After witnessing huge gaps in training methods for athletes, we created Fit2Play in 1997.
We were also disturbed by the lack of long-term physical preparation that we knew could be life-changing for the way people, both young an old, approached overall fitness.
A Long-term Approach to Fitness
So we developed a systematic, practical and long-term approach to fitness.
Here’s what I mean:
- Start with a simple assessment
- We develop a plan based on your assessment — where you are right now (your point A)
- Implement the plan with close supervision
- Check the gauges and tweak as needed
- Readjust goals and repeat
- Fit2Play isn’t a fit for everyone. Many people want a “quick-fix” program and the Fit2Play system starts with a foundation of quality movement, and builds from that.
Ya gotta do the work…and be consistent
We are not your go-to for a six-pack in six weeks. We’re not going to double your strength in two months. This is about learning — and mastering — the essential lifts and movements that underlie A) athletic ability, B) longevity in sport and life C) Durability … meaning you are going to be strong for years to come with our quality, long-term approach.
Don’t Just Do It … Do It Right!
A commitment to learning good technique is absolutely ESSENTIAL to your success — you’ll “earn” the next lift, movement or progression by showing competency in fundamental movements.
About Coach Jeff Turner
Looking back it’s hard to remember a time when I wasn’t interested in sports. Growing up in southern California, I surfed and played baseball. I never made it to the Pro tour or MLB, but I had a blast.
I started lifting weights around the age of 16, like most guys I just wanted to get big (er). I’d love to say that I was focused back then, and that my training was all about increasing performance, but nobody did the stuff we do with athletes today.
I knew this was my ‘passion’ and it provided me a laser-focus and a never-quit mindset to make it a career.
Along the way, I met some guys who changed my life forever. They were some of the best sport scientists in the field — and they still are. After hanging with the docs for a short time, I came to realize how much I didn’t know. This started an educational process that has never ended for me. I went back to school, attended UCLA, studied exercise science and continued to work with my mentors.
I learned to question current trends and training systems and determine if theory and application met as one. It was during this time that I learned how much “art” there is to the science of strength, conditioning and overall fitness.
Over time, I developed a very successful training practice in Los Angeles working with individuals, corporations, high-level athletes and everything in between.
From there it was to the North Shore of Oahu for a couple of years, and then in 1994, relocated to Columbus, Ohio.
In 1996, I became the first Strength and Conditioning Coach in Major League Soccer for The Columbus Crew — culminating in 2002 by winning the US Open Cup.
Today I spend most of my time with the “over 40″ time-crunched men and women. Some of them competed in high school and college sports and others are just getting started with fitness. I still work with teams and groups of athletes, if they’re a good fit with Fit2Play system.
- MovNat, MCT & Certification Team Instructor
- Master of Sport Sciences (International Sports Sciences Assoc.)
- FMS Certified
- 1994 “Trainer of the Year” (ISSA)
- Former strength, Conditioning and Movement coach for the Columbus Crew, MLS (2002 U.S. Open Cup Champions),
- Ohio Premier Soccer Club,
- Midwestern Force Lacrosse Club,
- Columbus Destroyers
- Founder of Fit2Play, LLC
- International Sports Sciences Association member
- National Strength and Conditioning Association member