News & Events

We’re Turning 10!

Remember 2009?

People were learning how to do the Dougie and the movie Hangover was released. Plus, one of the coolest physical therapy and sports performance facilities in Omaha was opened by Travis Manners.

A lot has changed over 10 years, but our gratefulness to staff, the patients and members who have supported us over the years, and our desire to have fun in all we do has not changed one bit!

Please come have fun and enjoy free food and beverages with us. There will be kids’ activities to keep the whole family busy.

10 Year Anniversary Tailgate Party
Friday, May 10th, 2019
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
West Omaha Location
13809 Industrial Rd, Omaha, NE 68137

We can’t wait to see you there!

Adult Member Anniversary

We love our members! Donald and Linda received their anniversary gifts this morning. Linda is celebrating 2 years and Donald is celebrating his 1st year of training with us.
We have a few more anniversary gifts to hand out…
Congratulations also to Chad & Angie. Chad is celebrating his first year and Angie is celebrating four years of being committed to training!
Pictured below: Donald with coach Trevor and Linda with coach Gus. 
Both have achieved their fitness goals and they hope to continue to set new goals, stay healthy and as Linda says “just keep moving” in the future.
Linda is a 57, a retired business and technology teacher who continues to work and teach web design, tends to her garden, and loves to travel to spend time with her daughters. She drives over an hour a few times per week for her workouts. She said consistency is the hardest part for her. “I just have to keep moving. The workouts are hard, but the coaches work with me if an exercise is too much. My goals are to stay healthy and fit into clothes I wore 5 years ago.”
Donald is 38, and an avid basketball player. He travels across the Midwest to play in competitive nation-wide tournaments. He works three jobs and is committed to reaching his squat goal of 500 lbs. Donald is a pleasure to work with and if you know him you understand his avid love for collecting shoes. His biggest challenge is himself and he loves to set new goals and then crush them. He is committed to staying healthy and wants to continue to get stronger. 

It’s Testing Week!

Our sports performance athletes are going through our summer block testing week. Below, you can see a peek at their results thus far! 

No matter what sports these athletes participate in, how old they are, or what their goals are our athletic programming ensures a base foundation, and then builds layers of advanced athletic skills on that base during the course of the athlete’s development physically and psychologically.

Our athletic development programs offer the most comprehensive 
performance enhancement training in the Midwest.

All athletes have all worked hard the past 12 weeks to improve their:

  • Agility, change of direction
  • Speed, explosiveness
  • Lower body, overhead power
  • Endurance
  • Functional strength
  • Mobility, stability

How We Train:

At Athletes’ Training Center, we believe the ideal way to develop the motor and athletic physical skills necessary for success is to engage in continual training over a long duration of time versus short training durations like four or six-week “camps”.

Most elite athletes achieve their success by training for their entire athletic careers under this model.

Have you signed up for fall block? 

You’re Invited to our Summer Celebration!

Stay cool this summer by enjoying a shaved ice treat on us! 
We will host Kona Ice Truck and provide FREE SHAVED ICE in the parking lot of both Athletes’ Training Center locations. 

We hope you enjoy this treat from our crew, as we will never forget that YOU are why we do what we do. Members and patients are welcome to stop by and bring your friends too! 

Everyone’s Invited! 
See you Friday, July 27TH. We look forward to celebrating our appreciation for YOU with YOU! 

Teacher Transformation & Summer Challenge

Wouldn’t it be nice to come back from summer break and show off the new you? Our Teacher Transformation & Summer Challenge is perfect for teachers, but open to everyone!

The challenge runs from June 18th through August 11th and the individual with the most successful transformation will take home the Grand Prize Package valued at $500! 

The 500 GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE includes:

  • $250 shopping spree for new clothes
  • A $100 gift card to the salon of your choice
  • A Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband 

SP Testing Week!

It’s testing week! Our athletes have worked hard these past 12 weeks during our Spring Block and now are ready to improve on their personal records. 

At Athletes’ Training Center, we believe the ideal way to develop the motor and athletic physical skills necessary for success is to engage in continual training over a long duration of time versus short training durations like four or six-week “camps”.

Our long-term approach to training offers a curriculum that establishes a base athletic foundation and then builds layers of advanced athletic skills on that base during the course of the athlete’s development physically and psychologically.

Most elite athletes achieve their success by training for their entire athletic careers under this model.

