Performance Training 101

What is performance training?


Performance training differs from the typical home and gym workouts disposable to anyone with a workout mat and free weights. In those workouts, you typically shadow someone else’s movements- performance training is an elevated and personalized alternative to those workouts. Performance training is even better than a personal trainer, as you are being trained by someone honed into the specific sport (basketball and volleyball) you are trying to improve within and have training and education about movements and necessary training needed. Performance training’s goal is to cater to athletes and their needs to improve their abilities, train sports specific techniques and drills, and more:

  • Corrective exercise
  • Restorative exercise
  • Strength training 
  • Conditioning 
  • Cardiovascular training 
  • Mental and psychological training
  • Constant and consistent accountability by a qualified trainer 

Hear testimonials basketball player’s vertical jump improvement due to performance training

The tangible, visible benefits


In 1956, President Eisenhower established the President’s Council on Youth Fitness. Over six decades later, its core purpose is to empower Americans to adopt good nutrition and physical activity. Performance training programs have consistently proven a positive impact on niche and important athletic movements. In fact, a study conducted in 2019 showed the correlation of it improving strength, flexibility, agility, speed in athletes.

Additional benefits


On top of the the physical changes and precautions taken to prevent injuries on the courts, there is also tremendous growth and corresponding mental health benefits tied to performance training activities. According to the National Library of Medicine, physical activity has been proven to aid with:

  • Better sleep
    • This improves the immune system and boosts metabolism
  • Improved quality of life
  • Better mood
  • Improved body image and self-esteem
  • Can improve focus and memory skills

Level up your athletic performance with Open Gym Premier


Open Gym Premier is proud to provide our basketball and volleyball players with not only the opportunity to improve their on-court, in-game performance but also the ability to boost their mental and physiological health. Under the care of certified performance trainers, OGP provides the guidance needed as well as quality facilities in Ladera Ranch and Anaheim in Orange County.

With personalized, intimate sessions players are elevated into great athletes and can attend weekly classes where they improve on their individual:

  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Vertical
  • Agility
  • Flexibility
  • Explosiveness

Coach G in Anaheim adapts workouts based on individual abilities and skills
Strength training is a staple for performance training
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