Total Performance — Meet the Staff
Jim Kielbaso- MS, CSCS – Director
After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Michigan State University, Jim headed to Ann Arbor to get his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. While in school, Jim worked as an intern in the Strength and Conditioning Program in U-M’s Athletic Department. During that time, he also served as the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Holt High School and worked as a personal trainer at the Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing. After graduate school, Jim ran an Athletic Republic training center for a year before he was hired as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Detroit Mercy. While at UDM, Jim was a part of numerous league championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in a variety of sports. In addition to coaching responsibilities at the university, he also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching courses in Sports Medicine. After seven years at the university, Jim joined forces with Total Sports Complex to open the Total Performance Training Center in August of 2002. Jim is the regional Coordinator for the National Strength & Conditioning Association where he organizes and provides support for members of the organization. He has been a featured speaker at clinics and conferences all over the country and has authored articles in numerous publications. Jim is the author of three books- Speed & Agility Revolution, World’s Hardest Exercises and Weight Loss in Reality – and was contracted by the Michigan High School Athletic Association to develop a strength & conditioning curriculum for their Coaches Advancement Program. He also contributes regularly to several strength and conditioning and diet reviews. During his career, Jim has trained thousands of athletes including professional football, basketball, and hockey players, Olympic competitors, hundreds of college athletes and too many youth athletes to count. He is proud to be able to bring techniques of college and professional athletes to younger athletes looking to reach their potential.
Frank Wozny- BS, CSCS
Frank graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Kinesiology and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He completed an internship at Total Performance before joining the team full-time. Frank has been at Total Performance for over 5 years and now is the Director of Fitness Revolution inside Total Performance. Go to www.FitnessRevolutionWixom.com to learn more about our adult fitness training programs. Frank also contributes to a Strength and Conditioning Website Ultimate Strength and Conditioning that provides great information to athletes and coaches from all levels. He loves working with teams, small groups, athletes of all ages, and people interested in making a positive impact on their lives.
Greg Goddard- BS, CSCS, Assistant Director
Greg graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Greg started out as an Intern back in the summer of 2009. He then worked part time off and on for a few years and during that time he completed a second internship with the University of Toledo’s football strength and conditioning staff. Greg has now become a integral part of our team and loves working with athletes of all ages.
Kyle Lawson – Director of Hockey –
Lawson was a four-year standout and two-year alternate captain at Notre Dame who enjoyed a three-year professional career. Named the CCHA’s Best Defensive Defenseman in 2008-09, he was second-team All-CCHA that year and honorable mention All-CCHA in 2007-08 and ’09-10. The New Hudson, Michigan native was an alternate captain on the U.S. National Junior Team that won bronze at the 2007 World Junior Championship. Prior to enrolling at Notre Dame Lawson played for the U.S. National Team Development Program, in the United States Hockey League, and for the Honeybaked AAA program. More importantly, he is currently U.S.C. certified.
Aaron Stickel- BS, CSCS
After playing soccer at Saginaw Valley State University and graduating with a degree in Exercise Science, Aaron served our country on a tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps. After returning, he directed sports performance programs at two facilities before joining TPTC. Aaron is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and specializes in combine preparation. In addition to countless youth athletes, he has also worked with the Detroit Ignition and many collegiate athletes.
Justin Zabkiewicz- MS, CSCS, SCCC
Justin started his academic career at Michigan State University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning. Before joining the Total Performance staff, Justin spent 5 years gaining experience in the field of strength and conditioning across all collegiate sports, two of which were as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach with the Michigan State Football team. Justin is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).
Luke Gray, BS, Youth Performance Director
Adam Gentry – MS, SCCC, CSCS email@example.com
Adam joined our staff after spending 5 years as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. He first served as an asst. coach at the University of Detroit Mercy where he helped train all 19 Div I athletic teams. Adam continued on to the University of Pittsburgh where he served as asst. strength and conditioning coach for all Olympic sports
Adam graduated from Michigan State University and earned his Master’s degree in exercise science from Oakland University. He is a certified member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Assoc. as well as the National Strength and Conditioning Assoc.teams.
Brandon Long, CSCS firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to joining the Total Performance staff, Brandon received his Bachelors degree from Michigan State University, where he was also a 4 yr letter winner on the Football team. After completing his senior season at MSU, Brandon went on to have a career in the NFL, playing for the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets.
Brandon gained a considerable amount of experience both coaching along side of, and under some prominent members of the strength and conditioning community. It was then that he realized his passion for working with young athletes and helping them to reach their potential.