Here’s a look at our athletes’ improvements during Spring Block! We are proud of their dedication and hard work. Thanks to all the athletes who have trained with us, see you during Summer Block! 

Interested in our training programs? Our FREE Trial Session is a great way to meet our coaches, experience our training methods, and see if we are the right fit for you or your child. Sign up for our no obligation FREE Trial Session below! 

Spring Wrap-Up

Athletic Trainers and Chiropractors are invited to join us for a short, educational session followed by a social with free beverages and appetizers.  Topics will include post-concussion therapy and pearls to implement in your practice, collaborative care, and how interdisciplinary care can benefit your patients.

Friday, April 20th, 2018  6 PM – 8 PM
Athletes’ Training Center (West Omaha)



Featured speakers include:

Matthew Tao, MD and Josiah Parker, PT, DPT

  6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
  Check in, non-alcoholic beverages, & heavy appetizers

  6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
  Speaker presentations

  8:15 pm – 9:00 pm
  Cocktail hour including free beer, wine, soda and appetizers

You are welcome to wear casual attire for the night!


Matthew Tao, MD specializes in athletic knee issues including ACL tears, multi-ligament knee injuries, complex cartilage defects and malalignment. He also specializes in arthroscopic shoulder surgery including shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology and biceps disease. His special interests include biologic therapy and pharmaceutical therapy to minimize inflammation and promote healing. 


Josiah Parker, DPT specializes in treating post-concussions complexities and is a member of the Concussion Focus group.  He has attended courses at the University of Pittsburg adn the American Academy of Neurology for specilized training in this area.  He is also an expereienced therapist who can treat many injuries and conditions.  Josiah is currently a member of the APTA and the NPTA.


Cedar Bluffs Schools – Strength & Speed Camp

Cedar Bluffs Schools are excited to host a 2-day Speed & Strength camp powered by Athletes’ Training Center March 24th – 25th, 2018 at Cedar Bluffs High School.

Athletes of all sports aged 4th grade and up can participate in training sessions to experience professional coaching and programming in the area of strength and conditioning and athletic development.


Athletes will be able to participate in two training sessions – one on Saturday and one on Sunday. 

They will be challenged in the areas of body control, speed, strength, power, agility, and endurance.  Each session will last one hour and will be coached by the performance staff of Athletes’ Training Center at a ratio of one coach to 12 athletes.

To learn more and to register, click on the button below. 


2018 Bracket Challenge

Below are the current standing for our March Madness 2018 Bracket Challenge!

GRAND PRIZE! 2 Monster BTW249 40W High Performance Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers! Prize will be awarded Tuesday, April 3rd.


Entry Details: Entrants will earn points by correctly predicting the winning teams in the games of the tournament. The number of points awarded for each correct pick of a winning game will increase with each round.


Basketball Futures Camp

2018 Girls and Boys Basketball Futures Camp

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where: Iowa West Field House, 5 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Open to all current 8th & 9th graders.

Girls Session
Boys Session
8:00 AM — Registration & Check In 12:30 PM — Registration & Check In
8:30 AM — Camp Starts 1:00 PM — Camp Starts
Noon — Camp Ends 4:30 PM — Camp Ends

Thomas Viglianco ( will provide instruction, skills and drills. He will be assisted by some of your favorite local Division I and II college basketball players (TBA).

To Register:

Click Here 

Buddy & Bagels

Attention all of our MET-FIT members! We are hosting a “Buddy and Bagels” event Saturday, February 10th at each facility. Be sure to bring a friend and we will provide bagels to go on us after your workout session. 

See you there!

Winter Block – Testing Results

Our athletes have been training hard with us these past 12 weeks during Winter Block and as a group they have seen major improvements
Winter Block 2017-2018 
“Average Improvements” 
*These stats are an average from all of our Jump Start and Total Performance athletes
Vertical Jump: + 1.6 inches
Overhead Medball Throw: + 1 feet 5 inches
Medball Shot Put Throw: 2 feet 2 inches
10 Yard Sprint: – .07 seconds
Pro Agility: – .14 seconds
300 Yard Shuttle: – 1.3 seconds
Top Athletic Improvements:
*These stats are from our top performing athletes from Winter Block
Vertical Jump: + 6.5 inches
Overhead Medball Throw: + 7 feet 4 inches
Medball Shot Put Throw: 12 feet 3 inches
10 Yard Sprint: – .38 seconds
Pro Agility: – .74 seconds
300 Yard Shuttle:  – 7 seconds

Wouldn’t you like to see these same results for your athlete? 

