High Performance Strength and Conditioning + Evidence-Based Principles of Rehabilitation: Pure Performance Training
5 New Reason to Train on One Leg

5 New Reason to Train on One Leg

Single-leg exercises have become a staple in many strength and conditioning programs: 1.  They allow athletes and bodybuilders to continue training around an injury. 2.  They correct left-right strength and size asymmetries. 3.  They improve general balance and proprioception. 4.  They’re similar to athletic movements such as running and bounding and therefore have a strong…


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A Better Way to Stretch Hip Flexors

A Better Way to Stretch Hip Flexors

Perhaps no other group of muscles has received as much attention—or condemnation—by coaches, trainers, and therapists as the hip flexors.  And, as a consequence, no other muscle group is stretched with greater frequency, intensity, or enthusiasm.  The hip flexors have developed a particularly bad wrap among the athletic population, since most people in this group…


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Optimizing Training For The Unstable Client

Optimizing Training For The Unstable Client

Take a step back and think about your most challenging client…. Not the one who struggles to change poor habits or lacks consistency, and not the client who refuses to take constructive feedback. I’m talking about the client who shows up every day, works hard, but struggles to make consistent progress.  They have a hard…


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Considerations for improving your manual therapy, Part Two

Considerations for improving your manual therapy, Part Two

As a massage therapist, I feel fortunate to also be trained in the science of improving human movement—strength and conditioning—as it affords me a wider lens to look through when treating and assessing soft-tissue on the table.  This allows me to think beyond increasing range of motion, or decreasing muscular stiffness in isolation, on the…


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Integrating Shoulder and Core Exercises for High Efficiency

Integrating Shoulder and Core Exercises for High Efficiency

During the baseball season, time is at a premium for many of the baseball players I work with.  They need to get in and out of the gym in an hour or less, so I’m constantly working on ways to streamline their program without skimping on important content.  One way to accomplish this is to…


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About


Pure Performance Training is a full-service health and fitness training company, owned and operated by a skilled team of strength coaches and sports injury specialist whose expertise has been guiding professional athletes, clients, and patients for over 20 years.

We believe that fitness, injury prevention, and peak athletic performance are built from the ground up through functional, movement-based training.  We don’t rely on lots of complicated machinery, unnecessary contraptions, or gimmicks. We focus on exercises and equipment that helps strengthen the core, balance the musculoskeletal system, and improves upon the fundamental aspects of human movement.

To that end, we’ve assembled a multi-disciplinary team to meet the needs of athletes and clients at every level of training. Whether you want to lose weight, get stronger, increase your metabolism, rehabilitate an injury, or just improve your overall health, we have the right plan to help you reach your goals.


Programs

  • Personal Training

    Personal Training

    Personal training at Pure Performance goes beyond the standard fitness routine. After each client is evaluated, they are matched with the trainer or therapist who can best address their specific goals. There are no cookie-cutter programs, so each workout is customized to meet individual needs. Depending upon your program, each one-on-one session will include some…

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  • Group Training

    Group Training

    We’re turning off the techno music and pulling the leg warmers off of group fitness classes forever. Our group training programming is a super-sized version of our one-on-one personal training sessions. Each participant undergoes a full evaluation prior to starting the program, and is placed in a group with others of similar ability. Classes are…

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  • Sport Specific Training

    Sport Specific Training

    All athletes desire to be the best, yet very few ever achieve greatness. So what separates the truly great athletes from all the others? Given equal skill, the great divide comes down to physical conditioning. The demands on youth athletes are reaching higher levels, at earlier ages than ever before. Meanwhile, injury rates and severity…

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Resources

  • Recommended Websites

    Recommended Websites

    The internet can be a wonderful source of free consumer fitness information. Here you will find a listing of websites we recommend for no-nonsense information, interesting articles, and links to recommended products, equipment, and organizations that we support. The list is not comprehensive, but it’s a good starting point for some really great sites. We…

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  • Fitness Education Products

    Fitness Education Products

    Finding high-quality information about fitness, nutrition and health can be a daunting challenge.  So, we’ve taken away the guesswork of having to separate fact from fiction. Here you will find our reviews and recommendations of the best fitness education products on the market today. The products you see listed below consist of Books, e-Books, Manuals,…

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  • Partners

    Partners

    We understand that clients and athletes in our program have diverse needs that are often best addressed by a medical professional or other service provider outside of our scope of services. Here you will find a listing of outstanding professionals who we regularly collaborate with. All practitioners are located in the area and may be…

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Testimonials

  • Pro Endorsements

    Pro Endorsements

    “It has been my pleasure training at Pure Performance Training this summer. As a professional athlete, our off-season training is extremely important because it builds our foundation for the season. Mike built an extremely thorough and well thought out training program customized for me. As an NHL hockey player, I know that everything we do…

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  • Praise from Clients

    Praise from Clients

    “Adam and his team are some of the smartest people in the industry.  They’re not just there to put you through a workout – they realize that every client is different, they tailor programs to specific needs, and they incorporate tremendous physiological knowledge into their practice.  They have a passion for what they do.  Adam…

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Contact

We are located at 19 Wexford Street, Needham, MA.

To set up your consultation or find out more about our services, send us an email using the form below or call us at 781.400.1803.