"My confidence, speed, strength and endurance have improved greatly. I am extremely happy to have a trainer with a positive attitude.
I feel comfortable in his gym and am treated with respect and dignity"
Lehigh Valley Personal Trainer
of the Year!
Creating POWERFUL and EXPLOSIVE Athletes
Training Smart Since 2003
Welcome to the Barry Lovelace Athlete Training Academy, home of Lehigh Valley's Results Oriented Sports Performance Facility. Our speciality is 'TRAINING SMART', in-turn creating Strong and Powerful athletes with safe and effective training'. Their changes in performance are noticed by coaches, parents, teammates and opponents who see first hand that Barry Lovelace Academy athletes are more Explosive and more Powerful compared to the other athletes at practice or games. This is all happens by focusing on the athletes needs for both their sport and the position they play. It's not just a workout like the 'big box' facilities with no goals in mind other than to run kids around.
It's a program where athlete's train specifically for their personal goals and needs.
DRASTICALLY IMPROVE 1ST STEP EXPLOSIVENESS AND STRENGTH
Join the many All-State, All-Area and All-Conference athletes who moved on to play in college as well as the over 200,000 athletes worldwide who use the Barry Lovelace Athlete Training Academy methods and programs for their sports performance needs.
Check out just a few of the Testimonials from past and current clients that saw amazing results while training here at the Barry Lovelace Athlete Training Academy!
Academy Programs are used by an Olympian, USA Team Member and Professional Athletes as well as MANY All-Area, All-State,
Morning Call Players of The Year who train here!
Pictured Left: Liberty High School wrestler Jason Rezac is performing the Resisted Kettlebell Swing. This is one of many exercises he performs at the academy to improve his Explosive Power.
Pictured Right: Former Catasauqua basketball player and Second Leading Scorer in Catasauqua High School History is shown performing a Resisted Explosive Single-Leg Jump in preparation for his upcoming college season.
"I have seen many types of training techniques for athletes, but I believe that Barry Lovelace's techniques are without a doubt that most effective methods to get maximum results in a short amount of time. Not only do Barry's methods get quick results, they have an incredible translation to real world movements that are relevant and adaptable to any athlete for any sport. His creativity in developing these athletic training systems is what sets this type of functional training apart from others I have seen."
Fitness Director, State College YMCA
IT'S ALL ABOUT RESULTS
RESULTS is all that matters to the athletes, coaches and parents. Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Field Hockey and Baseball players, Swimmers and Divers, Wrestlers, Gymnasts and Irish Step Dancers are just a few of the athletes who train at the academy and are seeing very positive results in their overall performance. The most common results they notice very quickly are EXPLOSIVENESS, POWER and Improved 1st Step Reaction. It is these amazing results and word of mouth that drive our business and have athletes from all over the Lehigh Valley and beyond enjoying the benefits of training under the watchful eye of 5-Time Lehigh Valley Personal Trainer of the Year, Barry Lovelace.
Sneak Peak inside the Academy. Check out this video of the academy and look at the equipment. This is what has been going on for almost 17 years. We have been ahead of rest for a very long time. No fancy and expensive equipment....just proper training resulting in drastic results in overall athletic performance.
CALL TODAY TO GET STARTED!
LIST OF THE COLLEGES BARRY LOVELACE ATHLETE TRAINING ACADEMY ATHLETES ATTENDED AND PLAYED THEIR SPORT:
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, BETHEL UNIVERSITY, BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY, CABRINI COLLEGE, CANISIUS COLLEGE, CHESTNUT HILL,
DESALES UNIVERSITY, EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY, ECKERD COLLEGE, ELIZABETHTOWN UNIVERSITY, ELMIRA COLLEGE,
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, HOUGHTON COLLEGE, ITHACA COLLEGE, KEAN UNIVERSITY,
KINGS COLLEGE, KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY, LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY, LYCOMING COLLEGE,
MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY, MORAVIAN COLLEGE, MOUNT ST. MARY'S UNIVERSITY, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY,
REYNOLDS COLLEGE, RIDER UNIVERSITY, SETON HALL UNIVERSITY, SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY, ST. JOES UNIVERSITY,
STEVEN'S SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY, U. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY, WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY
HOW IT ALL BEGAN!
