Epic Athletic Center Reviews

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“I can’t express enough the impact Joe has had on my career and life. The summer I spent training under his guidance was the most valuable training experience I’ve ever had and completely changed my career. Since that time I continue to communicate with him on a regular basis for advice on training and diet. He is the best mind I have come across terms of baseball performance training”.

Ryan Court - Athlete, Seattle Mariners

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“I began training with Joe my junior year of high school and continued to come back every offseason in college. Now as a professional, nothing has changed with my dependence on Epic to help maximize my performance on the field. Instead of just giving me a list of exercises to do, Joe makes sure each drill is performed correctly and explains how it will translate to my on field performance. Most importantly I am taking with me a greater understanding of how to keep myself prepared throughout the year. I begin every season with complete confidence that I am at my peak physical condition and Joe helps me get there.”

Michael Katz - 1st Team All-American Baseball

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In five years of working with my son, Joe and Brandon have always addressed more than just strength and athleticism; they've also focused on nutrition and hydration, recovery and sleep, and motivation. My son's training program is safe and customized--he spent more than a year developing core strength before he lifted his first weight. This focus on proper technique provided the foundation for incremental improvements in overall strength and throwing velocity and, perhaps most importantly, has kept him injury free and allowed him to pursue his goals on the field.

Al D. - Father Of 1st Team All Met Athlete

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“Joe Helisek has been a tremendous resource to my three baseball playing sons. He brings a level of knowledge and expertise on baseball-specific total body well-being that is unique. I have had the opportunity to interact with strength and conditioning guys from top D1 programs and even those who work with professional athletes, and I’ve never seen such a great integration of strength work, flexibility, nutrition, injury management and mental preparation that I have seen with Joe. He is also someone that young men respect and feel very comfortable with based on his ability to connect with them and show quick results. I can’t say enough about what a fabulous resource Joe has been to our family in helping my boys succeed at the High School, College and International levels of baseball.”

Dave M. - Parent

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“Joe Helisek and the staff at Epic Training were instrumental in my son’s success athletically. The transformation from the first assessment until he left for college was significant. Epic was able to take a good athlete, and turn him into a more powerful, flexible and quicker athlete. Epic is an intense training system with proven results. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to take their athleticism to the next level.”

Ken B. - Father Of Division 1 Ivy League Pitcher

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“My son, Bobby Lam, suffered a torn meniscus and was out of football for an entire season and most of the basketball season. Surgery was a success, 100 percent, but to be on crutches followed by an extended recovery, was a journey my son, and our entire family, had never taken and one that took its toll. And for an active, athletically-minded young man, it was indeed a challenge. But Bobby managed his way through the recovery and emerged surgically-fit but certainly not in shape; in fact, he lost weight and strength. He still had his self-confidence and an intellect that kept him heading in the right direction. But he wanted total recovery…in fact, not just recovery, but excellence in his physical well being. He had much to prove regarding rebounding and excelling. Enter EPIC, a physical training program that goes beyond…

When we enrolled Bobby in EPIC we did not understand the full scope of the program. Yes, physical training was present. You could easily see that from the facility. We did not know the coaches…what an impact they make! We did not see what we initially thought were unintended consequences but later realized were part of the program…the further building of confidence, the maturing process, the focus on health and wellness, not just gaining weight and strength. All-in-all Epic is a program of physical and mental excellence that will surpass any short-term timelines. This program will certainly help Bobby in his young adult life if not longer. The discipline, the healthy diet, the positive can-do attitude and a sense of responsibility to himself will carry-forward for a long time to come.

So what are the ingredients? Attitude, confidence, desire and tenacity from the student. From the program…well, it hard to say. Yes, facility and trainers are important. But just how Joe and Brandon make this happen, I’m not quite sure. It is like the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. It is treating the program as a journey versus an outcome. It is about developing relationships of trust, with others and with yourself. I guess you just need to talk to Joe and Brandon.”

Bob L. - Parent

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“Joe Helisek and Epic Training have been a great influence on our two sons, Ben and Owen. Not only has Joe done an outstanding job in training them to be much stronger and faster athletes, but he also encourages them to live healthy lives and do well in school. In his first meeting with Ben he emphasized the importance of good grades to help get noticed by college coaches. Having now been through the college recruiting process with Ben, there is no doubt in our minds that his grades and test scores were as important as his playing ability and his strength and speed on the field. Joe has been a very positive influence on Ben and Owen and has a great rapport with the boys.”

Nancy S. - Parent

Personal Training Reston

The gold standard of training.

I've trained with several commercial gym trainers over the course of several years, and they just don't come close to Brandon and Joe. These guys are true specialists at identifying movement patterns and correcting weaknesses that get in the way of building strength and functional fitness. They will work with you to understand your goals, then craft a training plan to get visible and measurable results.

They work with all age groups, and ability levels. I'm a 52-year old woman with decent fitness, but needed to improve my functional fitness and strength. My expectations have been far surpassed. I'm stronger, more functional, and whereas I used to have thinning bones, my bone density is now high.

With Brandon's help, I have overcome weaknesses I've had my whole life - and which no previous trainer has attempted to correct.

As long as you're willing to come and do the work, Joe and Brandon will lead you to better fitness. It will be impossible for you not to succeed.

Joe and Brandon are also very client focused. They care about your success, and will be an excellent partner in your fitness journey.

They are very reasonably priced, and you will get far more than you bargained for. Excellent investment in your future.

Paula S.

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