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You don’t need to be an athlete to workout at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center.

Our fitness and exercise specialists provide expert guidance to anyone. Whether you want to start exercising for the first time, are coming back to the gym after a break or are looking to advance your fitness safely, you can come train with us.

About fitness services

All our fitness and exercise programs are rooted in corrective exercise. Corrective exercise is a technique that examines your movement patterns, balance, posture and strength. It is a relatively new way to assess and train.

If you are in good health, a corrective exercise program can help you lose weight and get stronger. If you have a health challenge, we can help you recover functionality and feel better. The benefits for everyone include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased stability and balance
  • Increased coordination
  • Increased strength

Fitness offerings

  • Anyone can get expert 1-on-1 personal training guidance at the sports performance location, regardless of athletic ability. All our fitness and exercise specialists are nationally certified and train using corrective exercise. Participants will begin with a biomechanical assessment to help the trainer design a program specifically to their needs and goals. The trainer will provide 1-on-1 instruction, including proper form and execution of each exercise to maximize fitness results.

  • 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.

    Our specialists can design a program that will decrease stress on your body and reduce the risk of future injuries. Your program will be highly customized.

    This all starts with a free biomechanical assessment with one of our fitness and exercise specialists.

  • Ages 18 and up. Sessions are 60 minutes. LIFT-FIT class offers instruction in performing compound barbell movements and accessory work to improve total body strength, including velocity-based training, jumps, sled pushes and pulls, med ball throws and cardiovascular training. Goals are to improve overall strength and hypertrophy (muscle growth), increase calorie burn and improve general fitness. This high-energy class allows members of all ages and experience levels to participate and work to their comfort level.

  • 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.

To schedule a free assessment, email sportsperformance@KUMC.edu or call 913-239-0646.

Any issues identified in the assessment will be addressed in a training plan. If you’re interested in working with us on that plan, you’ll be given purchase options. Each person will have a customized number of sessions. Additionally, you could participate in our group classes.

Why choose us

All our fitness and exercise specialists are nationally certified and provide training based in corrective exercise. Our training is held at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Overland Park. This is a multidisciplinary building. You’ll have easy access to other services, like nutrition and physical therapy if you need them.

The center also has state-of-the-art equipment. For example, we don’t just look at how much weight you can lift. We have EliteForm® velocity-based training to examine your speed and velocity while lifting to maximize your results. We also have a movement screening system and VO2 max screening.

Most important, we have top-notch safety. We want to see you progress in your fitness journey, but we will always make sure you do that in a way that prioritizes your health and minimizes any chance of injury.

Meet the team

Roger Allen profile

Roger Allen III, CSCS

Strength and athletic development supervisor

Roger is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He was a 2-time All-American as an offensive lineman in college and played for 5 years in the NFL. He also has been a performance coach at Baylor and strength and conditioning coach at the University of Kansas. He is excited to help athletes discover their potential and reach levels of performance they never knew were possible.

Kelsey Ngeh

Kelsey Ngeh

Corrective exercise and fitness supervisor

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

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-2 fitness and level-2 power certified, and level-1 K-vest certified.

Fitness location

  • Sports Medicine Overland Park
    1. Sports Medicine and Performance Center
    • 8302 W. 125th St.
    • Overland Park, KS 66213
    • Mon 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Tues 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Wed 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Thur 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Sat Closed -
    • Sun Closed -
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