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PARISI SPEED SCHOOL

The fastest way to become a better athlete.

About Parisi Speed School

Bill Parisi, founder of Parisi Franchise Systems, Inc. has been developing successful techniques to improve speed and agility in young athletes for over 20 years. In 2005, Bill started franchising the Parisi Speed School and his proven methodology. Since that time the network has grown to over 85 locations in 31 states across the US as well as several locations internationally.

Our proven Parisi Youth Training System has made us the leader in safe youth sport performance training.

Our slate of professional athletes who have benefited from the Parisi Youth Training System include:

Chris Long, son of Howie Long. Chris was named best NFL combine performer for a defensive lineman after working with us and now plays for the St. Louis Rams.

Tobin Heath, an outstanding mid-fielder for the US Women's National Soccer Team and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

Whether training individual athletes or entire teams, athletes see clear results in performance and self-confidence from our programs. Call us today for more information and a free introductory class.

The Parisi Story

 

1985. Bill Parisi graduates from Ridgefield Park High School in New Jersey as a standout football player and javelin thrower. He pursues his passion for the javelin throw by attending Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., to train under world-class javelin coach Tony Naclerio.

1988-1989. Bill becomes a two-time NCAA Division I All-American in the javelin throw and qualifies for the Olympic trials

Summer 1989. Bill travels to Finland and trains with some of the world's top athletes and coaches. He meets 1988 Olympic gold medal winner in the javelin, Tapio Korjus, from Finland.

Fall 1989. Bill attends dozens of strength and conditioning clinics around the U.S. as an undergraduate student. There, he meets Johnny Parker, head strength coach for the NY Giants. Coach Parker asks Bill to work with the Giants' starting quarterback, Phil Simms, on his arm strength in the off-season.

Summer 1990. Immediately after graduating college with a degree in finance and completing his internship on Wall Street, Bill packs his bags and drives from New Jersey to Gainesville, Fla., with only $200 in his pocket

Winter 1990. Bill lands a position as a Graduate Assistant with the University of Florida Gators Strength and Conditioning Department. It is at this time that Bill realizes he wants to pursue a career in Performance Training to help athletes of all ages reach their goals.

Fall 1991. At the age of 24 and after one year at the University of Florida, Bill returns to New Jersey and begins his career as an in-home personal trainer, operating out of a home office in his parent's house. It is here that Bill comes up with the idea to create Parisi Speed School.

Spring 1992. Two years out of college, Bill reconnects with NY Giants Strength Coach Johnny Parker and is hired to assist him with the off-season conditioning program. Bill begins his second stint working with Phil Simms.

Summer 1992. Bill purchases a $500 van and begins driving to local high schools and youth recreation departments to give free clinics and seminars on speed training and motivation. His first client, T.J. Fay, increases his 40-yard dash from 4.67 to 4.45 seconds and the story is featured in the local paper.

Fall 1993. Bill opens his first facility, a 3,000-square-foot personal training studio in Wyckoff, N.J., specializing in youth sports performance speed development.

Summer 1994. Former Ramapo High School quarterback Chris Simms, who began training with Parisi as an eighth grader, becomes the highest profile high school athlete involved with Parisi Speed School.

Winter 1994. Garfield (N.J.) High School's Wayne Chrebet trains with Parisi before trying out with the NY Jets. He would go on to have an 11-year career with the team. He set an NFL record for most catches in a receiver's first two seasons (150) and is second in Jets' history in receptions (580).

Spring 1997. Bill Parisi is hired by NY Giants Head Coach Jim Fassel and Strength Coach John Dunn to work with the team and all-time receiver leaders Amani Toomer (1st All-Time) and Chris Calloway (7th All-Time).

Spring 1998. Bill opens a second facility, a 16,000-square-foot full service Parisi Sports Club, with the Parisi Speed School occupying 2,500 square feet.

Winter 1998. Bill Parisi hires Martin Rooney to take over as chief operating officer and to oversee all training and programming curricula.

January 2001. Bill opens a third company-owned, full-service health club facility. The 32,000-square-foot building's space is divided equally between a Parisi Sports Club and a Parisi Speed School. This facility becomes the flagship of all Parisi Speed Schools. Phil Simms becomes national spokesperson for Parisi Speed School.

Winter 2002. Bryan Thomas, at 268 pounds and a sleeper in the 2002 NFL draft, increases his speed from 4.65 to 4.42 seconds, surprising scouts at the NFL combine. The NY Jets draft him in the first round and he later signs a five-year contract worth more than $9 million with incentives.

