Champions Sports Performance is the home of Parisi Speed School Charlotte and Training for Warriors Charlotte.
We are an elite sports performance and fitness center for entire families and a state of the art health club for the whole community.
Our goal is that once you train with us, you never leave!
The equipment you will see inside Champions Sports Performance has been individually selected for its functionality. Just as important however, is our commitment to teach you how to use it and show you neverending ways to INNOVATE your way to to your fitness goals.
Our facility is optimized for fully body exercises with room to move, featuring:
3,000sf of professional grade indoor turf
40yd acceleration track
Purmotion FTS suspension training system
Two Keiser Funtional Trainers using patented air compression
Rodgers Tread Sled for explosive training
Gamespeed Power Runner for advanced acceleration training
Sorinex Hurricane for heavy controlled explosive movements
Legend Fitness Single Stack Pulleys and Seated Row
Wilder Fitness Squat Racks, Glute Ham, Reverse Hyper
Spin Bikes by Momentum
Treadmills by Precore
Stairmanster/Schwinn Zephyr upright Bikes
Vertimax V-8 explosive platform
Brower TC Electronic Timing System
Bands, Chains, Ropes, Strong Man, Sleds, and much more
Training For Warriors
What Is Training For Warriors?
The Training for Warriors system is a physical and mental training program originally created for fighters by Martin Rooney more than 10 years ago. This training program utilizes ongoing evaluation and feedback to adapt specific strength and conditioning protocols to best fits a warrior's need. TFW encompasses detailed warm-ups, speed training, strength training, endurance training and flexibility work all of which are based on a comprehensive evaluation process. These training modalities are all applied based on the 12 guiding principles that are the philosophical foundation of the TFW system. As a result of this principle centered approach, the TFW system offers endless variety while still focused on producing constant gains.
A safe and empowering training system that will increase both physical and mental capabilities.
A program based on science and research.
A program for all ability levels that is results driven. The ultimate goal is for every member to lose fat and gain lean muscle.
Developed by Martin Rooney, renown author and trainers of hundreds of professional athletes in every sport.
TFW encompasses detailed warm-ups to prevent injury, speed training, total body strength training, endurance training, and a comprehensive evaluation process to track fitness gains.
If you are tired of wandering around the gym making no progress, Champions is where you should be.
The Training For Warriors system is a physical and mental training program originally created for fighters by Martin Rooney more than 10 years ago.
This training program utilizes ongoing evaluation and feedback to adapt specific strength and conditioning protocols to best fit a warrior's needs.
After over a decade of use by many of the top fighters in the world, we have realized that you do not have to be a fighter to use the TFW system, but you do have to be a warrior.
A warrior is defined as anyone that is prepared to work hard and develop oneself in an effort to battle against his or her particular challenges in life. The TFW system was designed to develop the muscular strength and mental fortitude to take on those challenges. Today, many top athletes in a number of professional sports are using the TFW system to bring their fitness to another level.
What separates the TFW system from other training programs is its holistic approach to training.
TFW encompasses detailed warmups, speed training, strength training, endurance training, flexibility work and nutrition all of which are based on a comprehensive evaluation process. These training modalities are all applied based on the 12 guiding principles that are the philosophical foundation of the TFW system. As a result of this principle-centered approach, the TFW system offers endless variety while still focused on producing constant gains.
If you want to build strength, improve conditioning, lose fat and or gain muscle, Training For Warriors will deliver results.
Take the Warrior Challenge today and start on your own personal fitness journey specific strength and conditioning .
The Training for Warriors program has been used by thousands of athletes (NFL, Olympic, NBA, MLB, UFC) to help them excel through their sport.
TFW is not just limited to athletics; we work with the weekend warrior, someone looking to get back into working out, or anybody that is looking to channel their inner warrior.
What Is Parisi Speed School?
The Parisi Speed School the largest sports performance training company in the country.
With over 75 locations nationwide, the Parisi Speed School is recognized as the country's premiere athletic performance enhancement organization(s) for youth athletics. Using techniques that have produced over 190 NFL draft picks, our specially trained performance coaches deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength in character regardless of ability or economic status.
Whether training individual athletes or entire teams, athletes see clear results in performance and self-confidence from our programs.
Champions Sports Performance is proud to offer the Parisi Training System to the Charlotte area.
Our commitment to you is to deliver a positive training experience that improves not just speed, agility and sports performance, but also strength of character. The core mission of the Parisi Speed School is to change the face of America's youth. At Champions Sports Performance, we are dedicated to this mission and will evaluate, educate, and improve the physical and mental abilities of those who train with us.
Our sports performance coaches are specially trained to help athletes reach their optimum potential.
