WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
"My son Clayton is a baseball player. His biggest weakness has always been his lack of speed and agility. He began working out at Tekulve Acceleration to see if we could improve his speed, strength and agility. Realizing this is not a one time fix, he signed up for 21 sessions and over the course of 10 or 12 weeks we began to see his leg strength, running form and quickness improve by leaps and bounds. Greg and his staff are aggressive in their training methods and accept nothing less than 110% from their athletes. I was skeptical at first, but I am a believer today. I have been a Baseball Coach for 30 plus years and if you want to give your son or daughter a competitive edge over their competition, this is money well spent!"
This program has done more for my child's confidence than anything I have ever come across. He started out running 7.5 mph on the treadmill and after the 20 sessions and fixing his unorthodox running style he finished the program at 11.5 mph.... that is huge, you should see him brimming with confidence.... the staff, especially Greg Tekulve was very professional and dedicated to the athlete. Thanks for all you do for the children. Please continue the great work.
"Training at Tekulve has greatly helped me grow as an athlete. We have been working on fine-tuning my running form and strength through the past couple years. It has been great to see these improvements carry over into the competitive seasons, even progressing me to a scholarship position on the track team. I look forward to continuing my training with Tekulve throughout my collegiate career."
“My time going through the various levels of Tekulve Speed Training can be summed up into two words. Life Changing. The hard work and dedication of the staff helped take my game to a whole new level. Their cutting edge technology enables athletes to experience a training session that you cannot find at your local gym. As a high school athlete, Tekulve helped me to capture the attention of elite football programs at the D1 level. As a wide receiver at Ohio University, Tekulve helped prepare me for the rigorous training sessions that I encountered every day. As a high school football coach, I currently encourage my athletes to seek similar training that I received when I was in middle and high school. They have a track record a mile long and it is filled with guys and girls who achieved their goals of playing at the next level by committing to the training programs Tekulve offers. If there is any advice I could give to young athletes who are seeking similar goals, it would be to not hesitate to enroll in this program. Thanks again to the staff, past and present, who work with these young athletes. We all could not be where we are today without the work that you do”
"My daughter a DII athlete - in volleyball- completed a session this summer - increased her vertical 1 1/2 inches and cut 11 sec off one of her timed runs - a great program"
"MY 3 boys have been doing this program for 2 years. They are ready to start again in November. It has been great for them!"
"Thank you Mr. Tekulve ...
"As a long distance runner, oftentimes speed is overlooked. However, leg turnover and quickness are essential for successful races. Tekulve Acceleration Training catered to my distance running needs, while helping me generate and develop speed."
"I have been representing professional football players for 19 years and have taken over 200 players into the National Football League. I have represented 5 Pro Bowl players for their entire careers and I have a National Football League scouting background. I realize the importance of physical evaluations and a constructive work out program prior to all of my players being exposed to National Football League testing. I have had the privilege to see the Acceleration Programs first hand with the players I have represented and I have to say the results these players received from your programs are far superior to anything I have seen in any other program. Speed, endurance, explosion, and flexibility are all benefits these players received. I have encouraged my veteran players to take your program in the off season. I feel confident in recommending your program to any player who wants to take that next step to get to the next level."
We've been very pleased with the training program Tekulve has developed and overseen with our daughter, Corinne. Greg Tekulve really took the time to get to know Corinne, recognizing her strengths and areas for improvement. He has truly personalized her program, as he does with each person he works with. He completely owns every step of the training, taking full accountability in helping Corinne's development. In those rare cases when he's not there personally encouraging and pushing Corinne on each set, he has someone there ready to help Corinne with her work. He makes the overall environment very welcoming for everyone. Overall, he pushes hard, encourages, and gets results.
"My goal is to climb the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak. So far, TEKULVE ACCELERATION has helped me climb four of the seven.
I approach the mountain like a professional athlete approaches the field of play and this attitude gives me an advantage over other climbers. Greg Tekulve understands my approach, motivates me and helps me achieve on the highest level."
“Greg Tekulve’s speed and agility program at Tekulve Acceleration and Sports Training has helped our daughter tremendously! After having three children participate in multiple high school and select sport programs, we realized that the training and conditioning aspect of these programs was quite often neglected and insufficient. We wanted to get our daughter into a program where the only focus would be on strength, stretching and conditioning – and we found just that. Greg Tekulve is currently training our daughter (who came to him out of shape and injury prone), increasing her strength, speed and agility so that she can be confident and prepared when she competes. He pushes her to go beyond her limits, which will only help her become stronger and less likely to suffer injury. In addition, this allows her to realize that she’s capable of so much more than most coaches demand from her… to realize her true potential. Greg also cares enough to sit down and discuss any potential training related issues, so that those issues can be addressed and handled appropriately. At one point our daughter complained of pain in her shins, and Greg gave her a week off with instruction to ice and stretch for shin splints. That he cared enough to be smart about our daughter’s condition and not simply ignore those signs is such an important aspect of the entire sports training process. In summary, we’ve learned that nothing is certain when it comes to kids participating in sports. Will they make the team? Will they play? Will they win or lose? The one thing we are sure about, however, is that our daughter will continue to train with Greg throughout her soccer season. There’s absolutely no reason for her not to, and every reason that she should. We highly recommend Tekulve Acceleration and Sports Training.”
