Athletic Republic Teams Up with US Lacrosse

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Athletic Republic Teams Up with US Lacrosse

Sparks, Maryland, August 31, 2016 -- Athletic Republic, a growing leader in sports performance training, has announced its new partnership with US Lacrosse and MedStar Health. With the opening of a new Athletic Republic training center within the MedStar Health facility at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md., this September, the new partnership is designed to help advance the athletic development of lacrosse athletes while also providing them support during their recovery from injury.

Athletic Republic has made a name for itself over the past 25 years training more than 1 million athletes of all ages. Their individualized approach to each athlete's development has helped players move from the bench to the starting line-up, from freshman to varsity squads, from select programs to university teams, and now from a development program to elite athletes. Athletic Republic is the preferred training partner of the U.S. National Lacrosse Teams.

“Some of the key areas we’ll look to improve with athletes training at the US Lacrosse center are their top-end speed, first-step quickness, explosive power and game-day stamina”, says Jay Dyer, strength and conditioning coordinator for the U.S. national teams program. “I’ve worked with Athletic Republic earlier in my career and I’m thrilled to be teaming with them again.”

The Athletic Republic training center within the MedStar Health facility at US Lacrosse Headquarters is being managed by MedStar Health, which is also providing Physical Therapy and Return to Play services within the new Lacrosse Complex. “We’re very excited to bring on an established healthcare partner like MedStar, which has extensive experience working with elite and professional teams”, explains Charlie Graves, CEO of Athletic Republic. “The collaboration between MedStar, US Lacrosse and Athletic Republic is destined to help develop and improve the competitive abilities of lacrosse players for years to come.”

“The equipment and related technology provided by Athletic Republic represent a powerful addition to our U.S. Team training program,” said US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen. “We’re excited to have such an exclusive resource for national team athletes at our new national headquarters.”

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Sounds of Speed by Emily Cook 3x Olympian, US National Freestyle Coach & Skullcandy Sport and Human Potential Manager

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Sounds of Speed by Emily Cook 3x Olympian, US National Freestyle Coach & Skullcandy Sport and Human Potential Manager

At Skullcandy, we believe in the power of music to help people reach their highest potential. As an athlete, I used music during every aspect of training from daily warm-up and comp day preparation to improving on-hill focus. I used it in the gym to pump myself up, to relax and cool down during recovery sessions and to enhance flow during yoga. I even used it to get to sleep when the pressure of a morning competition was all consuming. When I crashed a jump, I would listen to music to get back to the right attitude for the next jump, or to prepare myself for a new skill.  At Skullcandy, we use music to help our athletes reach their peak performance both in and out of the gym.

Music has a way of calming me down, keeping me stoked and positive, and allows me to only think about the trick or snowboarding I am doing in that moment. The lyrics I am hearing become my mantra for that run.”

-Kimmy Fasani, Professional Snowboarder and Skullcandy Athlete

Research has shown that listening to the right music during a workout can increase an athlete’s performance by up to 20%. During a big workout, music can distract from pain, reduce feelings of fatigue, elevate mood, increase stamina, decrease perception of effort[1] and can even improve warm-up and accelerate recovery[2]. When listening to music people tend to push harder, run faster and bike further. The Sounds of Speed make working out more fun and help push an athlete to the next level.

Reaching our highest potential takes grit, hard work and pushing past what we once had perceived as our own boundaries. It also takes special attention to every small detail of training. All of the world’s best athletes have felt the pain of hitting the wall, and while sleep, conditioning, nutrition and hydration certainly help, a less known performance accelerator is the music we listen to everyday.

Matching the cadence of a song to the beat of a runner’s steps can help to maintain motivation and stamina during a big workout, and increasing that beat by up to 5% can help to accelerate a runner’s speed as well. Since, most athletes jog between 150 and 160 steps per minute, matching that cadence is a fun way to make a run seem easier and more fun. One way to do this is to create a playlist that matches each runner’s perfect cadence using an app such as Mixed in Key Mashup or other DJ software, or an even easier option is to use one of the apps out there that will do it for you, such as our favorite Rock My Run.

A few other tips. To help an athlete create more power, turn up the bass. A recent pilot study showed results trending towards a more explosive performance when athletes listened to music with higher bass tones. When working towards skill development, less familiar music with a repetitive beat and less obvious lyrics such as EDM or Dub Step can be helpful.

Timing is Key. A recent project in the Skullcandy Sport and Human Potential Lab, showed that athletes who warmed-up with music were able to increase their relative power during an aerobic capacity bike test by an average of 7%, demonstrating that not only is music effective during a workout, but before as well. At the end of the day, a solid recovery will help an athlete return ready to charge the next morning. Motivational music during an unstructured recovery has been shown to decrease lactate levels and additionally by slowly decreasing the beats per minute in a playlist we have seen that heart rate will also decline more rapidly. 

By listening together, music can enhance team cohesion and get athletes ready for game day. The Baylor Football coaching staff understands this concept and plays music throughout each practice to energize the players and get them ready for the deafening noise of the game day. When loud music is played during practice the stadium can seem peaceful in comparison. Music is always catered to the players’ choice, and tend to be mostly rap, hip-hop and heavy metal. If your athletes are more often teenage girls, or older adults, plan to choose your music accordingly. If you’re stuck, ask them what has them feel their best, and plan your playlist accordingly.

Thinking about the music your athletes are listening to everyday makes a difference. By catering music choices to each workout and your athletes’ tastes, you can ensure that each of them will work harder, have more fun and come back for more.

