While winning isn’t everything, let’s face it, it is fun when your team is on the winning side. Less than three decades ago, most athletes used the off-season as a time for taking a break from their sport with relaxing activities.
Today's athletes are finding the importance of strength and conditioning during the off-seasons, and professional athletes are by no means the only people aware of its benefits. At Sports Medicine Center our goal is not to make you the world's greatest athlete. Our goal is to help you be the best athlete you can be. Athletes of every level will benefit from our unique approach to sports enhancement.
We offer sports specific programs that will enhance all levels of athletes. Whether you are cyclist, a runner, softball player, kayaker, football player, golfer, or soccer player, we have a program to improve your game and body. Our sports enhancement programs are designed to improve performance and decrease your potential for injury by concentrating on the areas most susceptible to injury in your sport and/or your body structure.
Strength & Conditioning Training – The expertise of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Athletic Trainers, and Certified Personal Trainers, we are the leaders in designing and implementing strength training and conditioning programs for area athletes.
Pre-season Conditioning Programs – The programs are designed to improve the athlete’s competitive edge by gaining speed, agility, power, balance, and strength while learning techniques to reduce ACL and other sports related injuries. Programs for soccer, hockey, football, softball & baseball, basketball, track, and tennis players are offered. The programs are offered individually or as a team.
Kayak/Canoe Fitness - An exercise program for people who love to kayak and canoe. This 6 week class will get you in shape with specific training that will improve your strength and balance. The class will improve your core strength and endurance so you will be able to go farther with less effort.
Fit for Golf - This program is a golf specific exercise program that will improve your balance, flexibility, strength, and posture. The program focuses on your posture at address, so you can maintain a "neutral spine", improving your balance so you can return to "impact" at the right position, and improve your flexibility so you will further rotate and hit the ball farther. In addition, our program in offered at Birchwood Golf & CC.
Ski-Fit Classes - A pre-season ski fitness class to increase leg strength , balance as well as core strength. This challenging class will push your fitness level and endurance to prepare you for the slopes. It will make the first several runs of the season more enjoyable. If you still love to race down the hill, this class will help you be even better.
Virtual Snow Training - We are pleased to offer only ski and snowboard simulator in the Midwest. Training on the simulator is the safest way to learn to ski or snowboard, and improve your skills. Each training sessions will concentrate on a specific technique from edging to pole placement.
Dry-land Hockey Training - Program designed to prepare hockey players for getting on the ice and being more explosive. The program will target explosive exercises that will improver your legs strength.
SportsMetrics/Plyometric Training - The first and only training program scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in athletes. It is a six-week jump-training program that meets three times per week and is comprised of a dynamic warm-up, jump/plyometric drills, strength training and flexibility exercises.
360° Fitness Assessments - One of our physical therapists or certified athletic trainers will assess your overall fitness level and your sport-specific performance using video analysis and functional fitness testing. From the assessment, they will develop a plan and help you set goals for you to improve your fitness and performance.
Sports Enhancement Assessments- a sports specific evaluation and assessment conducted by one of our ATC’s. From the evaluation, we will develop a sports specific training program to enhance your skills and fitness level.
"EDGE"Training - We will develop sports specific programs to help the student-athletes be stronger, more flexible, more explosive, more agile, and faster. We utilize the weight rooms at our local schools, providing professional advice on equipment and on coaching strength training. Our professionals develop positive relationships with student-athletes to help them reach their potential. Our training includes strength and power training as well as speed and agility training. Our athletes dedicate themselves to being the best they can be, and so do we. We work to provide our athletes with the latest in the field of strength training, to give them every advantage.
- Petoskey High School
- Harbor Springs High School
Peak Performance - A summer program for all student athletes designed to prevent Knee and ankle injuries as well as improve vertical jump, speed, agility, coordination and strength. Throughout the program athletes will be taught proper posture, form and mechanics of jumping which helps to minimize risk of injury. Pre and post testing are done so the student athletes can see their own individual improvements. Click here to register.
Peak Olympics - one day of competitive games between PEAK schools! Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Inland Lakes, Charlevoix, and Cheboygan.
2008 Peak Olympic winners - Petoskey Northmen
2009 Peak Olympic winners - Cheboygan Chiefs
2010 Peak Olympic winners - Cheboygan Chiefs