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There aren't very many people that own a business in their early 20s, let alone two. But, then again, most people aren't Nick Showman.

I met Nick for the first time back in 2009 when he interned from me at Denison University. he was young and inexperienced but had a passion for developing athletes and making a difference. He was open minded and had an outstanding grasp not only in sports performance but other strength sports such as powerlifting, bodybuilding, and strongman.

Before opening Showtime Strength and Performance, Nick has already acquired the Natural Ohio Bodybuilding Association (formerly known as the ONBF... funny story there). Showman has learned first-hand the unpleasantries of LLCs, real-estate, and the culture of youth athletics. Nonetheless, no matter which obstacle Nick has had to face, he has done so head-on.

Knowing Nick personally and seeing first-hand the impact he has on the athletes and clients he works with, one thing is certain. Nick Showman will continue to be successful in coaching, business, and in life for one simple fact. He ensures it is ALWAYS about the success of the people he trains.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

1. Owning two business at 25 tears old.  How Nick got to wear he is now.
2. Lessons learned from owning a facility
3.The most important factors in opening a facility
4. Designing the facility. What goes where
5. Initial assessments of athletes
6. Where we are filling in sports
7. What to look for with assessment tools. From landing to squatting.
8. Year long In-Season training
9. Implementing Circuit training to address weak points
10. What are the most important movements fro all athletes in all sports.
11. Communication strategies with parents, sport coaches, and strength coaches
12. Marketing through education.
13. Hosting events for fundraising
14. The biggest challenges with youth athletes
15. Exercises to avoid
16. Olympic Lifts with athletes
17. Keeping Speed training simple and adjusting volume
18. Drills for success on the field or court
19. Creating a culture for success
20. How to reach Nick Showman

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Nick Showman HeadNick Showman
Owner Showtime Strength & Performance
National Academy of Sports Medicine- Performance Enhancement Specialist, Youth Exercise Specialist.

Previous Experience

  • Dension University- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 2009-2012
  • Granville High School- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 2010- 2013
  • Total Athletic Development- Sports Performance Coach 2010-2013
  • Columbus State Olympic Weightlifting Club Member 2009-2011

Since focusing on strength & conditioning, Nick has competed in bodybuilding, strongman, and powerlifting and learned training methods from the best in the world in each sport. 

Nick has helped athletes begin their athletic careers as children and has helped many athletes get to the collegiate level in sports.



Articles by Nick Showman

Showtime Strength & Performance Gym Profile

Video Interview with Nick Showman: Year One

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