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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 nationally recognized coaching staff. (See Coaches, below)

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.

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 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

    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.

    Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Bath
    4125 Medina Road
    Akron, OH 44333


    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: 27-APR-2017

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