NSCA’s Rocky Mountain Region

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  • NSCA’s Rocky Mountain Region
    NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state level. NSCA’s Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state directors. Members in the Rocky Mountain Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.
  • States/Provinces in this Region: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah

    Upcoming Events: The NSCA hosts state, regional, and provincial events throughout the year - Learn More!

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    Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator: Rachel Larson, MS, CSCS
    Contact: rmlarson11@gmail.com

    Rachel LarsonRachel Larson is an Instructor in the Exercise and Wellness program at Arizona State University, where she teaches muscular strength and exercise prescription courses.  Larson has been involved in the field of strength and conditioning for over 12 years.  Throughout her career she has instructed on theory and practice of strength and conditioning at Grand Canyon University (GCU), Mesa Community College, and Chandler Gilbert Community College (CGCC).  Larson has also trained a myriad of athletes and over the past few years has focused on her work as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for CGCC Fire Academy while also working with GCU Rugby and Tempe Rugby Team.  

    Watch a welcome video from the Regional Coordinators here.

    Arizona
    State Director: Joseph Marsit, MS, CSCS
    Contact: jmarsitxlr8@yahoo.com
      

    Joe Marsit ArizonaJoe Marsit received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Penn State University and his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Appalachian State University. Marsit is currently the Undergraduate Degree Coordinator for the Exercise and Wellness program at Arizona State University and teaches in their new Strength and Conditioning Specialist concentration. Over his career, he has served as a sports performance coach at Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University, and as the Sports Performance Director for Velocity Sports Performance in Scottsdale, Arizona before becoming a lecturer at Arizona State University.

    Colorado
    State Director: Brian Gearity, PhD, CSCS,*D
    Contact: brian.gearity@du.edu
     

    Brian Gearity ColoradoBrian Gearity is Director and Professor of the Master of Arts in Sport Coaching program at the University of Denver. As a strength and conditioning coach, Gearity has worked with athletes of all levels and abilities from 6 year old gymnasts to 40+ year old professionals. Gearity is the Editor-in-Chief for the NSCA’S NSCA Coach and serves on the Editorial Board for the Strength and Conditioning Journal.

    New Mexico
    State Director: Lawrence Herrera, CSCS
    Contact: lawrenceherrera33@gmail.com
     

    Lawrence Herrera 2Lawrence Herrera is the Founder and Director of Human Performance for LH Performance. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Herrera currently serves as the New Mexico State Director for the NSCA. He has helped thousands of recreational and professional athletes achieve their goals since 2003. He consults for Nike, one of the largest sports and fitness companies in the world. In 2017, Herrera was nominated for Trainer of the Year at the World MMA Awards. He holds an undergraduate degree in exercise science and is currently working on his Master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of New Mexico.

    Utah
    State Director: Cody Lockling, MS, CSCS, USAW, USATF
    Contact: codylockling@gmail.com

    Cody LocklingCody Lockling is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Utah, where he is responsible for the athletic development of the Women’s Soccer, Softball, and Men’s Golf programs. In addition to his role in the physical training of the above mentioned sports programs, Cody serves as Internship Director for Olympic Sports. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science and his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology through the University of Utah.