Catalyst Performance was created by Brian Wilson and Alex Golding in a joint venture that started as any good Sports Performance company should; Alex and Brian met during a time of new beginnings. Alex, a former Division 1 tennis player, touring pro and coach recently was stripped of his ability to play due to a bout of hip surgeries caused from years of physical stresses while competing. Alex needed a holistic Physical Therapist and in 2014 Brian had just opened Catalyst Physical Therapy & Wellness – the rest is history.
Alex quickly learned that Catalyst was different in that they understood the impact his injury had on his mind, body and spirit. They knew what it felt like having been robbed of the ability to perform at the top level of sport and wouldn’t let him stop shy of his goal of returning. Brian and his team successfully rehabbed Alex using a combination of Eastern and Western Medicinal techniques allowing Alex to recover faster and stronger than he’d ever felt.
Fast forward seven years to a time where Alex and Brian’s connection grew stronger. Alex was coaching at Barnes Tennis Center and searching for a way to help athletes like himself form healthier habits to allow for life-long success in sport. He didn’t want them to face the same hurdles he himself faced while competing. He saw 3-dimensional movement in a different light having spent time alongside Catalyst in rehab. He found himself unable to hold back from correcting the little nuances his athletes made that could lead to injury. This new habit led to some long conversations with Brian about complex movement patterns and fixing athletes before they go down the destructive path that could take them out of the sports they love.
Then the opportunity in Point Loma presented itself. Barnes Tennis Center was going through a transition; a new CEO and passionate group of board members saw potential in the duo and offered out space to form the Catalyst Performance Center. Thus, another crossroads occurred, as this came at a time where all gyms were being shut down by the state and many were struggling to keep the lights on due to COVID-19. However, Alex and Brian are not the type to neglect being a little crazy for something they believe in. The high power duo put the gas pedal down and poured their savings into the dream of opening up Catalyst Performance.
This high performance studio is comprised of a functional gym space, outdoor turf area, half mile running trail and relaxing recovery lounge. It’s positioned amongst the beautiful tennis courts at Barnes Tennis Center which enhances the ambiance and helps keep athletes motivated to push to become the best version of themselves.
The Catalyst Performance method to becoming better is simple:
- Surrender your attitude at the door and release your inhibitions that hold you back.
- Allow our expert trainers and bodywork specialists to test you so you can understand your athletic profile.
- Work on your weaknesses and refine your strengths to change this profile into what’s needed for your goals.
- Commit to the change that Catalyst can provide and have fun!
These 4 steps aren’t easy and they know it is not the right fit for everybody. Alex & Brian are always striving to enhance their team around this cause and openly inviting outsiders into the Catalyst community. Through passionate work, collaboration, and a dedicated team of experts, they feel the Catalyst Performance methods will provide the smartest way to become a better athlete.
Are you at a crossroads in your athletic journey? Are you growing tired of the conventional ways to train for sport? Do you feel you need a team of experts behind you that will support your goals?
We’d love the opportunity!