Our Core Principles
where athletes of all ages train to:
Unleash that inner BEAST
the Speed Attic
In 2008 my husband and I were looking for an athletic training facility for our son. A freshman in high school at the time, he was playing football and needed better conditioning and skills. Dalton saw incredible results and within a few months of him starting, I asked Tom Brozovich, if adults could do the classes, and, as the saying goes, the rest is history.
I found working with the athletes to be an indescribable joy and after two years of interning with Tom and obtaining my Personal Trainer Certification, I convinced my husband that we needed to buy the Speed Attic, as Tom wanted to retire. We bought the business in 2011 and in 2021 we moved from Rock Island to Southpark Mall.
While we have added more and more training routines, our focus remains the same. Helping athletes of all ages improve their form and fundamentals so they develop their own "Unfair Advantage"
-Shannon M. Morse
Each training session focuses on
-Flexibility and Injury Prevention
-Strength and Conditioning
-Speed and Explosiveness
and...MOST importantly: SELF CONFIDENCE
The small class sizes allow for individualized attention to core athletic form and fundamentals,
allowing each athlete to develop their own
Flexibility and Injury prevention
"You have the flexibility of a 16 year old athlete" may seem like a compliment, but it isn't. The vast majority of athletes that come to us are unable to do even the simplest of flexibility movements. They cannot touch their toes while sitting with their legs straight out in front of them. They cannot straighten out their legs fully.
Inflexibility leads to injuries, impedes optimal performance, and increases recovery time
We focus on flexibility routines that each athlete can easily remember to do. Our goal is to ensure that not only can an athlete do what they need to do while under our supervision, but they can also perform the needed actions after practice and games.
Strength and Conditioning
Run Faster...Jump Higher...Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound...or at least be able to run to the base without needing an oxygen mask.
Running faster, jumping higher, none of that can happen without training those muscles. Free running, Sprinting, Running with the Bull. Hitting the weight room. Kbands, the Bear, the Dominator. Those are just a few of the routines we work on to grow those long lean muscles that are energy efficient.
Hitting the Weight room (AKA Gainzville) is a learning experience for all. Proper technique is taught with particular attention to proper spotting techniques. All of our athletes look like superstars in their respective school weight rooms armed with the knowledge they get during each of our training sessions.
Earning the right to join "The Club" is a particularly awesome badge of honor. Only those in "The Club" can talk about "The Club"
Speed and Explosiveness
Speed-How fast can you get from point A to point B
Explosiveness-How fast you are off the line
Whether it is riding BMX bikes, playing Baseball, running 5Ks, or participating in just about any sport, speed and explosiveness are what will set you apart from everyone else.
If you can get off the line a split second faster, you are steps ahead of everyone.
We practice proper techniques for getting that advantage off the line. It doesnt matter if that line is 5 yards from scoring the winning touchdown or stealing the game winning base, we make sure our athletes know how to do it better than anyone else.
We will hear parents say "I don't know what you did, but Junior is so much faster than when he started 2 weeks ago"
As much as we would love to take credit for the miraculous improvements, we can only take partial credit.
Athletes usually perform in front of their coaches, parents, teachers, etc. Any athlete is only going to push themselves hard enough to be good "enough" to not fail.
We learn each student's personality. Then we learn to push each student, or better yet, we teach our athletes how to push themselves. To push themselves to run a little faster, to jump a little higher, to try out a new skill. We know who will fail at what. We make them fail. We teach that failing is ok. Sucking at something is alright.
If we can pick our favorite "Unfair Advantage" our athletes get, we would pick Self Confidence. Having that ability to say "Well, that sucked." and then figuring out how to do it better...THAT is the best lesson we can teach them
The Speed Attic
4600 16th Street, Moline Il. 61265
Located in Southpark Mall. Down the JCPenney Hallway, beside Hallmark