Colin Moran is a fierce competitor in Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments and triathlons. He is a brown belt under Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti, as a brown belt he has medaled at Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship (3/’13) and Vegas Open (4/’13). As a triathlete, he has participated in over twenty triathlons in the past 2 years, qualifying both years for national competition. As a dedicated athlete, he realizes the importance of sport specific training and proper nutrition for achieving one's optimal athletic performance. Colin tailors performance training to an athlete's choice of sport(s) with an exercising/workout program designed specifically to target improved performance.
Kristin recently moved here from Oklahoma, where she competed for four years in varsity softball and track with two state championship appearances. She turned down several collegiate athletic scholarships for both sports to help with her family businesses. Kristin is a NSCA certified personal trainer with over four years of experience helping people from youth to adult reach their athletic or wellness goals. She specializes in weight loss management, general fitness, functional strength training, corrective exercise, sports performance training, nutrition and body sculpting. In addition to private and semi-private personal training, Kristin also teaches Sports performance, Kids fitness and Bridal Bootcamp classes!
Jason Colleran is an exercise professional with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has been involved in sports all of his life, having played professional baseball and has earned gold and silver medals in several national grappling tournaments including NAGA, US Grappling, Copa America, and recently won the advanced super heavyweight division of Grapplers Quest. He also has one amateur kickboxing match to his name with a first round knockout victory. Jason brings his lifelong enthusiasm and experience to practice in his labor of love, the Elite Edge Training Center. At Elite Edge Jason brings his sought after experience in MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) to the public at large, in addition to professional and aspiring athletes. He has trained and rehabbed clients who have been in the NFL, MLB and the UFC and his experiences have taken him to many of the top sports performance centers across the country to practice his trade. Jason has worked with a range of clients from the nine-year-old aspiring gymnast to the likes of Charles Barkley and rising UFC star Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. MAT is one of the most advanced modalities in the world for the neuromuscular system, and is an essential part of training for amateur, Olympic and professional athletes worldwide. Elite Edge Training Center is the primary source for this cutting edge technique in the Southeastern United States. Jason first became involved with MAT when his professional sports career was cut short by a severe hamstring tear; this sudden life changing experience had him questioning why athletes break down after years of preparation and training for their particular sport. After researching and engaging in many treatment methods Jason found Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques to be the only modality which addressed the cause of the problem and wasn’t simply a post injury treatment method; MAT can be used for injury prevention as well as post injury rehabilitation. Jason currently uses MAT to help athletes and other people in need of rehabilitation to function more efficiently, prevent injuries and excel pain-free at whichever daily activity or sport is primary in their day-to-day lives. Currently Jason is enrolled in the Tom Purvis Resistance Training Specialist mastery level class which heavily emphasizes the precision of resistance and exercise mechanics; which along with equipment analysis enables the most organic, progressive and strategic training experience catered to every individual client’s needs.
Dr. James Soetebeer began training with his older brothers in the martial arts 28 years ago and never lost his passion. Over the years, James has had the privilege of studying many different styles while always keeping the mind of a student, searching for new knowledge, wisdom and skills. He has earned black belts in several arts including Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo Karate and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He has also trained in depth in Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Kali, Silat, Judo, Sambo, Greco and Freestyle Wrestling with many national and world champions. Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu has taken James Soetebeer on a journey that began in 1993. He started his training in a Relson Gracie affiliated school near Detroit, Michigan. At that time he was teaching Kenpo Karate, which is a blend of Kung Fu, Karate, Kali and Lua (Hawaiian tribal art). He was also working security at a rough nightclub and had plenty of opportunities to use his new grappling skills in brawls that rivaled any from the movie Roadhouse. In 1995 James had his first bareknuckle vale tudo match in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He won that fight but realized he could not make a career out of fighting at that time as the bouts were not sanctioned and the payouts did not even cover his medical bills so he decided to go to college. Since that time, James has had the pleasure of training with many great teachers and learned the multiple sides of Jiu-Jitsu including Gi (uniform) techniques, luta livre (No-Gi), self defense techniques, mixed martial arts and vale tudo (anything goes). After 14 years of being humbled on the mat, James finally received his black belt in 2007 from Professor Kazeka Muniz who is a 3rd degree black belt under Master Carlos Gracie, Jr. At Elite Edge, he teaches Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling for mixed martial arts, self defense and just for fun. It is a great way to make friends, learn self control, patience, confidence and humility.
Mike Alvarado recently joined the Elite Edge team as an instructor for fitness kickboxing and speed and agility classes. Mike has more than 20 years experience working in the fitness industry as an instructor and fitness consultant. Mike’s unique approach to fitness kickboxing combines strength and conditioning with Muay Thai techniques. His speed and agility classes utilize plyometrics, light weight training, agility and speed drills to deliver a dynamic and challenging workout. Additionally, Mike has been an amateur MMA fighter for the last 6 years. He has trained at some of the best schools that Atlanta has to offer, with many of the top local professional MMA fighters and under the tutelage of world champion Muay Thai fighters, boxers, and BJJ practitioners. His strength as a striker enables him to offer coaching to members that are interested in improving their striking skills. Mike’s goal is to implement a team training program that will build a strong fight team that regularly participates in BJJ and MMA competitions. Mike is committed to the health and well being of Elite Edge’s members. Whether you join Elite Edge to learn mixed martial arts or simply wish to get in better shape, Mike will work with you to build a lifestyle plan that will help you achieve your fitness goals.