AE’s newest addition to our Athletic Performance Programs. Elite Semi-Private Training gives the athlete the option to train with a coach of their choice. Every athlete that signs up for Elite Semi-Private Training will receive a complimentary evaluation and a customized program tailored to their sport(s) and goals. Along with a custom program, each athlete will work alongside other motivated athletes that will all be coached directly by one of AE’s elite level coaches (6 to 1 ratio). Get the personal training benefits without the personal training costs!
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Dan is from Peabody, Massachusetts and grew up playing football, baseball and lacrosse. Following graduating from Peabody High School, he then went on to play football at the University of New England, being a three year starter on the offensive line.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Dan was an intern in the summer of 2021 and was hired as a strength and conditioning coach the following winter. Dan has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Bentley University football and women’s lacrosse teams. He is also the head strength and conditioning coach at Austin Preparatory School, as well as working with the Hamilton-Wenham High School football team. Additionally, Dan works closely with AE’s IMPACT Football Academy, specializing in training offensive and defensive lineman. He is currently studying for his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the NSCA.
Dan Thiesing joined the AE coaching staff as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in the summer of 2018. Dan was hired after first coming to AE as an intern in the fall of 2016, after the internship he was welcomed back for a fellowship in the Fall of 2017. Dan grew up in Sandwich, MA. While attending Sandwich High School Dan played baseball and basketball all four years. Dan attended Merrimack College and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2017. In 2017 Dan returned to Merrimack College for his Master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, earning his degree in 2018.
Dan is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bentley Ice Hockey and also serves as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for AE. In the summers Dan serves as the Head Strength Coach for Reading High Football. Dan is a Personal Trainer and trains mostly Hockey and Baseball athletes of all ages in addition to Adults with varying goals. He also assists Kaitlyn with the Internship Program. Dan is currently studying for the CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Katie O’Brien joined the AE coaching staff full-time in the summer of 2021. She was hired after first coming to AE as an graduate fellow in the fall of 2020. Katie received a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 2019. During her time at UNH, she worked with the Women’s Ice Hockey and Field Hockey teams. Katie continued her education at Merrimack College where she received her Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science. During her year at Merrimack she spent her time working with a variety of athletes and teams at AE along with the Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, and Field Hockey teams at Bentley University.
Katie is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bentley University’s Women’s Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball, and Softball teams. She also works as a personal trainer, specializing in soccer, volleyball, field hockey, and softball athletes of all ages.
Originally from Peabody, MA, Katie grew up playing basketball, field hockey, and softball. She continued her passion for softball at the University of New Hampshire, competing as a member of their Club Softball team.
Katie is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA as well as a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
Reggie comes to AE after spending the past 8 years coaching D1 football. In 2013 he was the DB coach for URI. 2014-2016 he was the secondary coach for Pace University before heading to Temple where he became the Director of Player Personnel / recruiting. After a coaching change at Temple he came to UMAINE where he went back to his roots as secondary coach.
Reggie attended Norfolk State University where he played Wide Receiver. During the pandemic, when the UMaine Football season was suspended, Reggie made the decision to switch to the private sector where he believed he could better serve student-athletes. He spent the spring of 2021 interning and training under Dana Barry at Athletic Evolution. He was hired full-time in the summer of 2021 and took over the AE Football Academy from Dana in the fall of 2021.
His wealth of knowledge as it relates to college football gives him a unique skill set that will help any high school football player achieve their dreams at the next level. Whether you are looking for strength and conditioning, position work on the field, linear speed development, combine training, recruiting consulting, or a combination of all of these, Reggie is your guy!
Reggie is currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Dana brings 10 years of experience working in speed settings as well as NFL Combine settings. In those 10 years Dana has worked with athletes all over the country ranging from first round draft picks to Olympian’s to kids who are just weekend warriors. He has helped numerous kids earn division 1 scholarships off of their performances in season through their hard work put in during the off season. Dana is involved in every aspect of the athlete’s life from greeting them when they walk in the door, to helping them with recruiting and guidance for the next chapter in their lives, to making sure they are also staying on top of their studies. Dana makes sure that each athlete feels the individualized attention they need to perform at their very best whether that is at an upcoming camp, or for their upcoming season. Dana makes sure that each athlete is beyond prepared for what they are trying to achieve.
Taylor Gent started at Athletic Evolution in 2021 where she completed the summer internship and was hired on as a Strength and Conditioning Coach heading into the fall .
Originally from South Africa, Taylor grew up playing field hockey, swam and competed in track and field. She continued to pursue her athletic career at Lindenwood University where she played Division II Field Hockey. Taylor graduated from Lindenwood in December 2021 where she received a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a minor in nutrition.
Since joining AE Taylor has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, and is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bentley University’s Field Hockey and Women’s Lacrosse teams. Taylor’s passion and understanding of speed development has led to her role as one of the Speed Development Coaches for the Speed Academy. Taylor’s experience as an athlete has given her the ability to not only coach her athletes but relate to them both inside and outside the weight room.