1.Terry P, Karageorghis C. Psychophysical effects of music in sport and exercise: an update on Theory, Research and Application, In: Psychology Bridging the Tasman: Science, Culture and Practice, 26-30 Sep 2006, Auckland, New Zealand.

2.Bridging the Tasman: Science, Culture and Practice, 26-30 Sep 2006, Auckland, New Zealand. Eliakim, M. Effect of Rhythm on the Recovery from Intense Exercise: Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 1019-1024 April 2013.

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Skullcandy Partners with Athletigen and Athletic Republic

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Skullcandy Partners with Athletigen and Athletic Republic

PARK CITY, Utah, June 16, 2016 -- Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKUL) today announced partnerships with Athletigen Technologies, leader in athlete genomics and Athletic Republic, the premier destination for individualized performance training. Skullycandy joins the mission to enable discovery of how genetics influences athlete performance with Athletigen and through Athletic Republic, will combine music and performance training programs. Both partnerships accelerate Skullcandy Human Performance Lab's mission to unlock human potential through music.

"Optimizing athletic performance requires attention to many details including the relationship between them," said Emily Cook, Skullcandy Sport and Human Potential Manager. "Skullcandy is dedicated to uncovering insights that lie at the intersection of music, psychology, and physiology. By partnering with Athletigen and Athletic Republic, we will all be able to understand a more complete picture of an athlete and how to help them reach their highest potential."

Athletigen's mission is to deliver personalized genetic information to all athletes and accelerate discovery to improve the lives of all humans. Athletigen's platform analyzes an athlete's DNA for genetic markers related to power, endurance, metabolism, and injury protection, as well as nutrition and sports psychology. Athletigen and Skullcandy will converge exisiting genomic data and Skullcandy's music research to understand how these intersect within athletic performance.

"We are pleased to partner with Skullcandy's Human Potential Lab because we believe that highly-skilled interdisciplinary teams will help Athletigen realize its longstanding vision to accelerate innovation in human performance and precision health, " says Athletigen CEO Dr. Jeremy Koenig. "Working with Skullcandy and Athletic Republic allows us to explore the interface between an athlete's DNA and environmental factors, both of which are crucial for optimal performance and safety."

Athletic Republic has trained over one million athletes in their 120 training centers accross the country. In partnership with Skullcandy, the companies are leveraging their expertise and network to help athletes optimize training through a new public program, the Summer of Speed and Sound. Applying learnings from Skullcandy's recent completion of studies on how music affects athletic performance, the partnership aims to use music for increased training output.

"Athletic Republic's 'one size fits one' approach individualizes training programs based on an athlete's physcial development, assessment of strengths and improvement areas, and competition schedule," explains Charlie Graves, CEO of Athletic Republic. "Collaborating with Skullcandy and Athletigen means our trainers will be able to improve training efficiency by incorporating the most accurate personalized performance data into training programs."

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PRO REHABILITATION SERVICES TO EXPAND SERVICES TO INCLUDE ATHLETIC REPUBLIC SPORTS TRAINING

MOOSIC, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 28, 2016. Nearly 20 years ago, PRO Rehabilitation Services was established to help residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania improve the quality of their lives. Since then, the Physical and Occupational therapy practice has grown to nine clinics in the region, and includes a health club in Moosic, known as PRO Fitness Club. PRO Rehab has always offered many diverse programs and services, including physical and occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, work conditioning programs, and supervised wellness programs. Also, they have had great success in helping their “athlete patients” to not only get back in the game, but to excel in their specific sport. However, they recognized the need to be able to help all area athletes achieve their full athletic potential while helping them to avoid injury.

After extensive research in the sports training arena, the company decided to incorporate the industry leading Athletic Republic training system into the PRO Rehab business. On Wednesday May 4th, Athletic Republic will open as part of the PRO Rehab and PRO Fitness facility in Moosic. “I was impressed with Athletic Republic’s individualized approach to helping each athlete achieve their own goals. Their training system improves an athlete’s speed, strength, agility, stamina and sport specific skills,” stated Lynn Distasio, PRO Rehab’s COO/ Clinical Director. “Our youth, high school, and adult athletes who are looking to get better now have the perfect resource available to help them advance to the next level of competition.”

“We are thrilled to have the PRO Rehab team join the Athletic Republic network of 110 training centers across the country,” added Athletic Republic CEO, Charlie Graves. “Having been recently recognized by Smithsonian as one of the seven most innovative gyms in the world, Athletic Republic – Moosic is well positioned to help athletes of all ages realize PRO Rehab’s vision for helping them each reach their potential and become more competitive across the region.”

Athletic Republic – Moosic located within the PRO Rehab and PRO Fitness complex at 3356 Birney Avenue within the Birney Mall in Moosic is scheduled to open on Wednesday, May 4th. In the meantime, to find out more information about Athletic Republic’s training offerings, or to pre-register for a complimentary training trial, visit www.Moosic.AthleticRepublic.com, or contact Head Trainer, David Johns at (570) 346-2929.

Athletic Republic is the nation’s leading franchisor of performance sports training centers. Its 110 locations have helped more than one million athletes over the past 25 years gain more than just a step on their competition. 

PRO Rehabilitation Services is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s leading provider of Physical, Aquatic and Occupational Therapy. With nine clinics, one health club, and an Athletic Republic training center, PRO Rehab has consistently demonstrated its commitment to improving the lives of area residents. To learn more about PRO Rehab’s services or to find a clinic location near you, visit www.ProRehab.org or call (570) 823-7761.

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MAKE THIS YOUR SUMMER OF SPEED & SOUND

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MAKE THIS YOUR SUMMER OF SPEED & SOUND

This summer, Athletic Republic is committed to helping every athlete get faster. For the past 26 years, Athletic Republic trainers have recognized that speed is a skill that may taught, developed and improved. More than 1 million athletes have benefited from this expertise and now you can too.

