You should be confident in your training and gain the knowledge to move with proper form.

But there is a problem…

• Expensive personal training
• Lack of understanding or experience
• Packed, big box gyms that are intimidating

• Confusing workouts you find online
• Cookie cutter programs that lead to injury
• One size fits all approach…you are an individual

You should be confident in your training and gain the knowledge to move with proper form.

But there is a problem…

• Expensive personal training
• Lack of understanding or experience
• Packed, big-box gyms that are intimidating
• Confusing workouts you find online
• Cookie cutter programs that lead to injury
• One size fits all approach…you are an individual

Our team knows how to get you started. No one deserves to be discouraged and confused with how to strength train properly. We will educate you on how to move properly, while building confidence and consistency in the gym.

• Create proper movement patterns
• Individualized program designed for your goals
• Overcome intimidation
• Build strength
• Strategy sessions

• Improved performance
• Join a community
• Free access to physical therapists
• Early injury detection
• Strategy sessions

Our team knows how to get you started. No one deserves to be discouraged and confused with how to strength train properly. We will educate you on how to move properly, while building confidence and consistency in the gym.

• Create proper movement patterns
• Individualized program designed for your goals
• Overcome intimidation
• Build strength
• Strategy sessions
• Improved performance
• Join a community
• Free access to physical therapists
• Early injury detection
• Strategy sessions

Your plan to reach your goals:

Schedule an on-boarding session

Free one-on-one with a Strength Coach.

Develop your individualized program

We’ll lay out your goals & examine your movement patterns.

Execute your plan.

Coached strength training sessions in a small community environment.

Why is Smith Performance Different?

Most gyms are based on volume. Personal training is too expensive and cookie-cutter programs you find online or social media do not reflect your individual needs and abilities. This leads to confusion, frustration, and lack of motivation. 

It doesn’t have to be this way. You deserve to get the results you want.

Our team is dedicated to improving your ability to move, building your strength, and improving your performance. We provide our community with individual programming at a group rate. We believe you deserve guided strength coaching, an individual plan to reach your goals, and injury management that won’t break your bank.  

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Gyms can be an intimidating place. They are crowded and it seems like everyone knows what they are doing (most of the time this is not the case). Also, programming for yourself or getting a cookie-cutter program online isn’t the most effective way to train. Combine these issues, and working out can seem like a chore. The alternative is to pay someone for personal training, but this can become very expensive. 

We believe there is a more effective solution.

Our individual group training allows us to create a personalized program for you (carried out via our mobile application) and a small group setting to allow our coaches to give you the attention you deserve. Coaches are present for all sessions and continually educate you on proper movement patterns. 

Cookie-cutter programs are not effective because they aren’t made for you. Everyone has different goals, experience, and history of injury. You deserve to have a program that is made for you and continues to evolve as you progress. As you move through our program, and your life, your goals will change, so your program should too. Through strategy sessions, we will evaluate your program in detail, set goals, and develop plans to achieve them. 

Our goal is to educate you in movement to the point that you don’t need us, but that you stay because our environment and program is something you can’t find anywhere else.

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MEET YOUR STRENGTH COACH:

Brian Pieper – Director of Health & Human Performance Program

Brian Pieper earned his Masters in Exercise Science at Marshall University. While completing his Masters Degree, he worked as a Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant, coaching the 2014 Conference USA Champion football team, as well as the softball, baseball and track teams.

Prior to that, Brian completed an internship at Baylor University, where he worked with the 2013 Big 12 Champion football program as well as the Baylor volleyball and men’s golf teams. Brian also interned at Washington State University, working with the volleyball and baseball teams; and the University of Nebraska where he worked with the baseball team.

A native of North Platte, Nebraska, Brian graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in the Spring of 2013, with a Bachelors degree in Health and Fitness. There, Brian was a two-year letterman and earned a starting receiver position with the football program. Throughout high school and collegiate athletics, he learned the value and importance of hard work in the weight room and quickly became interested in the science behind it

​He currently holds the certification of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) as well as Precision Nutrition Level 1.

Nate Corsi – Exercise Physiologist & Strength Coach

Nate Corsi received a Masters in Exercise Science with a specific interest in endurance training and biomechanics at Texas State University in 2017. During his master’s program, he was a Research Assistant in the Health and Human Performance Department, assisting with research on physical activity in non-traditional sports/exercise. Also during this time, he was an assistant mountain biking coach for San Marcos High School. Immediately after graduation, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer at a private gym for youth athletes.

Before moving to Texas, Nate completed a Bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University in 2014 in Exercise Science with minors in Health and Wellness and Chemistry. He then worked in physical therapy where he found his passion for implementing specific exercise to improve both health and performance.

As a local Tucsonan, Nate competed in Southern Arizona Roadrunner events and as a Pima Community College Track and Field/Cross Country runner with a specialty in the 10k. During his bachelors and masters Nate was an active member of the club triathlon and cycling teams. Nate is currently increasing his training volume for cycling and triathlon competitions.

Nate currently is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA CSCS), USA Weightlifting level 1, and USA Cycling level 3. He is happily committed to his dog, Hunter.

Max Nolen – Strength Coach

After moving to Tucson to work at the family business, Truly Nolen Pest Control, Max Nolen began interning with the Health and Human Performance Department at Smith Performance in the fall of 2017. Originally, Max was interested in personal training, but after experiencing the group setting at Smith Performance Center, he realized it was a better fit for him. Upon completion of his internship, Max became a Performance Coach at Smith Performance Center in the Summer of 2018.

Max, a Florida native, earned his Associates of Arts degree from Brevard College in Cocoa, Florida. Upon completion of his Associates degree, he continued at University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he studied Sports and Exercise Science.

Max currently holds the Personal Certification of Training from American Council of Exercise (ACE). He has completed the ACE Sports Nutrition Program and plans to continue his education in the Exercise Science field, as well as become a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist (CSCS).

Max is very excited to join the staff at Smith Performance and is looking forward to future studies.

Sean McConnell – Strength Coach

Sean McConnell is passionate, dedicated and competitive with strength development. While growing up in South Florida he excelled in both football and basketball. He began his collegiate football career at Maryville College in Tennessee. He then transferred closer to home to play Division I college football at Florida Atlantic University while studying sports medicine. A sport-related injury, that resulted in surgery, provided a newfound understanding and respect for physical therapy. He then moved to Tucson, where after years of sports and injuries, crossed paths with Craig Smith at Smith Performance Center.

McConnell has a unique perspective of the Health & Human Performance program at SPC. His passion for the long-term athletic development model used at SPC started in 2017 and encouraged him to not only continue his own personal strength training goals but also become part of the strength coaching team. He began an internship at SPC during the summer of 2018 under Craig Smith and Brian Pieper. He is excited to encourage others in their personal journeys of strength training and physical therapy.

McConnell holds his National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) personal training certification. He is currently studying for his Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification and would like to continue his education in exercise physiology and nutritional science.

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Location

1684 S Research Loop
Suite 508 and 518
Tucson, AZ 85710
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Email

admin@smithperformancecenter.com

Phone

520-398-4886

Fax

520-398-4775

Location

1684 S Research Loop
Suite 508 and 518
Tucson, AZ 85710
GET DIRECTIONS

Email

admin@smithperformancecenter.com

Phone

520-398-4886

Fax

520-398-4775