Okinyi Ayungo has been an athletic movement coach for over 25 years. After excelling
in multiple sports as a youth, the focus and discipline of track and field led Okinyi to
compete at the collegiate level and earn a degree in Neuroscience at the University of
Pennsylvania. As a decathlete and jumper at Penn, Okinyi learned the importance of
strength training, power development, and biomechanics for human performance.
While still at Penn, Okinyi became Coach Okinyi, working with youth track and field
athletes during the summers. A passion for human movement and performance led him
to a career in fitness and sports conditioning.
As a Master Trainer at Washington Sports Clubs, Coach Okinyi worked with Juan Carlos
Santana to develop a Functional Training and Sports Conditioning Program which was
used throughout 140 health clubs. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Coach Okinyi has worked with
athletes at the youth, high school, collegiate, recreational, and professional levels from
various sports including tennis, basketball, football, swimming, track and field, lacrosse,
field hockey, cycling, rugby, baseball, squash, golf, volleyball and soccer.
With a sound understanding of the mechanics of force production and movement, Coach
Okinyi is an expert at creating efficient athletes who are less prone to injury.
Additionally, his experience motivating people to reach their goals is invaluable. The
body will only go as far as the mind and the spirit will it.
Coach Okinyi is also certified as a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Specialist, CrossFit
Coach, and USA Track and Field Level I Coach.
"I've known Okinyi for many years and we re-connected during Covid on the track where OSSA was training. OSSA was looking to move in a new direction with our speed and conditioning program and Coach Okinyi is an excellent fit to guide our young athletes. The passion he brings in every workout is invaluable for these athletes-- we are thrilled to have him as part of the staff."