Now you can make this your summer of speed by signing up for an Athletic Republic training program to work on the five fundamentals of getting fast: Power Output, Stride Length, Stride Frequency, Symmetry, and Stamina. At the same time, AR will help you improve your first step quickness, agility, change of direction, and strength so when the season starts, you’re ready to create separation from your opponent, close a gap, make a faster cut, and play as well in the closing minutes of the game as you did in the opening minutes.

Our friends at Skullcandy know that it takes hard work to get better, and they want to make sure you enjoy the journey of performance improvement. So when you purchase a Summer of Speed training program at participating Athletic Republic facilities, you will receive a pair of Skullcandy sport performance earbuds*.

Athletic Republic and Skullcandy are ready to help you make this your Summer of Speed & Sound.

 

* Skullcandy earbuds are available with purchase, while supplies last.

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Just Do What? Athletic Republic Releases Tips to Improve Sports Performance

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Just Do What? Athletic Republic Releases Tips to Improve Sports Performance

The football season has brought highlights, Heisman finalists, a National Playoff, power rankings, fantasy match-ups and games of the week. It also included commercials from the leading footwear and sports apparel companies. While the season has been marked with impressive upsets, the athletic commercials have had a similar message, all revolving around a common theme: buy their product and ‘train harder.’

Every athlete recognizes that training and preparation are part of sport. But with the level of competition rising and more athletes interested in making the team, earning more playing time, or taking their game to the next level, athletes recognize they must do more than train with their team. The commercials all show athletes sweating, sprinting, lifting and perfecting their skill, insinuating that training in their products makes you a winner. Their gear may very well make a difference, but it doesn’t replace training and preparation. Over the years, it’s been easy to embrace ‘Just do it’ as a call to action. But from a training perspective, the aspiring athlete is left wondering, ‘Just do what?’

Over the past 25 years, Athletic Republic's training centers have helped more than one million athletes - get selected for a team, move off the bench and on to the field, earn a college scholarship, stand-out in the draft, make a professional or Olympic team, post a PR, or honor a New Year’s resolution. Throughout the training process, AR has documented each athlete’s progress and is now sharing five elements that will help aspiring athletes improve their training plans or better understand just what to do.

These elements are: increase speed, build power, improve stability, maintain an effective recovery approach, and all in a year-round approach to training.

1.    Lead with speed. Speed is a defining attribute of athleticism, and developing it requires a focus on training. No longer considered a genetic gift, speed can be improved by training stride length, stride frequency, power output, symmetry, and stamina. Speed training should improve running mechanics and running economy while developing acceleration, top-end speed and endurance to help players create separation, close a gap, and play as well during the closing minutes as they do when the game started.

2.    Power is not strength. Science says Power = Force x Velocity. In other words, being strong is only half the equation. The ability to produce more force more quickly than an opponent is what ultimately separates an athlete from the competition. To jump higher, accelerate quicker, deliver a crushing blow, or move at warp speed…the instant the ball is in play, the athlete needs power. The key is to combine a wide range of movement velocities, with a variety of age-appropriate loads, to safely expose muscles to training that will improve power at game speed.

3.    Stability reduces the risk of injury. Agility hinges on an athlete’s ability to control his or her center of gravity in all situations, including making quicker cuts and turns, maneuvering in traffic and maintaining position during a double team. Stability means maintaining control of the body in all directions and in all situations. It’s developed by building strength through a progression of plyometric movements to improve foot-speed and balance while training the core and hip girdle for the safe transfer of power to the turf, dirt, floor, ice or water.

4.    Remember recovery. Preparing for the next workout begins when an athlete completes the current workout. Fluid hydration and mobility exercises begin the process as range of motion is increased while the muscles are warm and supple. Compression helps flush lactate and soreness, while protein helps rebuild muscles. Getting enough sleep and sufficient rest are also critical elements on the recovery process.

5.    Establish a year-round plan. In addition to training with the team or coach, the athlete needs to make time during the year for a “training season”. Dedicating time prior to the start of a season to build on athletic strengths and concentrate on areas that require improvement will improve game-day or race-day performance. For the teen athlete playing multiple sports, the parents serve as the Athletic Director of the household, managing and balancing practice schedules, transportation, events, meals, academics, and budget, as their athlete’s coaches typically do not work with one another to ensure the athlete’s year-round regiment is conducive to their development. For the Parent/AD the key is to focus on their athlete’s overall development and make sure to establish a big-picture plan that includes the dedicated time to improve speed, power, and stability. For the endurance athlete, establishing objectives for off-season, pre-season, and in-season training will raise their endurance base, build power, improve efficiency, reduce the risk of injury, and increase speed for better race-day performances.

Athletes from pee-wee to pro have incorporated these five elements into their training in order to gain a step on their competition and be in a better position to 'Just Do It'.

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Vail  Resorts Gets AR-FIT at AR - Park City

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Vail Resorts Gets AR-FIT at AR - Park City

What do 3,000 ski resort workers and one million athletes have in common? They all have selected Athletic Republic to make their next season their best season.

December 10, 2015 - Park City, Utah – Vail Resorts has selected Athletic Republic’s AR-FIT to become part of their Park City Employee Wellness Program and is subsidizing employees’ participation in the fitness program. “Vail Resorts has had a long-time commitment to its employees’ well-being. Many of the positions Vail team members perform are physical in nature, and we know that being in better shape improves their ability to perform and enjoy their jobs,” stated Kathi Ehlers, Safety & Occupational Health Manager, who manages Vail’s “Park City Be Well” program.

