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Your Trusted and Experienced Sports Performance Specialists

Elevate Your Game with Elite! Take your athleticism to an Elite level at our Elite Sports Performance Centers in Foxboro and Stoughton, MA. Elite has a staff of highly-trained and experienced team of sports performance coaches dedicated to improving your athletic performance through proven training methods. Our personalized programs and expert coaching will improve your strength, speed, explosive power, core stability, and much more to enhance your performance in your sport. We assess and evaluate your current physical condition and abilities to design a sport-specific, individualized program based on your needs and goals. We offer programs for individual athletes or entire teams, and we welcome players of all ages, genders, and skill levels. For over 20 years, we’ve worked with thousands of athletes, from youth to Major League MVPs. Regardless of your level or goals, our mission at Elite Sports Performance & Physical Therapy is to maximize your athletic potential and performance through safe, effective training in a welcoming, supportive environment.

“I have been training at Elite for just over a year now and I can say that it has really changed my life for the better. Every single worker there wants to see you become the best you can. The atmosphere is just so supportive and uplifting it pushes you to be the best version of yourself. The training is personalized to you and your sport if you have one. This aspect has helped me improve my game immensely. My experience here has helped me build confidence not only in my game but in my daily life. I can say that deciding to train at Elite is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

-Emma Glaser, Senior at King Philip Regional HS, October 2020 at time of review (and currently playing basketball for Springfield College!)

 

 

Elite Sports Performance Coaches

PETER RAPPOLI, MS, CCS, CSCS

CO-OWNER / SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PERSONAL TRAINING

Peter is a co-owner of Elite Sports, Inc. and co-founder of the nationally recognized Elite Sports Fitness Boot Camp program. Peter has worked with several of Boston’s most legendary athletes, including American League MVP, Mo Vaughn, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jim Craig. He has also worked with Major League Baseball All-Stars including a Boston Red Sox MVP. In addition to working closely with the training staff of both the Boston Red Sox and the Anaheim Angels, Peter was the strength and conditioning coach for the Mo Vaughn, Trot Nixon, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Varitek Baseball Camps, as well as, Jim Craig’s Gold Medal Hockey School. He is currently the strength and conditioning coach for Dustin Pedroia’s Baseball Camp. Peter has worked as the strength and conditioning coach for Bryant University, Stonehill College, and Suffolk University. Peter has over 20 years experience as a full-time personal trainer and holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences. He also has an Associate’s degree in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Fitness. In addition, he holds a Career Diploma in both nutrition and fitness from Ashworth College. At Ashworth College, he was awarded the DETC (Distance Education Training Council) Outstanding Graduate of the year award.

Peter is certified as a personal trainer through ACSM, NCSF, AFAA, FRA, NCCPT, and IFA. He is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and NSPA, and a certified TRX instructor. He is also a member of the NSCA and on the advisory board for the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA).

To inquire about training with Pete, please contact us at 781-436-0391 or via email at info@elitefitcenter.com.

BEN GODIN, PT, DPT, SCS

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER / SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPIST /PERFORMANCE COACH

Ben joined the Elite team in 2010 after completing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons University. He worked as a Physical Therapist at Elite Health & Fitness Center from 2010-2013 prior to becoming the Clinic Director/General Manager of Elite's Foxboro facility, where he worked from 2013 to 2020. In 2020, he moved into a new role as Elite's Chief Operating Officer, in addition to continuing to treat patients and athletes. Prior to PT school, he earned his B.A. from Bates College, a certificate in health counseling from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and worked in business management. Ben has a strong clinical interest in sports injury and orthopedic rehabilitation, injury prevention, and sports performance training. He is a Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and an active member of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. He's also a Certified Champion Performance Specialist, certified in the use of the FMS and SFMA systems, and is a guest lecturer on sports injury rehabilitation at Simmons University. Most important, he is passionate about helping his patients get back to doing what they love to do! In his free time, Ben enjoys cycling and mountain biking, playing ice hockey and guitar, coaching youth soccer, and spending time with his family.

