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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 I was reviewing the USTA website recently and noticed that most of the sports science information was significantly outdated.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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Shrink the Change

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training Change.  In most aspects of my life, I struggle with it.  Change is hard.  It’s often uncomfortable.  It can consume vast amounts of mental and physical energy, and it takes time. In my professional life, however, I am great at dealing with change, mainly because I have […]

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Fat is the Problem, Right?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training For at least the last 38 years in which I’ve been alive, the recommendation from the medical community has always been clear and clean-cut in what not to eat in order to avoid a heart attack.  We’ve been told that fat, specifically saturated fat is the main […]

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Would You Sell Your Dog?

Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, Owner, Fitness Quest 10 Belief. It’s one of the most important ingredients for success. Athlete, executive, coach, actor, clergy… you name it. It doesn’t differ by profession or pursuit. You must BELIEVE. In yourself. In your talents. In your team. It’s easy to BELIEVE when things are going well. Not so […]

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Got Willpower?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training Think about a time in your life where you made a big change.  I mean a really big change, like quitting smoking or getting yourself out of debt and starting a savings account.  Now think back to what made you successful.  Did you just wake up one morning […]

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Fitness Coach or Frappuccinos?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training Here are two questions that I would like you to think about and answer honestly:  Do I feel good?  Do I look good?  If you answered “yes”, congratulations and keep doing whatever it is that you’re doing!  If you answered “no”, don’t feel bad or become discouraged.  […]

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