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Health & Wellness Center, Green 330.896.5043
Health & Wellness Center, Stow 330.945.3150

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You practice hard and compete even harder. Move your game to the next level with sports performance training. Semi-private group training and one-on-one coaching from our degreed and certified staff will help you take it to the next level - helping you ignite, excel and achieve.

Our center is geared toward improving the performance of dedicated athletes at the youth, high school, college and professional level.

A sports performance program can be beneficial for athletes of all ages, skill level and athletic ability.

We help athletes from all sports ignite by working on their speed, power, agility and strength. Our training programs have been scientifically developed and proven by our degreed and certified coaching staff. (See Coaches, below)

Our strength and power development program helps athletes achieve the explosiveness and strength to excel in their sport.

Our program focuses on speed, balance, coordination and dynamic flexibility. An additional benefit of this type of training is injury prevention.

State-of-the-Art equipment combined with the knowledge of our highly skilled and credentialed staff, will help clients excel to meet their goal of becoming a better, more competitive athlete.

Studies have shown that youth who participate in sports are self-confident and more satisfied with their physical appearance than those who do not.

Results are charted monthly using the following testing:

  • Vertical jump
  • Broad jump
  • Pro-agility
  • 10-yard sprint
  • Height and body weight

We offer two core programs:

  • Athlete performance sessions (90 minutes)
  • Adult performance sessions (60 minutes)

Our Coaching Philosophy
We foster a positive and safe environment that promotes cognitive, psychological and physical development for athletes of all ages and skill levels by:

  • Focusing on each athlete's long-term development
  • Educating athletes, parents and team coaches
  • Maintaining attention to detail
  • Tailoring our coaching style to the unique needs and learning styles of each athlete

We Help Athletes from All Sports Ignite, Excel and Achieve

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Cheerleading
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • LaCrosse
  • Paddling
  • Power Lifting
  • Running
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • All Sports Performance Centers are located in Akron General's award-winning Health & Wellness Centers and feature:

    • 3-lane Sprint Track
    • Basketball Court
    • 2 multi power racks with bench and power bar
    • 2 platforms
    • 2 Olympic bars and bumper plate sets
    • 3 swimming pools
    • On-site Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy clinic
    • Men's and women's locker rooms with showers
    • Parents waiting area with TV and wireless internet access

    Our Coaches

    Mary Catherine Powers BS, MA CSCS SCCC TPI Level 1
    Sports Performance Supervisor
    Health & Wellness Center, Stow

    Mary Catherine (MC) has a passion for coaching and teaching athletes of all ages to help them succeed at the highest level. With previous experience as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, she knows what it takes to train at the next level. MC earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Mount Union and holds a Master’s degree in Sports and Recreation Management from Kent State University. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as CPR and First Aid Certified. With experience coaching athletes in many different sports, she aims to help all individuals lead a healthier and happier life by reaching their athletic or fitness goals.

    Jay Turner, M.S., CSCS, USAW-L1 SPC
    Sport Performance Coach
    Health & Wellness Center, Stow

    Coach Jay Turner has spent the past 16 years in the private sector, a number of which as a successful high school and collegiate track and field coach. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness, USA Track & Field Level 2 Sprint Specialist, and is a certified BLS (Basic Life Support) provider in both First Aid and CPR. Coach Jay earned his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness at University of Akron. He works tirelessly to help all to reach their athletic potential as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Amanda Tobac, BA, CSCS, EP-C
    Head Sports Performance Coach
    Health & Wellness Center, Green

    Amanda Tobac has coached many athletes in different sports such as rowing, Olympic lifting, softball, lacrosse and even mixed martial arts. She has also coached adults 18-65yrs to help achieve their goals in becoming stronger and healthier. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Exercise Physiologist through American College of Sports Medicine, and is certified in both First Aid and CPR. Coach Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Slippery Rock University. Her passion for helping athletes extends to any and all athletic abilities because she wants to improve athletic performance.

    Call one of our centers today to talk to a certified strength and conditioning coach and to learn more about our packages and custom pricing.

    Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Stow
    4300 Allen Road
    Stow, OH 44224


    Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Green
    1940 Town Park Boulevard
    Uniontown, OH 44685

     Date Updated: 30-JAN-2018

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