Miracles Sports Performance Center speed/strength training for youth athletes and adult personal trainings through progressive weight training and Muscle Activation Techniques. TRC spoke with Will Mieding, Director of Sports Performance for the center.
What does Miracles Sports Performance Center have to offer to the Greater Lafayette community?
My mission is to train kids the right way. Overtraining or training done just because it’s hard to do has led to many overuse injuries and only damages these young athletes. So, we do progressive speed mechanics and strength training fit for each individual to ensure the best effects are achieved while minimizing negative effects.
Do you have a target audience or do you serve anyone and everyone?
I focus on young athletes aged 6-18 years old wanting to improve their speed and strength for their sport. So, it’s mostly ground based speed sports like soccer, football, baseball, softball, tennis, and basketball players with big goals.
What kind of services/classes do you have to offer?
What I do is progressive speed mechanics so they learn how to move at high speeds by doing it perfectly. I also incorporate resistance training. These can be done in our groups or one on one.
I also have incorporated Muscle Activation Techniques, which helps young athletes and adults heal from their injuries much faster than other methods. It’s especially a game changer for young athletes!
How do you keep your clients on track when it comes to achieving their goals?
Good question. On each of their workout sheets I have them write their current goal and two things they will do to help them achieve that goal. If these kids write down and see their goal each day their chances of achieving it goes up. I also keep in touch with their parents to ensure all is going well and my training is translating to their sport and in their games.
For someone who may be on the fence about giving your facility a try, how would you convince them to come in?
I offer a free trial session. With this they can meet with me, go over their goals, and even try out a free demo session of what I do and how I progress and train my athletes. If they like it, great. If not, I’ll do what I can to make it better for them.
What is your definition of wellness?
Another good question. It’s all encompassing. It’s feeling well in all capacities. It’s having a body that feels good and is able to do the activities you enjoy. It’s also how you feel about yourself and having a positive aspect on your life and where it’s going. So, it’s more than just illness free, to me its feeling great all over – inside and out.
What are your plans for the future?
Building my brand and what I do into something even larger. I have big plans and want to bring awareness to more young athletes with pain and mobility issues and share what I do. It’s going to be exciting when it all comes to fruition.
The main thing is that I care deeply about ensuring the best training for these kids and anyone with pain and mobility issues. I know I can make them faster, stronger, and prevent injuries with the right training!