The Sports Performance Lab (SPL) launched its third location in Ridgefield, the rehab facility announced on Aug. 16.
The facility is dedicated to reducing the risk of injuries and maximizing potential in athletes. It consists of a team of board-certified doctors, licensed physical therapists, strength and conditioning experts, and performance enhancement specialists that leverage sports science technologies, evidence-based methodologies, and artificial intelligence to optimize athletic performance.
SPL Ridgefield will be led by Head Strength Coach and General Manager Gavin Ingster, who holds has a Masters Degree in Athletic Training from Seton Hall University where he worked with both the men’s and women’s NCAA Division I basketball teams.
Ingster has also served as an athletic trainer with the Ranney School in Tinton Falls and at nearby Wagner College, where he assisted primarily with football training camp and the 2015 regular season. In 2016, he became the Athletic Trainer at Bergen Catholic High School.
The diverse experience has prepared Gavin to work with Bergen County’s diverse population of athletes.
“Having obtained my Masters from Seton Hall it feels great to be back in N.J. I am lucky enough to have worked with some high-level schools in the area like Bergen Catholic. We are excited to offer the best available sports performance testing, training and recovery systems to Bergen county. When you come to SPL Ridgefield as an athlete, you have access to cutting edge equipment and the latest sports science modalities used by the top athletes in the world. If you’re serious about your sport, this is where you want to train,” said Ingster.
SPL trains top athletes of all ages and skill levels including amateur and professional athletes from the Major League Baseball, National Football League, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Canadian Football League, Major League Soccer and United States Olympic Teams.
Every athlete starts with an assessment and baseline performance analysis before moving into specialized training and recovery techniques based on those results.
“The SPL difference is using science and data to engineer peak athletic performance. We use only proven technologies and methodologies that are effective at any skill level of sport. As a former collegiate athlete, one of the most exciting offerings SPL has is the brain and vision training tools. These systems train the athletes vision, brain and sensory processing since 90% of the information received by the brain comes via the eyes. By training the athletes’ vision, we can make them better players in just a few weeks. I’ve seen good athletes become great after our sports vision training program,” said Michael Greene, co-founder and managing director at SPL.
Current top athletes training at SPL Ridgefield include Chris Williams of the NFL Indianapolis Colts, Anthony Stolarz of the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks, Tim Barrow of the Wagner College Football, track and field athlete Ryan Tchoungoua, and mixed martial arts athlete Armando Gjetja.
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