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Since opening the doors of Viking Performance Training in 2014, #VikingTrained programs and staff have coached numerous kids and adults of all ages, all types, all backgrounds- team and individual High School State Championships, National Champions, professional athletes, and world championship competitors.  Many committed athletes have made their first varsity team, while over a MILLION DOLLARS in scholarship money has been earned. The best part? – The confidence and price that has been earned by the athletes and clients. Nothing beats that.

Jerry Handley Owner and Head Coach – Viking Performance Training LLC CSCS, SCCC, Barwis Methods Master Performance Coach M.S., M.S., USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Former Strength and Conditioning Coach for West Virginia University                      West Virginia University Professor (2005-2016) Jerry Handley is the founder and head coach of Viking Performance Training LLC. Jerry was a strength and conditioning coach for West Virginia University for over 10 years, where he was directly responsible for the strength and conditioning of some of WVU’s most successful athletic programs in that time. While at WVU, Handley worked with every varsity sports program through his career.  Viking Performance trained teams and individuals have won state championships, national championships, and competed in world championships since beginning their Viking Performance training. Handley has coached multiple Olympians including Gold & Silver medalists, and his athletes have found success on the international level, with multiple athletes winning Gold at the prestigious Pan-American Games. Handley-trained teams have totaled 11 conference championships and 2 National Championships while at West Virginia University in various sports. Handley was also involved in an assistant role for WVU football’s 2007 Gator Bowl and 2006 Sugar Bowl title, as well as WVU basketball’s 2005 Elite Eight and 2009 Sweet Sixteen seasons. Other Handley trainees include Olympic runners, shooters and wrestlers; a 1st-Round NBA Draft Pick, MLB draft picks, National Strength and Conditioning All-Americans, twenty women’s and men’s professional soccer players, Pro and World Championship level strongman competitors, powerlifting champions, international swimmers, and MAS Wrestling National Champions. Many of the athletes Handley has trained still hold school records. Handley has Master’s Degrees in Exercise Physiology as well as Athletic Coaching Education. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as a Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Jerry has worked alongside some of the nation’s top strength coaches, including several years with Mike Barwis (former WVU and Michigan Director of Strength and Conditioning, founder of Barwis Methods), Chris Allen (Director of Strength and Conditioning at Arizona), and Mike Joseph (Director of Strength and Conditioning at WVU). Jerry’s work with Barwis has earned him a Level 8: Master Performance Coach distinction. “My personal philosophy is this – once a person takes ownership of their decisions and reactions in life, then they have control of their life.  The present and future they want can be theirs, but it takes a decision, and a commitment to the actions that will create that future.  Big actions – massive actions. Commit to working towards your goals in big ways, using that aggressive patience, and your goals will become you.” – Jerry Handley Calvin Moore Calvin Moore Strength and Conditioning Coach B.S., ACE, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Viking Performance Personal Trainer/Strength Coach & Mobility Expert Calvin is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Personal Trainer and USA Weightlifting certified Sports Performance Coach dedicated to helping those passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.  Whether that lifestyle is just to maintain a workout curriculum or an athletic purpose looking to take their workouts to a new level he strives to see success from Viking clients. Calvin has been a part of Viking Performance Training from almost the time it opened and has risen through the ranks from an intern to a full time Coach.  Under the tutelage of Jerry, Calvin has assisted in the training of multiple Olympic-pool swimmers, middle school and high school championships, national team athletes, numerous athletes which have gone on to play in college, and many other clients from varying backgrounds. “Personal perfection is never attained. But the pursuit of perfection will always leave you with excellence attained. Do not strive to be anything less than the best, for when you are at your best everyone around you will have to be at their best as well.” – Calvin Moore Jon Yohman Strength and Conditioning Coach Head Throws Coach (former NCAA Shot Put & Discus finalist) M.S. Educational Leadership from Penn State, B.S. Kinesiology, B.S. Health & Physical Education CSCS, Pennsylvania Professional Instructional Certificate in Health & Physical Education Just before joining Viking, Coach Yohman had finished his track and field career at The Pennsylvania State University where he competed as a Division 1 Shot Put and Discus thrower.  While at Penn State, Jon had gained remarkable experience while studying under notable coaches such as Pat Ebel, Lucas MacKay, and Cam Davidson.  With these mentors, Coach Yohman built extensive knowledge with coaching world class athletes in the throws and strength and conditioning. Jon played a hand in the training of, as well as regularly practiced with, world class athletes including, but not limited to: Ryan Whiting (world champion shot putter), Darrell Hill (world champion shot putter), Max Rohn (Paralympic USA champion), and David Lucas (NCAA Division 1 weight throw champion). Notable Accomplishments: NCAA Division 1 All-American NCAA Division 1 Academic All-American Big Ten Medalist Big Ten All-Academic Team Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree Penn State Mot Inspirational Athlete Penn State Track and Field Captain Previous Penn State Record Holder in the Clean Penn State Record Holder in the Clean & Jerk, Jerk, Snatch, and Deadlift Yohman’s Notable Standards of Practice: Athletes Come First Respect Your Resources Never Stop Learning There is Always Someone Better Than You Eat a lot, Sleep a lot, work the hardest Lead by example Practice what you preach

On-Site Personal Trainers

John picJohn Mouser, co-owner of Mouser Strength Dynamics, has been successfully training clients for almost a decade.  John, who was voted Morgantown’s Best Personal Trainer in 2015, has trained championship Mixed Martial Artists, National Champion Boxers, championship strongmen and powerlifters, as well as being a personal trainer for many clients looking to lose weight, gain strength, and get in shape.

John is also the West Virginia coordinator for Progressive Fighting Systems and a Military Agency Law Enforcement Civilian for the MALC Training Institute.

Micki picMicki Pauley is the proprietor and mastermind of Warrior Body, Morgantown’s most popular health & fitness program.  A former elementary school teacher, Micki was a top-5 NPC Bikini Competitor before switching to helping men and women of all kinds learn the beauty and health benefits of strength training in a fun, family-friendly, supporting environment.  Micki is an ISSA certified Personal Trainer and Integrative Nutrition nutrition & lifestyle coach.

Micki runs Warrior Body at our Warrior Body location, 330 Scott Avenue (Morgantown, WV). More information on Warrior Body, which has Beginner and All Star classes throughout the week, can be found on Micki’s website.

Micki is also one of the founders of StrongKids with Jerry Handley.