Who We Are
Nate Jugenitz is founder of Nate's Premium Athletes, who specialize in developing physical abilities of elite athletes from an array of different sports. Nate was born in Chicago, but traveled down south to get his B.S. in Kinesiology at The University of Texas at Austin, where the roots of N.P.A. were born. Along with playing Rugby for UT, Nate had a passion to stay on the cutting edge of human performance. While attending UT, he was able to gain crucial experience both in the classroom and in between classes being able to contribute to several successful teams' strength & conditioning programs. To conclude his degree at UT, Nate was blessed to come back to Chicago in May 2006 and begin an intensive work internship for Rusty Jones, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of The 2006 NFC Champion Chicago Bears. While working at Halas Hall, Nate was able to have a "hands on" experience of what it takes to be successful at the highest level of competition. After working for Rusty, Nate jumped into the training athletes at Get Fast, Inc. After working with hundreds of athletes, Nate knew that he could bring an edge that other programs just didn't have, and after some trials, N.P.A. opened up in Schaumburg, IL in 2009, and Nate has been dedicated to his athletes and their success on and off the field ever since. When it comes to sports performance training, Nate is determined to "change the game." He is dedicated to an evolving training ideology that drives to always improve, just like his athletes.
Bryan Hanson's Bio
Bryan Hanson equals Beast Mode. He will be the first one to challenge the athletes he is training, from dead lifting over 500lbs. to racing them in a 40 yard sprint. He has over 5 years of experience training competitive athletes in the Midwest. Bryan graduated with a B.S. in exercise science/kinesiology. One of Bryan’s specialties is his enhanced knowledge & comprehension of sports injuries in competitive athletes. Bryan brings an expertise in traditional training, as well as his relentless search of the latest functional sports performance exercises. Bryan’s true passion is helping athletes and clients alike reach their greatest potential, both physically and mentally. Bryan currently runs the Schaumburg NPA location, where he is dedicated to creating “Game Changers.”
Matt Smith's Bio
Matt Smith equals Hard Work. Matt has been with NPA since the very beginning. Although he is supervisor and exclusively training at the Saint Charles location, he has been training competitive athletes with NPA since 2008. Matt trains with a tenacity that other trainers will never attain. He pushes athletes to a level that they often have never experienced. He holds every athlete he trains to the same standard he sets for himself, which allows his athletes to get the highest physical and mental results that they can. Matt has a very functional training ideology, which he is always thinking "outside the box" to stay on the forefront of the Sports Performance training game. Matt loves the outdoors and staying active through biking, running, & kayaking, and is currently making athletes into "Game Changers" at the Saint Charles location.