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2016 PPT Client of the Year

When we were looking for our 2016 PPT Client of the Year, we didn’t have to look further than the Boys Basketball Team at Benet Academy.  The Redwings exceeded all expectations to have their most successful season ever at 31-4, and ending with a Class 4A State Basketball Runner-Up Finish in 2016. Benet Academy is not only one […]

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Youth Performance Training: “A Broken System, Breaking Young Athletes” Part 1: How Do I Differentiate

In 2000, I took the steps to become nationally recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  The foundation of what was taught started and ended with 2 main objectives: 1 – increase performance, and 2 – reduce incidence of injury. So why does the rate of […]

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2015 PPT Client of the Year

With 2016 now in full-swing, we thought that this would be the perfect time to let you all in on a new tradition that we hope continues for many years to come. PPT began taking clients in April of 2007 and throughout this time, we have worked with hundreds of clients who have achieved some […]

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Do You Have Your Mind Right?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training Over the past year and a half or so there has been something troubling me more and more. That is, why do some of my clients get outstanding results, while others manage marginal results at best? Obviously this is a loaded question with literally hundreds of possible […]

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I Fell Off the Wagon

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training So I had this plan. My plan was to switch from a bi-monthly newsletter to a quarterly newsletter, and in its place start writing blog posts a few times per month. Seemed easy enough. I knew what I wanted to do. I knew how I was going […]

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Former Athletes Speak – Hanna Mar

When did you first meet the staff of PPT?  How did it come about? I met the PPT staff when they began running the strength and conditioning program at the tennis club I played at. I worked with them for most of high school up until I went to college. What was your strength and […]

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Former Athletes Speak – Nida Hamilton

When did you first meet the staff of PPT?  How did it come about? I began training with Don and Scott in 2009. I played tennis at Score Tennis and Fitness when Don and Scott began running the fitness/conditioning program at the club.  I first was introduced to them during the group conditioning classes that were […]

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Developing the Junior Tennis Player: Components of an Effective Program

Dave Mayo, CSCS Although strength and conditioning programs have been a part of tennis for over 20 years, these programs have not evolved much during that time. I was reviewing the USTA website recently and noticed that most of the sports science information was significantly outdated. The overall approach to strength and power training has […]

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Sleep – You Can’t Live (well) Without It

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Have you ever heard someone say that, or even said those words yourself? I have to raise my hand on this one, and judging by the numbers, I’m not alone. According to some sleep researchers, you might just get there quicker too […]

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It Almost Didn’t Happen

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner Peak Performance Training Last month my wife Stacy and I traveled to Sedona, Arizona for some much needed mellow-yellow time. For us, there is nothing like heading out west to take in the breathtaking scenery (in this case, the red rock mountains), get into nature, and breathe some fresh air. […]

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