About Our Team
Director, Education and Performance Systems; Director, Methodology
Nick Winkelman joined Athletes' Performance in spring 2007 after excelling in the Athletes' Performance Internship Program. Nick's passion for the field of sports performance has given him the opportunity to gain significant experience in the field and is evident in Nick's coaching style.
While studying Exercise Sports Science at Oregon State University (OSU), Nick had the opportunity to assist and implement the strength and conditioning program for the 2006 College World Series Champions. Prior to working with the OSU baseball team, Nick was the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates Rookie League team in Bradenton, Florida. During his time in Florida, Nick had the opportunity to train under Aaron Mattes, internationally acclaimed stretching authority and developer of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Technique.
Throughout his college career, he taught the OSU personal trainer certification course, the SRPT (Safe Return Personal Trainer) course for the post-injury and post-rehabilitation population, and was the Lead Performance Trainer for the personal training department. Nick commenced his senior year with the completion of his self-initiated thesis on the bilateral deficit and the effects on strength training, which he later presented at the 2006 NSCA National Conference. Nick is in the process of pursuing a Masters in Strength and Conditioning.
How to use vibration training to help prepare your body for an effective workout.
Performance specialist Nick Winkelman demonstrates how to optimize your body's recovery with vibration training.
The squat is an essential movement in nearly every training program. Problem is, most people do it all wrong.
The elbow-to-instep stretch is renowned for good reason: It improves flexibility in your hips, thighs, lower back and groin.
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