Last summer we started a 10-Week Soccer Training Program for ages 9-18. The session were held at the Field of Dreams in Massapequa. The feedback that we received from the community was great. The kids and parents learned a ton, worked hard and had a great time in the process. Our program included strength training, speed, agility, plyometrics, running mechanics, and conditioning. Starting on Tuesday, March 31st we will be starting the training program again and this time it will be a 14-week program! You can call AFTLI directly to reserve your spot today.
When you put in the time to have a great off season it all pays off. That’s whats happening to Farmingdale States pitcher Matt Seelinger. Matt has been training with us for two years now and as a freshman last year he made great strides as a starting pitcher for the Rams as they went on to win another conference championship. This off season it was Matt’s goal to not only become the Rams number once ace but to be dominating the competition. Right from the end of the season Matt was in the gym hitting the weights hard. He gained 15Lb’s of muscle and become much more explosive. As camp began for the Farmingdale State Rams Matt was eager to show his coaches and teammates that he was ready to dominate. The other day the rams had there first scrimmage of the year and Matt got the call to start. Although he only pitched one inning it was his best outing yet. Matt through consistently at 88-89 MPH and on one pitch hit 93 MPH. All of those numbers are a drastic increase from his pitch speed last year. As Matt and the Rams start there season we are all excited to see how great of a season Matt will have. Keep up the great work Matt we are all very proud to see all the hard work that you put into the off season paying off so far.
Congratulations to Andrew Rakitsis on winning the 195Lb Nassau County Championship this weekend. Andrew who wrestles for Plainedge High school won by pinning his opponent. At one point in the match Andrew was down 7-2 and battled his way back. Once his opponent reached for a move Andrew was able to reverse it and pin him for the victory. Andrew has been training with us since he was 10 years old. Andrew has come a long way from being a timid child to a beast on the mat and an outstanding young man off it.. Other Wrestlers to place from Plainedge High school are John Gullo 4th place,Anthony Locricio 4th place, Ben Re 6th place and Ryan Coder 6th place. Congratulations to Andrew and his teammates on a great season. Best of luck to Andrew as he heads up to Albany for the state wrestling tournament next week.
We would like to wish good luck to our very own Liz Keller and John Dunlop as they compete in Flex in the city tomorrow morning. Flex in the city is one of the premier Crossfit competitions in the New York state area. Throughout the competition there will be two strength complex as well as two conditioning complex. Each competitor on the team will get a score on each lift and at the end of the competition each persons score will be added together to create a team score. The highest overall score wins Flex in the city. John and Liz are not only lifting partners, they are life partners. John asked for Liz’s hand in marriage last April and they will be getting married the summer of 2016. They are an inspiration to us all both in the gym and in life. Good luck you two, we know you will make us proud.
Starting today here at AFTLI we will be selling the newest high quality natural supplements. We will be selling whey up, which is our high quality whey protein, Skinny R you,which the most effective weight loss supplement that helps control appetite and food cravings, ZMA that supports muscle growth and strength as well as great support for your energy cycle and ATP, Transcend, which reduces pain resulting from over-exertion and or stress, Joint Health, which is an excellent nutrient for bone and joint health, Strength and Energy that improves your energy level and endurance, our Basic Multi vitamin, our Essential EFA’s that improves circulation and cardiovascular health and our Superior C which is the highest quality vitamin C which supports your immune system and is a great anti-oxidant. Our first customer of our whey protein is Ralph Carrozza. Ralph has been training with us for over 3 years now and is so excited to see how his strength and power will grow with his new high quality whey protein.
Congratulation to Stephanie Viggiano on being named to the preseason all MAAC girls softball team. Steph, who led the Siena Saints in both hits and batting average last season is expected to be a major contributor to the Saints up coming season. Stephanie’s team was also recognized as Siena College was picked to finish 5th in the MAAC preseason poll. Last year the Saints had there first winning season since 1988 and there most wins(29) in school history. Stephanie has been training with us here at AFTLI since she was 9 years old. She has always been striving to be the best softball player she can be at the highest level. We are all very proud to see her get the recognition as a fantastic softball player we always knew she was. Great job ladies and good luck on the up coming season. GO SAINTS!!!
Everyone here at Athletic and Fitness Trainers of Long Island would like to wish our client Marvin Mervilous the best of luck on his tryout for the Arena league football team, the Philadelphia Soul. On Saturday January 31st Marvin will be heading down to Philadelphia for the Souls open tryout. He will be tested in the 40 yard dash, the short shuttle drill and wide receiver specific drills to show the coaches he has what it takes to be a big time threat in the arena league. Marvin played college football at Valdosta State University and Pace University. Marvin has been training with us for over a year now and has made gains both in his strength, speed and conditioning. At 6’5 225 Marvin is a mountain of a man who has fantastic hands which he will demonstrate at his tryout. Marvin is also a hard working man who works long hours at South Oaks Hospital and still manages to get all of his training in. Good luck Marvin we are all very proud of you, show them what your made of!
Congratulations to the girls U-11 Starbursts soccer team on finishing their season undefeated. The girls finished in first place in there LIJSL division. There only blemish on the season was a tie during the middle of the year giving them a final record of 8-0-1. The Starbursts have been doing team training with us Thursday evenings here at AFTLI to work on both speed and agility as well as strength and conditioning. The girls have been working super hard and they continue to get better every session. Great job girls, your hard work in the gym has paid off with a great season. We are proud of you girls!
Congratulations to Delaney Lenaghan on being named one of the 40 semifinalists from Long Island and one of 300 nationally. Delaney has been working 9-5 at the Feinstein Institute at North Shore LIJ for the past two summers to help her the her research on type two diabetes. The Intel Science Talent Search is the nations most prestigious pre-college science competition. Delaney, who is a senior at St. Anthony High school is not only a fantastic student she is also a phenomenal athlete. Last year she played on the St.Anthony girls lacrosse team which is one of the top high school girls lacrosse team in the Northeast. Delaney is such an amazing person and we are all very proud of what she has accomplished both on and off the field. Keep up the great work and good luck with the rest of the Intel Science Talent Search. We are proud of you girl, and know you will go far in this world. Keep it up!
Special congratulations to member Hasan Chambers, runningback/kick returner of the Valley Stream South Eagles! Hasan made a big step this year from playing at the Junior Varsity level to being moved up to the Varsity level in only his Sophomore season! Hardwork and dedication continues to pay off for this young man. Going into his junior year Hasan is expected to be top rotation at tailback and starter on kick return. Hasan will continue to exceed expectations as college coaches are now contacting and watching him play, only hoping to have him play on their team in the future. Keep up the great work Hasan. The sky is the limit for you bud.