Brandon Smith's Strength & Conditioning

Brandon Smith's Strength & Conditioning

5.0 (6)
2 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

With Coach Brandon's education, including 3 science degrees in sport science, a PhD in Sport & Performance Psychology, as well as his highly recognized certifications including Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Fitness Professional and NSCA certified (CPT), you will get more out of Brandon's Strength & Conditioning than you've ever thought possible. Depending on your goals, Brandon can change any body, of any type, of any age and transform your power, strength, stability, mobility & flexibility.

With Brandon's background in sports rehabilitation, he has a unique way of transforming lives and dominating goals through corrective exercise strength training, other stability work, and flexibility & mobility training. He believes keeping your mind healthy is just as beneficial as keeping your physicality up. With the strength and stability work, he also accompanies mindfulness training and stress relief work to increase your game and take it to the next level. As they say, sports is 80% mental! Brandon has trained 8 year olds to 88 year olds, from high school athletes, to nationally rankes athletes, to top professional athletes in the world. With his knowledge and application, and your goals and motivation, you will not be dissapointed!

I train primarily rotary (rotational) performance athletes. The sports I primarily train in is golf, baseball and tennis. I have played baseball for 14 years and golf for 10 years and have studied the movements of both (including tennis) through the last 10 years of college, My main focus was to create a program that baseball, golf and tennis athletes can benefit from while also training the mental game which is primary.

I enjoy seeing people of different sports backgrounds and helping people in each way they may need. For example, someone looking to be more powerful vs. someone looking to get more stable/balance, vs. someone with back pain looking to correct his pain and play his sport again. I want to change peoples live one goal at a time.

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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Chris LaCroix

    I suffered a cervical spinal injury from a bad mountain biking accident in February 2017 and the surgery left my head/neck in an obvious forward position along with very bad posture and lots of stiffness. After a few months of working with Brandon doing corrective exercises, my overall spine mobility, posture and neck position became natural again, which gave me the confidence to hop on my bike and surf again.

  • Alec Grollman

    Brandon is the best, hands down! As a current college hockey player Brandon has helped me reach my goals! Coming off years of knee problems and multiple knee surgeries Brandon has helped me rehab so that I can get in the gym with him and go to work, training harder than ever! I’ve worked with Brandon for many years now and I can say I would not be able to compete at the college level without his help. All around great guy! Super fun and encouraging while pushing you to your limits. Seriously wouldn’t want to train with anyone else. You the man Brandon!

  • Shweta Kumar

    Brandon is very passionate about what he does and goes into a great amount of detail to come up with a routine that suits each of his clients. I am an athlete for UCSD and his training helped elevate my game and my strength immensely.

  • Tina McDonough

    I’ve been a client of Brandon’s for years. He’s attentive and goes the extra mile for his clients. I couldn’t ask for a better trainer.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

(remember I am NOT a "sports coach per se" but rather a "strength & conditioning coach")

The first session is one hour in length and is an evaluation, assessment (physica and mental) and a screening to see what you need work on.

The tests include strength, endurance, quickness, footwork, acceleration/deceleration, explosiveness and power, flexibility, balance and mobility (and others, depending on your sport)

We start with some questions to create client/coach compatibility (5-10 minutes) including mental work, experience, any injuries sustained in the past, and goals.

We then go through a thorough assessment specific to your sport (golf, baseball, tennis or personal training) screening including Titleist Performance Institute assessment protocols, flexibility and mobility, and strength and performance (30-40 minutes).

We then sit down for 5-10 minutes and go through goals, what I have noticed in the assessment (passes and fails along with the screening), and what I believe should be our main focus while keeping your goals in mind.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Degrees:

Associates of Science in Kinesiology/Arthrokinematics

Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy/Sport Science

Masters degree in Kinesiology/Sport Science

Doctorate in Sport & Performance Psychology with work in Exercise Physiology and Neurokinematics

Certifications:

National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer and Specialist

Titleist Performance Institute - Certified Fitness Specialist

RockTape - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certified (Manual Therapy Certified)

RockTape Functional Movement Techniques Certified - Kinesiology Tape Applicator Certified

Russian Kettlebell Instructor Certified


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

(each session including evaluation is ~1 hour in length)

$75 evaluation/assessment/screening

1 session/week - $123/session

2 sessions/week - $110/session

3 sessions/week - $100/session

(you would pay the whole month on the first session)

(ex. 3 sessions/week = 12 sessions = $1,200)

Group training:

2 on 1 (half the price as shown above per person)

Prices go down the more people you have in the group

Cancelation policy:

24 hours in advance for no charge, although that session has to be "made up" during that 30 days you payed for.


How did you get started teaching?

Started personal training at a young age (friends/family and others around age 15) and I got into training top athletes around age 22. Sports has always been my life (golf and baseball) so I wanted to give back by helping other athletes strive to their peak potential.


What types of students have you worked with?

adolescents, youth, high school and college

all the way to professional athletes, seniors and special populations.

Most of my work has been with college and seniors.

I have trained some of the top tennis players in the Nation, #1 tennis players in certain states (California, Florida, others), primarily high school and collegiate golfers, and minor leagues and college baseball players.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I believe the best event I have been too is the RockTape functional movement techniques certification course. Very fun and interactive and I learned an incredible amount in the human body and how each muscle connects through a fascial system and kinematic chain system from head to toe.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure you know what you are getting. Look at the individuals expertise, certifications and most of all, education. Also make sure the personality matches with what you expect. It doesn't matter the education if the person is not motivating and inspiring to help you progress mentally and physically!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1) Think about every injury you have ever incured (even tendinitis!) and discuss with the coach

2) What is your background in your sport?

3) What have you noticed the past year about your game that you feel you need to most improve on?

4) What is your ultimate goal?

5) think of small/process/performance goals to help you get to your large goal