Our Spring Block begins February 12th!
Our athletic development programs focus on meeting the goals of each athlete. We accomplish this by utilizing a comprehensive evaluation to gain valuable information to develop a custom program that is progressed to meet the athlete’s specific goals.

At Athletes’ Training Center our athletic development programs offer the most comprehensive performance enhancement training in the Midwest.

  • We are the first and only facility in the area that integrates medical research and strength and conditioning research into all of our programs making injury reduction a top priority.
Learn More  about our programs. 

Bring a Friend Week

We are hosting a Bring a Friend week for all of our Sports Performance athletes!

If you or your son or daughter is currently enrolled in our Sports Performance Program, we’d like to invite you to share this information with them and encourage them to bring a friend or two. 


Very Important:



Baseball Training Workshop

If you are a player, coach or parent please join us for a free workshop and performance training session on November 12th. The educational workshop will discuss off-season strength & conditioning development for baseball pitchers and players.


When: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM on Sunday, November 12th
Where: Athletes’ Training Center Papillion Facility
310 East Gold Coast Road, Suite 113
Papillion, NE 68046

Reserve Your Seat!

Seats will fill up fast! Click the button below to register for our workshop!



About the Workshop

Strength and conditioning is a must for any player looking to become a better pitcher, but unfortunately there are A LOT of myths out there on what players should be doing. 

When it comes to improving the performance of your player and reducing injuries, there is so much conflicting information. Should they do a weighted ball program? What exercises should they be doing? Isn’t arm care enough?

During the clinic, Travis Manners will be answering the following questions:

1. What makes up a complete off-season program?
2. What does “arm care” mean and what should it look like?
3. Why are there more and more injuries in all levels of baseball?
4. How can we connect this program to what the players are doing at school?

Travis will also walk through some exercises we do with the players to increase arm speed and velocity and open it up to Q&A in the end. Our performance coaches will also be leading a short trial session of our performance sessions after the presentation. If you are an athlete come prepared to move around! 

Our athletic development programs are for absolutely everyone regardless of age, gender, skill level, or athletic goals. All of our full-time coaches hold, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree and are Certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches (CSCS) which is the same certification held by all college and professional coaches.

At Athletes’ Training Center our athletic development programs offer the most comprehensive performance enhancement training in the Midwest.

Did you know we offer a free trial session for any athlete who is looking to try our programs?

Receive a Free eBook by attending!

By also attending the event you will receive a FREE digital copy of Dynamic Velocity and Athletes’ Training Center’s Strength and Power Development eBook!

This eBook contains a research based month long development program – this freebie is valued at over $99!!

The Strength and Power Development eBook was designed to provide you with a 30 day training program specific to your age group. The program
includes exercise descriptions and photos to guide you through the month as well as an exercise tracker to help you stay on track and record your progress.

Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions.



Aaron Lester, Father of Sports Performance Athlete

“My son Daniel wanted to build core and leg strength to improve power through the hitting zone and also increase velocity on the mound. We have accomplished these goals by training at Athletes’ Training Center.

Daniel has improved his home run total from 2 years ago from 2 to 22 this past season. He has also increased velocity on fastball by 13 MPH over the past year and half.

He has also improved his first step quickness and saw an increase in stolen bases and range in the field. Not only has Daniel developed physically and seems to be better put together with quickness and coordination than most kids he competes against but Athletes’ Training Center has provided confidence as well through coaching and mentoring. Thank you!”

Register Here!

Click the button below to save your seat for our workshop November 12th!



Introducing our Full Court Program!

We are excited to announce the launch of our Full Court Program designed specifically for basketball players! 
full, court, programIf you play basketball, you want the best chance possible to earn playing time, make the team or achieve whatever your goal might be.  You already know you have to spend hours in the gym at practice and dedicate yourself to working on your skill set. You have to be a good teammate, listen to your coaches and stay healthy.  If you are like most of the kids in our program, you know the importance of being strong, jumping higher, and being fast.

If you are a parent, you want the same things for your athlete too.  But, you want a little more.  You want to see them stay injury free and you want to see the investment of time and money pay off. 

Jennie A., Collegiate Track & Field Athlete

Athletes’ Training Center has worked to specialize workouts to fit my athletic needs. The strength coaches have a one on one personal connection to fix minor details that have had a major impact on my athletic performance.