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Testimonials & Results

Successful strength and conditioning needs a strong interpersonal connection between coach and client.

Viking Performance Training coaches are here to serve, plain and simple. We are honored to play even the smallest role in a client’s life and the life of their families by helping them reach their goals.

Jerry’s enthusiasm and passion for excellence pushed me all the way to the Olympic final. He was always willing to think outside the box and find a way to make me stronger, leaving no doubt that my athletic dreams would come true. Thanks Jerry!
Megan Wright

2008 Olympic finalist in 5,000 meter run and NCAA National Champion

Working out isn’t always the most exciting thing to do, but when you have people around you that care about your well-being the way Jerry does, it’s impossible not to achieve your goals. Being around Jerry makes you want to work harder than ever before because you know he’d give an arm and a leg for you to be successful, and he’s a large part of why I am where I am today.
Frances Silva

Professional woman’s soccer player and former WVU All-American

Jay has been one of, if not the, most critical part of the successes I have been fortunate enough to experience in such a short period of time training as a strongwoman competitor and powerlifter. His ability to adapt to athlete specific concerns, sport specific foci and personal goals makes his training methods appealing across a multitude of abilities and pursuits. Not only does Jay create an environment that challenges athletes on a daily basis but also builds confidence in athletes that affords them the opportunity to seek out challenges in their own training. Every training session I get closer to being the athlete I want to be… and it feels awesome!
Meg Ayers

National Strongwoman and Powerlifting competitor

In my years Jerry Handley was instrumental to the success of WVUs basketball team. As a member of the strength staff, he helped transform me from a skinny freshman into a beast of a human being. Every day, Jerry embodied the intangible elements of hard-nosed competitive drive and genuine passion for strength and conditioning. The knowledge that he brought to the table was invaluable, and his extensive experience made him very easy to work with. I would train with Jerry again in a heartbeat.
Joe Alexander

NBA draft pick and former WVU All-American

Sports specific training is Jerry’s specialty.  As far as anyone else around Morgantown, no one touches him.
David Carpenter

Major League Baseball Pitcher

At the forefront of strength and conditioning, Jerry has the knowledge and tools to train athletes to their maximal potential. Using technique as the foundation for the programs he designs and implements, Jerry is able to maximize an athlete’s performance while decreasing their risk of injury. One of the best strength and conditioning coaches I have seen in the field and have had the opportunity to work with, I recommend Jerry for anyone trying to increase their fitness levels while staying injury free.
Dr. Kyle West PT, DPT, CSCS

Former West Virginia University men’s soccer player

Through an extensive wealth of knowledge and a no-quit work ethic, Jerry Handley has become an incredible trainer. I’ve competed at all levels of wrestling for over 20 years and Jerry has been the best strength coach. He is constantly challenging with creative technical workouts as well as providing positive encouragement. Jerry Handley can, and will, get you to any level you wish to achieve. Thank you for being a great coach and friend.
Mark McKnight

Former Penn State Wrestling All-American, Pan-Am 2013 gold medalist, national team member

Jerry Handley was the strength trainer for our NCAA Championship rifle team at WVU for 4 years.  Jerry has had a huge impact in making the team members stronger, fitter and generally tougher which has been vital in winning 2 NCAA Championships.  In addition he has impacted 4 individual National Champions, 2 Olympians and over 20 All Americans.  More importantly Jerry makes his workouts fun while being a great motivator and gets the most out of all his athletes!
Jon Hammond

WVU Rifle Coach and Olympic athlete



a snapshot by the numbers (as of 8/1/19)

  • 7x National Champions
  • 4x Top 8 in the World finishes
  • 1x World Champion
  • 4x National Top 10 finishes
  • 2018 Gatorade Baseball WV Player of the Year
  • 2018 & 2019 WV Basketball Player of the Year
  • 2018 WV Football Player of the Year & Wide Receiver of the Year
  • 20+ Broken School records
  • 9 Individual State Champions
  • 22 1st Team All-State selections
  • 11 Arnold Fitness Festival World Championship appearances in Strongman, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and MAS Wrestling
  • High School Team State Champions:
    • Fairmont Senior High School Boys’ Basketball 2016, 2017 (runners up 2015, 2018, 2019),
    • Fairmont Senior High School Football 2018 (runners up 2016, 2017)
  • 2 Strongman Pro Cards


Contact Our Trainers

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Viking Performance Training

141 Green Bag Road, Morgantown, WV 26501
(304) 216-7496

Gym Hours

Mon: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm