MEET THE TEAM OF BREAKAWAY SPORT

JEFF TEACH

Co-owner/Head Strength & Conditioning Coach/NSCA-CSCS, Kettlebell & CrossFit Certified
While at the University of Illinois Jeff was a two time ALL American in Track and Field and earned four Big Ten Championships as a shot putter. After college he trained at the Olympic Training Center, for the 1996 Olympics. Jeff made it to the trials, but a shoulder injury prevented him from making the team. Since then he directed his career towards Personal Training as a strength and conditioning coach at George Mason University with a major focus on injury prevention and recovery.

Still very competitive he cycles as a Category 3 road racer, and NORBA Sport Level/Clydesdale Mountain Bike Racer. He has run the Marine Corps Marathon 3:05 and Boston Marathon 3:16.

He is known as a silent but scary trainer. NEVER make the mistake of telling Jeff a workout was easy.

On his days off you’ll find him with Christa and their son Gordon and twin girls Eleni & Zephera. He loves camping or looking for serenity in a fly-fishing rod.


CHRISTA DALAKIS

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Christa was a two sport division I scholarship athlete in Women’s Fast-pitch Softball and Women’s Volleyball at George Mason University. After graduating she played with the Connecticut Brakettes, a semi-pro team.

In August 2002 Christa made the Greek National Softball Team which won GOLD at the 2003 European Championships B-Pool. In 2004 she was selected to be an alternate and assistant coach for the team at the OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES in Athens, Greece. In 2005 she helped the team win an A Pool Silver at the European Championships.

In the gym Christa is known for her sarcasm and her ability to ‘Christa’ people. To be Christa’d is to suddenly find yourself doing something you had no intention of doing. Not a bad trick for a trainer!

Christa enjoys spending her time off with Jeff and their son Gordon and twin girls Eleni & Zephera. She loves anything to do with being out doors.

 


CHRIS HEETER

Strength & Conditioning Coach – NASM/USAW Certified

Chris has been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach since 2007. He graduated with a diploma in Personal Training and Nutrition from the National Personal Training Institute in Vienna, VA. He is certified by NASM, is a USAW Level One Sports Performance Coach and certified in CPR. He is always looking for new ways to challenge himself and his clients.

Chris was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at The Heights School in Potomac, MD before becoming an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Georgetown University in 2011.

He still enjoys competing in lacrosse and several sports including basketball, golf and bowling (yes he is on a bowling team). Chris currently trains in power lifting but enjoys all strength sports including weightlifting and strongman.

When Chris is not training he can be found enjoying the outdoors with his black lab or following the every move of the Washington Redskins and the rest of Washington, DC’s professional sports teams. Not only will Chris break you down physically with a good workout, but his positivism and enthusiasm will build you back up-he also holds a pretty good conversation so workouts never get boring.


CLAY WENTE

Strength & Conditioning Coach – NASM/Eleiko Strength Coach/CROSSFIT Certified 

Clay was born and raised in Reston. He grew up playing ice hockey and was recruited for junior hockey at the age of 15. Clay then went to play in top leagues in Ontario and the US. He then went on to play at Liberty University.

Clay now teaches hockey part-time as well as trains at BREAKAWAY. He is certified through NASM and is CPR certified.

Clay still competes in recreational adult hockey and loves to push heavy weight around. In his free time he loves to travel and spend time with family. He is a great conversationalist, but don’t think you will sit around drinking coffee and chatting as he also likes to push in the work outs!



HECTOR FELICIANO

Strength & Conditioning Coach – NASM Certified

Hector was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he started playing basketball at an early age. In college, Hector played at Christopher Newport University (CNU) where he coached basketball camps/clinics, and worked in the school’s fitness center helping athletes train for their respective seasons.

Hector has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. He’s a Certified Personal Trainer though the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He has taught after school basketball classes through Montgomery Sports Association (MSA) and has coached young athletes through Byron Mouton’s Elite Basketball League (EBL). Hector also serves as a Performance Trainer coaching athletes of all ages through strength, speed, agility, and quickness training.

During your work out with Hector, you’ll find yourself carrying a full out conversation with him, but don’t be confused he’s still counting your reps (though sometimes you may hear him counting in Spanish), and making sure you’re getting it done! Hector enjoys spending time with his wife Kathryn, reading, and meeting new people!


TYLER QUINN

Strength & Conditioning Coach – ACE Certified 

Tyler holds a BS in Kinesiology with focus in physical education from Shenandoah University. While at Shenandoah Tyler played lacrosse as the starting goalie, that special kind of crazy it takes to be a goalie. After college Tyler accepted a physical education job in Norfolk, VA at a small private school teaching elementary and middle school. When he decided that was not the right fit for him he came back up to northern Virginia and began personal training at 24 hour fitness before joining the BREAKAWAY team.
Tyler spends his days not at BREAKAWAY substitute teaching for Loudoun County. He is high energy and likes to have some fun in his workouts!