Category: Athlete Spotlight

Athlete Spotlight: Connor Bowers

Connor Bowers - True AP

What motivated you to start training with True AP?

I was in need of high intensity training that would strengthen my entire body. My body was not meeting the demands of my natural God given abilities and my work ethic. My aggressive “all out” style of play on the baseball and soccer field was landing me in the trainer’s room and doctors office way more than that of a typical high caliber athlete my age. I needed a trainer that I could rely on to strengthen my body and get me into the best shape possible. I decided from previously working with True AP for short periods of time that True AP was going to do that for me.

What results have you seen since?

Without positive results you are basically wasting your time by working out. The results that True AP has produced for me have been tremendous. Over a course of about 9-10 months of training with True AP I went from 134 pounds to 147 pounds. The extra muscle allowed me to be stronger on the soccer field and not get knocked around as much. In baseball it allowed me to take more reps without being prohibited by not feeling good. My sophomore and junior soccer season at North High I played 3 games. My senior year after working with True AP I played every single game and other than a few bumps and bruises sustained no injury that even kept me out of a practice. True AP has gifted me with the ability to play the sports I love day in and day out with no problems.

What specific aspect of our program do you like the most?

The strength training is what really propelled me to the next level and allowed me to get a lot stronger.

Why would you recommend other athletes train with True AP?

You can’t go wrong with True AP. Whether you want to be faster, stronger or more agile True AP has it all. Josh Daniels and his team will create tailor made workouts that focus on  whatever you need help with. They are the best trainers around and know how to fit your needs and make sure that you are getting the results that you want.

Is there anything else you would like to add about your experience with us?

Josh and his team are extremely nice and will treat you with the utmost respect. I can joke around with Josh (which I do a lot) yet still get the most out of every workout. They will make sure that you are comfortable and that you are doing what you need to do in order to get results.

Teams/ Organizations I play for:
North Hagerstown High School Baseball and Soccer
Club Soccer: Liverpool F.C.I.A. Western Maryland
Travel Baseball: Renegades A.C.

2019 2nd team All county Coaches Team
Starter in 2019 4 Diamonds Senior All Star game
Committed to playing collegiate soccer at Wilson College

Athlete Spotlight: Nick Ragano

Teams/Organizations you play for: Paul VI Catholic HS Varsity Football

  1. What motivated you to start training at TrueAP? I needed to improve my ‘measurables’ and improve my form & technique to take my game to the next level.
  2. What results have you seen since? I am noticeably stronger, quicker & more agile. This has led me to play with more confidence on the field.
  3. What specific aspect of our program do you like most? Aaron and the TrueAP program is a great mix of expertise, professionalism, and motivation.
  4. Why would you recommend other athletes train with TrueAP? TrueAP develops athletes in a different way than traditional coaching.  The TrueAP trainers are experienced and know how to cater training to the needs and goals of the athlete. I’ve seen improvements in both my strengths and weaknesses.
  5. Any specific accolades/honors you’d want to add: USA Football Regional Team Training Camp Selectee

Athlete Spotlight: Gabi Walker

What motivated you to start training at TrueAP?

As a 3rd degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo, I had competed in the last 5 USAT National Championships, AAU national Championships, International Tournaments, and dozens of local and regional tournaments. I made the decision in Jan 2018 to leave competitive Taekwondo and shift to a team sport I could play in high school, volleyball.  I was used to a very high level of training and competition, so I was looking for a training regimen that I could focus on for that. We found TrueAP in June 2019 after my first year of high school and club volleyball. It took me that year to figure out what I needed to specifically train on to be successful in volleyball, and TrueAP offered everything I needed. From speed, agility, and conditioning training to specific skills training in vertical jump training with Vertimax, TrueAP had everything I was looking for under one roof.

What results have you seen since?

My coaches have seen a significant improvement in my overall strength & conditioning. I am more fluid and quick on the court, and my vertical jump has increased 4 inches so far. I was able to make the jump from the freshman team to the varsity team with just one year of total playing time. It was clear the focus on my body since June with TrueAP has led to a very noticeable development in my volleyball skill set.

What specific aspect of our program do you like most?

The coaches in the program. Always going out of their way to work around my schedule, always rooting and being invested in my success. I have always loved working out and training, but the coaches here have always made it fun and worthwhile, even when I didn’t really feel like going in one day, I always left glad I went in.

Why would you recommend other athletes train with TrueAP? 

TrueAP is always willing to work on what you specifically want or need to work on. They are invested in your desire to improve, are not pushy, but will make you work. The effort both you and the coaches put into your training will pay off, and it feels like a team effort when I work with them.

Is there anything else you’d like to add about your experience with us?

Just want to say thank you so far. My club coaches, high school coaches, parents and teammates have all noticed the real changes in my game since I began training full time again. It has been fun, grueling, and I signed up for more…

Teams/Organizations you play for:

Chantilly High School Varsity Team
Paramount Volleyball Club

Any specific accolades/honors you’d want to add:

Taekwondo: USAT National Championship Bronze Medalist-Blackbelt Olympic SparringAAU National Championship Silver Medalist-Blackbelt Olympic SparringU.S. Open International Taekwondo Championship Bronze medalist- Blackbelt Olympic Sparring4X USAT Virginia State Taekwondo Champion- Blackbelt Olympic Sparring4X AAU Regional/District Taekwondo Champion-Blackbelt Olympic Sparring

Volleyball: 2018-2019Paramount Volleyball Club4th place National Event Qualifier (NEQ)

Athlete Spotlight: Resse Sitter

Athlete Spotlight: Resse Sitter - True AP

About Resse: I play for Liberty Elite Volleyball Club and I am a part of the Lady Jr. Rebels volleyball team for E. Russel Hicks middle school.  I am also preparing for my black belt test in October 2019 for Tae Kwon Do at Mr. Jimmy’s White Tiger Martial Arts.

TrueAP: What motivated you to start training at TrueAP?
Reese: TrueAP was a small part of my volleyball practices over the years and during that time I had so much fun so I decided to get involved with their year-round programming.

TrueAP: What results have you seen since?
Reese: I’m happy I decided to do TrueAP because I have seen a major difference in my strength and athleticism while on the court which has made me a better overall player.

TrueAP: What specific aspect of our program do you like most?
Reese: TrueAP is nice because they make conditioning fun with games and competitions.

TrueAP: Why would you recommend other athletes train with TrueAP?
Reese: I would recommend TrueAP because you are pushed to try harder and that is what every athlete needs to maximize potential.

TrueAP: Is there anything else you’d like to add about your experience with us?
Reese: While I was training it felt like a comfortable atmosphere and the coaches were very welcoming.