To create an environment that is known as the preferred and premiere place for athletes to train, as well as a leader to enhance and advance human performance.
Athletic Performance Center (APC)
We are Southwest Connecticut’s premier training facility for student athletes. Team training programs are designed to utilize a science-based, holistic approach to athletics, focusing on performance and strength to increase team speed and endurance while reducing the risk of injury. We strive to motivate our student athletes with a personalized approach to training, resulting in faster, stronger, and tougher teams. Our goal is to provide athletes with a safe, professional training environment, while increasing overall team performance, camaraderie and confidence.
Why is a science-based training program important?
Our professional coaches grasp the intricacies of sport specific movement, decreasing the risk of injury and improving overall student athletic performance.
Agility, Flexibility, and Fun!
Serious workouts are serious fun at the APC, and we strive to create an enjoyable environment for your student athlete to grow.
What makes the APC unique?
Parents and coaches concerned about injury prevention during competition can rest assured knowing that the APC’s coaches focus on safety, strength, and technique.
Performance and Conditioning Programs
- Strength & Speed Clinics: designed specifically to help athletes elevate their explosiveness and endurance while refining form and building strength. Using the versatile S-Drive Performance treadmills athletes can improve overall agility through a mix of forward, lateral and reverse movements. This combined with proper weight training techniques and sport specific movements our focus is to build strength, increase speed and reduce the risk of injury.
- Team Specific Training Sessions: Team training sessions are offered to those athletes looking to train as a team. If you have a group of 10 or more we can custom design a package specific to your sport. For availability of sessions and schedules please inquire via our contact section below
- Personal Training Sessions – 1:1 personal training sessions are offered for adults and student athletes.
Tim Taylor combines his lifelong passion for health and wellness with over 25 years of experience as an athletic trainer and coach. He strives to bring clients and teams closer to their fitness goals. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Springfield College, Tim began his career as a strength and conditioning coach at the US Military Academy at West Point where he motivated, educated, and personally trained cadet-athletes to improve their overall performance. A former co-owner and General Manager of the Southport Athletic Club, Tim has dedicated himself to helping his clients achieve their fitness goals by using an individualized approach to training. Tim’s unique science-based training method encourages overall athletic development while emphasizing injury prevention, technique, and personal achievement. Tim’s love of coaching and athletics is reflected in his extensive collection of training programs for athletes of all ages, stages, and abilities.
A native of Weston, Connecticut, David DeMattio studied at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. From an early age, David had a tremendous passion for athletics; he played baseball, basketball, and soccer through high school and college. His love for fitness and sports performance led him to the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) in the spring of 2013. There, he completed over 500 hours of hands on training and studied the underlying sciences of human anatomy and movement. At this time, he also received his training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Following his time at NPTI, David took his passion for athletic development to Coastal Connecticut Athletics (CCA) in Danbury, CT. At CCA, David worked with a variety of athletes, many at the collegiate level. In 2014, he joined Tim Taylor at the Southport Athletic Club as an athletic trainer. In 2016, David left Southport and joined The Athletic Performance Center team where he continues to train, inspire, and develop student athletes to help them reach their peak performance.
Favorite Training Related Quote:
“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus
Carrie Saxonmeyer, a native of Fairfield, Connecticut, studied Exercise Science at Norwalk Community College. Carrie is an avid triathlete and health nut. She enjoys training for 70.3 distance triathlons and hopes to conquer the 140.6 distance in the near future. She’s grateful to work in an industry that combines her passions: health, fitness, and helping people achieve their goals. In 2004 she became a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and was also certified as a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Carrie joined the Southport Athletic Club in 2005 as a personal and group trainer. In 2016 she joined The Athletic Performance Center Team as a personal strength and conditioning coach. She is also one of the lead trainers for the Dryland Swimming Program and continues to push athletes of all ages to become the best that they can.
Fun Fact: APC’s mascot Magnus (the dog) is her best buddy…
“My daughters lacrosse team did their pre-season training at APC. Trainers Dave and Tim not only worked them hard, challenged them and made them stronger, but made it fun and not a chore which itself is a challenge for High schoolers. My daughter is also planning on entering the USMMA and they well prepared her for her fitness assessment which she passed with flying colors! I would highly recommend APC to anyone looking for a great workout and training experience!”
“Thank you so much for everything you have done for me this summer. Coming into the beginning of the summer, I knew that I needed to be in top physical condition for field hockey and you have definitely helped me achieve this goal. Your commitment and drive to help all of the girls become stronger and faster is what pushed us through the tough times. At points I wanted to give up, whether it was a weight that I couldn’t lift or a sprint that I couldn’t finish, but having you there to cheer me on was what helped me push through the pain and keep going. Going into this next field hockey season, I can confidently say that I am ready to run my hardest and put everything out on the field. Thank you again for your tremendous help this summer.”
“I think Dara finds your holistic approach very helpful and informative. While she understands the importance of working out to “be better” at sports, I don’t know if she totally made the connection that it actually can make you much better at skills and it’s not just for stamina/fitness. She’s really enjoying the entire session and comes home exhausted!”
“Thanks for your impact upon my daughter. Not only does Mckalynn really enjoy your class overall but feels it propels her strength and performance. As mentioned I searched for such a long time for sport focused cross training for girls. I am truly appreciative of what you have created!”
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Hours of operations for daily sessions are 4-7 pm Monday - Thursday & Saturday at 10 am - 12:30 pm