TEAM IGNITION is a collection of thousands of professional, collegiate and amateur athletes dedicated to the pursuit of greatness, both on and off the field. Join our team today, and take your game, and life, to a new level.

Check out some of the players and teams who have joined TEAM IGNITION below.

To see a list of everyone that trains with IGNITION, CLICK HERE


  • Ignition has trained a number of my Rutgers teammates along with myself. The program here prepared me to play at my highest level during the 2014 season.

    Mohamed Sanu – Atlanta Falcons – Rutgers University
  • I’ve spent my NFL off seasons training at Ignition. I like the holistic approach that allows me to train speed, power and stamina all in the same training session. The workouts are always specific to my position. They have a great atmosphere with an awesome coaching staff.

    Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers – 2014 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Ignition APG helped me reach my goal of playing in the NFL, and they prepared me for the biggest job interview of my life (NFL Combine). The trainers you will work with are experienced and have proven that they are among the best at what they do. Through hard work, dedication and their programs you will see improvement like never before, and you will put yourself in a position to realize your dream.

    Jason Kelce – Philadelphia Eagles – University of Cincinnati
  • Training at Ignition was one of the best pre-draft decisions I made in the process. No other facility in the country trains the mind, body, and spirit the way that they do.

    Jordan Hicks – Philadelphia Eagles – University of Texas
  • My overall experience at Ignition was phenomenal. The workouts were individualized because it was such a small group. My numbers improved dramatically. I took three tenths off my forty and broke the all time record in the L Cone drill at the NFL Combine. The environment is a fun and enjoyable experience. I couldn’t have chosen a better program.

    Sam Acho – Chicago Bears – University of Texas
  • Training at Ignition was the best and most important decision I have made for my football career. The daily individual attention in every drill we did made all the difference. The spiritual aspect of the program was my favorite part as it helped me become a better person and athlete.

    Devin McCourty – New England Patriots – Rutgers University
  • I chose Ignition before choosing an NFL agent. That was the best decision I could have made as I felt comfortable with everyone and everything the program at Ignition offered with small groups and lots of one on one attention. This was very big for me as I wasn’t just a number in the program but felt like family and knew everyone there had my best in mind! In return, I broke my all time personal records and was a top performer in nearly every category at the NFL Combine.

    Clayton Geathers – Indianapolis Colts – Central Florida University
  • Ignition was the best place I could have trained to maximize my full potential. Anyone who is serious about performing at their best at the NFL Combine and Pro Day needs to train at Ignition. Before my Pro Day, I was unknown to most NFL Coaches, however after training I became a 2nd round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

    Mike Mitchell – Pittsburgh Steelers – Ohio University
  • I used the ignition training program in 2011 in Naples, Florida as I was leaving University of Tulsa and preparing for the NFL combine. I felt very prepared and I appreciated the staff for traveling with me to Indianapolis to support me through the combine process.

    Charles Clay – Buffalo Bills – University of Tulsa
  • The program at Ignition is awesome! I broke my all time personal best on the bench press and dead lift, while improving my speed and quickness. Ignition made me a better all around NFL player and I can feel it. I was able to not only train physically, but also spiritually through prayer before workouts and this helped me keep all things in perspective.

    Domata Peko – Denver Broncos – Michigan State University


Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ignition APG combines state-of-the-art facilities with location-based partners and amenities to serve our clients the total training package.


  • 80,000 sq. ft. of indoor turf
  • 30,000 sq. ft. of outdoor turf
  • Private gymnasium
  • Elite level baseball complex
  • Outdoor sand training pit
  • Sorinex racks
  • Woodway force & curve treadmills
  • Iron grip dumbbells
  • Hydro-therapy & recovery area
  • Matrix s-drive treadmill
  • Bod pod
  • Pro players lounge
  • Chiropractic, massage, and physical therapy treatment area
  • Administrative offices


  • Expand Your Territory

    Ignition Athletics Performance Group announced today that 5 of its athletes were selected in the 2018 NFL draft and 10 others signed as free agents to NFL teams. This year’s draft was the 11th year that Ignition has been preparing prospects to succeed in professional football. Ignition’s athletes received personalized attention in the following areas: elite performance training; scientific breakdown of NFL Combine drills; sports nutrition counseling and supplementation; interview skills; video analysis; sports psychology; and mentorship from NFL coaches and players.

  • Muscle & Fitness, Mobile Solutions

    The landmine shoulder circuit can reduce pressure on your joints, enhance mobility, and boost strength gains.

    The deltoid muscle is small and consists of three sections – front (anterior), side (lateral), and rear (posterior). To avoid injury or imbalances you must train all three parts from various angles. This unilateral landmine circuit covers both of those issues.

  • Draft Dreams Become Reality

    Ignition Athletics Performance Group announced today that 5 of its athletes were selected in the 2018 NFL draft and 10 others signed as free agents to NFL teams. This year’s draft was the 11th year that Ignition has been preparing prospects to succeed in professional football. Ignition’s athletes received personalized attention in the following areas: elite performance training; scientific breakdown of NFL Combine drills; sports nutrition counseling and supplementation; interview skills; video analysis; sports psychology; and mentorship from NFL coaches and players.

