The Sports Performance staff at API is made up of experienced, qualified, and upbeat coaches that seek to provide athletes with the best optimal training experience they can get! Our coaches are skilled with diverse sports performance backgrounds and have training experience with athletes of all ages and sports. Each coach understands the value of our "Train 2 Win" Philosophy, and embodies that within their approach to working with our athletes!

Danny Locklear Danny Locklear, Director of Sports Performance and Coach

Danny Locklear earned his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Frostburg State University and his Master's Degree in Exercise Science & Coaching from Concordia University Irvine. Danny is passionate about improvement in sports performance and in people. Using his background in strength training, Coach Danny works with his athletes and clients to create a "journey-based" approach to improving their athletic performance and reaching their fitness goals. Coach Danny is a Certified Performance Specialist through EXOS, a certified Sports Performance Coach through USAW, and is certified in Olympic Weightlifting through the USA Weightlifting Association. Email Danny

Kazine KellyNolan Helpa, Assistant Sports Performance Coach

Nolan earned his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Towson University. At his time at Towson, Nolan was an Intramural Sports Team Manager for several sports including baseball, softball, flag football, and more. In high school he played on the varsity baseball and tennis teams and now enjoys playing both of those sports recreationally. Nolan is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is also CPR/AED certified. Currently, Nolan is pursuing his accreditation as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. Nolan understands the impact a coach has on every athlete he/she trains and implements fun activities, unique exercises, and positive vibes into his classes and training sessions.


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