Whether you're looking for youth sports training, middle school or high school sports training or training for college level athletes in the Charlotte area, call Parisi Speed School at Champions Sports Performance for a free speed pass to experience the Parisi sports performance training system for yourself.
The largest Sports Performance Training Company in the Country with a storied 21 history of empowering athletes of all ability levels from 7yr olds to the Pros.
We teach Speed, but even more important is the Confidence we build in every kid that trains with us.
Our focus is on building athleticism. Athletes that train with us will increase speed, strength, confidence, agility, balance, coordination, mobility, and learn skills to prevent injury
Champions is the largest sports performance training center in North Carolina, having trained over 1000k kids in the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas.
The Parisi Training System is a proven System that has trained over 600,000 athletes, 139 NFL Draft Choices, and Olympians in every sport.
Our mission is to provide a positive training experience every session that builds speed of movement and strength in character.
With over 75 locations nationwide, the Parisi Speed School is recognized as the country's premiere athletic performance enhancement organization(s) for youth athletics. Using techniques that have produced over 190 NFL draft picks, our specially trained performance coaches deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength in character regardless of ability or economic status.Whether training individual athletes or entire teams, athletes see clear results in performance and self-confidence from our programs.
Jump Start (Ages 7-11)
Improving fundamental athletic skills and self-esteem for young athletes
Body Weight Strength
First Step Quickness
Total Performance (Ages: 12-18)
Develop & enhance athletic performance
Maximize Jumping Ability
Decrease Susceptibility to Injury
P.E.A.K. Ages (17 and Above)
Designed for the high-performance high school, college & professional athlete
Run your fastest sprint time ever
Increase vertical jump
Break your all-time max lift
Team Training (All Teams Any Age)
Designed to assist Sport Coaches to help teams improve the following
Team Speed & Agility
Power & Endurance
Team Unity & Work Ethic
Nutrition & Recovery
Greg O'Connor, Owner/Performance Coach
A lifelong athlete and former Division II tight end for Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Greg fulfilled his true calling in opening Champions Sports Performance in Cornelius in May of 2011. Coming out of Cal Poly, Greg entered the financial markets as a bond trader and over the next 24 years rose to the Managing Director level at two firms. This career took he and his wife of 26 years, Pam, to stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Memphis. Greg credits his father, Don O'Connor, for his lifelong passion for training. Don contracted polio in both legs as a teenager, yet he never let it stop him from training, of course, in old school fashion. Pushing 85 now, Greg's dad continues to train 1 hours 5 days a week. Greg also credits many great coaches and mentors throughout his life in shaping who he is today. John Durant, Greg's high school strength coach and still training kids today at Mission Prep in SLO, holds a special spot in this group. The dedication, poise, and loyalty Greg learned from Coach Durant is a big part of Champions foundation today. Greg and Pam have three kids, Allison, 24 (middle school ESL teacher in Charlotte), Ryan, 22 (Parisi Performance Coach and Student in Santa Barbara Ca.), and Evan, 16 (Jr. at TheHough). Mission Statement : "To live a life of honor, integrity, and enlightenment...Impart my positive passions to as many people as possible, and those who would benefit the most."
Jeremy Martin - Director of Strength and Conditioning
Jeremy is originally from Middletown, RI where he played football, basketball, and baseball all four years of high school. As quarterback, he led his team to win two Rhode Island State Championships, earning Jeremy All-State Quarterback both years. As a senior, Jeremy was the Gatorade and USA Today State Player of the Year at the Quarterback position. On the basketball court, Jeremy scored over 1,000 points during his high school career. At Gardner-Webb University, where he majored in Sports Management, Jeremy took the Runnin' Bulldogs to win the Big South Conference Championship and was named a Don Hansen All-American and the Big South Conference Player of the Year in 2002. Jeremy finished his collegiate career throwing for over 8,000 yards and 60 touchdowns. He was also named GWU's Male Athlete of the Year for the 2002-2003 year. Professionally, Jeremy played in the arena and indoor leagues for three years from 2003-2006 and was highlighted by being a NIFL All-Star for the Lakeland Thunderbolts in 2005. After his playing career, Jeremy became the Sports Performance Director at Velocity Sports Performance in Lakeland, FL for three years before serving as the Quarterback's Coach at his alma mater for two years. Jeremy transitioned back to the performance training world as the current Director of Strength & Conditioning for Champions Sports Performance in Cornelius, NC. He completed his Master's degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania. He is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He is also certified through the National Association of Speed & Explosion, USA Weightlifting and has an advanced exercise nutrition certification through Human Kinetics. Recently, Jeremy has spent time with Martin Rooney working on his level 1 certification with Training for Warriors. He and his wife, Haley, live in Huntersville, NC with their two dogs. Mission Statement: "Even when the lights are off and the doors are closed I will give my all for God, my family, and my organization."
