WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER SPEED COMPANIES?
- SAD but TRUE -
Speed training has become a part of Corporate America…the “for-profit world.”
This page is solely to warn you about other training companies that will rip you off and teach you nothing…and in some cases, get you injured.
“I never thought I’d see the day when a prestigious high school would sell-out and hire a company like (similar to) STARBUCKS to train their athletes…IF and WHEN they want to win a championship, they know where to find me.”
1998: Back when I started Speed Kills, there were only a couple other trainers around. Nowadays there’s hundreds. 99% of these wanna-be speed trainers last only a month or two…while knowing NOTHING. These companies come and go every year. They see a good idea, try to make a quick buck, then fall on their face. Unfortunately, you become their victim, after getting ripped off and taught to run slow, or even worse: injured.
The only speed training companies I see sticking around are the ones with millions of dollars (Corporate America). These are the “cookie-cutter-CHAINS” you see and hear about. These guys have MONEY. They make commercials, put millions into marketing/advertising, hire salesmen, etc. They’re NO GOOD typical cattle-call money makers. They want to put a new facility on every street corner and are only interested in making million$. They are not concerned about YOU. Training athletes is about QUALITY, not quantity.
For example: There’s a company out there we’ll just refer to as “SLOWocity” (don’t want to bring up anyone’s name…ironically there’s no one’s name behind it). This particular company constantly over-promises, overcharges, and un-delivers. There’s a SLOWocity popping up on every street corner throughout the USA. They hire anyone with a slight sport’s background, give them a quick “how-to” speed seminar, and there it is: your SLOWocity Speed Guru (the same guy probably wearing a purple shirt as a “personal trainer” at 21 Hour fitness last week). This is the guy/gal you expect to make you a better athlete? WHAT? and for how much?
Don’t do it!
Get out of there!
Entering one of these Training Centers is a lot like entering a used car lot: They just want your money…end of story. You’re better off buying an aerobics video and staying home (not a good idea, but better than training there). Unfortunately, many of you are fooled by their fancy gyms, short distance to your home, new-age machines, clever tomfoolery technology, and fast-talking manipulative salesmen.
Get out of there!
So why do these big companies stick around?
Why are they making it?
Answer: about once a month, a team of billionaires from around the world fly somewhere for a “good idea” meeting…they all sit around a table and listen to the “good idea.” Please understand whatever these guys want to make work, will work (for them). They take something and “go PUBLIC.” But “their idea” of this idea “working” is “making them money,” instead of making YOU a better athlete. Do you want the guy at STARBUCKS to be your speed trainer and teach you what’s needed to get to the next level?
Getting “READY” to compete is not like going to “STARBUCKS.”
These are the same guys who put their money together to start things like “Petsmart”, “Starbucks” or “Marlboro Cigarettes”, etc…most of them never played a sport or know anything regarding athletes, or what it takes to be successful as an athlete; and they don’t care…they just know how to get rich off YOU; and that’s all they’re concerned with.
Basically, whatever they invest in works financially…for them. It takes money to make money…they have more money than one can imagine. But will it work for you, the customer?
Why do people pay enormous amounts of money to train at a place like SLOWocity? Because the majority of our society does not know what “good training” is. Innocent people walk into a “fancy” place like SLOWocity and are impressed by the fancy equipment, pretty architecture, etc.
Athletes should NOT be treated/sold like real estate, used cars, or any type of non-sentimental value.
A good speed or life coach will never be duplicated overnight.
My Speed Kills Trainers are athletes who have gone through several years of my program, attended college and received a degree after successful careers as student/athletes, know what it is to “over-achieve & overcome adversity” and are living productive lives with “helping our youth” as their #1 priority.
Can I duplicate this and become a huge business all over the USA? NO WAY. It doesn’t work that way. We might get rich doing that, but we wouldn’t be SUCCESSFUL WITH OUR ATHLETES (OUR FAMILY).
Speed Kills athletes are a FAMILY. Notice the family atmosphere and camaraderie's our athletes have developed. The day you join our family is the day you gained support from a 'brotherhood ~ second to none.' Notice how our athletes go to each other's games and support each other. Notice how our athletes always come back. Speed Kills athletes support each other, develop solid friendships, and PUSH EACH OTHER on the field, in the classroom, and keep each other out of trouble and away from all of our society's poisons. Speed Kills Athletes ~ "Characters with Character"
SK Brotherhood growin’ stronger every day…GO GREEN!..eat green, train green, SK ALL THE WAY!
Speed Kills athletes are a FAMILY.
Notice the family atmosphere and camaraderie’s our athletes have developed. The day you join our family is the day you gained support from a ‘brotherhood ~ second to none.’ Notice how our athletes go to each other’s games and support each other. Notice how our athletes always come back. Speed Kills athletes support each other, develop solid friendships, and PUSH EACH OTHER on the field, in the classroom, and keep each other out of trouble and away from all of our society’s poisons. Speed Kills Athletes ~
“Characters with Character”
I’ve had several chances to “go public” and take all my knowledge/experience/ideas and sell out (that’s how I learned just “how” these big-business speed-impostor corporate America businesses are making it).
These big-money-investors offered me the world: lots of money, Speed Kills centers all across the USA, sales of a “Speed Kills Equipment Package”, a Speed Kills infomercial selling my “how-to” secrets on a DVD lineup, Speed Kills clothing, Speed Kills Energy Drink, etc. You name it, they offered it.
At first I was ecstatic and realized I could get rich. But after months of decisions, meetings, negotiations, leaving my profession as a head high school football coach, etc. I decided I love exactly what I do and how I do it. It’s been helping 1000′s of athletes for 10 years now…why change anything?
It helps hundreds of athletes every year- not just on their playing surface, but also in the classroom, their overall character, etc.
I am married to a wonderful woman (Speed Kills Mom) and am lucky to do what I do. Twice a week we have 15-20 of our boys over for “supper” and consider anyone that trains with us OUR FAMILY. More than 100 of our athletes have received athletic scholarships. We might not be rich, but wealth is not measured with a dollar sign. We’re rich with all the athletes we get to help on a daily basis. We’re happy…and when you love what you do, you can’t get any richer than that.
I’m keeping Speed Kills “as-is.” Had I sold out and signed with the big-money-investors, Speed Kills would have only been beneficial to one person: me.
Speed Kills = QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY
All athletes should be dealt respect, concern, integrity, and experience. Every student/athlete has one thing in common they need: someone to believe in them…allow me to believe in you and help find your path toward success in whatever you desire.
Noteworthy: I’ve seen many athletes get slower, weaker, and/or injured after training with people that have no idea about what they are trying to teach and/or why they are trying to teach it.
When looking for someone to help you attain your goals, please make sure you come see us. Speed Kills is the most affordable place around.
Proposal: I ask anyone training somewhere else, come train with me for a session. I want YOU to decide which will HELP YOU MORE. Will other companies dare to ask you to try training with me and them? NO WAY. They have no confidence. How long have they been around? Speed Kills has helped athlete’s achieve success for 13 YEARS now. There’s no integrity or success stories behind the majority of these other phonies…there’s only money…SAD but TRUE.
Fact: There’s more success stories in one month from Speed Kills Athletes than you’ll hear from years of athletes training at the “other” guys (corporate America speed impostors).
My athletes will vouch for anything/everything I’ve written.