Sports Performance

Don Schlenbecker & Scott Klasen
PPT Co-Owners

Injury is the Enemy of Athletic Progress

Having been in the business of training athletes for over 15 years, we at Peak Performance Training are amazed at the number of options out there for an athlete today to increase and improve their strength, endurance, speed, and power.  While this is generally a positive development, we have begun to notice the start of a troubling trend.  Many of the athletes we come into contact with are performing high-level activities with poor movement patterns and physical imbalances.  They are often “training around” pre-existing problems and injuries, and simply ignoring their weakness during their strength and conditioning programs.  There has been an abandonment of the basics and a fast forward into high-level activities for which the athlete is not yet ready.  All the high-performance facilities, fancy equipment, and cool training programs will not produce a better athlete with a reduced risk of injury if these weaknesses and imbalances are not exposed and corrected.


Our Expertise and Approach is the Solution

Our approach at Peak Performance Training is unique in that we take the time to identify an athlete’s weak link and correct it.  If this weak link is not identified, an athlete will compensate, causing poor movement patterns, which will lead to a decrease in athletic performance and, ultimately, injury.  We utilize the Functional Movement Systems and specifically the Functional Movement Screen as the starting point for all of our strength and conditioning programs.  We conduct the screening at the athlete’s home, and in the span of just over one hour, will identify the athlete’s weak link or links and then teach them exercises to correct it.  During subsequent visits, we will merge these corrective exercises into a program aimed at improving athletic performance and decreasing the risk of injury.

Benefits of our system:

  • Improved functional movement patterns
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Reduces the potential of training and sports injuries
  • Identifies physical imbalances and weaknesses and strengthens them with simple corrective exercises
  • Bridges the gap between high-performance training centers and speed camps
  • Appropriate for all ages, abilities, and sports
  • Done in the athlete’s home


Strength and conditioning sessions take place at:

  • Your Home
  • Mallard Cove, 1126 S. New Wilke Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
  • Your school/athletic facility