Allied Strength Fall 2018 Sports Performance Training

Allied Strength Fall 2018 Sports Performance Group Training and Rates

September 10 – November 16 (10 Weeks)

Allied Strength’s Sports Performance Program is Unmatched in Cape Ann

Sports Performance training sessions are 80-minutes long and are constructed to help athletes take their performance to the next level. We do this by improving movement quality, increasing speed, power, explosiveness and strength, all while reducing the risk of injury. Each session begins with an Active Warm Up to improve movement and tissue quality, improve agility, and power output. The active warm up is followed by Strength Training, utilizing full body movements to maximize results and minimize training risk. Each session finishes with high intensity conditioning to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance. We do this by utilizing our Assault Air Bikes, weight sleds, as well as slide boards for lateral movement conditioning.

Our program also has considerations and modifications for overhead (baseball/softball/swimming) and other specialty athletes. 

Group Sizes and Scheduling:

Each group is limited to 7 Athletes to provide attentive coaching/feedback and optimal group flow. When a time slot sells out we will close registration for that group. While it is not guaranteed, if an athlete is unable to make a scheduled group time, we will do our best to have them make up the session at a different time and/or day. 

Summer Session Group Times and Pricing:

We offer 2x and 3x per week training programs. For athlete scheduling and to manage group sizes we request 2x/week athletes train on Tuesday and Thursday while 3x/week athletes train on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We will do our best to accommodate athlete schedules. We will also try to open up additional group times if needed.

*If space is available in the groups after Seotember10th, athletes can join at a prorated price.

  • 2x/Week – $595 (Additional Add On Session – $30/session)
    • 3:00PM (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday)
  • 3x/Week – $795
    • 3:00PM (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday)

We will do our best to accommodate athlete schedules that do not fit in the above days, please contact us to check.

To reserve your spot, payment must be made upfront before the start of the session. (Scroll Down for the Preregistration Form)

Learn more about our sports performance program below:

For more than seven years I have had the privilege to coach a wide range of athletes at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, from untrained middle school athletes just beginning a strength and conditioning program to elite level athletes in college and the pros. Before my time at MBSC I interned at Cressey Sports Performance. My decade of sports performance coaching and programming is the foundation of our program at Allied Strength.

Allied Strength provides a welcoming and encouraging environment that meets the athletes where they are now and challenges them to reach their perceived potential and then exceed it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t play sports, or if it is your first time in a strength and conditioning facility, or if you are a confident veteran.. Our athletes at Allied Strength will be driven to not just be great athletes, but to be excellent leaders and teammates and people.

Please contact Allied Strength with any questions.

Registration and payment is done at our facility at 27 Kondelin Road, Unit #4, Gloucester, MA

 

Join the Summer Sports Performance Session at Prorated Price and Be Ready for Your Season

There is still time to make significant improvements in performance, speed and strength this summer so you can take your game to the next level before your upcoming season. The athletes currently in our groups are already seeing major improvements on the field and in the gym. Don’t wait any longer. Make sure you aren’t just ready for your upcoming season, show up ready to compete in the best shape of your career.

Athletes can join during the Summer Session at a prorated price so you only pay for the sessions going forward.

Feel free to contact us. Also there is more information on the Sports Performance Program below:

We are currently taking preregistration sign ups for our Summer Sports Performance Session which starts on June 18th and runs until August 24th (10-Weeks). You can get more information and preregister on the Summer 2018 Sports Performance Info Page. The current group availability is as follows:

*If space is available in the groups after June 18th, athletes can join at a prorated price.

  • 2x/Week – $595 (Additional Add On Session – $30/session)
    • 8:00AM (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) 
    • 3:00PM (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday)
  • 3x/Week – $795
    • 8:00AM (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday)
    • 3:00PM (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday)

We will do our best to accommodate athlete schedules that do not fit in the above days, please contact us to check.

Learn more about our sports performance program below:

For more than seven years I have had the privilege to coach a wide range of athletes at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, from untrained middle school athletes just beginning a strength and conditioning program to elite level athletes in college and the pros. Before my time at MBSC I interned at Cressey Sports Performance. My decade of sports performance coaching and programming is the foundation of our program at Allied Strength.

Allied Strength provides a welcoming and encouraging environment that meets the athletes where they are now and challenges them to reach their perceived potential and then exceed it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t play sports, or if it is your first time in a strength and conditioning facility, or if you are a confident veteran, you will feel at home here. Our athletes at Allied Strength will be driven to not just be great athletes, but to be excellent leaders and teammates.

