Steve Carmichael - Running Coach

Steve Carmichael - Owner
Certified Personal Trainer
Sports Performance Coach  
Certified Nutrition Coach
Certified Running Coach

USA Track and Field - RRCA certified coaches
certified personal trainer
PN1-NC certified nutrition coach

Hi, Steve here.  

For over 10 years, we have helped hundreds of local athletes, adults, and families achieve their sport and fitness goals through highly customized, individualized 1:1 coaching.

We work with youth, middle school, high school, adults and families regardless of age, fitness level or experience. Have a student preparing for Spring or Fall sports? We got you covered. Want help building healthy habits that stick for you and/or your family? We can help! Hate gyms? No problem. We train wherever you feel comfortable.  

While we originally started off as running coaches, we have expanded our services to include off-season sports conditioning, speed training, endurance training, as well as health and wellness coaching for individuals and families.

We help our clients by integrating sport or activity (movement) with nutrition, and positive lifestyle change. In addition to helping you feel amazing and perform better, we can help with accountability, establishing positive habits, developing an athletic mindset, weight management and weight loss, overall wellness, and we partner with you to achieve the outcomes you want to make.

We go way beyond just exercise. Anyone can exercise. We use evidence-based training methodologies to create a framework towards progress. We don't use a lot of fancy equipment or "drills" that look impressive but really don't do much to move the needle just to make you feel like you are training. We use a combination of movement like running, walking, strength training, whatever you enjoy, and support you by helping you gain positive lifestyle habits, proper recovery, injury prevention techniques, and more.

Since 1998, I have lived and resided in Lewis Center, Ohio. Both of my children went to and graduated from Olentangy High School. I believe in giving back to the community and do so by supporting several athletic programs such as Olentangy Orange and Olentangy Berlin to name a few.

Coach Jessica Ely - Run For Perforance

Jess Ely
Certified Personal Trainer

Hi, I’m Jess!
My love for fitness started 10+ years ago and has included a mix of everything—strength training, HIIT, boxing, yoga & running. To me fitness is about exploring potential, training strategically, challenging yourself and having fun! That’s how I train and it carries over to my coaching style. 
These days, my favorite workouts are designed to build strength and increase athleticism to support my running goals. In 2017, I earned my CPT-certification with NASM and recently re-certified with ISSA. Additionally, I am pursuing both a Nutrition Certification and a Strength & Conditioning Certification. 
I am excited to join the Run for Performance team and look forward to developing strength and conditioning programs, assisting trackside and helping athletes pursue their own athletic excellence.

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