When you break it all down, performance coaching is all about helping people from all walks of life reach their full potential in any area of their lives. When it comes to athletic performance coaches, it’s our job to help our clients and members excel and achieve their fitness goals. Essentially, we work with individuals (and teams) to help them improve their overall health, fitness, and athletic abilities. Health is the number #1 driving factor for athletic performance.

The approaches and techniques used in high-performance coaching are taken from physical discipline, human psychology. Still, they are heavily influenced by the worlds of athletics and the military. Two worlds where the optimal performance of mind, body, and soul is not only useful to have, it’s an absolute must. We teach teamwork concepts, respect, leadership, self-discipline, focus, and visualization techniques.

Conversations around high-performance coaching often start with finding out “starting points” – visions, goals, and ambitions both from an athletic standpoint as well as overall lifestyle. The next step usually moves to explore the following directions in which people need to move to achieve their goals and the steps they need to take now to do so.


6 Things to Look For in a Performance Coach

An authentic performance coach extends their ability to impact you well beyond fitness. It’s about building resiliency and fortitude both mentally and physically so that you can push beyond limitations and rise above your expectations. It’s about helping you learn the tools to succeed.
If you’re considering hiring a performance coach, here are six things you should be looking for in a coach. All of which are traits of each of our performance coaches here at CPA.

1. A performance coach is honest and open with you every step of the way.
2. A performance coach can explain why and what you are doing at any given time and how it fits into the big picture.
3. A performance coach provides constructive feedback while asking for feedback themselves.
4. A performance coach is there to support your goals and help you reach them.
5. A performance coach helps you by building confidence and self-esteem in all areas of life.
6. A performance coach practices the lifestyle they teach.


Our Performance Coaching Philosophy & Methods

Here at Cornell Performance Academy, we’re committed to showing our clients that each can find and develop his/her athlete within, that each person can embrace his or her age, injuries, and traits to make goals within reach.

Our mission is to build you into a complete athlete by closely developing your mind and body to understand force, power, speed, and conditioning training.
We design our coaching methods to elevate and enhance your mind, body, and soul performance. We use a Periodized Progression model for strength, speed, and power training. By doing so, we are ensuring that our clients make consistent performance gains for years to come.
Elite athletes can improve long-term with our methods. The focus is Calisthenics, Resistance Training, Plyometrics, and Cardiorespiratory Conditioning.

By applying the assessment systems from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, we determine mechanical alignments, or muscular tone issues, to identify individual muscle imbalance needs. Along with the correction exercises and Sports Performance Nutrition Strategies, we force the body into adaptation by training around the various systems’ thresholds using a well-planned approach with recovery principles applied to allow for transformation at different times of the year in or around competition.


Getting Started With Performance Coaching

Over the past decade, we’ve successfully empowered our community with similar interests and goals through high-performance athletic training. Regardless of age, stage in life, athletic ability, or anything else, our training philosophies and coaching programs have helped our members, including NFL and CFL athletes, push past their limitations and reach new heights.

If you’ve been considering performance coaching, then now is your time. Get in touch with us to assess your mechanics and create a custom program to help you break the mold and rise above.