5'6" Kelsey Nester, #15 is up for a block with her
5'-10" Teammate during a college match.
Kelsey Nester, #15 to the left, and her best friend Lindsay Arndt began training at the academy MANY years ago and fortunately, they both saw nice results.
But, it was Kelsey's amazing results that ignited the flame here. Volleyball players wanted to 'be like Kelsey' and become stronger and hit harder. They also wanted to be like Lindsay and drastically improve their quickness like she did in her Libero position. So they came and the rest is history and training athletes in ALL sports became a Full-Time 'job'.
It's ALL about results and respecting athletes.
Three Amazing accomplishments due to Kelsey's hard work:
1) She Increased her vertical 4-3/4 INCHES after just 5 sessions! FACT!
2) Went on to play at Division 2 Kutztown University and start as a 5'-6" MIDDLE BLOCKER!
3) Her freshman season at KU she LEAD the ENTIRE PSAC in Total Blocks. Again, as a 5'-6" Middle. Pictured left she is up for a block (#15) with her 5'10" teammate.
"My coach came to me with a unique workout plan with Barry while I was in high school. Her family member had trained with him and saw awesome results. My teammate and I started training with Barry and we were both immediately seeing results! felt faster and lighter. The best part was that training never felt like working out. Sure, you’re pushing your body, but Barry made it fun and it SO beats running on a treadmill or the monotony of lifting weights. In just five sessions, there was an increase in my vertical jump by 4-3/4 inches! As a volleyball player looking to play at the collegiate level, this was huge! The strength and agility that I developed while training with Barry truly helped me succeed at the college collegiate level"
Olympian and USA Team Member LOVE the training!
Above Left: 6'-7" 3X Olympian and Professional volleyball player Tayyiba Haneef-Park is pictured with Barry during their Drills n Kills Two-Day Volleyball Clinic. Tayyiba used the the programs designed by Barry to help her for her tryouts for her third Olympic Bid. Fortunately, she made the team!
Above Right: 9-yr USA Volleyball Team member Therese Crawford used Barry's programs with great success as well.
What a Difference a Season Makes
Pictured above: 2015 All-State, All-Area (The Morning Call and Lehighvalleylive.com) and First-Team Colonial League catcher Kelsey Simpkins from Notre Dame High School is performing one of the many exercises that helped go from average to All-State. She went from one of the slowest on her team in 2014 to out running infield hits in 2015. Focusing on the athlete and THEIR needs is what the Barry Lovelace Training Academy is ALL about.
"My daughter is a varsity softball player. We were very fortunate to find Barry Lovelace. Not only has he improved her pop-time, but he has taken one of the slowest runners on the team and made her fast enough to out run an infield hit. Barry has an enjoyable personality and he makes Kelsey's training experience fun. We truly feel his facility is the best training facility around!"
Mother of Kelsey Simpkins pictured above
for your Lehigh Valley Sports Performance needs!
PROFESSIONAL – CARING – RESPECTFUL
Athletes receive the BEST sports performance training delivered in a professional, enthusiastic and respectful manner right here in the Lehigh Valley. Athletes feel comfortable here and parents can relax in the waiting area after a hard days work. Athletes deserve and get nothing but respect from a caring professional who cares about one thing and one thing only – THE ATHLETE. You will not find a trainer screaming and yelling here. What you will find is a fun, energetic, motivating and caring atmosphere. That’s what the Barry Lovelace Athlete Training Academy is all about – THE ATHLETE.
Above: 5'-5" Northampton Volleyball Player Sydney Heffner getting some height during a club tournament and high school game. Building Explosive Power for vertical, quickness and speed is very common amongst all academy athletes. As you can see in both of these pictures above.
I feel the success I’ve seen is because Barry is spectacular and I love the positive environment
he has created in his gym.
Above: Level 10 Gymnast Montana Muller performing one of the many exercises designed to have her flying all of the floor and beam and spring off the vault. Her results so far have been phenomenal.
