Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL. A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric has helped athletes at all levels - from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks - achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Behind Eric's expertise, Cressey Sports Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high performance facility among Boston athletes - and those that come from across the country and abroad to experience CSP's cutting-edge methods. Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season.
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Cressey, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science through the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology, the #1 ranked kinesiology graduate program in the nation. At UCONN, Eric was involved in varsity strength and conditioning and research in the human performance laboratory. Previously, Eric graduated from the University of New England with a double major in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management.
An accomplished author, Cressey has authored over 500 published articles in all. Eric has published five books and co-created four DVD sets that have been sold in over 60 countries around the world. Eric has been an invited guest speaker in six countries and over 20 U.S. states. His Master’s thesis, “The effects of 10 weeks of lower-body unstable surface training on markers of athletic performance,” was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and Cressey was a co-author for the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) High School Strength and Conditioning Certification. He serves on the advisory boards for both the IYCA and Precision Nutrition, and is a baseball consultant to New Balance. He also served as the strength and conditioning coach to the USA Baseball Under-18 National Team that won the gold medal at the 2015 World Cup in Osaka, Japan.
As a competitive powerlifter, Eric holds several state, national, and world records. A mainstay in the Powerlifting USA Top 100 lifts in his weight class, Cressey has competition bests of 540 squat, 402 bench, 650 deadlift, and 1532 total in the 165-pound weight class. He is recognized as a coach who can jump, sprint, and lift alongside his best athletes to push them to higher levels - and keep them healthy in the process.
Eric's writing and his work with athletes have been featured in such local and national publications as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, ESPN, T-Muscle, Yahoo Sports, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Baseball America, The Worcester Telegram, Perform Better, Oxygen, Experience Life, Triathlete Magazine, Collegiate Baseball, Active.com, The Metrowest Daily News, Parents and Kids, and EliteFTS. In the business world, Eric has worked with several start-up companies as both an angel investor and advisor.
Although prepared in a variety of bodies of knowledge, Cressey specializes in applied kinesiology and biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise; maximal relative strength development; and athletic performance enhancement. Feel free to contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shane Rye is a Vice-President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance – Florida. Prior to joining the CSP team, he co-founded Athletic Development Performance, a Jupiter-based sports performance facility. Shane and ADP were influential in helping a youth, collegiate, and professional athletes achieve their goals. He is most known for his work with injured athletes and lacrosse players. In addition, Shane is also a licensed massage therapist, and International Youth Conditioning Association Certified High School Strength and Conditioning Coach. Shane has been published in US Lacrosse magazine, MLB.com and also host’s US lacrosse’s coaches education video series. He is also a director and co-founder of Team 91 Florida and coached the Benjamin School high school lacrosse team from 2010 to 2017. He guided Benjamin to 2 State IA titles, 4 FHSAA state semifinal appearances and 1 FHSAA state final. Shane won US Lacrosse South Florida Coach of the Year Awards in 2009 and 2017, Palm Beach Post Coach of the Year in 2014,2016 and 2017 as well as the Sun Sentinel Coach of the year in 2014 and 2017. He was also the offensive and defensive coordinator for Dwyer HS during their 2009 State IA Championship season. Shane is a certified trainer for US Lacrosse’s Coaches Education Program. As an athlete, Shane was a two-time All Conference selection and a 1st Team All Tournament Selection at Belmont Abbey.
Brian Kaplan is a Vice-President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance -Florida. Prior to joining the CSP team, he co-founded Athletic Development Performance, a Jupiter-based sports performance facility. He is well known for his work with baseball players of all ages and ability levels, and takes a particular interest in long-term development of younger players. He is an International Youth Conditioning Association Certified High School Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Brian was a Florida All-State and highly recruited high school pitcher, and went on to play baseball for the University of Notre Dame. A nagging injury, incurred during his high school senior year, eventually shortened his career. That experience has been the motivation for Brian to develop and implement individualized training and throwing programs geared towards elite baseball players. The core principles of his program are to create strong and stable athletic movements and an efficiency of the kinetic chain to achieve an elite level of performance.
Brian is also the general manager of the very successful Rockets Showcase Baseball team, consisting of elite high school players competing in national tournaments, and is the head baseball coach at The Benjamin School. His experiences in the gym and coaching on the field have allowed him to build an extensive network amongst upper tier college coaches and professional scouts.
Tim Geromini serves as Director of Performance at CSP-FL after making the move down to Florida when our Jupiter location opened in the fall of 2014. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified (Pn1), and FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCMS). Tim graduated from Curry College in 2009.
Prior to joining the CSP team; Tim worked for the Lowell Spinners (Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox), Nashua Silver Knights (Futures Collegiate Baseball League), and UMass Lowell Sports Performance. In the summer of 2014, Tim was the strength and conditioning coach and bullpen coach for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. You can find Tim discussing Seinfeld, meatballs, and his love for Tom Brady on a daily basis on the training floors of CSP-FL.
Tim and his wife Elyssa live in Jupiter, FL.
Nick Cioffi joins the CSP-FL team as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Strength Camps Coordinator. Nick shares his passion for strength and conditioning and fitness with a host of clients, ranging from the general population to high-performance athletes.
Nick was a 4-year pitcher for Towson University, competing in the Colonial Athletic Association. He graduated with a degree in Sports Management, and then went on to receive a graduate certificate in Organizational Leadership and Change Management from the College of St. Rose.
Nick started as a CSP client and later became an intern at CSP-MA. Since completing his internship, Nick has interned as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Siena College along with coaching at fitness facilities in Albany, New York.
Derek Kambour serves as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to joining the staff, Derek completed an internship at CSP-FL in the fall of 2018. Prior to joining the CSP-FL team, Derek coached a variety of athletes and clientele at performance facilities in New Jersey. He graduated from Montclair St. University with a degree in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. Derek is also a competitive power lifter.
Pete Dupuis is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance. He has served as business director of CSP since it was established in 2007. Since graduating with an MBA from Babson College during the spring of 2007, Pete has been able to apply his entrepreneurial skills in helping to build CSP into the prominent strength and conditioning facility that it is today. Having overseen the development and growth of three separate CSP locations, Pete has discovered a passion for facility layout design and implementation. Outside of the gym, Pete enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and their sons, Collin and Owen.
Anna Cressey - affectionately known as "The First Lady of Cressey Sports Performance" - has been a part of the #CSPFamily since its inception in 2007, as she is married to CSP President, Eric Cressey. Professionally, while she serves as business director at CSP-FL, she's actually Dr. Anna Cressey - an optometrist licensed in both Florida and Massachusetts. Anna graduated with a degree in biochemistry from Bates College, and then undertook her optometry training at the New England College of Optometry. She specializes in cornea and contact lens topics.
Personally, she's "Mom" to twin daughters Lydia and Addison - as well as "Second Mom" to hundreds of professional baseball players. You'll find Anna crushing lifting heavy things alongside some of the nation's top athletes at CSP.
Elizabeth Cronce, Liz began working for CSP as the office manager in March of 2017. She is originally from Seattle, WA but moved to Jupiter, FL two years ago. Prior to working at CSP, Liz worked as an EMT for American Medical Response Ambulance for 5 years. Liz lives with husband Dave and dog Merlin in Jupiter.