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Rory Fitzpatrick Opens New Sports Training Facility


Summer Group Sports Performance Programs Begin June 3rd


Next Level Strength and Conditioning has recently opened a brand new Sports Performance Training facility located in Fairport, which is connected to Thomas Creek Ice Arena at 80 Lyndon Road, Fairport, NY. Our brand new 5,000 square foot training facility is unlike any other privately owned facility in the area!


Irondequoit’s own Rory Fitzpatrick, co-owner of Next Level played 15 seasons of professional hockey, including long stints with the Rochester Americans and Buffalo Sabres.  Nate VanKouwenberg, co-owner of Next Level as well as our Head Strength Coach, is also a Physical Education teacher and hockey coach in the Victor school district.


Nate has worked with athletes of all ages, from youth to professional, for over 10 years. High profile local Next Level athletes include professional hockey players Ryan Grimshaw (Toronto Marlies- AHL) and Phil Lane (Portland Pirates- AHL), Division-I Pitcher Matt Portland (Northwestern Baseball) and High School standouts Lacey Clark (Victor Softball/ Hofstra University) and Hannah Savage (Victor Lacrosse/ Loyola University). Rory focuses on the on-ice hockey development aspect of the business, while Nate utilizes our state-of-the-art facility to train athletes from every sport, regardless of age, skill level or gender. We also offer a wide range of general fitness programs for adult community members, young children and other specialty groups.


Our mission is simple: to help each client achieve their Sports Performance and General Fitness goals by offering comprehensive, individualized training programs consisting of sound progressions and scientifically proven methods within a closely supervised and supportive environment.


Beginning June 3rd, 2013, our Summer Group Sports Performance Programs will be in full swing. Programs include College/Pro Sports PerformanceVarsity/College Sports PerformanceJV Sports PerformanceMiddle School Sports Performance and Youth Functional Strength and Performance.  Each program will focus on the critical components of most sports including functional strength, power, agility, speed, core strength/balance, flexibility and conditioning.

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