Headquartered in Park City, Athletic Republic is the nation’s largest sports performance training company with 120 locations, including one in Kimball Junction. AR-FIT is an hour-long high-intensity fitness program designed for the active adult looking to move better, get stronger, lose weight and stay healthier. Athletic Republic CEO, Charlie Graves added, “The whole body workout draws on the latest research and the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training. It’s perfect for Vail’s on-mountain, customer service, hospitality and management teams, both assisting with the execution of their duties and enhancing their enjoyment when they’re skiing or riding at Vail resorts on their off time. We are excited to be working with such a highly regarded company.”

Athletic Republic is the nation’s leading franchisor of performance sports training centers. Its 120 locations have helped more than one million athletes over the past 25 years enhance their speed, power, agility and stamina to gain more than just a step on their competition. For more information regarding Athletic Republic or its Acceleration Training, Endurance Sports Training, Indoor Cycling, or AR-FIT programs, call 435.646.9000 or visit www.AthleticRepublic.com

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company's subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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CONTACT: Nick Gradinger – Athletic Republic (435)647.9000

 

 

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What Does It Take To Be Football Fast?

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What Does It Take To Be Football Fast?

In today’s football, there seems to be a few recent on-field trends that have been becoming more and more commonplace. Its obvious that due to a string of rule changes in recent years that both favor offensive production, as well as a concerted effort made to eliminate violent injuries on both sides of the ball, penalties are called at a much higher rate than ever before. However, outside of the alterations made to the rulebook, there are other substantial changes to the football landscape that are leaving players with the following choice: adapt or fall behind.

As alluded to earlier, at no point in the history of the NFL has the league made such a blatant and concerted effort to diminish the substantial head injuries players face throughout the season. But the physical nature of the sport has always (and will always) foster an environment where a number of violent injuries occur, both contact and non-contact alike. Last weekend, a number of high profile athletes suffered devastating, season-ending injuries which added to a year when we’ve seen a sharp increase in the significant injuries being suffered by NFL players at all positions. There is a lot of speculation on the reasoning; bigger and faster athletes, more competition for on-field positions, volume of games each season, and some have even speculated that this trend is the accumulate defect of playing and practicing with heightened intensity at all levels of the game. Regardless of the reason, as athletes, the absolute primary concern we have is our ability to keep our bodies healthy. With each athlete’s approach to body maintenance playing an integral role in their success, it begs the question: are todays athletes focusing too much on sport-specificity and failing to incorporate enough basic movement skills and off-season conditioning to prepare them for the strain of being on the field every quarter of every game.

With the increasing prevalence of the spread and no-huddle offenses, another huge trend in the NFL right now is high-tempo play. Whether its Chip Kelly and the Eagles or Art Briles at Baylor, or the high school team leading its division, more and more teams are going to faster tempo offenses. Faster tempo means less recovery between plays and even less recovery between series, both offensively and defensively. The teams who are able to maintain the higher level of play towards the end of the game usually have the upper hand when the clock runs out.  Athletes that are cognizant of the need to make an effort to combine a more endurance building with their strength and speed training are those that are going to succeed in this new, higher tempo environment.

Thus far, the 2015 season has been full of big plays that are making huge impacts on collegiate rankings and the landscape of the NFL hierarchy.  So many games are coming down to a single play in the waning moments of a contest that break the game wide open and immediately change the face of that contest. Ultimately, there are many factors that contribute to big plays at the end of a game. But often times, it’s the team or player able to overcome fatigue, to continue to play at a high level, and being sharp enough to find a way to make a play when the team needs it most. It could be sheer speed. Sometimes that looks like Julio Jones breaking tackles en route to a 80 yard touchdown reception or Aaron Rodgers escaping the pocket to throw a 40 yard post to Randall Cobb who has created enough separation with his first step off the line. But strength and balance could also be the difference maker as the clock winds down. The best running backs are consistently able to break tackles and maintain balance at the second level, while the best mobile quarterbacks exhibit the core strength and stability to maintain their composure and simultaneously get enough behind the ball to get a pass to the corner of the endzone. Whether it’s the fourth quarter or the first, you need to be ready to make the big play. Ask yourself, is my training approach making me a well-rounded athlete? Do I have a quick enough first step to break press coverage? Do I have the right combination of speed and strength to shed blockers, keep contain, close a gap or get to a sweep on the outside to stop a pressing offense on 3rd down? Make sure your training reflects your desire to be ready to make every play as well as the big play with the opportunity arises. 

Here at Athletic Republic, we focus on the basics of movement skills, speed, power, balance, strength, and stamina. These key factors will not only help you play at a high level late in the game or put you in a position to make the game changing play, but will also help prevent injuries through the long grind of the pre-season, regular season and post football season. 

Click here to find a training center near you. 

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Celebrate the Season of Speed with Athletic Republic

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Celebrate the Season of Speed with Athletic Republic

Athletes looking to claim a competitive advantage use the off-season to get a step ahead of their competition. Incorporating a focused six to eight-week training block during winter months is how many spring sport athletes improve their speed, power, agility and skills.

Speed is a defining attribute of athleticism. No longer considered a genetic gift, speed is a skill that can be taught. While athletes may have had swimming, tennis or hitting lessons while growing up, chances are they never had a dedicated lesson on running mechanics. At Athletic Republic, an athlete’s first introduction to our training program is spent learning proper running / sprinting mechanics. By working on an athlete’s training stride length, stride frequency, power output, symmetry and stamina, we progress through an individualized training program designed to help them improve acceleration, top-end speed, change of direction, and endurance. These are speed skills that help players create separation, close a gap, and play as well during the fourth quarter as they do in the first.

