With My 20 Year experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Profeccional Athletes and elete collegate athlets and my nationally certification from NSCA ( National Strength and Conditioning Association), CSCCa ( Collegiate Strength and Conditionning Association) USAW (United State of America Weightlifting) CFL1 (Crossfit Level 1), among the most recognized, I bring a performance base, wholistic training mentality where I address all aslpects of Fitness. Not only strength and cardiovascular but flexibility, coordination agility and balance. I believe this style of training is best for Weightloss , muscle building, and overall quality of life.
Do you want to look like an athlete? come train like one.
My full bio can be found at http://crossfitpsp.com/coaches/alejandrolopez/
I love my job. I get to be part of the journey to a healtyer and happier person. My athletes are like my kids. Their success lift me up and give me joy. To see a kid learn to skip, make a JV team, make their first goal, or reach a performance level never before imagined is amazing. Seeing an adult stumble in barely able to walk with knee pain and 3 years later tell me he does not remember last time his knees hurt as he squats. or enjoy activities with his wife again excite me. I am blessed to start the journey with a client/athlete and end with a friend.
I take Crossfit classes. I feel the training is more well-rounded than other Crossfit gyms and I have belonged to two. Alex is very focused proper form and my form has improved immensely in just a few months, thus allowing me to increase lifting weight. He also figured out my double-under problem
I took a few years off from crossfit due to irritating a lifelong back injury. I was very nervous and intimidated to come back; but after my first workout with Coach Alex and Sean, I knew my safety came first. They pushed me to keep going but knew when I needed to lower the weight. They pay close attention to form because athlete safety comes first. If you ever want to give crossfit a try, I highly recommend PSP. They will debunk any bad reputation you have heard about the sport.
I like to meet the athlete and for them to meet me and see the facility. I believe that client and athlete must be a good fit for each other. In order for the training to be effective there has to be a level of trust and compatability that can not be achived without a face to face. In this meeting we talk about previouse exercise and nutrition experice, any physical limitations, and personal short and long term goals. I then take the athlete through a movement screen to see if there is anything else I think we should focus on. We nish with any questions the athlete might still have.
I have a MS in Sports Psychology from Florida State University. I hold Certifivations from Nike (SPARQ), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) CSCCa (Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association) USAW (United States Weightlifting) CFL1 (Crossfit ), and ISSA (international Sports Sciences accociation
Pricing Ranges form $8 to $65. Sports Teams (Demending on size) can be as low as $8 a session. Personal Training is $85 for 1 indivisual hour but pacages , depending on number per week and length of program) lowers that cost significantly, up to 45%.
I loved psychology and fitness and studied both it in college. I have always been a people person. Coaching to me is a blend of both. you have to know the exercise science to get results but also the psychology of the athlete or client to know what modivates them and how to get the most out of them. I started as a personal trainer at FSU's gym as an undergrand, moved to be the Strength coach for tennis, Swimming and Diving, then sports psychologies for FSU swimming and Diving and continued my path to Major League Baseball, Colleges and eventrually to open my own facility.
I work with all populations. Athletes from 8 and up in Sports Performance and the sports of Weightlifting to adults looking to improve their quality of life by improving overall fitness , strength training and weight control.
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