v STRIDES CSI | About

OUR STORY

First of all we are 2 guys that are friends, sons, dads, and brothers. Second, we are business partners that are equally passionate about promoting health, progress, and mobility for those living with a spinal cord injury and paralysis. 

Josh grew up in Minnesota, where he developed his love for sports. He used football and track primarily to make his way out to California. He attended California Lutheran University and received his degree in sports medicine. He then combined his passion and his education and worked for 10 years at a fitness center, helping individuals reach their goals through physical training.

Jason is a home grown Californian who developed a love for sports and athletics at an early age. In college as a student and athlete, his passion grew into a desire to assist individuals in performing at their best. Jason received his degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University and received his Masters Degree, also in Kinesiology. His education paved the way for him to become a trainer and educator.  A trainer by day and a Kinesiology professor by night. He also worked for 10 years at a fitness center, where he and Josh's paths not only crossed but merged.

Together they coached and trained all populations from athletes to injured, assisting in helping each individual reach their personal goals. Over the last 15 years, they each have accumulated over 20,000 hours of training experience. Both Jason and Josh have spent the last 5 years focused on training and working with those living with a spinal cord injury and paralysis. During those 5 years, while gaining and applying their experience and education, they both began to think "outside of the box", and learned new and different ways to challenge the healing body. Their love and excitement  for the progress of each person they worked with continued to grow. After much consideration and a number of small and large details "falling into place" they collaborated forces. On June 4th, 2014 STRIDES SCI Functional Fitness was born. A true labor of love, hard work, and commitment to the Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis community is what landed them both here in the Strides facility, in gorgeous San Juan Capistrano, California.

Strides provides individuals living with a spinal cord injury and paralysis the means to increase the ability to perform activities of daily living. We are determined to assist those with a spinal cord injury and paralysis to reach their short and long term goals, through our services. These goals are achieved through our combined 30 years of experience, education, and training to develop the mind and body for optimum performance. We are determined to create a community and environment promoting healing through support, friendship, encouragement, a sense of purpose, and overall well-being.

Jason and Josh are the top in their field. If you have any questions, would like to meet them personally, or would just like to see what Strides is all about...Email, call, or feel free to just stop on in!


Joshua Salic ATC, CSCS

  • Athletic Training Certification
  • NSCA- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • BS degree Sports Medicine

Jason Wanstreet MS, CSCS

  • Master of Science, Kinesiology
  • NSCA- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Former Kinesiology Professor, MiraCosta College

"If you don't STRIDE forward, you'll always be in the same place."