Credentials

The Health, Fitness, and Employee Wellness Industries are all very saturated, very confusing, and very full of unsubstantiated claims.

In fact, perpetual repeated failure is the normative behavior for most fitness products or services. There are a lot of people making money on empty promises to help others improve their lives. And to make matters worse, many people work in these industries without the education, rigor, or scrutiny of professional licensure.


The Power to Perform is very different. We use only "nationally certified," "collegiate level" strength and conditioning coaches. We are not just giving you a DVD, a workout chart, or a blog, and then yelling at you to do the exercises. Instead, the Power to Perform coaches are industry recognized professionals using the latest industry research and structured methodologies. The Power to Perform delivers life changing programs that incorporate individual physiology, psychology, and community -- the kind of holistic and effective change that can only be provided by a professional with many years of education and experience. Remember to look, because in the end it is your life, and the credentials of your coach really matters.


  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) is a prestigious organization for professionals in the field of strength and conditioning who work directly with collegiate and professional athletes. The Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) certification is the gold standard of certifications in the field of strength and conditioning. To receive the nationally recognized certification one must be employed as a full time collegiate or professional sport strength and conditioning coach, hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, be accepted into a one year apprenticeship under a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (MSCC) coach. (A MSCC is one who has over 14 years of coaching experience at the collegiate or professional sport level), receive a written recommendation from their MSCC to be eligible to sit for the exam, and lastly the candidate must go through a written and oral exam. Only when a candidate has successfully completed the above mentioned are they then awarded the title of Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association
  • The National Strength and Conditioning Association is the leader and supporter of disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness. The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978 and the association now serves members in 52 countries. Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification requires that an individual attain a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and hold current CPR and AED certifications. The Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D) certification is awarded to experts in the strength and conditioning field. The registry is separate and distinct from other fields by recognizing professionals who are employed full-time as strength and conditioning coaches in either the scholastic, collegiate or professional levels. These coaches have a minimum of two years of experience in the practical application of assessing, motivating, educating, and training athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. The RSCC*D conducts sport-specific testing sessions, designs and implements safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provides guidance (or advice) in regards to sport nutrition, injury prevention or reconditioning.
  • Les Mills International is the world's largest provider of choreographed exercise-to-music group fitness classes. The first Les Mills program was BodyStep, with BodyPump being the first program released internationally. The Les Mills Instructor certification requires attendance in training classes led by a Nationally Certified Les Mills Trainers, attend continuing education programs, competency in choreography, technique, and coaching, and undergo instructor assessment filming sessions.
  • American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 40,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructors are qualified to develop individual lesson plans as well as groups, be familiar and flexible with various types of exercise techniques, supervise participants, and lead instructional sessions. An ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor is proficient in developing and implementing various forms of exercise in a group setting, modifying exercises based on individual and group needs, and creating a positive and effective exercise environment. As an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer they are qualified to develop and implement exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals or those who have medical clearance to exercise. All ACSM certifications require a current CPR certification.
  • The United States Weightlifting Federation is the governing body of the Olympic sport of Weightlifting. The USA Weightlifting Federation sets educational protocol and standards for coaches certified through the federation in accordance with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The USA Weightlifting Club Coach’s Certification requires successful completion of a written and oral examination.