Sports Performance Training in Washington, D.C.

At Thesis, our sports performance training offers a tailored program meticulously crafted for athletes and high-achieving individuals. Our primary goal is to elevate their physical and mental abilities, all while prioritizing injury prevention and functional strength to help them achieve their utmost potential in peak performance.

Personalized Performance Athletic Training

Thesis's team of expertly-trained personal trainers and physical therapists are knowledgeable in countless different areas that can help you reach the athletic performance potential that you're aiming for. Whether you need to lean down, tone up, work on endurance, or work on a specific aspect of your sport, you can trust the personal trainers at Thesis to be there every step of the way to guide you and help you improve or maintain your preferred level of athletic performace.



One of our athletic performance trainers will meet with you to see where you're currently at with your athletic performance, discuss your medical history or any past injuries that they need to be aware of, and discuss what you're wanting to accomplish with sports performance training.


Next, your sports performance trainer will put together a personalized plan that's designed to help you reach your goals in a safe and healthy manner. They'll create a schedule for you of when you'll come into Thesis and what you can be doing at home to keep up your training.


Lastly, your athletic performance personal trainer will work directly with you each week, both in the gym and checking in with you through the Thesis Fit app outside of the gym to monitor how your training is going. Whenever anything needs to be adjusted, they'll be there to take care of it and encourage you every step of the way.


Personalize your training just for you and the sport in which you compete.

Work toward moving up in your sport, whether it's going from JV to varsity, high school to college, or training for a triathlon.

Gain the skills you need both physically and mentally to be a peak performer in your sport.

Increase your potential sports career longevity by learning the proper ways to train.


Personalized Nutrition Coaching in Washington, D.C.

Develop and maintain healthy eating habits through personalized guidance, education, and support.

Physical Therapy in Washington, D.C.

Personalized physical therapy sessions with trained professionals in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Stretch & Mobility Training in Washington, D.C.

Enhance your range of motion, flexibility, and overall mobility with the assistance of a trained professional and a customized stretching and mobility plan.

Although I have been a runner on and off for most of my life, I had never developed a sustainable strength training routine. As a real novice in the weight room, I wanted a personal trainer to teach me exactly what exercises to do and how to do them correctly. When researching options in DC, Thesis stood out with its 100% 5-star reviews. My experience at Thesis has lived up to the hype. I was honestly a little nervous after my first training session, thinking "What did I just sign up for?" But now 5 weeks in, I actually look forward to the workouts and I'm slowly building confidence in the gym.
Kristin Reinhard

Frequently Asked Questions

What is sports performance training?

Sports performance training at Thesis is a specialized regimen designed for athletes and high-performing individuals, aiming to enhance their physical and mental capabilities while focusing on injury prevention and functional strength to reach peak performance.

What is an example of sports performance training?

An example of sports performance training at Thesis is a custom program that integrates a blend of strength training and conditioning, alongside nutritional and supplement interventions, all designed to improve cognitive response times and tailored to an athlete’s specific sport, position, and personal goals, thereby enhancing their competitive edge.

Why is athlete performance training important?

Athlete performance training is crucial as it hones an athlete’s specific skills, enhances physical and cognitive abilities, and promotes injury prevention. At Thesis, we believe in its importance as it facilitates peak performance, increases endurance, and supports overall athletic career longevity.

How do sports performance training sessions differ from regular personal training sessions?

Sports performance training sessions at Thesis differ from weight loss or muscle-building personal training sessions by focusing specifically on improving an athlete’s sport-specific skills, cognitive response times, and resilience to injury. They use specialized techniques to optimize performance during competitions. These sessions use advanced conditioning techniques, nutrition interventions, and customized routines tailored to the demands of each athlete’s particular sport and position. 

Personal trainers cater to a more broad clientele, focusing on general fitness and overall health improvement. At Thesis, the key difference is the specialized and sport-specific focus of sports performance training, which aims to maximize an athlete's potential in their chosen field.

What age clients do you accept for performance athletic training?

Thesis takes pride in catering to a diverse clientele for athletic performance training, spanning from early teens, usually 13 years old, to professional athletes and active adults, who aim to increase or sustain their optimal physical and cognitive abilities.

Our services are designed to help our clients achieve and maintain their peak physical and cognitive abilities, regardless of their age or skill level. We understand that each individual is unique which is why our approach revolves around creating customized sports performance training programs to specifically target the needs and goals of each client.

For young athletes, we pay special attention to their developmental needs, ensuring that their training programs are not only effective but also safe and appropriate for their age. We recognize the importance of proper guidance and support during these formative years, and our programs are designed to foster their growth, skill acquisition, and love for their chosen sport.

We are committed to empowering all of our clients to reach their full potential, both on and off the field. We provide them with the tools, knowledge, and support they need to succeed in their athletic pursuit. If an athlete is working on recovering from an injury, ask about our physical therapy services and how they might be able to be combined with sports performance training. Our highly qualified trainers work closely with clients to foster a motivating, positive performance training experience.

What are the benefits of doing sports performance training?

Sports performance training at Thesis offers benefits such as improved athletic skill, enhanced physical strength and endurance, better cognitive response times, and reduced injury risk. Additionally, it can foster mental resilience, improve sports-specific skills, and contribute to overall performance optimization in an athlete’s chosen sport.

How do you train for athletic performance?

At Thesis, athletic performance is trained through a comprehensive, individualized approach that includes advanced strength and conditioning techniques, sports-specific drills, nutritional guidance, and cognitive training, all tailored to the athlete’s specific sport, position, and personal goals for optimal competitive advantage.

How does diet and nutrition affect sports training and performance?

Diet and nutrition are integral to training and performance at Thesis; a well-balanced diet fuels workouts, enhances recovery, and optimizes performance, while specific nutritional interventions can support cognitive function, improve energy efficiency, and help manage body composition to meet an athlete’s specific goals.

How long do the sports performance training sessions last?

Sports performance training sessions at Thesis typically last between 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the athlete’s specific program. These intensive, tailored sessions focus on optimizing each athlete’s performance and include strength and conditioning, skill development, and mobility and recovery strategies.

What sports can Thesis help someone train for?

Thesis caters to a diverse range of sports, providing tailored training programs for sports including but not limited to football, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, running, and swimming. Our highly skilled trainers develop customized regimens to enhance your sports-specific skills, physical strength, recovery protocol, and overall performance.

What You'll Find At Thesis

Cardio Area and Resistance Machines

At Thesis, you can find a wide range of cardio and resistance machines designed to enhance your cardiovascular fitness and cater to various muscle groups.

Free Weights and Functional Training Area

Thesis prides itself on its extensive collection of free weights, catering to those seeking versatile and functional strength training.

Open Mats for Stretching and Core Workouts

Before and after a good workout, make sure you take time to stretch out those muscles to help prevent soreness.

Locker Room

Keep your things safe and sound in your own private locker while you work out. Then enjoy a quick shower in our immaculately-clean showers before getting back to your busy day.

Member Lounge

Hang out in the lounge area at Thesis either before or after your workout. It's a great place to meet other people and enjoy a shake from our shake bar.

Physical Therapy Room

For anyone who needs a little help recovering from an injury, Thesis offers physical therapy services in this quiet, private physical therapy room.


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Why Thesis?

Treating our staff like valued experts instead of interchangeable parts, we attract, empower, and most importantly retain the best talent in the game. In ensuring a reliable, unparalleled experience

Anthony G.