Athletic Performance

Athletic Performance

The OCEAN DRIVE® Athletic Performance training program is designed to enhance your game performance both mentally and physically. Our performance program is lead by our certified personal trainer, George Ilyadis. George is a National Association of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer with over 20 years experience of enhancing athletic performance. George motivates you to perform at your peak performance, giving you the winning edge and helping you to achieve your athletic goals.

When you sign up for our athletic performance program, we will help you to improve your reaction time, increase your hand and foot speed, and improve endurance. You can improve your foot speed and agility to better out maneuver your opponents. We can also help you to become more explosive and to improve your kinesthetic awareness.

With your dedication combined with our expertise, we can help improve your athletic skills  so that you can stand out against the competition and get noticed. We believe that what separates elite athletes from average athletes is the will to win and having a strong physical and mental foundation for success.

OCEAN DRIVE® Athletic Performance program is a  comprehensive approach to personal sports training. We offer basic an advanced sports nutritional plans by a Registered Dietician together with cutting edge science-based training methods and functional neuromuscular training. Our science-based approach puts an emphasis on pushing your body to your peak performance while focusing on injury prevention. We will help you to improve speed, strength, stamina, power, and agility.

Martial Arts

Martial Arts has been around for endless millennia and has aided the progress and safety of modern civilization. From the Spartans in Greece to classical martial art training in Asia ranging from Japanese forms of karate and Chinese forms of kung fu.

The martial arts were originally developed to train soldiers against enemy armies and rebel uprisings. These ancient societies also developed a variety of combat sports, for example in ancient Greece Pankration was which looks very similar to modern Mixed Martial Arts—just without the rules. Oddly enough, we still utilize martial arts training in our own Military and Law Enforcement communities; the only difference is that we call them defensive tactics or rules of engagement.

Since then, Martial Arts has evolved and become part of modern societies combat sports like boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, Judo, Brazilian Jujitsu, Mixed Martial Arts.

These sports are know for enhancing a variety of athletic skills and attributes including balance, speed, power, endurance, footwork, hand eye and eye foot coordination, self discipline, evasive skills, and mental stamina.

When you join OCEAN DRIVE’s athletic performance program, you will benefit from our 24 years of Martial Arts knowledge, expertise, and experience. His Mixed Martial Arts Background is incorporated in the training regimen to break up the monotony of training while giving you the skill sets that can enhance your particular sport.

Our Training Philosophy

Initial Thoughts

In the world of health and fitness, it seems there is a new training method or theory that pops up every day. Truth is, all methods or styles are good as long as you don’t hurt yourself doing it. I find it that trainers rely too much on ego and how much their way is better, rather than embracing all concepts. Instead, they should see how they can all uniquely blend together. The fantastic thing about fitness is you can be a forever student. Experiencing new clients so often, it is almost impossible to not develop workout plans with a customized flare. I am fortunate that over the past 25 plus years in the industry, I have been exposed and have experienced so many fun, intriguing, confusing and technical ways to exercise. All the diverse methods still boil down to one main concept, intensity! Intensity is my absolutely favorite keyword when I explain any of our training protocol. Intensity is the way you can have a multi-generational room of people to train and they all will feel they are getting and hitting their own peak point.

Defining Intensity

When someone hears the word intensity, no fun of any kind is going to seem to come with it. Intensity is the one way to connect people together, they are able to exercise together and achieve the same goals. Sounds good doesn’t it? It really is because over the years, I have noticed what trainers try to make so different, is really the same. I can have students from the ages of 10 to 60 performing the same workout movement and all that is different is the capacity each individual can perform the exercise. It is exercising by personal definition, each person has their own limits and our job as trainers is to help find them. When you can base workouts on intensity level, it can really open up the exercise pallet of what the client can do. A good example is a prepubescent teen should never do heavy resistance training movements but can absolutely perform these moves with minimal or no resistance. As long as children perform exercises with extreme repetition, they can now achieve an intense zone with these exercises. It is the same for adults that would not even consider working out at their advanced age. You find the proper exercise move and perform it with correct form and repetition, intensity is again relative to your audience. Intensity really comes down to how much work and individual can do, in a controlled time frame. Guiding routines by intensity allows the trainer to not set limits for their clients, it helps their clients push themselves through barriers not just through rep numbers. Clients like to be challenged and zoning in on your client’s abilities and limits, is the only way you can help push them past them.

Endless Options

Again, nothing is cookie cutter. No one seeks out a personal trainer to be babysat by an exercise machine, they are looking for someone to make what seems impossible for them happen. The only way a trainer can achieve the best results for their client is to find and know how far they can be taken and pushed. This all has to be done without the client even knowing it’s happening because for most trainers, pushing equals puking. It doesn’t take a genius to make someone puke, especially if they are a novice at exercising. It takes a trainer with a sound ability to know when too much is too much and also when it’s time to push more. Everyone who enters our door is a potential superstar and through intensity based training, they will feel like it!


Coach Ilyadis

George Ilyadis
George Ilyadis is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and specializes in sports performance training for athletes.