2003. Parisi begins to build a national brand with results from the NFL Combine and other world-class athletes. The company also starts its 10-part DVD series that focuses on improving athletes' game speed.

2004. Parisi opens a fourth company owned facility — a 29,000-square-foot operation shared by a 20,000-square-foot health club and a 9,000-square-foot Parisi Speed School.

2005. Parisi begins to sell franchises of its business systems and training methods, and signs a partnership agreement with global fitness equipment manufacturer FreeMotion Fitness. Six units are sold in five states around the country in the second half of the year.

Fabian Washington runs the fastest 40-yard dash at the 2005 NFL Combine (4.25 seconds), and is drafted in the first round to the Oakland Raiders.

Matt Jones, a 6'6" 240-pound quarterback from the University of Arkansas, shocks the NFL and runs an amazing 4.37 second 40-yard dash. The Jacksonville Jaguars draft him in the first round.

2006. Parisi-trained athletes Valerie Fleming and Shauna Rohbock win Olympic Silver Medals in the two-woman Bobsled event.

Parisi produces three of the top six fastest athletes at the 2006 NFL Combine — an unprecedented result compared to any other training facility in the country.

Parisi's national brand expands after being featured in Sporting News and on ESPN for NFL Combine training and Olympic athlete results.

2007. Parisi Speed School franchise network grows from 16 to 31 locations. Parisi NFL Combine program produces 15 more draft picks, bringing the all-time number of Parisi-trained athletes drafted to 103.

Parisi is hired by the Cincinnati Bengals and NY Jets for specialized training.

Parisi is the official trainer for the 2007 International Fight League World Team Champions— the NY Pitbulls.

2008. Parisi franchise network grows to 40 locations across the U.S.

The Parisi NFL Combine Program sees 14 of its athletes selected in 2008, bringing the program's all-time total to 117 draft picks since 2001. The class includes the Number 2 overall draft pick Chris Long, who is selected by the St. Louis Rams.

Bill Parisi launches the NFL Youth Summit in Canton, Ohio.

HarperCollins publishes Parisi partner and COO Martin Rooney's book, "Training For Warriors."

2009. Parisi Franchise Network grows to more than 50 locations in the United States.

Parisi signs on with a newly formed nutritional supplement company, Inner Armour, to help formulate a banned-substance-free nutrition line specifically designed for athletes.

Rick Caro joins the Parisi franchise board of directors.

Parisi signs a partnership agreement with Perform Better.

Men's Health Magazine's panel of fitness advisors names Parisi Speed School as one of the 10 best gyms in the nation. The panel's criteria include operations that feature top-quality equipment and trainers versed in the latest exercise science.

The Parisi NFL Combine program produces 10 more draft picks to bring the all-time total of players drafted to the NFL to 127.

Martin Rooney presents the Parisi Training System to the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association in London and the Finnish Coaches Association in Helsinki, Finland.

2010. Parisi franchise is featured on Spike TV. Parisi franchise grows to 61 locations in 28 states and one international location in Barcelona, Spain.

Martin Rooney releases his second performance-training book with HarperCollins, "Ultimate Warrior Workouts."

Bill Parisi and Martin Rooney release the book, "Success Patterns: The Bill Parisi Story," the 25-year history of how Parisi Speed School originated and transformed training for athletes in the U.S. The GameSpeed DVD Series is released.

Martin Rooney's "Train To Win" (10th Anniversary Edition) is released.

2011. Based on the success of his books, Martin Rooney launches an adult training program, "Training For Warriors."

The Parisi franchise network grows to more than 70 locations.

Bill Parisi is honored at the 2011 NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach's dinner with the Professional Achievement Award. Thirty-two NFL head strength and conditioning coaches were the judges for the award.

Parisi partners with TEST Football Academy to run the 2012 NFL Combine Training Program. TEST becomes a Parisi franchise.

Parisi launches Gamespeed.com, a customized online coach's assistant training platform, to help drive team-training sales for the franchise network.

2012. Parisi Speed School celebrates its 20th anniversary. Martin Rooney releases his third book with HarperCollins, "Warrior Cardio." Greatist names Parisi Speed School 1 of 2012's 21 Most Innovative US Gyms

Parisi Speed School signs with Atlantic Health Hospital to become part of the facility's sports health program, which includes the NY Jets and NJ Devils. The program operates inside the state-of-the-art Atlantic Sports Health Performance Testing and Training location in Morristown, N.J.

2013. Parisi initiates the launch of a new non-profit NFL Flag Football League. The American Instructional Football League (AIFL) kicked off its pilot flag football season in North Jersey and was met with great success. AIFL/NFL Flag Football is now offered to all locations in the network to help engage more children and parents with Parisi-backed programs.

