My name is Pat Beith and I am the owner and Founder of Athletes Acceleration started here in beautiful Massachusetts.
My goal here at Athletes Acceleration is to provide the best strength & conditioning information from the World’s top coaches and share it with anyone that appreciates the importance of continuing education. Having access to some exclusive content from coaches that are the best in what they do, we want to pass along their information to you. I believe that together, with the right information we can elevate the level of performance in our industry.
First let me tell you a little about me. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, and am recognized by National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS), National Academy of Sports Medicine (PES), American College of Sports Medicine (HFI), International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) and USA Track & Field Coaching Level II (Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays).
Coming out of college I ran the the largest personal training department in Boston. But my love for athletics took me away from personal training and into coaching. Being a track sprinter in college, my passion was in speed training & athlete development. As a performance coach, my concepts and products have helped thousands of athletes & coaches around the world. From athletic development to fitness business development – consulting, lecturing and teaching – I always strive to help each client achieve their goal and to reach their full potential.
I’ve been published in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, STACK Magazine, Elite Fitness, StrengthCoach, Successful Coaching, DragonDoor, and many other publications and newsletters.
I don’t believe we can do everything ourselves. We need to learn from other successful coaches, so I have brought some of the coaches I think are the best in our industry on board so they can share their expertise and experience to help us all get better.
Athletes’ Acceleration’s Recommended
and Highly Regarded Coaches
These are the coaches that have met the Athletes’ Acceleration Seal of Approval as their information goes above and beyond the industry standard. Products and articles by the following coaches are promoted on this site because I fully believe in them. I not only respect and actively study these coaches’ information, but use them with my own programs with my athletes. I guarantee that you will agree!
Wil Fleming is the co-owner of Force Fitness and Performance and Athletic Revolution Bloomington, in Bloomington, IN. He is a sports performance coach and expert on developing explosive athletes. He is also the creator of the best selling DVD, ‘Complete Olympic Lifting’, a step-by-step resource for teaching your athletes how to perform the Olympic lifts.
In addition to being a business owner, Wil was one of the authors of the International Youth Conditioning Association’s Essentials of High School Strength and Conditioning, and also authored the IYCA’s Instructor Course: Olympic Lifting.
Wil is a sought after speaker on the topics of power development, speed, and strength training for athletes. He has spoken at the IYCA International Summit (2010-12), the Midwest Performance Enhancement Seminar (2011), Building Better Athletes Seminar (2012) and the College of the Canyons Strength and Conditioning Clinic (2012). Wil is already booked to speak in 2013 in Indianapolis as the keynote presenter at the St. Vincent’s Sports Performance Seminar, Jacksonville, FL and Columbus, OH at Enhancing Athletic Performance. If you would like to have Wil speak at an event contact him here.
Prior to being a business owner, he was an Olympic Trials participant, an all-American athlete, and the school record holder at Indiana University as a hammer thrower. Wil was a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for Olympic weightlifting after winning a Jr. National Championship in the same sport.
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Lee Taft, known to most simply as “The Speed Guy”, is regarded as one of the top athletic movement specialist in the world. Over the past 25 years Lee has devoted the majority of his time training multi-directional speed to all ages and ability. He has been the ‘go to’ speed training expert for everyone from NFL organizations and Wimbledon champions to up and coming youth athletes.
He’s a sought after presenter, sharing multi-directional speed methods at Perform Better events, the NFL Combine Seminar, the NBA Strength & Conditioning Coaches Workshop and hundreds of other events.
But above all else, Lee is a teacher and coach and his in-the-trenches, proven protocols for developing faster athletes, made specifically for coaches are game changers and will finally give you the speed development system you need.
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Adam Feit is the Director of Sports Performance Reach Your Potential Training after previously coaching at the Olympic, Division I and NFL levels. A former All American offensive lineman for Springfield College, Adam is a certified nutrition coach and NSCA/CSCCa certified strength and conditioning coach.
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Bobby Smith, a 2008 USA Olympic Trials Javelin Champion, is the owner of Reach Your Potential Training in New Jersey. A former Division I All American thrower and All-NEC Conference running back for Monmouth University, Bobby is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.
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Robert dos Remedios, creator of Complete Program Design, has been involved in strength and conditioning for over 27 years. A Nike Elite Performance Coach and Consultant and currently consults with gyms and college and professional teams all across the country
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Dave Gleason is the Owner of one of the top youth training facilities in the world – Athletic Revolution Pembroke, and has worked with thousands of athletes ranging from the shy six year old to all-stars at the professionals level. He’s also an acclaimed international presenter on youth fitness and widely regarded as the industry’s ‘go to guy’ for coaching kids ages 6-13.
Dave has been played a pivotal role in the development of the assessment and programming systems for Athletic Revolution International as well as new franchisee training and support. Athletic Revolution and it’s programming is now recognized in over 19 countries around the globe.
Dave is the co-creator of the popular IYCA Youth Speed Development and Complete Athletic Development (CAD) products. Dave’s book contributions include the IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist Level 1 text – Essentials of Youth Conditioning and Fitness (Second Edition) and How Much Does A Zebra Weigh by Kyle Brown.
Dave is consultant to Reebok International and consultant to trainers, coaches, physical educators, youth sports organizations and public school systems K-12.
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Melissa Lambert is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut and is currently the Clinical Manager at an Extended Day Treatment Program supporting children with emotional and behavioral issues. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern CT State University and Masters of Education in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent Psychology from Springfield College. Melissa’s experience includes working with children in a partial hospital program setting, in-home therapy, running support groups for families with children diagnosed with Autism, is an agency trainer for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, certified in the 7 Challenges Model for adolescent substance abuse, certified in Life is Good playmakers (play therapy curriculum) and implemented a jump rope program used weekly in group therapy for children.
In addition, Melissa is Certified in as International Youth Conditioning Specialist Level 2, currently is columnist and presenter on sport psychology topics for the organization, a columnist for Coaches BC magazine and Today’s Parent USA. She is also the Director of the Performance Training Clinic for CT Coast Soccer.
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Pat Rigsby is the Owner PatRigsby.com. He has built over a dozen businesses as a CEO and Co-Owner, with five becoming million dollar or multi-million dollar ventures. Two of those businesses, Athletic Revolution and Fitness Revolution, have been multiple time winners on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 with each being the #1 franchise for it’s respective market. Another business, Fitness Consulting Group, was a multiple time honoree on the Inc. 5000, placing as high as #580 on the list of fastest growing businesses in the U.S. Rigsby has also been a Best-Selling Author 6 times over, presented in front of thousands of entrepreneurs and been featured in Entrepreneur, Men’s Health, USA Today and on hundreds of other media outlets.
In the fitness industry alone, his coaching & consulting clients have been featured in places like Men’s Health, USA Today, Men’s Fitness, Shape, Women’s Heath, Huffington Post and on ABC, CBS, NBC and pretty much any other media outlet you can think of. In addition to that, they’ve built some of the most successful businesses and brands in ever corner of the industry, from local business and supplement companies to online businesses, certification organizations and even became best selling authors. In fact, many (if not most) of the experts providing business coaching in the fitness industry have been my clients, customers or franchisees.
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