1. Sports Medicine and Performance Center
- 8302 W. 125th St.
- Overland Park, KS 66213
- Mon 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Tues 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Wed 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Thur 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Sat Closed -
- Sun Closed -
The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center offers adult fitness and sports performance classes, specialized injury prevention classes, sports nutrition consultations and physical therapy. Sign up online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-239-0646 to schedule a class.
This class is for participants ages 18 and up. FIT stands for fitness interval training. In each group fitness class, participants will be guided through a total body workout, which includes strength, cardiovascular and stretching exercises. The class is designed to increase calorie burn and lean muscle, and improve overall health and fitness. 60 minutes. Classes start at $15. Schedule a class.
This is not a structured class, but a free lifting time offered for anyone of high school age and above. Participants will have the freedom to use the weight room portion of the facility on their own. The Sports Medicine and Performance Center team will be available for any assistance or advice. Schedule a class.
Participants will begin with a biomechanical assessment to help the trainer design a program specifically to their needs and goals. The trainer will provide one-on-one instruction, including proper form and execution of each exercise to maximize fitness results. 60 minutes. Sessions start at $70. Schedule a class.
Clients will train with a partner to motivate each other and achieve their performance goals. All participants will have their own assessment and training program. 60 minutes. Sessions start at $37.50 per person. Schedule a class.
Sports performance classes
This class is for middle school athletes. Participants will perform speed and agility exercises similar to our Youth Speed School athletes. They will also engage in a total body strength training workout which consists of movement patterns such as pushing, pulling, hinging and squatting. 90 minutes. Sessions start at $28. Schedule a class.
Sports performance personal training includes a consultation with a coach to discuss specific goals and training needs. The coach will design an individualized training program and provide one-on-one instruction during the entire workout. 60 or 90 minutes. Training sessions start at $70. Schedule a class.
Athletes will work with a training partner to motivate each other and achieve their performance goals. All participants will have their own assessment and training program. 60 minutes. Training sessions start at $37.50 per person. Schedule a class.
This class is for high school athletes. In this class, athletes are coached through various sprinting and change-of-direction drills. They will also perform a workout consisting of med ball throws, jumps, resisted sprints and posterior chain exercises to further develop their speed. 60 minutes. Classes start at $20. Schedule a class.
High school athletes will work on their speed development alongside the Varsity Speed Development class. In this class, athletes are coached through a total body athletic performance program specifically tailored to their sport and individual needs. This class will incorporate barbell lifts, velocity-based training, jump training and accessory work to create a balanced training program. We will also work to reinforce to what the athletes are doing at their high school to ensure we are only training in ways that foster continued improvements. 90 minutes. Sessions start at $28. Schedule a class.
This class is for athletes ages 8-12. In this class, participants will learn the fundamentals of running (proper posture, foot strike and arm swings), linear acceleration, deceleration and change of direction. They will also be exposed to multiple variations of movement patterns, such as jumping and crawling, which enhance total body strength, power and proprioception. 60 minutes. Sessions start at $15. Schedule a class.
Injury prevention classes
This 6-week program is designed to help athletes develop proper skills for reducing their risk of ACL and other sport-related injuries. This program targets youth and high school athletes, and includes a video analysis of jumping and landing patterns, individualized progressive strength training and education on proper warmup prior to training and competition. $250 for 12 sessions. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.
Overhead motions, such as pitching, throwing, serving, spiking and swimming, demand incredible control of the upper extremities. This 6-week program focuses on reducing the risk of shoulder, elbow and other sport-related injuries commonly seen in overhead athletes. Participants will learn and develop the proper skills and techniques to enhance their movements and improve their performance. Athletes who swim or play baseball, softball, volleyball or tennis can benefit from this program. $250 for 12 sessions. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.
Sustaining a concussion can be devastating to an athlete. This 6-week program, developed by sports medicine experts at The University of Kansas Health System, is designed for middle school and high school athletes who want to reduce their risk of concussion and improve sports performance. Participants will focus on agility, balance and reaction skills, neck and core muscle strength, vision training and spatial awareness. $250 for 12 sessions. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.
Whether the athlete's goal is to prolong their career, increase performance or simply play pain-free golf, training programs improve driver distance, clubhead speed, accuracy and reduce the rate of injuries sustained by golfers on all skill levels. The program includes a Titleist Performance Institute screening, K-Vest 3D motion swing analysis, personalized exercise routine and dynamic warmup routine. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.
- Evaluation: A one-time, 60-minute evaluation that includes a Titleist Performance Institute screening, K-Vest 3D motion swing analysis, personalized exercise routine and dynamic warmup routine. $99 for the evaluation. Call 913-239-0646 to schedule.
- Golf Specific Strength Training: Training sessions are designed to address individual areas of weakness and improve upon strengths as they relate to the golf swing. These classes will improve fitness and supplement your current golf routine. Sessions start at $25. Call 913-239-0646 for individual sessions.
Metabolic performance assessments
Metabolic performance testing, also known as VO2 max, measures the highest amount of oxygen your body uses during exercise, specifically at maximum exertion. A performance assessment includes a comprehensive evaluation by a trained professional. It identifies your baseline performance, ventilatory threshold and maximum heart rate response. It also provides recommendations for heart rate-based training thresholds and identifies benchmarks to enhance your training goals.
Sports nutrition consultations
Sports nutrition consultations are available for athletes interested in learning more about the benefits of proper nutrition. Consultations can be tailored to your individual goals and are conducted by a certified sports nutritionist. Call 913-574-4878 to schedule an appointment.
Meet the team
Will Arens, MEd, CSCS
Will has a master's degree in education and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is responsible for helping athletes of all ages achieve their goals. He focuses on correcting movement inefficiencies by addressing strength deficits, mobility and stability issues.
Fitness program and personal training instructor
Kelsey has a bachelor's degree in exercise science and kinesiology. She has worked in the fitness industry for 20 years. She is passionate about helping clients of all ages and fitness levels improve core strength and balance and reduce chronic pain. She specializes in biomechanical movement patterns, which allow people to move better, decrease pain from aging and injury and improve exercise results.
Ryan Sloop, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Program and facility coordinator
Ryan has a master's degree in advanced athletic training. He is a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He works with athletes of all ages and backgrounds. He also leads the golf fitness and injury prevention program. He is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) level 1-certified and K-vest level 1-certified.