“Coach Carlisle has a unique talent of gaining stellar performance in athletes who are willing to work hard. Most impressive is his client list comprised of young to old, beginners to professional athletes. Motivational and knowledgable, Duane continues to develop… our daughter with proven results at the highest levels of highly competitive travel softball”. -Malcolm Fobes, parent Read more “Mackenzie Fobes”
“Our son has been training with Coach Carlisle for the past eight months, and within the first few months, we saw improvement in his speed, agility, and strength. He enjoys his private training sessions and each time coach pushes him… to try harder and get better at what he does.” -Shirin Goodarzi Read more “Pasha Goodarzi”
After taking one of Coach Carlisle’s very popular strength training classes at Stanford (his classes usually filled up within in minutes of the start of registration), I contacted him to ask about personal training sessions. I knew that he had… significant experience working with athletes so wasn’t sure if he would be willing to take me on as personal training client. I am a 40-something working mom and I have never been an athlete (ever). Additionally, I had completed breast cancer treatment the previous year and was feeling a bit weak. I wanted to work with an experienced trainer who could help me get stronger. Coach Carlisle was really patient and enthusiastic. At each session he had a planned workout for me that pushed me without ever being too taxing. He always had a word of encouragement whenever I was a bit discouraged or cranky. After working with him, I started to feel stronger and I had more energy. I feel really lucky to have worked with such an experienced and knowledgeable trainer. Read more “Elizabeth DiGiovanni, JD”
Coach Carlisle is a one of a kind strength and conditioning coach! I've had the pleasure of working with Coach Carlisle throughout my college career at Purdue University. Not only does he know the body well, he knows the science… behind the movement and excercises and why the will help you progress in your training. He is a natural motivator and has expressed the importance to me of accountability. I would not be where I am today with out Coach! Read more “Brandon Cottom”
Why should a mid-50's weekend warrior (like me) work with a somebody who trains some of the best athletes in the world (like Duane Carlisle)? Because Duane's skills bring even greater benefit to middle-aged men than to elite young athletes.… I feel like I'm proof. A training program for middle-aged men has to start differently. Limitations in certain movements, pain, injuries, etc should first be identified. Duane is expert at this, with a genius for corrective exercises and soft-tissue work. He'll fix what you thought was unfixable. As Duane helps you steadily overcome your limiting conditions, your performance and sense of potential take off. Read more “Aristotle Gault”
I have only positive things to say about Coach! He provided me with guidance to achieve my personal goals, made sure I always had correct form when executing moves, gave me new ideas for workouts to ensure I was always… challenged and on top of my game. Read more “Rosario Narváez”
Let's take your game to the next level by cutting your body fat percentage, increasing your lean muscle mass and improving your overall appearance, energy, and confidence. I will bring my A game.
Duane Carlisle exemplifies excellence in Performance Training. He recognizes and understands the value of mental skills training in the development of champions. I highly recommend if you want to take your performance to the next level, take advantage of Coach… Carlisle’s extensive training programs. Read more “Pat Ivey, Ph.D.”
