Testimonials

Ron McKeefery

Fresno State - Director Strength & Conditioning

“I’ve seen about a million programs and I know coaches try to piece them together in an effort to build something complete for their athletes. Jim Kielbaso has taken the best parts of these programs and combined them in a way that is designed specifically for the high school athlete. Their staff has put together the most complete and efficient program I’ve seen for young athletes.”

Kyle Vanden Bosch

3-Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection

“I really enjoy training with Jim Kielbaso and Impact Sport Performance. He definitely understands what athletes need and his training methods work. If you get a chance to train with Jim or learn about his training methods, I absolutely recommend you take it.”

Darl Bauer

University of Houston – Director of Strength & Conditioning

“The biggest problem in high school football training programs is that many of them focus simply on the end result without giving proper attention to the process. This leads to countless injuries and many wasted hours of training that didn’t cause any real gains. Jim Kielbaso has created the most comprehensive, balanced and appropriate program out there. Its simplicity makes it an option for any high school football program and it’s safe and efficient nature will protect your athletes from head to toe.”

Tommy Miller

Michigan State Ice Hockey

“I have trained with Matt Cady for several years and I keep going back. He and the rest of the staff at Impact Sports Performance are super knowledgeable, but also care about you as an athlete. Matt would always ask me how I was doing, how I was feeling that day, and what I needed/wanted to work on and implement it into his program. Even though I have a strength coach at college, I would do Matt’s program during the summer. I knew he would have me ready for all my teams testing and I have always gone back to school stronger, faster and more explosive than before. This is a great place to train.”

Hannah Hood-Blaxill

University on Minnesota Track and Field

“Without the trainers at Impact, I wouldn’t be the athlete I am today! Throughout my time training with them in both high school and college, they’ve helped me get faster, stronger and improved my form for Olympic lifts. The energy in the gym is always motivating and I can always count on the trainers to push me to be the best athlete I can be.”

Cliff Avril

Former Seattle Seahawks/Detroit Lions DE

“Jim Kielbaso is great at what he does. Every time I work with him I feel I feel fast, explosive and well conditioned. Jim is a very knowledgeable trainer and you should start training with him now.”

Steven Vincent, Esq.

Father of Dominic Vincent, Victory Honda AAA

“Impact Sports Performance is simply the best training program in this region. Matt Cady and the other coaches have transformed our son into an elite hockey athlete that competes at the highest level. From explosion and strength, to education and discipline, Matt somehow creates a distinct and positive way for any athlete to train – at their highest possible level. I’d recommend this program to any athlete looking to reach their absolute potential.”

Mike Zdebski

(Former) Head Football Coach – Walled Lake Western (MI)

“Jim Kielbaso has worked with our football program in a number of different ways (speed, strength, conditioning, nutrition) over the years and I have seen tremendous results from everything he offers. Jim was able to take everything we were doing to another level. He really knows his stuff and he has given our players the additional skills and techniques to play at the next level.”

Austin Morgan

University of New England Ice Hockey

“I love this place! The staff makes you feel at home, they know your name, they’ll hang out with you but also push you hard to get better / be your best. The programming that Matt writes is all encompassing and well rounded. Strength, power, speed, recovery etc. are all included to make sure I am ready to go back to my team in the fall and crush all of our testing. Matt and the staff at Impact Sports Performance have helped me a lot over the years with my nutrition and mobility as well. Matt not only cares about me when I’m training but he will also follow my season online and periodically text me asking how I’m doing or congratulate me after a good game. If you want knowledgeable, caring coaches Impact Sports Performance is it.

Jack Gessert

Brown University Ice Hockey

“As a college athlete with a million things going on during the summer months, Matt Cady and the Impact team were always accommodating to my busy schedule. I loved Matt’s training program, which is crafted to each one of his athletes’ personal and team specific athletic goals, compared to many of the other generic, copy-paste workout programs that exist today. His detailed, friendly approach to training pushed me to work my hardest each and every day, which directly translated to my conditioning and performance on the ice. As a former college athlete himself, Matt knows what it takes to get to the collegiate level and to excel there. I would completely recommend training with Matt and his team, who will go out of their way to take your training and athletic performance to the next level.”

