Who are we

Our highly skilled trainers utilize cutting edge research and training methods that delivers results. We employ a specific assessment to render individualized plans that address the unique needs of each and every athlete, but our goal remains the same for everyone: peak performance. We provide the route to achieving optimum physical potential via sophisticated techniques that minimize the potential for injury and maximize stability, strength, power and speed.

Mike Berenger

Founder/Owner

NASM-PES, NASM-CPT, NSCA CPT, FMS Level-1

Mike is known for not only being a top sports performance trainer in the Atlanta area, but also creating an established business with a first-class training facility that provides an elite-level injury prevention, strength & speed training program. With an engineering background, Mike’s attention to detail reinforces his teaching of proper movement & technique within strength & speed development. His pursuit for providing the best service for athletes is reflected in the 14 years of being in business. His sound business principles and track record of training elite-level players has opened many doors to relationships with professional teams, sports agencies, and a broad network of sports related professionals.

Always striving for excellence, you can count on Mike consistently elevating Rapid’s quality of service by staying on top of the latest developments in injury prevention and sports performance.

 
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Jonny Slutzky

Woodstock Facility Manager & Performance Trainer

NSCA-CSCS, NASM-PES

Jonny earned his degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University.  Upon completing his degree, Jonny earned valuable training experience during his 3 month internship with Rapid.   Having also been a lacrosse player for KSU, he knows first-hand the effects a good sports performance program has on overall performance of an athlete.  Jonny’s passion and drive for educating youth athletes on injury prevention & strength/speed development is apparent with the number of clients and referrals he has gained in the short amount of time he has worked at Rapid.   

 
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Mike Kauss

Alpharetta Facility Manager & Performance Trainer

NSCA-CSCS

Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and in 2014 received a degree in Human Performance from Armstrong Atlantic State University.  Mike may have just come on board as a full-time performance coach, but he is no stranger to the Rapid family.  During his Kell High School baseball days, Mike trained under Rapid owner, Mike Berenger, and during his college baseball days.   In addition to his own training experience, Mike also invested a year interning at Rapid to gain valuable experience being the coach rather than the athlete.  Mike’s baseball and training experience, combined with his quest for higher learning, made the transition to the Rapid team an easy one.  

 
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Cade Jones

Internship Coordinator & Performance Trainer

NSCA-CSCS

A native of Athens, GA and a Former Division I and Division II soccer player, Cade is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and joins the Rapid Sports Performance Staff after recently completing his M.S. in Health and Human Performance from Georgia College and State under Dr.Mike Martino. During his time at GCSU Cade served as a Graduate Assistant in Strength and Conditioning for Athletics, having autonomy over a number of teams in the program. While completing his M.S., Cade completed an internship at one of the most populard baseball performance facilities in the country, Cressey Sports Performance-FLA.  Cade’s background and continued pursuit of education will enable him to contribute to the high standards of strength and conditioning set by current Rapid Sports Performance staff members.  

 

Andrew Gordon

Performance Trainer

NSCA-CSCS

Andrew is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition he has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Georgia. Originally from Marietta, GA, Andrew is happy join Rapid Sports Performance near his hometown. Andrew was a five-year baseball player at the University of North Georgia, and a member of the first-ever Peach Belt Conference Championship team.  Following his playing career, he joined the UNG strength and conditioning staff as a graduate assistant as the head of men and women’s tennis operations, as well as assistant to baseball and softball operations. During this time he spent hours on court learning tennis and traveling with the tennis teams. Andrew’s background in baseball and tennis allows him to work with a variety of athletes, as well as make a positive contribution to Rapid’s coaching staff.

 

Austin Parks

Performance Trainer

NSCA-CSCS, ATC

Austin is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) as well as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and recently completed a Master’s degree in Health and Human Performance. Austin spent a summer as an intern athletic trainer with the University of Alabama football program, and he has done a strength and conditioning internship with Greater Atlanta Christian School. Austin’s passion for impacting people in a positive way and continued pursuit of knowledge in the field of sports performance will give him the ability to be an effective coach with Rapid.

 
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Gannon Hampton

Performance Trainer

Gannon is the newest member of the Rapid family and a former Rapid intern, giving him hands-on experience with our approach to training baseball players. He received his Bachelor of Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University, where he interned under top college strength coach, Jim Kiritsy, with the KSU football team. Gannon also worked with Chip Smith Performance Center, training both NFL prospects preparing for the NFL combine and pro days, as well NFL veterans preparing for OTAs. Prior to attending KSU, he played football at DII powerhouse, Carson Newman University. Gannon's passion for passing his knowledge on to the next generation of athletes is what drives him to succeed.