Sports Performance and Fitness Coaching

for Youth Athletes and Adults 

2022 Off-season track coaching is full. 
2022 Off-season cross country coaching starts March 1st. See us now for details. We fill up fast!

  • Endurance Training
  • Strength Training
  • In Person Video Gait and Form Analysis
  • Run Coaching (Track, Cross Country, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon, Triathlon, Couch to 5k, Recreational/Fitness)
  • Speed, Sprint and Agility Training
  • Police, Fire, Military PT Test Prep
  • General Fitness and Weight Loss
  • Motivation, Mindset and Accountability

Track and Cross Country Coaching

We work with track and cross country athletes to help prepare them for their season. Off-season training is critical to develop an athlete's speed and endurance. We are certified by USA Track and Field and USA Track and Field SAFESPORT to ensure the integrity of coaching and safe sport for all our athletes. Sprints, relays, 400/800M, 1600M etc. We have trained athletes from brand new beginners to those participating in district, regional and state qualifiers.

USATF Running Club

Off Season Sports Conditioning For All Sports

We don't just work with runners. We help athletes from every sport improve their fitness conditioning, speed, endurance, agility and strength. We don't coach skills like hitting a baseball, or dribbling a soccer ball, but we work to prepare the athlete for their sports season by making them stronger, faster and able to perform with more endurance.

Run Coaching
5k Training | Half Marathon Training | Marathon Training

We can train any runner regardless of experience, race distance or goal. Want to train with a friend? We can make that happen at a reduced rate. 

We don't just create custom training plans. We individualize each runner's training, and help with injury prevention, nutrition and fueling strategies, positive habit change, mindset and more! We even help with return to running programs.

We incorporate custom strength programming so that each runner is stronger, faster and injury resistant.

Since 2014, we have helped hundreds of local and online athletes prepare for races such as: 

  • The Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon
  • The Cap City Half and Quarter Marathon
  • The Air Force Half and Full Marathon
  • The Flying Pig Half and Full Marathon
  • The Cleveland Half and Full Marathon
  • The Boston Marathon
  • The Chicago Marathon
  • All Major Disney Races
  • The New York Marathon
  • 100's of 5k and 10k races, even Ultramarathons!

Individual and Family Health and Wellness Coaching

Do you struggle with sticking to an exercise program or eating healthier? No problem. We work with adults who want to get back into shape after a long layoff, or who want to get control over their health and wellness habits. You (or your family) can meet with us 1:1 or through virtual visits online. We have weekly, bi-monthly and monthly packages available.

During our sessions, we discuss your health and fitness struggles. We will celebrate your success. And, we will work to remove any obstacles and excuses that get in your way.

During our sessions, we will develop specific action items regarding your training, nutrition, and lifestyle habits. We will discuss your progress and make micro-adjustments along the way. You will know exactly what to do and how to do it. You will have accountability partners who are here to help you succeed.

For example, are you having a hard time getting your workouts in or eating healthier? If that is you, we will dig deep into why that is and we will come up with a strategy and solution to fix it.

During our sessions, we will dig into goal setting, improving nutrition habits, injury prevention, sleep management, weight management, stress management, AND everything you need to build the pillars of a successful fitness program.

If you are willing to make a change and do the work, we guarantee you will feel like an athlete. You will become healthier, have more energy and you will develop lifelong habits that can be life-saving and life changing.  

We only work with people who want to:

  • Eat better without restrictive “diets” like Keto, Whole30, etc. 
  • Feel better (mindset, energy level, athleticism, etc.) 
  • Sleep better (recovery and mood)
  • Move better (you define what this means to you)
  • Get stronger (through bodyweight and/or, light dumbbell and other strength exercises) 
  • Make positive lifestyle change that lasts a lifetime without the need to be "hard core"

Police, Fire and Military PT Test And Bootcamp Preparation

Are you looking to pass your next physical fitness (PT) test? We have helped numerous police, fire and military recruits pass their physical fitness recruitment tests.  

Do you have a child headed off to boot camp and want to give them a huge advantage? Why not help prepare them physically and mentally before they head off to boot camp? We help new recruits and active members of the Armed Forces prepare for basic training and other military schools.

We are a veteran-owned company and know how to prepare you or your child for service in the military. We stay up to date with the latest PT test standards and bring our experience to get you ready. 

The Run For Performance Difference

USA Track and Field - RRCA certified coaches

Experience and industry leading certifications

We have years of experience and our coaches are certified through certifying agencies and organizations like NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine),  USA Track and Field, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), to name a few.

Each coach stays up to date by attending advanced training and continual education training to ensure they are up to date with the latest principles in sports performance.

Evidence-Based Training

Anyone can exercise. Exercise is good. However slinging weights and going for a run doesn't necessarily mean you will get better. Eventually you plateau. That is why we focus on program development and use evidence-based training methodologies to ensure each person we work with makes progress.

We also do not chase the latest fad diets, supplements and (insert latest exercise craze here). We only follow proven, evidence-based training and nutrition principles. 

We build people up, not tear them down

Each coach is supportive and motivating and we use positive reinforcement techniques over yelling and screaming. We build our clients up. Never tear them down.

We have coached 100's of athletes of all ages and fitness levels from complete beginners to Boston Marathoners and state and regional finalists. We have never had to yell at an athlete. If we are yelling, it is because we are yelling in a supportive "You got this!" way.

Individualized training

We strongly believe that our athlete's success comes from our diverse approach to customizing our programs to each athlete's uniqueness. Successful training must include aspects that go beyond any workout or training plan. Aspects like nutrition, strength training, flexibility and mobility, injury prevention awareness, positive mindset and favorable lifestyle habits like proper sleep and stress management all play an critical role.

You don't have to be perfect, you just have to desire to be better each day. And, we work with you 1:1 to help you improve in all of these areas. 

Unlike many programs out there, we do not use generic, canned training plans and spreadsheets.  We customize everything 100% based on each athlete's individual situation and goals. We frequently make small adjustments and modifications based on real data. That may come from observations in your workout data or your feedback. The ultimate goal is to help you realize your true potential.

We support our community and schools where we live and work

Run For Performance is a financial supporter of many local schools athletic boosters. We believe in the power of sport and athletics and want to make sure everyone, regardless of ability, race, gender, or background has access to the benefits that sport and exercise has to offer.