FREE Grand Rapids Cycling Clinic

August 14th, 2012 by Katie Whidden USAT certified coach

Interested in bike racing but want to learn more about the sport before signing up for a race? Are you a current racer who would like to improve your skills and learn a few new things from some of Michigan’s top bike racers? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you are in luck because Real Women Tri and Team Priority Health have teamed up to host a free cycling clinic this Saturday, August 18th at 3pm. Details and registration are found in the below link. Men, Women and Juniors are all welcome to attend so spread the word.

http://www.realwomentri.com/clinic.html


Earn Cash for Volunteering at the MI Titanium Triathlon!!

July 25th, 2012 by Roxane Kippen, USA Triathlon Certified Coach

The directors of Michigan’s first ultra distance triathlon, the MI Titanium, are offering a $150 donation to any organization willing to provide 15-30 volunteers for an 8-hour shift on race day, August 26th. The race will host a half and full distance triathlon starting and finishing at Versluis Park in NE Grand Rapids. Athletic Mentors is a sponsor of the event knows that lots of volunteers are critical to the success of the race. So, if you know of a sports team, church group, or team of associates looking for a group outing to support healthy living, have them contact the MiTi Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa, at mollie601@gmail.com. Volunteer orientation and training will take place on August 23rd at 6:30 pm, so no experience necessary!


Kudos to Athletic Mentors Hockey Alumni Andrey Alexeev!

July 25th, 2012 by Athletic Mentors
Adnnrey Alexeev was drateted to the Saginaw Spirit

Photo Courtesy of SaginawSpirit.com

Athletic Mentor Coach Mark Olson is pleased to congratulate hockey camp alumni Andrey Alexeev for his recent draft to the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit late last week. The Russian forward is slated to lace up for the Spirit’s 2012/2013 training camp in late August.

Andrey came to Athletic Mentors to prepare for the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (also known as the U-18 Junior World Cup and formerly known as the Pacific Cup and the Nations Cup) and the upcoming 2012/2013 OHL season. He has been recovering from shoulder surgery for numerous months and was eager to get back into shape.

“Andrey has worked extremely hard 6 days per week for the past 5 weeks and has shown tremendous commitment to his game, and he is looking AWESOME! He is fit, strong and fast. He is a stand-out during our camps on ice sessions. I expect to see Andrey do some great things with the Spirit next season!” Olson said.

Alexeev played for Team Russia in the 2011 Under 16, Four Nations Tournament, where he was one of the team’s top scorers.

The 1995-year left winger was selected by the Spirit as the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 CHL Import Draft. Alexeev follows fellow countryman and Import Selection goaltender Nikita Serebryakov in the committing to the Spirit program, joining OHL Priority Selection picks Jeremiah Addison, Brandon Prophet, and Dylan Sadowy as signed prospects for Saginaw.
Congrats, Andrey!

Check out www.saginawspirit.com


FREE Massage Clinic: “It’s Never One Thing”

July 17th, 2012 by Cheryl Sherwood

“It’s Never One Thing” when we aren’t physically able to perform at our best. Please join us as we explore the causes and solutions to common dysfunction in human anatomy. This clinic will discuss:

  • Impact of massage on athletic performance
  • Live massage demos
  • Self massage techniques
  • Q & A

This clinic will be lead by Paul S. Raynes, our nationally certified massage therapist, who is also a certified personal trainer and has been active in competitive endurance sports for 35 years. Join us for this fun, informative and free clinic. With good response we’ll consider adding an evening clinic as well.

When: Friday July 20th @9:30am

Where: Athletic Mentors in Richland

(8731 M-89, Richland MI : look for the Gull Lake Marine West Sign and we are in the same building)


Athletic Mentors athletes Kimm and Rob Johnson bring home the hardware!!

July 16th, 2012 by Katie Whidden USAT certified coach

Rob and Kimm started coaching with Athletic Mentors this spring as fairly new athletes to the sport of triathlon. After a few months of dedicated training they have both shown huge improvements. Taking 11 minutes off her 2011 time, Kimm placed 3rd in her age group this past weekend at the Tri for Life triathlon at Otter Lake. This is the second weekend in a row that Kimm has gone home with a medal. At the Tri for Life triathlon she recorded the 2nd fastest overall female time on the bike. Hubby Rob, has been tearing it up as well with a matching 3rd place medal and earlier this summer, finishing his first half iron at the Grand Rapids Tri.

Congrats Kimm and Rob! Keep up the hard work!


AM coach Kelli Emmett wins National Championship Super D

July 16th, 2012 by Cheryl Sherwood

Priority Health FREE Bike Racing Clincs- July 13th

July 6th, 2012 by Cheryl Sherwood

The Priority Health Cycling Team is offering separate Men’s and Women’s Bike Racing Clinics on Friday, July 13th on the BTR race course. This is a great opportunity for beginners to learn some basic skills and ride on the actual race course. You’ll learn from some of Michigan’s best racers.

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Sprint Cadence Talk With Stud Sprinter Amy Stauffer

June 12th, 2012 by Cheryl Sherwood

Check out his video clip of an impromptu sprint conversation between Amy Stauffer (Michigan’s best female sprinter) and Katie Whidden (one of our newest Cat 4 women). Amy answers some great sprint questions after the Mt. Pleasant criterium over pizza.

Amy’s Sprint Answers


2012 Basketball Camp – Spread the Word!

May 31st, 2012 by Athletic Mentors

 

Check out this outstanding 10-week camp for varsity basketball players looking to ratchet their power, precision and play!

This camp is a great opportunity for athletes who are at the Junior Varsity or Varsity Level looking to improve their basketball skills.Anyone interested to improve their basketball skills can check out this great post by Mega Slam Australia to begin with. Our intensive summer camps feature specific training modules within the areas of Physical, Mental, Nutritional and Recovery management. From energy systems development to micro and macro nutrition and recovery strategies, our players emerge as well-developed athletes powered by the perseverance and commitment that transcends talent. Our unique blend of performance-powered mental and physical conditioning coupled with precise skill development is designed for serious players who want to ratchet up their level of play.
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2012 Volleyball Camp – Spread the Word!

May 30th, 2012 by Athletic Mentors

Check out this outstanding 8-week camp for varsity basketball players looking to ratchet their power, precision and play!

This camp is a great opportunity for athletes who are at the Junior Varsity or Varsity Level looking to improve their volleyball skills. Our intensive summer camps feature specific training focused on executing superior volleyball skills and technique as well as modules within the areas of Physical, Mental, Nutritional and Recovery management.

From energy systems development to micro and macro nutrition and recovery strategies, our players emerge as well-developed athletes powered by the perseverance and commitment that transcends talent. Our unique blend of performance-powered mental and physical conditioning coupled with precise skill development is designed for serious players who want to ratchet up their level of play.
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