Corey Beavin



Corey began participating in athletics at an early age. He played football, wrestled, played lacrosse and participated in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At the age of 15 he began to train at a commercial gym in order to improve his performance in athletics and improve his health and body composition off the field. After entering college he realized that he possessed the ability to turn what was at the time a personal hobby of improving his fitness levels into a career that could help others along their journey to an improved life through fitness. Upon graduating from Coastal Carolina University he participated in an internship program with Verizon Wireless’ national network of Health and Wellness centers. This is where he was first exposed to training individuals and making an impact on the lives of others. Corey continued to search for ways to bridge the gap between the research being done in exercise science labs and the practical application of training people out on the floor which did not seem to connect as well as he had hoped. After experimentation with competitive bodybuilding and traditional strength training systems he found the answer through following the systems of world renowned organizations such as Mike Boyles Strength & Conditioning, EXOS (formerly Athletes Performance Institute) and Strongfirst.

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Of all these world renowned systems there was a common thread, his name was Joe Sansalone and he owned Optimum Performance Training Institute. Corey began training clients under OPTI system based on the principles and concepts that have been found to allow individuals to not only perform optimally in daily activities but to be able to experience significant changes in their lives as a whole. Corey has given presentations on health and fitness to hundreds of individuals and has had the opportunity to train a wide array of people from youth athletes to executives. Corey’s professional certifications include:

• American College of Sports Medicine-Certified Health Fitness Specialist
• National Academy of Sports Medicine- Corrective Exercise Specialist
• Functional Movement Screen- Level 1 and 2 Certified Instructor
• StrongFirst SFG Level 1 Kettlebell Certified Instructor
• StrongFirst SFL Barbell Certified Instructor
• Original Strength Specialist


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