If you’re interested in improving your speed skills, visit one of Athletic Republic’s Performance Sports Training Centers to learn how you may celebrate this Season of Speed. 

 

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Athletic Republic Named #7 Most Innovative Gym in the Country

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Athletic Republic Named #7 Most Innovative Gym in the Country

Ready to hit the electricity-generating elliptical, a track made of sneakers, or a treadmill— on ice? Some gyms aren’t quite like the others, and they have the facilities to prove it. So take a tour of Greatist’s most innovative gyms, those at the forefront of developments in exercise technology, methodology, and management. Whether you’re near one or not, they’re sure to inspire your next great workout.

7. Athletic Republic (various locations)

Everything’s better on ice— treadmill workouts included. At Athletic Republic training centers, patented skating ‘mills can hit 16 mph and reach up to 32 percent elevation. And if state-of-the-art ice hockey training isn’t your thing, simply hop on the Generation II Super Treadmill. Raised and lowered hydraulically, these tricked-out treadmills are designed to help athletes improve their speed (28 mph sprints or 40 percent incline hills, anyone?) while reducing force at the knee upon foot strike.

ATHLETIC REPUBLIC IS THE ONLY MULTI-UNIT OPERATOR IN THE TOP 10 OF THIS LIST. TO SEE THE REST OF THE ARTICLE, CLICK HERE.

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    ConnectedHealth in Wexford, Pennsylvania to offer new state of the art Athletic Republic Pittsburgh sports performance training facility in Pittsburgh, PA designed to help athletes improve in specific sports, compete at high levels and prevent injuries.     Pittsburgh, PA- ConnectedHealth for You announced the opening of Athletic Republic Pittsburgh™ today, located at 12620 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA  15090.  Athletic Republic is a chain of 120 training centers nationwide, which specialize, in sport specific training, injury prevention and athletic conditioning for athletes of all ages and abilities.  “Athletes who train at Athletic Republic don’t just get a workout, they gain strength, agility, and speed geared toward the specific sports which they are playing”, stated Mike Fox, COO of Athletic Republic Pittsburgh.    ConnectedHealth is reinventing healthcare by offering something new.   The state of the art facility provides proactive, preventative and personal primary care, health and wellness for individuals, families and employers.  Every patient is offered a team that focuses on their specific conditions, challenges and goals.  The team is quarterbacked by a leading physician and also includes a pharmacist, a health coach, a nutritionist and fitness expert.  Sophisticated and extensive technology allows Connected Health patients to communicate with their entire team via text message, phone, web and telehealth visits.      "We couldn't be happier to have Connected Health join our 120+ Facility network worldwide," stated Athletic Republic CEO, Charlie Graves. "The ability to incorporate the Athletic Republic training methodology with the commitment and focus that Connected Health provides their patients in order to help them reach their goals, is an incredible opportunity for the people of Pittsburgh.    They believe that healthcare is personal and they have built healthcare the way that we believe it should be – from the needs of the patient first.  And we know that the Athletic Republic - Pittsburgh performance coaching staff with deliver the same quality training experience to every athlete that walks through their doors," Graves said.     Athletic Republic’s programs are based on 25 years of research behind sports performance training with actual qualitative results behind each program across all sports.  Athletic Republic Pittsburgh trains athletes utilizing state-of-the-art patented equipment that is not found anywhere else including a patented skating treadmill for hockey skating performance, patented super running treadmill for athletic speed and endurance on and off the court, field and pool.  And, programs…across all sports….and all levels from middle school to high school.  From collegiate to professional.  From Olympic to senior Olympic.  And, from newbie runners to marathon and cycling personal best time athletes.  They even offer programs to improve your golf or tennis game. To date, Athletic Republic has trained over 1,000,000 athletes in the last 25 years.  And is proud that within the last five years, over $315,000,000 in scholarship dollars have been granted to Athletic Republic athletes. And the results show.  It is typical for athletes to add at least four inches to their vertical leap, increase their leg strength by 20% and shave four-tenths of second off of their 4 meter sprint after going through an Athletic Republic training program.    And, the price is right.  Athletic Republic Pittsburgh prices start at $35 for a :90 minute acceleration training session and $40 for a :90 hockey training session.  “We are the best deal in town.  We are former athletes, parents of athletes and in some cases, coaches ourselves.  We recognize that playing sports today can be expensive for parents.  We truly believe that this is the best training so we wanted to price it at a level that is attainable for all to benefit.  A typical :30 piano lesson is $30.  We wanted our training to cost less than a piano lesson so athletes can excel in their sports, prevent injuries and enjoy a lifetime of healthy activity because they have learned the correct way to run and move.  And, we want parents to feel good about choosing Athletic Republic Pittsburgh because it is the highest quality and highest value sports performance training for athletes that also happens to drive the best quantifiable results.” Stated Michelle Leibow, President of Athletic Republic Pittsburgh. 

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ConnectedHealth in Wexford, Pennsylvania to offer new state of the art Athletic Republic Pittsburgh sports performance training facility in Pittsburgh, PA designed to help athletes improve in specific sports, compete at high levels and prevent injuries.

Pittsburgh, PA- ConnectedHealth for You announced the opening of Athletic Republic Pittsburgh™ today, located at 12620 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA  15090.  Athletic Republic is a chain of 120 training centers nationwide, which specialize, in sport specific training, injury prevention and athletic conditioning for athletes of all ages and abilities.  “Athletes who train at Athletic Republic don’t just get a workout, they gain strength, agility, and speed geared toward the specific sports which they are playing”, stated Mike Fox, COO of Athletic Republic Pittsburgh.

