Gabe Young


Personal Trainer

Youth Athletic Director

Director of Basketball Operations

IPhone2014As a high school athlete Gabe young was leader for his team in Boston, MA. Football was always first love. After high school he continued to play football at Hudson Valley Community College, then semi-pro football with the Glens Falls Greenjackets and now the Albany Metro Mallers. He was part of the team when they won the National Championship in 2008. He also played arena football for the Albany Conquest, New Jersey Revolution and New England Surge. He pursued his personal training certification in 2007. Gabe coached for 4 years as an assistant varsity football coach at Shaker High School. He also volunteers his time as a head coach for South Colonie Pop Warner at the Pee Wee level. Gabe was recently hired by the South Colonie school district. He worked as the strength coach for indoor track this winter and will begin working as an Assistant coach with their varsity football team this fall. Gabe has worked endlessly with area youth athletes in running speed, agility and strength clinics as well as in on-on-one training sessions. Gabe is co-founder of Project HEAL (Healthy Educated Active Lifestyles), a local non profit whose goal is to keep people healthy and fight childhood obesity through physical activity.

To contact Gabe, please email him at

Jessica Mitchell


Race Director

Endurance Coach

USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, Level 1

ACE Certified Personal Trainer


Jessica played high school sports as well participating in soccer and softball.  After high school she took some time off from athletics to pursued her degree in Dental Hygiene and raise her son.  In her mid-20’s Jessica decided to re-enter the world of athletics by taking on her first triathlon at the half ironman distance.  After that first race she became hooked on the sport and began training to improve her times.  Along the way Jessica pursued an indoor cycling certification which she taught for 5 years.  She also received her personal training certification through ACE and took many courses on coaching runners.  Jessica earned her certification for USAT as a Level 1 triathlon coach in 2010.  Jessica coached beginner triathletes at both the Cicotti Center and the YMCA.  To date Jessica has completed Ironman Lake Placid (2008, 2014) and Ironman Louisville (2010), about 15 half ironman distance races and many shorter triathlons.  Jessica races regularly in all distance runs from 5k to marathons.  Jessica has completed 9 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2010.  In addition, Jessica has been the Vice President of the Capital District Triathlon Club for 3 years and has played a major role in the organization of the Crystal Lake Triathlon serving as race director twice.  To contact Jessica, please email her at

Pedro Cradle

Personal Trainer/AAU Basketball Coach

Basketball has been the vessel that has taken Pedro all over the world.  His career began in college when he played on the men’s basketball team at Dutchess Community College. After a year away from the game he began coaching at various college basketball camps (Marist, Lehman College, etc) and began workouts with individual high school students looking to improve their games.  Now as a full-time student at SUNY Albany he is studying psychology and is currently an assistant coach for the Albany Devil Dogs which participate in the Special Olympics of upstate New York.  Known for his incredible work ethic, Pedro is the first one to arrive and the last one to leave the gym.  As a volunteer coach for our AAU program, he brings energy and commitment to Power House Athletics and we are excited to have him.  To contact Pedro, please email him at