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Athletic Development

PowerWorks Fitness' Athletic Development Program will take you through an extensive development process that will help you reach further goals. Every program is designed to be sport-specific to meet the needs of each individual athlete. Any serious athlete, 7th grade and up, should consider what they need to do to prepare for their upcoming season, as well as what they could be up against in college.

The extensive process begins with testing each player, undergoing sport-specific training (strength performance, speed and agility), progress monitoring to ensure improvement, as well as nutrition homework, sports psychology and improving mental development for focus on the game. You will see reduced risk of injury, improved performance, and will be inspired through a positive and enthusiastic training environment. You will also receive a personal record paradigm of testing.

The Athletic Development Team brings a dynamic background and passion for several different sports, While each personal trainer has their own philosophies about health and fitness, they all follow the same process when it comes to athletic training - testing, evaluating and monitoring, with the final goal of improvement. Each trainer brings sport specific knowledge to the areas of their expertise and every athlete will be working with the trainer best suited for their sport needs. In April 2013, all Athletic Development team member will be USAW Sports Performance Coach Certified. The trainers have systematic approaches to achieve improvement among their particular sports, and their education to the athlete's progress is unsurpassed.

There are multiple options and pricing for programs:

6 WEEK PROGRAM

  • 3 individuals: $350/person
  • 4 or more individuals: $300/person

8 WEEK PROGRAM

  • 3 individuals: $400/person
  • 4 or more individuals: $350/person

For more information, please contact Josh Waggoner at 217-836-3933 or e-mail him at [email protected].


Athletic Development Team

Josh Waggoner

Josh Waggoner is a Personal Trainer that specializes in helping athletes and individuals in the Springfield, IL area reach their fitness potential. Josh brings several years of experience working with youth, collegiate (Division-I), and professional athletes to the greater Springfield area. Josh previously worked as the Athletic Performance Coordinator, as well as a personal trainer, for PFC. He was responsible for designing and implementing exercise programs for athletes and sport teams in the greater Springfield area. In January 2011, Josh joined the University of Missouri Strength and Conditioning staff as a volunteer intern. He primarily assisted with football, softball, track and field, and volleyball athletic development programs. While at Missouri, he assisted with Blaine Gabbert’s (starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars) and Aldon Smith’s (starting defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers and 2011Pro Football Writers Association Rookie of the Year) MIZZOU NFL Pro Scouting Day. Prior to working with PFC, Josh worked at the University of Virginia as a Football Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant in 2009. At Virginia, he assisted with all aspects of the Cavalier’s football player development program. Josh earned his bachelor’s in exercise Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Level 1 Sport-Performance Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and USA Weightlifting (USAW) respectively.


Nina Lindhorst

Nina has a degree from Eastern Illinois University in fitness and is certified in yoga, pilates, teaches a wide variety of classes, and works with athletes. She has been in the fitness field for over twelve years including teaching, personal training, and management. She was a varsity athlete at EIU in rugby and played a wide variety of sports in high school. She trains a wide variety of clients. Being a mother of three, one of her favorite group of clients are moms. She believes in giving her clients the best quality for the time they spend working out, so come prepared to work!


Lex Bitner

Lex has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2006 and holds certifications as a Performance Enhanced Specialist, NASM, and a Golf Fitness Professional with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).  In addition, Lex is certified by USA Weightlifting as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. A long time fitness enthusiast and professional, Lex has a strong foundation in corrective exercise, general fitness, sport performance enhancement and golf fitness. Lex is a certified instructor with TRX Suspension Training System and is PowerPlate certified.  Lex is experienced with clients of all ages and various fitness levels. In addition, Lex has been coaching girls basketball for 13 years at the College, High School and Junior High levels.  Lex is very passionate about fitness and works to inspire others to achieve health and wellness by making exercise fun and safe.  Please contact Lex at (217) 725 – 5560 or [email protected]