Jeremy Allen, a NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, AFTA certified personal trainer, and SPARQ certified trainer, is an up and coming guru in the fitness industry. With an extensive background in athletics, he takes an extremely dynamic approach to his fitness career. He has taken the values and principles that he utilized during his athletic career and has successfully applied them to training. As an athlete and graduate of the University of Iowa, he was a fierce competitor in both football and track and field. During his tenure, he was All-Big Ten and All-American in both sports. He also held the University of Iowa School records in the shot put, 35 lb weight throw, vertical jump, squat, and 40 yard dash for a fullback. In 1998, he represented the United States in the World Junior Championships in France after being the U.S. Junior Champion in the discus. Year after year, Allen seemed to defy the norm with his rare combination of speed, power, explosiveness, and sheer determination. After a historic college career, Allen then went on to play in the NFL for two and a half seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, and the Rhein Fire (NFL Europe).
As a fitness professional, Allen runs boot camps, speed camps, teaches adult and child fitness courses, and personal trains throughout the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has trained amateur and professional athletes in the sports of football, soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, field hockey, track and field, lacrosse, and ice hockey. Allen's dynamic training approach not only helped elevate these athlete's physical abilities to the next level, but also gave them the option to be mentored by someone who has been in their shoes. What Allen does for his "general population" clientele is equally as methodical. He feels that people not only need structure, but motivation and accountability as well. According to Allen, he believes that training with a "teamwork" mindset will yield the best results. "Personal training is about working together to reach goals."
Allen believes that fitness is more than just a one hour a day, but a lifestyle. "Its something that you need to think about from the moment you wake up in the morning until the time you go back to sleep at night… it's your body, your mind, and your health…" Allen is so enthused about his occupation day after day because the window for growth is wide open. This is true not just for him, but for his clients as well. "People can always improve… Everyone needs to be challenged, that's what keeps us all going." In conclusion, innovation, dedication, and passion are what Allen's fitness training is built upon. Furthermore, he is confident that this mindset will not only continue to propel his vocational state, but also empower the society of which we all reside.