both the athletic and medical arenas. Today this form of therapy can be found in every NFL training room and most major Universities, as well as numerous professional sports facilities and physical therapy centers. He is recognized and endorsed by coaches at all levels, as one of the foremost experts on strength and speed development for athletes and is a featured speaker at sports camps, colleges and clinics.

Among his many accomplishments was a six-year stint as a consultant to USA Track & Field from ’92 to ‘98, helped Senator Joe Biden in passing the Steroid Trafficking Act, helped train numerous athletes to world record performances and currently holds five Patents related to conditioning, rehabilitation and child safety.