Stan Doolittle - Performance Coach
Stan is originally from Ninety Six, SC where he played football for his dad at Ninety Six High School. There he was a quarterback and played All-State for 3 years in a row. At Ninety Six High School Stan was also named Offensive MVP of the Shrine Bowl and graduated top 10 in his class. Stan also played golf and won a State Championship and placed 3rd individually in the state. Stan's mother is a high school teacher and his brother, who played football and golf with him during his freshman year is now a coach at Mercer University. At Gardner Webb University, Stan earned his bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness and played in the All-America Football Conference during his senior year. Since then he has achieved certifications in USA Weightlifting and Parisi Speed School. Stan is currently a Jackman for Penske Racing on the #19 truck in the Camping World Truck Series. Stan has a passion for sports and training. He loves being around kids and watching their improvement in their training and respective sports, because he knows what it entails and goes into being successful.
Chris Conklin - Performance Coach
Chris is originally from Snow Camp, NC. He played football, basketball and baseball at Southern Alamance High School. Chris was team captain for all three sports his senior year leading both the baseball and football teams to the state playoffs. While involved in sports Chris became passionate about the training aspect of competitive sports. While attending Wingate University on a football scholarship Chris studied business marketing and business management. In his collegiate playing career Chris earned two years on the all SAC conference, All Southeast Region, and Don Hansens All American first teams. Chris's class is responsible for setting the Bulldog record for wins in a 4 year period, as well as, leading the Bulldogs to national top 25 ranking all 4 years. Chris's senior year he led the country in touchdown receptions by a tightend. After 4 years of collegiate football Chris signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2008. After his playing career Chris decided to share his knowledge with youth athletes in his home town. Chris started his own training business for athletes from 2010 to 2011 where he trained and mentored youth athletes. Chris has a passion for training and improving sports performance in athletes of all ages. Chris plans to go back to school to study exercise science while also getting certified in USA weightlifting and Training for Warriors. Chris's wife April is a nurse at Thomasville Medical. They currently live in Mooresville, NC with their dog Layla. Chris's 7 C's: Competitive, Confident, Control, Committed, Composure, Courage, Consistency Chris's question he asks himself everyday: What did you learn today and how will it make you better tomorrow?
Nathan Miller - Performance Coach
Nathan is originally from Kingsport, TN where he played football and ran track all four years at Dobyns-Bennett High School. He had a high school football career of 41-4 where he excelled on special teams and the defensive end position. On the track he specialized in the 200m and 400m along with the 4x200m and 4x400m relays. His senior year he had a career ending injury on the football field where he herniated a disc in his lower back. His injury forced him to finish the season on the coaching and strength training side, something he has never left. At East Tennessee State University, he majored in Exercise Science and minored in coaching. Since he was not a member of a collegiate team, he focused on applying his studies in strength training to increase his running performance in 5k's and half marathon's to keep his competitive edge satisfied. During his college years he continued to help coach his high school football alma meter. After graduating in December 2011, he has achieved certifications by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach by USA Weightlifting. He and his wife, Ali, just recently moved to Charlotte, NC.
Jayme Stanek - Performance Coach
Jayme is originally from Patton, PA, where she played soccer and basketball, and ran track at Cambria Heights High School. In high school track, she won multiple District and Conference titles in the 300m hurdles, was a two-time PIAA State meet qualifier, and is the 300m hurdle school record holder. At Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Jayme earned her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science while running track. As a member of the track and field team, she specialized in the 400m hurdles, and also ran on the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. She earned multiple Scholar Athlete and All-Conference honors, and her 4x100m relay team won a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title in 2010. She was also a three-time NCAA Division II provisional qualifier in the 400m hurdles and a three-time Academic All-American. Jayme first became interested in sports performance in high school after enduring multiple knee surgeries. When rehabilitation alone was not enough to prepare her for competitive track and field, she began to participate in sports performance training and became stronger and faster than she had ever been. She is very passionate about training athletes of all ages and helping them to improve their performance in athletics. Jayme is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and plans to continue her education by earning other certifications including USA Weightlifting. She currently resides in Cornelius, NC.
We are an elite sports performance and fitness center for entire families and a state of the art health club for the whole community.
Our goal is that once you train with us, you never leave! The equipment you will see inside Champions Sports Performance has been individually selected for its functionality. Just as important however, is our commitment to teach you how to use it and show you never ending ways to INNOVATE your way to to your fitness goals.