Brian Wilson is the founder and president of Catalyst Physical Therapy & Wellness. His journey towards physical therapy began as a high school biology teacher and varsity soccer coach in an urban school district in Kansas City, Missouri where he grew up. He, like many of his colleagues, trained athletes the way he had been coached only to find out that not all bodies are built to withstand the same rigors of sport and life. Seeking out advice on how to cure his injured athletes, Brian stumbled into an open house for physical therapy. After conversing and picking the brain of several university professors, Brian found himself being interviewed for a position in the upcoming Master’s class. From that night on, Brian has been on a mission to change the way people treat their bodies.
He earned his Master’s in Physical Therapy (MPT) from Rockhurst University in 2006 and moved to California the following year to pursue experience in the field of functional physical therapy. He routinely draws from his teaching and coaching days to help people from all ages and walks of life to find purpose behind working out and becoming healthy. He uses his infectious personality to motivate others, regardless of their current status, to grow beyond their prior level of function and become better than they ever knew possible
During his free time, Brian has been known to host skill clinics, health screens, and workouts for several local groups including: Triathlon Club of San Diego, San Diego Bicycle Club, Challenged Athletes Foundation, National MS Society, San Diego Track Club, and Catalyst Racing Bicycle Team. He currently serves as the team coach for a non-profit racing team that he helped found in 2010, and competes in road racing at the Cat 2 or Master’s Level. His endurance coaching company, Catalyst Endurance Coaching (founded in 2009), continues to help prepare athletes from a variety of backgrounds for competition all around the globe. When he is not at home snuggling with his wife Alicia and brand new daughter Sloan, you will find him outdoors where he recharges his battery through play. His passions range from ice climbing to Ironman racing and most recently, stroller jogging. Join him for your next adventure.