Higher Quality Training At ALTIS


The coaches, particularly Dan and Stu, talk a lot about maximizing performance through correct positions, postures, angles, and forces (among other things). To do so, the coaches utilize cueing  during real time runs, drills, and tasks to help athletes create better movement mapping. The goal is to sprint faster, and to do so the individual must practice sprinting correctly.

So what makes ALTIS different than other training environments? The coach and therapist work together to minimize aberrant movement that may lead to overuse injuries or undesirable changes in joints. While some coaches would argue that hurdle mobility, static stretching, band distraction, or foam rolling achieves a similar goal, therapists at ALTIS have a thorough understanding of fascial links, irregular joint position, and how manipulation in one area may improve overall human movement.

From my perspective, here is what the coach, athlete, therapist triad appears to offer:

  1. Changes to anatomy and physiology that favor better movement
  2. Better movement corresponds with  neutral joint alignment, and thus safer loading over time
  3. Offers athletes at the expert level a variety of movement options
  4. Keep in mind, therapy allows for better movement, not “perfect” movement – albeit the goal
  5. Increased proprioception leads to higher quality training
  6. Higher densities of high quality, specific training allows for better performance


If you have questions, feel free to email me at JohnEvans6265@gmail.com

John Evans

John Evans

John has a BS in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University, and is currently pursuing his MS in Sport Science from Northern Michigan University. He is an assistant combined events/jumps coach for NMU women's track and field team, and USATF/USAW level 1 certified. Previously, John interned at Athletic Lab for two summers under owner/director, Mike Young.

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