The Strength Ratio Difference
Strength Ratio was originally founded in 2014 by Zach Greenwald in Asheville, North Carolina. His mission was to provide athletes with dedicated coaching and targeted programming to help them achieve their specific athletic goals and to prevent/rehabilitate their injuries. In 2016, Becca Lee and Kyle Clechenko partnered with Zach to further the Strength Ratio mission. They worked together to open a training facility in Asheville, to reach more clients remotely, and to develop more training programs for their clients.
Multilateral Approach to Training, Injury Prevention, and Sustainable Performance - Because we adhere to the fundamental principles of exercise science, we are not bound to coaching clients according to any single training doctrine. This allows us to have a multilateral approach to programming. That is, we have the ability to implement empirically sound aspects of many different training modalities in order to optimize overall physical health and performance. This serves to prevent injuries and promotes sustainable training. Our methods are, first and foremost, geared towards performance longevity and health.
Individualization - The combination of our backgrounds in exercise science, our commitment to implementing empirically proven techniques, and our tight-knit community allows us to tailor our programs to each individual client’s specific strengths and weaknesses.
Sporting Experience - All Strength Ratio coaches have experience as competitive athletes and/ or as head coaches for competitive athletes. If you are joining Strength Ratio because you are interested in competing, you will have the support you need to succeed in your chosen sport.
We are full-time fitness professionals that are dedicated to being the best coaches we can be. This means we are committed to providing our clients with a team of qualified individuals who are passionate about the science behind strength and conditioning programming. We consider the sustained practice of learning about, evaluating, and implementing empirically proven strategies to be a vital part of our job that is necessary for supporting your pursuit of health and performance goals.
Zach is a Strength Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist with seven years of coaching experience. He is the founder of Strength Ratio, and his clients have included professional GRID athletes, CrossFit Regional athletes, and National Champions in Olympic Weightlifting. Through his programming and coaching, he has resolved shoulder, hip, back, and knee pain for those and many other Strength Ratio clients. Zach has earned a Bachelors of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Becca brings a diverse background of experience and expertise to her work as a performance coach. After many years working as a guide in the outdoors and more recently as a massage therapist, Becca's professional focus has been on helping to improve athletes' strength and conditioning through corrective exercises and functional strength. Becca is a USAW Sports Performance Coach, a licensed massage therapist and competes in weightlifting when she has the opportunity.
Kyle brings a combination of his four years of experience as a strength & conditioning coach and his business skills to the Strength Ratio team. Kyle's passion lies in helping people become stronger and better conditioned. He is particularly driven to help young athletes avoid injury while becoming more competitive. He began coaching athletes at the University of Iowa, where he worked as a personal trainer. He then went on to acquire his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist).