Steve Carmichael - Running Coach

Steve Carmichael
Running Coach
Sports Performance Coach

USA Track and Field - RRCA certified coaches

Hi, Steve here.  

For over 10 years, we have helped hundreds of local athletes achieve their sport and fitness goals through highly customized 1:1 coaching that focus on the individual athlete and their needs.  

We work with youth, middle school, high school and adults regardless of age and experience. We also have experience working with military, police, and fire recruits to prepare for and pass rigorous physical fitness tests.

We do this through a combination of personalized running/cardio drills and strength training, while additionally helping each athlete as needed with injury prevention, self confidence, mental toughness and sound nutrition practices.

Our mission at Run For Performance is to help build a confident athlete while maintaining enjoyment in their sport or activity. Everyone is an athlete here whether you are preparing for a run at the regional or state championship level or you are so out of shape you can't run more than fifty feet.  

Our typical client's goals may include running or racing 5k's, 10k's, half marathons as well as marathons or general fitness  / weight loss.

When it comes to youth sports, we have helped dozens of Central Ohio athletes prepare for their sports season by increasing their endurance, strength, agility and speed.

We excel at off-season sports conditioning. Our goal is to deliver each athlete to their team coach in great shape ready to start the season. I personally specialize in cross country and track and hold several coaching certifications. 

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 the athletic programs of several local area schools such as Olentangy Orange and Olentangy Berlin to name a few.

Coach Jessica Ely - Run For Perforance

Jess Ely
Certified Personal Trainer
Strength and Conditioning Coach

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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