Our Trainers

Jim Kielbaso MS, CSCS


After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Michigan State University, Jim headed to Ann Arbor to get his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. While in school, Jim worked as an intern in the Strength and Conditioning Program in U-M’s Athletic Department. During that time, he also served as the Strength & Conditioning Coach at Holt High School and worked as a personal trainer at the Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing. After graduate school, Jim ran an Athletic Republic training center for a year before he was hired as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Detroit Mercy. While at UDM, Jim was a part of numerous league championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in a variety of sports. In addition to coaching responsibilities at the university, he also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching courses in Sports Medicine. After seven years at the university, Jim joined forces with Total Sports Complex to open the Total Performance Training Center in August of 2002.

Jim is also the President of the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA.org) where he helps to educate trainers around the world on how to  properly develop young athletes. Jim was the regional Coordinator for the National Strength & Conditioning Association where he organized events and provided support for members of the organization. He has been a featured speaker at clinics and conferences all over the country and has authored articles in numerous publications. Jim is the author of Speed & Agility Revolution, Ultimate Speed & Agility, several online training programs & certifications, and was contracted by the Michigan High School Athletic Association to develop a strength & conditioning curriculum for their Coaches Advancement Program.  During his career, Jim has trained thousands of athletes including professional football, basketball, and hockey players, Olympic competitors, hundreds of college athletes and too many youth athletes to count. He runs the most successful NFL Combine Training Program in Michigan and was hired by the University of Michigan Football Program for several years to prepare their graduating seniors for the NFL.

Matt Cady MS, CSCS
Hockey Director


Matt Cady is the Hockey Director at Impact Sports Performance. He trains, advises, and educates youth to professional athletes on performance measures such as strength, speed and explosiveness but also, rest, recovery, nutrition, hydration and mental toughness. He has been training traditional athletes, military, and first responders for 15 years. Matt has been certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting, Precision Nutrition and Functional Movement Screen. He has authored articles, spoke at seminars, and been a guest on various podcasts.

Matt was a 4-year college ice hockey athlete at Miami University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching. Upon graduating, he was a member of the University of Denver hockey coaching staff where the team won the National Championship. Matt returned to Miami University to continue his strength and conditioning career and earn a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology.

Matt was a collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach for 8 years. His teams won world medals, national championships, and league championships. His individual athletes earned All American honors, became league MVPs, and received the Hobey Baker (the highest individual award for men’s collegiate ice hockey). Many of the athletes he has trained have also competed at the professional level.

In 2016, Matt took his expertise and collegiate experience to the military where he was a Tactical Human Performance Specialist for 7th Special Forces Group. There, he was privileged to train and educate some of the military’s finest soldiers on smarter ways to train. He created specific programming to prepare them for deployments and specialized selection courses.

When Matt is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, son and dog. He enjoys reading articles to continue his learning and stay up to date with current events and training trends. Matt stays active by working out in his garage, mountain biking and stand up paddle boarding.

Jake Dalson BS, CSAS, YFS1 & 2
Youth Performance Director


Jake graduated from Central Michigan University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science. Jake interned at Total Performance and was so great with athletes that he was hired immediately after graduation. He has experience working with youth, middle school, high school, and college athletes in speed and agility training, as well as strength and conditioning. Jake has gone through the IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist Certification, and leads our Youth Performance Program. He also has experience working with adults in personal training and group fitness.

John Dalson BS, CSAS, HSSCS
Director of Fitness Revolution
our Adult Fitness & Personal Training Program


John studied at Central Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science- Health Fitness. During his final semester as a student at CMU, John interned at Total Performance Training Center. Upon graduation, John began working as a coach in our speed and agility program as well as personal trainer with Fitness Revolution. John has worked with athletes at the youth, middle school, high school, and college level and has experience in training adults in personal training and group fitness settings.

Cole Walderzak BS, HSSCS, CSAS, CSCS
Director of Training – Brighton
Director of Online Training


Cole got his BS in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition from Central Michigan University where he was also a 5-year member of the CMU Track & Field Team as a thrower. During his 4 competitive years, Cole won 3 Mid-American Conference Championship titles, broke the CMU hammer record, and qualified for the NCAA Championship meets in 3 of his events. He continues his track and field career currently in the discus and hammer.

At CMU, Cole interned with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jason Novak (who is now the Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at MSU) before interning at Total Performance Training Center in Wixom, MI with Jim Kielbaso. Throughout the past six years in the metro Detroit area, Cole has trained hundreds of athletes ranging in age from youth to professional. Although his personal athletic background is primarily track and other power sports, he enjoys working with all athletes to help them achieve their goals. Cole continues his education through various certification courses and reading the most up-to-date research.

When Cole is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, training, cooking, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

Lucas Mayo MS, CSCS
Director of Training in East Lansing
(inside Suburban Ice Arena)


Lucas Mayo is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Impact Sports-Suburban East Lansing. He has a wide range of experience from working with youth and collegiate athletes, to personal training and group fitness. Lucas is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. During his undergraduate at Michigan State he became a Certified Personal Trainer (2015), served as Michigan State Club Football’s Strength Coach (2016-2018), and was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Go M.A.D. Fitness-Canton (2016-2017).

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with minors in Coaching and Health Promotion (2018), he began graduate school at Michigan State.Serving as a Graduate Intern, Lucas worked with the Strength and Conditioning Staff to train Men’s Ice Hockey and Football (2019-2020). Working under four master strength coaches for a year and a half, he was able to gain valuable first hand experience training division one athletes. In August of 2020, Lucas earned his Master’s degree in Sport Coaching and Leadership with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. Using methods based on research and experience, his mission is to aid in the positive mental and physical development of the athlete or individual over the course of their lifespan.

Jon Braun BS, CSAS, CADS

Jon studied at Central Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Exercise Science- Health Fitness. In his last semester as a student at CMU, Jon interned at Impact Sports Performance. After earning his diploma, Jon began working as a coach in our speed and agility program as well as continuing to do personal training. Jon has worked with athletes at all levels and has personal training and group fitness experience.

Jon grew up playing a wide variety of sports with his main sport being soccer. He enjoys helping athletes accomplish their goals and pushing them to be the best they can be. When he’s not training, Jon enjoys reading, fishing, woodworking, cooking and spending time with his girlfriend, Lauren, and their dog, Ollie.