I have personally witnessed Coach Carlisle mentally and physically transform driven and focused individuals in a relatively short period of time. His training system and approach is perfect for a Business executive who is time challenged. He sessions are time… efficient, challenging and highly effective. Read more “Paraag Marathe”
I’ve had the great opportunity to work with Coach Carlisle and believe he’s one of the most inspirational leaders I’ve been around. His passion and enthusiasm to bring out each athlete’s best is so admirable. What really makes Coach Carlisle… stand out is his ability to incorporate character and leaderships skills as a part of performance. His fun, hardworking, and persuasive personality along with his expertise and experience make Coach Carlisle one of the best performance coaches in the industry. Read more “Cathy Wright-Eger”
In the time I spent with Coach Carlisle I witnessed, not only his innate ability to demand excellence simply by his presence and demeanor, but also his ability to bring out the best in everyone around him. Time and again,… I have seen him develop, not only athletes, but also young coaches who aspire to achieve the success that he has. He is invaluable to the field of strength and conditioning. I am truly blessed to call Duane a coach, mentor, and friend. Read more “Nicodemus Christopher”
Duane and his team listened to our specific needs and put together an assessment and fitness program that meet those needs. Their execution and professionalism in implementing this program to a group that had never been exposed to such methods… was right on the mark. The information gained and follow through will be a great tool to improve our fitness and performance on and off the field. Read more “Dave Yeast”
I have known Coach Carlisle since my freshman year of high school; from there, he motivated me to take a adopt a more proactive approach to health and wellness. As a compassionate, humble, and patient coach, he was able to… bring out of me key qualities such as discipline, focus, and consistency, which all have led me to a healthier individual, an effective worker, and more productive citizen of society. Read more “Salman Al-Rashid”
I have been lucky enough to know Duane Carlisle for over 30 years. My initial experience was with a young committed eighteen year old athlete eager to improve. I watched Duane grow into a speed coach, an entrepreneur and then… a strength and conditioning coach. Along the journey Duane has remained humble, committed and curious. I am proud to call him a friend and a colleague. Read more “Mike Boyle”
Both personally and professionally, Duane Carlisle is by far one of the greatest individuals I have ever had the privilege to know, work with, and learn from. While Coach Carlisle is a best in class athletic performance coach, it is… his ability to connect, lead, and positively influence the lives of everyone he engages with that truly makes him special. For those looking to get the most out of themselves personally, professionally, psychologically, and physically, look no further than Coach Duane Carlisle. Read more “Dr. Nick Winkleman”
Coach Duane Carlisle and I have been close friends for 12 years. He is a student, continually adding to his unsurpassed body of knowledge; he has a unique ability to teach and to explain; most of all, he is a… man of the highest moral and ethical character. Read more “Johnny Parker”
Duane is an initiative leader. His ability to clearly communicate and integrate sport science principles within a practical setting to a diverse range of individuals is a testament to what a great coach, leader and mentor Duane is.
What sets him apart is his grasp of the full recipe needed for superior performance. When it comes to diet, I have consistently been impressed on the importance Coach Carlisle has placed on proper nutrition to help support performance goals.… He seeks out highly experienced sports nutritionists to shed light on proper dietary habits for his athletes. The significance Coach Carlisle places on optimal nutrition just adds to the many tools he uses to help an athlete reach his or her full potential in sport and life. Read more “Dr. Catherine Saenz, PhD, RD, CSCS”
I have total confidence in Coach Carlisle when it comes to personal training. His knowledge in exercise science and motivational skills was critical to the longevity of my professional career.
I’m a big believer in what Lightning Fast Training Systems can do. I first met Duane and the Lightning Fast team in 2014 when they began working with the NFL’s on-field game officials. What’s impressed me most in the three… years we’ve worked with Duane and his staff is that they’ve taken the time to get to know us. They studied what we do as officials, how we move, and the physical demands we face every week when we take the field. They’ve used that knowledge to develop specific training plans, along with recovery and nutrition recommendations to help us perform at a high level. I’m convinced that Lightning Fast has helped us stay healthier so we can be at our best on the field. Read more “Ron Torbert (#62)”
Upon assuming my role as Vice President of Officiating at the Pac-12 Conference, Duane and Lightning Fast were brought on board to develop and launch similar programs for our officials. After two years, Pac-12 football officials have shown improvement in… performance due to their participation in the Lightning Fast program. The true value of such an endeavor is measured by the customized structure of the program that addresses and meets the specific health, fitness and mobility requirements of a unique group of athletes – Division One college football officials. The program for baseball umpires was introduced in January 2017. The work that Duane and his organization have done for the Pac-12 is unique and the superior results have been excellent. Read more “F. David Coleman”
Working with Duane has taken our officiating program to the next level. Duane has provided tools and resources for our Game Officials covering the entire range of both physical and mental performance. With Duane, our staff is better equipped to… handle the demands of officiating at the highest level of the sport, and it has shown in their performance. Read more “Dean Blandino”
I’ve known Duane since he was 16 years old and we’ve maintained a close relationship throughout his professional career. One thing I know: he is extremely driven to help people achieve excellence and their goals.
Coach Carlisle demonstrated a unique ability to work around my injuries while making the training sessions fun, productive and efficient. I loved working with him.
Coach Carlisle was my strength and conditioning coach my first 6 years in the NFL. As a rookie, he took me under his wing and helped me develop great training habits to improve nutrition, recovery, and athletic development. He was… instrumental in motivating me to do the little things which have had a huge impact on my career. Read more “Frank Gore”