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Luis Velez

Athletic Trainer I Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Health and Lifestyle coaches, Medical Professionals

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Luis is only 8 articles away to achieve WatchFit’s official Contributor badge for publishing 8 high quality articles in the last 12 months.
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  • Hickory, NC, United States
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About me
Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Lenoir-Rhyne College
Master of Arts in Education with a Health and Exercise Science Concentration from Furman University

Current Occupation:
Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Adjunct Professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University

Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at SouthSide Power & Fitness, LLC

Director of Luis Velez Speed and Conditioning Academy, LLC

Creator and Instructor of
Velezercise and Bears of Summer Fitness Boot Camp

I work with athletes in prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injuries as well as consulting with coaches about strength and conditioning programs at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. I currently serve as Strength and Conditioning Coach for L-R Men's Basketball to compliment my primary role as Athletic Trainer. I have also designed and conducted workouts for the baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s lacrosse teams on campus. I train adolescent and college athletes with programs that incorporate core, calisthenics, weight training, agility, quickness, plyometrics, and interval training. I also conduct a Speed and Conditioning Academy for young athletes in the Catawba Valley as well as the Bears of Summer Fitness Boot Camp for Lenoir-Rhyne athletes every summer. I also serve as an adjunct professor in the School of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science at L-R. I have spoken on Core and Calisthenics Training at various professional conferences with audiences including athletic trainers, physical therapists, physical education teachers, and coaches. Luis has also written articles published on WatchFit and in Training & Conditioning Magazine.
My philosophy on training includes:
• Technique first
• Start simple and progress as tolerated
• The Core is the foundation to successful physical activity
• Large muscle groups and multi-joint exercise is more functional and efficient
• No time for standing around during a workout… while one muscle group is resting another is working

A group fitness class that integrates quick feet aerobics using the jump rope, step, cones, and agility ladder with core and calisthenics exercises in intervals. This workout is progressive using the above philosophy. YOU WILL SWEAT!!!

To learn more and see video footage check out these Social Media Links:
Velezercise on YouTube:
Follow @GetQuicker on Twitter and @Velezercise on Instagram
Request to join Velezercise on Facebook
Like Luis Velez Speed and Conditioning Academy on Facebook
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  • Spencer Kilby

Luis is an amazing trainer! Without him I wouldn't have been in shape for this past football season. Highly recommend

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