SKLZ Launches the "Search for the Next Training Ambassador"

Winner Will Receive a Training Experience at Athletes' Performance and Record a Training Video Series for

Jul 10, 2012, 13:35 ET from SKLZ

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its highly successful entry into the fitness world at the IDEA World Fitness Convention, SKLZ, the global leader in sport and performance training products, is searching for its next brand ambassador. SKLZ and its partner Athletes' Performance (AP), the industry leader in integrated performance training for elite-level athletes, are giving one lucky trainer the opportunity to join the ranks of notable SKLZ brand ambassadors like Albert Pujols and LaMichael James.

Certified trainers are invited to videotape and share their own unique exercises utilizing SKLZ athletic performance products and how best to use them. The new ambassador will exemplify the SKLZ and AP training ethic, energy and performance knowledge, and will specifically represent the recently unveiled Trainers' Toolbox program.  The Trainers' Toolbox launched at the IDEA World Fitness Convention where the world's top trainers and fitness experts were introduced to SKLZ's latest products and the AP athletic training methodology.

"We've always partnered with training experts to develop the best and most relevant products, content and programs," said John Sarkisian, founder and CEO of SKLZ. "This is another example of how we reach out into the training community and collaborate with exceptional and passionate individuals."

The winner, who will be selected by a panel of SKLZ and AP judges, will receive comprehensive training at AP's Phoenix facility and will learn the methodology and systems that help the world's top athletes achieve their goals. The ambassador will also film a full training series as a SKLZ presenter, with the video instruction being available on and online video sites. Any certified trainer who is interested in submitting a video for the ambassador contest can enter online at by Sept. 1.

The SKLZ Trainers' Toolbox provides trainers and fitness professionals with a package of key training components that maximizes their clients' performance by training them like professional athletes. Key components of the SKLZ Trainers' Toolbox offering include:

  • Core Training Products - A baseline assortment of SKLZ athletic performance products including Quick Ladder Pro, Weighted Speed Ropes, Barrel Roller, AccuPoint and Hurdles that span the key areas of speed, agility, power, balance, vertical leap and prehab/rehab.
  • SKLZ Roller Bag - A high-utility, heavy-duty equipment bag that allows trainers to carry all of the core products and make them mobile.
  • Movement Prep Guide - The definitive and scientifically proven guide from Athletes' Performance that both prepares athletes for high-performance activity and helps prevent injury. The guide includes information on movement skills, plyometrics, strength and regeneration.
  • Free myCP Trial - No-cost access to Athletes' Performance's customized online training platform.
  • Training Video Content - Access to all of the instructional, high quality athletic training video content developed by SKLZ and Athletes' Performance.
  • Training Apparel Kit - Full outfitting with SKLZ and Athletes' Performance-branded trainer's apparel.

The contest is open to any certified trainer and the winning ambassador will be notified by Sept. 14. For more information on SKLZ, please visit and

About SKLZ
SKLZ is committed to elevating the athlete in each of us by guiding and serving athletes on their journeys to be their personal best. As the flagship brand of Pro Performance Sports, SKLZ develops innovative athletic performance and skill development training products, technology and knowledge for serious athletes of all ages, skill levels and sports. Based in San Diego, California, SKLZ delivers durable, high-performance trainers that can be found around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty shops, and mass merchants, as well as on the SKLZ web site at

About Athletes' Performance
Athletes' Performance, created by Mark Verstegen in 1999, is the global leader in integrated performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy. AP has trained many of the top champions in sport, including 14 first round draft picks in this year's NFL Draft alone, the German National Soccer team, and countless champions in baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, and basketball. In addition to four AP facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, Los Angeles, CA (at the Home Depot Center), Gulf Breeze (at the Andrews Institute), FL, and Frisco, TX (at Fieldhouse USA), AP also provides support worldwide to trainers, nutritionists, and physical therapists with the Athletes' Performance Mentorship Program.

In addition to training elite athletes, Athletes' Performance also delivers leading-edge corporate wellness solutions through Core Performance. Core Performance is the leader in proactive wellness and works with leading companies like Intel to deliver measurable results through personalized and integrated programs to help employees achieve their goals. The Core Performance brand also includes five books by Mark Verstegen and leading-edge content and customized online training programs at Athletes' Performance and Core Performance hold deep partnerships with world-class companies including SKLZ, EAS, Gatorade, Intel, Sheraton, Keiser and Power Plate.

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