ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT Methodology, explained.

Performance programming is based on a 6 pillar training system in which there are 3 phases of development. This system will help develop athletic ability and provide the foundation to be a healthy athlete for life.

6 pillars.

A performance baseline is established to measure results and proper progression through the phases.

Learn how to locate trigger points, soft tissue restrictions within the body and self-treat.

Learn proper dynamic warm-up, movement preparation and neural activation to ready the body for activity.

Learn proper mechanics for linear and multi-directional movement to increase speed

Learn to correctly execute movement patterns and lifts that are fundamental to strength and power.

Learn how to develop proprioceptive awareness to maintain proper pelvic and scapular alignment during activity improving body awareness and reducing likelihood of injury.

3 phases.

Novice Athlete:
This phase serves as the introduction to the pillars and the development of movement awareness and a fundamental understanding of technique.

Developing Athlete:
In this phase the athlete develops a progressive understanding of the pillars and the ability to execute technique properly with cueing from a coach.

Elite Athlete:
When an athlete reaches this phase they have an edge over the competition. They possess the skill to self-treat joint restrictions and locate and release trigger points that impact performance. They have the ability to execute technique and movement skills with precision and do not need cueing from a coach. Their training is often specific to their sport and they’ve been developed to excel.


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“As a practicing physician, the training fundamentals that I’ve learned at Studio Revolution have not only been transformative personally but also informed the way I advise my patients. The emphasis on functional fitness and strict attention to proper form has improved my day-to-day quality of life from the outset and has allowed me to avoid the injuries that so often plague middle-aged trainees. This has translated to much safer and effective fitness advice that I’ve provided to my often very chronically ill patients.”

Dr. Samsher Sonawane

“I was fortunate to be introduced to Studio Revolution and their team through a friend. After a long professional soccer career, my body was struggling to do simple athletic tasks. I had almost accepted the fact that playing pick-up soccer or basketball games was no longer possible for me. Golf was even starting to be a struggle. As a 35-year-old ex-athlete, this was a hard reality to swallow, physically and mentally. However, Richard, Jeff and their staff have been nothing short of amazing in their work and commitment to my needs.   They have completely transformed the way my body feels and operates by combining a personalized physiotherapy process with a progressive strength-training program. The results were almost instantaneous. To be physically active again is not only a huge boon for my physical health, but perhaps greatest for my overall happiness.”

William Hesmer, ex-professional MLS athlete

“I have been a client of Studio Revolution for the past 4 years, and it has made a positive difference in my exercise/work-out routine. Like most people, I have choices in where I work-out. I have been a happy client at SR because my training program is tailored to my personal needs and guided by experienced, professional trainers. I am in better shape today than I was 5 years ago, and I am confident my time and investment at SR are the reasons why.”

Scott Custer, CEO, Yadkin Bank

“Studio Revolution is a one-stop shop. Without them I would not be a reigning Xterra National champion in my age group. They are caring professionals working as a team to help improve my performance and health. I appreciate the fact that my strength coach and physical therapist work together, observing my training, to make me the best athlete that I can be. As a coach, I encourage my athletes to also take advantage of their team of experts. Thank you SR for making this year such a success”

Margo Pitts, Founder & Head Coach of B3 Triathlon

“I truly appreciate the approach demonstrated by the training staff at Studio Revolution. They pay close attention to form ensuring you make progress toward your goals without risking injury. I’ve worked with great trainers in Dallas and in New York City – and the quality of the training at Studio Revolution is as good as it gets. Raleigh is lucky to have a training facility of this caliber.”

Teri Hires
Jeff Vajay, PT

Jeff Vajay, PT.

We consider Jeff to be one of the leading physiotherapist in North Carolina. His vision of a premiere training facility in Raleigh, his skillset, and his passion aligned perfectly with the aims of Studio Revolution. Jeff quickly made himself an integral part of the team, becoming the head of Physiotherapy and Performance at Studio Revolution in addition to providing functional physiotherapy, maintenance, and sports performance therapy. Read More

Ben Codispoti


After a career-ending ACL injury while playing Division 1 football at East Carolina University, Ben refocused his ambition on sports performance, with the aim of developing athletes and preventing injuries. As a young ex-collegiate athlete, He excels in these areas and also experiences immense fulfillment from working with ex-athletes that have sacrificed movement and exercise in their lives because of a previous sports injury or being overwhelmed by their career. Read More