Lincoln Railsplitter Athletics Strength & Conditioning is proud to partner with 734 Strength & Performance!
734 Strength & Performance, Ypsilanti’s foremost strength and conditioning training center, owned by Aaron Brewer (LHS Class of 2001), is the sole provider of customized sport performance programming for all Lincoln High School student athletes. The goal for this partnership is to add additional athletic value to each sport program that attends training sessions and therefore to Lincoln Athletics as a whole. Lincoln High School Athletic Director Chris Westfall states:
We chose 734 Strength because of their commitment to the Lincoln community. It was important to us to find coaches that understand our place and our students, and with Aaron Brewer and Eric Santure we found transformative leaders. They will not only grow our program through strength, speed, and flexibility training but also reinforce important goals of character, accountability, and work ethic. This is a huge win for our Lincoln athletes.
The 734 Strength & Performance approach to training is to build “whole athletes.” This approach emphasizes increased general athleticism through sport-specific strength and conditioning, as well as speed and agility training. In addition, supplemental athlete programming such as performance nutrition education, goal setting, mindfulness training and yoga is available through the 734 Strength team of professionals.
Railsplitter Roots: Owner Aaron Brewer
734 Strength & Performance (734 Strength) is a strength and conditioning center located in nearby Ypsilanti Township. The 734 Strength owner and operator, Aaron Brewer, was a standout athlete at Lincoln High School in the early 2000s, winning a state championship for the 2000 Railsplitters in track and field (4x200m relay) and contributing to SEC Championships in both basketball and track and field in 2001. Brewer went on to compete in track and field collegiately at Saginaw Valley State University, where he earned a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. After completing a Master’s Degree in Human Performance & Injury Prevention as well as over 14 years of working with athletes in a variety of training settings, Brewer is excited to be returning back to his roots. Brewer states:
As a former student athlete at Lincoln, this is very near and dear to my heart. I am beyond honored and excited to provide Lincoln’s current student athletes with this opportunity. Not only will this type of training increase their power, speed, strength and agility in order to make them more successful athletes, but our dedicated staff is committed to make them strong and successful leaders outside of the athletic arena one day.
Transforming Teams: Coach Kelsey Auchmuty
What drives my passion:
I love the atmosphere and excitement of high school sports and at Lincoln that spirit is higher than most other schools I have been involved with.
My own high school did not have the resources to provide my team with strength and conditioning and it frustrated me. Here at Lincoln, I strive daily to provide these athletes with an opportunity I did not have in high school. I also want to provide these athletes with resources not only related to strength training, but also nutrition and overall wellness.
Teaching Lincoln athletes the importance surrounding health and physical activity will hopefully follow them throughout their lives, and possibly rub off on those around them. All in all, I just want to provide a safe and inviting environment for every person that walks through my weight room door.
Personal sport experience:
-Played volleyball and track throughout middle and high school.
-Currently competes in CrossFit and Olympic Lifting competitions.
Career/coaching related experience:
-Degree in Sport Performance and a minor in Fitness Entrepreneurship from EMU.
-Coached middle school track for 2 years and high school track for 3 years.
-Worked as a mentor for high school girls at Future Coaches Camp of EMU.
-Currently Coach CrossFit at 734 Strength & Performance.
-Multiple years of personal training for high school athletes.
-Participant in the International Youth Conditioning Association.
Community Involvement: A Movement in Splitter Nation
Started in 2017, all of Splitter Nation is invited to become Splitter Strong with 734 Strength & Performance. Athletic Director Westfall states:
While our vision is to provide a unifying program to all athletes across our Athletic Department, we also see an outreach to our community as well. We hope to grow programming to all ages and increase health and wellness across the Splitter Nation.
Part of the partnership with 734 Strength & Performance is to establish fitness-related programming for adults & youth through Lincoln Community Education. 734 Strength already does adult and youth group training successfully at its home location. More information will be released in the coming weeks as classes are formed for the public.
Be sure to continue to follow SplitterNation and now 734 Strength & Performance on social media for daily updates and to take a behind-the-scenes look at what makes your athletes Splitter Strong.
Coach Kelsey Auchmuty: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Brewer: email@example.com
734 Strength Website: http://734strength.com/