MIKE BERENGER - Founder/Owner
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 15 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.
JONNY SLUTZKY - Woodstock Facility Manager & Performance Coach
Jonny earned his degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA and a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) with the NASM. He has been with Rapid Sports since 2014 and has worked with over 500 different athletes from the youth level all the way to the professional level. Jonny knows the importance of proper programming for each athlete to best suit his or her needs. Having been a former lacrosse player for KSU, he knows first-hand the influence a good sports performance program has on an athlete’s overall performance. His passion and drive for educating athletes on injury prevention & strength/speed development is apparent with the number of clients and referrals he has gained in the amount of time he has worked at Rapid.
ANDREW GORDON - Social Media Lead & Performance Coach
Andrew is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. A former collegiate baseball player, Andrew enjoys teaching his athletes about the body and the training process to increase performance and minimize injury risk. During his graduate work, Andrew oversaw the UNG tennis program’s on court & weight room physical prep, and brings a diverse background to Rapid’s staff. Training professional athletes and first timers alike, he believes building quality strength on top of quality movement is the best way to see results. He grew up in the Cobb County area playing baseball, and understands the commitment to athletics. Andrew is also responsible for Rapid’s Instagram presence and enjoys creating content. Be sure to give us a follow!
AUSTIN PARKS - Internship Coordinator & Performance Coach
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.
SAMUEL CHHOR - Performance Coach
Samuel is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Health Science. Born in Florida and raised in East Texas, he grew up playing football, baseball, and running track, as well as playing baseball at the collegiate level. He was a two-time State Champion in football at Carthage High School, and regional qualifier as a sprinter in track. Samuel played baseball at Panola Junior College before walking on at Stephen F. Austin State University. Samuel’s background in football and baseball gives him the knowledge to work with many types of athletes and his passion for serving and impacting others will allow him to make a positive addition to Rapid’s coaching staff.
DILLON WAGMAN - Performance Coach
Dillon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, as well as Master’s Degree in Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he was a two-way baseball player during his 5-year tenure. Dillon’s knowledge of exercise science and passion for coaching was highlighted during his internship at the illustrious Cressey Sports Performance, wherein he proved to excel in his ability to coach athletes of all ages and skill levels. Since his time at CSP, he has used his wealth of knowledge to successfully coach athletes in a variety of sports, not just baseball alone. Dillon brings a unique skillset to the Rapid team with his specialized approach to mobility training using Functional Range Conditioning. His implementation of this system, combined with his affinity for skill specific coaching will only reinforce the efficacy of injury prevention in Rapid’s training.