As a High School Head Baseball Coach here in Pinellas County I was trying to find a creative but balanced weight room/field schedule for our student- athletes and without a field on campus it’s challenging. I needed to find a Baseball Strength and Conditioning Program, that focused on the development baseball-specific performance.
At the same time we were looking for a different voice to lead our men in the weight room. Behind all great NCAA programs are great baseball strength and conditioning coaches, knowing they have that portion of the day handled so we (coaches) can direct our focus to the field makes life easier. I did the research, made the calls and met with many “strength coaches” in the area and none of them appealed to me, enter JJ and Strongeight.
From the beginning I could see the passion and tell he didn’t want the business, he wanted the athlete. S8 is a family business ran by JJ, and his wife Kristi but they’re not your run of the mill family owned gym, and they certainly know baseball strength and conditioning as well as athletic development. They’re both extremely passionate about what they do everyday, and genuinely care about the student-athletes health as a whole.
From the beginning there was an agreement that he would treat our team like it was one of his own and he does just that. I can say that every one of our baseball players have improved upon their 60 yd dash time, explosiveness, quickness, endurance, bat speed, velocity, form and overall understanding of how to work out properly.
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