Valuable Instruction for Athletes

Our mission is to teach and lead every athlete in a positive way, enabling them to excel in their respective sport regardless of experience.

JASAT was founded in September 2015 by Jaxson and Courtney Appel. JASAT first started by training athletes at various locations and fields, and we are now pleased to be at our full-time location, 15255 Gulf Freeway, Suite 139D, Houston, Texas 77034.

Speed & Agility


Functional Mobility

Proper Running Mechanics

Work Capacity



  • Learn proper running fundamentals
  • Improve functional strength for your sport

  • Off-season and in-season team training

  • Prep for collegiate sports


  • High school and collegiate athletic experience

  • Professional athlete and coaching experience

  • Passionate about fitness

  • Motivated to help people improve their health


These numbers could be the difference in getting a scholarship, getting drafted, making the team or not.

Lifting Data

Total Body Strength 29% increase in 30 Days
*200lb Bench to 258lb
*300lb Squat to 387lb

Improve mobility by 26% in 30 Days
*Reduce risk of injury
*Increase range of motion
*More fluid movement patterns

Speed Production 24% in 30 Days
*Lifts directly tied to increasing linear speed

Speed Data

Increase Acceleration 5.45% in 30 Days
Increase Aerobic Capacity 4.63% in 30 Days
Increase Change of Direction 2.96% in 30 Days
Increase Velocity 19.37% in 30 Days
Total Speed Improvement of 9.98% in 30 Days

What does this mean to you?

7.0 Sec 60 yard dash goes to 6.6 60 yard dash – Baseball
5.0 Sec 40yard dash goes to 4.75 40 yard dash – Football
12 Sec 100 meter dash goes to 11.3 100 meter dash – Track
15mph goes to 17.9mph hour – Top Velocity for all Sports


Jaxson Appel
Jaxson AppelCEO/Founder
Jaxson is a former Division I and Professional Athlete. He played at Friendswood High School (1998-2001) and was named All-State Player both on offense and defense. He continued his education and football career at Texas A&M Univeristy (2001-2005). Jaxson was a 4-year starter at Strong and Free Safety, 1st team All-Big 12, and Tennessee Titans free agent in 2005. Jaxson is married to his wife, Courtney, with four children, Tade, Lawson, Navi, and Joc.

Plex – Trained college football players for NFL Draft
Houston Texans – College scout
Texas A&M – Graduate Assistant/Linebackers
Clear Falls High School – Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
Carmelo Rodriguez
Carmelo RodriguezSpeed Power Coach
Carmelo is a former three sport athlete including baseball, soccer, and basketball and currently a long-distance road/trail runner. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and moved to Louisiana at age two with his family. He speaks English and Spanish fluently. He played soccer as a varsity letterman at Hahnville High School (1998-2001) and ran the Crescent City Classic 10K as a fifteen-year-old while finishing top 500 with a pace time of 6:42 per mile.

He continued his education at the University of New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Psychology in 2006. Carmelo moved to Texas in 2009 and completed a five-year apprenticeship from Pipefitter/HVAC Local 211 in Houston. After working ten years for Local 211 at places such as Marathon Oil and NASA Johnson Space Center, Carmelo made a career change and returned to his passion for fitness as a long-distance runner. He graduated from San Jacinto Community College with a Certificate of Technology from the Personal Trainer Program in 2022 and passed the American Council of Exercise Exam for Personal Trainers in 2023. He is still happily married to his high school sweetheart, Christy.

Elijah Martinez
Elijah Martinez Speed Power Coach
Eli is a former Division III basketball athlete. He played at Friendswood High School (2014-2018) and continued his education/career at Dean College (2018-2019). Elijah has found a passion to be able to pursue ministry as he continues his career as a coach. Elijah can be seen encouraging every athlete as they walk into the gym with a loud “LET’S GO” and a hand shake.

Jaxson Appel Speed and Agility Training

JASAT is designed teach proper running fundamentals to athletes of all sports