To stay healthy, you have to stay physically active.

But there are barriers…

• Chronic & recurring injuries
• Lack of understanding or experience
• Confusing rehab programs

• Fear of re-injury
• Lack of holistic approach
• One size fits all programming

To stay healthy, you have to stay physically active.

But there are barriers

• Chronic & Recurring injuries
• Lack of understanding or experience
• Confusing rehab programs
• Fear of re-injury
• Lack of holistic approach
• One size fits all programming

 

You shouldn’t stop activity because you are in pain. We understand how frustrating it is to recover from an injury. Our team develops individual health & human performance programs, integrated with physical therapy, to help you thrive.

 

You shouldn’t stop activity because you are in pain. We understand how frustrating it is to recover from an injury. Our team develops individual health & human performance programs, integrated with physical therapy, to help you thrive.

Your plan to stay active

Schedule a free onboarding session

One-on-one with a Health & Human Performance Coach

Develop your individualized program

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

Execute your plan

Guided sessions, early injury detection with Physical Therapy and program reviewed by SPC team

How can you build confidence and remain active for life?

Injury is the number one reason people stop activity. This leads to an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle; full of frustration, confusion and guilty.

 

We know what you need to break through this cycle.

 

Smith Performance Center is all about the fundamentals. Once you understand how to move properly, progress activity and manage pain triggers, you will never stop moving. 

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One size fits all programs are not effective. They are not made for you Everyone has different goals, experiences and injury history. 

 

We believe you deserve a guided program to reach your goals and manage injury that won’t break your bank. Your program should be designed for you and continues to evolve as you progress through life.

 

Our team-based approach allows us to create a personalized program for you. We meet weekly with each physical therapist, health & human performance coach and exercise physiologist to review each members program. 

How can you build confidence and remain active for life?

Injury is the number one reason people stop activity. This leads to an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle; full of frustration, confusion and guilt.

 

We know what you need to break through this cycle.

 

Smith Performance Center is all about the fundamentals. Once you understand how to move properly, progress activity and manage pain triggers, you will never stop moving. 

Read More

One size fits all programs are not effective. They are not made for you Everyone has different goals, experiences and injury history. 

 

We believe you deserve a guided program to reach your goals and manage injury that won’t break your bank. Your program should be designed for you and continues to evolve as you progress through life.

 

Our team-based approach allows us to create a personalized program for you. We meet weekly with each physical therapist, health & human performance coach and exercise physiologist to review each members program. 

PRICING

PRICING

MEET YOUR HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE 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 – Rehab Coordinator | Strength Coach

Sean McConnell is passionate, dedicated and competitive with strength development. A sport-related injury, that resulted in surgery, provided a newfound understanding and respect for physical therapy. 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 is excited to encourage others in their personal journeys of strength training and physical therapy.

MEET YOUR HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE 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

Rehab Coordinator | Strength Coach

Sean McConnell is passionate, dedicated and competitive with strength development. A sport-related injury, that resulted in surgery, provided a newfound understanding and respect for physical therapy. 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 is excited to encourage others in their personal journeys of strength training and physical therapy.

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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