Testimonials

jeff-neubauer

Ivan is an outstanding strength and conditioning coach. His style of training is unique and produces the results needed to compete as a division one basketball player. The excellence in training contributed to outstanding seasons at Eastern Kentucky!”

-Jeff Neubauer , Head Coach Men’s Basketball – Fordham University

I have worked with numerous strength and conditioning coaches throughout my career. Ivan was the first to truly tailor a training program to my individual requirements as a pairs figure skater. Enabling me to develop considerable strength, power, and endurance gains without bulking up. A particular area Ivan focused on was injury prevention, this has been a major factor to my performance improvements on the ice and during competitions.

– Hamish Gaman – 2014 British Pairs Figure Skating Champion, 2015 European Championships 9th, International medalist, GBR National Team member

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Our son, Michael, has been working with Ivan for 4 years. During this time, he has been an integral part of his development as both a basketball player and an athlete. Since working with Ivan, Michael has improved in his strength, balance, flexibility, speed and agility. Ivan not only is a great trainer, but he is also an honorable and caring individual. Off-season preparation and in-season regiments helped Michael obtain a full scholarship to the University of Georgia, along with multiple other division-I offers. Michael will continue to train with Ivan when he is home for visits in order to maintain his conditioning. We would like to thank Ivan and Pryde Athletics and wish them continued success in their endeavors.

Very Sincerely, Jill and Michael Edwards

mychael-bradley

I WAS RECOMMENDED BY ONE OF MY HIGH SCHOOL AND AAU TEAMMATES TO TRY OUT PRYDE ATHLETICS FOR ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT. AFTER A YEAR OF STRENGTH AND SPEED & AGILITY TRAINING WITH IVAN AND HIS STAFF AT PRYDE ATHLETICS, THERE WAS ALMOST AN IMMEDIATE NOTICEABLE IMPROVEMENT IN MY BASKETBALL PERFORMANCE A FEW WEEKS AFTER BEGINNING. SO MUCH SO THAT I ENCOURAGED MANY OF MY MICHIGAN WARRIORS AAU AND JOHN GLENN HIGH TEAMMATES TO JOIN US. ALONG WITH INCREASED CONFIDENCE ON THE COURT, I HAD MORE THE ABILITY TO FINISH THROUGH CONTACT AT THE RIM, BETTER ELEVATION ON MY JUMP SHOT, INCREASED VERTICAL LEAPING ABILITY, AND EVEN LESS SORENESS AFTER GAMES. THE SCHEDULE WAS CONVENIENT AND ALWAYS FIT INTO MY HIGH SCHOOL OR TRAVEL TEAMS PRACTICE AND WORKOUT SCHEDULE. AS I MOVE ON TO COLLEGIATE LEVEL ATHLETICS, I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND PRYDE ATHLETICS TO REACH YOUR MAXIMUM ATHLETIC POTENTIAL ON THE YOUTH SPORTS, COLLEGIATE, OR PROFESSIONAL LEVEL!

“I have personally known Ivan for 5 years. He was my collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach at Eastern Kentucky University. He is not only my mentor but one of the best in the business. I haven’t come across anyone who is more knowledgeable and caring than Ivan.”

Willie Cruz
Fordham Men’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach, CSCS

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While attending my daughter’s Celtic soccer team’s strength and agility training at PRYDE Athletics, I was absolutely impressed with their trainers knowledge, techniques and passion with the kids. I would stand with the other parents and watch the girls work so hard while having fun at the same time. The change my daughter has seen on the field with her strength, speed and accuracy is phenomenal. PRYDE has definitely helped her improve her game. We have been to several strength and agility training classes in the past and PRYDE is superior to them all.

Jen Webb – Canton Celtic Soccer Parent

My daughter celebrated her 14th birthday by going to Pryde Athletics for an evaluation. We knew that in order for her to play soccer at the highest level she had to put in the work off the field. It took 5 minutes and we knew this was the place for her. Ivan guaranteed and demanded results from their work. She has been working weekly for the last 6 months and the guarantee for results was accurate. The entire Pryde staffs understanding of the youth athlete is at a different level. You guys really do get it and really do care. “ Roll Pryde”

Charles Naso,- Celtic Soccer Parent

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Amazing! After finishing a marathon I could not wait to get here for my post race stretch and roll out. Thanks again. Looking forward to hitting it hard again next week.

– Shellie Mathis