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Q: What is Athletic Republic?
A: Athletic Republic is the industry leader in performance sports training with over 120 training centers and more than 500 performance trainers providing programs appropriate for athletes of all ages.
Q: What is Performance Sports Training?
A: Training focused on improving an athlete's in sport performance or return to sport from an injury or long lay-off. It is all about developing a competitive advantage in sport.
Q: What is the TEST-TEACH-TRAIN philosophy?
A: The foundation of our success comes through our TEST-TEACH-TRAIN approach to athlete development. We provide athletes with the answers to becoming a faster, quicker and more intelligent competitor. We TEST athletes to determine a performance baseline and identify areas where they can create separation from their peers. We TEACH athletes the same methods used by many of today’s top professional and Olympic athletes to improve sport and position specific movement skills. What does this mean? We TEACH athletes what they need to do to get better. How to move better - the foundation of improving athleticism. How to train smarter - learning to listen to their body, push limits safely and to incorporate sound nutrition to fuel performance and recovery. Essentially, we help athletes improve their Training IQ. Then we TRAIN using the most scientifically-proven programs featuring our patented technology, individualized training protocols and real-time video analysis to give every athlete the ultimate performance sports training experience.
Q: What makes Athletic Republic different than other training centers?
A: Athletic Republic's approach to an athlete's development has been refined through more than 25 years of taking an evidence-based approach to validate training protocols and document performance improvements. Further the application of our proprietary equipment and a commitment to advanced trainer certification and continuing education programs have allowed our centers to deliver a training experience that challenges an athlete to improve every time they arrive to work-out. Each training program is age appropriate and is based on the athlete's performance test as well as their goals, creating an individualized program proven to have the best chance of success through our 25 years of collective experience. To learn more about our approach to performance sports training, click here.
Q: How do you do it?
A: We offer individualized training programs, delivered in small groups with a 1:5 trainer to athlete ratio, which follow scientifically-based protocols comprised of 22-26 sessions spread over six to eight weeks. Over the years we've proven it takes this amount of time to adopt technique habits we establish and the body to absorb the full benefit of the specialized sport training.
Q: Will it work for me / my athlete?
A: Our Athletic Republic Training has “worked” for over 1,000,000 athletes, from the peewees to the pros, novice to varsity, or recreational to the most serious. Athletic Republic training programs have documented average performance improvements of 0.2 - 0.4 seconds in 40 yards which equates to 6’ - 10' of separation; 4” of vertical jump height; 5 mph in throwing velocity; and significant improvements in both running and skating efficiency.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Developing scientifically valid training protocols and patented, proprietary equipment requires years of work and significant investment—you get what you pay for. Our hourly rate compares well to other services like personal training or private lessons. We stress results and provide our athletes with the technology, training and expertise that have only been available for professional and Olympic athletes in the past. Because we Test at the beginning of the sport training program and then test again at the end, you will see the results.
Q: Who uses the program?
A: Heisman Trophy FInalist, RB Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin); LaMarr Woodley, All Pro Linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers; Darren McFadden, running back for the Oakland Raiders; Wesley Johnson, #4 Draft Choice from the 2010 NBA Draft, five-time MLB All Star Jim Thome, a recent member of baseball's 600 home run club; Shannon Boxx and Heather Mitts of the Women's US National Soccer Team; Derrick Atkins, silver medalist in the 100-meter dash at the IAAF world championships; Ogonna Nnamani, professional and US Olympic volleyball player; hockey great Brett Hull, women’s National Hockey Team standout and 3 time Olympian Angela Ruggerio; NHL speedster Marian Gaborik and center Shawn Horcoff are just a few of the many noteworthy athletes who train with Athletic Republic. And for every one of the stars, there are thousands of middle school, high school and collegiate athletes who use the same equipment and follow the same training protocols. We have a trained over 2500 professional and Olympic athletes, who have come to us with the same hopes and goals for training! For a more complete list of the elite athletes we've trained, visit Athletic Republic's 110% Club.
Q: How do I learn more?
A: Visit the Find a Training Center section of this website to locate your local Athletic Republic Performance Sports Training Center or fill out the contact form below.