With backgrounds in professional sports, military, and certified training, our love for America brought us together to design gear for greatness. We represent a generation of Americans raised on the spirit of competition. This spirit is a unifying force that transcends what divides us, and fosters what unites us.

-The American Fitness Team

Our Team

Kyle Arrington


Kyle is a retired NFL Super Bowl champion, husband and proud father of 3 children. Since retiring from the NFL in 2017, Kyle’s purpose has been to pay it forward and continue to be an example to the generations coming after him. He’s never lost the passion to help people which is why he decided to create American Fitness. Kyle believes that the pursuit of greatness is a team effort; there is no journey, no pursuit, and no success without our community.

Chase Grafton

Head Coach

Chase graduated from SIUE with a BS in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. “The goal is to help millions walk their talk by talking about how they walk, then walking with them.” As Head Coach at American Fitness, Chase provides education on how to optimize your health and performance to achieve your goals at the highest levels.

Omar Mahmood


Omar is a seasoned entrepreneur who founded his first company at 19. As someone who's managed chaos for years, Omar knows the toll it can take on both your physical and mental health which is why he's always turned to fitness as a constant outlet to channel that chaos into greatness. Now, as the co-founder of American Fitness, Omar is on a mission to build a fitness brand & community that helps Americans pursue their greatness, no matter where they are on their fitness journey. Join the pursuit to become part of the inspiring movement he has created.

Derick Carver

Director of Partnerships

Derick enlisted in 2005, commissioned 2007. After losing his leg in Afghanistan while serving as an Infantry Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division, he recovered at Walter Reed before medically retiring. He won a U.S. and World Champion in Strongman, competing in the adaptive division in 2016. Derick is currently a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin studying policy at the School of LBJ. He continues to work in the nonprofit space advocating for wounded veterans and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Though retired from sports, he is an avid weightlifter and enjoys short walks on the beach to stay active.

Mohammad Arslan


Mohammad Arslan, also known as Mo, is a highly accomplished co-founder of American Fitness. With his extensive experience in the financial and tech industries, Mo brings a wealth of knowledge to the table that is invaluable to the success of the company. Mo is passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals and living a healthy lifestyle. He believes that a strong mind and body are essential to success in all areas of life, and is committed to sharing his expertise with others.

Mateen Riaz

Director of Ops

Mateen runs operations and fulfillment for American Fitness. An entrepreneur at heart, Mateen has built multiple businesses in a variety of industries. His passion for making a greater impact on the fitness and health industry led to his involvement with American Fitness. His daily routine includes strategy work around inventory, fulfillment, customer satisfaction, and procurement. In his off time, Mateen loves to travel and push the weights around in his favorite American Fitness gear.

Terrence Byrd

Director of Youth Athletics

Coach Byrd has over 20 years of coaching experience, primarily at the youth and high school level. He is currently the Head Coach of the Maryland Heat 8th Grade Football Team. Coach Byrd values family and is the father of five children. His development of players at the grassroots level has been unmatched and includes many league & national titles. A few of Coach’s most distinguished strengths are mentorship, team building, and his ability to build a family atmosphere founded on faith and discipline.