ConnectedHealth is reinventing healthcare by offering something new.   The state of the art facility provides proactive, preventative and personal primary care, health and wellness for individuals, families and employers.  Every patient is offered a team that focuses on their specific conditions, challenges and goals.  The team is quarterbacked by a leading physician and also includes a pharmacist, a health coach, a nutritionist and fitness expert.  Sophisticated and extensive technology allows Connected Health patients to communicate with their entire team via text message, phone, web and telehealth visits.  

"We couldn't be happier to have Connected Health join our 120+ Facility network worldwide," stated Athletic Republic CEO, Charlie Graves. "The ability to incorporate the Athletic Republic training methodology with the commitment and focus that Connected Health provides their patients in order to help them reach their goals, is an incredible opportunity for the people of Pittsburgh.

They believe that healthcare is personal and they have built healthcare the way that we believe it should be – from the needs of the patient first.  And we know that the Athletic Republic - Pittsburgh performance coaching staff with deliver the same quality training experience to every athlete that walks through their doors," Graves said. 

Athletic Republic’s programs are based on 25 years of research behind sports performance training with actual qualitative results behind each program across all sports.  Athletic Republic Pittsburgh trains athletes utilizing state-of-the-art patented equipment that is not found anywhere else including a patented skating treadmill for hockey skating performance, patented super running treadmill for athletic speed and endurance on and off the court, field and pool.  And, programs…across all sports….and all levels from middle school to high school.  From collegiate to professional.  From Olympic to senior Olympic.  And, from newbie runners to marathon and cycling personal best time athletes.  They even offer programs to improve your golf or tennis game. To date, Athletic Republic has trained over 1,000,000 athletes in the last 25 years.  And is proud that within the last five years, over $315,000,000 in scholarship dollars have been granted to Athletic Republic athletes. And the results show.  It is typical for athletes to add at least four inches to their vertical leap, increase their leg strength by 20% and shave four-tenths of second off of their 4 meter sprint after going through an Athletic Republic training program.

And, the price is right.  Athletic Republic Pittsburgh prices start at $35 for a :90 minute acceleration training session and $40 for a :90 hockey training session.  “We are the best deal in town.  We are former athletes, parents of athletes and in some cases, coaches ourselves.  We recognize that playing sports today can be expensive for parents.  We truly believe that this is the best training so we wanted to price it at a level that is attainable for all to benefit.  A typical :30 piano lesson is $30.  We wanted our training to cost less than a piano lesson so athletes can excel in their sports, prevent injuries and enjoy a lifetime of healthy activity because they have learned the correct way to run and move.  And, we want parents to feel good about choosing Athletic Republic Pittsburgh because it is the highest quality and highest value sports performance training for athletes that also happens to drive the best quantifiable results.” Stated Michelle Leibow, President of Athletic Republic Pittsburgh. 

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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}     Marketing Intern  Sports training company based out of Park City is looking for a marketing intern for the Summer of 2015. Our brand is an evidence-based sports training system that has delivered improvements in speed, power and agility to over 1,000,000 athletes of all ages. If you are interested in being fully immersed into a very modern marketing environment and gaining valuable experience in web design, web development, graphic design, social media marketing, and much more, then this will be a great opportunity for you. Fun, fast paced atmosphere where you can learn invaluable tools for a future in marketing.      Requirements   1.      Working knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint   2.      Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & llustrator is preferred, but not required   3.      Social Media Experience (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)   4.      Experience with CSS & HTML is a plus   5.      A strong interest in marketing and social media   6.      Impeccable writing, communication, and spelling   7.      Shows initiative in constantly reassessing business needs and makes suggestions that meets those needs proactively         As a Marketing Intern you will be responsible for supporting the corporate marketing functions as they relate to new franchise sales, supporting training center’s marketing outreach efforts and developing national programs with local extensions to increase awareness, recognition and acceptance for Athletic Republic. Specific responsibilities include:   1.      Develop and execute all communications related to updating Athletic Republic as a performance sports training franchise with franchise sales websites, sports-specific industry listings, trade shows and other online resource guides that will direct new franchise prospects to Athletic Republic.   2.      Support and manage website analytics, SEO and pay-per-click advertising across multiple search engines to increase awareness and improve the listing of Athletic Republic in key search categories.   3.      Contribute to the development of social media materials, postings and affiliations that will attract new franchise prospects and improve online search position / SEO.   4.      Assemble and manage the monthly eNewsletters distributed via Constant Contact to the individual training center's databases.   5.      Contribute to the collection of content and its incorporation into the new website platform and support its redevelopment.   6.      Collect and analyze ROI data for key consumer marketing and franchise development initiatives.   7.      Compile and register the copyrights for all new training, education and marketing materials.   8.      Compile materials and contribute to the effort to revise the Brand Standards manual.     The Marketing Intern will be based in the Park City, Utah office and report to the Chief Marketing Officer. Start/end times are flexible but around June 1-August 15th   The Marketing Intern will preferably be either a post-grad or a college aged Sophomore, Junior or Senior majoring in marketing/communications or graphic design with a passion for sports participation / fitness and athlete development. The individual should possess strong interpersonal, communication and computer skills and the ability to work effectively within a diverse community including customers and employees. We are looking for someone who displays strong team building skills and a ‘roll up your sleeves’, ‘is there more I can do’ working style.     IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, EMAIL NGRADINGER@ATHLETICREPUBLIC.COM AND ATTACH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME AS WELL AS AN EXPLANATION ABOUT WHY YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR THIS POSITION.     