Above: Former Northern Lehigh and current Fairleigh Dickinson University Field Hockey player working on one of the many exercises/drills she performs to create a more explosive first step.
I just wanted to take a second and reach out to you and thank you for the work you have been doing with Madisyn. Not only has she improved physically, but something I have not seen in her is she has become more confident in herself. For some reason she has struggled with self confidence and with your help we see that improving.
It’s nice to see that smile on her face when she sees all her hard work pay off.
Thanks again and I am really glad we are working with you.
Father of Emmaus High School's Madisyn Elsea
for your Lehigh Valley Sports Performance needs!
Above: Central Catholic Softball player Emma Ossiander working on core strength and shoulder stability. Athletes do not only notice incredible changes in their performance, but they see and feel amazing changes physically, as you can see in Emma's picture above.
Above Left: Nazareth Soccer Player Kayley Hynes is shown performing the B-Lace Base Explosive Squat to aid in her Explosiveness. .
Above Right: Parkland High School/Lasalle Diver Kaitlyn Smykowski is all smiles as she is taking kettlebells for a walk.
"He also is extremely positive he not only helps them physically become better but he also helps them psychologically. He pumps them up with positivity"
Pictured above: Volleyball players Kristen Bettermann, current Cabrini University Freshman, and Liberty High School and Seton Hall (D1) commit as well as an ALL-STATE, ALL-AREA and 1st Team All-Conference team selection Amanda Rachwal enjoying a training session at the Academy during the 2016 club volleyball season.
"She said she felt like she had rockets on her feet when she jumped!
CHANGE YOUR GAME TODAY!
Are you looking for the best athlete training for your young athlete? We believe you have found it by visiting us today and we look forward to hearing from you. For more information on how to get your athlete started call 610-403-3220 or you can email Barry at Barry@Training4YourSport.com
Sports Performance training has drastically changed in the last 15 years and fortunately the Barry Lovelace Athlete Training Academy is on top of it. Let us help you reach your goals.
'Traditional Wisdom' is questioned daily which is how I come up with 'out of the box' exercises that have purpose for all athletes. Change the way you think about training by giving me a call.
Sports Performance Coach
5X Lehigh Valley Personal Trainer of the Year
Hello and thank you for visiting the home of The Barry Lovelace Athlete Training Academy. My name is Barry Lovelace and I have always had a passion for fitness. In 2003 when I was downsized from my corporate world job this passion turned into a means of income.
Honestly, training, coaching and helping athletes is not a job. In fact I love what I do so much that you will hear me say, "I haven't worked since 2003!"
It's a true honor to work with athletes in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. To see their smiling faces and happiness when their goals are achieved is simply, PRICELESS.
As an All-State wrestler here in the Lehigh Valley, the #1 Wrestling District in the country , and someone who has been at the highest level of League, District and Regional action both as an athlete and coach, as well as an All-League football player I know what it takes to achieve to get there. Having also been involved with sports for over 40 years I understand all sports from a movement and functional standpoint. Which is why thousands of athletes who have trained here are seeing amazing results.
"Train with a purposeful meaning" and 'Question Traditional Wisdom' are my philosophies. Your son, daughter or team WILL train with a purposeful meaning not only for the sport they play, but the position as well. Whatever your sport, I am here to help.
Increasing Power & Explosiveness, Improving Quickness & Reaction, Increasing Vertical Jump, Improving Swing Speed and Improving Overall Sports Performance after just a few sessions is what you will get when you use this style of training here at the academy. There are no ''one size fits all'' or ''cookie cutter' programs here. Also, your athlete will train with me and me only as I do not have any other trainers here.
Training is conducted in a non-intimidating, yet motivating atmosphere. You will get someone who cares about YOU (the athlete) and YOUR (the athlete) results - PERIOD.
Women's Health, Men's Health and Men's Fitness are just a few of the media outlets where my exercises and tips have been featured.
Thank you again for visiting and I look forward to seeing you at the Academy soon.
In Good Health,
5-Time Lehigh Valley Personal Trainer of the Year