At UpLift, our mission is simple: to level the playing field. For us, that means removing the financial obstacles that take youth and student athletes out of the game. Through the support of our generous sponsors and partnerships, we provide parents and athletes the assistance they need to purchase gear, fund club dues, and pay for travel. We even help cover tournament and elite training facility costs.


A lifelong athlete, Teresa Coats has dedicated herself to becoming an expert in the fields of fitness, health, nutrition, and athletic performance. She has over a decade of coaching experience across multiple strength sports, at all levels, and has seen firsthand the transformative power of athletics. 

As UpLift’s founder and CEO, Teresa is committed to fostering community and creating opportunity for youth athletes in Oregon and beyond.

Certifications: NASM Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), NSCA Certified Tactical Strength and Conditioning – Facilitator (TSAC-F), USA – Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (USAW).

Education: Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Uplift Athletes is a registered 501(c)(3) based in Bend, Oregon.
EIN: 84-2742738

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