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Marketing Intern

Sports training company based out of Park City is looking for a marketing intern for the Summer of 2015. Our brand is an evidence-based sports training system that has delivered improvements in speed, power and agility to over 1,000,000 athletes of all ages. If you are interested in being fully immersed into a very modern marketing environment and gaining valuable experience in web design, web development, graphic design, social media marketing, and much more, then this will be a great opportunity for you. Fun, fast paced atmosphere where you can learn invaluable tools for a future in marketing. 

 

Requirements

1.     Working knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint

2.     Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & llustrator is preferred, but not required

3.     Social Media Experience (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

4.     Experience with CSS & HTML is a plus

5.     A strong interest in marketing and social media

6.     Impeccable writing, communication, and spelling

7.     Shows initiative in constantly reassessing business needs and makes suggestions that meets those needs proactively 

 

 

As a Marketing Intern you will be responsible for supporting the corporate marketing functions as they relate to new franchise sales, supporting training center’s marketing outreach efforts and developing national programs with local extensions to increase awareness, recognition and acceptance for Athletic Republic. Specific responsibilities include:

1.     Develop and execute all communications related to updating Athletic Republic as a performance sports training franchise with franchise sales websites, sports-specific industry listings, trade shows and other online resource guides that will direct new franchise prospects to Athletic Republic.

2.     Support and manage website analytics, SEO and pay-per-click advertising across multiple search engines to increase awareness and improve the listing of Athletic Republic in key search categories.

3.     Contribute to the development of social media materials, postings and affiliations that will attract new franchise prospects and improve online search position / SEO.

4.     Assemble and manage the monthly eNewsletters distributed via Constant Contact to the individual training center's databases.

5.     Contribute to the collection of content and its incorporation into the new website platform and support its redevelopment.

6.     Collect and analyze ROI data for key consumer marketing and franchise development initiatives.

7.     Compile and register the copyrights for all new training, education and marketing materials.

8.     Compile materials and contribute to the effort to revise the Brand Standards manual.

 

The Marketing Intern will be based in the Park City, Utah office and report to the Chief Marketing Officer. Start/end times are flexible but around June 1-August 15th 

The Marketing Intern will preferably be either a post-grad or a college aged Sophomore, Junior or Senior majoring in marketing/communications or graphic design with a passion for sports participation / fitness and athlete development. The individual should possess strong interpersonal, communication and computer skills and the ability to work effectively within a diverse community including customers and employees. We are looking for someone who displays strong team building skills and a ‘roll up your sleeves’, ‘is there more I can do’ working style.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, EMAIL NGRADINGER@ATHLETICREPUBLIC.COM AND ATTACH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME AS WELL AS AN EXPLANATION ABOUT WHY YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR THIS POSITION. 

 

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Melvin Gordon Talks NFL Combine

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Melvin Gordon Talks NFL Combine

Heisman Finalist, Melvin Gordon, is back training at Athletic Republic Kenosha after his great showing at the NFL Combine this past week and sat down with the Kenosha news team to tell everyone about his experience. The entire Athletic Republic network can't wait to see you kill it at the next level, Melvin!

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        WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE     We are pleased to reveal the newly designed website for Athletic Republic, There have been so many who have worked hard and contributed to the evolution of this brand, from its ambitious beginnings in Fargo, North Dakota as Frappier Acceleration in the late 1980s…to an organization that has helped over 1,000,000 athletes all over the world to improve their athletic ability.    Our new website, aside from being aesthetically pleasing, is more agile, interactive, and is easier to scan, read and navigate. Just as importantly, one of our main goals we wanted to achieve when designing the new site was to help our athletes and new candidates get to know us better and get a feel for who we are as a company. We are pleased to finally show our new   Brand History   piece, which truly showcases both the unique origins and incredible progression of our company over the past quarter century.    The Athletic Republic network is comprised of over   120 facilities worldwide   that provide a myriad of product offerings founded on our Test-Teach-Train approach to improving speed utilizing our proprietary technology. We hope this site acts as a representation of not only the strength of our 25-year-old brand, but also of the diversity of our incredible network. Together, the owner/operators and their incredible performance sports training staff provide our athletes with the highest level of performance sports training services in the industry. For the first time, we feel like we have single website entity that is working to reflect the scope of the Athletic Republic network as a whole…and ultimately, every training program, service offering and represented into an easily digestible and navigable site.    We hope you will enjoy the new website and will take some time to acquaint yourself with the new design. We’re quite proud of it, but we know there’s still work to do. In the coming months, we hope to continue improving the site so that it best serves how we communicate with you.      Thank you for being part of Athletic Republic. 

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE

We are pleased to reveal the newly designed website for Athletic Republic, There have been so many who have worked hard and contributed to the evolution of this brand, from its ambitious beginnings in Fargo, North Dakota as Frappier Acceleration in the late 1980s…to an organization that has helped over 1,000,000 athletes all over the world to improve their athletic ability.

Our new website, aside from being aesthetically pleasing, is more agile, interactive, and is easier to scan, read and navigate. Just as importantly, one of our main goals we wanted to achieve when designing the new site was to help our athletes and new candidates get to know us better and get a feel for who we are as a company. We are pleased to finally show our new Brand History piece, which truly showcases both the unique origins and incredible progression of our company over the past quarter century.

The Athletic Republic network is comprised of over 120 facilities worldwide that provide a myriad of product offerings founded on our Test-Teach-Train approach to improving speed utilizing our proprietary technology. We hope this site acts as a representation of not only the strength of our 25-year-old brand, but also of the diversity of our incredible network. Together, the owner/operators and their incredible performance sports training staff provide our athletes with the highest level of performance sports training services in the industry. For the first time, we feel like we have single website entity that is working to reflect the scope of the Athletic Republic network as a whole…and ultimately, every training program, service offering and represented into an easily digestible and navigable site.

