About Brad St. Louis
Being a sports performance trainer allows me to give back and pass on all the lessons I’ve learned through sports including a 10-year NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. Maximizing my God-given talents meant always giving my best, which is one of the things I love about sports.
Enjoying the process of pursuing your best and doing the little things the competition isn’t willing to do. Reaching your best in sports takes consistency, intensity, and training smarter than your competition. When I was with the Cincinnati Bengals at the start of every week, our offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski would remind us “everyone wants to win, but not everyone has the will to prepare to win.” When athletes train with me they receive a personal mentor who has been where they are at and who has also reached the top of their sport. I love coming alongside others as they pursue their personal best.
As a man of God, I also know that there is more to this life than this life, and I want to keep this and sports in proper perspective. I hope this comes through in everything I do. But the great thing is all of our life can be all for God including sports.
While playing football for Missouri State and always looking for a training advantage, led me to a degree in dietetics and a minor in exercise science. I knew I wanted to pursue this career for a long time. In 2002 during the offseason with the Bengals, I obtained my first NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) certification. Well-known and respected in training circles, Dr. Ted Lambridines, who owned training facilities in both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, allowed me to follow him and train his clients. A surreal experience for me was helping train guys for the NFL Combine, then having to line up against them on the football field the following year when they made a team. I have been fortunate to train under and be mentored by some of the best strength coaches in the nation. Starting in high school with a program way before its time, Coach “Mac” Mark McDonald, Missouri State Coach Rick Perry who is currently the head strength coach of the Chicago Bears, Kim Wood and Chip Morton who were the head strength coaches during my time with the Cincinnati Bengals. Ray Oliver an assistant the Cincinnati Bengals as well as many great interns who now have moved on to big time programs of their own. As well as Ethan Banning with Triple Threat Performance.
The most important thing in the world to me is to love and serve God and people, beginning with my wife and kids. I am a husband to an amazing woman who happens to be my high school sweetheart and father to 2 boys and a beautiful daughter.
- Belton High School
- HWT State Wrestling Champion
- School record 13 letters (football, wrestling, tennis, track)
- Athletic hall of fame
- Wrestling hall of fame
- Athletic Hall of Fame
- 3-time, 1st team all-gateway tight end
- Football Gazette All-American tight end
- Lifter of the year ’99
- Team Captain ’99
- First Bear gridder to play in two postseason all-star games,competing in East-West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl.
- Graduated as the top tight end receiver in Bears’ football history
- 7th-Round Draft Pick in 2000
- 10-year career with Cincinnati Bengals
- 6th-longest ‘Active Games’ played streak in Bengals history at time of retirement
- Contributed to Kicker Shayne Graham becoming the most accurate kicker in Bengals history and 4th-most accurate kicker in NFL history at time of retirement.