  • Question & Answers, with Muscle & Fitness

    Question: I want to build strength. Is running before my workouts a bad idea?

    Answer: I suggest running after you train. While five to ten minutes of low intensity running is a decent warm-up, cardio sessions that last longer than five minutes pre-workout can lead to muscular fatigue and use up energy stored that could play a huge role in helping your push more weight and attain new PRs.

  • Golden Expectations for Ignition APG

    Former Ignition APG Coach Dustin Woods highlighted in CNN for his outstanding work serving as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Team China’s short track speed skaters. Over the past few years Ignition has been able to service Team China through a variety of coaches. Prior to Wood’s full-time position Ignition Coaches Aaron French and Jake Learman spent time supporting and training Team China’s short track speed skaters.

  • Ministry in Action

    Mind, Body, Spirit. These are the three key components of athletic development at Ignition APG. In preparation for the NFL Combine, which begins March 2, Ignition has been training its athletes physically and mentally. And at the conclusion of training on February 1st, the athletes experienced a special event to ignite them spiritually.

  • Ignition’s Parent Company to Sponsor Symetra, LPGA Tour

    The Symetra Tour is set to make a tournament stop in 2018 at a member course of the TPC Network operated by the PGA TOUR, as TPC River’s Bend will host the Prasco Charity Championship from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1.

    Playing an event at a course owned and operated by the PGA TOUR will be a first in the history of women’s professional golf.

  • Ignition Expertise Featured on Training & Conditioning Website

    Almost all high school student-athletes are in the midst of a vitally important time in their lives as they are acquiring mind, body, and character skills that will last a lifetime. When working with them on strength and conditioning, it’s important to have a well-defined philosophy that they can understand and buy into.

  • M&F Ongoing Series: Article 2 Featuring the Importance of Engaging your Core

    The plank has become an easy, post-workout prescription – usually performed by guys who are more concerned with setting the Guinness World Record for time, regardless of how sloppy their form gets. Which is sad, because who properly executed, the plank is the end-all for full-body stability and better posture. Also, it’ll help you chisel out a great set of abs. Here, we outline how to perform the perfect plank, then offer four variations to take it up a notch. Think you can handle it?

  • Former Ignition Performance Director Making a Difference at IU

    As Clif Marshall made the three-hour drive from Cincinnati to Bloomington last spring, he thought he had made up his mind. As personal trainer to the Cincinnati Bengals, Xavier Musketeers and Dayton Flyers, and as a key member of a successful training business in Cincinnati, Marshall couldn’t envision leaving.

  • Ignition Coach, Chris Gray featured in Muscle & Fitness Magazine

    If you want to lift more explosively, then your training better reflect your goals. “A lot of strength programs in America are built around slow, controlled reps,” says Chris Gray, the Senior Performance Specialist at Ignition APG in Mason, OH. “But to be explosive, you must train explosively, and French Contrast is great for this.”

  • Jayrone Elliott Eyeing Next Steps in Packer’s Defense

    GREEN BAY – Winston Moss has seen this kind of progression before in his linebackers. From Desmond Bishop to Nick Perry, the Packers associate head coach has watched countless playmakers go from backups waiting for years in the wings to full-fledged contributors during his 11-plus seasons leading Green Bay’s linebackers.

  • Inside Xavier Basketball’s Summer Workouts

    Sean O’Mara’s meaty, 6-foot-10 frame was never intended to be used for tumbling on recreational mats in the style of a Jiu Jitsu fighter, and yet there he was – face red, a thin glaze of sweat forming on his brow, hunched on the ground and laboring to tuck his left arm back toward his right hip in order to perform a tumble.

  • Local partnership supports student athletes

    Forest Hills School District recently partnered with Ignition APG to provide performance coaches at both Anderson High School and Turpin High School. Ignition APG has partnered with professional and collegiate athletic programs in the past, but this is the first time they have partnered with high schools.


    After eight years of preparing players for what he calls this week’s “Underwear Olympics,” trainer Clif Marshall realizes the NFL draft process has delicate dance partners. There is the brute reality of the prospect’s college tape. Meanwhile, the NFL Scouting Combine that opens Wednesday in Indianapolis supplies sheer data that is seductive and dangerous eye candy for scouts.

  • Super Bowl Dreams Starting in Mason

    The pinnacle of the world of professional football is this weekend. It will be played in Arizona, on the outskirts of Phoenix where desert begins meeting metropolis. It is where seemingly all attention is being focused this week on actual matters of the game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks or the multiple trivialities surrounding the United States’ unofficial winter holiday.

  • Ignition Announces Partnership with the 2013 Western & Southern Open

    Ignition® Athletic Performance Group and the Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, OH today announced Ignition will be the Official Performance Partner of the Western & Southern Open, August 10 – 18, 2013 in Cincinnati. During this year’s Western & Southern Open, Ignition, the nationally recognized Professional Athletic Performance Group, has designed and equipped the 2,500 sq. ft. performance facility located within the Lindner Family Tennis Center.