OTE is an 11,000sq.ft. performance training facility for athletes and adults in the northern San Antonio area.  We utilize modern technological equipment and current evidence based research to design and implement results and goal oriented training programs for our athletes and clients.  Our athlete training philosophy is based on the idea that successful athletes posses several key qualities, such as POWER, EXPLOSIVENESS, MOBILITY, SPEED, QUICKNESS, FLEXIBILITY, and most importantly, a LOW RISK OF INJURY.  Athletes with these qualities have long and successful athletic careers.  Our goal is for our athletes to not only play at the next level, but to excel and set new standards.    

Coaches and Staff

The following is a quick snapshot of our coaches background and some of the sports they may have participated in at various levels of competition.  All coaches at OTE are employeed, rather than independent, which means we all train under the same philosophies that are set for the facility.  I have spent 20+ years researching and preparing training programs and strategies for athletes of ALL sports.  Each coach hired by OTE has undergone an internship period, during which they were introduced to our training procedures, philosophies, and strategies.  This creates a unified approach to training, but still allows coaches to utilize and incorporate their own techniques, backgrounds, and personalities into their training sessions and programs.  I believe this creates and environment in which athletes and clients can thrive and reach their full potential, and BEYOND.

-Chris Garrett


(in the following sports)

CHEER (competitive)
DANCE (competitive)


Hours of Operation

Mon 5:30am - 8:00pm

Tues 6am - 8pm

Wed 5:30am - 8pm

Thurs 6am - 8pm

Fri 5:30am - 8pm

Sat 8am - 12pm


Chris Garrett, MS, CSCS

Founder/Director of Training

Private Coach

Personal Trainer

Chris Garrett has completed 47 hours of graduate level education in the fields of Sports and Exercise Physiology, culminating in a Master’s degree from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. His Master’s degree is coupled with a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.  Throughout his years of training, Chris has become a master motivator, strategic programmer, and human performance specialist. He has a unique ability to design training programs based on the specialized movement patterns of athletes in their respective sport. This ability, when combined with the latest published research, creates the foundation for his athletes and clients to meet and exceed the limits of human performance in ANY sport, or in life.

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Tony Gennusa, MS, CSCS

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Private Coach

Personal Trainer


Tony began his training career at OTE, November 2016, and trains a minimum of 160 sessions per month to date.  Tony majored in Exercise Science at Texas Lutheran University where he was also a 4-year starter on the baseball team.  After graduating in 2015, Tony continued his education at Texas State University and earned a master's degree in exercise science. While at Texas Lutheran, Tony was named to the All-Conference teams each year, while being placed on the and ABCA All-West Region Team his senior season. He is certified through the NSCA with a CSCS certification.

Training Specialties Include:

Athlete Training - All aspects of speed development, explosiveness, strength, power, vertical, etc.

Adult Personal Training - All ages and abilities (weight loss / toning / strength training / general fitness / etc.)

Sport Specifics and Skill

  • Baseball and Softball: swing velocity, exit speed, rotator cuff stability and strength, pitching (baseball only), catching, fielding, speed, explosiveness, etc.

***Check out our podcast interview with Tony to learn more about his training background and the massive range of clients he trains.

Beyond The Weights: EPISODE #6 - Tony Gennusa

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Cooper Phelps

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Private Coach

Personal Trainer

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Cooper is a former varsity swimmer, basketball, and football athlete.  He advanced to UIL regionals for swimming as a freshman, and also won a basketball state championship for TAPPS his senior year.  He is a certified personal trainer, and is continuing his education in nutrition and strength/conditioning.  

Training Specialties Include:

Athlete Training - All aspects of speed development, explosiveness, strength, power, vertical, etc.

Personal Training - All ages and abilities (weight loss, toning, strength training, overall general fitness, etc.)

Basketball - Ball handling, footwork, shooting and form, as well as game philosophy and awareness.

Football - D-Line and O-Line work

  • Football Specific - speed development, explosiveness, fast twitch muscle recruitment, raw strength, combine development and prep, and over Football IQ.

  • Soccer - speed development, footwork and mechanics, ball skills, first touch, agility, change of direction, lower body stability for injury prevention (knee specific), etc.