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Upcoming Events

  1. Appalachian Team Championships 2018

    May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Viking Summer Raid Weekend 2018

    July 7 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Teen Nationals

    July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. America’s Strongest Viking 2018

    September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. A Viking Halloween 2018

    November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Viking Performance Training LLC is Morgantown’s first true elite world-class strength and conditioning fitness center available to all athletes, strength athletes, and anyone looking to reach their maximal potential- whether with strength or general fitness.  Opened by former West Virginia University strength coach Jerry Handley, coaches have worked directly with Division I athletes, professional sport draft picks, Olympians, and more- such as national-level mixed martial artists, boxers, powerlifters, and strongman competitors.

Gage Swartz great power positionLocated at 139 Greenbag Road in Morgantown, WV (beside GoodYear Tire), trainees at Viking Performance Training will get individualized, specific training programs targeting their specific fitness goals and their needs. Each program will be tailored specifically to the sport (for athletes) or specific goals (for fitness or health trainees).  For athletes the program will be based on the athlete’s position and role on the team, their goals, as well as individual body types and responses to training- there will be no generic cookie-cutter programs. We have never seen a Division I athlete succeed or an athlete qualify for the Olympics without an individualized approach, so it’s Viking Performance Training’s guarantee that every athlete which trains with Viking Performance Training will get the same high-quality, specific training.

Viking Performance Training (VPT) is home to the best gym collection of strongman, powerlifting, and weightlifting equipment- as competitors in these sports know, the quality and variety of equipment makes a huge impact on the level of preparedness achieved!  VPT is also home to Team VPT, a collection of highly competitive athletes across multiple disciplines all looking for the same thing- to Make Their Ancestors Proud.

Elite Sports Performance…



Olympic Weightlifting…

Strength Matters.  Excuses Don’t. (quote courtesy of Mouser Strength Dynamics)


“The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and insignificant is energy – invincible determination – a purpose once fixed and then death or victory.” – Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

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