 

Allied Strength Sports Performance program has three core principles:

  • Do No Harm: Far too often strength and conditioning programs lack great environment, logical programming structure and attentive coaching. Not only is The Allied Strength Sports Performance program built on the most effective and proven methodologies in the industry, we also strive to provide the best possible environment for our athletes to thrive. Every drill, exercise and movement chosen is weighed to maximize effectiveness and minimize risk.
  • Reduce the Risk of Sport Injury: The prime pillar and perhaps the greatest benefit of the Allied Strength Sports Performance program is reduced risk of injury during competition. Far too often young athletes are experiencing non-contact injuries during practice and competition. The increase in overall strength and endurance will help prepare athletes for the rigors of competition.
  • Provide the Optimal Environment for Athlete Growth: The Allied Strength Sports Performance program is built to support athletes of all ages and abilities. No matter how fast, strong or skilled, all Allied Strength athletes are teammates. Great teammates support and encourage each other to work hard and get better every single session. This includes a zero-tolerance policy for name calling or athletes putting other athletes down.

The Sports Performance training sessions are 80-minutes long. We offer our sports performance memberships with a standard 2x/week membership, billed every other week. You can sign up for either Monday/Wednesday sessions or Tuesday/Thursday Sessions. We also have a 3x/week sports performance membership which also has classes on Friday. This is a great option for athletes that are in their off-season.

Before signing up for a group membership, we encourage you to visit Allied Strength so we can introduce ourselves and so you can go through one of the training sessions to experience what separates Allied Strength from other fitness facilities. Please download, print and fill out our new athlete/trial form prior to arriving.

For more information please call or email us. You are also welcome to visit us during our group hours.

Allied Strength Summer 2018 Sports Performance Training

Allied Strength Sports Performance Group Training and Rates

June 18 – August 24 (10 Weeks)

*The  summer 3:30PM group time has been changed to 3:00PM

Allied Strength’s Sports Performance Program is Unmatched in Cape Ann

Sports Performance training sessions are 80-minutes long and are constructed to help athletes take their performance to the next level. We do this by improving movement quality, increasing speed, power, explosiveness and strength, all while reducing the risk of injury. Each session begins with an Active Warm Up to improve movement and tissue quality, improve agility, and power output. The active warm up is followed by Strength Training, utilizing full body movements to maximize results and minimize training risk. Each session finishes with high intensity conditioning to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance. We do this by utilizing our Assault Air Bikes, weight sleds, as well as slide boards for lateral movement conditioning.

Our program also has considerations and modifications for overhead (baseball/softball/swimming) and other specialty athletes. 

Group Sizes and Scheduling:

Each group is limited to 8 Athletes to provide attentive coaching/feedback and optimal group flow. When a time slot sells out we will close registration for that group. While it is not guaranteed, if an athlete is unable to make a scheduled group time, we will do our best to have them make up the session at a different time and/or day. 

Summer Session Group Times and Pricing:

We offer 2x and 3x per week training programs. For athlete scheduling and to manage group sizes we request 2x/week athletes train on Tuesday and Thursday while 3x/week athletes train on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We will do our best to accommodate athlete schedules. We will also try to open up additional group times if needed.

*If space is available in the groups after June 18th, athletes can join at a prorated price.

  • 2x/Week – $595 (Additional Add On Session – $30/session)
    • 8:00AM (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) 
    • 3:00PM (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday)
  • 3x/Week – $795
    • 8:00AM (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday) 
    • 3:00PM (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday)

We will do our best to accommodate athlete schedules that do not fit in the above days, please contact us to check.

To reserve your spot, payment must be made upfront before the start of the session. (Scroll Down for the Preregistration Form)

Learn more about our sports performance program below:

For more than seven years I have had the privilege to coach a wide range of athletes at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, from untrained middle school athletes just beginning a strength and conditioning program to elite level athletes in college and the pros. Before my time at MBSC I interned at Cressey Sports Performance. My decade of sports performance coaching and programming is the foundation of our program at Allied Strength.

Allied Strength provides a welcoming and encouraging environment that meets the athletes where they are now and challenges them to reach their perceived potential and then exceed it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t play sports, or if it is your first time in a strength and conditioning facility, or if you are a confident veteran.. Our athletes at Allied Strength will be driven to not just be great athletes, but to be excellent leaders and teammates and people.

Please contact Allied Strength with any questions.

