Meet the Ambassadors
Ryan Capretta is the founder and director of Proactive Sports Performance. In 2005 Capretta left a full-time strength and speed coaching position in the NFL to open Proactive Sports Performance.
During his NFL years, Capretta gained knowledge through many experiences including a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens and working with players like Emmitt Smith, Ray Lewis, Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald to name a few. Through his years at Stanford University, Capretta is backed with more than 15 years of experience, as well as a Masters in Sports Science. Capretta is a certified member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Since opening its doors, Proactive Sports has remained a state-of-the-art location for collegiate and professional athletes to train during their off-seasons. Capretta is a nationally revered coach sought out by NFL, MLB, NBA and ATP athletes for their individualized training programs. In 2015, Proactive Sports trained the #1 and #2 overall picks for the NBA Draft, as well as five in the first round.
With his scientific and systematic approach to training, Capretta serves as a consultant for numerous companies, including Adidas and Cybex. Capretta previously earned an Emmy award for his work with the NFL UP in 2014. Current Proactive Sports clients include: Aaron Rogers, Karl Anthony-Towns, Colin Kaepernick, Clay Matthews, CJ Spiller, Demarcus Cousins, Derek Fisher, Nick Swisher and Tommy Haas.
Brett is a world-renowned licensed physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified Dry Needling specialist with over 30 years of experience in the sports medicine field.
Brett has worked with the New York Jets, Chicago Cubs, PGA and Senior PGA Tour, and has served as a consultant with the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations.
Brett currently owns and operates the Fischer Institute of Physical Therapy and Performance in Phoenix, Arizona which provides services to patients of all ages and injuries and is also home to many of today's NFL, MLB , NBA, NHL and tennis stars. The institute also successfully prepares many of the NFL's future stars for the NFL Combine each year. Brett currently trains NFL stars Roddy White, Darrelle Revis, Carson Palmer and more. Brett is also a physical therapist with the Arizona Cardinals.
Brett is also the current staff Physical Therapist for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.
Brett's expertise has led to numerous national speaking engagements, television, internet and radio appearances, and he has been mentioned in periodicals such as ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and the New York Times. Brett also serves as a consultant to CytoSport Nutrition, the makers of MuscleMilk, Nike Sparq and the Cybex Research Institute.
Brett received the 1997 Training & Conditioning Magazine Professional Athlete Comeback Award/ Medical Team for the comeback of future Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson. Brett won a 2013 Sports Emmy Award for his work with NFL UP! Brett is also the inventor of the most effective and versatile abdominal device sold nationally and internationally, the AB DOLLY.
Coach Clif Marshall enters his sixth year as the Performance Director at Ignition where he is responsible for the design and implementation of both strength and speed programs. With more than 12 years professional experience, Marshall has trained more than 250 NFL players since 2007. Luke Kuechly, the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year in the NFL has been one of Marshall's most notable clients the last three off seasons. Others players include Geno Atkins, Terence Newman and Devin McCourty.
Under Marshall, Ignition has trained over 30 NFL Combine Top Performers and a number of NFL Players who hold all time combine records for their position groups. Currently Ignition and Coach Marshall have at least one player that they have trained on all 32 NFL Clubs.
Prior to his role as Performance Director at Ignition, Marshall served as a strength and conditioning assistant coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. He continues to work with the Bengals as a consultant to Head Strength Coach, Chip Morton on a weekly basis.
Marshall came to Cincinnati after serving as a strength assistant for the University of Louisville. He assisted the football squad in achieving two conference titles and two Liberty Bowl victories. He also helped 15 athletes move from the college ranks to the NFL. Marshall currently works as a consultant to some of the top NCAA athletic programs in the country.
Marshall is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine and his Masters of Arts in Teaching of Physical Education. He is also certified as a CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and USA Weightlifting.
Clif is active in Christian non-profit organizations including Focus Ministries, The Lord's Gym and Athletes in Action.