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.
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.
Chris Howard began his time with Cressey Sports Performance as an intern during the fall of 2008, prior to being hired as a full-time strength & conditioning coach in 2010. Chris has his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and Masters of Science in Nutrition Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining CSP, Chris spent the 2008 Off-Season and Training Camp as an intern with the Buffalo Bills. His main coaching experience has been with baseball players ranging from high school all the way up to the professional level. Currently, Chris is a Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach (Pn1), and a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Massachusetts.
Miguel Aragoncillo began his time at Cressey Sports Performance as an intern in the fall of 2012, and returned in 2014 as a full-time strength and conditioning coach at the Massachusetts location. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Temple University in 2010. Miguel holds a number of certifications – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) through the American College of Sports Medicine, and Level 1 TRX Group Instructor, among others. Outside of his professional interests, Miguel pursues powerlifting, along with actively breakdancing to this day.
Nancy Newell joined the CSP team in December of 2015, making her the first female Strength & Conditioning Coach in the company’s history. Nancy completed an internship here at CSP during the fall of her senior year at SUNY Cortland, where she earned an Exercise Science Degree. Additionally, Nancy provides independent softball-specific consulting services to colleges and universities across the country, including the University of Florida.
Frank Duffy serves as both a Strength & Conditioning coach in CSP’s semi-private training model, and the Program Coordinator for CSP Strength Camps. Frank is a graduate of the Exercise Science & Nutrition Program at CUNY – Queens College. Additionally, Frank holds a variety of certifications, including: CPT (NSCA), Kinstretch, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), and Precision Nutrition – Level 1.
John O'Neil returned to Cressey Sports Performance after being a part of the first intern group at CSP-Florida. Over the past few years, John has coached people of all ages in New York City and New Jersey, as well as working as a high school baseball coach. He has previous internship experience with both Ranfone Training Systems and the Baltimore Orioles. John graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics in 2014, and holds a number of certifications in the Strength & Conditioning field.
Christian Wonders serves as the Pitching Coordinator for CSP Massachusetts, where he operates his own business, Elite Pitching Development. Like John O’Neil, Christian started as a client at CSP and eventually went on to intern and coach out of both our MA and FL facilities. He played collegiate baseball at Georgia College State University, and now provides pitching consulting services for programs around New England at the high school and collegiate level.
Julie O’Rourke as the office manager, Julie is the smiling face you see upon every arrival to CSP Massachusetts. She was a 2016 graduate of Worcester State University (WSU) where she majored in Psychology. An athlete herself, Julie played four years of varsity field hockey at WSU and continues to coach part-time with the high school population.