Pittsburgh’s Mental Training Expert, Dan Vitchoff Unveils The 33 MethodTM Original Mind Gym at the 2011 National Coaching Conference in Colorado Springs

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As proof of the power of mental training, Pittsburgh’s own Dan Vitchoff stood proud as his athletes, Jeff Holguin, Joshua Richmond and Glenn Eller won the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals respectively at the 2011 Men’s Double Trap National Championship in Colorado Springs. In addition to dominating the Men’s Double Trap Championships, Vincent Hancock won Gold at the 2011 Men’s Skeet National Championships securing a total of 4 out of 9 medals for Vitchoff’s athletes. The National Championships were taking place at the same time as the 2011 National Coaching Conference where Vitchoff unveiled the newest and most highly anticipated innovation in mental training and sports psychology, The Original Mind Gym.

...our goal is to always be on the podium.

As proof of the power of mental training, Pittsburgh’s own Dan Vitchoff stood proud as his athletes, Jeff Holguin, Joshua Richmond and Glenn Eller won the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals respectively at the 2011 Men’s Double Trap National Championship in Colorado Springs. In addition to dominating the Men’s Double Trap Championships, Vincent Hancock won Gold at the 2011 Men’s Skeet National Championships securing a total of 4 out of 9 medals for Vitchoff’s athletes. The National Championships were taking place at the same time as the 2011 National Coaching Conference where Vitchoff unveiled the newest and most highly anticipated innovation in mental training and sports psychology, The Original Mind Gym.

Vitchoff’s 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Gold Medals in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy.

Dan Vitchoff explains, “When competing on such a high level, such as the Olympics, mental training is the one thing that can help an athlete gain the competitive edge. Once you get to that level, they’re so highly skilled and trained physically, however, the variables that can occur during competition such as wind, rain and intense pressure can directly impact an athletes’ performance. My athletes go into competition prepared for any situation that may occur they have prepared themselves mentally for wind, rain, noise and high pressure situations. I’m very proud of my athletes, but they also understand that this is where we expect them to be, our goal is to always be on the podium.”

Vitchoff recognizes that whether competing on the local little league baseball team or shooting for an Olympic Gold Medal, the athletes that are the most mentally prepared for competition will excel. Throughout his years of experience in working with athletes, it has become abundantly clear to him that most athletes had a physical location where they could train their bodies such as a gym or physical training facility and even more specifically; baseball players train on the field and in the batting cages, shooters train on the range, swimmers train in the pool but there was no place specifically where they could go to train their minds. Vitchoff’s Original Mind Gym provides athletes, entertainers and business executives with a physical location where they can go train their minds as often and with as much or more precision than they use to train their bodies.

The Original Mind Gym offers the ultimate experience of physical and mental relaxation and can be customized for each user based on their specific needs. Vitchoff completes a thorough consultation and evaluation with each of his athletes to determine, how their minds work, whether they are more, visual, kinesthetic or auditory and he uses the information that the collects to create a personalized Mind Gym that is just as unique as they are.

Dan Vitchoff, MS Ed., CHt. Board Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapist, is a highly sought Mental Training and Performance Coach, who works with US Olympic Gold Medalists. Vitchoff’s methods help these elite athletes prepare for the most intense competition in the world and are the same methods and techniques used at his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center (PA Hypnosis Center) to help clients reach their goals.

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Catie Dolgos at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan(@)33method.com

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