I remember walking through the doors for the first time. The energy was high, the lights were bright, and there were professional athletes on the turf. Professionals! I watched those guys play on TV! I was in awe.
That was 2002. That’s where my journey with Parisi began, as an athlete. Just one session, on a speed pass, but that one time changed my life. Parisi was around for 10 years at that point and changing the sports landscape with their world-renowned speed training techniques.
Now, Parisi Speed School is celebrating their 30th Anniversary and I’ll be celebrating my 10th year as a Parisi owner very soon. Mind blowing for me. A lot can happen in 20 years!
My story is one I hope so many of our athletes experience. The feel of training on the turf to make yourself faster, stronger, and more agile is amazing. It turns out the best takeaway from training is just making yourself better as a person. For 30 years, the Parisi Speed School has made hundreds of thousands of athletes (or more?) better people. It teaches work ethic and confidence that go far beyond the playing field.
Parisi has trained first round NFL Draft picks, members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, Olympians, and basically any other kind of pro you can think of. But what makes Parisi unique is all of the different ways it can help athletes of all ability levels.
Want to feel like you’re a part of the team and engaged with your friends as an elementary school kid? We can help with that. Want to make the freshman squad? Deal. How about prepare to play Division 1 sports? We’ve got the training for that. And if you work harder than anyone you’ve ever known and you make it beyond college athletics, we have the program for you, too.
In 30 years, the Parisi Speed School has developed training techniques that can help the lowest level athletes and progressions that can create sports superstars. This dynamic makes Parisi an inclusive space for any child with any goal.
Parisi continues to evolve to this day with new technology that you see in our gym, like the Sparta force plate or the Ohm Dynamic trainer. Its original founder, Bill Parisi, is on the forefront of science while authoring books like Fascia Training: A Whole System Approach. Our network and knowledge is only getting stronger.
I speak with parents literally every week who tell me about their experience with Parisi as a youth athlete themselves. Twenty, 25, even 30 years later these parents are bringing their children back to give them the same experience they were lucky enough to have as a kid. That’s a testament to the coaches throughout the years, long before I was a coach myself. I can only hope our coaches create the same memorable experience so that someone is meeting a grandparent someday who used to train with Parisi!
Thank you for being a part of our journey as we aim to make the next 30 years of the Parisi Speed School even better than the first 30!