Different Schools, Different Sports,
Different Plans, Same Goals.





Eliminate Pain and Get Back in the Game.




Get ready. Stay ready!




Train. Recover. Peak. Compete.



Work Better, Live Better, Together.




Athletes aren’t born, They’re made.



Train Together, Gain Together, Win Together.


Our Mission

Athlete Ready connects movement, strength and conditioning, and sport like no one else.

We understand an athlete’s Squat, Bench, and Power Clean numbers are supremely important to competing at their highest level. With athleticism always a priority, we also know that lifting has to translate into being  able to assume an athletic position, stop on a dime, and blow past opponents.

Our progressive, sequential and developmentally appropriate programming allows us to successfully help beginners start, and help the best compete and perform better.

Athlete Ready’s Objectives:

  • Improve Athletic Performance
  • Injury Prevention
  • Motivation Through Camaraderie
  • Athlete Education
  • Improve Athletic Performance

  • Injury Prevention

  • Motivation Through Camaraderie

  • Athlete Education

Jared Saavedra


Coach Jared founded Athlete Ready in 2014, and quickly established the brand as an authority in Youth Sports Performance training in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With a small group of dedicated athletes, the company has experienced an evolution from sessions at local parks, to rented space, to a facility of our own – and most recently an expansion online and across country in Athlete Ready Global, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jared has been mentored by some of the best strength coaches in the country. He has been training and coaching since 2007, and exclusively in the field of strength and conditioning since 2011. He holds a an BS in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from the University of New Mexico, as well multiple certificates from nationally and internationally recognized associations.

His Sports Performance Coaching experience includes coaching elite youth, D1 and professional athletes, as well as tactical athletes in our US Military (Navy Seals and Delta Force Special Operators). A career highlight is coaching and training many of the NFL’s Top Draft Prospects of 2013, and his role of implementing strength and conditioning programs for NFL Pro-Bowlers and elite athletes of various sports through his time with Athlete’s Performance (now Exos) in Pensacola, Florida.

“Roman’s vision is to train hard, smart, and fun – and prepare people to do amazing things in sports and in life.”


M.S. Physical Education (Sports Administration)
B.S. Physical Education
National Strength And Conditioning Association
(Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist)
National Academy Of Sport Medicine
(Performance Enhancement Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer)
International Youth Conditioning Association
(Youth Fitness Specialist)
International Youth Conditioning Association
(Youth Speed And Agility Specialist)
International Youth Conditioning Association
(Sport Nutrition Specialist)
(Sport Performance Coach)

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Roman Escandon


For Roman, along with being a dad and husband, Athlete Ready is life. He joined the team in full force as Co-Owner in 2019 and has continued the strong tradition of leadership, knowledge, experience and care established before him.

Finding passion young in his coaching career as a soccer technical skills coach, Roman has coached thousands of hours with athletes at the middle school, high school, and premier level since he started coaching in 2009. He has also lent his developmental expertise to multiple local youth academies, where he has consulted on sports readiness and movement based injury prevention programs.

Having since centered focus toward Strength and Conditioning, he has made a career of making the best perform better through his engaging. active, and detailed coaching style. Most recently prior to AR, Roman was apart of founding the first full Strength and Conditioning program in the state of New Mexico. He had the honor of serving as one of the duo of inaugural Head Strength and Conditioning Coaches for St. Pius High School Athletics – consulting for multiple State Championship programs during his tenure.

Injuries happen in sport and life and Romans’ experience and ability to collaborate with sport medicine teams has allowed him to become a trusted resource for many local clinical referrals for rehab and Return to Activity/Sport programs. Roman sums up his coaching philosophy with an aim to train hard, train smart and prepare people to do amazing things in sports and in life.

University of New Mexico, BA
CSCS – National Strength and Conditioning Association
Exos Performance Specialist
FRCms – Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

Veronica Castillo


Veronica has been working in behavior modification since 2007, and has been working as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2010 and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 2015. Her fascination and passion began early on as a personal trainer then saw the value in adding massage therapy to her repertoire.

Realizing that there was a direct correlation between clients’diet, self care (bodywork, tissue release), and exercise she sought out to create a business model encompassing all three. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of New Mexico amongst other Bachelor’s Degrees from New Mexico State University focused on a holistic implementation of behavior modification to lead individuals towards a healthier quality of living.

Veronica has worked with nutrition clients from Type 2 diabetics, pediatrics, general weight loss, pre and post menopausal women to D1 athletes and fitness competitors. Her bodywork experience spans the distance of traditional massage to customized sports massage to traveling to Thailand to learn traditional Thai massage. In a time where we live so disconnected, she sees the importance in re-establishing that direct connection person to person.

Her vision is to educate the world on life long self care and the enormous impact our overall health regimen has on our quality of life.

M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics – University of New Mexico
B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics – New Mexico State University
B.S. Community Health – New Mexico State University
B.S. Psychology – New Mexico State University
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Licensed Massage Therapist (State of New Mexico)
National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) Member-CPT

Jaci Fulgenzi


Currently a standout Level 5 Nursing student at the University of New Mexico, Jaci is set to graduate in 2022. With 10 NMAA State Tournament appearances. numerous State titles, and Collegiate experience Coach Jaci Fulgenzi brings instrumental first-hand insight for our youth athletes.

As a premier tennis dynamo, Jaci comes from a long line of New Mexico tennis athletes – having competed collegiately at Western and UNM. She intentionally trains her clientele from personal experience from training in our College Prep program and Adult Fitness program for multiple years. With an unmistakable passion for serving, Jaci has earned her stripes, and has been an incredible addition to the coaching team here at AR.

University of New Mexico, BSN (In Progress)
FitTour – CPT

Rob WIlder


Rob has had a passion for sports and health since his days at Volcano Vista, where he shared his talents with the basketball and track and field teams. Not hard to believe, Rob earned himself multiple Metro and State titles in the triple and long jump.

Naturally, his interests eventually guided him to pursue a profession helping clients not just feel better but achieve their goals at the highest capacity. In 2018 after receiving several certifications, he started his career as a Personal Trainer. Later in 2019, Rob increased his knowledge, focusing on bodywork as a Licensed Massage Therapist. He is dedicated to constantly refining and expounding on his expertise to help athletes of all ages grow their confidence and reach their greatest potential. Coach Rob aims to be the best teammate for the athletes he works with, supporting them to become the best versions of themselves.