Registration and payment is done at our facility at 27 Kondelin Road, Unit #4, Gloucester, MA

 

Youth Sports Performance Open House (Sunday, May 27 @ 9AM)

Since we had a bunch of cancellations for this event on Sunday due to scheduling conflicts with the holiday, I have decided to reschedule the event at a later date.

Thank you so much for your interest in the event. Below you will find two seminar videos that cover some of the materials planned for the event. Please review them at your convenience and let me know if you have any questions.
Also please feel free to let me know if you want to come by the gym to chat if you have any questions. Would love to help you out in anyway that I can.
Here are the recordings for the two seminars mentioned above.

Sports Performance Open House (Sunday, May 27  @ 9AM)

What: FREE Youth Sports Performance Open House and Seminar

Who: Local Athletes, Parents and Coaches (Please Register Below)

When: Sunday, May 27  9AM –  10:30AM (Gym Opens at 9:00 AM for Registration, Coffee and Snacks. Seminar Begins at 9:15 AM)

Where: Allied Strength, 27 Kondelin Road, Unit 4, Gloucester, MA

Allied Strength is hosting a Sports Performance Open House on Sunday, May 27th at 9AM for all local athletes, parents and coaches. Your time is extremely valuable so the event will be packed with valuable and actionable information. The event consists of a 45-minute lecture and a 30-minute practical session. Topics covered include:

  • Effective Warm Ups Before Practice and Games to Maximize Performance and Reduce the Risk of Injury
  • Drills for Improving Speed and Explosiveness
  • Easy and Whole Food Sports Nutrition Strategies for Performance and Recovery
  • The Latest Research on What Separates the Good from the Great Athletes

We will wrap up with an open Q&A to cover any questions or topics you wish.

Each athlete that registered and attends will also get a Free Warm Up and Activation Kit with Easy to Implement Program that can be used at home, before practices and games, as well as before workouts.

To register, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions or would like to stop by the facility before this event please contact us.

If more than 3 please make separate registrations for each or email me: kevin@alliedstrength.com

Building Strong Breaks: The Keys to Athleticism, Speed and Resiliency (Seminar)

Thank you for watching this seminar on Building Strong Breaks: The Keys to Athleticism, Speed and Resiliency (scroll down).

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend first watching the seminar on Effective Warm Ups to Maximize Performance and Reduce the Risk of Injury in Student Athletes

This hour long video goes in depth on the concept of “Building Strong Breaks” for athletes for athleticism, speed and reducing their risk of injury. I made it a priority to make all of the info, drills and movements in this seminar easy to implement with no to minimal equipment. I hope you find this useful.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, would like to stop by the facility to chat and check it out, or if there is anything else I can help you with.

In the future I am planning similar mini-seminars on off-season training athletes can do outside the gym, simple and effective sports nutrition to fuel performance, recovery strategies and more.

You can view the powerpoint slides here: Powerpoint PDF (Right click or option+click on MAC and Save-As).

You can also video all of the videos from the lecture on the Allied Strength Youtube channel. I will also embed some below.

Finally, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or Kevin(at)alliedstrength.com.

(Seminar) Effective Warm Ups to Maximize Performance and Reduce the Risk of Injury in Student Athletes

Thank you for watching this short seminar on effective warm ups to maximize performance and reduce injuries for student athletes. 

This 38-minute video covers some of the worrisome statistics in regards to student athlete injury rates, some of the trends that have caused this increase, as well as warm up strategies and other information to best prep athletes to perform at their best while reducing their risk of injury.

I made it a priority to make all of the info, drills and movements in this seminar easy to implement with no to minimal equipment. Also they are perfect for a team setting to warm up before practices and games.

I hope you find this useful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, would like to stop by the facility to chat and check it out, or if there is anything else I can help you with.

In the future I am planning similar mini-seminars on off-season training athletes can do outside the gym, simple and effective sports nutrition to fuel performance, recovery strategies and more.

You can view the powerpoint slides here: Powerpoint PDF (Right click or option+click on MAC and Save-As).

Here is the Warm Up One Sheet Mentioned (Right click or option+click on MAC and Save-As).

You can also video all of the videos from the lecture on the Allied Strength Youtube channel. I will also embed some below.

Finally, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or Kevin(at)alliedstrength.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports Performance Program Updates

The Spring Allied Strength Sports Performance program is launching with the Spring session on April 9th. It will run for 9 weeks, until June 8. We will be offering a free week long preview for athletes from April 2-6.

Groups will be at 3:30pm Monday – Friday. We offer two sign up options for athletes, 2x/week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) or 3x/week training (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday). We keep group sizes small so there will be limited availability.