Logan Coomes

Marseille Spartans Hockey Club, Marseille, France

“I’ve been training with Matt and the Impact staff for the past 4 summers and he’s given us the tools to increase our competitiveness, performance, and cardiovascular strength for us to be able to perform every night. With Matt’s help and the group of guys we have had over the summers, it’s been life changing in ways I can’t explain. I’ve learned a lot about the importance of treating every lift and movement with precision and effectiveness to become a better athlete and person. I can only say good things about Matt and the team because of the way they treat us like athletes and regular people and it’s hard to find that. Thanks Matt.”

Karen R.

Peper RN, MSN, CFNP

“I have watched my daughter do the training and have seen the results. I am absolutely without a doubt sold on the program. My daughter has increased her speed and endurance. I have watched her ability to run across the soccer field and catch an opponent, where in the past she was not able to succeed. The trainers make it fun and she likes coming and doing the training. My daughter has requested to sign up for another session. My son who is 14 years old has watched his younger sister train and was interested in trying the program. He has done about four sessions and I can see his running style improving also. I just wanted you to know how very pleased my children and I are with your program. Keep up the excellent work.”

Katie & Kellie Walker

Western Kentucky University Soccer Team

“People always told us we were too small and too slow to play soccer at the top level. Well, after five State Cups, two Regional Titles and back-to-back high school State Championships, we now start on the Division I Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. We owe a lot to everyone at Impact. Because of our hard work there and their proven system. No one says we’re too slow or too small anymore!”

Stu Rose

Former Head Baseball Coach, Henry Ford Community College

“Our athletes came to our spring season workouts having benefited greatly from your conditioning and strength training program; all of our ballplayers showed significant progress from our fall testing. I would enthusiastically recommend your training methods to all motivated athletes, and especially encourage your Team Training program, which not only improved performance, but helped to foster the team chemistry so vitally necessary to compete at a higher level.”

Henry Ford

Community College Baseball Team

“We would like to thank you for everything you have done for us and let you know how much your training program has helped us. Your staff pushed us hard and we enjoyed their optimism. Somehow, you make the difficult parts of being an athlete (running, lifting weights, etc.) more fun. The results we got from your program speak for themselves. As a team, we are now faster, stronger, more agile and more resistant to injury than we ever have been without you. In practice, we can now train harder and longer because we are in such great shape. We truly appreciate what you have done for us during our preseason training program. It was worth every penny, and we’ll definitely be back.”

Deepak Shivramen

Former Head Soccer Coach Brighton High School

“Thank you for contributing to the success of the Brighton Girl’s Soccer team. The off-season conditioning program you put our team through had the girls in better shape than they have ever been coming into the season. All of the girls agreed that they were in great shape, felt faster, and were able to play harder because of your program. We made it to the State Finals after working with you, and I’m convinced that Impact Sports Performance played a part in getting us there. I have told a lot of coaches how pleased I was with the results, and I would recommend your facility and programs to anyone. We will definitely be back.”

Brett McCabe

New York Yankees Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

“If you are a coach or an athlete, beginner or elite, Jim Kielbaso’s attention to detail and coaching tips provide a solid foundation for you to improve yourself.  I utilize many of Jim’s techniques and drills on a daily basis with my players.  This is simply a must for any athlete or coach who is serious about what they do.”

George Tomasso

Former Head Soccer Coach - Canton High 2011 Michigan State Champions

“In my first season as head coach at Canton, I wanted to make sure our team was ready when the season began. The decision to bring the entire team to Impact (formerly Total Performance) for the summer was easy to make; they have the best trainers and programs available, and I knew they would have the team prepared. We had a great season, ending the year ranked #4 in the state, and I can’t thank them enough for the role they played. We will definitely be back.”

