Sports Performance Institute
The Sports Performance Institute is The MAC’s in-house strength and conditioning and sports performance department.
We focus our programming to three main goals: 1. Build overall athleticism, 2. Reduce risk of injury and 3. Increase athlete durability.
Every class includes a dynamic warm-up, resistance training using an individualized card, and some level of conditioning.
Our coaches are certified fitness professionals, have a background in competitive athletics and are trained to inspire, educate and effectively get results. We know what it takes to reach the next level of performance and what it takes to keep an athlete on the field, injury free.
For questions about our Sports Performance Institute and it’s programs, please contact Matt at email@example.com
First class free for new athletes.
Athletic Performance Training (Fall through Spring)
Our Athletic Performance Training program runs from Fall through Spring and is held primarily indoors. With this hour long class the athlete will be taken through a dynamic warmup, speed and agility drills, resistance training, and conditioning.
The class is a small group format capped at 8 (middle school) or 10 (high school) athletes per session. Athlete's enroll for each class through our MAC Fitness App, and can begin at any point during the session. This allows for maximum flexibility.
Athletic Performance Training PLUS (Summer)
Our PLUS Program runs during the summer months and is broken up into (2) four-week sessions, with an additional/optional two-week session. The class is 30 minutes longer than the Fall-Spring program and is held in an outdoor weight-training facility. The extra time allows for a more comprehensive program that includes performance assessments, speed and agility drills, resistance training, and conditioning.
Team / Group Training
For teams or groups (5-8 athletes) interested in training we offer hour long private training blocks with custom programming along with performance testing to meet your team or group’s needs.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in setting up team / group training.
SPI Coaching Staff
Matt Pudvah - Head Strength Coach
Matt is a graduate of Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science. Matt holds several certifications including NSCA's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Reflexive Performance Reset Level 2, Functional Movement Systems Certified, and IYCA's High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Matt has experience working with diverse populations including elite collegiate athletes while at Quinnipiac University. He also specialized in post-rehab, post-injury, and injury prevention strength and conditioning. Matt enjoys helping his clients boost their confidence, well-being, and physical performance. NSCA-CSCS, RPR-2, FMSC, HSSCS.
Alex Gove -SPI
Alex is a ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and achieved a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Salem State University in December 2018. He intends to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, where he hopes to work with soldiers, children, and athletes. He has served many roles here - Head Camp Counselor, fitness department maintenance, and now a resident trainer and coach for our SPI Programs. He also is a hockey coach and Director of Developmental Hockey for Cape Ann. Through these experiences, he has discovered his love for fitness. ACSM-CPT
Eddie Estey - Tennis Academy Strength Coach
Eddie graduated from Endicott College in 2014 where he focused his studies within the school of sports & sciences with a concentration in sport management. Eddie started his career working with all ranges of clients, but has now narrowed his focus to athletes. His primary responsibility is Strength and Conditioning for MAC Tennis Academy athletes and works with some of the top junior tennis players in the US, as well as some professional players. Eddie has always had a strong background in athletics, playing ice hockey in college. NASM-CPT, iTPA-TPT