Youth in Durham will have a new opportunity to pursue increased fitness and health with the grand opening of Parisi Speed School of Durham on May 4. This location will be the 95th location in the Parisi Speed School network and the fourth location in North Carolina.
The Parisi Speed School focuses on the training and fitness of kids between the ages of seven and 18. Their proprietary methodology, the Parisi Youth Training System, has four separate programs designed to work with athletes of various skill and abilities.
New athletes are given an evaluation and then a performance coach reviews the results and selects the appropriate training program. There are programs geared toward team training, as well. Entire teams have the option of training together in and out of season.
Some of the world’s best athletes have benefited from the Parisi Youth Training System, including Chris Long, former No. 2 overall draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, as well as Tobin Heath, mid-fielder for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.
PARISI SPEED SCHOOLS OF RALEIGH and DURHAM are owned by Kwame Dixon, a former college football player at the University of Pittsburgh. Dixon has been a coach at all levels, from youth sports to college to the pros, for 26 years. He was named Massachusetts Coach of the Year in 2003 for his work with the Cambridge High School football team. “The Parisi vision really spoke to me. I have a huge passion for fitness, and I love to work with kids,” Dixon says.