We hope you will enjoy the new website and will take some time to acquaint yourself with the new design. We’re quite proud of it, but we know there’s still work to do. In the coming months, we hope to continue improving the site so that it best serves how we communicate with you.  

Thank you for being part of Athletic Republic. 

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       HOLIDAY PRESENTS FOR THE ATHLETE: Six Gifts that Truly Matter   What do you give the athletes in your life this holiday season? You could go for the same old sweater or sweatpants … or you could give them something that they will truly treasure and, more importantly, will help them be better, faster, stronger. Athletic Republic, a national network of training centers that has helped nearly one million athletes achieve their goals over the past 25 years, has assembled a short list of gift suggestions for the athlete on your shopping list.    Inspiration     Six-time Hawaii Ironman Champion Mark Allen has assembled an inspirational book for the athlete,  The Art of Competition . Pairing carefully crafted messages from Allen with spectacular images from Nick Borelli, the book offers entirely new ways of understanding the challenges and rewards of athletic competition and, indeed, of life.    Allen's award-winning book can be purchased online   here  .        Perfect Preparation     NFL quarterbacks, big league ball players and pro golfers know the value of a good warm-up. That's why some have started to use the  Warm-up Cord  to strengthen and loosen critical throwing and hitting muscles, reduce their warm-up time, and reinforce correct mechanics. You can place a Warm-Up Cord in your athletes' gym, bat, tennis, or golf bag this holiday and help them prepare like the pros. Visit  http://www.warmupcord.com  for more information or make a purchase.     Relief     The  GRID Foam Roller  from TriggerPoint is for anyone who wants to move better. The GRID can be used after a hard workout to roll through the tight muscles, knots, and kinks that keep athletes from feeling good and moving well. Effective on nearly every major muscle in the body, the GRID is easy to use and feels oh-so-good … you may be tempted to get one for yourself, too!  Go  here  to learn more or to purchase.     Recovery     Compression clothing has been proven to improve athletic performance before, during, and after activity through improved circulation, muscle containment, and reduced muscle vibration. Great for post-workout recovery and air travel,  2XU Compression Socks  are just the thing to put in that certain someone’s stocking. Visit  2XU’s website  to learn more about performance compression or to make a purchase.     Intelligence     The  Garmin VivoSmart activity tracker  helps your athlete stay on top of his or her training by monitoring sleep, heart rate, speed, workouts, and calories burned. It also enables him or her to stay connected during a workout via Bluetooth technology, with easy-to-view notifications of texts, calls, and email.      The Gift of Speed     Speed is a defining attribute of athleticism. Long considered a genetic gift, speed is actually a skill that can be taught. Athletic Republic's individualized training programs improve first step quickness, explosive power, lateral movement, and flat-out speed. Visit   AthleticRepublic.com   to learn how you may give the ultimate gift – the speed, agility, and strength that will make next season their best one ever. 

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HOLIDAY PRESENTS FOR THE ATHLETE: Six Gifts that Truly Matter

What do you give the athletes in your life this holiday season? You could go for the same old sweater or sweatpants … or you could give them something that they will truly treasure and, more importantly, will help them be better, faster, stronger. Athletic Republic, a national network of training centers that has helped nearly one million athletes achieve their goals over the past 25 years, has assembled a short list of gift suggestions for the athlete on your shopping list.

Inspiration

Six-time Hawaii Ironman Champion Mark Allen has assembled an inspirational book for the athlete, The Art of Competition. Pairing carefully crafted messages from Allen with spectacular images from Nick Borelli, the book offers entirely new ways of understanding the challenges and rewards of athletic competition and, indeed, of life.

Allen's award-winning book can be purchased online here.

 Perfect Preparation

NFL quarterbacks, big league ball players and pro golfers know the value of a good warm-up. That's why some have started to use the Warm-up Cord to strengthen and loosen critical throwing and hitting muscles, reduce their warm-up time, and reinforce correct mechanics. You can place a Warm-Up Cord in your athletes' gym, bat, tennis, or golf bag this holiday and help them prepare like the pros. Visit http://www.warmupcord.com for more information or make a purchase.

Relief

The GRID Foam Roller from TriggerPoint is for anyone who wants to move better. The GRID can be used after a hard workout to roll through the tight muscles, knots, and kinks that keep athletes from feeling good and moving well. Effective on nearly every major muscle in the body, the GRID is easy to use and feels oh-so-good … you may be tempted to get one for yourself, too!  Go here to learn more or to purchase.

Recovery

Compression clothing has been proven to improve athletic performance before, during, and after activity through improved circulation, muscle containment, and reduced muscle vibration. Great for post-workout recovery and air travel, 2XU Compression Socks are just the thing to put in that certain someone’s stocking. Visit 2XU’s website to learn more about performance compression or to make a purchase.

Intelligence

The Garmin VivoSmart activity tracker helps your athlete stay on top of his or her training by monitoring sleep, heart rate, speed, workouts, and calories burned. It also enables him or her to stay connected during a workout via Bluetooth technology, with easy-to-view notifications of texts, calls, and email. 

The Gift of Speed

Speed is a defining attribute of athleticism. Long considered a genetic gift, speed is actually a skill that can be taught. Athletic Republic's individualized training programs improve first step quickness, explosive power, lateral movement, and flat-out speed. Visit AthleticRepublic.com to learn how you may give the ultimate gift – the speed, agility, and strength that will make next season their best one ever. 

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