SHANE DAVENPORT – Owner/Director of Performance
Throughout High School, Prep-School and College, Shane had a true love for strength and speed development in preparation for Football and Lacrosse. While finishing up a Bachelors Degree from Lafayette College, after spending 4 injury-plagued years on Lafayette’s Football team, it was all concluded appropriately with a full ACL and MCL tear during the final weeks of his Senior season. Always having much interest in the off-season training programs and the processes involved, he offered to supervise an NFL Combine Preparation phase for a few of his teammates in their pursuit of an NFL career.
Since then, Shane has spent most of his time and energy towards learning, developing and mastering his craft as a Performance Enhancement Specialist. This distinction is important to Shane because his primary goal is to help his athletes Perform Better. His objective is to coach and TEACH the athletes as much as possible so that they are prepared for a future in strength and performance training not just following directions one day at a time. Thomas Carruthers explains it succinctly with a famous quote. “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary”.
His clients have ranged in ages from 7 to 65 and abilities from Active Youths to Professional MMA Fighters and NFL Players. With a strong skill set relative to Speed & Power Development, Shane has found a great deal of success with NFL Combine Prep Clients, Professional and Amateur Martial Artists (MMA and BJJ Competitors), and really enjoys teaching Olympic Weightlifting to anyone who is interested in learning the lifts.
Shane has presented Nationally and Internationally on the subject of Speed and Movement Skill. He has contributed, written or consulted for major fitness publications such as Men’s Health (Rodale), T-Nation and Simplifaster.
SEAN SMITH – Owner/Director of Operations
Sean found a passion for working with athletes early in life. At 16, he started working at one of the premier gyms in the world. With over a decade of coaching experience, Sean continues to bring passion to the facility and aims to make every one of his athletes better. Sean has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities ranging from 8 year olds to Elite College and Professional Athletes.
Sean attended Bentley University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management. He was a three year starter and a Senior Captain of Bentley’s Football team. He received a number of honors including:
- First Team D2Football.com
- ECAC D2
- Daktronic D2
- 3-time Northeast 10 All-Conference Safety
Sean has spent the 5 years prior to exceed working with College Athletes as well as developing speed and conditioning programs for Youth Athletes in the Greater Chicago Area.