Frequently Asked Questions

Unlike most personal trainers and coaches who will take on any client, no matter how wavering their commitment, we are very particular about who we work with. We do have certain expectations from our clients:

  • Make the time to train with us at least two times a week.
  • Give 100% effort at each session.
  • Make changes to your diet (no amount of exercise makes up for a bad diet).

This is what we expect of our clients and if these things sound too challenging, we’re sorry but perhaps we’re not the right fit for you.

Yes! We carry the Poliquin Group supplement line. This supplement line is absolutely safe. They’re NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified and exceed the FDA’s GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) guidelines. (Read more about quality assurance.)

The independent laboratories Poliquin Group uses for third party testing are audited and verified to make sure that validated analytical methods and ethical lab practices for raw material and finished product testing are followed.

Unlike other brands, what it says on the label of a Poliquin Group supplement is exactly what you get! We understand how important it is to know what you are putting into your body, and that is why in addition to their safety testing, their products are also tested for label claim potency.

The short answer is, yes. Because of current agricultural practices soil has become deficient in basic vitamins and minerals and, as the saying goes, you are what you eat and you are what you eat ate!

The refined flours and oils and canned and fried foods that make up many American’s diets do not contain enough vitamins and minerals to even meet the RDAs (Recommended Daily Allowances). Fruits and vegetables, which most people don’t consume enough of already, lose many vitamins on their trek from farm to table and are lacking in minerals because of over-farming.

The RDAs were not established to help achieve optimal health. They are merely the amount of nutrients necessary to prevent a deficiency plus a safety factor of two or three. To put it simply, the RDAs were never designed to achieve optimal health and performance. RDAs are minimum wage nutrition.

Those who exercise regularly have a much higher need for supplemental vitamins and minerals to replenish what’s lost during exercise and ensure their body’s are functioning optimally at the cellular level.

For almost every sport how strong an athlete is will dictate how they perform on all other athletic abilities. Improving an athlete’s strength will increase the neural coordination of the muscle groups responsible for any given movement. Want to get faster? Get stronger. Want to jump higher and/or further? Get stronger. Want to get bigger or leaner? Get stronger. Want become more powerful? Get stronger. Want to improve your 5k time? Get stronger. Getting an athlete stronger teaches the nervous system how to activate more motor units (i.e. muscle fibers). The nervous system then learns how to engage those motor units more efficiently as an athlete’s training program progresses as the competitive season gets closer and their training becomes more sport specific.

Athletic Strength Institute bridges the gap between exercise science research and the practical application of that knowledge. After all, there is more to preparing an athlete for competition than bench presses, squats, and hang cleans. While these lifts can improve performance when used properly they are often overused.

We structure an athlete’s training program into sequential phases with each phase emphasizing a different component of performance with the ultimate goal of developing the highest levels of speed, strength, power, agility, and endurance possible at the time of competition and/or start of the season – a concept known as periodization.

Many coaches and trainers simply mimic the programs of the most successful college or professional teams without considering the age, physical, developmental, or genetic differences between their players and athletes competing at the highest levels of competition. As an example, a high school freshman football player should not be training like a senior in college who is about to be drafted, or a guy who has already been playing in the NFL for 4 years.

We individualize each athlete’s training program to fit their needs, goals, skill level, genetics, and the physical demands of their sport. The best strength & performance training programs are those that are individualized to the athlete.

We have different pricing options depending on your needs and goals. We also offer a student rate for all of our training packages and a 15% discount on all services for military personnel and first responders.

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We provide 1-on-1 and semi-private performance training (semi-private is capped at 3 people per group), BioSignature (a nutrition and supplement program for improved body composition), nutrition coaching, and soft tissue therapy, including Active Release Technique™, deep tissue massage, and Myokinesthetic System.

While each of these disciplines are proven strategies independently we are the first in the area to integrate them into one unified approach

We integrate strength & conditioning training, nutrition & supplement coaching, and soft tissue therapy to optimize athletic performance in the shortest time possible.

We are the only training facility in the area to provide these services in one place and our approach is simple – to get results.

Athletic Strength Institute has over 17 years of training experience working with professional, amateur, collegiate, and high school athletes from a variety of sports. Between the trainers, we have a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

We begin the training process by screening each athlete for weak muscles, flexibility limitations, and faulty movement patterns. These screenings provide the necessary information that allows us to develop an individualized training program that addresses these limitations before moving on to more traditional and advanced training methods.

We individualize each athlete’s nutrition program based on their sex, body type, needs, goals, the physical demands of their sport, and their level of commitment. We do not believe in fad diets or “short-cuts”. Our goal is to educate each athlete on how to make better food choices in order to optimize their performance and recovery.

We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to any athlete’s training or nutrition. The best training and nutrition programs are those that are individualized to the athlete.