Meet the Team

Our coaches are trained to provide the best possible training, results, and motivation to exceed your goals.
Alexis Kroah, Director of Business Operations, Director of Sports Performance, B.S.

Alexis serves as the Director of Business Operations & Director of Sports Performance at 4.40 Performance. In this role, she manages all daily facility operations, coordinates schedules, manages web & phone correspondence, and assists with the oversight of staff & programming. Alexis has been with the company since its inception in 2011, first as an athlete, then as an intern, and finally her current role. Prior to joining the 4.40 Performance staff, Alexis was an accomplished Division 1 lacrosse player at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina and a two-time Big South Champion. Alexis completed her degree in Exercise Science during this time, graduating in May 2016. Upon graduating with her B.S., Alexis completed a 6-month Athletic Performance Internship at the University of California, Los Angeles where she coached several 2012 & 2016 Summer Olympic athletes.

Chris Sarginger, Head Jackson Lacrosse Strength Coach, Sports Performance Coach, & Personal Trainer, B.S.

Chris serves as the Director of Personal Training. Chris graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science - Strength & Conditioning in 2021. During this time he became a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association in 2017.

Jacob Howell, Lead Sports Performance Coach, B.S.

Jacob’s background comes from training and athletic experiences. Prior to his start at 4.40, Jacob completed our semester long internship program before graduating from Kent State and becoming a member of the 4.40 coaching staff. Through this internship he has gained knowledge and experience in sports performance and athlete communication.

Lydia Good, Sports Performance Coach, CPT

Lydia attended San Diego State University and now Walsh University. She has her NASM CPT and CrossFit L1 License. She’s spent the last five years working in the health and wellness industry in various positions ranging from general population, personal training, and athlete development.

Macy Taylor, Sports Performance Coach, B.S.

Macy graduated from Truman State University with a BS in Exercise Science as well as a BS in Psychology. While at Truman she played softball for 4 years and did multiple research studies focused on sports performance. In summer ‘22 she completed a semester long internship at 4.40 where she developed her coaching skills. Macy has also coached youth club softball for 4 years. As of March ‘23 she is a certified exercise physiologist through the ACSM.

Rachel Graber, Director of Personal Training & Sports Performance Coach, B.A., NASM

Rachel holds 2 certifications through NASM as a Certified Personal Trainer and the Group Training Specialist Certification. Prior to that, she also attended and obtained her B.A. from The University of Akron. Rachel has worked for the past 2 years as a personal trainer in the medical fitness industry working primarily with injuries, injury prevention, movement mechanics, and strength training. Rachel has been participating in the sport of Ultimate from a young age and has most recently competed on the 2022 roster for the Cleveland Crocs Mixed Club Ultimate Team. In addtion to competing, she has also been involved in the sport of Ultimate at the local level and has been an active board member of the Canton Akron Ultimate.

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