Strength & Speed

"If you want something you never had, you have to be willing to do something you have never done."

About Us

Our Founding

After years of weight training and marathon running I got tired of trying to find a group of people who had similar fitness goals and were serious about improvement.  The solution?

I created my own group that simultaneously focuses on strength and speed.  Started by my friends and I then expanding to anyone who wants to improve themselves through strength training, speed training or both.

We welcome all athletes, if you are focused on the speed and not the strength training that is fine or vice-versa.  The end state is really a group of people who share training knowledge and experiences to improve as a whole.  If you are a endurance athlete, having a strength goal in the off-season will produce better gains than just saying "I want to get stronger".  That is where the Criteria comes in, by helping you set goals.  

You may notice we have a large presence in the obstacle racing community.  Obstacle racing happens to be a world where Strength & Speed are both valued attributes, which happens to suit us well.  Although not all of our athletes are obstacle racers a large portion have competed in one or more events.

Best of luck in all your training endeavors.  Remember to train hard, diet right and don't forget to have fun.

Nominated for Mud Run Guide's Best of in 2015:


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Strength & Speed as featured on 

Mud Run Guide's "WE ARE OCR"


Strength & Speed as featured on

MUDGEAR : Top Team's in Obstacle Racing

Information about Strength & Speed as featured on Episode 2 of "Overcome and Run" podcast.  Check out the link or subscribe via podcast app.  The episode is about 35 minutes in length.


Nominated for MRG's Best of 2016:
     Moment of the Year: OCR America
     Best Female OCR Athlete: Ashley Samples
                                   Brenna Calvert
     Best Regional/Club Team: Strength & Speed
     Best OCR Training Tool: S&S's Guide to Elite OCR
     Best OCR Blogger: Evan Perperis
     Best OCR Photographer: Amy Perperis


Nominated for MRG's Best of 2017 & 2018:

Best Podcast: Strength & Speed with Brenna Calvert and Evan Perperis
Best Writer: Evan Perperis
Best Athlete: Ashley Samples