Hammer Strength Celebrates 25 Years of Performance Clinics

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World renowned fitness brand to host two-day celebratory clinic at University of Cincinnati, featuring professional and university fitness programs, more than 100 sports coaches and more.

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“Hammer Strength doesn’t just supply equipment for coaches and facilities. We aim to create and empower a community that is building the next generation of athletes.” -Lon Record

Hammer Strength, the world’s foremost strength training equipment line, will host a strength training clinic from May 19-20 in Cincinnati, where the brand and its storied clinics were forged to celebrate 25 years of bringing athletic training and education to the athletic community.

The 2017 Midwest Regional Elite Hammer Strength Clinic - Special 25th Anniversary Edition is one of 10 regional clinics Hammer Strength is hosting across the United States and Canada this year, and it will feature an impressive lineup of coaches, players and attendees to continue Hammer Strength’s legacy of promoting training and education within the athletic community.

“These clinics have become more than I ever imagined,” said Gary A. Jones, founding inventor of Hammer Strength. “Hands-on sharing of real ideas and tested techniques that help build real champions. We knew it then, and we know it now…bringing together the athletic community for a fun and educational sharing event is amazing.”

The two-day Midwest Regional Elite Clinic is bigger than ever, boasting more than 100 coach attendees from throughout the Midwest and a strong lineup of 13 event speakers, who will cover sports performance, strength training techniques and fitness program tips, guidance, advice and more. These include:

  • Mickey Marotti, assistant athletic director for football sports performance, The Ohio State University;
  • Brady Collins, director of football sports performance, University of Cincinnati;
  • Chip Morton, head strength & conditioning coach, Cincinnati Bengals;
  • Joe Kenn, head strength & conditioning coach, Carolina Panthers;
  • Dr. Ted Lambrinides, sports science consultant, NFL Player Tracking Program; and
  • Other strength and conditioning directors, coaches and coordinators from University of Nebraska, East Tennessee State University, West Virginia University and Noblesville (IN) High School, as well as representatives from IMG Academy and MJP Performance.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this lineup and bringing the clinic back home to Cincinnati,” said Lon Record, national athletics manager at Life Fitness, which owns Hammer Strength. “Hammer Strength doesn’t just supply equipment for coaches and facilities. We aim to create and empower a community that is building the next generation of athletes.”

About Hammer Strength and its Clinics
Hammer Strength was founded in 1989 in Cincinnati through a unique partnership with the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) and strength equipment pioneer, Gary Jones. The marriage yielded equipment designed with biomechanics in mind, creating machines that move the same way that the body does.

The Hammer Strength Clinics began in 1992, when strength and conditioning coaches were finding their footing in professional and college athletics. In the beginning, Hammer Strength Clinics traveled in a truck that made stops at notable high school athletic facilities. At each stop, athletes and coaches came together to share and refine their training programs, build and train athletes and foster coaching communities.

Now, fitness professionals, including strength and conditioning coaches, are an essential part of athletic programs at any level. And since many of those engaged in the first clinics have graduated to athletic success, they’ve continued to give back to these clinics – sharing lessons learned, new training regimens and building the next generation of athletes.

Today, the brand supplies fitness equipment to professional, collegiate and high school sports teams, as well as thousands of general and boutique fitness facilities all over the world.

About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment and game tables and furnishings. The company manufactures and sells its strength and cardiovascular equipment, productive well-being equipment, billiards tables and accessories, and game room furniture under the brand names Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group, SCIFIT, InMovement and Brunswick Billiards. Its equipment is distributed to more than 148 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Rosemont, Ill., Life Fitness is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).

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