MEET THE TEAM

Sam Barr
Owner/Head Coach

Sam summarizes his life with three words...Faith, Family, and Fitness.

Sam has a B.S. in Fitness Management from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and a Professional Member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).  He is listed on the U.S. Registry of Exercise Professionals, is a graduate of the IHRSA Institute for Professional Club Management, and has over 22 years of experience in the fitness industry.

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One thing he's learned after all these years...there's a lot more to learn.  So, he keeps at it.  Sam regularly attends state and national conferences and completes Continuing Education Units through the NSCA all in an effort to keep up with the most recent research and training methods.  He takes that knowledge and incorporates it into his evidence-based approach to strength and conditioning.  Most recently, he attended the 2021 Coaches Conference where he dialed in on athlete monitoring and practical approaches to common sports nutrition issues.

From high school, college, and professional athletes to university presidents and school teachers, Sam has worked with a lot of people in his career.  All with one goal in mind...to help them maximize their potential!

What does all this mean for you?  Not too much, unless you're ready to maximize yours.

Are You Ready?

 
Ann Doty Koppenhaver
Performance Coach
Ann Doty Koppenhaver

Ann Doty Koppenhaver (Coach K) is a 2003 Graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. While there, she earned multiple track and field honors, including PA State medalist in the Triple Jump and 2003 District 9 record holder in the Triple Jump.

Ann graduated from Bucknell University in 2007 where she was a 5 time Patriot League champion in the Triple Jump. She is now the mother of two awesome kids, a Registered Nurse, and serves as a Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at PAHS.

Coach K is also a co-founder of Miles for Smiles; a local cleft lip palate support and scholarship foundation. She loves adrenaline rushes and anything outdoors with her kids.

 
Makena Nesbitt
Youth Performance Coach
Makena Nesbitt

Makena Nesbitt is an NCAA Division I Pole Vaulter at Robert Morris University. She is currently pursuing a biology degree with a pre-med concentration and a minor in chemistry. She loves working with children and plans to attend medical school to become a pediatrician.

 

Makena graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 2020, where she maintained her spot on the high honor roll, was named 2019 Homecoming Queen, and holds the current school record in the Pole Vault. She also won two District Championship titles in the 2019 Spring Track and Field Season. Most importantly, as an SBSC athlete since her junior year in high school, she comes in every day with a smile and the positive attitude of a champion.

Leah Miller
Performance Coach (Intern)

Leah Miller is a Junior at Chestnut Hill College earning a B.S. in Exercise Science. She is an NCAA Division II basketball player well on her way to a 1,000 point career and is on both the academic and athletic honor rolls.

Leah has a drive to push herself with the ambition to help others do the same. She believes in the power of hard work and dedication to achieve any dream. She is starting the internship program at SBSC to help all incoming athletes reach their full potential both in the gym…and in life!

 
Matt Blose
Performance Coach (Intern)

Matt Blose had a dream…to play Division 1 tennis. So, he joined his high school team and started a journey. A journey that led him to states 3 years in a row and a 5th place finish in the state his senior year. In the Fall of 2018, Matt signed on with Mount Aloysius College (D3) where he set a record for the most wins in a single season and led the team to the conference championship.

In the Spring of his sophomore year, he was presented with the chance to play at the D1 level. Then COVID hit. Matt, however, seized the opportunity to focus, train, learn, and get better. He also reached out and became an SBSC athlete. He knew the road from D3 to D1 would be rough, but he stepped up and attacked every training assignment with the heart of a warrior.

Matt is currently an NCAA Division 1 tennis player at Saint Francis University. He has experienced the result of careful planning, consistent training, and hard work.

In fact, he’s developed a passion for it. It’s this passion and experience that Matt brings to the SBSC Team. He’s ready. Are you?

 
            SPORTS PERFORMANCE

 

Take the guesswork out of your work!

We'll help you develop the biomotor abilities specific to your chosen sport so you can get to the next level!

  • Speed

  • Strength

  • Power

  • Agility

  • Endurance

Train smart. Train hard. Let's do this!

            ADULT FITNESS

 

The sport of life has no offseason and everyone who trains to live an active life and perform their best is an athlete.

Discover what you can achieve and perform better doing the things you want.

With the right program, motivation, and accountability, you can be confident in how you look and perform everyday.

We'll integrate nutrition and lifestyle, movement, mobility, strength & stamina to help you be your best!

            NUTRITION

 

Research shows that the combination of exercise and proper nutrition is over 400% more effective than exercise alone at taking off and keeping off unwanted pounds.

For the competitive athlete, performance-based nutrition is a critical element of success. 

Check out What We Do for more details.