As a former multiple time participant in the Tekulve Acceleration Training Program and a current Director/Coach of over 300 of the top youth soccer athletes in the area, I am confident that the Tekulve Acceleration Program is the most complete sports specific training program for any type of athlete. The athletes that participate in the Tekulve program are always more mentally and physically fit to deal with the pressures that the Higher Level in any sport brings. The improvement in Self-Confidence is immeasurable and priceless. Any athlete that commits to the program will find in the end that they are quicker, faster, and conditioned better than ever before.
"I discovered the Tekulve acceleration training program when my daughter was introduced to it through her AAU basketball coach. It was quickly obvious to me that the program has become a crucial step for both boys and girls high school and college sports. Since I was driving my daughter two times a week to training I decided to enroll in the golf program at the same time. I remember telling Greg and Rocky that I had a very smooth golf swing so balance was not as important to me as was flexibility. The first night they proved me wrong. I was humbled by the lack of true balance, flexibility and core strength that I really had. They proceeded to explain to me why each are is important not only for golf but all sports.
Tekulve Acceleration Training is a program which I have had tremendous success with over the years. I have witnessed the remarkable benefits with the program personally, and I have coached athletes such as David Brown (2001 Player of the Year and 1st Team All State), Byron Neal (2004 Player of the Year and 1st Team All State), and Hammer FC (1993 under 19 National Champions), who have all participated in the Tekulve Acceleration Training program.
“Tekulve Acceleration Training can form a good athlete into a great one. It teaches you to use your abilities to the max. Someone who is fast can be a few steps faster. What they teach you are the small things that can really add up. I swear by their sports-specific training for athletes. It has made me the athlete I am today.”
I think people wonder why anyone would choose to come Tekulve and be pushed beyond their breaking point in runs and exercises. Tekulve makes athletes. Part of being an athlete is not only having an understanding for yourself physically, but also mentally. From my times coming to Greg I have become not only a stronger athlete, but a stronger individual.
I was a sophomore bored out of my mind in the off season between cross country and outdoor track season when I was referenced to Tekulve Acceleration Training. I’ve been going to Tekulve for over a year, and I have loved every minute of my time there. Yes, I love running on the treadmill. Some may say I’m crazy, but every time I go there I know I am getting the best possible workout to develop me into the fastest runner I can be. I remember walking in for my fourth run when Greg gave a joking smile and said "We are going to have fun today!” I heard the word “fun” but for some reason my stomach turned in knots of worry for what was to come. An hour later and I was ready to give up, go home, and sleep. One more run. “It can't be any worse than the other ones,” I reasoned with myself as I stepped up to the treadmill. It was then leaned than that you can never expect what comes next.
There is a sense of friendship and commitment that you feel when training there. Getting to know Greg more as well, you learn his witty-sass and blunt-charm are some of the best ways you are pushed and challenged. Part of being an athlete is having a good coach. Greg gets to know everyone who comes to him on a personal level. And regardless of what he says, he loves kids (don’t tell him though). He works to make you successful; he wants you to be at your best level. During my track season I was able to make it all the way as a regional qualifier in both the 1600m and the 4x800m. I won both the 1600m at the league meet and the district meet. I owe my success to Greg because of the runs and weights he got me accustomed to doing so that when it came time to compete I was prepared for any competition. When track season ended with huge success for my first season, I was already talking to Greg about the upcoming Cross Country season and the goals for the future.
My cross country season of 2015 ended up being my hardest season. As I struggled with unexplainable blackouts after meets, I wondered how the upcoming track season would play out. Greg made sure to ask how everything felt before and after runs, as sometimes I would lose feeling in my arms. It was one day I was training by myself, as I began to become more hesitant about my runs, dreading the possibility of lightheadedness and numbness in my hands. Then, Greg said to me seriously;
“Corinne, do you worry about being hit by a bus when you cross the street?”
“No” I said slightly confused
“Well then you cannot be worried about what happens when you run, you just need to run. You can’t worry about what may or may not happen. Just don’t get hit by the bus”
He proceeded to tell me I owed him money for the free therapy session. But, it just goes to show that Tekulve is the best out there from the intense sprints, long runs, extra weights, plyometric, and encouraging spirits. Success isn’t natural, it’s hard work. Tekulve is hard work. It’s success.