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Jenifer Pontello



Co-Owner, Head Youth Athlete Trainer, and Program Designer

Certified Functional Strength Coach

Retired Professional Basketball Player (Poland, Greece, Turkey, France)

Hall Fame Inductee at Appalachian State University (Men’s Basketball) 

Head Youth Athlete Trainer

His Story

DJ is a Certified Functional Strength Coach and retired Professional Basketball Player. His story starts at Leesville Road High School where he got his first taste of competition and work ethic. That led him to a basketball scholarship to Appalachian State University, in which he had a productive career. After leaving App, he was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to play professionally overseas. This opportunity lasted 10 years and took him to France, Greece, Turkey, and Poland.

With basketball coming to an end his passion has shifted to helping others, which led him to Peak. DJ is continuing his education with a current focus on postural restoration. That focus combined with his certification as a Functional Strength Coach was a perfect set up for another chapter in his life beginning! 

His Contributions to PEAK-topia

DJ is our head trainer for youth sports. He brings a strong acumen to this program due to the extensive training he had during his professional career. He has had the opportunity to train with several professional coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists. This has given him a strong understanding and well rounded approach in training the youth population. DJ also coaches small group strength and conditioning classes and large group team training at Peak. The addition of DJ’s enthusiasm on the floor and creativity within the business decisions takes PEAK to the next level. 


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