4.40 Performance Staff

Our coaches are trained to provide the best possible training, results, and motivation to exceed your goals.
440 Performance Trainer - Ian Connors

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 facilty 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.

440 Performance Trainer - Chris Sarginger

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.

4.40 Performance Lead Sports Performance Coach - Jacob Howell

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.

4.40 Performance Lead Sports Performance Coach - Jacob Howell

Kristina Marino, Sports Performance Coach, B.S.

Kristina graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. During her time at Kent, she was a member, and captain, of the Kent State University Dance Team. After graduation, she became a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA. She has also taken on the role of Assistant Coach of the KSU dance team. Her work experience varies in a range from clinical sports performance to private sector, along with internships at the collegiate level.

4.40 Performance Sports Performance Coach - Alex Ellison

Alex Ellison, Sports Performance Coach, B.S.

Alex serves as a Sports Performance Specialist & Personal Trainer on the 440 team. He has been part of the staff since May of 2021 where he completed the summer internship. Alex recently graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from The University of Mount Union, and is pursuing his master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University. Alex was an accomplished lacrosse player during his time at Mount Union, and continues to work with dozens of players and teams in the area.

4.40 Performance Sports Performance Coach - Zion Richardson

Zion Richardson, Sports Performance Coach, B.A.

Zion graduated from Tiffin University with a B.A. in Health Fitness and Wellness. While at Tiffin, she played varsity volleyball. After graduation, she became certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM.

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.