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Greg Simmons earned his Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Applied Sport Science from Indiana University in 2000. While pursuing his studies, he was a graduate assistant strength & conditioning coach in the IU Varsity Weight Room. Simmons Performance Training was formed in 1999 and since has worked with a diverse group of athletes from all major sports, motorsports, cycling, triathletes, cheer/stunt, lacrosse, rugby, ice hockey, riflery, and roller derby. Greg has consulted some of the top strength/sport coaches across the country. He has developed programs utilized by athletes at all levels from junior high school to professional.

Mr. Simmons is an Adjunct Lecturer at Indiana University, teaching courses in Theories of Resistance Training, Athletic Conditioning, and Personal Fitness. He also teaches Fitness & Wellness through the Ivy Tech Community College network. He holds several certifications from a variety of professional organizations. Greg developed a fitness program (DVD) for Indiana Volunteer firefighters as part of an IU study funded by the Department of Homeland Security. The dvd was distributed to every volunteer department in the state.

He is active with USA Powerlifting (USAPL) as both a competitor and International team coach. Greg has coached and competed internationally in Japan, Russia, South Africa, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary and Italy. Simmons was the Head Coach of the USAPL Junior National team from 2006-2007. He led the Men's team to a gold medal/Women's silver finishes in 2006. Greg won the World Master’s Championship in the 148 lb class in 2005 in Pretoria, South Africa. Currently, Greg returned to powerlifting in 2010 and won the Master National Championship. He placed 5th at the Master's Worlds (bronze medal in Bench press) in Pilsen Czech Republic. In 2011, Greg won his 2nd IPF Master's World Championship. Greg also competes in Master's Weightlifting and Master's Track & Field. Greg spends most of his time coaching competitive lifters in both sports of Weightlifting and Powerlifting. In 2014, one of his lifters won the USAW Junior National Championship and went on to compete for Team USA at the Jr Pan Ams, Jr Worlds and University Worlds(bronze medalist). In 2015, Greg returned to Powerlifting competing in three International events and medaled in all three. He and his wife Susan have one daughter, McKenna (11).

* NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
* Certified USA Weightlifting National Coach (Level 2)
* Certified USA Track & Field Coach (Level 1)
* Certified USA Powerlifting Senior International Coach
* Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Level I Certification
* Certified Youth Fitness Specialist (Level 1- International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA)
* Gray Cook's Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified Specialist
* Resistance training, plyometric, & conditioning experience with Division I collegiate athletes
* Adjunct Instructor, Indiana University School of HPER. Teaching personal fitness, beginner and intermediate weight training, advanced theories of conditioning & strength training and for the Department of Kinesiology
* USA Powerlifting Junior National Team Head Coach 2006-2007
* USA Powerlifting Coach of the Year nominee 2005
* Completed the NSCA's TSAC(Tactical Strength & Conditioning) seminar designed for Military, Law Enforcement & Firefighters.
* Mentor providing internship opportunities for high school & college students interested in the study of exercise
* 35 years of resistance training experience!
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Consultant

Dr. Susan Simmons received her Ph.D. in Human Performance from Indiana University (IU) with a major in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Bioanthropology.

Her research interests include: maturational pace and sport performancein adolescent athletes, strength and power characteristics and their relationship to athletic performance, and cardiorespiratory physiology. She has been teaching and working at the university level since 1995.

She has taught at Indiana University, Northern Illinois University, and Ivy Tech Community College. Courses taught include: Exercise Physiology, Structural Kinesiology, Bioenergetics, Anatomy, and Physiology. For the past three years, Dr. Simmons has served IU's Department of Kinesiology as the Coordinator of Career Placement.

She also coordinates the department's Personal Fitness course, the most popular physical activity course on campus. In addition, Dr. Simmons continues to teach Anatomy and Physiology for the local community college system. Susan also is the exercise physiologist for Graphic Metabolic Systems which provides fitness and metabolic testing to the community.

Dr. Simmons is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Susan was a competitive gymnast as an undergraduate at Western Michigan University, earning Academic All American honors. She has also competed at the national level in powerlifting.