495 Strength And Performance

495 Strength And Performance

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3 years in business

About this pro

We train you like an athlete.  If you are strong and fast, we make you stronger and faster.  Our program is individualized to your goals, but a methods are simple done savagely well.  Join me if you want to throw Gatorade on your coach next season.

certifications:  USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach, Underground Strength and Performance Coach (in progress), USA Powerlifting Meet Coach

web: http://www.495strengthandperformance.com

I love receiving the texts and videos from parents when their kids are crushing it on the mat, court, or field.  

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Bethesda, MD 20814
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Step one is a phone interview between either a parent of the athlete or the athlete him/herself and I.   

The second step is an introduction and assessment workout.  I look for the basics in the ability to squat, push, pull, jump, sprint, and change-in-direction as well as mobility.

The third step is developing a training plan focused on the athlete's goals and individual ability.  

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

Twenty-five years of practice with the barbell and sport training to include Football, Track & Field, Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and Wrestling for myself and other athletes.

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

VIP Training

3 month commitment is $300/week with 3-5 sessions.

1 year commitment is $225/week with 3-5 sessions in the off season and 1-2 sessions in the pre/in-season.

Learn to Lift Program

$400 upfront.  We teach you the lifts, then $70/month for programming and 1 in-person session.

Performance Readiness

$600:  1 month with 3 sessions per week to prepare for tryouts of a Spring, Fall, or Winter sport.

How did you get started teaching?

With a combination with a lifelong love of sport and training, becoming a coach was easy.  I keep a white belt mentality - always learning - and I have found I learn more from failures than from success.  

What types of students have you worked with?

Youth and teen athletes looking to develop and improve their strength and speed.

I have worked with wrestlers, baseball players, Lacrosse players, basketball players, and soccer players.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Introducing a new athlete to the sport of powerlifting and coaching him to 4 state records and nationals qualification in his first meet.

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

If you're looking for an step up in your game, you need a specialized coach in Strength & Conditioning who can complement your football program.  

My advice is to be humble, act with urgency, and hold standards high.

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

What are the outcome based goals that I want?  Big picture and Small Picture.

Am I open minded to have a white belt mentality and see other opportunities as they are presented?

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