Is Performance Longevity Right for You?
Performance Longevity is for you if:
- You love to compete and improve
- You can dedicate at least 60 minutes 2-3 times a week to your fitness
- You have big goals and aren’t completely satisfied with where you currently are
- You enjoy the process, the grind and hustling
- You believe in getting 1% better every day
- You know you have more potential than you’ve realized so far
- You know what you want to achieve, but just don’t know how to get there
- You are a team player who lifts up those around you
- You are new to training and want expert led advice
- You are experienced with training but haven’t seen the results you want
- You understand “what got you here won’t get you there…”
Performance Longevity is not for you if:
- You’re only going to the gym because you feel like you should
- You think “all I really need is to play more basketball”
- You are crushing life and are completely satisfied with all your results
- You’re stressed and overcommitted to other activities
- You want a “quick fix” or “magic pill”
- You want someone else to do the work for you
- You’re already the GOAT (can I get your autograph?)
- You wake up every day with knowing exactly what to do to take care of your body
- You are currently injured and under the care of a medical professional
How is this program different from others like it?
Great question. That’s why I put it right here at the top. Most sport specific training programs are broadly designed around the attributes and demands of the sport. It sounds straightforward, except it overlooks the most important variable: the athlete.
See, athletes aren’t blank slates or mannequins that come off an assembly line. There are massive variations in height, skeletal shape, muscle fiber make-up, and underlying physiology that meaningfully impact the way you move, ability to adapt to stress, and predisposition toward certain injuries.
That’s why we identify these variables BEFORE the start of the program through a targeted assessment, so you can be confident that what you’re getting is what you need, not what some hypothetical version of point guard or power forward needs.
What does a training session look like?
It depends. Every player will have their own program tailored to their specific needs. Some programs might be more focused on conditioning, while others more on speed or power.
In the broadest sense, programs will follow the three-phase progression model, and include warm-up activities, biomechanics, speed and explosiveness drills, resistance training, and player-specific conditioning.
What if I have zero experience in a gym?
Great. Welcome. We love beginners.
What if I can’t commit to specific days/times?
Schedules are tough. I get that. We do our best to schedule sessions around your practice and games times, and we’ll bend over backwards to make it “work” for everyone, but it’s an imperfect system and you will need to decide up front if this works for you or not.
Why is it so expensive?
Let’s be honest, price is the pink elephant in the middle of the room. It’s the first thing 99% of our best, long-term clients were concerned about when we first met them too.
So, let’s talk about.
I could tell you about all the accomplishments of our staff, or brag that we’ve worked with thousands of youth athletes as well as professionals and Olympians, but I think most decent facilities would say the same thing. But they’d be lying to you.
I’m just kidding. The truth is we are priced at the high end of the market for youth sports training. There are cheaper alternatives. That is…if you believe you’re getting an analogous product and comparable level of expertise. Which you are not. Not kidding.
We offer a premium experience, and we charge premium prices. It’s not for everyone. I’m saying otherwise. But I can tell you the reason we’ve been in business for so long and that’s because of the value we give to our clients.
At the risk of belaboring the point, value is the peace of mind you get knowing you’re in hands of an exceptional team who will guide you every step of the way through a complex, multi-stage journey with–often–unpredictable twists and turns. And we’ll do it knowledge, experience, and care that you won’t find anywhere else. The price is just what you pay for all of that.
Is it okay for my middle schooler to weight train?
In a word, yes. The safety and efficacy of resistance training for middle school and high school athletes is clear and well established in the research.
Second, resistance training is only one component of a much larger, multi-pronged strategy aimed at all-around physical development. For most middle schoolers, much of their exposure to weight training will focus on learning proper form and mechanics, not setting world records.
Okay, but I don’t want to get big and bulky, should I be concerned with that?
Bodybuilding style workouts with lots of isolation exercise (think bicep curls or leg extensions) have very little carryover to dynamic, full-body athletic activities, like basketball. Carrying excessively large muscles doesn’t either.
The good news: that’s not at all how the program is designed. We’re focused on training that improves your athletic capabilities. We’re not interested in turning you into Arnold Schwarzenegger (no disrespect to the Governator intended).
What if I’m injured?
That’s a tricky question because it depends on the nature and extent of the injury, phase of healing, and other stuff you might need a medical professional to answer. If you have any concerns specific to participation with an injury, you can contact me directly and I will set up a joint consultation with our Physical Therapist, Dr. Conor Nordengren.
Can I do the program on my own?
You could. Technically. I guess. But I don’t recommend it. Over my twenty-year career working with kids and adults it is very clear that information alone isn’t enough. There will be questions that arise, tweaks that need to be made, limiting beliefs or changes in circumstances that will need to be overcome. And for that, you’ll need coaching. That is the middle of the bullseye of what we do. To give you a watered-down version of the program wouldn’t do either of us any favors.