Fitness Training


Announcing the launch of Edge Performance Training - powered by Hammer Athletics

Starting October 2019, Long Island athletes will have a new, data and technology driven option in performance training.  Edge Performance Training (EPT) will offer individual and group speed, strength and conditioning to athletes across all sports and ages.  Offerings will range from group classes for young athletes ages 8-11 to individualized instruction for middle, high school and college age athletes.  All training will be conducted at our Commack location utilizing both our 1,900 square foot gym and 9,000 square foot turf.   

Edge Performance Training is powered by Hammer Athletics, a leader in competitive sports training.  Stephen Gourlay, founder of Hammer Athletics and former professional soccer player with Rangers FC in Scotland, will develop and oversee all individual and group training.  Stephen has over 20 years of training experience with more than 20 certifications, including NSCA Tactical Strength & Conditioning, certified sports performance coach, certified Olympic lifting coach, Master trainer certified, core specialist and Certified Strength Coach. He has worked with and trained countless athletes and programs including: Toronto Blue Jays, Hanley Ramirez (Los Angeles Dodgers), Yunel Escobar (Tampa Bay Rays), Yadel Marti (Cuban National Baseball Team/Oakland Athletics), Yasser Gomez (Cuban National Baseball Team/Atlanta Braves), Dawn Riley (America’s Cup sailor), Angela Ruggiero (U.S. women’s ice hockey), NY Cosmos Soccer, LI Rough Riders Soccer, Ohio State University lacrosse, University of Rhode Island softball and many others.  Joining Stephen will be Dr. Scott Yerys, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, who has extensive experience utilizing data and technology driven exercise testing with professional athletes.  Scott holds a masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University and a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Stony Brook University.  Together Stephen and Scott will bring a new standard to Long Island’s athlete performance training.

In addition to group and individual training, EPT and Hammer Athletics will offer customized team training to high school sports teams as well as youth travel organizations and will be the official training partner of BEAST Baseball.

Classes starting in October will include:

  • Young Athlete Development (YAD) – 60-minute sessions designed for 8-11 year old growing athletes. YAD combines agility, strength and conditioning in a fun and dynamic group environment.  Classes focus on developing the fundamental fitness skills necessary for youth sports such as speed, agility, coordination, balance and core strength.  YAD is the perfect complement to the athlete’s weekly team skills training (soccer, basketball, football, baseball, lacrosse, etc.)
  • Athlete Power & Performance (APP) – Custom designed training programs based on each individual’s sport, positional, and developmental needs. Each athlete will undergo a baseline evaluation to inform their unique plan.  Athletes train in 60-minute small group (5 athletes or less) sessions and track individual performance for on-going trainer evaluation and program evolution.

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