Trainers & Instructors
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best services in the industry.
LaTesha Anderson Short,
Learning Coach & Personal Trainer
Physical Therapist Tech
USATF Arkansas Association, Youth Chairman
ESPA is owned and was founded by Latesha (Anderson) Short. While in high school, she became an all state athlete in three sports which included 2 state championships and five MVP awards. She became an international track and field athlete at the age of 17, competing in London, Paris, and other European countries. Being highly recruited, she chose to attend University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff with a full track and field scholarship where she became an all conference athlete for three years. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, she taught for seven years until becoming a 2012 Olympic Hopeful and an elite athlete training under Olympian and goal medalist, Jon Drummond. She is a World Master Champion in track and field. Latesha coached both Jr. High and High School Track and Field at Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas for three years until relocating to Arkansas. Latesha is a Physical Therapist Tech and personal trainer at Rehab Specialists and ESPA She received her personal training certification through The American Fitness Institute..
USATF Arkansas Association, Secretary
Taylor Short is a Dallas native. He attended Greenhill School during high school, where he collected several All-Conference medals for track and field as well as Volleyball. He was a junior Olympic Decathlete. He attended Arkansas State University on an athletic scholarship. While at the university he accumulated multiple All-Conference medals for the decathlon and indoor heptathlon. Taylor is an exercise science major and has been on the A.D. Honor Roll for his entire college career. He has since received his personal training certification through The American Fitness Institute.
Martial Arts Instructor
Aracelli Piscoya is a 1 Kyu Karate Shotokan Instructor. She has won many awards for her talent and enjoys helping others accomplish their goal. She has a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Management.
Learning Coach (high school tutorials)
Jonathan Todd is a graduate of the University of Texas- Arlington. He is an honors graduate. He has been a learning coach with ESPA for over two years. While with ESPA, he has helped many students excel their academic level. He has coached students through challenging courses such as chemistry, calculus 1,2 and 3, algebra, trigonometry, physics, geometry, and many other regular and pre-ap courses. Todd is an elite athlete in the SPT program and is making great leaps to becoming a professional track and field athlete.