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Health & Wellness Center - Green  330-896-5043
Health & Wellness Center - North (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.

IGNITE
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 nationally recognized coaching staff. (See Coaches, below)

EXCEL
Our strength and power development program helps athletes achieve the explosiveness and strength to excel in their sport. It has three main components - Olympic lifts, squats and core stability.

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

ACHIEVE
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.

See some exercises our participants learn on YouTube.

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
    • Pneu-max high speed tread mill
    • Pneu-max Vibration plate
    • 2 multi power racks with bench and power bar
    • 2 platforms
    • 2 Olympic bars and bumper plate sets
    • 3 swiming 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

    Akron General Sports Performance Center in the News
    For the latest updates on becoming a better athlete, visit www.strenghcoachamanda.com, or follow our locations on twitter @akrongeneralsp (Stow), @akrongeneralspw (Montrose) or @akrongeneralsps (Green).

    Amanda Kephart, MS, CSCS, USAW Club Coach
    Sports Performance Supervisor
    Akron General Health & Wellness Center - North
    www.strengthcoachamanda.com

    Coach Amanda Kephart has been training athletes for over three years. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Club Coach and certified in First Aid/CPR. Prior to working as the Head Sports Performance Coach at the Akron General Health & Wellness center - North, Coach Kephart worked as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she worked with over 230 Division 1 athletes from the school's 13 sports. She has also worked with the men's and women's basketball teams and softball team at The University of Akron and trained under Director of Sports Performance Craig Sowers. Coach Kephart has her Masters in Exercise Physiology from The University of Akron and is an All-American in Collegiate Racquetball.


    Anthony Colarusso, BA, CSCS, USAW SPC
    Head Sports Performance Coach
    Akron General Health & Wellness Center - Green

    Coach Anthony Colarusso has coached in both public and private sector settings for a number of years. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and is certified in both First Aid and CPR. Coach Colarusso earned his Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science at Baldwin-Wallace College. He has a passion for working with athletes of all ages and ability levels who are looking to improve their 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.

    Sports Performance Center in West Akron
    Akron General Health & Wellness Center - West
    4125 Medina Road
    Akron, OH 44333
    330-665-8200

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    Sports Performance Center in Stow
    Akron General Health & Wellness Center - North
    4300 Allen Road
    Stow, OH 44224
    330-945-3150

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    Sports Performance Center in Green
    Akron General Health & Wellness Center - Green
    1940 Town Park Boulevard
    Uniontown, OH 44685
    330-896-9829

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     Date Updated: 22-JAN-2014



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