Essential Performance Program

The Essential Performance Program at Training Zone delivers results. Simple. A structured program that progresses the client from tissue preparation and joint mobility, to strength and power development. A fusion of exercise science and practical application, the beauty is in the simplicity. Done consistently 2 to 3 sessions per week, we are confident of the efficacy of our system. This training system works for the everyday client as well as the athlete, whether you are young, old or in between.
We assess/screen each client/ athlete to identify any deficiency in common movement patterns and apply corrective strategies to the individual within the program. In this way, progression continues, and individual needs are met.
The program becomes progressively more challenging once basic techniques have been mastered.
Groups are limited to 8 people maximum to allow for individual attention.

Program Highlights

Injury Prevention - Identify & Correct Muscular Imbalances, Balance & Stabilization
Nutrition Advice - Lessons, Tips and Advice.
Flexibility - Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling), Various Forms of Stretching, Muscle Activation
Conditioning- Fitness for Life Activities and Sport
Strength- Functional Approach, Thorough Instruction, Focus on Upper Body, Lower Body & Core
Power - Olympic Lifting, Plyometrics, Medicine Ball, Jumping & Landing Techniques
Speed - Acceleration, Deceleration, Linear and Lateral Movement Techniques, Running Mechanics, Footwork

Training Zone Sports Performance Program

Middle School Sports Performance Programs

Middle School athlete groups are designed for young athletes ages 11 years old through 14 and will give your young athlete a leg up on the competition. Our emphasis is on teaching young athletes the fundamentals of strength and conditioning in a safe learning environment. This program is 60-75 minutes in length with 1-6 athletes per group and incorporates all elements of our proven programs modified for the younger athlete.

High School Sports Performance Programs

High School athlete groups are designed for athletes ages 14-18 and made to enhance the performance of your young athlete in any venue they choose. We aim to help your high school athlete feel stronger, faster, and more powerful than the competition. This program is 60-75 minutes in length with 1-6 athletes per group and incorporates all elements of our proven program and is enhanced to suit the needs of the maturing athlete.

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Find Me In The Zone

We are super excited to be at the NEW space located at
207 Edwards Plaza, St. Simons Island, Ga 31522

Why Choose Us?

Training Zone is a highly specialized health and fitness facility; we are not a health club selling personal training.

What we're all about 

Transform your body, transform your life.

  • An innovative center for the creation of good health. workouts customized to meet clients' unique needs and goals. Here, you will transform the way your body looks and feels.
  • Tension has a new outlet. Workout stress by moving your body, not fighting the rest of the world. Create a lifestyle program to enhance your well-being and quality of life.
  • No distractions. outstanding amenities. personalized attention and specialized programs. Everything you need to realize your fitness potential. The focus is on you and your workout from warm-up to cool-down.
  • Not about the hard sell. no tricks, no gimmicks, no scams, no contracts, no pressure. Simply mix excellent equipment, fitness coaches and instructors. Diverse workout options and personalized service. A fitness experience that goes far beyond most other gyms. that is our pitch. 

What our clients have to say

Training Zone is Atlanta's only workout center recognized for its excellence by 6 national magazines.
Roberto Wilkins

John S.

I have been attending the Training Zone over the past 15 years and primarily for one class during that time. The quality of instruction and attention to the training regimens has been kept current and effective for over a decade by Matthew Hurst. When you attend a class at the Training Zone, you know that you will have a physical work out session in a safe and well planned format. It is a very unique and therapeutic experience unlike any I have ever participated in at other gyms.
Juana Bailey

Patricia B.

Been coming to TZ since 1998 for training and now classes. Have always liked the coach and team-like atmosphere of classes. Never feel like I'm competing with anyone. Actually inspired by all the hard working classmates and feel like I get the personal attention I need to stay healthy and keep improving.
Derrick Foster

Susan J.

I am 55 years old and have never felt better in my life! Being fit has always been a seemingly impossible goal, but I believe I am more fit now than I've ever been. I'm not finished, I will always have higher fitness goals, but working out with Matt for the past few years has given me a new perspective on health. Matt's classes are different than the rest - they are way ahead of them. This training is not a fad, it's not about the latest new piece of equipment. It's about finding out how to be the best you can be. Truly, I do not know what I would do without the Zone, and do not plan on finding out!