I do a complete approach to athletic performance training. I cover flexibility, mobility, speed training, agility, power (both velocity based power and strength based power), strength, correctiing exercises including addressing and correcting structural and muscle imbalances as well as conditioning.
What makes me different is I don't just put an athlete through a workout. I teach every athlete how to do everything correctly. I am very hands on with my athletes and make sure they are doing everything the correct way. This can take a lot of time and effort but is neccessary for proper development and to remain injury free. Every aspect of the workout is planned out and has a purpose with the proper progressions throughout the training program.
Perhaps the biggest thing that makes me stand out is I care. When athletes start training with our Exercise Elite programs we tell them they are now part of our family.
I love to work with athletes and kids in particular. I love to not just help young athletes improve their athletic performance but also become better young men and women. It is so gratifying seeing a young athlete develop over time and helping them achieve their goals and dreams. It is the reason I do what I do.
Dan is by far the best trainer I've found for my son. He pays attention to the details and corrects the little mistakes that other places we have gone to dont. My son has made more progress in a short time than he has with other trainers
He’s very well at connecting with athletes and knows how to push us! His knowledge of everything in this field is excellent and he’s just an overall great person. Well motivate in himself and also in motivating others.
I do an evaluation and assessment. Most trainers and coaches just dive right in with a new client but I do an assessment and evaluation first. I do a postural assessement, flexibility assessment, movement analysis and a skin fold body fat test. If an athlete is advanced and has been training for a number of years I may also include a muscle fiber test and some other testing such as force/velocity curve testing to measure power.
I have my bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. I am also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as well as having my personal training certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
I have been training clients and athletes for over 20 years.
My one on one training rates range from $55 to $65 a session depending on what package of sessions someone signs up for. I also do semi private and group training with my business I Co-Own, Exercise Elite Las Vegas Strength and Conditioning. Those are priced by the month and can range from $120 to $240 a month.
I love fitness, body building, working out and anything health related and I also love sports. So being a strength and conditioning coach working with athletes was a natural fit. It is what I was born to do.
I have had a wide range of clients over the years. I have worked with anywhere from beginners to professional athletes and ages starting as young as 7 or 8 years old up to people in their 80's.
I love working with all types of clients but anytime you can see a kid develop and progress and help them achieve their dreams it is very gratifying. It is why I do what I do. I get the chance every single day I wake up to have a positive impact on people's lives. So that recent event is every day.
Look for how passionate they are about what they do. Ask them how many hours they put in to getting better at their craft. Do they spend several hours a week on research, continuing education and bettering themselves? A lot of people can do this job but not many are committed and dedicated to being the best at what they do.
Can I get referneces from you? Can I call or talk to some of your clients and athletes you train? Can I come watch you train someone and see what you do? How would you evaluate and assess me? How would you customize a program and periodize it for me?