ALEXA GIARUSSO, BS, ACE

SPC Coach - STOUGHTON

Alexa grew up in a very small town, Barre, Ma. which led her to fall in love with sports at a young age. She was very active as a kid and played several sports in high school, which sparked her interest in fitness and training. While she played softball, ran track, and snowboarded, Alexa's favorite sport was always field hockey. She played for 9 years and played year round during my last 3 years of high school. She was an All-Star and was selected to go to the Shooting Stars field hockey tournament in Virginia during her senior year, as well as helping to lead her high school team to an undefeated regular season. She recently started coaching high school field hockey as well, and once again helped lead her team to an undefeated season in 2021! She continues to play field hockey in adult leagues as well. Alexa has always had a passion for working out and staying active, and her love for training in high school led her to becoming a certified personal trainer. She is very excited to help people of all ages and abilities improve their overall fitness and achieve their goals! Fun fact: She once met Shaq while she was working out!

DANNY RAMSEY, BS, CSCS

SPC Coach - STOUGHTON

Danny earned his BS in Exercise Science from Westfield State University in 2019 and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Danny also has experience as a rehabilitation technician where he worked with a wide range of patients. He is from Easthampton, MA where he grew up playing many team sports, including: AAU basketball and high school football. Danny found a passion for sports performance through transformation of his own athleticism. With doing so he found his love to apply this knowledge to all different types of athletes and clients. Outside of work Danny continues to stay active through his own sports training, participates in basketball leagues, and enjoys watching sporting events.

KATIE MCCARTHY, BS, CSCS

MANAGER OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE - FOXBORO

Katie originally joined the Elite team as an intern in the summer of 2015 and was hired as Sports Performance Coach at Elite in 2016. Katie earned her BS in Exercise Science at Colby-Sawyer College and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She was promoted to Manager of Sports Performance at Elite’s Foxboro facility, where she trains both athletes and adult clients. Katie played both soccer and basketball at Mansfield High School and was a four-year member of Colby-Sawyer’s Women’s Basketball team. She continues her love for the game through coaching both basketball and soccer at all age levels. Katie is passionate about sports performance and helping her training clients reach their full potential.

JAMES CUNEO, BS, CPT

SPC Coach - FOXBORO

James originally joined Elite's Foxboro team as an intern in Fall 2021 and was hired as a Sports Performance Coach in January following his internship. He recently earned his BS in Physical Education/Exercise Science from Bridgewater State University. James received his personal training certificate through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and has been training clients for over 2 years. He grew up in Norton, MA, and enjoys training and competing in powerlifting, as well as flag football. These interests led him to find a love for movement optimization, pushing himself and others to be the best they can be. He has worked with teens and athletes for several years in different camps and gyms, putting his skills to use facilitating exercise, designing programs, and helping athletes with their technique and form.

Committed to Developing Optimal Performance in Sports

In the words of Olympic gold medalist and long-time client of Elite Health and Fitness, Jim Craig, “Potential is just a word. It means nothing. You have to have the will, heart, desire, and determination.” Here at Elite, we’ve built our successful Athlete Training programs by coupling our highly-trained, dedicated fitness professionals with the hard work, commitment, and determination of our athletes and clients. Utilizing some of the best equipment available in a fun and supportive environment, we help athletes improve their performance by designing and coaching effective programs that increase strength, explosive power, speed, agility, and flexibility. We also help you develop dynamic balance, improve core stability, and reduce the risk of injury while training and playing. Our staff has worked with thousands of athletes, from youth to professional, in most major sports and some less common sports as well. We can help you prepare for the upcoming season or optimize your performance to maximize your potential.  Some of the sports we’ve assisted with overall conditioning include the following:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Wrestling
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Cross Country
  • Figure skating
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Cricket
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Your One-Stop Source for Fitness, Sports Performance, and Physical Therapy!