Team

Garrett Salpeter

Founder, neuFit trainer

Known as "The Health Engineer," Garrett has taken his education in Physics (BS) and Engineering (MSE) and applied it into a system for making the human body better. His journey started when he picked up ice hockey as a boy. It was a game he loved, but for which he had little natural aptitude. After several years "skating by," he decided to delve deeply into the world of strength and conditioning to try to give himself a chance to play at a higher level. Unfortunately, what was popular at the time did not work for him -- and he kept searching. 

In dealing with some injury problems, he learned about the paramount importance of the nervous system, and saw the connections to how the same neurological principles could be applied to fitness. The neurological approach worked, and he never looked back. He became determined to learn as much as possible about how to affect the nervous system. To that end, he spent hundreds of hours in self-study, mentored under several leading-edge practitioners, and tested many of his theories on himself and others. 

In 2009, he opened his first facility in Austin, TX to start sharing these methods with his community. This has grown into what we now know as NeuFit, which combines an advanced understanding of physiology with the best practices from diverse training and therapeutic practices, and constantly pushes these processes by using technology to accelerate them further. Since that first day, he has worked with people of all ages and in almost all situations, helping them get out of pain, improve performance, sometimes avoid surgeries and get out of wheelchairs, and live life at a higher level. 

He is ecstatically in love with his wife, Briana, and their two daughters, Gwenny and Gemma.

Austin Kent

NeuFit Trainer



Austin's journey to NeuFit took a long trip through the game of baseball. He was All-State as a member of the Hyde Park Baptist team, and went on to play college baseball at Wharton Junior College and the University of Houston-Victoria. His college achievements include a career .350 batting average, leading the team in home runs, and setting the school record for most career doubles. He began his coaching career running "Velocity Lab" in Corpus Christi, where he helped his athletes improve their arm strength and bat speed and achieve greater success by improving their baseball skills. He also served as an associate scout for the Toronto Blue Jays.Through his coaching, he came to understand why he plateaued in his own career. Though it did improve his skills in the game of baseball, his training ended up setting back his own movement efficiency and kept him in a continual cycle of pain and injury. Participating in the NeuFit system was the first training experience he had that helped him solve his own injuries and learn how to systematically and repeatedly produce success while insulating against injury. He is enthusiastic to take his skills in training athletes and apply them within the framework of the NeuFit system, where he can help his trainees simultaneously improve both sporting skill and overall health and resilience.He specializes in biomechanical analysis and the implementation of corrective strategies, functional foot training and arch rebuilding, and the development of tremendous power and reactive ability. Austin is very happily married to his wife, Lauren. He is also a proud cancer survivor.

Rich Dougherty

NeuFit Trainer



In college at Texas State University (formally known as Southwest Texas), Rich discovered bodybuilding and became an enthusiastic competitor. He trained for hours per day, following the standard bodybuilding approach of training individual body parts to exhaustion. He even briefly competed in the professional ranks, before his training became more of a hobby when he entered the mortgage business.

After 10 years in the mortgage business, he learned about the NeuFit approach and reignited his passion for training. He saw how many of the shortcomings in traditional bodybuilding training could be overcome, and that it was possible to achieve both a good external physique and a healthier internal state. It was no longer necessary to put up with pain and ill health to achieve success. And he was excited to learn that many of the methods he used to use could be improved upon.

He has been with NeuFit since 2013 and feels thrilled to share these techniques with his trainees. His passion is for helping people achieve their goals and igniting the spark in them that they need to carry them through to the end.

Rich is a loving husband to Ashley and father to Maddy and Macy.

Nick Hluza

NeuFit Trainer



Nick's experiences competing in football and triathlons cultivated within him a passion for fitness. He saw how training could translate into results, but not always. Though he was always passionate about training, his "day jobs" took him through the hospitality industry and eventually made him the aquatics manager of a large park district organization. As a fun-loving guy, he always enjoyed the opportunities these jobs provided for interaction with other people.

When he first experienced NeuFit as a client, it reignited his passion for training and he immediately saw a way to combine his people skills with his desires to make a difference and work in health and fitness. He officially joined the team in 2015 and has been working with people in a wide variety of rehab and training situations.

Knowing that great health is the foundation for everything we want to do in life, Nick is driven to encourage and inspire others to change their lives through physical fitness. He strives to set a great example in his community of how personal drive, discipline, and dedication can help anyone achieve their highest level of result.

A true family man, Nick is a devoted husband to Brooke and father to Travis, Emma, and Brady. When he isn't at NeuFit, he can often be found coaching one of their sports teams.

Earnesia "Earnie" Williams

NeuFit Trainer



Since graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, our Lady Longhorn has been playing professional basketball abroad for the past six years. She has competed in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Ecuador, Romania, France, and Sweden. Although she had a successful career, she struggled with some debilitating injuries which made her experience difficult to enjoy. She still had aggravating pain after trying acupuncture, chiropractic, rolfing, surgery, and massage. She thought her career was over, but it wasn't. Earnie first used NeuFit 3 years ago when she was recovering from chronic knee pain. She saw tremendous results, with long lasting pain relief like nothing she had experienced before. It was a true breakthrough for her to know that her pain could be decreased, and all she had to do was put in the hard work. Earnie quickly fell in love with the training results and philosophy. She believes her purpose is to motivate people to live a healthy lifestyle, efficiently stay fit, and help them move and be able to enjoy life through Neufit technology. Earnie’s goal for all of her clients is to alleviate pain, educate them on injury prevention, and build up their mental confidence to trust their body's physical abilities.  She is thrilled to join the Neufit team and help other athletes and people avoid the pain she went through while she competed. Her favorite part about working at Neufit is being able to tell her clients why they are having pain, which specific muscles are not absorbing force, and providing a solution that will last. When she is not at Neufit, she is most likely in a basketball gym developing the skills of basketball players from the youth to professional ranks. She is excited to give her players the tools to compete at their full potential with their mind, body, and court skills.

Contact

NeuFit

912 S Cap of TX Hwy,

Ste 170,

Austin, TX 78746

Phone. 512-225-6909

Email. hello@neu.fit