The Parisi corporate office expands to offer more support and performance training innovation to the network. New positions added include strategic development director and manager of education, designed to bring the Parisi network to new heights of success.

2014. Parisi grows to more than 85 locations in 31 states. AIFL registers over 400 Flag Football participants in its first full year of operation, proving to be a huge success. PM4 is launched throughout the U.S. as a systematic approach to the 4 Parisi Methods to training sports teams of all levels. Parisi Franchise is named as one of the Top 500 and Personal Service Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

2015. The Active Times names Parisi Speed Schools #1 in America on their Top 31 Gyms in the Country list. Parisi Franchises MVP and Results U are names #3 and #5, respectively.

Parisi in the Media

Some of the news media features and reports about Parisi Speed School

Club Insider Magazine:  The Future Begins At The Edge

Parisi Franchising Systems begins offering a discounted franchise fee to military veterans and former law enforcement personal

Keys To Quickness: How Deceleration And Center of Gravity Play Their Part (Pages 48-49)

CBI Magazine: March 2015 Best Practices (Page 184)

Entrepreneur Magazine: The Hottest Franchise Categories of The Year [2015]

Kids VT: Parisi Speed School

NFL Combine 2015: How Teanecks' TJ Clemmings Prepared for "The Football Olympics"

The Grand Experiment: TJ Clemmings: Finding a Mean Streak

Parisi Speed Schools named 2015’s #1 Gym in America by The Active Times

Carmel Valley couple’s Parisi Speed School builds up kids’ athletic foundation, confidence

Greatist - The 100 Most Influential People In Health and Fitness

Blue Ridge Now - Speed School Pushes Kids Ahead of the Competition

DeSoto Co. Athletes Bring Home Gold From Special Olympics!

Parisi Program Director, Colby Harris, volunteers his time to help improve the technique of High School Track & Field athletes.

Fit on Fox's Steve Glazier visits the Parisi Speed School in Wiliston, VT.

10 Off-Season Drills and Tips for Quarterbacks

Bill Parisi sat down with SMARTER Team Training to talk about Kids, Sports and Parisi Speed School

Check out Phil Dozois, owner of the Parisi Speed School at Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena, CA on KABC-TV!

Congratulations to Phil and Michele Dozois, owners of Breakthru Fitness & The Parisi Speed School, on their feature on www.clubindustry.com!

Staying Game Ready

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LOCAL SPORTS PROGRAM HELPS KIDS BECOME PROFESSIONAL ATHLETESf

15 MUST READ TRAINERS ROCKING THE WEB

DEMARIO DAVIS IMPRESSES JETS ENOUGH TO EARN LOFTY COMPARISONS

HARVARD'S ORTIZ EYES LANDING SPOT IN NFL

FORD WANTS TO GO OUT IN STYLE

CENTRAL'S PALMINSANO AMONG THOSE LOOKING FOR AN EDGE

FOX AND FRIENDS HOSTS ATTEMPT TO EXERCISE THE WARRIOR WAY

PARISI SPEED SCHOOL MAKES ATHLETES FASTER

PARISI SPEED SCHOOL BUILDS CONFIDENCE, ATHLETICISM

A PLACE WEHRE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE

TRAINING DAY: TESTING DAY AT TEST

OLYMPIC SPRINTER TEACHING NFL PROSPECTS PROPER TECHNIQUE

THE 21 MOST INNOVATIVE GYMS IN THE U.S.

NFL DRAFT 2012: PRE-COMBINE TRAINING ESSENTIAL FOR NFL PROSPECTS

TEST FOOTBALL ACADEMY AND PARISI SPEED SCHOOL CREATE NFL LEADERS

PRIME MOVER

FORWARD-THINKING FITNESS

Parisi School Vision

Empower America's youth through increased fitness, confidence, and performance.

Parisi School Mission

As the industry leader in performance enhancement, we will continue to deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength in character regardless of ability or economic status.

The President's Challenge

 

Parisi Franchise Systems, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor of The President's Challenge. As a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition this program and Parisi encourages all Americans to "make being active part of their everyday lives" and to be physically fit.

The members of the Parisi staff and the entire Parisi network of Speed Schools share the growing concern of childhood obesity in our country. We believe that education and opportunities like the President's Challenge and Parisi Speed School are designed to get America's youth off the couch and into the game, which is critical to our nation's health.

The President's Challenge is designed to help motivate participants to improve regardless of activity and fitness level. The President's Challenge program includes awards for actively performing members in their preferred games, sports, or athletics.

For more information, go to the www.presidentschallenge.org

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