About LSP



Lead Sports Performance was founded by Chris Harper and Josh Gardner in 2012. Since, this dynamic team has been assisting athletes in their quest to achieve their life and athletic goals.

In addition to the team’s work with athletes and their functional movement and skill development, they also work with organizations and teams to design one-of-a-kind mascot logos, uniforms, flags, and more.

“God has put me here to serve, so I do that, passionately and with intention” – Chris Harper “WE help people of all ages and ethnicities, I enjoy putting smiles on the faces of the kids we serve.”
– Josh Gardner


The Family

Chris Harper

Sports Performance Lead Trainer and Functional Movement Specialist

Coach Harper is a graduate of Christopher Newport University where he was an All-Conference track and field athlete. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Movement Screener, and a certified Speed and Agility trainer. He has coached and worked in the fitness Industry for over 20 years and his passion is helping others reach their goals. He’s coached and trained athletes at every level. He’s a lifelong resident of the Hampton Roads area and has helped with the development of numerous young student-athletes. During his coaching tenure he realized foundational movement issues of young athletes, which affects their performance and hinders their skill development.

Josh Gardner

Resident Artist/Designer and Coach

Josh Gardner is the resident Artist at Lead Sports Performance and has been key in the development and branding of the business. Josh is a high level project manager and unique artist who designs all custom apparel and graphics for each client. Organically raised in the streets, Josh’s young life was troubled and as an adult his choices left him with little opportunities. That was until he found his gifting in art and design and set out to live a life that he could spend giving back to kids and his community.