RITTER Sports Performance - Personal Training & Athletic Development


At RITTER Sports Performance, we offer Personal Training, Athletic Development Programs as well as Nutritional Services. Our mission is to “Empower You to Pursue & Exceed Your Goals in Health, Fitness & Performance.” We coach athletes and clients in the Greater Charlotte area and also offer online options for performance training and nutrition coaching. Our comprehensive approach provides effective programming, coaching and encouragement for individuals and teams to achieve success. We are driven to give you the best program and coaching experience possible. Discover the difference of RITTERSP.

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Chris Ritter

Performance Coach

Chris has over a decade of experience successfully coaching a diverse population of athletes and clientele. All ages and abilities have seen results training with Chris, from youth to beginners, masters athletes, even Olympic Gold Medalists. Chris has the wisdom and ability to scale workouts and programs to your current ability but aiming towards your goals. He is always learning and refining the RITTERSP training methods. His professional and academic credentials include a degree in Exercise Science & Kinesiology, CSCS, NASM-PES, USAW and IYCA-YFS.
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Stephen James

Performance Coach

Stephen grew up in central California and was around the pool as a swimmer from a young age into his college years. He initially completed a comprehensive internship with RITTER Sports Performance and is now coaching many of our Online Training clients around the world. Stephen continues to swim and compete as a U.S. Masters swimmer and also has started to compete in triathlons, which has ignited a new passion. His professional and academic credentials include a degree in Health Science & Exercise in addition to being a Certified ACE Personal Trainer.

Kevin Gately

Performance Coach

Kevin has always had a love for athletic performance, playing many sports through his childhood and eventually lacrosse at the University of Connecticut where he also earned a degree in Strength & Conditioning. Following his graduation he worked with world class professional athletes at EXOS in Los Angeles as well as top New York Rangers prospects with the Hartford Wolf Pack. Kevin continues to play lacrosse in several men’s leagues, is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.

Bo Hickey

Performance Coach

Bo has spent a majority of his life in the water, mainly through a passion of surfing. His other regular athletic endeavors include the sports of basketball, marathon running, swimming, golf, and soccer. Bo has worked with a multitude of ability levels, from beginners to Olympic trials competitors. His training has led him to roles at the Facebook company headquarters as well as with the United States Department of Defense. Bo has completed a B.S. in Kinesiology and a M.S. in Exercise Science. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.

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You are only as good as what you feed your body so we offer nutrition services to improve your health and performance. Nutrition coaching can be completed in-person in our Charlotte location or online. We offer a wide-range of services suitable for the needs of individuals, couples or families of all ages. Our approach is to teach, support, and empower you or your family to make the best nutrition-based choices to be healthy, optimize performance, and succeed.

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Steph Saullo

Performance Dietitian

Steph was raised in Western New York and has always had a passion for nutrition and playing sports. Growing up she participated in multiple sports from dancing and gymnastics to swimming and softball. She continues to be active and enjoys boxing, lifting weights, hiking, running, and riding her bike. Before moving to Charlotte, Steph taught sports nutrition at the George Washington University for four years. Steph believes that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to nutrition or optimizing performance and that proper nutrition should be a habit, not a fad. Steph also believes that while quality nutrition is a basis for health, there is also room for cookies (or insert favorite food here). She empowers people to learn how to make the best nutrition-based choices for themselves and their goals. Steph’s professional and academic credentials include a master’s degree in food and nutrition, registered dietitian, and licensed in North Carolina and the District of Columbia.



Everyone wants results, but most people aren’t willing to do what’s necessary to get those results. – John Wooden