THE SPEAR ATHLETICS STORY
Spear Athletics ® was founded by three brothers in Austin, Texas who are passionate about athletics. They each bring different aspects of the athletics realm to the table through education and experience. Their mission is to spread their knowledge of health and fitness to athletes through exceptional exercise equipment and professionally engineered training programs.
Garret (Left) and Rush (Right) Hemphill at a high school track meet in 2012
Spear Athletics exists to give athletes the proper equipment and knowledge they need to achieve their fitness goals and improve their quality of life.
Garret is an athletics enthusiast through and through. His love for sports as a kid grew in to challenging his physical abilities through endurance competitions. Many of Garret's hobbies revolve around his personal health and understanding our body's capabilities.
Garret earned his BA in Finance from Texas A&M University and uses his background in business development and digital marketing to grow the Spear Athletics product line.
Rush Hemphill, DPT, CSCS
Co-Founder & Director of Training
Rush has been a health and fitness enthusiast his whole life and enjoys a combination of endurance, hypertrophy, and powerlifting style workouts. He earned his BS in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in 2016, and then became a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Since then he has been training clients both in person and online, including athletes, post-rehab clients, and people wanting to improve their overall health. Rush recently graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Rush uses his professional expertise to design our Spear Athletics Training programs and Online Coaching Services.
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Chad has always been an athletic and outdoor enthusiast. Growing up Chad played several competitive and individual sports both competitively and for fun. He was also very involved in Boy Scouts. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and led many trips in the outdoor space.
Chad is currently finishing his BA at Tech in marketing at Texas Tech University and is growing his creative and social media skills. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and plans to continue growing business in the future.