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Faculty & Staff

Mary Thiel, MPT Mary Thiel, M.P.T.

Geffrey Colon, PhD Geffrey Colón, PhD

Austin Gorden B.S. hails from Olivet, MI just a stones throw from MSU. While attending Olivet High School he focused mainly on baseball and basketball, but also ran cross country to stay in shape in the offseason. From Olivet MI he moved to the Grand Rapids area where he attended Grand Valley State University. He graduated in the Spring of 2018 with a bachelors in Exercise Science. Austin had planned on working in the clinical field of exercise science, but after having more experience in the Health and fitness he felt like working in strength and conditioning would be a better fit. Austin is a current member of the NSCA and is actively pursuing his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.

After Austin graduated from Grand Valley he has stayed with Spartan Performance continuing to help athletes in the area as well as be the head trainer for teams in the area. He plans to one day be a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level.

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Spartan Performance Clinic


4660 S. Hagadorn Rd.
Suite 400 Eyde Building
East Lansing, MI 48823


Mary Thiel, MPT
Austin Gordon, SCS

Radiology Building
Michigan State University
846 Service Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

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