Strength & Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning

Program Philosophy:

Our Mission is to deliver continuing development of strength, speed, power and discipline into our student-athletes. Every day we strive for our athletes to bring hard work, accountability and complete effort to every conditioning session. We provide every service capable to help the student athlete excel on the field, off the field, and in the classroom.

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke

Our Mission's Focus:

Injury Prevention

  • Organize exercises that progressively stimulate the athlete’s development of the necessary strength, flexibility and metabolic needs in their individual sport.
  • Teach technique and performance prior to the introduction of all new training exercises.

Sport-Specific Performance Development

  • Designing speed, mobility, reaction and conditioning programs that admit the metabolic demands for each sport.
  • Designing specific power and strengthening programs that admit overall strength demands for each sport.
  • Use scholarly, research-based nutrition procedures and protocols for improved body composition.
  • Improve flexibility and body awareness to reduce and limit athletic-related injuries.

Mental Discipline

  • Demand student-athletes to be accountable for their performance, take responsibility for their actions, and make no excuses for failure.
  • Keep focus and stay committed to the team's goals and to their personal goals.
  • Discipline student-athletes to be patient and persevere during times of difficulty.

 "Suffer the pain of discipline, or suffer the pain of regret." - Unknown


LA Mission Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Joel Gunterman MS, CSCS


Joel Gunterman is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach here at Los Angeles Mission College. Joel received his Bachelor’s degree from Kansas Wesleyan University in Athletic Training. During his time at Kansas Wesleyan, Joel captained the Men’s Soccer team and was the Head Assistant Coach for the Women’s Volleyball team. Joel received his Master’s Degree from Valparaiso University in Sports Administration. During his time at Valparaiso University, Joel was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. After receiving his degrees, Joel worked under Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Dos Remedios as his assistant at College of the Canyons. While at College of the Canyons, Joel was also the Head Assistant Coach for the Men’s Soccer Team. Joel is also the Athletic Facilities Coordinator for Los Angeles Mission College. Joe worked for Nike as a coach for Nike Train LA.

Joel is married to Avery Ellen and has 3 Awesome cats!!!


Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 

Fitness Coordinator

Office Phone: (818) 364-7886


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