Matt Cady MS, CSCS
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 Online Training
Cole got his BS in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University where he was also a 4-year letter winning on the Chippewa Track & Field Team. He was a 4-time NCAA Nationals qualifier in the discus and hammer throw. He loves training athletes of all ages, and enjoys teaching young athletes about how the process of training works for long term development.
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.