Stronger. Faster. More Confident Athletes.

We Emphasize:

Full Body Strength and Power

  • Enhancing Speed, Agility, Quickness, and Endurance
  • Safe, Effective Exercises and Workouts
  • Expert Coaching and Proper Technique Instruction
  • Optimal Nutrition and Eating Habits for Athletes
  • Reducing the Chance of Injury
  • Reinforcing Succesful Habits, a Positive Attitude, and a Strong Work Ethic

*All sports and Ability Levels

Here is How the Program Works

The PowerStrength Difference

Here at PowerStrength, what we do is about much more than just getting athletes bigger, faster and stronger. What we really focus on is improving their self-confidence & self-esteem.

Our PowerStrength Pyramid Principles are about empowering athletes to reach their full potential not only in sports, but also in life as a sense of self-confidence, commitment and dedication are instilled throughout their time with us.

We have been fortunate to work with thousands of high school athletes over the years. Some want to earn more playing time, while others want to earn All-State. Some want to lose body-fat and build muscle, and others want to work towards a college scholarship. No matter the goal, we aren’t guessing with this. Our proven system creates results to make better athletes. However, this goes far beyond “lifting weights” and the foundation is rooted in our Pyramid Principles.

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Principle 1: Growth Mindset and ‘Complacency Kills’ Mindset

We teach our athletes that no matter your ability level, there is always room to improve. We don’t blame others or the circumstance. One of the biggest lessons we teach is that you’re 100% responsible for your own success in life. And this starts with taking ownership over your personal development not only in sports, but also in the classroom and everyday life. We focus on what we can control with the understanding that we can always get better. And when you begin to have some success it’s vital to guard against complacency.

Principle 2: Integrity and Influence

We want to develop leaders in our program. We are able to reinforce leadership qualities such as integrity and the ability to positively influence during every session. Doing the right thing, accepting responsibility for your actions and effort, and being a good teammate are valuable character traits that are coached daily at PowerStrength.

Principle 3: Consistent, Work Ethic

Consistency beats intensity. Those athletes who dedicate themselves to a training program and stick to it will be better off down the road than those who can only commit to a short period of time. There are no quick fixes. This is the approach we take to healthy eating habits and skill practice as well. Through consistent effort, a blue-collar work ethic is formed and we teach that this work ethic must be carried over outside of the gym to family, school, and sports.

Principle 4: The Family

This value means a couple things. We teach that coming to PowerStrength is a privilege. It takes a village to raise strong young people – parents, coaches, and teachers all play a role in your child’s development. We work together as a team to build confident, respectful athletes. They also get to learn from coaches and older athletes who have “been there and done that.” We have had over 250 athletes go on to play in college and worked with over 350 college athletes. These types of role models are invaluable. All this combined creates our PowerStrength Family.

Principle 5: Be A Pro

This value teaches our athletes how to handle the details of being a successful athlete and person. Pro’s exhibit respect, while holding themselves and others accountable. We reinforce the value of sportsmanship and respecting their teachers, coaches, parents, peers, teammates & family members is essential. We lead by showing others the respect that they deserve, even if they have wronged us. Pro’s plan ahead, are punctual, and don’t procrastinate when it comes to preparation. The details matter to pro’s, and they are open to coaching and instruction.

Principle 6: Train Smart and Eat For Success

We provide a proven path for smart, safe, training programs. Following proper progressions ensures healthy, effective results. We don’t throw athletes into workouts they aren’t prepared for. We also provide nutrition guidelines that help reinforce healthy eating habits. But let’s not forget – training smart also encompasses FUN! One of our main goals as coaches is to show athletes that working out is fun! If you’re not enjoying the process of training with us, then you are not in the right place. We believe you should enjoy every minute of your PowerStrength experience because not only will it help you achieve your goals, but it will also set the foundation of good habits for the rest of your life. It won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “Who is this program for?”

A: This program is specifically designed for high schoolers, who want to be faster, stronger, more confident athletes. Our main goal of this program is to take athletes to the next level. That could be helping an athlete who doesn’t play a whole lot, become a real contributor on his/her team. That might also be helping a high school athlete who’s looking to play college ball earn that scholarship. Whatever your goal, we can help!! We look to set the foundation not only for sports, but for the rest of these young men and women’s lives.

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Q: “What if my child has never worked out before?”

A: Don’t worry! We train all of the athletes in a customized group training environment. Our coaches work with each individual athlete within a group setting, so the workouts are specifically designed for their current level of fitness and performance. So, regardless if they are new to training or have done other programs in the past, we will give them exactly what they need.

Q: “When do sessions start?”

A: This program is ongoing, and you can start at any time. All you need to do is setup your Free Trial workout to get started!

Q: “What times do the workouts take place?”

A: The high school training sessions take place Monday thru Saturday. During the school year groups train after the school day, and the schedule varies a bit more during the summer months. All sessions have a set start and end time and are 100% coached.

Q: “How long are the workouts?”

A: Each training session is between 60-75 minutes depending on the ability level and type of program. Each session includes: a dynamic warm-up, speed & agility training, power development, strength training & conditioning. We never waste time and are maximizing every minute our athletes are in the gym.

Q: “Where is the facility located?”

A: We have 2 conveniently located facilities in the Grand Rapids area (North and East). PowerStrength North is on 4 Mile just west of Alpine. PowerStrength East is located on East Paris, near the corner of 52nd Street.

North – 919 Alpine Commerce Park NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

East – 5131 East Paris Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

 

Q: “Does your program also include nutrition coaching?”

A: Yes! We will provide you with nutrition guidelines that will help instill good nutrition habits for your son or daughter. These were designed by our certified nutrition coach and are included in our high school memberships.

Q: “How many sessions per week should I come to?”

A: Athletes should train at least 2 times per week. Athletes who are not in a sports season should aim for 3-4 sessions per week depending on their goals. This consistency allows for the best results. We make it easy for athletes who enter a sports season to downgrade their membership to maintain 1-2 sessions per week.

Q: “How many other kids are there in each session?”

A: The number of athletes in a session all depends on the ability level, program, and time of day. We typically maintain a 5-6 athlete-to-coach ratio in the gym at all times in order to provide highly-detailed instruction to every athlete’s needs and goals.

Q: “If I’m training with my team at school can I still train at PSTS?”

A: Absolutely! Training at your school is great, and about 90% of the athletes who train with us also train at their schools. The coaches at PSTS are incredibly attentive and make sure that the training program the athletes are doing don’t ‘double up’. Meaning, we compliment the training programs athletes do at their schools and provide additional work that is best done in a focused, PSTS-type setting. Since the majority of athletes train with their teams, this is the only way to truly gain an edge!

Q: “What are the memberships and what is the cost?”

A: Memberships are based on a range of monthly session packages. Memberships are month-to-month with no commitment. However, we truly believe there are no quick fixes in training or development for the best results. We discuss goals and needs with each athlete and parent at the trial workout session.  Session packages include: Unlimited, 13-sessions, 9-sessions, or 5-session options. Rates range from $149 and up depending on the chosen option.