9-Week Spring Session Cost [April 9 – June 8] (The week of April 2 is a free preview): 

We are offering promotional rates for this inaugural session. They do not reflect the price of future sessions. Also this is a shorter session than normal. Usually sessions will be 12-13 weeks long.

– 2x/Week Training 80-Minute Session (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday @ 3:30pm) – $379 (18 Sessions)

– 3x/Week Training 80-Minute Session (Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday/Friday @ 3:30pm) – $549 (27 Sessions)

You can learn more about the program at Allied Strength on our Sports Performance page.

If you are interested in signing up for the spring session, please fill out the form below and we will update you when registration opens.

Top 5 Supplements for Health and Performance

At Allied Strength we recommend that all adults and athletes follow a balanced diet of lean proteins, healthy fats, fruits and lots of vegetables. It will always be best to get your daily energy and nutrient needs covered from unprocessed, whole foods. But we understand that day to day life can be hectic and unpredictable, so here are our supplement recommendations that should do just that, supplement your regular food intake. And it never hurts to have a good backup plan and solutions for getting in adequate nutrition.

1. A Great Multivitamin

Multivitamins are a great way to make sure you are “covering your bases” and consuming nutrients you are not getting through your regular diet.

Benefits: Overall health and immune system, energy levels, reducing the risks for a multitude of illnesses and avoiding malnutrition.

Recommended Multivitamins: Optimum Nutrition Men’s (Opti-Men) or Women’s (Opti-Women), One A Day.

2. A High Quality/Potency Omega-3s

While it is getting easier to consume omega-3 fatty acids from foods, some may still lack adequate intake based on the foods they eat daily. When looking for a great Omega-3 supplement it comes down to the brand, quality control, and potency testing.

Benefits: Cardiovascular support, improved blood lipid ratios, cognitive (brain) health, reducing joint pain (including Arthritis), improving mood, skin health/complexation.

Recommended Omega-3 Products: NOW Ultra Omega-3, Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-3, Kirkland Signature Fish Oil Concentrate (Costco). For Vegetarians/Vegans: Nordic Naturals Algae Omega

Great Food Sources: Wild salmon, free range eggs, tuna, anchovies, walnuts, algae

3. Vitamin-D

We can actually synthesize vitamin-d in our bodies with the help of the sun, but during the colder periods of the year we might not get enough sun exposure (10-15 minutes in shorts/t-shirt or equivalent. Usually it is only needed for supplementation in the winter months or if you live in areas with limited sun light.

Benefits: Improved bone health, improved muscle function, additional health benefits

Recommended Vitamin-D Supplements: Carlson Solar D Gems (this brand is particularly great because each dose includes omega-3s to help with the Vitamin-D uptake as it is a fat-soluble vitamin). Most reputable brands with 1,000-4,000 IUs per serving are perfect.

Great Food Sources: Egg Yolks and products fortified with vitamin-d (dairy products and grains)

4. Greens Supplement

Like a multivitamin, a great greens supplement can fill in some of the vitamin and mineral deficiencies you are not regularly consuming through food. Great to consume first thing in the morning.

Benefits: Improved energy and immune system support.

Recommended Greens Supplement: Greens Plus Organic Super Food Wild Berry, Amazing Grass Green Superfood (Berry).

5. A High Quality and Great Tasting Protein Blend

As with everything mentioned previously, a protein powder is really only needed for those not consuming enough quality protein through their regular diet. Protein powder is also incredibly convenient for those that find themselves limited on time to eat during the day. We also emphasize to find a protein powder that tastes/mixes great in water. You are much less likely to consume it if you don’t like the taste. You can also buy premade shakes in a can or bottle for added convenience.

We recommend that you get a protein powder or shake with a mix of protein sources (usually whey, casein, milk or egg). For vegetarian or vegans there are also some great plant-based protein blends. Also watch out for powders high in sugar and fat. If possible, avoid soy protein sources.

Benefits: Improved muscle recovery and lean muscle growth, reduced hunger, potentially improved metabolism, improved bone health, not to mention it is basically essential for every cell in your body.

Recommended Protein Supplements: Trutein and Trutein Naturals (the best tasting and highest quality protein blend for the money), Metabolic Drive, Quest Protein. Pure Protein Shakes (in can) For Vegans: Sun Warrior, Body Nutrition Gardenia (same brand as Trutein).

Food Sources: Lean meats like chicken, turkey, beef, some fish like salmon and tuna. Dairy products especially low fat Greek yogurt and cottage cheese.