Viking Fitness and Sports Performance



Vance Newgard, M.S., CSCS, USAW, TFTC, CF-L1

Education: B.A. Social Sciences, Governors State University, 2006.

                      M.S. Sports Science, Northern Michgian University, 2010.


Experience: *8 year mentorship under Frank Eksten, Head Strength and Conditioning coach for Indiana University and Assistant Strength Coach for the Chicago Bulls.

* Multi sport athlete through high school

*Competed in Olympic Weightlifting for 12 years

*Trained at several Olympic Training Site's throughout the country

*16 years coaching experience in Olympic Weightlifting

*Former Strength and Conditioning Coach for NMU Track & Field and Swimming & Diving

*Former Assistant Track and Field Coach for sprinting events

*Thousands of hours personal training general population and multi- sport athletes in every age category


Athletic Achievements: Junior National Weightlifting championships bronze medalist (2002); Collegiate National Weightlifting Championships bronze medalist (2003); 23- Under National Weightlifting Championships gold medalist (2004); Collegiate National Weighlifting Champtionships gold medalist (2004); Resident Athlete at the USOEC (2007-2009)

Sport specific conditioning/ speed coaching
weightlifting camps and clinics


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The program will be tailored to the client's individual needs, from weight loss to coordination to everything in between.  


Similar to  one-on-one training, group training will be tailored to the specific needs of each person. This can be a fun way to get fit at a reduced cost. 

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NMU Olympic Training Site

1401 Presque Isle Ave.

Marquette, MI 49855

906. 251. 8567

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