Mary Kaye Neuman

“I just want you to know how impressed I am with your program. My son has totally transformed into a conditioned athlete that I thought was never going to happen. He has improved not only with conditioning and his running, but your entire staff supported him to feel great about himself. Words will never express my humble gratitude for the way Max was taken care of every moment he worked out. The changes in him are truly amazing. I think your program is amazing, your staff connects well with the kids and you set realistic goals for athletes to conquer. I am still amazed by what you did for my boys. Thank you.”

Karen Mazurek

“My son truly feels like part of the “Impact Performance Family.” We are about to complete our 3rd 6-week session, and we are very pleased with how far he has improved in speed and agility.”

Mary Timmons

“My son has trained with you many times over the years. He just graduated from Walled Lake Central yesterday, just thought I would give you a shout out and let you know that you and your staff has done an incredible job. the intense training you put him through helped keep him at the top of all his sports through high school. He reached his athletic goals and had confidence in himself even when a game was going bad. Thanks for your time and effort into the kids who come to you. Thanks for caring.”

David Fields

“My daughter is a 10-year-old who participates in travel basketball and softball. She started training in the Youth Performance Program for 12 and under with the hopes of increasing her speed and agility and help in preventing future injuries. Even though I’ve been involved with sports my whole life, because of my daughter’s age, I wanted to leave the training to someone who not only had the knowledge to help her achieve the above goals, but was also well versed in how to properly train a still-growing athlete. Not only did my daughter improve in all areas she was tested in, she actually wants to continue with the training. Watching her workouts, I was amazed that despite how hard she was working, she still had a smile on her face. We are already seeing results from the training she received. More importantly, due to the ability of the staff to teach and encourage an athlete this age, my daughter’s self-esteem and confidence are at an all-time high.”

Ric Crouse

“My daughter did the program for quickness and upper body strength. After completing the program, her basketball team had a team camp and the difference was unbelievable! Thank you!”

Debbie Sweetapple

“We have recommended Impact Performance to individuals and for my daughter’s team to take advantage of the benefits gained from this training. The program was priced very competitively when compared to other fitness programs.”

Judy Keyes

“My daughters, ages 12 & 15, had a truly positive and productive experience at Impact Sport Performance. Besides the actual physical improvement that was achieved, they both had tremendous boosts in their self-confidence, which shows on and off the field. Although the cost seemed like a lot, when I broke it down to cost per hour, it was very reasonable! We will continue to participate and would recommend it to others!”

Steve Kassab

“Both of my daughters went through programs at Impact Sport Performance. They are both very competitive soccer players. One did the Acceleration program and the other did the ACL Bridge program to rehab the ACL tear in her left knee. I’ve seen huge improvements in both of them, and I’m very pleased with their progress. I wish I could keep this a secret so we could have an advantage over the competition, but I would recommend this training to anyone.”

Ted Rath

Director of Strength & Conditioning, Philadelphia Eagles

“Jim Kielbaso is one of the most well-respected individuals in the strength and conditioning profession. I have been blessed to call Jim a friend and colleague for several years. Jim is extremely dedicated to bringing the best training principles to his athletes! When I need information and new ideas I go to Jim, he has an expansive knowledge base and truly knows how to get the most out of any training environment. When you are looking to gain an edge for your athletes Jim is the coach to seek out.”

Brenda Young

“My son finished up his second session with Impact last night. It was truly bitter/sweet for him.I want to let you know the experience with the total performance facility and the trainers/staff was excellent. If we were not driving 1 hour each way, we’d sign up for more sessions. In Nov, both our children did the 14 session plan, which, of course was excellent. We signed our daughter up for soccer training at Wixom so our son asked to do another session with Impact (formerly Total Performance). The program is excellent, works, and we saw/see vast improvements with both of our children.Most importantly, the trainers/staff at total performance need recognition. The professionalism and sincerity cannot be beat. The trainers relate to the athletes on a personal level and provide encouragement, motivation, drive, and friendship. My son’s self-esteem has vastly improved as well. The entire staff is excellent!.”