MEET OUR TEAM

WE KNOW ATHLETES

Athletic Republic’s certified performance trainers have the passion and sports-science knowledge to safely improve your athleticism. Our more than 500 performance trainers are constantly furthering our proven methods to help athletes reach their goals.  Because we believe developing athletes is best done in small groups, we provide a trainer to athlete ratio of 1:5.  This allows the trainer to customize a program for each athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses.

MIKE FOX

After starting out as a physical education teacher, Mike harnessed his love of sports and fitness as owner of Body and Sole Fitness, providing personal training for clients from professional athletes to stay-at-home moms; from youth and college athletes to adults managing chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

KYLE FILIPCZYK

Director of Athletic Republic at connected healthKyle is a 2010 graduate of East Stroudsburg University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.  While earning his undergraduate degree, Kyle worked as a strength and conditioning intern with Lehigh University’s sports programs.  During that time, Kyle worked with most of the teams but closely with the Men’s Basketball program led by C.J. McCollum (Portland Trailblazers, NBA) which upset # 2 seed Duke University in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.  After graduation Kyle trained athletes in Northeast Pennsylvania including numerous All-State Field Hockey and Lacrosse athletes.  In September of 2012 he took on a full time position as a sports performance coach with the House of Sports- a youth training facility in Westchester County, New York which has had over 2,500 players train within its first year.  Throughout the 2 years he spent working at House of Sports, he became the Director of Performance and the Senior Director of Athletic Republic- the industry leader in performance sports training with over 130 training centers and more than 1,000 performance trainers providing programs appropriate for athletes of all ages.

ALEX ARNOLD

Alex brings over 8 years of hockey, high performance athletic and personal training experience to our team.  He specializes in hockey performance, including hockey treadmill training as well as TRX. He received his exercise science degree from Youngstown State University and has played hockey throughout his life.  Alex believes that it is important to fit fitness into your life.Alex played AAA Junior hockey with the Chicago Mission for 2 years, followed by one year of Junior Hockey with the Chicago Force.  Alex wanted to go to college to pursue his degree in Exercise Science.  As a result, Alex attended Youngstown State University from 2008 -2012.  During his time at YSU, he was a Member and Captain of the YSU ACHA Hockey team for all four years.  In the 2011-2012 season Alex was selected and played for the College Hockey Mid-America 1st All Conference Team.